Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Bible Trivia Answers to "THE LAST WORD" and "A LOOK AT 1ST THESSALONIANS"

Good Evening To All!

The answers to last night's Bible Trivia Quiz are as follows:

1.  Stephen  (Acts 7:59-60)
2.  Jacob      (Genesis 49:31)
3.  Elisha     (2 Kings 13:19)
4.  Saul        (1 Samuel 31:4)
5.  Joseph    ( Genesis 50:25)
6.  Moses    (Deuteronomy 33:29)
7.  Joshua    (24:27)
8.  Samson  (Judges 16:28)
9.  Jesus      (Matthew 28:19-20)
10.  The repentant thief on the cross    (Luke 23:42)
11.  David    (1 Kings 2:9)
12.  Eli         (1 Samuel 4:16)
13.  Jesus     (Acts 1:8)
14.  Elijah    (2 Kings 2:10)
15.  Jezebel  (2 Kings 9:31)
16.  Goliath  (1 Samuel 17:44)
17.  Ahab     (1 Kings 22:34)
18.  Jesus     (Mark 16:18)

I hope you did well or learned a lot from this little Trivia Quiz.  Be sure and let me know.

Now, for the "meat" of this post.

There are many books in the Bible that I favor. Proverbs, because of its lessons, but I took another look at 1 Thessalonians. It concerns itself with the "return of Christ" and what we should do to make ourselves ready to meet Him up in the air.   

At this date and time, I think we should all take heed to what this book, along with other books in the Bible such as Proverbs say because they are excellent teachings that if followed will enable us to join our Savior in the heavens.

It teaches guidelines for growing in Godliness.  Godly believers live unto God and for God.  They seek to honor and reflect God in everything they think, say, or do.  Godliness lives quietly, is absorbed in doing good for others and works productively.  Godliness has a good reputation with unbelievers, and last but not least, Godliness is knowing the commands of Scripture and doing them

  • Understand that successful Christian living consists of 1) work that flows from faith, 2) labor that flows from love, and 3) patient endurance that is born of living hope.  Insure that your life is characterized in this manner.  (1:3)
  • Be faithful to intercede for other believers and other congregations.  (3:10)
  • Live your life in order to please God, not yourself (for if you truly have the Holy Ghost within you, your desires will change to be what God wants as well).  my emphesis  (4:1)
  • Live a quiet , peaceful life,  Never gossip.  Be diligent in whatever work you have chosen to do.  Earn a good reputation with unbelievers.  (411-12)
  • Conduct your life, being alert and self-controlled.  (5:6)
  • Practice the commands of Scripture.   (5:16-22)

It has Key Lessons in Faith--The person of faith prays that God will demonstrate His power in the church today.  Faith is able to receive God's Word through human beings, believing God's ability to use human vessels, and faith looks forward to the promise that the Lord will appear a second time for salvation's consummation.

  • Pray that your preaching of the gospel will be attended by the power of signs, wonders, and miracles.  (1:5)
  • Receive the preaching and teaching as God's Word!  Refuse to receive the Scripture as merely human opinion, and avoid negating its authority or nullifying its effectiveness for growth in your life.  (2:13)
  • Encourage brothers and sisters in Christ often, giving hope through expecting Jesus Christ's return.  (4:17)

1 Thessalonians also has Lessons for Leaders.  Although righteous spiritual leaders speak the truth of God boldly, they do so gently.  The are unmoved by flattery or praise from humankind.  They only seek praise from God.  They are diligent workers who never take advantage of those they serve.

  • Leaders, seek to please God, rather than cater to humans.  Never employ flattery; rather speak the truth forthrightly.  Look only to God for praise.  (2:5-6)
  • Leaders, practice gentleness in your ministry.  (2:7)
  • Leaders, understand that ministry means hard work and long hours.  (2:9)

It tells us the Keys to Moral Purity.  The church must sustain a biblical commitment to sexual purity.  The worldly attitude that produces sexually immoral behavior rejects God and His ways.

  • Recognize that sanctification includes sexual purity and moral self-control.  Never defraud others; that is, do not cheat brothers through wrongful sexual liaisons.  (4:3-6)
  • Understand that living in sexual impurity is a rejection of God as well as His Word.  (4:7-8)

Last but not least, I has the Keys to Relating to Authority--Pastoral leadership is a gift from God.  We must treat God's appointed leaders and teachers with appropriate respect. 
  • Honor church leadership.  Recognize that their Bible-based instruction comes with Jesus' own authority.   (5:23)
Good Night, and MAY GOD BLESS!


Monday, November 30, 2015

Bible Trivia--"THE LAST WORD"

Good Evening to All!

I hope this post finds you all nice and toasty warm.  I'm trying to get back in the swing of things, so as my second post of my renewed spirit and love for my blog (the love of God's Word to be more precise), I chose to give you a Trivia  Quiz.  How well do you know your Bible?  Yes, we pick it up sometimes and maybe skim through it, but my question is do you KNOW it. 

 Are you willing to more or less just gamble your life away?  Lucky throw of the dice just hoping you have lived well enough for our Wonderful God to allow you into His kingdom?  

In this day and time, it is imperative that we all start studying God's Word and hiding it in our hearts.  We will be judged by it in the end.  I hope you enjoy this Trivia Quiz and do well on it.  I will post the answers tomorrow, but I hope you will take time to leave me a comment as to how you did.  This way, I will know if I have to search for more difficult quizzes.  

As the title suggests, this quiz is all about "the last words" that people said.  You are to name the persons who said the following as their last words.

1.  Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.  Lord, lay not this sin to their charge.  (Acts 7:59-60)

2.  There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife; there they buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife; and there I buried Leah.  (Genesis 49:31)

3.  Thou shouldest have smitten five or six times; then hadst thou smitten Syria till thou hadst consumed it; whereas now thou shalt smite Syria but thrice.
(2 Kings 13:19)

4.  Draw thy sword, and thrust me through therewith; lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through, and abuse me.  (1 Samuel 31:4)

5.  God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence.  (Genesis 50:25)

6.  Happy art thou, O Israel:  who is like unto thee, O people saved by the Lord, the shield of thy help, and who is the sword of thy excellency!  And thine enemies shall be found liars unto thee; and thou shalt tread upon their high places.  (Deuteronomy 33:29)

7.  Behold, this stone shall be a witness unto us; for it hath heard all the words of the Lord which he spake unto us; it shall be therefore a witness unto you, lest ye deny your God.  (Joshua 24:27)

8.  O Lord, remember me, I pray thee, and strengthen me, I pray thee, only this once,O, God, that I may be at once avenged of the Philistines for my two eyes.  (Judges 16:28)

9.  Go ye therefore, and teach all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:  teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.  
(Matthew 28:19-20 )

10.  Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.  (Luke 23:42)

11.  Now therefore hold him not guiltless; for thou art a wise man, and knowest what thou oughtest to do unto him; but his hoar head bring thou down to the grave with blood.  
(1 Kings 2:9)

12.  What is there done, my son?  (1 Samuel 4:16)

13.  But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you; and ye shall be witnesses unto me, both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.  (Acts 1:8)

14.  Thou hast asked a hard thing; nevertheless, if you see me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee; but if not, it shall not be so.  (2 Kings 2:10)

15.  Had Zimri peace, who slew his master?  (2 Kings 9:31)

16.  Come to me, and I will give thy flesh unto the fowls of the air and to the beasts of the field.  (1 Samuel 17:44)

17.  Turn thine hand, and carry me out of the host; for I am wounded.  (1 Kings 22:34)

18.  They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.  (Mark 16:18)

Have and Wonderful Night and MAY GOD BLESS

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