Saturday, August 31, 2013

Gospels -Instruction

1. Fill in the blanks: Jesus told those who were selling doves  in the temple, "Take  these things away! Do  not make  ---------- ------ -------- a house of merchandise!"

2. Multiple choice: When Jesus said to the Samaritan woman, "I  who speak to you  am He," He meant that He was: (a) The Messiah;  (b) a prophet; or (c) her friend.

3. Sentence completion: Jesus told Nicodemus that "unless one is born again, he  cannot see..."


1. "My Father's house" (John 2:16).
 
 
2. (a) The  Messiah (John 4:25,26).  He was responding to her statement, "I know that Messiah is coming....When He comes , He  will tell us all things."
 
 
3. "The  kingdom of God" (John 3:3). The kingdom of God  is spiritual, and its citizens must have a spiritual birth (v. 6).

Friday, August 30, 2013

Gospels-Instruction

1. Multiple choice: Why would the rich man's brothers not have believed if Lazarus  had appeared to them from the dead?  (a) They didn't believe in ghosts; (b) they  would not hear Moses  and the prophets;  or (c) they didn't know Lazarus was dead.

2. Fill in the blanks: Jesus told the servants at the wedding in Cana, "Fill the water pots with -------."

3. Multiple choice: Jesus told the servants at the wedding in Cana to take a sample from the water pots to: (a) The  master of the feast; (b) the bridegroom; or (c) His mother.


 
1. (b) They  would not hear Moses and the prophets (Luke 16:31).
 
2. "Water" (John 2:7) They  held twenty to thirty gallons apiece.
 
3. (a) The master of the feast (John 2:8). He  had the responsibility of approving service at the wedding. 

Monday, August 26, 2013

Gospels-Instruction

1. Fill in the blanks: Jesus said,  "He who is faithful in what is ----------- is faithful  also in ----------,"

2. In Jesus' parable  of the unjust steward, the master commended the unjust  steward because "the sons of this world are more ---------- in their generation than the sons of -----------."

3. In the parable, the prodigal planned to say, "Father, I have sinned against  ---------- and before you, and I am no longer worthy to be called your  ----------."


 
1. "Least...much" (Luke 16:10) God desires to see faithfulness in what one is capable of before He expands responsibility.
 
 
2. "Shrewd...light" (Luke 16:8). The steward was commended  for inventiveness in using money. His  immorality is not admired.
  
 
 
3. Heaven... son" (Luke 15:18,19).


I will be out far a few days.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Gospels-Instruction

1. Multiple choice: What did Jesus identify as "the leaven of the Pharisees?" (a) Unbelief; (b) hypocrisy; (c) greed.

2.Which of these was  not lost in the parables in Luke 15? (a) A son; (b) a wife; or (c) a sheep.

3. Fill in the blanks: Jesus said, "Make friends for yourselves by unrighteous -----------, that when you fail, they may receive you into an everlasting ---------."


 
1. (b) Hypocrisy (Luke 12:1).
 
 
2. (b) A wife (Luke 15:1-32).
 
3. "Mammon....home" (Luke 16:9).

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Gospel-Instruction

1. Multiple choice: Jesus' statement about a kingdom or a house divided against itself was to illustrate the impossibility of someone opposing himself. Who was it? (a) Jesus Himself; (b) Herod; or (c) Satan.

2. Jesus compared  the scribes and Pharisees to something that men walk over and are not aware of. To what  did He  compare them ? (a) Streets; (b) underground streams; or (c) graves.

3. Question: What will the unclean spirit do who returns to find his former dwelling clean and put in order?


1. (c) Satan (Luke 11:18).  The Jews accused Jesus of casting out demons by the power of Satan. Jesus  pointed out the illogic of such a schizophrenic attitude on Satan's part.
 
2. (c) Graves (Luke 11:44).  The image suggests a decaying , corrupt interior behind a pleasant fa├žade.
 
3. Bring seven other more wicked spirits and make the man's condition worse than before
 (Luke 11:26). 

Friday, August 23, 2013

Gospels-Instruction

1. True or false? Jesus said, "Mary , Mary, you are worried and troubled about many things, But one  Martha has chosen that good part."

2. Fill in the blanks: Jesus said, "Though he will not rise and give to him because he is his ----------,
yet because of his  ----------- he will rise and give him as many as he needs"

3. Sentence completion: Jesus said, "Ask , and it will be given to you..."

 
 
 
1. False. The names are switched (Luke 10:41,42).
 
2. "Friend...persistence" (Luke11:8). The point Jesus drew from this story is that a disciple should be persistent in prayer.
 
3. "Seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you." (Luke 11:9)

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Gospels Instruction

1. Fill in the blanks: Jesus said , "The Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father  with His
----------, and then He will reward each according to his -----------."

2. Question: In the parable of the Good Samaritan, how many Jews passed by on the other side before the Samaritan  came along?

3. Multiple choice: How  did Jesus respond when the lawyer said a neighbor is "he who showed mercy on him"? (a) "You have spoken"; (b) "Follow Me", (c) "Go and do likewise."


1. "Angels...works" (Matt. 16:27).
 
2. Two (Luke10:32). And those two were a priest and a Levite, Jews who were to lead the nation in its attitudes and values.
 
3. (c) "Go and do likewise" (Luke 10:37).

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Gospels-Instruction

1. Fill in the blanks: Jesus said, "The kingdom of heaven is like  ------------ , which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal till it was all -----------."

2.  "I will open My --------- in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the ------ of the world."

3. Multiple choice: What will not be able to prevail against the church Jesus builds? (a) Sinners and hypocrites; (b) the gates of Hades; or (c) Roman emperors.

 
 
 
1. "Leaven...leavened" (Matt. 13:33) The kingdom will influence the society in which its citizens live.
 
2. "Mouth...foundation" (Matt. 13:35). While parables concealed truth from those whose hearts were dull, they revealed new spiritual information to those who have ears to hear.
 
3. (b) The gates of Hades (Matt. 16:18). The gates of Hades represent the kingdom of evil.
 
 
 
 


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Gospels-Instruction

1. True or false? Jesus spoke in parables to fulfill Isaiah's prediction that the people would hear and not understand.

2. Fill in the blanks: Matthew quotes Isaiah: "Behold, My Servant whom I have chosen, My Beloved in whom My soul is well ----------; I will put My  ----------- upon Him."

3. Question: In Jesus ' parable of the wheat and tares, why did the owner not want the tares gathered up before the harvest?


 
1. True (Matt. 13:13-15).
 
2. "Pleased....Spirit" (Matt. 12:18) This quotation is from Isaiah 42, in which Isaiah told how the Servant of the Lord would  "bring forth justice to the Gentiles" (v.1).
 
 
3. He was afraid that the wheat would be uprooted along with the tares (Matt. 13:29).

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Gospels-Instruction

1. Multiple choice: If a believer seeks the kingdom of God and His righteousness, "all these things shall be added" to him,. What are  "all these things"? (a) Food, drink, and clothing; (b) health, wealth, and long life; or (c) food, fellowship, and friends.

2. Question: Jesus predicted that His disciples would be given what to say in defense when persecuted before governors and kings. Who would speak in them?

3. True or false? Jesus said, "He who  endures to the end will be saved."


 
 
1. (a) Food, drink, and clothing (Matt. 6:31-33).
 
 
2. The Spirit of  their Father (Matt. 10:20).
 
3. True (Matt.10:22). Endurance for the Christian is a work of dependence rather then a task of fortitude.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Gospels-Instruction

1. Multiple choice: Who did Jesus say anxiously seek after food, drink, and clothing? (a) Women; (b) scribes and Pharisees; or (c) Gentiles.

2. Question: In the Sermon on the Mount, what did Jesus say that His disciples should seek first?

3. Fill in the blanks: "Sufficient for the  ------- is its own ------."
 
 
 
1. (c) Gentiles Matt. ( 6:32). representing all unbelievers who do not have or who have rejected God's revelation of how to live in peaceful trust.
 
 
2. The kingdom of God (Matt. 6: 33).  God will add the necessities of life in their time.
 
 
3. "Day... trouble" (Matt. 6:34).

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Gospels-Instruction

1. Fill in the blank: Jesus asked, "Which  of you by ------------ can add one cubit to his stature?"

2. Question: According to Jesus, what Old Testament character was never as splendidly clothed as the lilies of the field?

3. Fill in the blanks: Jesus said, "Now if God so clothes the  ------- of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the ----------, will  He not much more --------- you?"


1. "Worrying" (Matt.6:27, Luke 12:25). Jesus warned against expending energy on things beyond control or on the future at the expense of the present.
 
 
2. Solomon (Matt.6:29). Solomon was the most splendid of the ancient kings of Israel.
 
3. "Grass...oven...clothe" (Matt. 6:30).

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Gospels-Instruction

1. Fill in the blanks: Jesus said,  " You  cannot serve ---------- and ----------."

2. Jesus said, "Is not life more than --------- and the body more than ------ ?"

3. Multiple choice: What did Jesus commend as examples of trust in God which "neither sow, nor reap, nor gather into barns" but enjoy God's feeding? (a) The lilies  of the field; (b) the birds of the air; or (c) the fish of the seas.


1. "God...mammon" (Matt. 6:24)
 
2. "Food...clothing" (Matt. 6:25)
 
 
3. (b) The birds of the air (Matt. 6:26).

Friday, August 2, 2013

Gospels - Instruction

1. Question: What did Jesus say was the lamp of the body?

2. Fill in the blanks: "If therefore your  ----------- is good, your whole body will be full of ----------"

3. Fill in the blank: Jesus said, "No one can serve two  -------------; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other."


 
1. The eye (Matt. 6:22; Luke 11:34)
 
2. "Eye....light" (Matt. 6:22).
 
3. "Masters" (Matt. 6:24) The two masters Jesus  had in mind God and mammon, or material wealth.


Thursday, August 1, 2013

Gospels-Instruction

1. True or false? Jesus taught that  a true fast should show in the sad countenance of the one fasting.

2. Sentence completion: "For where your treasure is..."

3. Question: In  the Sermon on the Mount, where did Jesus say to lay up treasure?

 
1. False. One who fasts should not appear unusual to those around him (Matt. 6:16-18).
 
2. "There your heart will be also" (Matt. 6:21).
 
3. In heaven (Matt. 6:20).