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Bible Test Unit 5
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Why was Jesus such an effective communicator? List three specific reasons.
He knew that what He was saying was true so he could teach with authority, he used stories about everyday life, and his analogies were based on a natural phenomena so they were easily understood.
*What convinced Nicodemus that Jesus was a teacher "from God"?
He showed 'miraculous signs' like miracles and authority that proved he was from God.
*Why was Nicodemus surprised when Jesus told him he must be born again?
He did not understand what it meant to be born again.
Jesus emphasizes two main subjects in John 3. One is introduced in verse 3, the other in verse 14. What are they?
You have to be born again , and that the son of man will be lifted up (crucified).
What is the first and biggest truth taught from John 3?
Knowing about God and religion isn't enough.
We sometimes use the word "world" to describe the planet on which we live, but the word "world" is also used to describe what?
To describe life without God and the people who are rebellious towards Him.
Why doesn't God take Christians out of the world once they're saved? Give the two reasons the Bible book lists.
The world needs the gospel and the Lord needs us to go out and spread the gospel to other people.
*What did Jesus pray for Himself in John 17?
He prays that God will glorify him so that jesus could glorify God back.
*Jesus prayed for four things for the apostles/disciples in John 17. What are they?
To protect them, be as one together, sanctify them, to give them the full measure of joy.
What was the most important lesson we learn about hell from the story of Lazarus and the poor man? (from Luke 16:19-31)
We can avoid hell by accepting Christ as our savior.
What was wealth seen as in the time of the Old and New Testaments? Why would this parable have been especially shocking to the original audience?
A sign of God's favor. Because to them, they saw the rich as blessed and the poor as having no favor from God.
What important truth does the poem "Richard Cory" illustrated? (pg. 106 in the Bible book)
Wealth cannot bring contentment to a person
What are the results of making worldly goods your top priority?
Having to live an unhappy life of discontent.
Why would the feeding of the 5,000 motivate people to want Jesus as Messiah King?
They were excited that they got a meal for free and thought that if they claimed him as king, the meals would just keep on coming.
How did Jesus' miracle of the feeding of the 5,000 reveal the people's spiritual need?
They knew food wouldn't fill them forever, and they were desperate to find something that would just keep feeding them.
A person's conduct reveals what?
Did the man Jesus healed in Matthew 12:22-50 have a physical problem or a spiritual problem? Explain.
Both.He was possessed by demons, and he needed the love of God to save him from his spiritual sickness.But his spiritual sickness affected his physical body too.
*How does Jesus point out the flaw in the Pharisees' logic in this passage of Matthew 12:22-50?
He asked if Satan would drive out Satan
*(Look in John 10 for questions 20-25) Who is the man who climbs in the sheep pen some way other than through the gate?
A thief or robber.
*Who is the man who enters into the pen through the gate?
*Why do the sheep follow the shepherd?
They know his voice
*Why wouldn't a sheep follow a stranger?
They would run away because they wouldnt recognize his voice.
*Jesus declares, "I am the gate." Those who enter through him gain what?
They will be saved
*Jesus declares, "I am the good shepherd." What does the good shepherd do for his sheep?
He lays down his life for his sheep.
According to our Bible book, prayer is important not because of who is doing the talking, but because of what?
Because of who you are talking to.
Why did the friend asking for bread receive what he asked for? (Luke 11:1-13)
Because of his boldness and persistence.
What do you think the phrase "shameless audacity" (v.8) means? What do you need to be shamelessly aduatious about towards God?
We should be bold and sure of our prayers. We need to pray constantly about our concerns, like when someone has a health problem.
According to Luke 11:13, what's the most important way God answers our prayers (with what) and why?
Through blessings and gifts, the holy spirit people like our fathers on earth can give us good things so our heavenly father can bless us so much better and more!
Know three of God's responses to prayer from our notes.
His gifts will be Useful.He will never give us something that would harm us.No one can give better/wiser gifts to us than God.
Know an example of each of the following categories: when we are to pray,
you need to always pray and never give up on a prayer. We need to pray day and night. To continually pray all day long.
where we are to pray,
alone and to yourself, with fellow believers, everywhere, pray with and for those who want to hear.
what we are to pray for,
our daily bread/ food, knowledge, other people, peaceful lives, people in authority, and for Jesus to come.
how we are to pray
Humbly, persistently,boldly, pray how the Holy Spirit leads your heart, and faithfully and earnestly. You need to pray without doubt knowing your prayer will be answered in the best way possible.
*Why was it for the disciples' (and our) good that Jesus went away? (From John 16)
So that the holy spirit could come.
*About what three things will the Spirit teach the world they are wrong?
He will make us feel guilty about our sin, righteousness and judgement.
*The Spirit will guide us to what?
He will guide us into truth.
What piece of nature is the Holy Spirit often compared to?
*What does Jesus call himself in this passage? (From John 15, questions 36-41)
*What does Jesus call God in this passage?
*What does God do to branches that do not bear fruit?
Cuts them off from the vine.
*What does God do to branches that DO bear fruit? What might this look like in our lives?
He prunes them, so they will bear much fruit. He will cut out the things we do that are not Christlike.
*What are we called in this passage?
*What is Jesus' command in this passage?
Love each other.
*What did Jesus come to bring to the earth? (Matthew 10:32-39)
*Who are we to love most?
*What are we suppose to take up? What does that mean?
our cross, we are supposed to follow in the ways of Jesus.
*What are disciples of Jesus to lose?
our life for Him.
Do you think if God called you to be a missionary half way around the world that you could be obedient to him and leave behind your family and friends?
From the passages in the Discipleship activity, what traits are most valued as a disciple of Christ?
To take up your cross, loose your life for him, deny yourself and follow him.
*What does Jesus say to do further when the man asks what he lacks? (Matthew 19:16-30)
he says to sell all his stuff and give to the poor.
*Why do you think Jesus said it is difficult for a rich person to enter heaven?
Because it is hard to live with all you need and know you are dependant on God.
*Why do you think the disciples were astonished that it was difficult for rich people to get into heaven?
Because many people thought wealth and possessions were a gift from God.
*What will the disciples receive in the New World?
They will sit on twelve thrones and judge the twelve tribes of Israel.
What was the most important holy day for the Jews?
What does the word "sabbath" mean?
In what city was Jesus born?
In what city did Jesus live during his public ministry?
In what city did Jesus grow up?
What city was the major center of Christ's ministry, including where he died and rose again?
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