General Epistles

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Composed of the following:

   Hebrews    James    1 Peter    2 Peter
   1 John    John 2, 3 - Jude    Revelation  


Hebrews

Theme: The Priesthood of Christ

As to the writer of Hebrews, it is debatable but one thing that is not questionable, is the authorship; which is the Holy Spirit. The book of Hebrews presents the high priestly office of Jesus Christ: that Christ is superior to angels, to Moses, to the Old Testament priesthood and that the New Covenant is better then the Old.

 

ASSIGNMENT:
                       
Hebrews ch.1-5

LESSON 1

1. By whom has God spoken unto us in these last days_____________________________________________________

2. By whom did God also make the worlds_____________________________________________________________

3. What did Jesus Christ do after he himself purged our sins_________________________________________________

4. God has never said to any angel "thou art my Son" True or False

5. Angels worship The Lord Jesus Christ. True or False

6. In ch.1:8-9 What does God the Father call the Son?____________________________________________________

7. Has God ever seated an angel on his right hand? Yes or No

8. To whom do angels minister for____________________________________________________________________

9. To which has God put all things in subjection? Angels or Man

10. Jesus was made a little lower than angels for the purpose of______________________________________________
     ___________________________________________________________________________________________

11. Jesus Christ took part of flesh and blood for the purpose of______________________________________________
     ___________________________________________________________________________________________

12. Jesus did not take on the nature of angels but the seed of________________________________________________

13. Jesus is able to help us when we are tempted because:_________________________________________________
     ___________________________________________________________________________________________

14. Jesus Christ the Son is counted worthy of more glory than Moses True or False

15. Jesus is considered as the Son over the house, while Moses is considered as a servant
      in the house. True or False

16. Israel did not enter into Godís rest while in the wilderness because of______________________________________

17. How does Hebrews 4:12 describe the Word of God?__________________________________________________
      __________________________________________________________________________________________

18. Why can Christians come boldly unto the throne of grace and obtain mercy and help  in time of need?_______________
     ___________________________________________________________________________________________

19. What evidences point to the fact, that these Christians though saved, were not growing and maturing._______________
     ___________________________________________________________________________________________

Memory Scripture:

Hebrews 1:2-3 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds,

Vs.3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high.

 

ASSIGNMENT:
                       
Hebrews ch.6-13

LESSON 2

 1.  Christians are to go on to maturity and to other doctrines such as__________________________________________
       _________________________________________________________________________________________

  2.  Abraham gave a tenth ( tithe ) to whom?____________________________________________________________

  3.  Which tribe of Israel did Jesus come from?__________________________________________________________

  4.  Jesus was made a High Priest after the order of______________________________________________________

  5.  As our High Priest, why is Jesus able to save us to the uttermost__________________________________________
        __________________________________________________________________________________________

  6.  Old Testament priests offered up sacrifices daily for the sins of the people, What did   Jesus offer up?_______________

  7.  How many times has or will Jesus be offered up for sins?________________________________________________

  8.  Jesus is the mediator of a better_______________ based upon better______________________________________

  9.  In the Old Covenant God wrote his laws upon stone in the New Covenant where will  God put and write his laws?_____
        _________________________________________________________________________________________

10.  How often did the High Priest enter into the second ( Holy of Holies )______________________________________

11.  What did he do there?_________________________________________________________________________

12.  In offering up his blood and entering into the holy place, what did Jesus obtain for  us?_______________________

13.  Without the shedding of blood there is no_______________ for sins.

14.  It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the__________________________________________________

15.  Jesus offered one sacrifice for sins forever. True or False    

16.  Christians are not to ____________the assembling of ourselves together.

17.  What is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen?___________________________________

18.  Name some of the people who lived by faith in ch.11___________________________________________________
       __________________________________________________________________________________________

19.  Who is the author and finisher of our faith?__________________________________________________________

20.  What is the results of the chastening of God?_________________________________________________________

21.  Some people who have entertained ( shown hospitality to ) strangers, have done so  to_______________  unaware.

22.  Marriage is honorable in all but God will judge_______________________________________________________

23.  Who is the same, yesterday, today and forever?______________________________________________________

24.  What kind of sacrifices is God well pleased with?_____________________________________________________

25.  Who must give an account, for watching over souls (Christian people) _____________________________________  

26.  How are Christians suppose to respond to leaders in the church?________________________________________  
      _______________________________________________________________________________________

Memory Scripture:

Hebrews 10:25  Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is, but exhorting one another, and so much more, as ye see the day approaching.

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James

ASSIGNMENT:
                      James ch.1-5

LESSON

 1.  When confronted with temptations ( trials ) Christians should face them with_________________________________

 2.  What is the results of the trying ( testing ) of our faith?__________________________________________________

 3.  When we pray and ask God for something, we are to ask in______________________________________________

 4.  If we endure temptation ( trials ) we shall receive______________________________________________________

 5.  God does not tempt any one to do evil.  True or False

 6.  We should be swift to __________slow to_____________ slow to _______________________________________

 7.  What? does not work the righteousness of God._______________________________________________________

 8.  Christians should be hearers only of the word.  True or False

 9.  What part of our bodies must we bridle ( put a rein on- control )___________________________________________

10.  What is the royal law?__________________________________________________________________________

11.  Pure religion undefiled before God is______________________________________________________________        __________________________________________________________________________________________

12.  Christians should have respect ( pay special attention to- fuss over- show favoritism ) to various classes of people. True
        or False


13.  Masters ( teachers ) will receive a greater condemnation ( judgment )   True or False

14.  What is the most unruly member of our body? 1. stomach  2. tongue  3. eyes

15.  What is the results of envy and strife?______________________________________________________________

16.  What is the results of the wisdom that is from above___________________________________________________
       __________________________________________________________________________________________

17.  Why do some ask, and receive not?_______________________________________________________________
       __________________________________________________________________________________________

18.  What does God call those who want to be friends with the world?________________________________________
       __________________________________________________________________________________________

19.  We are to submit to God and resist________________________________________________________________

20.  What is our life compared to, that appears and then vanishes away?________________________________________

21.  Christians that are sick, are to____________________________________________________________________

22.  What does the fervent prayer of the righteous do?_____________________________________________________


Memory Scripture:

James 1:2   My brethren count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations ( various trials )

James 4:7   Submit yourselves, therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

James 4:14...For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

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1 Peter

ASSIGNMENT:
                      1 Peter ch.1-5

LESSON

 1.  The Christian has an inheritance reserved where?______________________________________________________

 2.  The trail of faith is more precious than_______________________________________________________________

 3.  Although we havenít seen Jesus, we_________ him and rejoice with ______________________________________
       __________________________________________________________________________________________

 4.  What did the prophets of old, testify beforehand of?____________________________________________________

 5.  We should be holy ( in all our manner of life ) because__________________________________________________

 6.  Christians were not redeemed with corruptible things such as_____________________________________________
       __________________________________________________________________________________________

 7.  What were we redeemed with?___________________________________________________________________

 8.  We are born again by__________________________________________________________________________

 9.  What should Christians desire, to grow by?__________________________________________________________

10.  All Christians are a part of a royal___________ an__________ a________________________________________

11.  Christians are strangers and pilgrims and should_______________________________________________________

12.  Jesus did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth.  True or False

13.  What kind of adorning should wives put on__________________________________________________________
       __________________________________________________________________________________________

14.  Husbands should give______________ to their wives and remember that wives are
      joint heirs.
    
    * Let not husbands forget, Christian wives are children of God, treat  
       them as such and visa versa.

15.  What can be hindered if married couples donít do each other right?________________________________________

16.  The face of the Lord is against them that do  1. foolish things  2. evil  3. nothing

17.  How many times has Christ suffered for sins?  1. often  2. never stops  3. once

18.  Christ is on the right hand of God, what has been made subject unto him?___________________________________
       __________________________________________________________________________________________

19.  What does charity ( love ) cover?_________________________________________________________________

20.  Where does judgment begin?  1. house of God ( Christians ) 2. worldly sinners

21.  Who does God resist?  1. sinners  2. backsliders  3. the proud

22.  Who walks around, seeking someone to devour?_____________________________________________________

23.  The devil can  be resisted.  True or False

24.  From your studies, what is a good way to resist the devil?_______________________________________________
      ( see Matthew 4:1-11 )    

Memory Scripture:

1 Peter 1:18-19   Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver and gold, from your vain manner of life received by tradition from your fathers,
Vs19   But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.

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2 Peter

ASSIGNMENT:
                      2 Peter ch.1-3

LESSON

 1.  God has given unto us all things that pertains to_______________________________________________________

 2.  What kind of nature are we partakers of?____________________________________________________________

 3.  What are we to add to our faith?__________________________________________________________________
       __________________________________________________________________________________________

 4.  Jesus had shown Peter that he was to die soon?  True or False

 5.  Holy men of God spoke as they were moved by_______________________________________________________

 6.  What did God do with the angels that sinned?________________________________________________________

 7.  God spared not the old world but did save  1. Naamen  2. Noah  3. Balaam

 8.  What two cities did God destroy and are an example?__________________________________________________

 9.  The Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of_______________________________________________________

10.  Balaam loved the wages of  1. sin  2.  money  3.  unrighteousness

11.  By what is a man brought into bondage?____________________________________________________________

12.  What does a dog return to?_____________________________________________________________________

13.  What will a sow do, after it is washed?_____________________________________________________________

14.  What are the two examples above, an illustration of?___________________________________________________
       __________________________________________________________________________________________

15.  What reasons are given in Ch.3, why Peter writes this second epistle?______________________________________
       __________________________________________________________________________________________

16.  What shall come in the last days?__________________________________________________________________

17.  One day with the Lord is as  1.  a week  2  100 yrs.  3.  1000 yrs.

18.  What reason is God long-suffering toward us?  _______________________________________________________

19.  Christians are looking for new heavens and a new earth.  True or False

20.  In Ch.3:16 Peter considers Paulís epistles to be scripture.  True or False
 

Memory Scripture:

2 Peter 1:21-22   Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
Vs.22   For prophecy came not in old time by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Ghost

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1 John

ASSIGNMENT:
                      1 John ch.1 -5

LESSON


 1.  What had John seen and handled ( touched )_________________________________________________________

 2.  Why does John declare to us what he had seen and heard?_______________________________________________

 3.  Why does John say he writes these things?___________________________________________________________

 4.  What is the results of walking in the light, as he is in the light?______________________________________________
       ___________________________________________________________________________________________

 5.  What should Christians do if they sin?_______________________________________________________________

 6.  What will God do, if we confess our sins?____________________________________________________________

 7.  Who is our Advocate with God the Father?__________________________________________________________

 8.  What is perfected in those that keep Godís word?_____________________________________________________

 9.  What three age groups is addressed in Ch. two?_______________________________________________________

10.  Christians are not to love________________________________________________________________________

11.  What things in the world, are not of the Father?_______________________________________________________
       __________________________________________________________________________________________

12.  Beloved, _____________are we the sons ( children of God.

13.  The transgression of the law is  1. for some  2. sin  3. appealing  

14.  For what purpose was the Son of God manifested?____________________________________________________
       ___________________________________________________________________________________________

15.  What does the Scripture ď let us not love in word, neither in tongue, but in deed and in truthĒ mean to you?___________
       __________________________________________________________________________________________

16.  If our heart does not condemn us then we have_____________ toward God.

17.  We can receive whatever we ask, because__________________________________________________________
       __________________________________________________________________________________________

18.  What is a man, if he says I love God but hates his brother?_______________________________________________

19.  What is the victory that overcometh the world?_______________________________________________________

20.  He that has the Son ( Jesus ) has__________________________________________________________________

21.  John says he has written these things to us who believe, so that we may know, what?__________________________
       __________________________________________________________________________________________
       __________________________________________________________________________________________


Memory Scripture:

1 John 1:9   If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
 

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John 2, 3 - Jude

ASSIGNMENT:
                      2nd. 3rd. John,  Jude

LESSON


 1.  John rejoiced the these Christians were walking in_____________________________________________________

 2.  What is the commandment that Christians have had from the beginning?_____________________________________
       __________________________________________________________________________________________

 3.  If people come to us with false doctrine we should not invite them into______________________________________
       __________________________________________________________________________________________

 4.  To whom does John address the the 3rd epistle to?____________________________________________________

 5.  John desired that he prospered and be in health.  True or False

 6.  John commends Gaius for his helping the brethren and strangers  True or False

 7.  What was the name of the man, that was putting people out of the church?___________________________________

 8.  What was this man forbidding Christians from doing?___________________________________________________

 9.  What man had a good report of all men?____________________________________________________________

10.  What does Jude tell these Christians to contend for?___________________________________________________

11.  For what reason did he tell them this?______________________________________________________________

12.  God has reserved some angels in everlasting chains under darkness.   True or False

13.  For what reasons does Jude say that Sodom and Gomorrah suffered the vengeance of eternal fire?_______________
       __________________________________________________________________________________________


14.  Which angel contended with the devil over the body of Moses?__________________________________________

15.  Enoch prophesied that the Lord would come back with__________________ of his  saints.

16.  How are we to build ourselves up on our most holy faith?_______________________________________________


Memory Scriptures:

2 John 1:10   If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him  godspeed.  

3 John 1:2   Beloved. I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

Jude 1:20   But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost.

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Revelation

ASSIGNMENT:
                     Revelation ch.1-5

LESSON 1

 1.  What isle was John on?  1. Crete  2. Patmos  3. Malta

 2.  What description does John give us of the Lord Jesus?_________________________________________________
       __________________________________________________________________________________________

 3.  What did the Lord have against the church of Ephesus__________________________________________________
       __________________________________________________________________________________________

 4.  What did he say, that he would give to those that overcame?_____________________________________________
       __________________________________________________________________________________________

 5.  The Smyrna church had poverty and tribulation   True or False

 6.  What did the Lord promise thee Christians?_________________________________________________________

 7.  What did the Lord have against the church in Pergamos_________________________________________________
       __________________________________________________________________________________________

 8.  What did he promise to those who overcame?________________________________________________________
       __________________________________________________________________________________________

 9.  What did the Lord have against the church in Thyatira?_________________________________________________
       _________________________________________________________________________________________

10.  To those that overcame, the Lord promised?_________________________________________________________
       __________________________________________________________________________________________

11.  What does the Lord promise to the Church in Sardis; to those who overcome?_______________________________
       __________________________________________________________________________________________

12.  For what does the Lord commend the church in Philadelphia?____________________________________________
      ___________________________________________________________________________________________

13.  What does he promise to those that overcome?_______________________________________________________

14.  Why does the Lord rebuke the church of the Lacdiceans?_______________________________________________
       __________________________________________________________________________________________
       __________________________________________________________________________________________

15.  What does the Lord promise to those that overcome?__________________________________________________
       __________________________________________________________________________________________

16.  How many elders does John see around the throne?___________________________________________________

17.  What do the elders do before the throne of God?_____________________________________________________
       __________________________________________________________________________________________

18.  Why were all things created by the Lord?___________________________________________________________

19.  Who has prevailed to open the book and to loose the seals?_____________________________________________

20.  What song do the 24 elders say to the Lamb ( Jesus ) _________________________________________________
       __________________________________________________________________________________________

Memory Scripture:

Revelation 1:18   I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive forevermore,
Amen, and have the keys of hell and of death.
 

ASSIGNMENT:
                     Revelation 6-14

LESSON 2

 1.  The opening of the seals brings prosperity and blessings  True or False

 2.  How many servants of God were sealed from each tribe of Israel?_________________________________________

 3.  Who was the great multitude of people, round about the throne?__________________________________________
       __________________________________________________________________________________________

 4.  At the opening of the seventh seal, how many trumpets were to be given?____________________________________

 5.  The sounding of the trumpets bring more judgments upon the earth   True or False

 6.  What comes out of the bottomless pit and smoke?_____________________________________________________

 7.  After all these judgments mankind is quick to repent  True or False

 8.  For how long shall Godís two witnesses prophesy?____________________________________________________

 9.  What kind of power do these two display?___________________________________________________________
       __________________________________________________________________________________________

10.  Why do the people of earth rejoice when they are killed?________________________________________________
       __________________________________________________________________________________________

11.  After being dead for three days, what happens to these two witnesses?_____________________________________
       __________________________________________________________________________________________

12.  Who wars against the devil in heaven and cast him out? _________________________________________________

13.  The devil is the accuser of whom?_________________________________________________________________

14.  How did the brethren overcome the devil?___________________________________________________________

15.  How many beasts does John mention seeing, in ch.13?_________________________________________________

16.  The beast causes people to receive what , in their foreheads or hand?______________________________________

17.  Unless they receive the mark, people canít do what?___________________________________________________

18.  What will happen to those who take the mark of the beast?______________________________________________
       __________________________________________________________________________________________

19.  Who does John see sitting upon a white cloud?_______________________________________________________

Memory Scripture:

Revelation 12:11   And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
 

ASSIGNMENT:
                     Revelation 15-22

LESSON 3

 1.  Who does John see standing on the sea of glass?______________________________________________________
       __________________________________________________________________________________________

 2.  The seven remaining vials are  1. Vials of blessing  2. Vials of wrath

 3.  The first vial ( bowl ) was poured upon what people?___________________________________________________

 4.  What happens to the waters when the third vial is poured?_______________________________________________

 5.  What does John see come out of the mouth of the dragon ( devil ) the beast ( the antichrist ) and the false prophet?_____
       __________________________________________________________________________________________


 6.  With what was the woman ( the great harlot ) drunk with?_______________________________________________

 7.  What great city is fallen, in which peoples of the earth weep and morn over?__________________________________

 8.  Blessed are they that are called unto the marriage supper of______________________________________________

 9.  Who does John see sitting upon a white horse_________________________________________________________

10.  Name some of the things that John sees concerning this person___________________________________________
       __________________________________________________________________________________________
       __________________________________________________________________________________________

11.  What does Christ Jesus do with the beast and false prophet?_____________________________________________

12.  What happens to the devil?______________________________________________________________________

13.  How long will the devil be bound?  1.  100 yr.   2.  1000 yr.   3.  10,000 yr.

14.  The people of the first resurrection reign with Christ   True or False

15.  What does the devil do, after he is released from the pit?________________________________________________
       __________________________________________________________________________________________

16.  The devil is eventually thrown into the Lake of Fire  True or False

17.  At the  great white throne judgment  what is used in determining these peoples  judgment?_______________________

18.  The time will come when there will be no more sea  True or False

19.  What does John see coming down out of heaven?_____________________________________________________

20.  What does John see proceeding out of the throne of God?_______________________________________________

21.  What does the tree of life yield for healing?__________________________________________________________

22.  What curse is pronounced at the end of ch.22________________________________________________________
       __________________________________________________________________________________________


Memory Scripture:

Revelation 22:12   And, behold, I come quickly, and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.

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