Bible Mastery Profeciency Indicator Missed Questions

Pentateuch Missed Questions:

A leadership farewell message creating hope and challenging faith is captured in, "Be strong and have courage. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you. He will never leave your nor forsake you." This was given by,

"I am about to die. But God will surely come to your aid and take you up out of this land to the land he promised to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. ...God will surely come to your aid, and then you must carry my bones up from this place." This great leadership faith act was done by which leader.

This admonition taken from what book was given to direct the course of leadership but rarely was heeded. "It (a copy of the law) is to be with him, and he is to read it all the days of his life so that he may learn to fear the Lord his God and follow carefully all the words of this law and these decrees and not consider himself better than his brothers and turn from the law to the right or to the left. Then he and his descendants will reign a long time over his kingdom in Israel."

That God's character was essentially that of holiness is the focus of this verse. "Speak to the entire assembly of Israel and say to them: 'You must be holy because I, the Lord your God, am holy.' " It's in,

This verse taken from what book highlights a leadership trait frequently absent in modern Christian leadership. "Now Moses was a very humble man, showing more humility than anyone else on the face of the earth."

The book which traces events during the time of Israel's wilderness wanderings and contains a census of the major descendants of the tribes of Israel as well as the many failings of the people to obey God from the heart.

The two books which record the law (10 commandments) that Moses was given by God. Mark the correct two.

Two books used to stimulate worship to God.

A patriarchal leader who was willing to obey God even if it meant sacrificing his only son.

Historical Books Missed Questions:

A promise often claimed, at least in its intent, by leaders throughout church history is "I will give you every place where you set your foot, ..." It was first claimed by,

"For the sake of his great name the Lord will not reject his people, because the Lord was pleased to make you his own. As for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord by failing to pray for you. I will teach you the way that is good and right." This highlights a ministry responsibility that all leaders should have. It was spoken by and modeled by,

"Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you might be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful." This occurs in a leadership transition passage which gives a mandate and foundational guideline for the incoming leader who was,

In looking back over a lifetime, this leader modeled for his followers in reciting these words. "Now I am about to go the way of all the earth (that is, die). You know with all your heart and soul that not one of all the good promises the Lord your God gave you has failed."

In a moment of crisis a leader took a public stand which included these words, "But if serving the Lord seems wrong to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord." This final leadership act is recorded in,

Which two books treat in detail David's rise as King, the consolidation of the kingdom of Judah and Israel into one, and the story of David as King. Mark all correct answers.

Which of the following Old Testament books mention Satan by the name "Satan" as interfering in human affairs? Mark any correct answers.

This seer ministered almost exclusively at the court of David and served also as a recorder of history, an important function which passed on heritage from generation to generation.

His kingdom started out well in response to a prophecy from Azariah son of Oded but in his latter years he failed to trust God in a crisis with Baasha, King of Israel. Hanani the seer reproved him with a word from the Lord. This infuriated him and he went further away from God. His leadership shows that you can start well, continue well, and yet finish poorly.

This prophet illustrates the important prophetic characteristic of standing alone on convictions even though other religious leaders and prophets disagree. His stand against majority counsel in the time of Ahab and Jehosophat was rejected and he was punished for it.

This king who was basically good made an alliance to help a wicked king, Ahab, and was admonished by God via the seer Jehu. He was particularly known for standing for justice in the land.

Poetical Books Missed Questions:

"The one going out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will soon return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him," predicts the nearness of God's deliverance to his people in captivity. It occurs in,

This practical warning occurs in what book. "When the sentence for a crime is not quickly carried out, the hearts of the people are filled with plans to do evil."

The response to deep processing by God is seen in this verse which has been often claimed as a promise which vindicates God. "But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold." It was given by,

"I know that you can do all things; no plan of yours can be stopped," highlights the response of a person who has recognized that God's hand has sovereignly been overseeing some difficult processing in his life. This famous quote comes from,

This reflection points out the sovereignty of God and God's testing. It occurs in a historical reflection in what book? "But he sent a man before them--Joseph, sold as a slave. They bruised his feet with shackles, he was put in irons, till what he foretold came to pass, till the word of the Lord proved him true."

This warning about coercing God in prayer occurs in a historical reflection in which book. "So he answered their request, but sent leanness to their souls."

Two books used to stimulate worship to God.

Which of the following Old Testament books mention Satan by the name "Satan" as interfering in human affairs? Mark any correct answers.

Prophetical Books Missed Questions:

A great hymn (Great is Thy Faithfulness) alludes to this testimony given after a long ministry by one of God's most persistent leaders. "Yet because I remember this I have hope: because of the Lord's great love we are not totally done away with, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithful-ness." This victorious leader was,

This response by God was meant to encourage a leader in God's sovereign and just action even though his times did not look as if God was sovereignly working. "Look around at the nations and watch--and be amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you will find hard to believe, even after I have told you so." The leader was,

This often quoted phrase, meant to encourage two leaders that their ministry would be empowered from on high, is from what book? "Not by might, nor by power but by my spirit, says the Almighty Lord, who controls spiritual armies innumerable."

This verse often quoted out of context in order to justify some current money practices by some churches, occurs in what book. "Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this," says the Lord Almighty, "and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it."

A most famous quote from this book is, "But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come one who will rule over Israel, whose beginnings were told in ancient times."

A leadership admonition against materialism was given in this quote from what book? "Is it a time for you yourselves to be living in your plush houses, while my house remains a ruin?"

Which of these are among the four books which treat the problems concerning the return of Israel to the land after the exile. Mark all that are correct.

Which of these are among the three books which give details of life during the exile or prophetical messages to those in the exile. Mark all correct answers.

This Old Testament book uses the characteristic phrase son of man numerous times--a phrase later used by Jesus to refer to himself.

This post-exilic (occurring after the return to the land) book urges the few who had returned to rebuild the temple. If they would renew themselves with God and respond by trusting Him and being obedient in building the temple they could expect peace and prosperity.

This book is a call to renewal some 30 or 40 years after the temple was rebuilt in Jerusalem and shows how easy it is for nominalism to creep into the practice of God's people.

Which three books of the following gives some insight into spiritual warfare in the heavenlies?

This prophet was used to urge a reluctant remnant to build the temple. Repeatedly he admonished them to continue their work after they would become discouraged and stop.

This leader was used by God to stir up the remnant who had returned to Jerusalem after the exile to a meaningful relationship with God. This remnant had become very nominal in their relationship after 15 or so years in the land. His ministry is a warning to all leaders that they must constantly be aware of followers' tendencies toward secularism and an "outward only" relationship with God.

The Day of the Lord is a key phrase in this small Old Testament book written most likely in Josiah's reign. It is used more frequently by this prophet than any other. The explanation of this phrase is the permanent value of this book, which is,

This book shows that the day of the Lord is always near in one sense and yet somewhere in the future. The day of the Lord is a time of God's wrath bringing justice and ending in a restoration. The book exposing this concept is,

This book encourages us to believe in the justice of God. Though He uses wicked nations for his purposes He still holds them accountable. Assyria is a case in point. This book predicts its utter destruction. It is,

Gospels Missed Questions:

What book does much to elaborate (mainly by illustration) on Christ's human nature?

Which Gospel gives the most exhaustive treatment of Christ's teaching about the 2nd coming?

Which of the following in the New Testament mention the evil One by the names--Satan or the tempter, or the devil, or Prince of this world, the god of this age--and give insights about his operations? Mark any correct answers.

This early missionary leader is the only contemporary leader mentioned in the book to the Hebrews.

This missionary leader was a companion of both Paul and Peter, was with Peter in his later years and is mentioned in 1 Peter.

The parable of the seed growing mysteriously occurs only in this gospel. "all by itself the soil produces grain--first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head." Which one?

Pauline Epistles Missed Questions:

It (the grace of God) teaches us to say 'No' to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope--the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ." This admonition in a book describing what leadership should do in a local church situation occurs in,

"The reason I left you in Crete was that you might straighten out what was left unfinished and appoint elders in every town, as I directed you," is given in a book dealing with the importance of leadership in correcting a church situation. It is seen in,

One of the great admonitions to leadership selection is given in the following words contained in which book? "And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses give to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others."

"We live by faith, not by sight." occurs in,

Spiritual warfare, an important leadership element, is in focus in this passage from what book. "The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to breakdown strong-holds."

Which book expresses that a clear understanding of Christ and his work and his relationship to his church will result in rejection of man-made efforts towards religious fulfillment and will form the basis for practical Christian living?

This lofty epistle teaches that the revealed wonder and ultimate purposes of the church demand a unique Christian life style.

This New Testament book adds Christian perspective to the phrase the Day of the Lord, which was introduced and taught earlier in the Old Testament in two of the minor Prophets.

An authoritative letter was written to a trouble shooter on an errand which pointed out that setting the church in order (what the young minister was doing) involved the appointing of qualified leaders who through sound teaching and living exhort others to practical Christian living. What was the letter?

Where would you go (one book) to find lofty teaching on the cosmic purposes of the church?

Where would you go (one book) for the Pauline treatment of "giving" in the church?

Which of the following chapters contain an emphasis about the nature and outworking of love in the believer's life? Mark any that are correct.

Where would you go (two places) to validate the certitude and authority of the Scriptures for use in the believer's life?

Where would you go (two books) to understand the Pauline teaching on spiritual warfare with the spirit world?

Where would you go (one book) to get the fullest treatment of the Pauline view on the nature and purpose of the church?

Which three books of the following gives some insight into spiritual warfare in the heavenlies?

Which of the following in the New Testament mention the evil One by the names--Satan or the tempter, or the devil, or Prince of this world, the god of this age--and give insights about his operations? Mark any correct answers.

This leader was trained by Paul in an apprenticeship/ on-the-job training program. He was used by Paul in several problematic situations where firm leadership was needed most notably that at Corinth and in Crete.

This woman was evidently a worker in the church of which Philemon was a part.

This early missionary leader is the only contemporary leader mentioned in the book to the Hebrews.

Each of the major contexts in this book ends with a recognition of the 2nd coming of Christ both as a warning and an encouragement. It expands on the Old Testament concept of the day of the Lord. This book is,

This admonition deals with two spiritual gifts--one by implication. "Do not put out the Spirit's fire; do not treat prophecies with contempt. Test everything (implying discernings of spirits). Hold on to the good." This occurs in,

This mentoring model for women is given in what book? "Then they (older women) can train the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one can malign the word of God."

General Epistles/Revelation Missed Questions:

"To the chosen lady and her children, whom I love in the truth--and not I only, but also all who know the truth--" is taken from,

"For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death physically but made alive by the Spirit..." This occurs in,

False teaching can lead believers astray. Hence, this little epistle which teaches that "your knowledge of foundational Christian truth must be life-transforming knowledge though it will be denied by false teachers therefore be forewarned and counteract these negative influences by positive progress in life-knowledge.

Which one of the following does not contain information helpful for understanding the nature and ministry of the Holy Spirit?

Which of the following chapters contain an emphasis about the nature and outworking of love in the believer's life? Mark any that are correct.

Where would you go (two places) to validate the certitude and authority of the Scriptures for use in the believer's life?

Which of the following in the New Testament mention the evil One by the names--Satan or the tempter, or the devil, or Prince of this world, the god of this age--and give insights about his operations? Mark any correct answers.

This missionary leader was a companion of both Paul and Peter, was with Peter in his later years and is mentioned in 1 Peter.

Diotrephes comes off as a poor Christian leader in this book. He represents an authoritarian leader who is threatened by visiting leaders. The letter warns him. It shows that true love can be confronting. This book is,