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Bible Quiz: Love the Lord your God


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1) When someone asked Jesus which was the most important of all the commandments, he replied, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength."

In His Parable of the Wise and Foolish Builders, in Matthew 7:24-27 and Luke 6:46-49, Jesus tells of one man who built his house on a foundation of rock and another man who built a house on sand. What group of people is represented by the man who built on the foundation of rock?

The Pharisees and Sadducees.

The Samaritans

Those who know and obey Jesus' teachings

Those who are proud and stubborn


2) In the Parable of the Two Sons, in Matthew 21:28-32, a father tells his two sons to go work in his vineyard. The first son refuses but later changes his mind and does go to work. The second son agrees to work but never actually does. Which lesson was Jesus teaching in this parable?

A person who truly loves God will obey His commandments.

Sinners are not fit for the kingdom of God.

There are many paths leading to the kingdom of God.

A person who truly loves God will not say one thing then do another.


3) The Parable of the Vine appears in John 15:1-8. Jesus compares himself to a vine, us to the branches, and God to the gardener. Which is a lesson of this parable?

The kingdom of God is growing rapidly, like a vine.

A wise gardener will keep his vines well pruned.

We should put our trust in God and do His work on earth.

We should love our neighbors, just as God has loved us.


4) The Parable of the Rich Fool appears in Luke 12:16-21. A successful farmer had to build bigger barns to store all his grain and goods. Once he had done this, he decided he had enough stored up to just take it easy. Which point was Jesus making this parable?

We should put our trust in God rather than in material things.

God will provide many good things for those who are faithful.

We should work diligently to provide for ourselves and our families.

We should share our material wealth with those less fortunate.


5) The Parable of the Great Banquet is found in Luke 14:15-24. A man prepared a feast and invited many guests to dine with him. However, one by one, the guests made up excuses to not come to the banquet. In exasperation, the host then invited anyone he could find to eat the feast he had prepared. Which is one lesson of the parable?

The poor are more deserving of God's grace than the rich.

We should feed the hungry wherever they may be found.

We should be committed to our faith.

Gluttony is a sin.


6) In the Parable of the Talents, Matthew 25:14-30, a man went on a journey and left his goods and money in the care of his servants. According to their ability, he gave five talents to one servant, two to a second servant, and one talent to a third servant. Who did the man embarking on the journey represent?

The Pharisees

Jesus

John the Baptist

The chief priest of the temple


7) Who did the first two servants represent?

The apostles

Good Christians

The Pharisees

Samaritans


8) The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector is found in Luke 18:9-14. A Pharisee brags about how righteous he is while a corrupt tax collector who has repented begs for mercy from God. Which is a lesson of this parable?

Only the righteous shall inherit the kingdom of God.

We should be proud in the presence of God.

We should humble ourselves in the presence of God.

The wages of sin is death.


9) What is the lesson of the Parable of the Friend who Came at Midnight in Luke 11:5-8

Always pray and don't give up until the answer comes.

Always be willing to give to those in need.

Neither a borrower nor a lender be.

Man does not live by bread alone.


10) What is the lesson of the Parable of the Persistent Widow in Luke 18:1-8

In the end, God will grant justice to widows and orphans.

Always pray and don't give up until the answer comes.

Settle matters without going to court, if at all possible.

Justice is found only in God, not in courts of law.