Saturday, December 15, 2007

Christmas story

The Christmas story is one of the most well known of all Bible stories. How much do you remember from it? The questions below are taken from Matthew 1 and 2, and Luke 1and 2.
1. God sent this angel to tell Mary of the coming birth of Christ. _______________________
2. The angel instructed Mary to give the baby this name. __________________________
3. Nazareth was a city in this province. _____________________________
4. Joseph was of this house and lineage. ____________________________
5. He was governor of Syria at the time of the taxing. _________________________
6. This older cousin of Mary's was also expecting a baby. _________________________
7. What two words were used to describe Mary--one by the angel and one by Elizabeth? ____________________
8. Mary stayed with her cousin for this amount of time. _______________________
9. The cousin named her baby this. ______________________
10. This person said all the world should be taxed. _______________________
11. This is what Mary wrapped her baby in. _________________________
12. This town was where Mary and Joseph went to pay their taxes. ____________________
13. This is who informed the shepherds of Jesus' birth. ___________________
14. It means "God with us." ________________________
15. He was king of Judea at the time of Jesus' birth. ______________________
16. The wisemen followed this. _____________________________
17. These are the gifts the wisemen brought. __________________ ________________ ________________
18. It warned Joseph to flee to Egypt. ____________________
19. Joseph was to stay in Egypt until this happened. _________________
20. The angels said this to the shepherds. "_____________________________________________________________________"
ANSWERS: Gabriel, Jesus, Galilee, David, Cyrenius, Elizabeth, favored and blessed (same in KJV and NIV), three months, John, Caesar Augustus, swaddling clothes, Bethlehem, angels, Emmanuel, Herod, a star, gold, frankincense, and myrrh, angel in a dream, Herod died, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace, good will toward men (or qoute from another translation.)
SCORING: If you missed:
0-2 Great! You probably have memorized the story.
3-4 Good! You are familiar with most of the details.
5-7 You are just about average.
8-20 Reread the story from your Bible and try again!

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