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,

The following points out a focus of God's character which is still dominant today in Jewish theology. "Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength." It comes from,

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."

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

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,

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."

A leadership prayer/faith challenge is seen in this example given in what book? " Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, "Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my coasts! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain." And God granted his request.

The book which contains the biographical story of the prophet/judge Samuel.

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 king began reigning when he was eight years old. He brought about religious reforms and when the book of the law was rediscovered he responded to its claims whole heartedly. At age 39 he was cut off in battle with Neco, king of Egypt.

This military leader who united two kingdoms into one great one, finished rather poorly, but is better remembered for his intimate relationship with God.

This judge who accomplished a mighty deliverance through a select few finished poorly, being tempted by finances and eventually idolatry.

This judge was rejected by his family, developed paramilitary skills and later delivered Israel from the Ammonites.

This Godly priest protected Joash in a coup d'etat and later brought him to power. His life illustrates the power and influence a Godly priest can have on top leadership. As long as he lived he influenced the kingdom for good. After his death Joash went away from the Lord.

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.

This king started out well but in his latter reign abused his privilege and power by assuming some of the priestly functions for himself when the priests would not do what he wanted. God punished him by striking him dramatically with leprosy. Again as with many others this king shows us that a leader must carefully guard his life in its latter stages or perhaps finish poorly and spoil an otherwise good testimony for the Lord.

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.

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."

"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."

Which three of the following books in the Old Testament would probably be of the most use in helping you to learn about God-- His nature, and some attributes treated abstractly, conceptually, or philosophically.

Where would you go in the Old Testament (2 answers) to get some indications concerning the resurrection?

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 prophetic passage given to a perplexed prophet gives the ultimate end of God's justice. "For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, like the waters cover the sea." It occurs in,

This great response climaxes a period of searching by a great leader and expresses his satisfaction with God's answer. "Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, and the olive crop fails and the fields produce little or no food, even if there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior. The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights." It occurs in,

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."

One of the bright spots in an otherwise bleak book occurs in this affirmation statement. "But blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots deep under the stream. Such a tree does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit."

This comment by God in a prophecy indicates how crisis times are times for leadership emergence. "I looked for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand in the gap before me on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found none." It occurs in,

God challenges. "Then I will go back to my place until they admit their guilt. And they will seek my face; in their misery they will earnestly seek me." His people respond, "Come, let us return to the Lord. He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us; he has injured us but he will bind up our wounds." This passage giving insight in our response to problems occurs in,

"You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is focused on you because he trusts in you," occurs in what book,

"We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all," is found in,

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.

A lengthy book which first prophetically warns about the fate of the southern kingdom and its impending fall if repentance is not forthcoming suddenly reverses its message and then spends the rest of the book giving a future hope to those who fell.

A small prophetical book which can not be placed with certitude, time wise, but which contains a message which is timeless and can be abstracted to show that the day of the Lord is being revealed in the acts of God upon our lives, is intended to bring us to repentance and acceptance of God's grace, and will bring ultimate and final judgment and justice. Locusts are used probably both literally and figuratively to picture the judgment.

This book was written by a prophet who was a contemporary of Isaiah. While Isaiah ministered to the upper class and rulers, this prophet ministered to the rural areas in the southern kingdom and gave basically the same message as Amos had done to the northern kingdom. But it was interlaced with great hope and messianic prophecy for the future.

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 apocalyptic book contains numerous visions which encourage the restoration of Jerusalem, the rebuilding of the temple, and the purification of God's people along with some major messianic prophecies.

This book depicts a leader's struggle with apparent inconsistencies in God's justice. It shows that a genuine struggle of faith involves honest questioning of God and His ways, will be met by God's own explanation, and will result in a joyous acceptance by faith of that which God is doing and will do.

Which three of the following books in the Old Testament would probably be of the most use in helping you to learn about God-- His nature, and some attributes treated abstractly, conceptually, or philosophically.

Where would you go in the Old Testament (2 answers) to get some indications concerning the resurrection?

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

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 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:

This leadership challenge was given in what book. "Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will make you fish-ers of men."

This very pointed quote of the evangelistic mandate occurs in what book. "He said to them, 'Go into all the world, and preach the gospel to all creation.' "

This book presents Jesus as the Son of God who became the mighty wonder working servant of God who died for all. It a rapid moving summary of Jesus' life.

This philosophically oriented book which presents Jesus as the eternal God, who revealed the Father's love by offering eternal life (salvation) to whoever trusts him, authenticates its message with powerful signs endorsing Jesus claim of who he was.

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 leader demonstrates the importance of solid formal training in one's foundational phase. His early training equipped his mind for the task of contextualizing theology to the Gentiles.

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,

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."

"For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head having authority over every power and authority." This statement occurs in,

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

An old timer, who knew how to persevere, wrote a book to a young trouble shooting pastor which emphasized that persevering in a God-approved ministry requires the suffering of hardships, involves the demonstration of righteous living, and necessitates the proper use of God's Word. The book was,

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

This book teaches that God's gracious provision of Christ's righteousness to every believer (the Gospel of God) encompasses man's total need, is consistent with redemptive history, and applies to all of life's relationships. God can be just and yet the justifier of sinners.

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.

Which three of the following books treat the doctrine of justification by faith with explanatory arguments?

Which two of the following New Testament books are mainly focused on a doctrinal explanation of the second coming of Christ?

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 books) to understand the Pauline teaching on spiritual warfare with the spirit world?

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.

In Paul's last recorded letter he mentions this leader as having done much damage to him as he was awaiting trial.

This practical exhortation closes out a short book otherwise dealing with a doctrinal explanation of the 2nd coming and some of the symptomatic events preceding it. "For even when we were with you, we gave you this basic principle: If a man will not work, he shall not eat." This is in,

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,

General Epistles/Revelation Missed Questions:

"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,

This book counteracts false teaching. It shows that contending for the faith (basic Christian truth) involves not only recognition and rejection of ungodly influence to depart from truth, but also positive efforts to live in and learn of this truth. One can identify the counterfeit best by knowing the real.

Which three of the following books treat the doctrine of justification by faith with explanatory arguments?

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 (one book) to get Peter's view showing that God's redemptive purpose will be consummated by the return of Christ, will involve meting of justice, and will be certain?

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.