Mary (Mother of James and John), Mary Magdelene, Joanna
The three women who went to the tomb on the first day of the week
Two angels standing there in dazzling apparel
When the ladies arrived, they found
The men in the tomb said to the ladies "why do you look for the __________ among the _______"
When Mary came to the disciples to tell them what she had seen and heard at the tomb, the disciples believed her
WHen Mary told the disciples that they did not find Jesus in the tomb, John ran as fast as he could to the tomb to see for himself
The name of the village where the two disciples were going
The name of one of the two men walking to the village
The two men that were walking and talking about Jesus and his resurrection were not permitted to recognize Jesus after He joined them on the road and began to talk to them
Jesus' resurrection, Jesus' death, Jesus' trial
The three points of conversation that the two men on the road were discussing as they walked towards the village
As the two men and Jesus got closer to their destination, Jesus acted as though He were going to go further
Scards on His hands, the manner in which He blessed the bread
Why the two men were able to recognize him
After the men recognized Jesus; Jesus vanished and later suddenly appeared to the disciples in the upper room. The disciples feared they were seeing a
Jesus told the disciples once he left that they should stay in the city and then he promised to send them the ________ _________
The name of the city where Jesus blessed the disciples and then was carried up into heaven
Under the training of Christ, the disciples had been led to feel their need of the ________ ________
The place the disciples went first after receiving the Holy Spirit to teach the Gospel
The disciples not only preached about Jesus, they also represented Him by the way they treated people
Jesus' death and resurrection
Peter and John were arrested for these teaching these two things
When brought before the high counsel and told not to speak of Jesus and heal in His name, Peter said "whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to ______ rather than to ______, You must judge."
Two thousand years later, God calls for us to do the same things as His disciples. "Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for ______."
The way we think and talk, the way we relate, play, and the way we decide what is important
Being a witness for God affects you in these four ways
As Jesus was growing up, he was working as this.
One person cannot make a difference in this world
Many will not know the influence they have on others until they reach heaven
Disciples of Christ, brothers, and fishermen
What Andrew and Peter were
John the Baptist
Andrew was also the disciple of ______ _____ __________
The name of the place were two Demoniacs (demon possessed men) were at
The amount of time the two demon possessed men terrorized the countryside
When the disciples and Jesus saw the two demoniacs, they all fled in fear
"Legion, for we are many"
What the demons inside the men responded to when Jesus asked what their name was
Jesus cast the demons into a heard of sheep and the sheep ran over a cliff and killed themselves
The greatest place for us to be witnesses
God uses everybody to do His work, He says "You are my battle axe and weapons of _______: for with you will I break in pieces the nations, and with you will I destroy ______________"
The one thing that makes each person unique
There is no other person exactly like you in the world
Thoughts, actions, senses
The doorways to the mind
The Bible says in Psalm 139:41 that we are "wonderfully _________"
The war for control of your mind began before this earth was created
A man or woman without their own consent can be overcome by Satan. The tempter has the power to control the will and to force the soul to sin
What you hear and read, where you go and the friends you choose, what you eat and drink
The things that will affect you and your relationship with your family and with God
Thoughts that are repeated become a way of thinking. Actions follow thoughts, and actions that are repeated become __________.
What the lesson says we should read in order to "guard the doorways of our minds".
Another way that we can guard the doorways to our minds is through prayer. "Prayer is the opening of the heart to God as to a __________."
Prayer does not bring God down to us, but brings us up to Him.
Every action we take begins with a __________.
Another way we can guard our hearts is by listening to the Spirit. "Letting the Spirit control your mind leads to _______ and ________."
When you fill your mind with good things, you crowd out ________ __________
Sparrows, sparrow, sparrow
Jesus told us in Matthew 10:29-31 -"What is the price of two _________? - one copper coin. Yet not one single ___________ can drop to the gorund without God knowing about it. And the very hairs on our heads are numbered. So don't be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of _____________."
Sin, separation, guilt
The kinds of feelings God allows us to have that will lead us to seek forgiveness when we do something wrong
The _______ __________ speaks to us continually until we come to God for restoration (to be fixed)
Everyone has feelings in inadequacy (feeling as though we are not worth anything) at times
Magazines, Television, movies, people
The four things that makes us feel like we do not measure up to others
Fame, position, money, power, material possessions
What emphasis is often placed on in this world
Everyone does not have a unique personality, what bothers one person always seems to bother another
Create us, love us, die for us
A person's value is determined by God's willingness to do these things
Failed to be a part of the senate; Failed in his first attempt to be part of congress; One of our greatest presidents
Discovered over 1,000 wrong ways to create a lightbulb but persisted and succeeded
A great scientist who worked with radium to help with a cure for cancer
Did not do well in school; His discoveries inspire us today
During her childhood, she lacked love and recognition; Known for her sensitivity, grace, and understanding.
Cared for sicamore fig trees; Did not ask to be a prophet but God chose him because he was so close to God
Didn't feel worthy to be chosen but she gave birth to the Son of God
When we feel the least qualified that is when we are more dependent upon God and usually that is when God calls us to work for Him
Feelings of insecurity will always exist but we find our strength and security in knowing we are a child of God and that God will never ________ us.
Things that are essential, basic, and vital
The things that make up a fundamental belief
We believe that God inspired every writer whose words appear in the Bible
Who created the world according to the Bible
That small, still voice we hear in our thoughts whenever we feel afraid, sad, or lonely
We believe that Jesus made people in the image of God. All are given the freedom of choice. Though we fall at times, we are still God's children
Jesus did not live a perfect life on this earth but he did show us how we can have victory over sin
We are guaranteed Jesus' forgiveness and a home in Heaven if we accept Him as our Lord and Savior
What we read, watch on television, look at on the internet, eat and listen to, words we speak, places that we go.
We believe that when we invite Jesus in our hearts, the choices we make and lives we live change. These are the things that are included
We believe the church is where people who love Jesus can praise Him together without fear or embarrassment, therefore going to church every Saturday or Sunday can save us
People who remain faithful to God before the second coming of Christ
John the Baptist and Jesus were cousins
Jesus lived in Nazareth and John lived in the desert of _________.
John's message to the people was "___________ of your sins and turn to God, for the Kingdom of ____________ is near."
What the word "Messiah" means
John spoke boldly about the corruption in the nation and fearlessly pointed out the sings of the people who came to hear him
The people thought that the Messiah would come as a _______ and make them the greatest nation on earth.
Many people asked John what they must do to be saved; he told them to ________ and be ____________.
When Jesus came to John to be baptized, John was more than eager to baptize him
To set an example for us
Why it was necessary for Jesus to be baptized
The form the Holy Spirit took when descending upon Jesus after He was baptized
4 things that the baptism of Jesus signified
The moment of approval when God said "this is my dearly loved Son..."; Moment of acknowledgement and strength - The symbol of a dove showing continual presence with Jesus, strengthening Him for His work; Visible and audible proof they were all related; The beginning of his ministry on earth
All of the above
What baptism signifies for the Christian
Growing in faith does not necessarily take daily commitment
Cleansing comes from _____________ sins each day
God will not allow you to be tempted by something more than you can handle
When you become Christian, temptations will not be as strong for you
Paul claims the victory over his struggles in verses 24 and 25 of Romans 7 saying: "Who will free me from this life that is dominated by ________ and ________. Thank God! The answer is Jesus Christ our Lord"
The Passover was the time of remembrance when God delivered the Jewish people out of Egyptian slavery.
The day of the first month of the year the people were to choose a perfect lamb or goat to sacrifice for the Passover
The bitterness of sin and slavery
There was a traditional Passover meal that was to be eaten. This meal included bitter herbs. What were these herbs a reminder of?
At the Passover meal, they also ate unleavened bread (bread made without yeast); What did the yeast that was left out of the bread represent?
The Last Supper
Another name for the Communion Service
Who would be the greatest in heaven
What the disciples were arguing over during the communion service
When the disciples realized that there was no servant available to clean their feet, they began to wonder who was going to do it. Each disciple knew that they should offer to take the place of the missing servant but their pride would not let them
After Jesus started washing their feet, the disciples were humiliated and realized that unlike them, Jesus was not concerned about being great but instead He just wanted to serve
Forgiveness, repentance, new beginnings
The Passover that began with quarreling and bitterness became a time of this.
Judas was impressed with the fact that Jesus lowered himself to do the work of a servant
After Jesus washed the feet of his disciples, he told them, "slaves are not greater than their __________, since I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash each other's feet."
What Jesus told the disciples the bread and wine at the Communion Service represented
The disciples completely understood wheat Jesus meant about his body and blood being the bread and wine
Remember his love for everybody, his humble service, his power to heal and restore, to make all things new, his willingness to forgive, his death and resurrection
Jesus' "remember me" command to the disciples after his death and resurrection
Ordinance of humility. God's willingness to cleanse his children of sin and a reminder to us to remain humble
Another name for the service where we wash each other's feet; What the foot washing is a reminder of
Jesus' death on our behalf, the deliverance from the power of sin and guilt
The communion service was created by Christ to remind us of these two things
All the talents, ______ and resources we posses come from God. They are gifts that He entrusts to us
Talents, resources, time, abilities
In matthew 25:14-28 the story is told of a Master who entrusts his servants with talents of silver; What the talents of silver represent
God's greatest interest is not money but in hearts, minds, and motives; Giving offerings is one way to teach us to think about the needs of others; giving offerings reminds us that everything comes from him
If everything belongs to God, then why should God ask people to return tithes and give him offerings?
Giving is not an act of worship
Love, justice, mercy
Jesus told the Pharisees (who only thought of money and gain), "...You should tithe yes, but do not neglect more important things." What were these things.
When we give, God blesses us... Through giving we learn to appreciate our __________. We become aware of what we have, of what we are receiving
The percent of our income we should give back to God
Other than tithe, what else should we set aside some of our money for?
When God gives us a talent (singing, writing, art, playing music, playing sports etc...) He expects us to use it for his glory.
We are to remember to spend a portion of our time learning about God, talking with Him and helping ___________.
Mount of Olives
The Mount Jesus and his disciples were on when Jesus spoke to them about the end of time
All of the above
What did Jesus tell his disciples would be some of the signs that would take place at the end of time?
Jesus said that all these signs were the beginning of what type of pains?
Some at the end of time will be hated and handed over to be persecuted but none will be put to death
At that time (end of time) many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other
Prophets and Christ
At the end of time, many false ________ and _________ will appear and will deceive many people
According to Matthew 24 - because of the increase of wickedness at the end of time, the love of most will grow what?
According to Matthew 24 the gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole _________ as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come
When we see that the end of time is near and we are in the fields or on our roof tops working, we should quickly get down and into our house and get all the necessary clothing and equipment necessary for our journey
The Bible says that we should pray that our flight (journey) should not take place when?
If those days were not shortened by God, no one would survive, but for the elect (living Christians at the end of time) those days will be shortened
There will be great distresses, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now - and never to be equaled again
Every eye will see Him
What Jesus meant when He said "For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be."
The stars will fall from heaven; moon will be turned to blood and not give it's light; sun will be darkened
What three signs did Jesus say would happen right after the tribulation and right before his second coming?
Fig tree; when a fig tree starts to bloom it tells us summer is near. In the same way, when we see all the signs, we will know the end is near
What type of tree did Jesus use as an example when He said "...When it's branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near?" What was He trying to tell us when he said this?
God the Father
Who is the person/s that knows exactly the day and the hour when Jesus will return to take His righteous children home?
In Matthew chapter 24 it says "But as the days of Moses were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be."
Thief in the night
Jesus said "Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect." What example did Jesus use to show us that we will not know the exact day and hour he would be coming, but that we should be preparing for it and ready so it does not take us by surprise?
God's chosen people (Israelites) were to reveal His ______ and His plan to all humanity
They thought they were better and would become contaminated
Why did the Israelites shut themselves off from everyone else?
Believing that they (Israelites) were superior to other people and nations, the kept the ____________ to themselves.
At this time in history the Israelites were under _________ rule and were hoping for the Messiah to come and save them
70 x 70
How many times did Jesus tell Peter he should forgive his brother?
the Rich Young Ruler
Jesus often gave advice that His hearers found difficult to accept. Who is an example?
His miracles, powerful words, and his words dealt directly with their problems
The three reasons that many people followed Jesus
Two examples where Jesus spoke directly to the problem of the people (Israelites).
The people (Israelites) and the disciples discriminated against children, women, other ________, and tax collectors.
When he told the disciples "Let the children come to me"; When he told the Roman centurion, "I tell you the truth, I haven't seen faith like this in all of Israel!"; Samaritan women at the well; He chose Matthew, a tax collector, to be his disciple
Four ways that Jesus showed us through His example that we should not discriminate
Age, race, gender
Jesus did not judge anybody by this.
Jesus' words spoke of _________, love and comfort
Disciples in the storm, Jairus's daughter, Lazarus' rising, Good Samaritan
Four examples where Jesus spoke words of love and comfort
Do not worship any other gods
Do not make any idols
Do not misuse the name of God
Remember to keep the Sabbath day holy
Honor your mother and father
Do not murder
Do not commit adultery
Do not steal
Do not lie
Do not covet
This is all the more urgent, for you know how late it is; time is running out. Wake up, for our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.
For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a commanding shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God. First, the Christians who have died will rise from their graves. Then, together with them, we who are still alive and remain on the earth will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. Then we will be with the Lord forever.
1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17
So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
1 Corinthians 10:31
But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.
1 John 1:9
First day of creation
Separated water from sky
Second day of creation
Land and vegetation
Third day of creation
Sun, moon and stars
Fourth day of creation
Birds and fish
Fifth day of creation
Beast and man
Sixth day of creation
Seventh day of creation