The Gospels

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(This download covers the books:   Matthew-Mark-Luke-John  )
 
The New Testament contains 27 books and can be divided into the following groups.

The Gospels

Matthew
Mark
Luke
John
 

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Matthew

Theme: Christ the King  
 

The writer of Matthew was Levi, also called Matthew. Before his call to follow Jesus, he was a Publican ( a Jew who collected taxes for the Roman government ) as a tax collector he was despised by his countrymen.

The Gospel of Matthew presents Jesus Christ as the King and traces his genealogy to king David and at times refers to Christ as the son of David. Matthew also, can be viewed as the Gospel of the kingdom; the expressions, the kingdom of God and the kingdom of heaven can be found often.

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ASSIGNMENT:
                       Matthew Ch.1-4

LESSON 1


 
1.  Jesus is a descendant of king David.   True  or  False

 2.  The name of the man that Mary ( the mother of Jesus ) was espoused to ,was.________________________________

 3.  Jesus Christ was conceived of the Holy Spirit.   True  or  False

 4.  Who told Joseph not to be afraid to take Mary, to be his wife?___________________________________________

 5.  The name Immanuel means, God is with us.   True  or  False

 6.  Jesus was born in Jerusalem.   True  or  False

 7.  Name the three gifts, that the wise men presented to the baby Jesus._______________________________________

 8.  Why did an angel tell Joseph to flee to Egypt, with baby Jesus?___________________________________________
       
 9.  How long did Joseph remain in Egypt?_____________________________________________________________

10.  King Herod had all the children of Bethlehem killed.  True  or  False

11.  Name the prophet had foretold this._______________________________________________________________

12.  Why was Jesus called a Nazarene?_______________________________________________________________

13.  What kind of clothing did John the Baptist wear?_____________________________________________________

14.  What kind of food did John eat?_________________________________________________________________


15.  John called the Pharisees and Sadducees, a generation of vipers.  True  or False

16.  Why did Jesus go into the wilderness, to be tested by the devil.__________________________________________

17.  Jesus used the written Word of God to defeat Satan's temptations.  True  or  False

18.  Complete the following: Jesus preached “Repent, the kingdom of heaven is__________________________________

19.  Before Jesus called them, what kind of work did Peter and Andrew do?___________________________________
      
20.  In what way did Jesus minister to the people in Galilee?________________________________________________


Memory Scripture:   

Matthew 1:21   And she shall bring forth a Son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus; for he shall save his people from their sins.
 

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ASSIGNMENT:
                       Matthew: Ch. 5-9

LESSON 2


1.  What happens to those who hunger and thirst for righteousness?__________________________________________

2.  What should we do if we are persecuted, for the sake of Jesus?___________________________________________

3.  Besides the actual act, how else can one commit adultery?_______________________________________________

4.  Jesus gave a cause for divorce  True  or  False

5.  In your own words-  what does it mean to go an extra mile?______________________________________________

6.  We are to love our friends but hate our enemies.  True  or  False

7.  When we give alms ( acts of charity ) we should do them secretly.  True  or  False

8.  Jesus teaches us to pray to God as our Father.  True  or  False

9.  What happens if we are not willing to forgive others?__________________________________________________

10. What does Jesus teach us to seek first, instead of being all worried._______________________________________

11. What did he promise us if we would do this?________________________________________________________

12. In your own words- what does Jesus teach us about judging others?_______________________________________

13. Why will Jesus tell some people to depart from him, even though they did great works in his name?_________________
      __________________________________________________________________________________________


14. In the parable of the two house builders, why does Jesus call one of the men wise?____________________________

15. In what way did the Centurion display great faith?____________________________________________________

16. Jesus displayed authority over the wind and the sea.   True  or  False

17. Jesus displayed authority over demons by casting them out of people.  True or False

18. The woman with the issue of blood, how was her faith displayed?_________________________________________

19. What did Jesus tell us to pray for concerning the harvest of souls?_________________________________________

Memory Scripture:

Matthew 6:33   But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.

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ASSIGNMENT:
                       Matthew Ch. 10-19

LESSON 3


  1. Believing in Jesus may cause family members to be foes.  True  or  False
 
 2. In your own words; why would family members become a Christians enemy?________________________________
 
 3. Who in heaven is greater than John the Baptist?______________________________________________________
 
 4. What illustration did the Lord use, to show that it was OK to heal on the Sabbath.____________________________

 5. By what name did the Pharisees accuse Jesus of using to cast out devils?____________________________________
 
 6. By what Spirit did Jesus cast out devils?____________________________________________________________
 
 7. What do you think Jesus meant when he pointed to the disciples as being his mother  brothers and sisters?___________
      __________________________________________________________________________________________

 
 8. In the parable of the sower who does Jesus say that the fowls are?________________________________________

 9. Name the different reasons that God’s word, does not produce when sown._________________________________ 

10. Who are the tares that are sown?________________________________________________________________

11. What did the daughter of Herodias want from king Herod for dancing?____________
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12. How many fish and loaves of bread did Jesus bless?___________________________________________________

13. How many people were fed?___________________________________________________________________

14. How did Jesus get to his disciples, after they had departed in a boat?_____________________________________

15. Peter walked on the water.   True  or  False

16. What caused Peters faith to fail?__________________________________________________________________

17. How many people were fed the second time that Jesus did a food miracle?__________________________________

18. Upon what rock will Jesus build his church?________________________________________________________

19. How did Jesus get the money, to pay the tax?_______________________________________________________

20. How many times should a Christian be willing to forgive?_______________________________________________

21. In your own words; why is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heave________________________________
     __________________________________________________________________________________________

Memory Scripture:

Matthew 11:28-30   Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Vs.29   Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart, and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
Vs.30   For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

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ASSIGNMENT:
                       Matthew Ch. 20-28                                  

LESSON 4


  1. What did the mother of Zebedee’s sons request of Jesus?_______________________________________________
  
  2. He that would be chief, will be what to all?__________________________________________________________
  
  3. Why did Jesus run the people out of the temple?_____________________________________________________
       _________________________________________________________________________________________
  
  4. Why did Jesus curse the fig tree?_________________________________________________________________
  
  5. What must we do, to receive, when praying?_________________________________________________________
  
  6. In your own words; what does it mean to render unto Caesar, the things that are  Caesars and unto God the things that       are  God’s?________________________________________________________________________________
  
  7. Jesus said that in the resurrection, their is no marriage.  True or  False
  
  8. What is the two greatest commandments?___________________________________________________________
  
  9. Jesus sternly rebukes the Pharisees.    True  or  False

 10. Name some of the signs preceding the coming back of  Jesus.___________________________________________
       _________________________________________________________________________________________

11. Jesus' words will pass away.    True  or  False

12. Why did the Lord reward the man with 5 talents?_____________________________________________________
       _________________________________________________________________________________________

13. How can we feed, cloth and visit Jesus?____________________________________________________________

14. Who did Jesus say that everlasting fire (Hell) was prepared for?_________________________________________

15. How much money was given to Judas, to betray Jesus?_________________________________________________

16. How many times would Peter deny Jesus, before the rooster crowed?_____________________________________


17. In your own words; why didn’t Jesus call upon the angels to rescue him?____________________________________
       _________________________________________________________________________________________

18. Judas committed suicide by hanging himself    True  or  False

19. Who was released, at the request of the people, instead of Jesus?_________________________________________

20. The soldiers gambled for Jesus' clothes.    True  or  False

21. How many men were crucified along with Jesus?______________________________________________________

22. Most of the onlookers were compassionate toward Jesus.   True  or  False


23. Who’s tomb was Jesus buried in?_________________________________________________________________

24. What day did Jesus rise again?___________________________________________________________________

25. Who rolled the stone away, from the tomb?_________________________________________________________

26. What did Jesus command his disciples to do, at the end of ch.28?_________________________________________
       _________________________________________________________________________________________
 

Memory Scripture:

Matthew 28:18-19   And Jesus came and spoke unto them, saying, All authority is given unto Me in heaven and in earth.
Vs.19   Go ye, therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.    

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Mark

Theme: Christ the Servant
 

Mark is not mentioned in the Gospels but is mentioned in the book of Acts; as the Mark, that accompanied Paul and Barnabas on their first missionary journey. The Gospel of Mark presents Jesus Christ as the servant of God, doing mighty deeds and works. Very few of our Lords parables and discourses are mentioned in this Gospel.

ASSIGNMENT:
                       Mark: Ch. 1-8                                         

LESSON 1


 1.  What did John say that Jesus would baptize with?_____________________________________________________
  
2.  How many days was Jesus in the wilderness?_________________________________________________________

3.  What message did Jesus Preach when He came to Galilee?_______________________________________________
        _________________________________________________________________________________________
  
4.  In your own words: what did Jesus mean when He said “ I will make you fishers of men?________________________
     __________________________________________________________________________________________

  
5.  Jesus gave his disciples power to heal and cast out devils   True  or  False
  
6.  Complete this saying: A kingdom or house divided against itself cannot______________________________________
  
7.  What sin shall never be forgiven?__________________________________________________________________
  
8.  In the parable of the sower, how many reasons can you find, why the word of God becomes unfruitful.______________
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9.  What was Jesus doing on the ship, while a storm was going on?___________________________________________

10.  What did Jesus do about the storm?_______________________________________________________________

11.  What name did the demons go by, that possessed the man in the country of Gadarenes?________________________
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12.  What happened to the swine, after the demons went into them?__________________________________________

13.  What happened to the woman with the issue of blood, who touched Jesus' garment.___________________________

14.  How did Jesus know that someone had touched him in faith?____________________________________________

15.  Why do you suppose that the people were offended at Jesus in his own country?_____________________________
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16.  Why could Jesus do no mighty works in his own country?______________________________________________
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17.  What made the Word of God, of none effect with the Pharisees?_________________________________________

18.  The blind man in Bethsaida was healed when Jesus put mud in his eyes.  True  False

Memory Scripture:

Mark 8:35   For whosoever would save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it.
 

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ASSIGNMENT:
                        Mark Ch. 9-16

LESSON 2


 1.  Complete this verse: “ If thou canst believe, all things are possible_________________________________________
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  2.  Why could not the disciples cast out the dumb-deaf spirit?______________________________________________        _________________________________________________________________________________________

 
 3.  What did Jesus say, was possible with God?________________________________________________________
 
 4.  What was the name of the blind man, who sat begging, by the highway?____________________________________
 
 5.  What is the consequence if we don’t forgive others?___________________________________________________
 
 6.  Why was the poor widow’s offering more than all the rest?______________________________________________

 7.  Who is the only one, who knows when Christ shall return?_______________________________________________

 8.  Whose house in Bethany did Jesus stay at?__________________________________________________________
 
 9.  Who did Jesus say, was always with us, to do good to?_________________________________________________

10.  What did Jesus use to symbolize his body, at the last supper?____________________________________________

11.  Judas used a handshake, as a sign, to betray Jesus.    True  or   False

12.  Barabbas was a thief.    True  or  False

13.  For what reason did the chief priest deliver Jesus to Pilate?______________________________________________
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14.  With what did the soldiers cloth Jesus?_____________________________________________________________

15.  What methods did the soldiers use to mock Jesus?____________________________________________________
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16.  Name the man who helped Jesus carry his cross?____________________________________________________

17.  Who did Jesus first appear to, after his resurrection?__________________________________________________

18.  What signs will follow those that believe?___________________________________________________________
       __________________________________________________________________________________________

Memory Scripture:

Mark 16:15 ...Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. ( person )

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Luke

Theme: Christ the Perfect Sinless Man
 

Luke known as the beloved physician wrote the Gospel of Luke as well as the book of Acts. Often times he was a fellow worker and companion of Apostle Paul. The Gospel of Luke emphasizes the perfect humanity of Jesus Christ, anointed of the Holy Ghost, who ministered to the sick and the lost.

ASSIGNMENT:
                         Luke 1-5

LESSON 1

  1.  To whom did Luke address the book of Luke to?____________________________________________________
  
  2.  Priscilla was the name of Zacharias wife.   True  or  False
  
  3.  When was John the Baptist filled with the Holy Spirit?_________________________________________________

  4.  Name the angel that spoke to Zacharias____________________________________________________________

  5.  Why did Zacharias lose his speech?_______________________________________________________________

  6.  What differences can you find in the way Zacharias answered the angel and how Mary answered?_________________
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  7.  Elisabeth said to Mary “ Blessed are you above women”  True  or  False

  8.  What was the mission of John the Baptist?__________________________________________________________
       __________________________________________________________________________________________

  9.  Why did Joseph and Mary go to Bethlehem?_______________________________________________________

10.  In what way was Mary and Elisabeth related?_______________________________________________________

11.  When Mary entered into the house of Elisabeth and saluted ( greeted her ) what  happened to Elisabeth?____________
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12.  Why did Herod put John the Baptist in prison?_______________________________________________________

13.  In what way did Jesus resist the temptations of the devil________________________________________________
       _________________________________________________________________________________________

14.  What things did the Spirit of the Lord anoint Jesus to do?_______________________________________________
       __________________________________________________________________________________________

15.  In what manner did Jesus heal Simons mother in law, of a  fever?_______________________________________         ________________________________________________________________________________________

16.  For what reason did Jesus get into the boat of Simon ( Peter )___________________________________________

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17.  How did Peter ( Simon ) benefit from Jesus using his boat?______________________________________________
       __________________________________________________________________________________________

18.  How did some men get a man with palsy into the presence of Jesus to be healed?_____________________________
       __________________________________________________________________________________________

19.  For what reason did the Pharisees accuse Jesus of blasphemy?___________________________________________

Memory Scripture:

Luke 2:10-11   And the angel said unto them, fear not; for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
Vs.11   For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.

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ASSIGNMENT:
                         Luke ch.6-12

LESSON 2

 1. Who went into the house of God and ate the show bread?  Moses  or  David

 2. How are we to treat those who would be our enemy?__________________________________________________

 3. How are we to respond to those who curse us?  1. pray against  2. bless  3. curse

 4. In your own words, what do you believe Jesus means about seeing the mote in another's eye but not the beam in our own
    eye?_____________________________
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 5. Those who hear and do the word of the Lord, are compared to what?______________________________________
     ___________________________________________________________________________________________

 6. Why did Jesus say that the Centurion had great faith?___________________________________________________

 7. What prompted the woman, to wash Jesus' feet with her hair?_________________________________________  
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 8. Who had seven demons cast out of them?   1.Joanna  2. Simon  3. Mary Magdalene

 9. How old was Jairus’s daughter that Jesus raised from the dead?___________________________________________

10. Who was the first to recognize that Jesus was The Christ of God?_________________________________________

11. What two men appeared and talked to Jesus, when Jesus was transfigured on the mountain?____________________
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12. Complete this statement: ‘The Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives but to____________________________

13. What should we pray that the Lord of the harvest should do?____________________________________________

14. Why was Martha upset with her sister Mary?________________________________________________________

15. What will the Father give us if we will ask?__________________________________________________________

16. What does an unclean spirit do, when it leaves a person?________________________________________________

17. We are to fear him ( God ) that has power to cast into _________________________________________________

18. If we deny Jesus before men, we shall be what before the angels?_________________________________________

19. Complete this statement :    A mans life consisteth not in the abundance of___________________________________
      __________________________________________________________________________________________

20. Why did God call the rich man a fool?_____________________________________________________________

21. What will be added unto us if we will seek the kingdom of God first?______________________________________
      __________________________________________________________________________________________

Memory Scripture:

Luke 6:38   Give and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. for with the same measure that ye measure it shall be measured to you again.  

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ASSIGNMENT:
                         Luke ch.13-24

LESSON 3

  1.   In the parable of the fig tree, why did the owner want to cut it down?_____________________________________

  2.   How long did the woman have a spirit of infirmity?  8 yr..  12 yr.   18 yr..

  3.   Who did Jesus say had made her sick?____________________________________________________________

  4.   He that humbles himself shall be.._________________________________________________________________

  5.   Angels do what, when a sinner repents.____________________________________________________________

  6.   What does the story of the wayward son, who comes home, after wasting his  inheritance symbolize to you?________
        _________________________________________________________________________________________


  7.   Name some things that the rich man in hell realized.( in the story of Lazarus and the   rich man.)__________________
         _________________________________________________________________________________________

  8.   Of the lepers that were healed, how many came back and glorified God?________________________________              ______________________________________________________________________________________

  9.   In the story of the judge and the widow, why did the judge avenge ( give justice to ) the widow?_______________
        _________________________________________________________________________________________


10.   In your mind, what trait or characteristic did this woman display?________________________________________

11.   Why did God hear the prayer of the publican and not the prayer of the Pharisee?_____________________________
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12.   Why did Zacchaeus climb up into a tree?___________________________________________________________

13.   What was the immediate evidence that salvation had come to the house of Zacchaeus?_________________________

14.   Name some things that may be evidence that a person is saved.__________________________________________
        __________________________________________________________________________________________

15.   What did Jesus say would cry out if the people stopped praising God?_____________________________________

16.   There will be no marriage in heaven.   True  or  False

17.   What was given to Judas, to betray Jesus?__________________________________________________________

18.   What are we to do in remembrance of Jesus?_______________________________________________________

19.   What did Satan desire to do to Peter?_____________________________________________________________

20.   What did Jesus do in Peters behalf?_______________________________________________________________

21.   What did Jesus do to the man whose ear was cut off?_________________________________________________

22.   What did Jesus ask The Father ( for the people ) who crucified him?______________________________________

23.   Jesus promised one of the crucified thieves, paradise.  True or  False

24.   When Jesus appeared to his disciples, he was just a spirit.      True  or  False

25.   What do you base your answer on? for the above question.

Memory Scripture:

Luke 14:11   For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalteth .

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John
 
Theme: The Deity of Jesus Christ
 

John is the writer of this Gospel as well as 1,2, and 3rd. John. It was to John that our Lord Jesus on the cross commended his mother. This Gospel from the very start stresses the Deity of Jesus and uses the terms Son and Son of God quite often.

ASSIGNMENT:
                         John ch.1-7                  

LESSON 1

 1.   In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was______________________________

 2.   He was in the world and the world was made by______________________________________________________

 3.   Who do you think the scriptures are talking about?____________________________________________________

 4.   The Word was made flesh.   True or  False

 5.   As many as receive him, he gives power to do what?__________________________________________________

 6.   What did John the Baptist say of Jesus when he saw him?_______________________________________________

 7.   John baptized with water, what did he say Jesus would baptize us with?____________________________________

 8.   The beginning of the miracles of Jesus was  1. healing  2.turning water into wine    

 9.   Jesus told Nicodemus that a man had to be born again.  True  or  False

10.   What did God Give because he loved the world ( humanity )____________________________________________

11.   What did God send his Son into the world, to do?____________________________________________________
         _________________________________________________________________________________________

12.   What does a person have if they believe ( put their trust in) the Son?_______________________________________

13.   How must we worship God?____________________________________________________________________

14.   The sick man at the pool of Bethesda had been sick for 17yr.   True  or  False

15.   Who has God the Father committed all judgment to?__________________________________________________

16.   Complete the following: Some shall come forth unto the resurrection of_____________________________________
        and some unto the resurrection of ________________________________________________________________

17.   How did Jesus get to his disciples, after they had left in a boat?__________________________________________

18.   Jesus said some were not seeking him because of the miracles but because__________________________________
       __________________________________________________________________________________________

19.   Jesus said he came down from______________________________ not to do his will but the fathers.

20.   What did Jesus say would flow from our belly ( heart, innermost being )____________________________________
       ( Compare with John 4:7-14 )

Memory Scripture:

John 1:12   But as many as receive him, to them gave he power to become the children of God, even to them that believe on his name.

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ASSIGNMENT:
                        John ch. 8-13

LESSON 2

 1.  How did Jesus go about rescuing the woman caught in adultery?__________________________________________      __________________________________________________________________________________________      
 2.  What can we learn from this story about ourselves?  ___________________________________________________
      About the Lord Jesus?_________________________________________________________________________

 3.  What does a person need to do, so that they don’t die in their sins?________________________________________

 4.  We are to do what? That we may know the truth, and the truth make us free. ________________________________
       __________________________________________________________________________________________

 5.  Complete this scripture: The thief comes to__________________________________________________________
      I am come that they might have___________________________________________________________________

 6.  If ye continue in my _______then ye are my ___________and ye shall know the______________________________
      and the _____________________________________________________________________________________

 7.  Jesus said he was the good shepherd, what does the good shepherd do for the sheep?_________________________
      __________________________________________________________________________________________

 8.  What two reasons did the Jews want to stone Jesus for?________________________________________________
      __________________________________________________________________________________________

 9.  For what purpose was Lazarus sick for?____________________________________________________________

10.  Complete Jesus' statement “ I am the resurrection and _________________________________________________
      __________________________________________________________________________________________

11.  How does the words of Jesus, in the above scripture give us hope and comfort?______________________________
       __________________________________________________________________________________________

12.  How many days had Lazarus been dead?___________________________________________________________

13.  Why would not some of the chief rulers confess Jesus even though they believed in  him? ______________________
      _________________________________________________________________________________________

  Memory Scripture:

John 11:25-26   Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life; he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.
Vs.26   And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?                      

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ASSIGNMENT:
                        John 14-21                

LESSON 3
 

1.  What do you think Jesus meant by the statement of himself “ I am the way, the truth,  and the life: no man cometh unto the       Father but by me._____________________________________________________________________________

 2.  Is it possible to do the same kind of works that Jesus did?   Yes  or   No

 3.  If we love him, what will we do?__________________________________________________________________

 4.  Who did Jesus say that God the Father would send, to help us?___________________________________________

 5.  Name some things that Jesus said, that the Holy Spirit would help us with____________________________________
      ___________________________________________________________________________________________

 6.  What do you think Jesus meant, by the branches that did not bear fruit:______________________________________
      ___________________________________________________________________________________________

 7.  What do you think Jesus means by the Father purging ( pruning ) branches that bear fruit?_______________________
      ___________________________________________________________________________________________


 8.  The world will hate us (Christians) because: 1. we go to church    2. were not of the world    3. we do good deeds

 9.  Jesus had glory with the Father before the world was.   True or  False

10.  Isaiah 42:8   Says that God doesn’t give his glory to no one, how do you suppose that  Jesus shared God's glory?____
       __________________________________________________________________________________________


11.  Complete Jesus' words “ Sanctify them through thy____________________________________________________

12.  What happened to the people who came to arrest Jesus, when he said I am he?______________________________
       __________________________________________________________________________________________

13.  Pilate could find no fault in Jesus.    True  or  False

14.  Do you believe that Pilate wanted to let Jesus go?_____________________________________________________

15.  What did the Jews say to Pilate that caused Pilate to continue with the judgment proceedings?____________________
       __________________________________________________________________________________________


16.  What was the title that they put above the head of Jesus, on the cross.______________________________________

17.  How many Marys were standing at the foot of the cross?_______________________________________________

18.  What did Thomas say it would take, for him to believe that Jesus was alive?_________________________________
      ___________________________________________________________________________________________

19.  How many times did Jesus ask Peter if he loved him?__________________________________________________

20.  What did our Lord command Peter to do?__________________________________________________________
 
Memory Scripture:

JOHN 14:23...If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.

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