Sunday, January 21, 2018

Answer 1: Because endurance comes from suffering, and hope from endurance.

Answer 2: Because it shows our obedience to the laws of God.

Answer 3: Because it demonstrates our faith to other people.

Answer 4: Because it punishes us for our sins.

Answer 1: When good men do nothing.

Answer 2: When we believe we know all.

Answer 3: When people cease to worship God.

Answer 4: When we sleep.

Answer 1: Adam.

Answer 2: Moses.

Answer 3: David.

Answer 4: Isaiah.

Answer 1: Adam was important for committing one sin, but Jesus provided forgiveness for countless sins.

Answer 2: Adam was married.

Answer 3: Adam begat the law by his actions, but Jesus fulfilled the law.

Answer 4: Adam was the first to exist on earth, but Jesus existed before him.

Answer 1: The belief that Jesus forgave all sin, whether the sinner believes in Him or not.

Answer 2: The belief that God is everywhere and permeates the world.

Answer 3: Believing that God is one person, rejecting the idea of the Trinity.

Answer 4: The belief that members of a univeral church have been predestined by God.

Answer 1: We die to sin.

Answer 2: Our name is written in the book.

Answer 3: We become circumcised in our spirit.

Answer 4: We agree to do good works so that our soul can be saved.

Answer 1: Never. He defeated death forever when he was resurrected.

Answer 2: When four horseman appear, he will die once more and be resurrected for eternity.

Answer 3: In the second coming, before he judges all people, he will die to visit those in hell.

Answer 4: At the end of days, Christ will die once more so that his blood can wash all those who repent.

Answer 1: It does not., because we no longer live under the law, but under grace.

Answer 2: Because of Adam and Eve.

Answer 3: We do not know, but when we stand before God, we will know all things.

Answer 4: Because Satan has dominion over the flesh.

Answer 1: Because it was something the people of Rome could understand.

Answer 2: Because God made us and thus owns us.

Answer 3: Because we give God absolute obedience without question.

Answer 4: Because our free will disappears when we are baptized.

Answer 1: Death.

Answer 2: Eternal torment.

Answer 3: Alienation from God.

Answer 4: Money, while will be spent and forgotten in a day.

Answer 1: Marriage.

Answer 2: Ownership of land.

Answer 3: The lilies of the field.

Answer 4: Obedience to an earthly king.

Answer 1: Because we did not know that our actions were wrong before the law existed.

Answer 2: Because the Hebrews built a golden calf while Moses was on the mountain.

Answer 3: Because people became judgmental of others.

Answer 4: Because the ten commandments were written on stone, but righteousness is written in our spirit.

Answer 1: He was unable to stop sinning no matter how hard he tried.

Answer 2: He forced his companions into situations that resulted in imprisonment and death.

Answer 3: He had to stay in one place and write letters, when he wanted to travel and preach.

Answer 4: He defended himself before the high priest, who did not have the right to judge him.

Answer 1: Sin lay close at hand.

Answer 2: He was able to do it through the power of prayer.

Answer 3: The Holy Spirit would lead him.

Answer 4: Once he accepted Christ, the "scales fell from his eyes".

Answer 1: Turning your will over to the care of God.

Answer 2: Studying the Bible every day.

Answer 3: Admitting that you are helpless before your addiction.

Answer 4: Memorizing the ten commandments.

Answer 1: Yes, because the Holy Spirit lives within us.

Answer 2: Yes, because we were made in the image of God.

Answer 3: Yes, because we become one body with Christ when we are baptized.

Answer 4: No, because we are sinful while we live on earth.

Answer 1: Because we are His children.

Answer 2: Because he has written us in His book.

Answer 3: Because the chain of baptism extends back to Saint Peter.

Answer 4: Because our covenants with God extend all the way back to Abraham.

Answer 1: The saints of God are all kinds of different people.

Answer 2: The saints of God were willing to die for their beliefs.

Answer 3: The saints of God bring righteousness to a world that is often filled with sin.

Answer 4: We should remember the saints of God in our prayers.

Answer 1: Romans.

Answer 2: 1 Corinthians

Answer 3: 1 Peter.

Answer 4: 1 John.

Answer 1: The groanings of childbirth.

Answer 2: The pain of an athlete close to the finish line.

Answer 3: A nightmare that occurs just before dawn.

Answer 4: A drowning man pulled from the water.

Answer 1: Because the Holy Spirit will help us pray.

Answer 2: Because God understands what is in our minds without us having to pray.

Answer 3: Because there are many prayers we can read in the Bible.

Answer 4: Because anyone can learn the Lords Prayer.

Answer 1: who can be against us?

Answer 2: Satan and all his minions cannot defeat us.

Answer 3: there is no snare that can hold us fast.

Answer 4: our place in the congregation is assured.

Answer 1: Time nor distance.

Answer 2: Angels nor rulers.

Answer 3: Height nor depth.

Answer 4: Anything else in creation.

Answer 1: So that the Israelites might be saved.

Answer 2: So that he could suffer for his persecution of Christians in his early life.

Answer 3: So that he might experience the joy of discovering the gospel again.

Answer 4: Because he allowed Stephen to be murdered by the high priests in Jerusalem.

Answer 1: Ishamael.

Answer 2: Isaac.

Answer 3: Cain.

Answer 4: Ahab.

Answer 1: Hagar, a servant.

Answer 2: Sarah, his wife.

Answer 3: Rebekah, his wife.

Answer 4: Naomi, whom he took in after her father died.

Answer 1: Psalms.

Answer 2: Song of Solomon.

Answer 3: Proverbs.

Answer 4: Matthew.

Answer 1: No, and we do not know why.

Answer 2: No, because Satan takes some children at their birth.

Answer 3: Yes, because we have free will.

Answer 4: Yes, because Christ loved all people.

Answer 1: A pot that complains to a potter about its shape.

Answer 2: A beggar who complains that a coin given to him is copper.

Answer 3: A workman who complains that he has received the same wages as another, who has not worked as long.

Answer 4: A son who complains that his brother got a greater inheritance.

Answer 1: All have 27.

Answer 2: 27, 28, and 31.

Answer 3: 25, 27, and 28.

Answer 4: 27, 27, and 29.

Answer 1: Malachi.

Answer 2: Hosea.

Answer 3: Song of Solomon.

Answer 4: Daniel.

Answer 1: The Serenity Prayer.

Answer 2: The Lords Prayer.

Answer 3: A Prayer of Saint Chrysostom.

Answer 4: The Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi.

Answer 1: Only a remnant, i.e., a small number.

Answer 2: The great body, i.e. a large majority

Answer 3: Israel itself, i.e. all of Israel.

Answer 4: A dozen times a dozen thousand, i.e. 144,000

Answer 1: They sought righteousness through works rather than faith.

Answer 2: They crucified Jesus.

Answer 3: They build a great temple and became prideful.

Answer 4: Their swords were covered in blood.

Answer 1: A stumbling stone.

Answer 2: A graven image.

Answer 3: A candle in the wilderness.

Answer 4: The teachings of Jesus.

Answer 1: That his fellow Jews might be saved.

Answer 2: That the Roman church would stop bickering among themselves.

Answer 3: That the Emperor would cease persecuting the followers of Christ.

Answer 4: That they would send a missionary to Gaul and Spain.

Answer 1: South Africa.

Answer 2: Zimbabwe.

Answer 3: New York City (Harlem).

Answer 4: Lesotho.

Answer 1: The heart and the mouth.

Answer 2: The mind and the eye.

Answer 3: The eye and the ear.

Answer 4: The feet and the hands.

Answer 1: The feet.

Answer 2: The heart.

Answer 3: The mind.

Answer 4: The tongue.

Answer 1: Spain.

Answer 2: Greece.

Answer 3: Egypt.

Answer 4: Turkey (Anatolia).

Answer 1: They had no excuse.

Answer 2: They would be given more time, because of their long history of worshipping God.

Answer 3: Because of the promise made to Abraham, they would be given a chance to repent after their death.

Answer 4: They would be saved in the Second Coming.

Answer 1: Benjamin.

Answer 2: Judah.

Answer 3: Levi.

Answer 4: No tribe.

Answer 1: 7,000.

Answer 2: 144,000.

Answer 3: As many as there are grains of sand.

Answer 4: 144.

Answer 1: Joshua.

Answer 2: 1 Chronicles.

Answer 3: Romans.

Answer 4: James.

Answer 1: Deuteronomy.

Answer 2: Romans.

Answer 3: Matthew.

Answer 4: Genesis.

Answer 1: The Tree of Jesse.

Answer 2: The Tree of Life.

Answer 3: An olive tree outside the walls of Jerusalem.

Answer 4: Human expression of the Holy Spirit.

Answer 1: Some branches were broken off, and some were grafted on.

Answer 2: Its fruit ripened so that the Gentiles might partake of it.

Answer 3: It was cut down and a new tree arose.

Answer 4: The seed of its fruit was spread, and new trees arose over the earth.

Answer 1: A deer (or hart).

Answer 2: A man in the desert.

Answer 3: An ox.

Answer 4: A sheep.

Answer 1: For the sake of their forefathers.

Answer 2: Because they still worship Him, even if they live in sin.

Answer 3: Because Jesus was one of them.

Answer 4: For their faith when they were in Egypt.

Answer 1: Our bodies.

Answer 2: Our lives.

Answer 3: Our worldly goods.

Answer 4: The fruit of our labor.

Answer 1: Renewal of our mind.

Answer 2: The Holy Spirit within us.

Answer 3: The resurrection of Christ.

Answer 4: Rebirth.

Answer 1: Buy expensive clothes because they are fashionable.

Answer 2: Have an affair with the woman next door.

Answer 3: Yell a curse at someone who cuts us off in traffic.

Answer 4: Sleep until noon.

Answer 1: Parts of the human body.

Answer 2: Plants and animals on a farm.

Answer 3: Ranks in an army.

Answer 4: Parts of a grist mill.

Answer 1: Nobody, we must forgive anyone who persecutes us.

Answer 2: Those who reject Christ.

Answer 3: Those who adamantly refuse to repent of their action.

Answer 4: Those who do not ask for forgiveness.

Answer 1: Christian missionaries.

Answer 2: Those who have been martyred.

Answer 3: People who have been beatified by the church.

Answer 4: Himself and his companions.

Answer 1: Hope.

Answer 2: Life.

Answer 3: Our election.

Answer 4: The brotherhood of Christ.

Answer 1: Church leaders who were corrupted by politics.

Answer 2: A passage from Genesis.

Answer 3: A misinterpretation of a statement by Paul to be zealous in converting Gentiles to Christianity.

Answer 4: Inaccurate translations of the Bible.

Answer 1: 12

Answer 2: 8

Answer 3: 4

Answer 4: 2

Answer 1: Paul, in Romans.

Answer 2: Peter, in 1 Peter.

Answer 3: Jesus, in the Gospel of Luke.

Answer 4: St. Thomas Aquinas.

Answer 1: Forty.

Answer 2: Twelve.

Answer 3: Three.

Answer 4: None.

Answer 1: Moses.

Answer 2: Joshua.

Answer 3: Paul.

Answer 4: Isaiah.

Answer 1: Proverbs.

Answer 2: Psalms.

Answer 3: 2 John.

Answer 4: Malachi.

Answer 1: Brothers and sisters in a family.

Answer 2: Sheep in the same flock.

Answer 3: Citizens of a nation.

Answer 4: Soldiers in an army.

Answer 1: A Sunday Christian.

Answer 2: A Check Writer.

Answer 3: A backslider.

Answer 4: A Church Mouse.

Answer 1: Someone who is poor in spirit.

Answer 2: The leader of a church.

Answer 3: A Biblical scholar.

Answer 4: Someone who reads the King James version of the Bible.

Answer 1: 2 Maccabees.

Answer 2: Jude.

Answer 3: The Gospel of Thomas.

Answer 4: 1 Esdras.

Answer 1: Obey it.

Answer 2: Work to make it reflect the values of Christ.

Answer 3: Ensure the election of Christian rulers.

Answer 4: Ignore it.

Answer 1: The Orthodox Bible.

Answer 2: The standard Protestant Bible.

Answer 3: The Catholic Bible.

Answer 4: The Jewish Bible (Tanakh).

Answer 1: Epistle.

Answer 2: Major prophet.

Answer 3: Minor prophet.

Answer 4: Historical.

Answer 1: 750 years.

Answer 2: 75 years.

Answer 3: 7.5 years.

Answer 4: 7500 years.

Answer 1: Michelangelo.

Answer 2: Leonardo da Vinci.

Answer 3: Raphael.

Answer 4: Fra Lippo Lippi.

Answer 1: A star on top of a Christmas tree.

Answer 2: Icicles on a Christmas tree.

Answer 3: A reindeer.

Answer 4: Presents wrapped in gold paper.

Answer 1: 2 Maccabees.

Answer 2: 1 Esdras.

Answer 3: Barcuch.

Answer 4: The Prayer of Manassas.

Answer 1: Amos.

Answer 2: Moses.

Answer 3: Isaiah.

Answer 4: Paul.

Answer 1: Amos.

Answer 2: Hosea.

Answer 3: Ezekiel.

Answer 4: Isaiah.

Answer 1: Lamentations.

Answer 2: Exodus.

Answer 3: 1 Kings.

Answer 4: 2 Chronicles.

Answer 1: Patmos.

Answer 2: Cyprus.

Answer 3: Antioch.

Answer 4: Minos.

Answer 1: The Lion of the tribe of Judah.

Answer 2: The Son of a Virgin.

Answer 3: A white dove with seven heads.

Answer 4: Twelve men with emblems blazoned on their foreheads.

Answer 1: Isaiah.

Answer 2: Jeremiah.

Answer 3: Matthew.

Answer 4: Hebrews.

Answer 1: Jesus.

Answer 2: Samuel.

Answer 3: John the Baptist.

Answer 4: Isaac.

Answer 1: Zechariah.

Answer 2: Aaron.

Answer 3: Matthias.

Answer 4: Simon.

Answer 1: Love.

Answer 2: The Holy Spirit.

Answer 3: Faith.

Answer 4: Discipline.

Answer 1: Helping someone who needs help.

Answer 2: Staying faithful to your spouse.

Answer 3: Greeting other Christians with a kiss.

Answer 4: Getting together with your friends for Bible study.

Answer 1: Orgies.

Answer 2: Paid combat.

Answer 3: Professional sports.

Answer 4: Excessive bathing.

Answer 1: To avoid gratifying desires of the flesh.

Answer 2: To withstand persecution.

Answer 3: To set aside old grudges so that they can love one another fully.

Answer 4: To preach the Gospel to the Gentiles.

Answer 1: Isaiah.

Answer 2: Paul.

Answer 3: Peter.

Answer 4: Jeremiah.

Answer 1: Christians who continued to adhere to Jewish dietary laws.

Answer 2: People who became ill from lack of protein.

Answer 3: People who thought that killing animals was a sin.

Answer 4: People who could not afford meat.

Answer 1: He thought that it was all right not to observe the Sabbath (or any other special day) at all.

Answer 2: He told them to honor the resurrection of Christ by worshipping on Sunday, rather than the Sabbath.

Answer 3: He told them each person should choose between Saturday and Sunday as a special day of worship.

Answer 4: By prayer and fasting.

Answer 1: 12

Answer 2: 5

Answer 3: 10

Answer 4: 17

Answer 1: Esais.

Answer 2: Isaac.

Answer 3: Elisha.

Answer 4: Ismael.

Answer 1: Assyria.

Answer 2: Babylonia.

Answer 3: Seleucid.

Answer 4: Egypt.

Answer 1: God with us.

Answer 2: Son of God.

Answer 3: Savior.

Answer 4: Lamb of God.

Answer 1: Ahaz.

Answer 2: Jehosephat.

Answer 3: Josiah.

Answer 4: David.

Answer 1: few are chosen.

Answer 2: few are listening.

Answer 3: most are too busy.

Answer 4: only the righteous answer.

Answer 1: Hebrew.

Answer 2: Greek.

Answer 3: Egyptian.

Answer 4: French.

Answer 1: Noah.

Answer 2: Jonah.

Answer 3: Adam.

Answer 4: Titanicus.

Answer 1: Exodus.

Answer 2: Genesis.

Answer 3: Proverbs.

Answer 4: Joshua.

Answer 1: A prophet.

Answer 2: A king.

Answer 3: A military leader.

Answer 4: A bullfrog.

Answer 1: Bible books that are good to read, but not considered sacred.

Answer 2: Bible books that are wicked.

Answer 3: Bible books that are sacred but were written in Greek originally.

Answer 4: Bible books that are sacred, but do not fit in either the Old or New Testament.

Answer 1: Isaiah.

Answer 2: Jeremiah.

Answer 3: Matthew.

Answer 4: Luke.