Read the questions. Pause and try answering them.
Then go to the next question.
Once you have paused and answered all questions, only then go to the answers provided.
This way you can assess your knowing of the living word – which guides us in the path to eternal life.
Your answers could still be right, even when your answers are different.
Your answers could be partly right, read the four gospels or the specific portions and ascertain that your understanding/ learning could improve.
All of us are work in progress – daily trying to improve ourselves as we read and know and pray and practice the Word of God daily.
Q1) Whose faith did Jesus Christ say was great?
Q2) Whom did Jesus raise from the dead as mentioned in the Bible? (Refer the four gospels of Mathew Mark Luke and John.)
Q3) What should you do to get great reward according to Jesus?
Q4) Who is greater than John the baptist according to Jesus?
Q5) Why should you speak only good to the pregnant woman? Use any specific clue from the four gospels of Mathew Mark Luke and John.
A1) A certain centurion had a servant who was dear to him. This servant was so sick that the servant had no hope that he would live. The servant was thus ready to die. The centurion had heard about the signs, wonders, and healings that Jesus performed. So the centurion sent a few Jewish elders requesting Jesus to heal the Centurion’s dear servant. They told Jesus that this Centurian loved Jews and had built a synagogue. Jesus obliged the Jewish elders and was not far from the centurions house.
Then the centurion sent friends to Jesus letting Jesus know that he was not worthy to have Jesus enter his house.
He also told that neither he considered himself worthy to come to the presence of Jesus.
He thus requested through his friends to Jesus to say a word and heal his dear servant.
The centurion conveyed to Jesus that he was also a man under authority, having soldiers who obey his instructions.
Since he knew that Jesus possessed such spiritual authority over sickness to heal, the centurion desired that Jesus would consider speaking a word of instruction from where he was and would heal his dear servant. Without Jesus having to physically step into the Centurions home where his servant was lying down.
Hearing these words from the Centurion conveyed through his friends Jesus said to the people around him, I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no not in Israel.
A2) The three occasions where Jesus raised up people from the dead.:
a)Lazarus who was raised from the dead by Jesus after very many days after his death. Lazarus was already in the tomb and probably the body had started to stink? Jesus was in no hurry to reach the family of Lazarus, Mary and Martha. Jesus knew from the Heavenly Father that he had to raise Lazarus from death.
b)The 12 year old girl who was dead was brought back to life by Jesus. She was the daughter of Jairus. This story is interwoven with the healing of a lady with the issue of blood. She was suffering for twelve years and all her money was spent on trying various medications and meeting very many physicians. Probably the faith of the father increased since he probably witnessed this miracle. Remember to encourage others and ourselves in healing testimonies as you prepare others in their healing journey.
Jesus told the girl who was dead in Aramaic “Talitha koum” (which meant “Little girl, I say to you, get up!”).
c)Jesus brought back to life a widow’s son. As he reached the gate of the town called Nain, Jesus saw a man’s body being carried out. He was the only son of a widow. Jesus was moved with compassion for the widow. Jesus went to the brier and the bearers stopped. Jesus said, “Young man, I say to you, rise!” The dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus] gave him to his mother.
A3) In the gospel of Mathew, 19th verse of the 5th Chapter says whoever follows and teaches the least of the least command is great in the Kingdom of God. The verse is stated thus in the Gospel. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. ( Mathew 5:19 KJV version)
A4) First Jesus exalts John the baptist and says that he is the greatest prophet. Then to put matters in perspective he says the least person in the Kingdom of Heaven is greater than John the Baptist. He was essentially saying being within the Kingdom of Heaven was the greatest priority. And even if you are the least person with the Kingdom of heaven, you are greater than anyone outside the Kingdom of Heaven, even if that person is John the Baptist.
“Assuredly, I say to you, among those born of women there has not risen one greater than John the Baptist; but he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.( Mathew 11:11 KJV version)
A5) This is a great lesson we can choose to glean from the Bible. Mary was visited by Angel Gabriel and told about her mission in bringing the son of God into the earth. Then the angel encouraged her with a testimony of her Aunt Elizabeth who was old and barren but because of divine intervention – because of miracle had become fruitful and was pregnant with a child and was in her sixth month. So Mary did not loose time, while with grace she accepted the angels instructions and God’s mission for her. She went to visit her aunt Elizabeth. As Mary reached her aunt Elizabeths home and greeted Elizabeth. As soon as Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child in Mary’s womb leaped.
Thus what was heard by Elizabeth was sensed by the baby. The baby leaped with joy. So every reason we should be extremely sensitive to what we speak to a pregnant lady. We need to always remember that the child is sensitive to every word which we let a preganat lady hear.
39 At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, 40 where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth. 41 When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. ( Luke 1:39-41 version KJV)