Bible Proficiency Project
Week 50, 2019

I.      Monday — Romans 11-13

1.      What do you think Paul envisions in 11:11-12?

2.     How does Paul use OT sacrifice language to describe Christian living in 12:1?

3.     How should we seek not to be conformed to this world and what does that mean?

4.     Why could the verses 12:9-21 be called the great reversal?

5.     To what degree are we bound to obey the law of the land?

II.     Tuesday — Romans 14-16

1.      What do we learn from 14:5-6 about observing Christmas Day?

2.     In what way is Paul teaching us to be sensitive to the beliefs of others in 14:14-23?

3.     What hint does Paul give in ch. 15 as to why he wants to come to Rome in the context of his ministry?

4.     What advice does Paul give regarding those who divide the church in 16:17 and why?

III.    Wednesday — Acts 20:4-23:35

1.      In what way is 20:7 a support for Sunday as the Lord’s Day?

2.     Why was the “worship service” in Troas so long?

3.     What did Paul cite in 20:21 as the characteristics of his ministry to the Ephesians’ elders?

4.     What prophesy was given to Paul during his journey to Jerusalem in 21:10?

5.     Who did Paul meet with in 21:18 and what was the controversy that they resolved?

6.     After Paul’s arrest what did he say in his “public” defense?

7.     Why was Paul being born a Roman citizen important?

8.     How does the principle cited in 23:5 apply today if at all?

9.     How did Paul divide his accusers in 23:6 and what was the result of this contention?

IV.    Thursday – Acts 24-26

1.      What similarities does Paul’s trial have to that of Jesus?

2.     What does it mean that Paul appeals to Caesar in 25:11 and why does he do it?

3.     How does Paul go about sharing the gospel with King Agrippa?

V.     Friday —Acts 27-28

1.      What happened on the sea voyage from Jerusalem to Rome?

2.     What was the result of God’s providence in their being stranded on Malta?

3.     How was Paul treated differently than the other prisoners in Rome and why?

4.     How is Paul’s ministry in Rome crucial to the future of the church?

VI.    Saturday — Colossians 1-4, Philemon 1

1.      What difficulties were the Colossians struggling with?

2.     What does Paul point to in 3:1 as the Christian’s confidence in facing uncertainty?

3.     How does this focus in 3:12 impact the character of the new man?

4.     How should we be obedient to Paul’s words in 4:5-6?

5.     Who was Onesimus?

6.     What should the Christian view of slavery be?

VII.   Sunday — Ephesians 1-6

1.      In 2:1 Paul identifies the Christian as being made alive – is this resurrection language?

2.     What mystery is Paul speaking of in ch 3?

3.     What is entailed in a worthy walk according to ch 4?

4.     What is the distinguishing mark of the new man?

5.     In what way are we to be “imitators” of God according to 5:1?

6.     How does the Christian employ the whole armor of God?