Bible Proficiency Project
Week 44, 2019

I.      Monday – John 11

1.      Who was Lazarus?

2.     What does the story of Lazarus tell us about what Jesus has power over?

3.     How did the Pharisees react to Jesus’ signs?

4.     Who was Caiaphas and what had he prophesied?

II.     Tuesday – Luke 17:11 - 18:14

1.      What do you think is the primary lesson in the healing of the ten lepers?

2.     How is our generation like the days of Noah?

3.     How is the parable of the persistent widow tied to faith on the earth?

4.     What is the connected characteristic of those who trust they are righteous?

5.     What is necessary to overcome this sense of self-righteousness?

III.    Wednesday – Matthew 19, Mark 10

1.      Is divorce biblical?

2.     Under what circumstances does God allow for divorce and why?

3.     What does Jesus mean when He says the kingdom of heaven is made up of little children?

4.     What is the lesson we need to think about concerning the rich young ruler?

5.     What can those who sacrifice all for Jesus in this life expect in return?

6.     Where are we at in Jesus’ timeline that He speaks of His death?

7.     What is greatness in God’s plan?

IV.    Thursday  - Matthew 20-21

1.      What do we learn about “fairness” in the parable of the workers in the vineyard?

2.     Is there a principle regarding property rights underlying this teaching?

3.     What does it say about agreed upon terms or the idea of covenant?

4.     In Mt. 20:23 what is Jesus saying would happen to the disciples?

5.     What does the Triumphal Entry mark the beginning of?

6.     What serious issue is involved in Jesus’ cleansing of the temple?

7.     What is the lesson of the Withered Fig Tree and how does it apply to the Christian life?

8.     How do the figures in the story of the Wicked Vinedressers align with redemptive history?

V.     Friday  – Luke 18:15-19:48

1.      Why did Jesus choose to eat at Zacchaeus house?

2.     How did Zacchaeus evidence faith with regards to what he saw as important?

3.     What do the minas represent in the parable and how do they relate to our faith?

4.     Why does Jesus weep over Jerusalem? When do His words come true?

VI.    Saturday – Mark 11, John 12

1.      What does Mark 11:25 teach about forgiveness connection to prayer?

2.     What was the spikenard in John 12 normally used for?

3.     What do we learn about Judas in this episode and how can it serve as a warning about people who

        are in the church?

4.     What do you think about the chief priest’s plot to kill Lazarus? What does that say about the state of

        religion in Jerusalem at that time?

5.     What should we learn about who we are from Jesus’ teaching on the grain of wheat and how it

        speaks of death?

6.     What is Jesus' primary concern in His upcoming death?

7.     What is significant about Jesus identifying Himself as “the Son of Man?”

8.     In what way did the rulers believe in Jesus seeing that they refused to confess Him?

9.     What does that indicate about the importance of how we respond to the presence of light?

VII.   Sunday – Matthew 22, Mark 12

1.      How does one become worthy according to the parable of the Wedding Feast?

2.     What does Jesus teach us about our actions in society in the story on paying taxes?

3.     Why do the Sadducees question Jesus about the resurrection and why does that make their

        questions ridiculous?

4.     Why do you think Jesus tells the Scribe in Mark 12:34 that he is not far from the kingdom of God?

5.     What is the answer to the question "how is David’s son also his Lord?"

6.     How is the Widow’s two mites a humbling story for us today?