Gospels and NT History

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Gospels and NT History
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Gospels NT History

Gospel and NT History Exam
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  1. The word Euangelion means?
    The word "gospel" (euangelion in Greek) means "good news."
  2. What does he word synoptic mean?
    Matthew, Mark, and Luke are often called the "synoptic" gospels.  The term synoptic is based on a Greek word meaning "common view."
  3. Instead of parables, John's gospels contains what?
    The gospel of John related many miracles and encounters that are not found in the other gospels, and instead of parables it contains long discourses about Jesus' identity.
  4. In Matthew, Wise men came from where?
    The Wise men (magi) came from the east, they were foreigners.  They came to Jerusalem.  Matthew 2:1
  5. Matthew traces Jesus' geneology back to whom?
    Matthew chapter 1 & 2 tells of Jesus' birth and childhood.  Matthew begins with a geneology that roots the story of Jesus in Israel's history by tracing his ancestry back to David and Abraham.
  6. In Matthew, who baptized Jesus?
    John baptized Jesus.
  7. In Matthew, who confesses that Jesus is the Messiah?
    When Jesus asks who people say that He is, Peter confesses that Jesus is the Messiah.
  8. What was Jesus' response to Peter's answer?
    Jesus says, "You are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church."
  9. In Jesus' response, he used the metaphor "rock", to whom or what was Jesus referring?
    The word rock stands for foundation (solid foundation).  Matthew 7:24-27  A rock foundation was the ultimate lasting foundation. However Peter, (petros - greek) means can be easily thrown away, but Jesus was using the greek word petra meaning mass of rock.
  10. In Matthew the anointing of Jesus' feet prepares Him for what?
    A woman anoints Jesus with expensive ointment, and when the disciples object he explains that it prepared him for burial.
  11. Complete the phrase, "My God, My God, why has thou _____.
    My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?
  12. In Mark, a paralytic is brought to Jesus through the ___?
    In Mark, a paralytic is brought to Jesus through the roof. Jesus forgives his sins and heals him.
  13. name the two persons that appeared at the Transfiguration with Jesus.
    Jesus appears in glory, along with Moses and Elijah, at his "Transfiguration," but he continues speaking of His death.
  14. In mark, what type of rule asks about eternal life?
    A rich young ruler asks about the way to eternal life, and Jesus tells him to give away all his possessions and follow.
  15. In Mark, where does Jesus teach?
    Jesus teaches in the Temple.
  16. In mark, what garden does Jesus offer one of his final prayers?
    Jesus offer His final prayer in the garden of Gethsemane.
  17. In Mark, the Centurion guard confesses that Jesus is the son of _____.
    In Mark, the Centurion guard confesses that Jesus is the Son of God.
  18. In Mark, who finds "Jesus tomb" empty?
    On the third day several women find that Jesus' tomb is empty.
  19. In Mark, an Angelic messenger declares that Jesus will meet his disciples where?
    An angelic messenger declares that Jesus is raised and will meet the disciples in Galilee.
  20. In Luke, who were John's parents?
    Luke 1-2 recounts the births of Jesus and John the Baptist.  John is born to the priest Zechariah and his wife Elizabeth in their old age.
  21. In Luke, the angels tell the news of Jesus' birth to whom?
    Shepherds.  Luke 2:8-12 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks.  An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.  But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid, I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born unto you; He is the Messiah, the Lord.  This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in clothes and lying in a manger."
  22. In Luke, at what age do Mary & Joseph find Jesus in the temple?
    When Jesus is twelve his parents find him in the Temple, which he call his Father's house.
  23. In Luke, where did Jesus proclaim that the spirit of the Lord was upon Him?
    In Nazareth, Jesus proclaims, that God's Spirit is upon Him.
  24. In Luke, where does Jesus appear to two disciples?
    On Easter, the risen Jesus appears to two disciples on the road to Emmaus.
  25. In Luke, Jesus ascends to heaven from where?
    Jesus ascends to heaven from Bethany, a place near Jerusalem, He ascended into heaven and the disciples returned to the city blessing God.
  26. What miracle did Jeus perform at the wedding in Cana?
    At Cana, Jesus turns water into wine to reveal His glory.
  27. Why did Jesus perform this miracle?
    To reveal His glory.
  28. Where did Jesus meet the Samaritan woman?
    John c1-4 - Jesus travels from Judea to Galilee passing thru Samaria.  John c5-9 - Jesus meets the Samaritan woman at the well.
  29. What did He promise her?
    The Samaritan woman hears Jesus' promise of "living water".
  30. How many people did Jesus feed with two small fish?
    5000, showing that Jesus is the Bread of Life.
  31. In John, who did Jesus raise from the dead?
    Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead.
  32. What did it signify?
    Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead, signifies and shows that Jesus is the Resurrection and the Life.
  33. In John, what did the crowds welcome Jesus to Jerusalem with?
    The crowds welcomed Jesus to Jerusalem with palms.
  34. In John, what did Jesus call himself?
    Jesus calls himself the Good Shepherd, who lays down his life for the sheep.
  35. When did the last supper take place?
    During the Passover
  36. What did Jesus perform as an act of loving service to his disciples?
    Jesus washes his disciples' feet as an act of loving service.
  37. In John, what commandment did Jesus give to his disciples?
    Jesus gives them a new commandment to love one another as He has loved them.
  38. In John, Jesus is taken to the high priests and then to whom?
    Following his arrest, Jesus is taken to the high priest and then to Pilate.
  39. In John, the crucifixion concludes with what words?
    The crucifixion culminates in Jesus' words, "It is accomplished." John 19:30
  40. In John, Jesus appears to Mary Magdalene and who?
    Jesus also appears to the disciples and Thomas, who confess that Jesus is both Lord and God.
  41. In John, where did Jesus direct his disciples to a great catch?
    At the Sea of Galilee, Jesus directs his disciples to a great catch of fish, foreshadowing Christian mission.
  42. In Acts on what day did the Holy Spirit descend?
    Pentecost Acts c2
  43. In Acts the disciples are thought to be filled with what?
    Filled with new wine.
  44. In Acts where did Peter heal the lame man?
    Peter heals a lame man at the Beautiful Gate in the Temple.
  45. In Acts who was the first Christian martyr?
    Stephen becomes the first Christian martyr.
  46. In Acts who was the Deacon that witnessed to and baptized the "Ethiopian Eunuch"?
    Philip bears witness in Samaria to the North and to an Ethiopian heading south.
  47. Where was Paul when he had an encounter with the risen Christ?
    On the road to Damascus to persecute the followers of Christ.  He comes face-to-face with the Son of Man (Risen Christ) whereby he was blinded for 3 days & had to be led in to the city.  He came upon the apostle Ananias who restored his sight.
  48. Paul embarks on several missionary journeys.  Where did the first of these journeys occur?
    The first journey of Paul was from Antioch to Cyprus & parts of Asia Minor, where Paul and Barnabas to establish Christian congregations despite opposition.  

    • Paul completed 3 journeys.
    • 1. Acts 13:3 & 14:28
    • 2. Acts 15:40 & 18:22
    • 3. Acts 18:23 & 21:15
  49. In Acts, Pail healed a lame man in what city?
    At Lystra Paul heals a lame man and people think he is a god.
  50. What did Paul see in Athens?
    In Athens, Paul sees an altar "to an unknown God," and proclaims that God is made known through Christ.
  51. In Acts, Paul is shipwrecked on his way to where?
    Paul is shipwrecked on a voyage, he arrives on his way in Rome and continues teaching and preaching while awaiting his hearing.