Tuesday, September 23, 2008

October Quiz: Seven Authentic Letters of Paul

October Quiz on the Seven Authentic Letters of Paul

1. "Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up in the clouds together with them to meet the Lord in the air; and so we will be with the Lord forever" occurs in which book?

a. 2 Corinthians
b. Galatians
c. Ephesians
d. 1 Thessalonians

2. In which letter does Paul say, "If anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ"?

a. Romans
b. 1 Corinthians
c. 2 Corinthians
d. Galatians

3. In Romans 9-11, as Paul discusses the fate of the Jewish people and their place in God's plan, which of the following statements does he make?

a. "Your house is left to you, desolate"
b. "All Israel will be saved"
c. "Jerusalem will be trampled on by the Gentiles"
d. None of the above

4. How does this quotation from Philippians end: "Work out your salvation with fear and trembling..."?

a. "for faith without works is dead."
b. "for it is God who is at work in you, enabling you both to will and to work for his good pleasure."
c. "for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs."
d. "for the one who is righteous will live by faith."

5. How does Paul answer the question, "Should we continue in sin in order that grace may abound?"

a. "By no means! How can we who died to sin go on living in it?"
b. "You will fulfill the law of Christ."
c. "Sin boldly! Grace will abound."
d. "Love covers a multitude of sins."

6. Freedom in Christ is a major theme of which book?

a. 1 Corinthians
b. Galatians
c. Philippians
d. Colossians

7. Where was Paul when he wrote to Philemon?

a. in jail
b. in Nicopolis
c. on board a ship
d. In Crete

8. In which chapter does Paul emphasize the “election” of God’s people?

a. Romans 9
b. 1 Corinthians 15
c. Philippians 2
d. 1 Thessalonians 4

9. Which letter contains the following quotation: “…and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, ‘This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me’”?

a. 1 Corinthians
b. 2 Corinthians
c. Galatians
d. 1 Thessalonians

10. Which of these claims is found in 1 Corinthians?

a. “. . .work out your own salvation in fear and trembling. . . .”
b. “Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit. . . .”
c. “Three times I was shipwrecked. . . . “
d. “For through the law I died to the law, so that I might live to God.”

11. In which letter does Paul commend “Phoebe, a deacon of the church at Cenchreae” to his readers and describe a female co-worker named Junia as “prominent among the apostles”?

a. Philippians
b. 1 Corinthians
c. Galatians
d. Romans

12. ‘Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited’ is found in which book?

a. Romans
b. 2 Corinthians
c. Ephesians
d. Philippians

13. To which church did Paul write ". . . I would rather speak five words with my mind, in order to instruct others, than ten thousand words in a tongue?"

a. Corinth
b. Ephesus
c. Galatia
d. Jerusalem
e. Rome

14. Onesimus was a

a. disciple
b. magician
c. soldier
d. politician
e. slave

15. "If there is a physical body," Paul says, "there is also ___________."

a. a terrestrial body
b. a spiritual body
c. a perishable soul
d. an immortal soul

Short Answer:

Fill in the blank from Paul’s letters:

“If I speak in the tongues of mortal and of angels, but do not have love, I am ______________________________________________.

“Bless those who ____________________.

“If your enemies are hungry, __________________.

“If your enemies are thirsty, _____________________.

Do not be overcome by evil, but _____________________.

Longer Answer:

Some have said that Romans is about faith and I Corinthians is about love. Which do you think is most important?

Why are these seven letters considered the seven authentic letters of Paul?

What does Paul mean when he uses the phrase “In Christ?”

Find examples in Paul’s seven letters of women in leadership.

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