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Ruth 1:1-22 Questions

Ruth 1:1-22 Questions

Naomi and Ruth Ruth 1:1-22, Key Verse 1:16 “But Ruth replied, ‘Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.’” 1. Read verses 1-2. What do these verses teach about the family of Elimelek? About the times in which they lived (Jdg 21:25)? Who were the Moabites and what was their relation to…

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Ruth 2:1-16 Questions

Ruth 2:1-16 Questions

Ruth meets Boaz Ruth 2:1-16, Key Verse 2:12 “May the Lord repay you for what you have done. May you be richly rewarded by the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge.” 1. Read verses 1-3. How does the writer introduce Boaz? He is included in the genealogy of Jesus. How did Ruth propose to support herself and her mother-in-law? How did this lead her to meet Boaz? 2. Read verses 4-10. How…

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Ruth 3:1-18 Questions

Ruth 3:1-18 Questions

This Kindness Is Greater Than That Which You Showed Earlier Ruth 3:1-18, (K. V. 3:10) “‘The Lord bless you, my daughter,’ he replied. ‘This kindness is greater than that which you showed earlier: You have not run after the younger men, whether rich or poor.’” 1. Read verses 1-4. What plan did Naomi have in mind for Ruth (1)? For that, what did Naomi ask her daughter-in-law to do (2-4)? What kind of risk would there be for Ruth in…

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Ruth 4:1-22 Questions

Ruth 4:1-22 Questions

Naomi’s Family is Redeemed Ruth 4:1-22, Key Verse: 4:14 “The women said to Naomi: ‘Praise be to the Lord, who this day has not left you without a guardian-redeemer. May he become famous throughout Israel!’” 1. Read verses 1-4. Why did Boaz convene a meeting of the town elders and the guardian-redeemer? What did he say to the guardian-redeemer? Why do you think he mentioned the piece of land first? What was the relative’s reply? 2. Read verses 5-8. What…

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Matthew 27:57-28:20 Questions

Matthew 27:57-28:20 Questions

THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS Matthew 27:57-28:20, (K. V.: 28:6) “He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.” 1. What did Joseph do and why, and who witnessed it (57-61)? Why and how did the religious leaders secure the tomb (62-66)? Why is Jesus’ burial important? 2. Who went to the tomb, when and why (28:1)? What happened as they arrived (2-4)? 3. How did the angel address the women…

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Matthew 27:1-56 Questions

Matthew 27:1-56 Questions

THE CRUCIFIXION OF JESUS Matthew 27:1-56, Key verse 46  “About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, ‘Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?’ (which means ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’)” 1. What plans did the religious leaders make, and why did they send Jesus to Pilate (1-2)? What did Judas do and why (3-5)? How was Scripture fulfilled (6-10)? 2. What question did Jesus answer and to what did he give no replies, and…

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Matthew 26:31-75 Questions

Matthew 26:31-75 Questions

YET NOT AS I WILL, BUT AS YOU WILL Matthew 26:31-75, Key Verse: 26:39 “Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, ‘My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.’” 1. Based on Scripture, what did Jesus say to his disciples and why (31)? What promise did he give them (32)? How did Peter (and all the other disciples) respond,…

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Matthew 26:1-30 Questions

Matthew 26:1-30 Questions

JESUS’ BLOOD OF THE COVENANT Matthew 26:1-30, (K. V.: 26:8) “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.” 1. What was the point of Jesus’ fifth major discourse (1; Ch.24-25)? What did Jesus predict again and how does it relate to the Passover (2; Ex 12:13; Jn 1:29)? What were Jewish religious leaders plotting (3-5)? 2. What did one woman do for Jesus at Simon the Leper’s house (6-7)? Why…

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Matthew 25:1-46 Questions

Matthew 25:1-46 Questions

WELL DONE, GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT Matthew 25:1-46, Key verse 31-32 1. To what did Jesus compare his kingdom and coming (1)? How did ten virgins show their wisdom or foolishness (2-5)? What might the oil represent (6-12)? For what should we prepare, and how (13; 24:42)? 2. What did a man give to three of his servants and why (14-15)? What did the first two servants do (16-17,19)?  When the master returned, what did they report (20,22)? How did…

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Matthew 24:1-51 Questions

Matthew 24:1-51 Questions

The Son of Man Is Coming Matthew 24:1-51, Key Verse 24:30b “And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory.” 1. Read verses 1-3. How was Jesus’ view of the temple different from that of the disciples? (Cf. Mk 13:1) To what future event(s) was Jesus probably referring? What was the disciples’ response? (3) 2. Read verses 4-8. What did Jesus…

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