Tag Archives: Matthew

21 questions about THE Christmas story, care to take the quiz?

untitled Do you know the Christmas story?  Are you sure?

We think we know since we’ve been told the story since we were little.  However, we might be surprised at some of the answers!

Take the quiz and see how YOU do!  Click HERE for the answers.  Feel free to print this out to stump your Sunday School class, Bible Study group or family!

1. Joseph was originally from… (Luke 2:3)
A. Bethlehem
B. Nazareth
C. Hebron
D. Jerusalem
E. None of the above

2. What does the Bible say that the Innkeeper said to Mary and Joseph? (Luke 2:7)
A. “There is no room in the inn.”
B. “I have a stable you can use.”
C. “Come back later and I should have some vacancies.”
D. Both A and B
E. None of the above

3. A manger is a…
A. Stable for domestic animals
B. Wooden hay storage bin
C. Feeding trough
D. Barn

4. Which animals does the Bible say were present at Jesus’ birth?
A. Cows, sheep, goats
B. Cows, Donkeys, goats
C. Sheep and goats only
D. Miscellaneous barnyard animals
E. None of the above

5. Who saw the star in the east?
A. Shepherds
B. Mary and Joseph
C. Three Kings
D. Both A and C
E. None of the above

6. According to the Bible, how did Mary and Joseph get to Bethlehem?
A. Camel
B. Donkey
C. Walked
D. Joseph walked, Mary rode a donkey
E. Horse-drawn chariot
F. Who knows?

7. How many angels spoke to the shepherds? (Luke 2:10)
A. One
B. Three
C. Multitude
D. None of the above

8. What did the angels say/sing? (Luke 2:14)
A. “Glory to God in the highest, etc.”
B. “Alleluia”
C. “Unto us a child is born, Unto us a son is given”
D. “Joy the world, the Lord is come”
E. “Glory to the newborn King”

9. What is a heavenly host?
A. The angel at the gate of heaven
B. The angel who serves refreshments in heaven
C. An angel choir
D. An angel army
E. None of the above

10. There was snow that first Christmas…
A. Only in Bethlehem
B. All over Israel
C. Nowhere in Israel
D. Somewhere in Israel

11. What is Frankincense?
A. A precious metal
B. A precious fabric
C. A precious perfume
D. None of the above

12. In Matthew, what does “wise men” or “Magi” refer to?
A. Men of the educated class
B. Eastern Kings
C. Men who studied the stars
D. Sages

13. What is Myrrh?
A. Middle Eastern Money
B. A drink
C. An easily shaped metal
D. A spice used for burying people
E. None of the above

14. How many wise men came to see Jesus?
A. 3
B. 6
C. 9
D. 12
E. We don’t know.

15. Where did the wise men find Jesus? (Matthew 2:11)
A. In a manger
B. In a stable
C. In Nazareth
D. In Saudi Arabia
E. In a house
F. None of the above

16. When the wise men found Jesus he was… (Matthew 2:11)
A. A babe wrapped in swaddling clothes
B. A young child
C. A boy in the temple
D. A grown man

17. The “star in the east” that the wise men followed… (Matthew 2:9)
A. Stayed in the same place their entire journey
B. Disappeared and reappeared
C. Moved ahead of them and stopped over the place where Jesus was
D. Was just a mirage
E. None of the above

18. The wise men stopped in Jerusalem… (Matthew 2:2)
A. To inform Herod about Jesus
B. To find out where Jesus was
C. To ask about the star
D. To buy presents
E. None of the above

19. Where do we find the Christmas story?
A. Matthew
B. Mark
C. Luke
D. John
E. All of the above
F. Only A and B
G. Only A and C
H. Only A, B, and C

20. When Joseph found Mary was pregnant, what happened?
A. They got married
B. Joseph wanted to break the engagement
C. Mary left town for three months
D. A and B
E. B and C

21. Who told (made) Mary and Joseph go to Bethlehem? (Luke 2:1-5)
A. The angel chorus
B. Mary’s mother
C. Herod
D. The shepherds
E. Caesar Augustus

DON’T FORGET TO CLICK HERE FOR THE ANSWERS AND ADDITIONAL COMMENTS FROM RAY PRITCHARD

Reprinted from Keep Believing Ministries and David Langerfeld, Associate Pastor of Harrisburg Baptist Church in Tupelo. 

Advertisements

1 Comment

Filed under life

last at the cross, first to the tomb…

Mary Magdalene.

I love that it was a woman who was the last one at the cross and the first one to go to His tomb.   Her story is told in all four gospels;  Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

There is nothing romantic about Mary’s life.  She was born in a fishing town, Magdala, and is described as having seven demons living inside her.  At some point in her life she met Jesus and he cured her of her demons and she became a whole-hearted supporter of Jesus and His ministry.  And so, as our Lord hung on the cross, she stood with Mary, His mother.  She was with Him as they took His body from the cross.  She was with Him, watching,  when they laid His body in the tomb.  (Matthew 27:56, 61)

Early Sunday morning, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb. (Matthew 28:1)  To her surprise, there was no one there.  An angel told her that Jesus had risen and to go tell the others.  As they hurried away, Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” 

What an honor!  An honor that can’t be said of ANY of His disciples!  She was the first one to hear His voice.

In John 20:16, Jesus says, “Mary.”  

WOW….  She knew His voice and He knew her name

And guess what?  He knows your name.  No matter what kind of past you have.  No matter how many times you have sinned against Him….He reaches out His hand and pulls us out of whatever pit we have dug for ourselves.  Jesus gave Mary life and purpose and He can still do that for us today!

HE IS RISEN…The one that died for you and me has risen and He is my Lord and friend.  How I would have loved to be the first person that Christ spoke to after He rose from the dead.  Mary was loved and her love was rewarded.

God said, “And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:13).

God rewards the person who is diligent. And for those who will take time in their day to seek the Lord, for those who will take time to read His Word, for those who will take time to wait upon Him, He will reveal His truths to them.

If you don’t know Him, and would love to know Him, here is a prayer that you can say to Him.  Remember, it isn’t the prayer that saves you, but Christ alone.

Dear Lord Jesus, I need you in my life. So many years I’ve tried to live without you. I know I am a sinner and have broken your holy commandments. Lord Jesus, I truly believe you are the Son of God. Thank you for dying on the cross in my place. Thank you for paying the penalty for my sins. Thank you for rising from the dead on the third day. Here and now, with all my heart, I trust you as my Savior and my Lord. Come into my heart and save me.  In Jesus’ name, Amen

3 Comments

Filed under Bible, family, God speaking, life, prayer