Week of August 9

August 9: Mark 14

1) What was the signal that Judas had given the religious leaders to identify Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane (v. 43-45)?

  1. Called out His name
  2. Pointed to Him
  3. Kissed Him
  4. None of the above

2) How did Jesus answer the High Priest's question about being the Messiah, the Christ (v. 60-64)?

August 10: Mark 15-16

1) In the midst of the darkness, Jesus cried out from the cross what Old Testament Scripture (see 15:33-35)?

  1. Psalm 22:1
  2. Psalm 31:5
  3. Isaiah 53:3-12
  4. None of the above

2) What did the angel tell the women who came to the empty tomb (see 16:1-7)?

August 11: James 1

1) If we lack wisdom, how does James tell us can we get it (see v. 5)?

  1. Read some great books about gaining wisdom
  2. Ask some really wise people to teach us
  3. Ask God to give us wisdom
  4. None of the above

2) What is "pure and undefiled religion" according to James (see v. 27)?

August 12: James 2

1) What does James say about the person who fails at one point but otherwise keeps the whole law (see v. 10)?

  1. No big deal
  2. Win some, lose some
  3. Guilty of breaking all of it
  4. None of the above

2) What does James famously say about "faith without works" (see v. 14-16)?

August 13: James 3-4

1) What does James call the tongue (see 3:6-8)?

  1. A fire
  2. A world of unrighteousness
  3. A restless evil, full of deadly poison
  4. All of the above

2) If a person knows the right thing to do but doesn't do it, what does James call that (see 4:17)?

August 14: James 5

1) When James tells us to be patient until the Lord returns, what examples does he give of patience (see v. 7-11)?

  1. Farmers
  2. Prophets
  3. Job
  4. All of the above

2) Who does James hold up as an example of effective prayer and why (see v. 13-18)?

August 15: Discussion Questions

1) What passage uniquely spoke to you this week?

2) What insights did you gain about God?

3) What application might this have to what is happening in the world today?

4) How would God have you apply this truth to your life?