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Bible Quiz: God Loves Us All


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1) Through His parables, Jesus painted a picture of God as a father who loves all His children and wants them to love Him too.

In the Parable of the Lost (or Prodigal) Son, Luke 15:11-32, a man has two sons. The younger son takes his inheritance and squanders it in wild living. Destitute, the son realizes his folly and returns to the father who joyously forgives him. Meanwhile, an older son, who has always been faithful to his father, is jealous of the forgiveness granted the younger son.

What group of people does the younger son represent?

Gentiles

Jews

Pharisees

Sinners


2) What group of people does the older son represent?

Gentiles

Jews

Pharisees

Sinners


3) In His parables, which two items did Jesus use to represent sinners in need of repentance?

A sheep and a fig tree

A fig tree and a mustard seed

A mustard seed and a coin

A sheep and a coin


4) In the Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard, in Matthew 20:1-16, a landowner goes into the city one morning to hire workers for his vineyard. Later in the day he goes twice more to hire additional workers. At the end of the day he gives all the laborers the same pay. The workers who worked all day grumbled when they got only the same pay as those who worked just a few hours.

Which is a lesson of this parable?

Self righteous people are only fooling themselves.

God does not "owe" us anything.

It is OK for an employer to pay whatever wages he feels are fair.

The rewards we receive from God will be according to the amount of service we have done for Him.


5) Which is a second lesson of this parable?

A fate worse than death awaits those who reject God.

Workers should be paid in proportion to the number of hours worked.

God is just and will reward us according to what we deserve.

God is merciful. He loves those who have found Him late in life as much as those who have spent a lifetime of service.


6) Which is a third lesson of this parable?

Workers should always be paid fairly.

God will not grant salvation to those who wait until late in life to turn away from sin.

Those who have served God long and hard should not be jealous of those who find faith late in life.

Those who have served God long and hard can expect a greater reward than those who find faith late in life.


7) In the Parable of the Two Sons, in Matthew 21:28-32, a father tells his two sons to work in his vineyard. The first son refuses, but later changes his mind. The second son agrees, but never goes to work. What group of people does the first son represent?

The Gentiles

Pharisees and hypocrites

Sinners who have repented and turned away from sin

Sinners who have not repented


8) What group of people does the second son represent?

The Gentiles

Pharisees and hypocrites

Sinners who have repented and turned away from sin

Sinners who have not repented


9) The Parable of the Friend at Midnight, in Luke 11:5-13, tells of a man who's friend woke him up at midnight to borrow three loaves of bread. The man at first refused, but finally got up and gave his friend the bread. Who did the man in the house represent?

God

A king

The Pharisees

Sinners


10) What is the lesson of the parable?

Do not be a borrower nor a lender.

Be persistent in prayer.

Do not ask other for the things you should provide for yourself.

Be prepared and do not wait until it is too late to seek forgiveness.