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Quizzing the New Testament : Matthew
"This is part of a series looking at the books of the New Testament. Matthew's gospel is the book that begins the New Testament. In it, he writes about the life of Jesus. Come and step inside."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Matthew begins his gospel by providing a genealogy for Jesus that traces his family tree back to which of these biblical characters?
"Now when he saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down." (Matthew 5 v. 1)
Which title has traditionally been given to the body of teaching that follows this verse?
The Teaching from the Hills
Laws from the Heights
The Sermon on the Mount
The gospel writers emphasise that one of Jesus' major themes was preaching that God's kingdom is very near. Matthew is no exception but chooses, mostly, to use which alternative phrase?
The Kingdom of Now
The Kingdom of the King
The Kingdom of Heaven
The Kingdom of Jehovah
Matthew, Mark and Luke all record an incident where Jesus calls Matthew from his work as a tax collector. Mark and Luke, however, call Matthew by a different name. What is this name?
"For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled." (Matthew 5 v. 18 - King James translation)
What are jots and tittles?
Idols worshipped in Egypt
Articles worn by Pharisees
Terms used in writing
Old Testament prophets
Jesus replied, "Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by man, but by my Father in heaven. And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my ______." (Matthew 16 v. 17-18)
Which of these words completes the quote?
Field of Dreams
Which group of people does Jesus criticize by describing them as whitewashed tombs - sparkling on the outside but dead on the inside?
Which of these parables, about being ready for the second coming of Jesus, is only found in the gospel of Matthew?
The Good Samaritan
The Prodigal Son
The Wise and Foolish Virgins
Matthew is the only one of the gospel writers to record an unusual occurrence that accompanied Jesus' crucifixion. Which of these does he record?
The death of the high priest
Pontius Pilate experiencing a nightmare
Graves opening and the dead coming back to life
The river Jordan drying up
Which of these are Jesus' last recorded words in Matthew's gospel?
Teach people to obey everything I have commanded you.
All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
Go and make disciples of all nations.
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