1 General Bible Questions The Bible Teaches Us About God 1. Who is God? God is the eternal and holy creator and keeper of the universe and the Savior of mankind (Genesis 1:1; Psalm 90:2; Hebrews 1:3; John 3:16). 2. What is God like? God is infinite, loving, and unchangeable (Psalm 139:7 10; 1 John 4:8; James 1:17). 3. Where is God? God is everywhere (Psalm 139:7 12; Proverbs 15:3). 4. In how many persons does this one God exist? God exists in three persons (Matthew 3:16 17; 2 Corinthians 13:14). 5. Who are the three persons of God? The three persons of God are the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19). 6. What is God s attitude toward us? God loves us even though we are sinners. (Jeremiah 31:3; John 3:16; Romans 5:8). The Bible Teaches Us About God s Creation 7. Why ought you to glorify God? I ought to glorify God because He made me and takes care of me (Psalm 104:14 23; 146:5 10; Revelation 4:11). 8. How can you glorify God? I can glorify God by loving Him and doing what He commands (Micah 6:8; John 15:8; 1 John 5:3). 9. How can you learn to love God and obey Him? God Himself and the Bible teach me how to love and obey Him (Joshua 1:8; Psalm 119:10 11; Romans 5:5; 1 Thessalonians 4:8 9). 10. Who wrote the Bible?
2 Holy men who were taught by the Holy Spirit wrote the Bible (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21). 11. Who were our first parents? Adam and Eve were our first parents (Genesis 2:7, 18 22; 3:20). 12. What were our first parents made of? God made Adam out of the dust of the ground and formed Eve from Adam s body (Genesis 2:7, 21 22). 13. What did God make Adam and Eve to be like? God made them in His own image (Genesis 1:26 27). 14. Why did God make Adam and Eve? God made them to populate the earth and have dominion over it (Genesis 1:26 28). 15. What does it mean for humans to have dominion over the earth? We are to manage every part of our lives for the benefit of others and for the glory of God. The Bible Teaches Us About Sin 16. What is sin? Sin is transgressing (or breaking) the law of God (1 John 3:4). 17. What was the sin of our first parents? Adam and Eve disobeyed God by eating the fruit that God told them not to eat (Genesis 2:17; 3:6). 18. How did God punish Adam and Eve s disobedience? Adam s punishment was death and separation from God (Genesis 2:17; 3:17 24). 19. How do we disobey God s law? We disobey God s law by not doing what God commands or by doing what God forbids (Matthew 15:3 6). 20. What does every sin deserve? Every sin deserves to be punished by God (Psalm 89:30 32; Galatians 3:10).
3 The Bible Teaches Us About Angels and Satan 21. Who is Satan? Satan is an evil spirit who is the enemy of God and all Christians (John 8:44; 1 Peter 5:8). 22. Was Satan ever good? Yes, Satan was once one of God s greatest angels (Ezekiel 28:12 14). 23. Why is Satan not one of God s angels today? Satan became proud, sinned, and tried to fight against God, so God cast him out of heaven (Ezekiel 28:15 16; Revelation 12:3 4, 7 9). 24. Who is stronger, God or Satan? God is stronger (1 John 3:8; 4:4). 25. What does Satan do? Satan causes us to doubt God s Word, tempts us to sin, and destroys lives (Genesis 3:1; 3:4; Matthew 4:3, 9; John 10:10). The Bible Teaches Us About the Work of Christ 26. Who can save us? The Lord Jesus Christ is the only Savior (John 14:6; Acts 4:12). 27. What does God require before a person can go to heaven? God requires that a person be born again to go to heaven (John 3:3, 16; Acts 4:12). 28. What is another word for being born again? Regeneration is another word for being born again (Ezekiel 36:26 27; Titus 3:5 6). 29. What is regeneration? Regeneration is a change of heart whereby God s desires become the sinner s delight.
4 30. What is grace? Grace is God s kindness to us when we deserve punishment (Deuteronomy 7:6 9; Ephesians 2:8 9). 31. Can anyone be saved by his own works? No one can be saved by his own works (Ephesians 2:8 9; Titus 3:4 7). 32.Did Christ ever sin? No, Christ was holy, sinless, and undefiled (2 Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 7:26). 33. How was it possible for the Son of God to suffer? Christ, the Son of God, became human so that He could obey and suffer in our place (Philippians 2:7 8; Hebrews 2:9). 34. What is meant by the atonement? The atonement is Christ s satisfying divine justice by His sufferings and death in the place of sinners (Romans 5:8 11; 1 Peter 3:18). 35. What is justification? Justification is God s forgiving me and treating me just as if I had never sinned. (Romans 3:24 25; Romans 8:1). 36. How am I justified? I am justified by faith in the work of Christ (Romans 3:25 28; Galatians 2:16). 37. What is sanctification? Sanctification is the process by which God transforms saved people to be like Christ in heart and behavior (1 Corinthians 6:19 20; Romans 12:1 2). 38.What are the two parts of sanctification? The two parts of sanctification are dying to sin and living to righteousness (Romans 8:13; 6:11, 13; Galatians 2:20). 39. For whom did Christ obey and suffer? Christ obeyed and suffered for sinners (Romans 5:8). 40. Who will be saved? Whoever repents and trusts the Lord Jesus Christ will be saved (Isaiah
5 55:7; John 3:16). 41. What does it mean to repent? To repent is to be sorry for my sin because it displeases God (2 Chronicles 7:14; Psalm 38:18; Jeremiah 44:4). 42. What in the Old Testament pointed forward to the Savior s sacrifice for sin? Animals sacrificed on God s altar pointed to the Savior s sacrifice (Leviticus 4:32 35; Hebrews 9:11 12). 43. What did the sacrifices represent? The sacrifices represented Christ, the Lamb of God, Who was to die for sinners (John 1:29, 36; Hebrews 9:11 14). The Bible Teaches Us About the Resurrection 44.Did Christ remain in the tomb after His Crucifixion? No, Christ rose bodily from the tomb on the third day after His death (Matthew 16:21; 28:1 6; 1 Corinthians 15). 45. Where is Christ now? Christ is in heaven, interceding for us (Acts 1:9; Ephesians 1:19 21; Hebrews 4:14 16; 7:25). 46. On which day of the week do Christians gather for worship? Most Christians worship on Sunday, the first day of the week, which Scripture calls the Lord s Day (Acts 20:7; 1 Corinthians 16:1 2; Revelation 1:10). 47. Why is Sunday called the Lord s Day? Sunday is called the Lord s Day because Christ rose from the dead on that day (Matthew 28:1 6; Mark 16:1 6). 48. How should the Lord s Day be spent? The Lord s Day should be spent in prayer and praise, in hearing and reading God s Word, and in doing good to other people (Luke 13:10 13; Acts 15:21; 16:13). The Bible Teaches Us About God s Commandments
6 49. How many commandments did God give on Mount Sinai? God gave ten commandments (Exodus 20:1 17). 50. What are the Ten Commandments sometimes called? They are called the Decalogue, which means ten words. 51. What do the first four commandments teach? The first four commandments teach our duty to God (Exodus 20:1 11; Matthew 22:37 38). 52. What do the last six commandments teach? The last six commandments teach our duty to our fellow man (Exodus 20: 12 17; Matthew 22:39). 53. What is the first great commandment? The first great commandment says, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind (Matthew 22:37). 54. What is the second great commandment? The second great commandment says, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself (Matthew 22:39). 55. Who is your neighbor? All people are my neighbors (Luke 10:25 37; Galatians 6:10). The Bible Teaches Us About God s Ordinances 56. What is an ordinance? An ordinance is a way of remembering Christ s death, burial, and Resurrection (Romans 6:3 10; 1 Corinthians 11:23 26). 57 How many ordinances are there in the Bible? What are the two ordinances? Two ordinances in the Bible (Matthew 28:19; 1 Corinthians 11:23 26). The two ordinances are baptism and the Lord s Supper (Matthew 26:26 28; 28:19). 58. What element is used in baptism? The element used in baptism is water (Matthew 3:6, 11, 14 17).
7 59. What does baptism mean? Baptism is an outward sign of our union with Christ and our decision to follow Him (Romans 6:3 11; Galatians 3:27). 60. In Whose name are we baptized? We are baptized in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19). 61. What is the Lord s Supper? The Lord s Supper is a remembrance of Christ s death for us on the cross and a looking forward to His return (Matthew 26:26 28; 1 Corinthians 11:23 26). 62. Who is to partake of the Lord s Supper? All those who have trusted Christ as their Savior, are living for Him, and have confessed and forsaken all sin may partake of the Lord s Supper (1 Corinthians 11:27 31). 63. What are the elements used in the Lord s Supper? The elements used in the Lord s Supper are bread and the fruit of the vine (Matthew 26:26 28; Mark 14:22 25). 64. What do the bread and fruit of the vine symbolize? The bread symbolizes Christ s body, which was crucified for us, and the cup symbolizes His blood, which was shed for us (Matthew 26:26 28; Mark 14:22 25; Luke 22:17 20). The Bible Teaches Us About Prayer 65. What is prayer? Prayer is talking to God (Psalm 10:17; Philippians 4:6). 66. In Whose name should we pray? We should pray only in the name of Christ, our intercessor (John 16:23). 67. What does it mean to pray in Jesus s name? To pray in Jesus s name is to pray for the same kind of things that Jesus our intercessor is praying for and to pray in the same spirit (1 John 5:14). 68. What guide has Christ given us to teach us how to pray? Christ has given us the Lord s Prayer (Matthew 6:9 13).
8 69. How should we pray? We should pray after this manner: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen (Matthew 6:9 13). The Bible Teaches Us About the Future 70. Will Christ come again? Yes, Christ has promised to return to take us to be with Him (John 14:1 3; Acts 1:11). 71. What happens to people at death? The body returns to dust, and the spirit goes to either heaven or hell (Genesis 3:19; Psalm 9:17; Luke 16:22 23; Romans 6:23). 72. What is heaven? Heaven is a glorious and happy place where the saved live with the Lord, awaiting the resurrection of their bodies (Luke 23:43; 2 Corinthians 5:8; Philippians 1:23). 73. How many books are in the Bible? 66
9 Old Testament Questions 74. On what day of Creation did God create man? Sixth 75. What is the first commandment? Thou shalt not have no other gods before me. 76. How many books are in the Old Testament How many sons did d Jacob ( Israel) have? What did their names form? 12 Tribes of Israel 79. From what country did Moses help the Israelites escape form their lives of slavery? Egypt 80. Which tribe of Israel looked after the religious aspects of life? Levi 81. One title of God is El Shaddai, which means what? Almighty God 82. In which prophecy did we read about the valley of dry bones? Ezekiel 83. How were sins forgiven in the Old Testament? Animal sacrifice 84. How many Major Prophets are there? How many Minor Prophets are there? What is the name commonly given to the first five books of the Old Testament? The Pentateuch 87. Who wrote the first five books of the Old Testament? Moses 88. From which part of Adam s body did God create Eve? Rib 89. What was the first bird that Noah let out of the ark? Raven 90. What was the name of Abraham s nephew? Lot 91. What did God ask Abraham to sacrifice to him on Mount Mariah? His only son Isaac 92. What was the name of Joseph s youngest brother? Benjamin 93. What was the first plague the lord sent on Egypt? Water turned into blood
10 94. On what Mountain did Moses receive the law from God? Mt. Sinai 95. How did David defeat Goliath? He threw a stone from his sling 96. Why does Cain kill his brother Abel? Because God was more pleased by Abel s sacrifice than by Cain s 97. What was Cain s punishment for the murder of Abel? He was banned from his occupation and made a restless wonderer of the earth. 98. What was the secret of Samson s great strength? He would lose his strength if his hair were cut. 99. What did Joseph s brothers do to Joseph? They sold him into slavery Who was Moses successor after his death? Joshua 101. How does Jacob steal his brother, Esau s inheritance rights? By tricking his father with the help of his mother How does God first appear to Moses? As a burning bush 103. What object did God give Moses that allows him to perform signs and wonders? A wooden staff How does God feed the Israelites in the desert? Manna 105. Why does Moses break the stone tablets inscribed with God s commandments at Mount Sinai? Because the people are worshipping a golden idol Who betrays Samson to the Philistines? Delilah 107. What did King Solomon ask for from God? Wisdom 108. Who wrote this line The Lord is My Shepherd, I shall not want? King David 109. This woman remained with her mother-in-law, Naomi, after Naomi s husband and sons died. Ruth 110. This woman was Ruth s sister-in-law. Orpah 111. This woman was turned into a pillar of Salt because she looked backed as Sodom and Gomorrah were being destroyed. Lot s Wife
11 112. What was the first thing that God created? Light 113. What was the boat Noah built called? An Ark 114. How many of each type of animal did Noah have on the Ark? Two 115. What is the symbol of God s promise to Noah? Rainbow 116. Who received the 10 commandments from God? Moses 117. What are we told to do in the fifth commandment? Honor your father and mother 118. People look on the outward appearance, but what does God look on? The heart 119. His father gave him a coat of many colors. Joseph 120. Who was thrown in the lions den by King Darius? Daniel, he prayed to God three times a day 121. This prophet was swallowed by a great fish? Jonah 122. What is the name of Moses s brother? Aaron 123. What does the bread represent when taking the Lord Supper? The body of Jesus.
12 New Testament Questions 124. In what city was Jesus born? Bethlehem 125. How many books are in the New Testament? What is the common name given to the first four books of the New Testament? The Gospels 127. What type of insect did John the Baptist eat in the desert? Locusts 128. Who were the first apostles? Peter and Andrew 129. How many people did Jesus feed with five loaves of bread and two fish? About 5000 men 130. After Jesus was arrested, which apostle denied him three times? Peter 131. What is the shortest book in the New Testament? 2 John 132. To what city was Saul traveling when he encountered a great and blinding light? Damascus 133. After Jesus fed people with two fish and five loaves of bread, hem many basket were left over? Who is Stephen in Acts of the Apostles? The first Christian martyr 135. According to the Gospel of Matthew, who visits Jesus at his birth and where does this meeting takes place? Shepherd, in a stable 136. By what name is Paul of Tarsus known before he begins his missionary activity? Saul 137. According to the Gospel of Matthew, where does Jesus s first public sermon take place? On the Mount When Christians observe Palm Sunday, what biblical events are they celebrating? Jesus s entry into Jerusalem before his death 139. According to the Gospels, what is the unique literary genre Jesus employs to preach in his message? Parables 140. Who baptizes Jesus? John the Baptist 141. Who wrote most of the books in the New Testament? Paul
13 142. Who wrote the Acts of the Apostles? Luke 143. What book comes last in the New Testament? Revelation 144. What does the word gospel means? Good News 145. In what river was Jesus baptized? Jordan River 146. What miracle did Jesus perform at the marriage/ Wedding Feast in Cana? Turn water to wine Who was the tax collector that climbed up a tree so he could see Jesus? Zacchaeus 148. How was Jesus reveal by the one who betrayed him in the garden? With a kiss 149. Where was Jesus crucified? Golgotha 150. On what island was Paul shipwrecked as he made his way to Rome? Patmos 151. How many apostles did Jesu have? What is the name of Jesus mother? Mary 153. Who wanted to kill Jesus when he was a baby? King Herod 154. What happened to Jesus after the resurrections? He ascended into heaven What are the names of the gospels books? Matthew, Mark, Luke and John 156. What is the shortest verse in the Bible? Jesus Wept
14 Bible Scriptures to Memorize Genesis 1: In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Deuteronomy 6: Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. Psalm The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. 3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. 5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever. Psalm Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. 2 Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. 3 Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. 4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
15 Bible Scriptures to Memorize 5 For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations. Psalm 119: I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. Isaiah 53: All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all. Matthew 6:9-13 The Lord s Prayer or Model Prayer King James Version (KJV) After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. 10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen. Matthew 28: And Jesus came and said to them, All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age. John 3: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
16 Bible Scriptures to Memorize John 14: Jesus said to him, I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. Romans 6: For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8: And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. 2 Corinthians 5: For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. Galatians 5: But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. Philippians 4: Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4: And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. Joshua 1: Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.
17 Bible Scriptures to Memorize Proverbs 3: Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Matthew 6: But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Roman 12: I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect Romans 8: For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Matthew 22: Jesus replied: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. Galatians 5: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. John 14: Jesus answered, I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.. Isaiah 9: For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder:
18 Bible Scriptures to Memorize and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Matthew 28: Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. 1 Corinthians 13: Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking. It is not easily angered, it keeps no records of wrong. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. John 8: If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. 1 Chronicles 16: Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always. Acts 16: They replied, Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved- you and your household. Ephesians 4: Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Philippians 4: Rejoice in the Lord always say it again; Rejoice! Luke 6: Do unto others as you would have them do to you.
19 Proverbs 27:17 Bible Scriptures to Memorize 190. As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. Psalm 119: Your word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Psalm 150: Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD. Philippians 2: Do everything without grumbling and arguing. Deuteronomy 5: You shall have no other gods before me. Hebrew 11: Now faith is substance of things hope for the evidence of things not seen. Psalm 37: Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Proverbs 3: Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.; Matthew 5:14
20 Bible Scriptures to Memorize 198. You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Jeremiah 29: For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prospers you and not to harm you, plans to give you hip and a future. 1 Thessalonians 5: Pray continually, Matthew 6: Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Psalm 145: The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them. 1 Corinthians 10: No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it. Revelation 22: Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. Psalms 150: Let everything that has breath praise the Lord, Praise ye the Lord
21 Bible Scriptures to Memorize The Ten Commandments Thou shalt have no other gods before me. 2 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image. 3 Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain. 4 Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 5 Honor thy father and thy mother. 6 Thou shalt not kill. 7 Thou shalt not commit adultery. 8 Thou shalt not steal. 9 Thou shalt not bear false witness. 10 Thou shalt not covet. The Beatitudes (Matthew 5: 3-12) 207. Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.