Wednesday, April 30, 2014


1. Multiple choice: When Paul exhorts the Thessalonians not to be lazy or busybodies but to work for a living, what attitude does he say they should have in their work? (a) Quietness; (b) energy; or (c) ambition.

1. (a) Quietness (2 Thess. 3:12)

Tuesday, April 29, 2014


1. Multiple choice: What specific false teaching did Paul correct in 2 Thessalonians 2?
(a) That Jesus was not God; (b) that Jesus was not raised in bodily from; or (c) that the Day of the Lord had already come.

2. Fill in the blank: Paul gave this rule to the Thessalonians: "If anyone will not work, neither shall he

3. True or false? Paul told the Thessalonians to treat as enemies any person who did not obey the words he wrote.

1. (c) That the Day of the Lord had  already come (2 Thess. 2:1-12). The Day of the Lord would refer
to His second coming.
2. "Eat" (2 Thess. 3:10).
3. False. He was to be admonished as a brother (2 Thess. 3:14,15).

Monday, April 28, 2014


2 Thessalonians
Understanding the Day of the Lord
Paul corrects false conclusions about the Day of the  Lord, explains what must precede this awesome event, and exhorts his readers to remain diligent.

Sunday, April 27, 2014


1. Multiple choice: Paul concludes 1 Thessalonians 4 with this statement: "Therefore comfort one another with these words." What is the context of this statement? (a) The resurrection of Christ; (b) the coming of the Spirit; or (c) the return of the Lord.

2. Question: When Paul told the Thessalonians to lead a quiet life, to mind their own business, and to work with their own hands, was it for the sake of other believers or for those who were unbelievers?

3. Fill in the blank: Paul exhorts the Thessalonians to "pray --------- --------."

1. (c) The return of the Lord (1 Thess. 4: 13-18).
2. For those who were unbelievers (1 Thess. 4:11, 12). Being a responsible citizen is part of a Christian's witness before the world.
3. "Without ceasing" 1 Thess. 5:17).

Saturday, April 26, 2014


(Book )
I Thessalonians
Holiness in Light of Christ's Return
Paul commends the Thessalonians for their faith and reminds them of his motives and concerns on their behalf. He exhorts them to purity of life and teaches them about the coming of the Lord.

Friday, April 25, 2014


1. Multiple choice: According to Colossians 3, husbands are to love their  wives and not be (a) Angry; (b) hateful; or (c) bitter toward them.

2. According to Colossians 3, what is to rule in our hearts? (a) The peace of God; (b) the word of God; or (c) the Son of God.

3. True or false? Paul gives instruction concerning the relationship of husbands and wives in his letter to the Colossians.

1. (c) Bitter (Col. 3:19).
2. (a) The peace of God (Col. 3:15).
3. True (Col. 3:18,19). In Colossians, the instruction is brief. In a parallel passage in Ephesians
5:22-33, a fuller discussion of this relationship is presented.

Thursday, April 24, 2014


1. Fill in the blank: Paul tells the Colossians that they should not allow anyone to put regulations on them regarding food and drink, because they are simply a ---------- of things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ.

2. Because the believer has been raised with Christ, he should set "his mind on things ---------, not on things on the ----------."

3. Paul's rule of life to the Colossians was, "Whatever you do in --------- or ----------, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him."

1. Shadow (Col. 2:16,17).
2. "" (Col. 3:2).
3. "Word...deed" (Col.3:17).

Wednesday, April 23, 2014


The Preeminence of Christ
Demonstrates the preeminence of Christ in creation, redemption, and the relationships of life.
The Christian is complete in Christ and needs nothing else.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014


1. Fill in the blanks: Paul's basic instruction in Philippians 4 regarding prayer is, "Be ----------
for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with ----------, let your requests be made known to God."

2. Paul's attitude about life was , "For to me, to live is ----------, and to die is ---------."

3. If we let all our requests be made known to God, we have the assurance that "the ---------- of God,  which surpasses all understanding, will guard [our] hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."

1. "Anxious... thanksgiving" (Phil. 4:6).
2. "Christ....gain" (Phil. 1:21).
3. "Peace"  (Phil. 4:7). Jesus had promised this kind of peace to His followers just before the Crucifixion (John 14:27).  Contrasted with the peace the world gives, it comes in spite of circumstances, rather than because of them.

Monday, April 21, 2014


1. Multiple choice: Paul told the Philippians how they should view one another. How were they to esteem one another? (a) Inferior to themselves; (b) equal to themselves; or (c) better then themselves.

2. What are the Philippians to "work out...with fear and trembling"? (a) Their differences; (b) their problems; or (c) their salvation.

3. Fill in the blanks: Paul stated the desire of his life in Philippians 3. He said,  "That I may know Him and the --------- of His resurrection, and the --------- of His sufferings, being conformed to His death."

1. (c) Better than themselves (Phil.2:3).
2. (c) Their salvation (Phil.2:12).
3. "Power...fellowship" (Phil. 3:10 ) To know the fellowship of Christ's sufferings means to share in them.
(Paul did suffered  stoning  and  death in teaching Christ.)
Thank you Father we do not suffer this (Yet) in America 

Sunday, April 20, 2014


To live is Christ
Paul speaks of the latest developments in his imprisonment and urges his readers to a life - style of
unity, humility, and godliness.

Saturday, April 19, 2014


1. Multiple choice: In what context  does Paul  tell the Ephesians not to grieve the Holy Spirit? (a) Sexual immorality; (b) sins of the tongue; or (c) idolatry.

2. Sentence completion: Paul instructs husbands to love their wives both as Christ  loves the church and as they ...

3. Question: In the Christian's spiritual armor, what is "the sword of the Spirit"?

4. Multiple choice: In  the Christian's armor, of what does the breastplate consist?  (a) Faith; (b) peace; or (c) righteousness.

1. (b) Sins of the tongue (Eph. 4:29-31). Sins of the tongue are mentioned prominently in the New Testament. James  says that if a man can control his tongue he is a perfect man. (James 3:2).
2.  Love their on bodies (Eph. 5:25,28).
3. "The word of God (Eph. 6:17).
4. (c) Righteousness (Eph. 6:14).

Friday, April 18, 2014

Epistles --Instruction

1. According to Ephesians 1, the foundation of the church consists of the: (a) Apostles and elders; (b) pastors and evangelists; or (c) apostles and prophets.

2. One focus of Paul's prayer in Ephesians 3 is that the Ephesians might "know the (a) Grace; (b) love; or (c) joy of Christ which passes knowledge."

3. Fill in the blanks: God "is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we -----------or --------,
according to the power that works in us."

1. (c) Apostles and prophets (Eph. 2:20).
2. (b) "Love" (Eph. 3:19).
3. "Ask...think" (Eph. 3:20).

Thursday, April 17, 2014


1. Multiple choice: When were believers chosen in Christ? (a) At conversion; (b) at birth; or (c) before time began.

2. Question: Who is  "the guarantee  of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession"?

3. Sentence completion: Paul clearly  spelled out to the Ephesians the means of salvation. He said, "For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is ..."

1. (c) Before time began (Eph.1:4). Paul says, "before the foundation of the world."
2. The Holy Spirit (Eph. 1:13,14).
3. "The gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast" (Eph. 2:8,9).

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Ephesians  :     Building the Body of Christ     Extols the believer's position in Christ (1-3), and exhorts the readers to maintain a spiritual walk that is based upon their spiritual wealth (4-6).

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


1. Question: In Galatians 4, Paul uses the illustration of Abraham having children by two woman who represent two covenants. One covenant is from Mount Sinai. Which woman, Hagar or Sarah, represents  this covenant?

2. In Galatians 5, Paul specifically names seventeen works of the flesh. Name five of them.

3. Paul lists nine aspects of the fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5. Name three of these qualities produced by the Spirit in the believer.

1. Hagar (Gal. 4;21-26). Hagar was the servant of Sarah. Abraham's wife.
2. "Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions,
jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, and revelries" (Gal.5:19-21).
3. " Love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control"
(Gal. 5:22,23).

Monday, April 14, 2014


1. Multiple choice: The law serves as our (a) Taskmaster; (b) tutor; or (c) model to bring us to Christ.

2. Fill in the blanks: In Christ  "there is neither Jew nor ---------, there is neither slave nor ------, there is neither male nor -----------."

3. Because Christians are sons and not slaves, " God  has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, -----,------!"

1. (b) Tutor Gal.3:24).
2. "" (Gal 3:28).
3. "Abba, Father" (Gal.4:6). Abba is an Aramaic word equivalent to "Daddy". It was a term of endearment for a child to call his father Abba.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Epistles -Instruction

1. Fill in the blanks: When Paul pleaded  with the Lord for Him to remove his "thorn in the flesh" the Lord responded, "My -------- is sufficient for you, for My ---------- is made perfect in --------."

2. The essence of Christian living is expressed by Paul in Galatians 2 when he  says, "I have been --------- with Christ; it is no longer I who --------, but Christ --------- in me."

3. Multiple choice: God gave the promise to Abraham and his seed. Who is identified in Galatians 2 as the seed of Abraham? (a) Isaac; (b) David; or (c) Christ.

1. "Grace...strength...weakness" (2 Cor.12:7,9).
2. " (Gal. 2:20). 
3. (c) Christ (Gal. 3: 16). Paul makes the point that the word Seed was singular in the Old Testament text. So  fulfillment could not be in many people, but only one---Christ.

Saturday, April 12, 2014


1. True or false?  when Paul instructs the Corinthians about giving in 2 Corinthians 8, he tells them that if a person has a willing mind to give, he should not only give according to what he has but also according to what he does not have.

2. Fill in the blank: A believer should give to the Lord  "as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a ----------giver."

3. Multiple choice: The weapons of a Christian's spiritual  "warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down: (a) Walls; (b) strongholds; or (c) demons."

1. False.  Paul  says he should give according to what he has (2 Cor. 8:12).
2. "Cheerful" (2 Cor. 9:7).
3. (b) Strongholds" (2 Cor. 10:4).  This is the only place this word is used in the New Testament. It refers to places in our lives where Satan has a stronghold. 

Friday, April 11, 2014


1. Sentence completion: A verse often quoted by evangelists is, "Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the..."

2. Fill in the blanks: A believer is not to be unequally --------- -------- with an unbeliever.

3. Multiple choice: According to 2 Corinthians 7, godly sorrow and worldly sorrow produce vastly different results. Godly sorrow produces repentance to salvation. What does worldly sorrow produce? (a) Bitterness; (b) frustration; or (c) death.

1."Day  of salvation" (2 Cor. 6:2).
2.  Yoked together (2 Cor. 6:14).
3. (c) Death (2 Cor. 7:10).

Thursday, April 10, 2014


1. Multiple choice: Paul was amazed that God would entrust humans with the very life of God in Christ. He said, "We have this treasure in  (a) Human bodies; (b) weak people; or (c) earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us."

2. Sentence completion: "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a...

3. Fill in the blanks: Paul, speaking of how God has reconciled us to Himself, says, "For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the ----------- of ---------- in Him."

1. (c) "Earthen vessels" (2 Cor. 4:7). Paul uses this term to emphasize our weakness as human beings.
2. " New creation: old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new" (2 Cor. 5:17).
3. "Righteousness.... God" (2 Cor. 5:21).

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


1. Fill in the blank: Paul describes God's work in a Christian's life by saying, "But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being  --------- into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord."

2. Multiple choice: Paul states that the god of this age has (a) Closed; (b) blinded; or (c) destroyed the minds of those who are perishing so that the light of the gospel might not shine on them.

3. Fill in the blanks: A Christian can take heart in knowing that, "Even though our --------- man is perishing, yet the ---------- man is being renewed day by day."

1. "Transformed" (2 Cor. 3:18).
2. (b) Blinded (2 Cor. 4: 3,4).
3. "Outward ...inward" (2 Cor. 4:16).

Tuesday, April 8, 2014


1. Fill in the blanks: Paul proclaimed the great truth, "For as in ---------- all die, even so in ---------
all shall be made alive."

2. Paul saw himself as a minister "of the new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter
---------- , but the Spirit gives ----------."

3. The glorious truth of life in the Spirit is found in 2 Corinthians. "Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is -----------."

1. "Adam...Christ" (1 Cor. 15:22). Sin entered the race through Adam, and every person born inherits Adam's sinful nature. By faith in Christ, sin and its penalty of eternal death are replaced by eternal life.
2. "" (2 Cor. 3:6).  The  letter (law) shows us how far short of God's standard we fall.
3. "Liberty" (2 Cor. 3:17).

Monday, April 7, 2014


1. Question: How many people were allowed to speak in tongues during one church meeting?

2. Multiple choice: According to 1 Corinthians 14, everything that is done in the meeting of the church is done for: (a) The Lord ; (b) good; or (c) edification.

3. Fill in the blank: Paul, speaking of the great importance of the resurrection of Christ, states, If Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty and your ------- is also empty."

1. Three (1 Cor. 14:27).Paul also stated that each tongue had to be interpreted (v. 28).
2. (c) Edification (1 Cor.14: 26).
3. "Faith" (1 Cor. 15:14).

Sunday, April 6, 2014


1. Question: A woman was to have her head covered when doing either of two things. Name one of them.

2. Multiple choice: God has so composed the body of Christ, giving greater honor to the part that lacks it, so that there should be no (a) Aches; (b) schism; or (c) sores in the body.

3. Question: Are tongues for a sign to believers or unbelievers?

1. Praying or prophesying (1 Cor. 11:5).
2. (b) Schism (1 Cor. 12: 24,25). God desires everyone in the church to feel of equal importance. Division results when there is a sense of inequality.
3. A sign to unbelievers (1 Cor. 14:22). The most obvious use of tongues as a sign to unbelievers occurred on the Day of Pentecost (Acts2).

Saturday, April 5, 2014


1. Multiple choice:  What does Paul discipline and bring into subjection so that he will not be disqualified after he has preached to others? (a) His mind; (b) his body ;or (c) his mouth.
2. Fill in the blanks: One of the most encouraging verses regarding temptation is in 1 Corinthians. It states, "No temptation has overtaken you except  such as is ---------- to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be ---------- beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of -----------, that you may be able to -----------it.
3. Sentence completion: A basic rule to follow for all Christians is, "Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all..."
1. (b) His body (1 Cor. 9:27).
2. "Common... Tempted... escape... bear" (1 Cor.10:13).
3. "To the glory of God" (1 Cor. 10:13).

Friday, April 4, 2014


1. Fill in the blank: If an unbelieving  marriage partner leaves the believer, the believer is not under
------------ in such cases.

2. Multiple choice: A believing husband or wife should stay with his or her unbelieving marriage partner because the unbelieving partner is (a) Convicted; (b) sanctified; or (c) loved by the believing mate.

3. Concerning the payment of ministers by the people they serve, 1 Corinthians 9 says, "Even so the Lord has (a) Suggested; (b) instructed; or (c) commanded that those who preach the gospel should live from the gospel."

1. Bondage (1Cor. 7:15). "Bondage" in this passage is most often understood to mean that the believing marriage partner does not have to remain unmarried. However, the believing partner is told never to leave the unbeliever if he or she consents to stay.
2. (b) Sanctified (1Cor. &:14). This does not mean that the unbeliever is given some special standing with God. It means that a witness remains in the unbeliever's life and he is able to hear and see God at work.
3. (c) "Commanded" (1 Cor. 9:14).

Thursday, April 3, 2014


1. Multiple choice: What is the one sin that a person commits against his or her own body? (a) Lying; (b) hatred; or (c) sexual immorality.

2. Question: The Scripture allows that a husband and wife cease sexual relations  for a time by mutual consent. For what reason should they cease?

3. If a wife leaves her husband, she has only two options open to her according to 1Corinthians 7. name one of them.

1. (c) Sexual immorality (1 Cor. 6:18).
2. So the husband and wife can give themselves to fasting and prayer (1 Cor.7:5).
3. She is either to remain unmarried or be reconciled to her husband (1Cor.7:11).  How ever, Paul gives God's ideal in verse 10 when he says, "A wife is not to depart from her husband".

Wednesday, April 2, 2014


1. Multiple choice: Paul, concerned that the Corinthians not have an attitude of pride against each other, asks, "What do you have that you did not  (a) Earn; (b) ask for; or (c) receive?"
2. True or false?  Paul told the Corinthians not to keep company with sexually immoral people whether they be in the church or non-believers.
3. It is better for a Christian to accept wrong then to go to law against a brother.
1. (c) "Receive" (1Cor. 4:7). The idea is that they have received everything they possess as a gift from God.
2. False  They were only to avoid the sexually immoral of the church (1Cor.5:9,10).
3. True  (1Cor. 6:7).

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Epistles- Instruction

1. Fill in the blank: Paul spoke of ministry in terms of planting a field. He concluded that neither the one who planted nor the one who watered was anything, but it was God who gave the ---------- .

2. Paul instructs the Corinthians as to the importance of how they live. He asks, "Do you not know that you are the --------- of God and that the ---------- of God dwells in you?"

3. Believers are able to speak the wisdom of God because it has  been revealed to them through the Spirit who "searches all things, yes, the ---------- things of God."

1. Increase (1Cor. 3:5,6).
2. "Temple...Spirit" (1Cor.3:16). The believer's body is God's temple.
3. "Deep" (1Cor.2:10).