"A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master. It is enough for a disciple that he be like his teacher, and a servant like his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more will they call those of his household!" — the Lord Jesus, at Matthew 10:24,25

Quiz on Disciples and Discipleship
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1) Disciples of Jesus were first called Christians:

a)  With reluctance.
b)  At the Council of Nicea.
c)  In the city of Antioch.
d)  By King Agrippa.

2) Discipleship is best described as:

a)  Believing that Jesus is the Son of God.
b)  The avocation of the twelve original followers of Christ.
c)  Following the Lord Jesus Christ on His terms.
d)  An option that some very religious people choose.

3) When a certain scribe said to Jesus, "Teacher, I will follow You wherever You go", Jesus replied:

a)  Do you come to Me of your own free will?
b)  Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.
c)  First go and bury your father.
d)  Are you able to drink My cup, and be baptized with My baptism?

4) According to the book of Proverbs, harsh discipline is for:

a)  Him who forsakes the way.
b)  All of us, in due time.
c)  The harsh tongue.
d)  Making a good man better.

5) Complete these words of Jesus from the Gospel of Matthew: "...whoever gives one of these little ones ________ in the name of a disciple, assuredly, I say to you, he shall by no means lose his reward."

a)  a word of encouragement.
b)  his daily bread.
c)  only a cup of cold water.
d)  wise counsel.

6) In one of his letters, John the apostle asks how the love of God can abide in:

a)  One who doesn't abide in the Father and the Son.
b)  One who gives a greeting to a false teacher.
c)  A sinner such as himself.
d)  One who sees his brother in need, has the ability to help him, but won't do so.

7) Complete these words of the apostle Paul to the Corinthians: "________________ , lest when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified."

a)  I become all things to all men
b)  I study to show myself approved
c)  I never offend anyone with doctrine
d)  I discipline my body and bring it into subjection

8) To disciples in Asia Minor, Paul said:

a)  Don't major on the minors, you Asia Minorians, or you will be major losers!
b)  A servant is not greater than his master.
c)  Through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.
d)  He who you receives you receives Jesus, and he who rejects you rejects Jesus.

9) What teaching of Jesus caused many disciples to say, "This is a hard saying; who can understand it?"

a)  That He was the bread of eternal life.
b)  That divorce except for the cause of adultery was unacceptable.
c)  That an offending right hand or right eye should be severed.
d)  "A little while, and you will not see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me."

10) When the prophet Agabus foretold the coming of a famine, the disciples in Antioch determined to send relief to the brothers in Judea:

a)  According to the apostles' command to each one.
b)  After first sending a delegation to determine the extent of the need.
c)  Each according to his ability.
d)  "Not letting the left hand know what the right hand was doing." (i.e. anonymously).

11) Jesus said that anyone who is not with Him:

a)  Is really missing out on a blessing.
b)  Will be saved, but as through fire.
c)  Should be respected for his honorable neutrality.
d)  Is against Him.

12) Jesus commanded His diciples to pray:

a)  That God send laborers into His harvest.
b)  Facing Jerusalem.
c)  That God take them out of the world.
d)  For whatever they wanted, as long as their prayer included the phrase, "in Jesus' name".

13) As Paul counseled the Ephesian elders, disciples need be aware of:

a)  The theology of the circumcision party.
b)  Savage wolves from without, and perverse men rising up from within.
c)  Being overly zealous.
d)  The deeds and doctrine of the Nicolaitans.

14) The apostle James compares the man who hears the word and doesn't do it to:

a)  The prophet Balaam in his selfishness.
b)  A spring that brings forth both fresh and bitter water.
c)  Grass that withers away under the scorching sun.
d)  A man who walks away from a mirror and immediately forgets what he saw therein.

15) Complete this Scripture verse: "By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you _____________________ ."

a)  have love for one another.
b)  sell all you have, and give it away to the poor.
c)  lay down your lives for Me.
d)  wear a 'What Would Jesus Do' bracelet.

16) The apostle Peter taught that part of the calling of discipleship is:

a)  Acting on the secret knowledge that all material things are evil.
b)  Doing good and suffering for it.
c)  Poverty.
d)  Making mistakes.

17) Jesus called these people His brother and sister and mother:

a)  Those who call on the name of His heavenly Father.
b)  James, Martha, and Mary.
c)  Those who do the will of His heavenly Father.
d)  No one, on account of His unique stature as the only begotten Son of God.

18) Jesus compared someone who hears His words and does not act upon them to:

a)  A tare (weed) sown by an enemy.
b)  A man who built a house on the earth without a foundation.
c)  Cain.
d)  The sailors on the prophet Jonah's ship.

19) Which is NOT the subject of a parable about the Kingdom of God (or kingdom of Heaven) spoken by Jesus:

a)  A woman who lit several lamps to sweep the house.
b)  A landowner who went out to hire workers.
c)  Treasure hidden in a field.
d)  A king who arranged a marriage for his son.

20) The book of Acts records this about a disciple named Tabitha from Joppa:

a)  With her husband, she counselled Apollos.
b)  She was raised from the dead through Peter.
c)  She was a business partner with Lydia.
d)  She was a servant of the church at Cenchrea.

21) Jesus exhorted would-be followers to count the cost of discipleship. To make His point, He used these two illustrations:

a)  Planting a vineyard and preparing to go fishing.
b)  Sifting wheat and living the soldier's life.
c)  Building a tower and going to war.
d)  Being a steward and manning a watchtower.

22) Which is a type of church discipline:

a)  Godly encouragement.
b)  The preaching of the Word.
c)  excommunication.
d)  All of the above.

23) "Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples" is a statement from:

a)  The prophecy of Isaiah.
b)  The Gospel of John.
c)  The book of Deuteronomy.
d)  The Gospel of Luke.

24) Which future scenario BEST depicts fulfillment of the "Great Commission"?

a)  The re-establishment of temple worship in earthly Jerusalem.
b)  The basic Gospel message having been proclaimed globally.
c)  Entire nations converted and walking in the ways of the Lord.
d)  The time when the Church is no longer necessary.

25) Complete these words of Jesus from the Gospel of Luke: "...whoever of you does not ________ cannot be My disciple."

a)  speak in unknown tongues.
b)  forsake all he has.
c)  consider his ways.
d)  gather with Me.

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