BIBLE STUDIES FOR A FIRM FOUNDATION, TESTS AND ANSWERS

For Chapters 5 & 6, 8 & 9, 10, 14 & 15, 16-19, 20-22

 

FIRM FOUNDATION TEST

For Chapters 5 and 6

 

 

1. What is eternal life? (John 17:3)

 

2.† What signs did Jesus say would follow those who believe? (Mark 16:17)

 

3.† What benefit is praying in tongues or praying in the Spirit? (Romans 8:26‑27, Jude 20)

 

4.† When we assemble together, what should we bring? (I Cor. 14:26)

 

5.† What are the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit? (Gal. 5:22‑23)

 

6.† What profit are the Scriptures to the believer? (II Tim. 3:16)

 

7.† How is our mind transformed? (Rom. 12:2, Eph. 5:26‑27)

 

8.† In Psalms 119, what are three things that the Psalmist said that the Word of God will do for someone whose committed to it?

 

9.† What is truth? (Ps. 119:160)

 

10. Give a description of the "Sword" of God and where are the Scriptures found?

 

11. What did God tell Joshua to do to be successful and prosperous? (Josh. 1:8)

 

12. How can you prove your love for Jesus? (John 14:23)

 

13. What is the difference between the wise man and the foolish man, both building houses?

†††††† (Matt. 7:24, 26)

 

14. Neatness?

 

EXTRA QUESTIONS ON BIBLE STUDY DEVOTIONS

 

1.† Do you consistently read or study the Bible every day?

 

2.† If not, how many times a week?

 

3.† For how long (generally speaking)?

 

4.† Do you like to read and study the Bible or is it a chore?

FIRM FOUNDATION TEST ANSWERS

For Chapters 5 and 6

 

 

1.† To know the one true God.

 

2.† a) They shall cast out demons.

†††† b) They shall speak with new tongues.

†††† c) They shall pick up serpents.

†††† d) If they drink any deadly poison, it won't hurt them.

†††† e) They shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover.

 

3.† a) The Spirit intercedes for us according to God's will.

†††† b) We build ourselves up.

 

4.† Psalm, teaching, revelation, tongue and interpretation.

 

5.† Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self‑control.

 

6.† Teaching, reproof, correction, training in righteousness.

 

7.† By the renewing of your mind by the washing of the water of the Word.

 

8.† (Any 3 of the following:)

††† a) It will be a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path.

††† b) Makes us wiser than our enemies.

††† c) Gives us more insight than our teachers.

††† d) Gives us more understanding than the aged.

††† e) Keeps our way pure and free from sin.

††† f) Gives us liberty and boldness.

 

9.† The sum of Thy Word is truth.

 

10. a) It is living, active, and sharper than any two edged sword.

††††† b) It divides the soul and spirit, joints and marrow.

††††† c) It is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

††††† d) All things are revealed before it and nothing can hide from it.

††††† (The scriptures are found in Heb. 4:12‑13).

 

11. a) The Word shall be in your mouth.

††††† b) Meditate on it day and night.

††††† c) Be careful to do it.

 

12. By keeping His Word.


13. a) The wise man hears the Word of God and does it. Through the storm and flood, his house stands because it is founded on the rock.

††††† b) The foolish man hears the Word of God and does not do it.† His house falls when the storm comes because it was built on sand.

 

14. (If the paper is neat, a point is rewarded.)

 

EXTRA QUESTIONS (answers vary according to people)

 


FIRM FOUNDATION TEST

For Chapters 8 and 9

 

 

1.† How did man loose the blessing and protection of God and come under a curse and the power of the devil?

 

2.† What are the conditions for receiving the blessing rather than the curse? (Duet. 30:20)

 

3.† When Jesus did not heal many people, what was the reason?

 

4.† What did Jesus look for in those who came to Him for healing?

 

5.† What are the elders of the church to do for a sick Christian?

 

6.† Memory Verse: Is. 53:5.

 

7.† What was the difference in the way Hezekiah and King Asa responded to the Lord concerning their healing?† (II Kings 20, II Chr. 16)

 

8.† Explain the difference between the body, soul, and spirit.

 

9.† Memory Verse: Is. 61:1‑2

 

10. What did Jesus say we should do with evil spirits?

 

11. How does a demon enter someone and hold him captive?

 

12. How can someone be released from this captivity?

 

13. Explain unforgiveness and the result of those who don't forgive.

 

14. What did James say are two signs of demonic activity?

 

15. What must happen to bitterness before a person can be free from demonic activity?

 

16. What are the spiritual gifts the Holy Spirit uses to bring results in the ministry of Inner Healing and Deliverance?

 

17. What are the two ways people get curses?

 

18. Where in the Bible does it list all the blessings and all the curses?

 

19. How can we be free from curses?

 

20. What did Jesus do for us on the cross pertaining to curses?

 

21. What Scripture in James is the basis for all inner healing? (Quote it)

 

22. Why would a believer continue to remain in bondage after he has been saved?

 

23. What does the Lord say about those who try to hide and conceal their sins?

 

24. Neatness?

 

25. Bonus: Who founded Maranatha Ministries?† Where?

 

26. Bonus: Name the 39 books of the Old Testament in order.

 


FIRM FOUNDATION TEST ANSWERS

For Chapters 8 and 9

 

 

1.† By turning away from God in disobedience.

 

2.† a. Love the Lord.

†††† b. Obey His voice.

†††† c. Hold fast to Him.

 

3.† The unbelief of the people.

 

4.† Faith.

 

5.† a. Pray over him.

†††† b. Anoint him with oil in the name of Jesus.

 

6.† Is. 53:5 (NASV)‑ He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities;† The chastening for our well‑being fell upon Him, and by His scourging we are healed.

 

7.†† Hezekiah prayed to the Lord for healing and was heard.† King Asa was diseased in the feet, but he did not seek the Lord, but he trusted in the arm of the flesh for healing.

 

8.† †Body‑ the part of man that deals with the physical realm.† It is dominated by the 5 senses and is the vehicle by which we communicate with the outside world.

†† †††Soul‑ the part of man that deals with the mental and emotional realm of man.† It is the seat of man's personality‑ his intellect, his emotions, and his will.

††† ††Spirit‑ the part of man that deals with the spiritual realm.† It is the part in which the Spirit of God dwells.† It can be divided into three parts: intuition, conscience, and fellowship.

 

9.† Is. 61:1‑2 (NASV)‑ The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the broken hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and freedom to prisoners; To proclaim the favorable year of the Lord and the day of† vengeance of our God;† To comfort all who mourn.

 

10. Cast them out (in Jesus name).

 

11. a. sins (iniquities);

††† b. unforgiveness;

††† c. iniquities of father;

††† He is held captive by the cords of sin and lack of instruction.

 

12. a. Sin must be confessed and forsaken (and cleansed in the blood)

††††† b. Forgiveness must be made (of those who wronged us)

†† †††c. Cast out the demon in the name of Jesus

13. Unforgiveness is a grudge or resentment caused by hurts‑‑ an unwillingness to release the person from the heart. As a result:

a. God hands them over to tormentors

b. God will not forgive you

c. Bitterness rots your bones

d. In time, you'll become just like the person

e. Emotional drain of energy

f. Loss of sleep and appetite

 

14. Bitter jealousy and selfish ambition

 

15. Bitterness must be confessed and forsaken; or Repent‑ Confess‑ Renounce‑ Forsake‑ Forgive.

 

16. Word of Knowledge and Discerning of Spirits

 

17. a. Disobeying God (sinning)

†††† †b. Passed down from one generation to another by those who have hated God and turned from Him.

 

18. Deuteronomy 27 and 28

 

19. a. Repent for you (and your family's) sin.

††††† b. Come under the Lordship of Jesus.

††††† c. Appropriate, by faith, God's provision when Jesus became a curse for us.

††††† d. Verbally break the curse in Jesus' name. OR Recognize‑ Repent‑ Renounce‑ Resist.

 

20. Jesus became a curse for us, so that the blessings of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles through faith.

 

21. James 5:16‑ Confess your sins one to another and pray for one another so that you may be healed.

 

22. a. Ignorance of the Word.

††††† b. Lack of instruction.

††††† c. Doesn't want to confess and forsake his sin.

 

23. He will not prosper.

 

24. Neatness.

 

25. Bonus: Bob Weiner and Rose Weiner in Peduka, Kentucky.

 

26. Bonus: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua,† Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, 2 Kings, 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekial, Daniel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi.


FIRM FOUNDATION TEST

For Chapter 10

and

"Harness of the Lord"

 

 

1.† How is true Christian character formed?

 

2.† How will our own words affect us on judgment day?

 

3.† If you know your brother or sister has something against you, what are you to do?

 

4. †Why is forgiving others so important?

 

5.† What did Jesus say about faithfulness?

 

6.† Who are the greatest people in the Kingdom of God?

 

7.† Memory Verse: Luke 6:47‑48†† (What Bible translation?)

 

8.† What is the greatest sign of love?

 

9.† What is to be your attitude when persecuted?

 

10. Write a short summary on the theme of the story, "Harness of the Lord."

 


FIRM FOUNDATION TEST ANSWERS

For Chapter 10

and

"The Harness of the Lord"

 

 

1.† Character is molded in the furnace of affliction, conflict, and trials, and by responding properly to these.

 

2.† Words will either justify or condemn us.

 

3.† Go and make peace with your brother/sister, and then offer your gift to God.

 

4.† If we don't forgive others, God will not forgive us.

 

5.† He who is faithful in very little is faithful in very much.

 

6.† Servants (those who use their talents for the benefit of others)

 

7.† Luke 6:47‑48 (NASV):† Everyone who comes to Me, and hears My words, and acts upon them, I will show you whom he is like, he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid a foundation upon the rock; and when a flood rose, the torrent burst against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built.

 

8.† To lay your life down for your friends.

 

9.† Rejoice and be glad, for the reward is kept for you in heaven.

 

10. Explain the theme of the story, "Harness of the Lord.":

††† ††The colts represent young Christians.† Those colts that allowed discipline and training into their lives through their master were mightily used by him.† Those colts that roamed on the outside and did not subject themselves to discipline were not used mightily and did not allow character to form in their lives. In the long run, Christians who subject themselves to discipline and training and correction by God and leaders will be used mightily by God and receive a greater sense of satisfaction than if they did not allow the character to be developed in them.

 

 


FIRM FOUNDATION TEST

For Chapters 14 and 15

 

 

1.† What are the 2 basic principles for prosperity recorded in the Bible?

 

2.† How can a man rob God?

 

3.† What is the tithe?

 

4.† What is the tithe used for?

 

5.† What are 2 things God will do for us when we give tithes and contributions to Him?† (As told in Malachi)

 

6.† Write out Luke 6:38.

 

7.† What is the law of sowing and reaping? (II Cor. 9:6)

 

8.† What happens when we seek first God's Kingdom?

 

9.† What kind of giver does God love?

 

10. What attitude should we avoid in giving?

 

11. What principle did Solomon use to gain his wealth?† Explain.

 

12. What will happen to the generous man?

 

13. What was the "Great Commission" Jesus gave His disciples?

 

14. What does the fear of man bring?

 

15. If we confess Jesus before men, what will He do for us?

 

16. What did Jesus say about the harvest and the workers?

 

17. How will we overcome the enemy? (A‑B‑C; Rev. 12:11)

 

18. Besides being a soldier, what 2 things does Paul compare Christians to? (II Tim. 2:5‑6)

 

19. Write out Acts 20:24.

 

20. What was Paul able to say before he died that should be our example to keep pressing on?

 

21. When we turn a sinner from the error of his way, what else will we be doing?

 

22. When Jesus looked out over the multitudes of people, how did He feel and what did He compare it to?

 

23. What is a disciple?

 

24. Name 2 practical ways to disciple someone.

 

25. What are the 4 steps to the discipling process?

 


FIRM FOUNDATION ANSWERS

For Chapters 14 and 15

 

 

1.† 1) Pay God His tithes and contributions.

†††† 2) Seek the Kingdom of God first and His righteousness.

 

2.† In tithes and contributions.

 

3.† A tenth of our income.

 

4.† To provide for the needs of the ministry and those who perform the service of the Lord.† (Food for God's house)

 

5.† 1) Open the windows of heaven and pour out a blessing until there is no more need.

†††† 2) Rebuke the devourer.

 

6.† Give and it will be given to you, good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, they will pour into your lap.† For by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you in return.

 

7.† He who sows sparingly will reap sparingly.† (He who sows bountifully, will reap bountifully.)

 

8.† All else will be added to us.

 

9.† A cheerful giver.

 

10. Giving grudgingly or under compulsion.

 

11. Seek first the kingdom of God and all else will be added to you. He only asked God for wisdom and knowledge to effectively cover and care for the people.† God saw his unselfish heart and gave him wealth as well.

 

12. He will prosper.

 

13. Preach repentance and forgiveness of sins to every nation. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you.

 

14. A snare (trap).

 

15. Confess us before His Father.

 

16. The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.


17. By the blood of the Lamb, by the word of our testimony, and by loving not our life even unto death.

 

18. 1) an athlete

† ††††2) a hard‑working farmer

 

19. I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself; in order that I may finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God.

 

20. 1) I have fought the good fight

††††† 2) I have finished the course

††††† 3) I have kept the faith

††††† 4) There is laid up for me a crown of righteousness.

 

21. 1) Save his soul from death

††††† 2) Cover a multitude of sins.

 

22. Jesus felt compassion‑ they were like sheep without a shepherd.

 

23. A disciplined one who is being trained by the word of God.† He is productive in reproducing himself.

 

24. 1) Bible studies

††††† 2) Developing a friendship, a relationship with them

††††† 3) Praying together

 

25. 1) I do it, you watch

††††† 2) Both do it

††††† 3) You do it, I watch

††††† 4) You release, they do it all.


FIRM FOUNDATION TEST

For Chapters 16‑19

 

 

1.† How long must Jesus reign in heaven before His return? (I Cor. 15:25)

 

2.† Memory Verse:† Acts 3:21.

 

3.† What two‑fold restoration will take place before Jesus returns?

 

4.† Describe the kind of church that Jesus is returning for.

 

5.† How will the church become perfected before His return? (Eph. 5:26)

 

6.† List the 4 types of servants Jesus told about in a parable. Describe them and name their reward from their master.

 

7.† What does the flood in Noah's day and Jesus' return have in common concerning judgment?

 

8.† Explain what will probably happen between Russia and Israel and what will Israel realize through it all?† (according to Ezekial)

 

9.† Who will rule with Jesus when He returns as King?

 

10. What is faith? (Heb. 11:1)

 

11. How did God operate His faith in the beginning of time? (a, b, c)

 

12. What is the difference between head knowledge faith and heart knowledge faith?

 

13. At what point did Thomas believe Jesus' resurrection?

 

14. What exhortation did Jesus give Thomas?

 

15. Describe Abraham's heart faith that made him the Father of faith.

 

16. How does faith grow strong in your life?† (Prov. 4:20‑22, Rom. 10:17)

 

17. What is the evidence of what man really believes in his heart?

 

18. What steps does a person take in order to receive salvation that, according to Romans 9:9‑10?

 

19. Describe a story in the Bible illustrating people acting on the Word of God, showing their faith in action.

 

20. How is faith demonstrated outwardly?

 

21. What did Jesus say about our confession? (Mark 11:23)

 

22. What is a hearer of the Word but not a doer compared to?

 

23. How did Abraham demonstrate his faith by works?

 

24. Memory Verse:† I John 5:9a

 

25. Neatness of paper.

 


FIRM FOUNDATION TEST ANSWERS

For Chapters 16‑19

 

1.† Until He has put all His enemies under His feet, and the church has overcome in all things through the power of the Spirit.

 

2.† Acts 3:21: Whom heaven must receive until the period of restoration of all thing about which God spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets of long ago.

 

3.† The restoration of the church and of the nation of Israel.

 

4.† A. Glorious

† †††B. No spot or wrinkle

† †††C. Holy and blameless

†††† D. Discipling the nations

†††† E. Mighty and powerful

†††† F. Going forth in the power of the Holy Spirit

 

5.† By the washing of the water with the Word.

 

6.† 1) Faithful ‑ sensible, feeding the flock and doing the Master's will.

†††††††† †Reward ‑ put in charge of all the Master's possessions.

†††† 2) Drunken ‑ mistreats others, satisfies his own lusts, he says Master won't come for a long time.

†††††††† Reward ‑ cut into pieces when the Master returns unexpectedly.

††† 3) Lazy ‑ knew the Master's will, but did not do it.

††††††† Reward ‑ receive many lashes.

††† 4) Ignorant ‑ didn't know the Master's will and did wrong.

††††††† Reward ‑ received few lashes.

 

7.† The wicked will be removed.

 

8.† Russia will invade Israel.† God will then cause supernatural acts of judgment to come upon Russia:† an earthquake, every man's sword will be against his brother, a rain of hailstones, fire and brimstone.† The nations will recognize God's glory and power and that He has saved Israel and that He lives.† From that day on, Israel will acknowledge the Lord is their God, and the will recognize that Jesus is their Messiah and Redeemer.

 

9.† Those who overcome and have forsaken all to follow Him.

 

10. Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

 

11. a) He believed it (visualized it)

††††† b) He said it (commands it)

††††† c) It happened (materialized)


12. Head knowledge faith‑‑ seeing is believing.† Heart knowledge faith‑‑ I believe it because God says it is true.

 

13. When he saw Jesus.

 

14. Because you have seen Me, you believed.† Blessed are they who did not see, and yet believed.

 

15. a) He believed God, Who calls things into being which do not exist

††††† b) Against hope, he believed according to that which God had spoken

††††† c) Without becoming weak in faith, he did not consider the circumstances

††††† d) He did not waiver in unbelief but grew strong in faith

††††† e) He was fully assured that what God had promised, He was able to perform

 

16. By inclining your ear to His Word and keeping God's Word before your eyes and in the midst of your heart.

 

17. His confession.

 

18. a) Confess with their mouth.

††††† b) Believe in their heart.

††††† c) Accept their salvation.

 

19. a) A man's friends lowered him from the roof in front of Jesus.

††††††††† They had faith that Jesus would heal him. (or)

††††† b) God told Joshua that He would help Him win the city of Jericho.

†††††††† †Acting in faith, the children of Israel marched around the walls 7 times and shouted that they had the victory.

 

20. By works.

 

21. If we believe what we say will come to pass, we can have whatever we say.

 

22. One who looks in the mirror walks away and forgets what he looks like.

 

23. By offering up Isaac, his son, on the altar; in obedience to God's command.

 

24. If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater.

 

25. Neatness of paper.

 


FIRM FOUNDATION TEST

For Chapters 20-22

 

 

1.† When do signs follow the disciples of Jesus?

 

2.† What does your confession have to do with your faith?

 

3.† Write out Mark 11:23.

 

4.† What is in the power of the tongue?

 

5.† What are the four steps of faith?

 

6.† Using these 4 steps, explain a Bible story.

 

7.† What was the end result of the spiesí lives' who gave a negative confession?

 

8.† What landmark did Joshua fix in his life through his confession?

 

9.† Name 5 bold confessors of the faith.

 

10. Explain how the 3 God‑fearing men of Babylon were "bold confessors"?

 

11. How shall we overcome the enemy?

 

12. How does God's predetermined purpose coincide with man's free will?

 

13. What was the choice of Rebekah and Judas to the God ordained call on their lives'?

 

14. What does "God's permissive will" mean?

 

15. Why are there periods of heavy testing before God gives a man responsibility?


FIRM FOUNDATION TEST ANSWERS

For Chapters 20-22

 

 

1.† After the Word is preached.

 

2.† Confession is faith's way of expressing itself.† Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.

 

3.† Mark 11:23 ‑ "Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, 'Be taken up and cast into the sea', and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is going to happen, it shall be granted him."

 

4.† Death and life.

 

5.† (1) Say;† (2) Act;†††† (3) Receive;† (4) Tell.

 

6.† A certain woman who had been sick for twelve years believed Jesus could heal her and said to herself, "If I may but touch his clothes, I shall be made whole."† Next, she acted on what she believed by touching His clothes.† Next, she received healing in her body.† Finally, she told what had happened to her.† (or)

David said what he believed to the giant Goliath, "this day the Lord will deliver you into my hands."† Next, he acted upon his faith by taking a stone and slinging it at the Philistine.† Next, David received the victory after the stone hit Goliath in the forehead.† Next, David told others what happened as he traveled to Jerusalem with the giant's head.

 

7.† They died by a plague.

 

8.† He stayed alive and took Moses' place as a leader and led the children of Israel into the promised land and God granted him success.

 

9.† Shadrach, Meshach, Abed‑nego, Daniel, Stephen.

 

10. Bold confessors are those who suffer for what they believe and proclaim.† King Nebuchadnezzar had given the order for all his people to bow down before the golden image, but Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed‑nego made the bold confession that they would not serve and worship any other god but their one true God.† As a result of their "bold confession" of their faith, they were thrown into the fiery furnace, but were completely delivered by God.

 

11. (1) By the blood of the Lamb;† (2) by the word of their testimony; (3) loving not our lives unto death.

 

12. While God's plans for the universe certainly succeed, an individual may still reject God's plan for his part in it.


13. Rebekah chose to fulfill it and a nation was birthed. Judas chose not to fulfill his call as an apostle

 

14. God's permissive will is second best.† When you won't hold out for God's perfect, He might allow you to do what you want (as long as it's not sin) but you missed His best.

 

15. Through the way men react through trials, God determines faithfulness.† It is required of a steward that he be found faithful.