Who were the “eyewitnesses” that Luke mentions?
The “eyewitnesses” were the ones who were with the apostles from the beginning of Jesus’ ministry.
What did some of the eyewitnesses do after they saw what Jesus did?
They wrote down an account or story of what Jesus did.
Why did Luke decide to write his own account of what Jesus said and did?
He wanted Theophilus to know the certainty concerning the things he had been taught.
Why did God consider Zechariah and Elizabeth to be righteous?
God considered them to be righteous because they walked blamelessly in his commandments.
Why did Zechariah and Elizabeth have no children?
They did not have children because Elizabeth was unable to bear a child. Now she and Zechariah were very old.
What work was Zechariah doing before God?
Zechariah was serving as a priest.
What did Zechariah do in the temple?
He burned incense to God.
What did the people do while Zechariah was in the temple?
The people stayed outside the temple and were praying.
Who appeared to Zechariah while he was in the temple?
An angel of the Lord appeared to Zechariah in the temple.
How did Zechariah act when he saw the angel?
When Zechariah saw the angel, he was troubled and became very afraid.
What did the angel say to Zechariah?
The angel told Zechariah not to be afraid and that his wife Elizabeth would have a son. His son’s name would be John.
What did the angel say John would do for the sons of Israel?
The angel said John would turn the sons of Israel back to the Lord their God.
What kind of people would John's deeds make ready?
John's deeds would make ready a people prepared for the Lord.
What was the angel’s name and where did he normally stay?
The angel’s name was Gabriel and he normally stood in the presence of God.
What did the angel say would happen to Zechariah because he did not believe the angel’s words?
Zechariah would not be able to speak until the child was born.
Sixth months after Elizabeth’s conception, who was Gabriel sent by God to see?
He was sent to a virgin named Mary, who was engaged to Joseph, a descendant of David.
What did the angel say would happen to Mary?
The angel said that Mary would become pregnant and bear a son, whom she would call Jesus.
What would the child do?
The child would reign over the descendants of Jacob forever, and there would be no end to his kingdom.
How did the angel say this would happen since Mary was a virgin?
The angel said that the Holy Spirit would come upon Mary and the power of the Most High would overshadow her.
The angel said that this holy child would be whose son?
The angel said that the child would be called the Son of God.
What did the angel say is not impossible for God?
Every word is not impossible for God.
When Mary greeted Elizabeth, what did Elizabeth’s baby do?
The baby leaped in her womb for joy.
Who did Elizabeth say was blessed?
Elizabeth said that Mary and her baby were blessed.
Why did God help his servant Israel?
God remembered his mercy.
On the day of circumcision, what would they normally have named Elizabeth’s son?
Normally, they would name him Zechariah, after his father.
What did Zechariah write when asked what the name of the child should be?
Zechariah wrote “His name is John.”
What happened to Zechariah immediately after he wrote the child’s name?
Immediately after he wrote the child’s name, Zechariah spoke and praised God.
Because of all these events, what did everyone realize about the child?
They realized that the hand of the Lord was with him.
What had God now accomplished that caused Zechariah to praise God?
God had now accomplished redemption for his people.
What was it Zechariah prophesied that his child John would help the people to know?
John would help the people know how they could be saved through the forgiveness of their sins.
Where did John grow up and live until he began to appear publicly?
John grew up and lived in the wilderness.
Where did the people go to be registered for the census?
The people went to their own town to be registered.
Why did Joseph go to Bethlehem with Mary to be registered there?
Joseph and Mary went to Bethlehem because Joseph was a descendant of David.
When Mary gave birth to her son, where did she place him?
When the child was born, Mary placed him in a manger.
What were the shepherds doing that night?
They were staying in the open and keeping watch over their flocks.
How did the shepherds react when they saw the angel?
The shepherds were very afraid.
What good news did the angel give to the shepherds?
The angel told the shepherds that the Savior had been born, the one who is Christ the Lord.
What did the shepherds decide to do after the angels left them?
The shepherds decided to go to Bethlehem to see the child that had been born.
What did the shepherds find in Bethlehem?
The shepherds found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.
When was Jesus circumcised?
Jesus was circumcised on the eighth day after his birth.
Why did Joseph and Mary bring the baby Jesus to the temple in Jerusalem?
They brought him to the temple to present him to the Lord and to offer a sacrifice that was commanded in the Law of Moses.
What did the Holy Spirit reveal to Simeon?
The Holy Spirit revealed to Simeon that he would not die before he saw the Lord’s Christ.
What did Simeon say would happen to Mary because she was Jesus' mother?
Simeon said that Jesus would be a light for revelation to the Gentiles and glory to God’s people, Israel.
What did Simeon say would happen to Mary as a result of Jesus?
Simeon said that a sword would pierce her own soul.
What did the prophetess Anna do when she came up to Mary, Joseph, and Jesus?
Anna began to thank God and to talk about the child to everyone.
What happened to the child Jesus after he returned to Nazareth?
Jesus grew and became strong, increasing in wisdom, and the grace of God was upon him.
Why did Jesus’ parents not realize he had stayed behind in Jerusalem during the Festival of the Passover?
They did not realize because they assumed that he was in the group that was traveling with them.
Where did his parents find Jesus and what was he doing?
His parents found him in the temple, sitting in the middle of the teachers and listening to them and asking them questions.
What did Jesus answer when Mary said to him that they had been anxiously searching for him?
“Did you not know I must be in my Father’s house?”
What was Jesus’ attitude toward his parents when they returned to Nazareth?
He was subjected to them.
As Jesus grew up, what kind of young man was he?
He grew in wisdom and stature, and increased in favor with God and people.
What message did John preach throughout the region around the Jordan River?
John preached a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
For whom did John say he was making ready the way?
John said he was making ready the way of the Lord.
What did John tell the people to do instead of trusting in the fact that Abraham was their father?
John told them to produce fruits that come from repentance.
What did John say happens to the tree that does not produce good fruit?
John said that it is chopped down and thrown into the fire.
What did John tell the tax collectors they must do to show true repentance?
John said that they must not collect more money than they were ordered to collect.
John told the people that he baptized with water. With what did he say that someone was coming would baptize?
John said someone was coming who would baptize with the Holy Spirit and with fire.
Why did John rebuke Herod?
John rebuked Herod because Herod had married his own brother’s wife and had done many other evil things.
Who put John into prison?
Herod put John into prison.
What happened right away after John baptized Jesus?
After John baptized Jesus, the heavens opened up.
Who came down from heaven after John baptized Jesus?
The Holy Spirit came down on Jesus like a dove.
What did the voice from heaven say?
The voice from heaven said, “You are my beloved son. I am very pleased with you”.
About how old was Jesus when he began to teach?
Jesus was about 30 years old when he began to teach.
Who led Jesus into the wilderness?
The Holy Spirit led Jesus into the wilderness.
How long did the devil tempt Jesus in the wilderness?
The devil tempted Jesus in the wilderness for 40 days.
What did the devil challenge Jesus to do with the stones on the ground?
The devil told Jesus to turn the stones into bread.
What was Jesus’ response to the devil?
Jesus said that it was written that man shall not live on bread alone.
What did the devil show to Jesus from a high place?
The devil showed Jesus all of the kingdoms of the world.
What did the devil want Jesus to do?
The devil wanted Jesus to bow down before him.
What was Jesus’ response to the devil?
Jesus said that it was written that you must worship the Lord your God, and you must serve him only.
What did the devil tell Jesus to do when he took him to the highest point of the temple?
He told Jesus to jump down from there.
What was Jesus’ response to the devil?
Jesus said that it was written that you must not test the Lord your God.
What did the devil do after Jesus refused to jump from the temple?
The devil left Jesus until another time.
From which book of the scriptures did Jesus read when he stood up in the synagogue?
Jesus read from the prophet Isaiah.
What did Jesus say was being fulfilled on that day?
Jesus said that the scripture he had just read from Isaiah was being fulfilled that day.
What kind of reception did Jesus say a prophet receives in his own country?
Jesus said that no prophet is accepted in his own country.
In Jesus’ first example to the people in the synagogue, where did God send Elijah to help someone?
God sent Elijah to Zarephath, near the city of Sidon, to help a widow woman.
From what country was the person God had Elisha help in Jesus’ second example to the people in the synagogue?
God had Elisha help Naaman, who was from Syria.
How did the people in the synagogue respond when they heard these examples from Jesus?
They were filled with rage.
How did the people in the synagogue try to kill Jesus?
They planned to throw him off the cliff on which their town was built.
How did Jesus avoid being killed by the people from the synagogue?
Jesus walked right through their midst.
In the synagogue, what did the demon speaking through the man know about Jesus?
The demon said that he knew Jesus was the Holy One of God.
How did the people react after Jesus cast out the demon?
The people were astonished and kept talking about it with one another.
What did Jesus do for the sick who were brought to him?
Jesus laid his hands on each of them and healed them.
What did the demons say as they were cast out, and why did Jesus not let them speak?
The demons said that Jesus was the Son of God, and Jesus did not let them speak because they knew he was the Christ.
What did Jesus say was the reason he was sent?
Jesus said he was sent to preach the gospel about the kingdom of God to many cities.
After using Simon’s boat as a place to teach the people, what did Jesus ask Simon to do with his boat?
Take the boat out to deeper water and let his nets down into the water to catch some fish.
Even though Peter had caught nothing the previous night, what did he do?
He obeyed and let down the nets.
What happened when they let down the nets?
They gathered so many fish that their nets began to break.
What did Simon then want Jesus to do? Why?
Simon wanted Jesus to go away from him because Simon knew that he (Simon) was a sinful man.
What did Jesus say to Simon about his future work?
Jesus said that from now on Simon would be catching men.
At this time, who was coming to hear Jesus teach and to be healed of their sicknesses?
Large crowds of people were coming to Jesus.
What did Jesus say to the paralyzed man whose friends let him down through the housetop?
Jesus told him that his sins were forgiven him.
Why did the scribes and the Pharisees think that this statement was blasphemy?
They said Jesus’ words were blasphemy because God alone can forgive sins.
What authority on earth did Jesus demonstrate that he had when he healed the paralytic man in this way?
Jesus healed the man so they would know that he had authority on earth to forgive sins.
When Jesus was eating and drinking at Levi’s house, what did Jesus say that he came to do?
He came to call sinners to repentance.
When did Jesus say that his disciples would fast?
Jesus said his disciples would fast after he (Jesus) was taken away from them.
In Jesus’ parable, what will happen if a new piece of cloth is used to mend an old garment?
The new will tear, and the old will not match the piece that is from the new.
In Jesus’ second parable, what will happen if new wine is put into old wine skins?
A. the new wine will burst the wineskins, and it will be spilled out, and the wineskins will be destroyed.
What did Jesus say must be done to keep new wine properly?
New wine must be put into fresh wine skins.
What were Jesus’ disciples doing on the Sabbath that the Pharisees said was against the law?
They were picking heads of grain, rubbing them between their hands, and eating the grain.
What title did Jesus claim for himself that gave him the authority to say what was lawful to do on the Sabbath?
Jesus claimed the title, Lord of the Sabbath.
When Jesus healed the man with the shriveled hand on the Sabbath, how did the scribes and Pharisees react?
They were filled with rage and talked about what they might do to Jesus.
What name did Jesus give to the 12 men that he chose on the mountain?
Jesus called them “apostles.”
What kind of people did Jesus say are blessed?
Those who are poor are blessed.
What kind of people did Jesus say are blessed?
Those who are weeping are blessed.
What kind of people did Jesus say are blessed?
Those who are hated, insulted, and rejected because of the Son of Man are blessed.
According to Jesus, why should such people rejoice and leap for joy?
They should rejoice because they will have a great reward in heaven.
How did Jesus say his disciples should treat their enemies and those who hate them?
They should love their enemies and do good to those who hate them.
What is the Most High Father’s attitude toward unthankful and evil people?
He is kind and merciful toward them.
Before removing the speck from our brother’s eye, what did Jesus say we must do?
First, we must remove the log from our own eyes so that we can see clearly to take the spec out of our brother’s eye.
What comes forth from the good treasure in a good man’s heart?
From the good treasure of a good man’s heart, what comes forth is good.
What does an evil man produce?
An evil man produces what is evil.
What does Jesus say the person who hears and does Jesus’ words is like?
He is like a man who builds a house on the solid rock, so that his house survives the flood.
What is the person like who hears Jesus’ words and does not obey them?
He is like a man who builds a house without a foundation, so that it collapses when the flood comes.
What did the centurion first ask Jesus to do when he sent the Jewish elders to Jesus?
He asked Jesus to come and heal his slave.
Why did the centurion then send friends to tell Jesus that he did not have to come to the house?
The centurion said he was not worthy that Jesus should come to his house.
How did the centurion then want Jesus to heal the slave?
The centurion then wanted Jesus to heal the slave by just saying a word.
What did Jesus say about the faith of the centurion?
Jesus said that not even in Israel had he found anyone with such faith.
What was Jesus’ attitude toward the widow whose only son had died?
He was moved with compassion.
What did the people say about Jesus after he raised the widow’s son from the dead?
They said that a great prophet had been raised among them, and that God had visited his people.
How did Jesus demonstrate to John’s disciples that he was the one who was coming?
Jesus healed the blind, lame, lepers, and deaf, and he raised the dead.
What did Jesus say that John was?
Jesus said John was much more than a prophet.
What did the Pharisees and the experts in Jewish law do to themselves when they refused to be baptized by John?
They rejected God’s purpose for themselves.
What accusation was made against John the Baptizer because he did not eat bread or drink wine?
They said, “He has a demon.”
What accusation was made against Jesus because he came eating and drinking?
They said, “He is a gluttonous man and a drunkard.”
What did the woman of the city do to Jesus in the Pharisee’s house?
She wet Jesus’ feet with her tears, wiped them with her hair, kissed his feet, and anointed his feet with perfumed oil.
What did Jesus say was the reason the woman loved much?
She loved much because her sins, which were many, have been forgiven.
How did those reclining at the table react when Jesus told the woman that her sins were forgiven?
They asked, “Who is this who even forgives sins?”
What did a large group of women do for Jesus and his disciples?
The women served them from their own possessions.
In Jesus’ parable, what is the seed that is sown?
The seed is the word of God.
Who are the seeds that fall by the wayside, and what happens to them?
They are people who hear the word, but then the devil comes and takes it away so that they may not believe and be saved.
Who are the seeds that fall on the rocky ground, and what happens to them?
They are people who receive the word with joy, but then fall away during a time of testing.
Who are the seeds that fall among the thorns, and what happens to them?
They are people who hear the word, but then it is choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and they do not produce mature fruit.
Who are the seeds that fall on the good ground, and what happens to them?
They are people who hear the word, hold onto it, and produce fruit with endurance.
Who did Jesus say are his mother and brothers?
Jesus said that the people who hear the word of God and obey it are his mother and brothers.
What did the disciples say when Jesus calmed the winds and water?
They said, “Who is this that commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him?”
What did the demons cause the man from the region of the Gerasenes to do?
They made him live without clothes in the tombs, they made him break chains and shackles, and they often drove him into the wilderness.
Where did the demons go after Jesus commanded them to leave the man?
The demons entered into a herd of pigs, which rushed into the lake and drowned.
What did Jesus tell the man to go and do?
Jesus told him to go to his house and describe all that God had done for him.
According to Jesus, what had caused the woman with bleeding to be healed?
She was healed because of her faith in Jesus.
What did Jesus do at Jairus’ house?
Jesus raised Jairus’ daughter from the dead.
What did Jesus send the Twelve out to do?
Jesus sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.
Why was Herod perplexed when he heard about what was happening?
He was perplexed because some said that John the Baptizer had risen from the dead.
Who else did people think might be causing the things that were happening?
Some said Elijah had appeared, and some said an ancient prophet had risen.
What food did the disciples have to feed the crowd?
They had five loaves of bread and two fish.
How many men were following Jesus in the crowd that was in the desert place?
About 5000 men were in the crowd.
What did Jesus do with the five loaves and two fish?
He looked up to heaven, blessed them, broke them into pieces, and gave them to the disciples to give to the crowd.
How many baskets of leftover food were there?
There were 12 baskets full of leftover food.
When Jesus asked the disciples who he was, what did Peter answer?
He said, “The Christ from God.”
Jesus said that if anyone wants to come after him, he must do what?
He must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow Jesus.
What happened to Jesus’ appearance on the mountain?
The appearance of his face became different, and his clothing flashed as bright as lightning.
Who appeared with Jesus?
Moses and Elijah appeared with Jesus.
What did the voice say from the cloud that overshadowed them?
The voice said, “This is my Son, the one who is chosen; listen to him.”
Before Jesus cast out the demon, what did it cause the man’s son to do?
The demon caused him to cry out and have convulsions with foam.
What statement did Jesus make to the disciples that they did not understand?
He said, “The Son of Man would be handed over into the hands of men.”
Who did Jesus say is the one who is great among the disciples?
The one who is least among them is the one who is great.
As the days were approaching when Jesus would go up to heaven, what did he do?
He set his face to go to Jerusalem.
To be fit for the kingdom of God, what must a person not do once he has “put his hand to the plow?”
That person must not look back.
What did Jesus tell the 70 not to carry with them?
He told them not to carry a money bag, a sack, or sandals.
What did Jesus tell the 70 to do in each city?
He told them to heal the sick and to say to the people, “The kingdom of God has come close to you.”
If a city did not receive those whom Jesus sent to them, what would the judgment be like for that city?
It would be worse for them than the judgment on Sodom.
When the 70 returned and reported with joy that they were able to cast out demons, what did Jesus say to them?
He said, “Rejoice that your names are written in the heavens.”
To whom did Jesus say it was well-pleasing to the Father to reveal the kingdom of God?
It was well-pleasing to the Father to reveal the kingdom of God to those who are untaught, like infants.
According to Jesus, what does the Jewish law say a person must do to inherit eternal life?
You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.
In Jesus’ parable, what did the Jewish priest do when he saw the half-dead man on the road?
He passed by on the other side of the road.
What did the Levite do when he saw the man?
He passed by on the other side of the road.
What did the Samaritan do when he saw the man?
He bound up his wounds, put him on his animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
After telling the parable, what did Jesus tell the teacher of the Jewish law to go and do?
Go and show mercy like the Samaritan in the parable.
What did Mary do at the same time?
She sat at Jesus’ feet and listened to him.
How did Martha act when Jesus came to her house?
She was distracted with her serving.
Who did Jesus say had chosen the better thing to do?
He said that Mary had chosen the good part that would not be taken away from her.
What did Jesus want his disciples to pray would happen to the Father’s name?
He wanted them to pray that the Father’s name would be made holy.
As we ask God to forgive our sins, what should we do about other people who sin against us?
We should forgive them just as God has forgiven us.
In Jesus’ parable, why did the man get up and give his friend bread at midnight?
Because of his friend’s persistence.
What will the Father in heaven give to those who ask him?
He will give them the Holy Spirit.
When they saw him drive out demons, what did some accuse Jesus of doing?
They accused him of driving out demons by Beelzebul, the ruler of demons.
By what power did Jesus answer that he drove out demons?
He said he drove out demons by the finger of God.
If an unclean spirit leaves a man but then later returns, what will be the final condition of the man?
The final condition of that man will be worse than the first condition.
When the woman cried out, blessing Jesus’ mother, who did Jesus say was blessed?
Those who hear the word of God and keep it are blessed.
Jesus said that he was greater than which two Old Testament men?
He is greater than Solomon and Jonah.
What did Jesus say the Pharisees were filled with on the inside?
He said they were full of greed and evil.
What did Jesus say the Pharisees neglected?
They neglected justice and the love of God.
What did Jesus say the teachers of the law were doing to other men?
They were burdening men with burdens difficult to carry, but not touching those burdens themselves.
For what did Jesus say this generation would be held responsible?
They would be held responsible for all the blood of the prophets shed since the foundation of the world.
What did the scribes and Pharisees do after hearing Jesus’ words?
They were lying in wait to trap him in his words.
According to Jesus, what will happen to everything you say in darkness?
It will be heard in the light.
Who did Jesus say that you should fear?
You should fear the one who, after he has killed us, has authority to throw you into hell.
What will Jesus do for everyone who confesses Jesus’ name before men?
Jesus will confess that person before the angels of God.
According to Jesus, of what does our life not consist?
Our life does not consist in the abundance of our possessions.
In Jesus’ parable, what was the rich man going to do because his fields yielded abundantly?
He was going to take down his barns and build bigger ones, and store all his grain and goods there.
What did the rich man tell himself to do since he had much grain stored up?
He told himself to relax, eat, drink, and be merry.
What did God say to the rich man?
He said, “Foolish man, tonight your soul is required of you; and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?”
Instead of being anxious about the things of life, what did Jesus say we should do?
We should seek the kingdom of God.
Where did Jesus say our treasure should be?
Our treasures should be in the heavens.
According to Jesus, which servants of God are blessed?
Those are blessed who are found watching when Jesus comes.
Do we know the hour when Jesus will come?
No, he will come when we do not expect him.
What happens to the servant who abuses the other servants and is not ready for his master’s return?
The master will cut him in two and appoint a place for him with the unbelievers.
What is required of those to whom much is given?
Much is required of them.
According to Jesus, what kind of divisions will he bring on the earth?
There will be people in the same house divided against each other.
According to Jesus, what should we do before we go with our adversary before the magistrate?
We should make an effort to be released from our obligation before we arrive at the magistrate.
Did the Galileans who were killed by Pilate suffer in this way because they were more sinful than the other Galileans?
No, they were not more sinful.
In Jesus’ parable, what did the servant want to do with the fig tree that did not bear fruit?
He wanted to dig around it and put manure on it so that it might bear fruit.
What would the servant do with the fig tree if it still did not bear fruit after he put manure on it for a year?
If it still did not bear fruit, his master would cut it down.
In the synagogue, what had caused the woman to be bent over for eighteen years?
A spirit of weakness had caused her to be bent over and unable to stand up straight.
Why was the synagogue ruler indignant when Jesus healed the woman?
He was angry because Jesus had healed the woman on the Sabbath.
How did Jesus show that the synagogue ruler was a hypocrite?
Jesus reminded him that he would untie his animal on the Sabbath to allow it to drink, yet he was indignant when Jesus released the woman on the Sabbath.
How is the kingdom of God like a mustard seed?
The kingdom of God starts small like a seed, but then grows into something very large.
When asked if many would be saved, what did Jesus answer?
He said, “Struggle to enter through the narrow door, because many will seek to enter and will not be able.”
What will the people do who are thrown outside and are not able to enter God’s kingdom?
They will wail and grind their teeth.
Who be in the kingdom of God?
Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, the prophets, and many from the east, west, north, and south will be in the kingdom.
Where did Jesus say a prophet must be killed?
It is not possible for a prophet to be killed anywhere but in Jerusalem.
What did Jesus desire to do with the people of Jerusalem?
He desired to gather them the way a hen gathers her brood of chicks.
How did the people of Jerusalem respond to Jesus’ desire for them?
They were not willing to be gathered by Jesus.
What did Jesus prophesy about Jerusalem and its people?
Their house was abandoned, and they would not see Jesus again until they said, “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.”
What did Jesus ask the experts in the Jewish law and the Pharisees?
He asked them if it was lawful to heal on the Sabbath, or not?
What was the experts’ and Pharisees’ answer to Jesus?
They kept silent.
How did Jesus show that the experts and Pharisees were hypocrites?
Jesus reminded them that they would help their own son or ox that fell into a well on the Sabbath.
What did Jesus say will happen to whoever exalts himself?
The one who exalts himself will be humbled.
What did Jesus say will happen to whoever humbles himself?
The one who humbles himself will be exalted.
According to Jesus, how will a person be rewarded who invites the poor, crippled, lame, and blind into their home?
They will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.
In Jesus’ parable of the dinner, what did the people do who were originally invited?
They began to make excuses about why they could not come to the dinner.
Who did the master then invite to his dinner?
He invited the poor, the crippled, the blind, and the lame.
What did the master then say about those who were first invited to his dinner?
He said that none of them would taste his dinner.
According to Jesus, what must his disciples do?
They must hate their own family and life in order to be Jesus’ disciple.
According to Jesus, what else must his disciples do?
Each disciple must carry his own cross and come after Jesus in order to be his disciple.
In Jesus’ example about what it requires to follow him, what must a person do first who desires to build a tower?
That person must count the cost.
According to Jesus, what must his disciples do?
They must renounce everything that they possess.
If salt loses its taste, what is done with it?
It is thrown away.
In Jesus’ parable, what does the shepherd do who loses one of his 100 sheep?
He leaves the other 99 and goes and finds the lost sheep.
In Jesus’ parable, what does the shepherd do when he finds his lost sheep?
He brings it back, rejoicing.
In Jesus’ parable, what does the woman do who loses one of her ten silver coins?
She diligently searches until she finds it.
In Jesus’ parable, what does the woman do when she finds her lost silver coin?
She rejoices with her friends and neighbors.
What happens in heaven when one sinner repents?
There is joy before the angels of God.
In Jesus’ parable, what request did the younger son make to his father?
He asked his father to immediately give him the wealth that he would inherit.
What did the younger son do with his inheritance?
He wasted the money by living recklessly.
After his money was gone, what did the younger son do in order to live?
He hired himself out to feed another man’s pigs.
When he began to think clearly, what did the younger son decide to do?
He decided to go and confess his sin to his father.
What did the younger son plan to ask his father to do for him?
He decided ask his father to hire him as one of his servants.
What did the father do when he saw the younger son coming back home?
His father was moved with compassion, ran to him, and hugged and kissed him.
What did the father quickly do for the younger son?
The father gave him a robe, a ring, and sandals.
How did the father celebrate the return of his younger son?
The father had the servants kill the fattened calf so they could eat and celebrate.
What was the older son’s reaction when he was told about the feast for the younger son?
He was angry and would not go in to the feast.
What was the older son’s complaint to his father?
The older son complained that he had followed his father’s rules, but had never been given a goat to have a feast with his friends.
What was the father’s response to the older son?
He said, “Child, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours.”
Why did the father say it was proper to have a feast for the younger son?
It was proper to feast because the younger son had been lost and was found.
What report did the rich man hear about his manager?
He heard that the manager was wasting the rich man’s possessions.
What did the manager do just before he was forced to leave his job?
He summoned each one of his master’s debtors.
What did the manager do for his master’s first debtor?
He allowed him to reduced his debt.
What did the manager do for his master’s second debtor?
He also allowed him to reduced his debt.
What was the rich man’s response to his manager’s actions?
He praised the manager because he had acted shrewdly.
What did Jesus tell others to do based on this story?
He said, “Make friends for yourselves by means of worldly wealth, so that when it is gone, they may welcome you into the eternal dwellings.”
What did Jesus say about the person who is faithful with very little?
The person will also be faithful with much.
Jesus said we cannot serve two masters. To what two masters was he referring?
We must choose between serving God and serving wealth.
Since John, the kingdom of God is proclaimed as good news. What two things were in effect before John?
The Law and the Prophets were until John.
According to Jesus, what is now being preached?
The gospel of the kingdom of God is now being preached.
According to Jesus, what sin is committed by one who divorces his wife and marries another?
The one who divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery.
In Jesus’ story, where did the beggar Lazarus go after he died?
The poor man Lazarus was carried by angels to Abraham’s bosom.
What happened to the rich man after he died?
He was tormented in Hades.
What was the first request that the rich man made to Abraham?
He asked Abraham to send Lazarus to bring him a little water because he was suffering greatly in the flame.
What was Abraham’s answer to the rich man?
He said there was a great chasm between them that no one could cross.
What was the second request that the rich man made to Abraham?
He asked Abraham to send Lazarus to the house of his father.
Why did the rich man want Lazarus to go to the house of his father?
He wanted Lazarus to warn his brothers about Hades.
What was Abraham’s answer to the rich man?
He said the rich man’s brothers have Moses and the prophets, and they could listen to them.
Abraham said that if they would not listen to Moses and the prophets, what else would not persuade them?
They would not be persuaded even if someone rose from the dead.
What did Jesus say we must do if our brother sins against us seven times in a day and returns seven times saying, “I repent?”
We must forgive him each time.
As servants, what should we say after we have done everything commanded us by our Master?
We should say, “We are unworthy servants; we have only done what we ought to do.”
Whom did Jesus meet when entering a village in the borderlands of Samaria and Galilee?
He met ten lepers.
What did the ten lepers say to Jesus?
They said, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.”
What did Jesus tell the lepers to do?
He told them to go and show themselves to the priests.
What happened to the lepers as they went to the priests?
They were cleansed.
How many of the ten lepers returned to thank Jesus?
Only one returned.
Where was the leper from who returned to thank Jesus?
He was from Samaria.
When asked about the coming of the kingdom, where did Jesus say the kingdom of God is?
He said that the kingdom of God is within them.
What did Jesus say it will be like in his day, when he appears again?
It will be like the lightning flashing from one part of the sky to another.
What did Jesus say must happen before he returns?
He must suffer many things and be rejected by that generation.
What were the people doing in the days of Noah?
They were eating, drinking, marrying, and giving in marriage, unaware that the day of destruction had come.
What example from nature did Jesus use to answer his disciples’ question, “Where, Lord?”
Jesus used the example of a dead body and vultures. He said that where there is a body, there the vultures gather together.
What did Jesus want to teach his disciples about prayer from this story?
He wanted to teach them that they should always pray and not become discouraged.
What did the widow keep asking for from the unjust judge?
She asked for justice against her opponent.
After a while, what did the unjust judge say to himself?
He said, “Because this widow causes me trouble, I give her justice, so that she will not wear me out by coming continually.”
What did Jesus want to teach his disciples about how God answers prayer?
He wanted to teach them that God will bring justice to those who cry out to him.
What was the Pharisees’ attitude about their own righteousness and about other people?
They thought they were more righteous than other people.
In Jesus’ story, which two men went up into the temple to pray?
A Pharisee and a tax collector went up into the temple to pray.
What was the Pharisee’s attitude about his own righteousness and about other people?
He thought he was not sinful like other people.
What was the tax collector’s prayer to God in the temple?
He prayed, “God, be merciful to me, the sinner.”
Which man went back to his house justified before God?
The tax collector was justified before God.
To whom did Jesus say that the kingdom of God belongs?
He said it belongs to those who are as children.
What one thing did Jesus ask the ruler (the one who had obeyed God’s commandments from his youth) to do?
Jesus asked him to sell all that he had and to distribute to the poor.
How did the ruler respond to Jesus’ statement and why?
He became extremely sad, for he was very rich.
What did Jesus promise those who have left earthly things for the sake of the kingdom of God?
Jesus promised them much more in this world, and eternal life in the age to come.
According to Jesus, what had the Old Testament prophets written about the Son of Man?
That he would be handed over to the Gentiles, mocked and shamefully treated.
What had the Old Testament prophets written that the Son of Man would do on the third day?
They wrote that he would rise again on the third day.
What did the blind man by the road cry out to Jesus?
He said, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me.”
How did the people respond after seeing the blind man healed?
They glorified and praised God.
Who climbed up a tree to see Jesus, and what was his occupation?
The person who climbed the tree was Zacchaeus. He was a chief tax collector and was rich.
What complaint did everyone make when Jesus went to Zacchaeus’ house?
They said, “Jesus has gone in to be a guest with a sinful man.”
What did Jesus say about Zacchaeus after Zacchaeus announced his gifts to the poor?
He said, “Today salvation has come to this house.”
What did the people expect would happen when Jesus reached Jerusalem?
They thought that the kingdom of God would appear immediately.
In Jesus’ parable, where was the nobleman going to travel?
He was going to a far country to receive a kingdom, and then he would return.
What did the nobleman do for the servant who had been faithful and had earned ten more minas?
The nobleman gave him authority over ten cities.
What did the nobleman do for the servant who had been faithful and had made five more minas?
He gave them authority over five cities.
What kind of man did the wicked servant think the nobleman was?
He knew the nobleman was a demanding man.
What did the nobleman do with the wicked servant?
He took away the wicked servant’s mina.
What did the nobleman do with those who didn’t want him to reign over them?
The nobleman had them killed in front of him.
What kind of animal did Jesus ride on as he went into Jerusalem?
He rode on a donkey colt on which no one had ever sat.
What did the crowd cry out as Jesus approached the Mount of Olives?
They cried out, “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord!”
What did Jesus say would happen if the people did not cry out rejoicing?
He said that the stones would cry out.
What did Jesus do as he drew near to the city?
He wept over it.
What did Jesus then prophesy would happen to the people and the city?
He said that enemies would smash the city to the ground and that not one stone would be left upon another.
Who wanted to kill Jesus as he was teaching in the temple?
The chief priests and the scribes and the leaders of the people wanted to kill Jesus.
Why could they not kill him at this time?
They could not kill him because the people were listening to him intently.
When the Jewish leaders asked Jesus by what authority he taught, what question did Jesus ask them?
He asked, “Was the baptism of John from heaven, or from men?”
If they answered, “from heaven,” what did the Jewish leaders think that Jesus would say to them?
The Jewish leaders thought that Jesus would say, “Then why did you not believe John?”
If they answered, “from men,” what did they think that the people would do to them?
They thought that the people would stone them.
In Jesus’ parable, what did the vine dressers do when the lord sent his servants to get the fruit of the vineyard?
They beat the servants, treated them shamefully, and sent them away empty-handed.
Finally, who did the lord send to the vine dressers?
He sent his beloved son.
What did the vine dressers do when the son came to the vineyard?
They threw him out of the vineyard and killed him.
What will the lord of the vineyard do to those vine dressers?
He will come and kill those vine dressers and give the vineyard to others.
Against whom did Jesus tell this parable?
He told this parable against the scribes and the chief priests.
How did Jesus answer the question about whether or not it was lawful to pay taxes to Caesar?
He said to give the things of Caesar to Caesar, and the things of God to God.
What event did the Sadducees not believe in?
They did not believe in the resurrection of the dead.
What did Jesus say about marriage in this world?
In this age, people marry and give in marriage.
What did Jesus say about marriage after the resurrection?
After the resurrection of the dead, those people do not marry or give in marriage.
What Old Testament story did Jesus recall to prove the truth of the resurrection?
He recalled the story of Moses and the bush, in which Moses calls the Lord the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.
What did the Lord say to David’s Lord in the Psalms?
The Lord said to David’s Lord, “Sit at my right hand.”
Behind their outwardly righteous actions, what wicked things were the scribes doing?
They were devouring widows’ houses, and pretentiously making long prayers.
How did Jesus say these scribes would be judged?
He said that they will receive a greater condemnation.
Why did Jesus say that the poor widow put more into the treasury than all of the others?
Jesus said this because she had very little and gave it all, while the others had a great deal and their giving was not a sacrifice.
What did Jesus say would happen to the temple in Jerusalem?
He said that it would be torn down and not one stone would be left on another.
What two questions did the people ask Jesus about the temple?
They asked, “When will these things happen, and what will be the sign that they are about to happen?”
Jesus warned that many deceivers will come. What will these deceivers say?
They will say, “I am he,” and “The time is approaching.”
What did Jesus say would happen before the end?
There will be wars between nations and kingdoms.
What terrible events did Jesus say would happen before the end?
There will be earthquakes, famines, plagues, and great signs from heaven.
What opportunity will the persecution of believers create?
It will create an opportunity for their testimony.
Who will hate Jesus’ followers?
Parents, brothers, relatives, and friends will hate them.
What event would indicate that Jerusalem’s destruction is near?
When Jerusalem is surrounded by armies, its destruction is near.
What did Jesus tell people to do who saw that the destruction of Jerusalem was near?
He told them to flee to the mountains, to leave the city, and to not enter the city.
What did Jesus call the days of the destruction of Jerusalem?
He called them the days of vengeance, to fulfil all the things written.
How long will Jerusalem be trampled by the Gentiles?
Jerusalem will be trampled by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.
What signs did Jesus say would precede his coming with power and great glory?
He said there would be signs in the sun, moon, and stars, and distress of the nations on the earth.
What example did Jesus give of how his listeners knew when a season had come?
He said that when they see the leaves of the fig tree sprouting, they know that summer is near.
What did Jesus say will pass away?
He said that heaven and earth will pass away.
What will never pass away?
Jesus’ words will never pass away.
What did Jesus warn his listeners not to do since that day will come suddenly?
He warned them to not let their hearts become burdened with debauchery, drunkenness, and the worries of life.
What did Jesus warn his listeners to do since that day will come suddenly?
He warned them to be alert and praying.
At this time, which Jewish feast was approaching?
The feast of Unleavened Bread, called the Passover, was approaching.
In what circumstances was Judas looking for an opportunity to deliver Jesus to the chief priests?
He was looking for an opportunity to betray Jesus when he was away from the crowd.
Where did Jesus and the disciples eat the Passover meal?
They ate it in a large, furnished upper room in Jerusalem.
When did Jesus say he would eat the Passover meal again?
He said he would eat the Passover meal again when it was fulfilled in the kingdom of God.
What did Jesus say when he broke the bread and gave it to the disciples?
He said, “This is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”
What did Jesus say when he gave the cup to the disciples?
He said, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.”
Was it God’s plan that Jesus be betrayed?
Yes, God had determined that Jesus would be betrayed.
Did the disciples know who was about to betray Jesus?
No, the disciples had no idea who would betray Jesus.
What did Jesus say the greatest among his disciples should do?
He said the greatest among them should be like the youngest.
How did Jesus live among his disciples?
He lived among them as one who serves.
Where did Jesus promise his disciples they would sit?
He said they would sit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
What did Jesus predict that Peter would do?
He said that Peter would deny that he knew Jesus three times before the rooster would crow.
What written prediction about Jesus was being fulfilled in these events?
The written prediction about Jesus that was being fulfilled is the one that says, “And he was reckoned with the lawless.”
On the Mount of Olives, for what did Jesus tell his disciples to pray?
He wanted them to pray that they would not enter into temptation.
On the Mount of Olives, what did Jesus pray?
He prayed, “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless not my will, but yours, be done.”
What were the disciples doing when Jesus returned from praying?
They were sleeping.
How did Judas betray Jesus in front of the crowd?
He betrayed Jesus with a kiss.
What did Jesus do with the man whose ear was cut off?
He touched his ear, and healed him.
Where did Jesus say he was daily with the chief priests?
He said he had been in the temple each day.
After seizing him, where did the crowd take Jesus?
The crowd took him to the house of the high priest.
What did Peter say when a certain maid said that Peter had been with Jesus?
He said, “Woman, I do not know him.”
What happened immediately after Peter denied knowing Jesus for the third time?
A rooster crowed immediately after he denied knowing Jesus.
What did Peter do after Jesus looked at him?
He went outside and wept bitterly.
What did the men guarding Jesus do to him?
They mocked and beat him.
How did the men guarding Jesus mock him?
They blindfolded him and asked him who it was that hit him.
The council demanded that Jesus tell them if he is the Christ. What did Jesus say that they would not do if he did tell them?
He said that they would certainly not believe.
Why did the council say that they did not need witnesses to prove that Jesus claimed to be the Christ?
They said they did not need more witnesses because they had heard Jesus, from his own mouth, claim that he was the Christ.
What accusations against Jesus did the Jewish leaders make to Pilate?
They said that Jesus was perverting the nation, forbidding tribute to Caesar, and saying that he was the Christ, a king.
After questioning Jesus, what did Pilate say about him?
He said, “I find no cause in this man.”
Why did Herod want to see Jesus?
Herod wanted to see Jesus do some sign.
How did Jesus answer Herod’s questions?
He answered Herod nothing.
When Jesus was returned to Pilate, what did Pilate say about Jesus to the crowd?
He said he found nothing in Jesus of the cause which they were charging against him.
Who did the crowd want Pilate to release from prison for the Passover feast?
They wanted him to release Barabbas, a criminal.
What did the crowd shout should be done to Jesus?
They shouted, “Crucify, crucify him.”
For the third time, what did Pilate tell the crowd about Jesus?
Pilate said, “No cause for death have I found in him.”
Why did Pilate finally grant the crowd’s demand to crucify Jesus?
He granted their request because they were insisting with loud voices.
Who carried Jesus’ cross and followed behind Jesus?
Simon of Cyrene carried Jesus’ cross.
For whom did Jesus say the women of Jerusalem should weep instead of for him?
Jesus said that they should weep for themselves and their children.
Who was crucified with Jesus?
Two criminals were crucified with Jesus.
Since Jesus claimed to be the Christ, what did the people, the soldiers and one of the criminals all challenge Jesus to do?
They challenged him to save himself.
What was written on a sign over Jesus?
On the sign was written, “This is the King of the Jews.”
What request did the second criminal make to Jesus?
He said, “Remember me when you come into your kingdom.”
What promise did Jesus make to the second criminal?
He said, “Today you will be with me in paradise.”
What miraculous event occurred immediately before Jesus’ death?
Darkness came over the whole land for three hours.
What miraculous events occurred immediately before Jesus’ death?
The sun failed, and the curtain of the temple was torn in the middle.
What did the centurion say about Jesus after Jesus’ death?
He said, “Certainly this man was righteous.”
What did Joseph of Arimathea ask Pilate to give him?
He asked Pilate for the body of Jesus.
What did Joseph of Arimathea do with Jesus’ body?
He laid Jesus’ body in a new tomb.
What day was about to begin when Jesus was buried?
The Sabbath Day was about to begin.
What did the women who had been with Jesus do on the Sabbath?
They rested, according to God’s commandment.
When did the women come to the tomb of Jesus?
They came very early on the first day of the week.
What did the women find had happened at the tomb?
They found that the stone had been rolled away from the tomb.
What did the women find inside the tomb?
They found that the body of Jesus was not there.
What did the two men in dazzling apparel (angels) say had happened to Jesus?
They told the women that Jesus had risen.
What was the apostles’ reaction when the women told of their experience at the tomb?
These words seemed before them like nonsense, and they disbelieved them.
What did Peter see when he looked in the tomb?
Peter saw the linen cloths lying by themselves.
Why did the two disciples going to Emmaus not recognize Jesus when Jesus joined them?
Their eyes were kept from recognizing him.
While Jesus was alive, what were the disciples hoping he would do?
They were hoping that he would redeem Israel.
What did Jesus explain to the two men from the scriptures?
He explained what the scriptures said concerning himself.
What happened to the two disciples when Jesus blessed the bread, broke it, and gave it to them?
Their eyes were opened, and they recognized him.
What did Jesus say first when he appeared to the disciples in Jerusalem?
He said, “Peace to you.”
How did Jesus prove that he was not just a spirit?
He invited the disciples to touch him, and he showed them his hands and feet.
How were the disciples then able to understand the scriptures?
Jesus opened their minds to understand the scriptures.
What did Jesus say should be proclaimed to all the nations?
Jesus said that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed to all the nations.
For what did Jesus tell the disciples to wait?
He told them to wait until they are clothed with power from on high.
What happened to Jesus as he blessed the disciples near Bethany?
He was carried up into heaven.
Where did the disciples then spend their time, and what did they do?
They were continually in the temple, blessing God.