Daily Encouragement Net - Encourage one another daily (Hebrews 3:13)
"Encourage one another daily" (Hebrews 3:13).
A daily, Bible-based perspective of hope, encouragement and exhortation.

Answer key below!

This test was intended to check your overall knowledge of the Bible, based upon your personal reading and exposure to Biblical teaching over time. This is not material you "cram" for, since it is a broad overview of Biblical knowledge and understanding.

Knowing the answers to many of these questions indicates your overall familiarity with the Bible. I would not expect a newer Christian who has only recently started reading and studying the Bible to know as many answers as a long-time student of Scripture.

Note: This test has several very hard questions and I would be very surprised if even the most knowledgeable Bible student would get them all correct with their Bibles closed!  For instance I asked where the reference could be found for
Disruptive Diotrephes, Downhill Demas, Dedicated Demetrius, and Diligent Dorcas. Diotrephes, Demas, Demetrius and Dorcas are all very obscure Bible characters but these four individuals happen to be the basis for a sermon I preach!

This test will take awhile so take it when you are able to concentrate for an extended period of time.  I suggest you initially take it with your Bible closed and then do so with an open Bible by going back over it.  You may also print the test out and share it with others if you would like.

This test is completely anonymous and collects no personally identifying information. I will only receive a composite of all answers.

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Answer Key
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Here are the answers:  (Scroll down a bit!)

Who am I?
I was willing to sacrifice my son. -  Abraham (and God the Father)
God changed my rod into a snake. -  Moses (Exodus 4:3) or Aaron* (Exodus 7:10)
* (Eight year old Angela of St. Marys, PA pointed this out!)
I used a fleece to determine God's will. -  Gideon
I went to heaven in a chariot of fire. -  Elijah
Joshua and I returned from our spy mission into Canaan with a positive report. -  Caleb
I was Moses' brother. -  Aaron
I was sold as a slave to the Egyptians. -  Joseph
I wrestled with the angel of the Lord. -  Jacob
I killed more in my death than in my life. -  Samson
I was king during the construction of the first temple. -  Solomon
I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted. -  Isaiah
I wept over Jerusalem. -  Jeremiah (and Jesus)
I resolved not to defile myself with the royal food and wine. -  Daniel
I built a very large boat. -  Noah

Who said it? (Old Testament)
"The Lord is my shepherd." -  David
"Choose this day whom you will serve..." -  Joshua
"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart ..." -  Solomon (Proverbs 3)
"All we, like sheep, have gone astray..." -  Isaiah
"And who knows but you have come to royal position for such a time as this"  -  Mordecai
"Yet forty days and Ninevah will be destroyed" -  Jonah
"You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good..."  -  Joseph
"Your people will be my people and your God my God" -  Ruth
"To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams" -  Samuel
"You are the man!" -  Nathan (to David)
"Though He slay me yet will I trust Him" -  Job

Where is the reference? (Book and chapter)
Paul's final words -  2 Timothy 4
Thousand year reign -  Revelation 20
Sermon on the Mount -  Matthew 5-7
Kingdom parables -  Mathew 13
Stephen's sermon -  Acts 7
Church planted in Corinth -  Acts 19
Resurrection of Jesus -  Matthew 28, Mark 16, Luke 24, or John 20
Lukewarm church -  Revelation 3
Jerusalem Council -  Acts 15
Rapture passage -  1 Thessalonians 4
Reap what you sow -  Galatians 6
Disruptive Diotrephes -  3 John 1
Downhill Demas -  2 Timothy 4
Dedicated Demetrius -  3 John 1
Diligent Dorcas -  Acts 9

Place these events in chronological order.

Birth of Christ - 1st
Baptism of Christ - 2nd
Death of Christ - 3rd
Resurrection of Christ - 4th
Ascension of Christ - 5th
Day of Pentecost - 6th
First Deacons chosen - 7th
Stephen's Martyrdom - 8th
Paul's conversion - 9th
James was slain - 10th
Jerusalem Council - 11th
Paul's 2nd Missionary journey - 12th
Destruction of Jerusalem - 13th
John on Patmos - 14th

Who Said It? (New Testament)
"I am the Alpha and Omega." -  Jesus
"Be joyful always." -  Paul
"Contend earnestly for the faith." -  Jude
"Peace, be still." -  Jesus
"He must become greater, I must become less." -  John the Baptist
"Do you think that in such a short time you can persuade me to become a Christian?" -  Agrippa
"Cast all your anxiety upon Him for He cares for you". -  Peter
"I am the way and the truth and the life." -  Jesus
"Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?" -  Jesus
"Beloved, let us love one another." -  John
"You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." -  Peter
"You are the light of the world." -  Jesus
"Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will lift you up." -  James
"You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased." -  the Father to Jesus
"We must obey God rather than men." -  Peter and the other apostles
"To Him who is able to keep you from falling..." -  Jude
"Your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit." -  Paul
"Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn't do it sins." -  James
"But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God." -  Gamaliel
"Sirs, what must I do to be saved?" -  Philippian jailer
"The one I kiss is the man; arrest him." -  Judas
"I find no fault in this man." (K.J.V.) -  Pilate
"Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me." -  Blind begger
"May it be to me as you have said." -  Mary
"For I have not hesitated to proclaim to you the whole will of God." -  Paul
"If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread." -  Satan
"Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani." -  Jesus
"In this way the Jews of Jerusalem will bind the owner of this belt and will hand him over to the Gentiles." -  Agabus
"Hallelulah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns." -  "great multitude" (Revelation 19:6)

Where did this happen? (Geographical location)
Birth of Christ -  Bethlehem
Cleansing of the temple -  Jerusalem
Water changed to wine -  Cana
John's banishment -  Patmos
Paul shipwrecked -  Malta
Lazarus' home town -  Bethany
Boyhood home of Christ -  Nazareth
Paul and Silas freed from prison -  Philippi
Paul's conversion -  Road to Damascus
Jesus calms the storm -  Sea of Galilee
Peter witnesses to the centurion -  Caesarea
Barnabas took Mark and sailed for -  Crete
Peter's great confession -  Caesarea Philippi
Where believers were first called Christians -  Antioch
Setting of the story of the Good Samaritan  -  Road to Jericho
Jesus' baptism -  Jordan River
Jesus beqins ministry -  Galilee
5,000 fed -  far shore of the Sea of Galilee
Macedonian vision -  Troas
Bookburning -  Ephesus
Satan's final abode (future) -  Lake of fire

In the space provided, tell which book of the Bible you would turn to if you wanted:
The fullest explanation of the doctrine of salvation. -  Romans
The best New Testament explanation of the meaning of the Old Testament. -  Hebrews
The history of the early church. -  Acts
The Biblical account of creation. -  Genesis
The Gospel written to win faith in Jesus as the Son of God. -  John
The Epistle that shows how you can be sure you know God and have eternal life. -  1 John
The book of pithy counsel on everyday affairs for the wise person. -  Proverbs
The only book that does not use the name of God. -  Esther
"The Lord is my shepherd." -  Psalm 23

Arrange these events in their proper chronological order.
Creation - 1st
The Fall - 2nd
The Great Flood - 3rd
The Promise to Abraham - 4th

The Giving of the Law - 5th
The Prophets - 6th
The Atoning Death of Christ - 7th
Pentecost - 8th
The Second Coming of Christ - 9th

Name the book and chapter.
An Old Testament prophet predicts the Messiah's substitutionary suffering for the transgression of his people. "All we like sheep have gone astray. ... and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all." -  Isaiah 53
A religious leader hears what he needs: "Except a man be born again he cannot enter the kingdom of heaven." -  John 3
Just as Adam was the head of the old humanity, Christ is the head of the new humanity. "By the obedience of the one the many be made righteous." -  Romans 5
Moses unveils the Ten Commandments. -  Exodus 20
The Holy Spirit comes upon the early disciples in wind, fire, and tongues. Three thousand Jews accept their message; the church begins. -  Acts 2
6. The first human pair turn from God and God begins his search for them: "Adam, where are you?"  -  Genesis 3

Please share a brief testimony of what the Bible means to you.
Individual thoughts

Personal Mission Statement: "I am created by God to bring Him glory. Through God's Son Jesus Christ I have been redeemed and I make it my life's goal to please the Lord. My mission in life is to honor God through my faith and obedience and to prepare myself and all whom I may influence for eternity."

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