List the four factors described in the handout and discussed in class as helping to create the propserity of the Roman Empire and creating fertile ground for the spread of Christianity.
Security, Law, Freedom, Infrastructure
Security, Language, Infrastructure, Authority
Law, Language, Religion, Cultural War
What language was shared by educated people throughout the Eastern half of the Roman Empire?
What king of the Jews in the first century before Christ was not a Jew?
Herod the Great
These were the two principal religious political parties of the Jews in the time of Christ.
Scribes and Pharisees
Ottomans and Maccabees
Sadducees and Pharisees
Jews and Gentiles
In addition to the prophecy, five divine announcements were made of the birth of either Jesus or John the Baptist, three of them by voice, one by dream and one by sight, Describe any three of the five.
Mary was visited by Gabriel and told she had conceived a son through the Holy Spirit
Joseph was told by an Angel of the Lord in a dream
Zacharius was in the Holy Place, and an Angle of the Lord told him Elizabeth was to have a son in her old age
John the Baptist preached to the wise men of Jesus' birth.
When the baby Jesus is presented in the temple, what two people recognize him as the Messiah?
Mary and Joseph
Simeon and Anna the prophetess of Phanuel
The High Priest and Mary
A man who was healed and Simeon
What sacrificial gift indicates the poverty of Joseph and Mary?
The five shekels of silver
The young goat
The two doves
Who did Jesus describe as the greatest person "born of women"
John the Baptist
Why did Herod imprison John the Baptist?
For preaching the gospel
He had committed treason
For rebuking him
For steal Herod's wife
What was the immediate cause of Herod killing John
Herod became enraged with John and threw a spear at him
Herod was asked for John's head on a platter after Herodias danced for him
John had been sentenced to execution
John said "you cannot kill he who was sent by the Lord"
What dietary difference does Jesus describe between him and John?
John only ate meat
Jesus could not eat vegetables
John did not drink wine or eat bread
Jesus did not drink wine or eat bread
How does Jesus say the dietary difference between John the Baptist and himself affected their critics
They believed John was drunk and wouldn't listen
They believed John was demon-posessed and that Jesus was a drunkard and glutton
They wanted to follow John's diet rather than Jesus/
What reason does Jesus give that he should be baptized?
To inherit salvation
To fulfill all righteousness
Because it was tradition
Everyone else was doing it
Describe the three temptations of Jesus
He was tempted in the wild to turn the rock into bread
He was tempted to make water come out of the rock
He was tempted to jump down from the temple and call angels to help him
He was tempted on the mountain to bow down to Satan
He was tempted on the mountain to destroy the evil that was mankind
Name at least ten of the original apostles and their occupations of five of them
Jesus came not to ______ but to ________ the law and the prophets
Change, add to
What did Jesus say about divorce?
Divorce is ok now
Divorce is irrelevant
Divorce is adultery
What did Jesus say about oaths?
Let your yes be yes and your no be no
Make oaths to the Lord
Always make oaths to each other
Oaths are acceptable
According to Jesus, what is wrong with having treasures on earth?
It is sinful to own any possessions
They have not been given to man by God
Moth and rust will destroy them
None of these
What are the actual physical resources that the text mentions as available to feed the 5,000?
Five fish and two loaves of bread
7 loaves of bread
Five loaves of bread and two fish
12 baskets full of fish
What action does Jesus take that drives home the fact that additional food has been miraculously supplied?
He blessed the food, broke it, and distributed it to the people
He tells them it was from God
He has the disciples sell the remaining bread, and they received 200 denari
He had the disciples collect the remaining bread and there were 12 baskets left
How did Jesus stage the walking on water for maximum effect on the apostles?
He put them in danger of death
The wind was raging, and they really had to have faith to believe it was He who was walking on water.
He made himself a ghost so they would be frightened.
He told them it was the coming of the King
What phrase does Jesus use to describe both the apostles after he stills the storm and Peter and he sinks on the waves?
How do you not see?
You were lost but now are found
Oh ye of little faith!
You cannot understand what you will not believe
Before Jesus stills the storm, what is he doing?
Sleeping in the boat
Walking on water
Sitting on deck
When the apostles see Jesus walking on the water, they think he is a what?
Before Jesus was tempted, he had done what for 40 days?
Preached the gospel
Hungered and thirsted
Wandered through Jeruesalem
When Jesus was baptized, how did the Holy Spirit and God the Father demonstrate their approval of his action?
His spirit descended on Jesus like a dove
They brought out the sun, because it had been dark
Angels were sent to sing and proclaim salvation
They showed themselves to all who were standing there
According to John's account, Jesus went up on the mountain alone after feeding the 5,000 because he knew the people wanted to what?
Hear him preach
Make him their king
Eat more food
How did the blind man in John 9 come to be blind?
He was sick as a child
He was born that way to show God's glory
His parents sinned
The healed man tells the Pharisees that he knows that ____ does not hear _________.
God, the sick
What office does Jairus hold in the Jewish religion?
Ruler of the synagogue
What does the woman suffering from chronic blood loss think will heal her?
Just touching Jesus's cloak
A strong medicine
An animal sacrifice
The blessing of the high priest
What question does Jesus ask that Peter apparently thinks makes no sense?
Why do you follow me?
How does one become blind?
Who touched me?
When do you see the Son?
Name any three of the 5 people who accompany Jesus into the room where the dead girl lives
The girl's father
The girls mother
What does Jesus tell the crowd of mourners?
She cannot be saved
She is not dead, but asleep
Do not be sad, rejoice
Go to your homes
How do the mourners react?
The go on mourning
The yell at Jesus
They are astonished
Lazarus has two sisters. What are there names?
Mary and Martha
Martha and Ruth
Anna and Mary
Ruth and Anna
Which sister greets Jesus first
When Jesus comes to the tomb, he __________, and people in the crowd remark how he __________ Lazarus.
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus uses the metaphor of what to describe the role of his followers to influence society.
Vine and branches
Salt and light
Goats and sheep
Wineskin and candle
Jesus extends the command to love your neighbor to include who?
Those who didn't live near you
Jesus insists we must be "Perfect as _______ is perfect"