Bible Trivia – April 15, 2018


Match the daughter to her father.

  1. Michal


    Saul (1 Samuel 14:49)
  2. Tamar


    David (2 Samuel 13:14)
  3. Rebekah


    Bethuel (Genesis 24:15)
  4. Abigail


    Jesse 1, 2 (2 Samuel 17:25)
  5. Dinah


    Jacob (Genesis 30:21)
  1. Jacob


    Dinah (Genesis 30:21)
  2. Saul


    Michal (1 Samuel 14:49)
  3. Jesse


    Abigail 1, 2 (2 Samuel 17:25)
  4. Bethuel


    Rebekah (Genesis 24:15)
  5. David


    Tamar (2 Samuel 13:14)


1. Abigail was the daughter of Nahash who, because of textual uncertainties has been described as (1) another name for Jesse; (2) the wife of Jesse; and (3) the father of Abigail and Zeruiah, who died and whose widow became a wife of Jesse. — Donald R. Potts

Holman Bible Dictionary

2. Several explanations of this connection with Nahash have been suggested, any one of which would be sufficient to remove contradiction: (1) That Nahash was another name of Jesse, as in Isaiah 14:29, mishshōresh nāḥāsh yēçēʾ (Qimchi); (2) That Nahash was the wife of Jesse and by him mother of Abigail, which is least probable; (3) That Nahash, the father of Abigail and Zeruiah, having died, his widow became the wife of Jesse, and bore sons to him; (4) That the text of 2 Samuel 17:25 has been corrupted, “daughter of Nahash” having crept into the text. At all events she was the sister of David by the same mother. — Edward Mack

The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

The Secret of the Bended Knee

Have you ever watched a bird sleeping on its perch and never falling off? How does it manage to do this?

The secret is the tendons of the bird’s legs. They are so constructed that when the leg is bent at the knee, the claws contract and grip like a steel trap. The claws refuse to let go until the knees are unbent again. The bended knee gives the bird the ability to hold on to his perch so tightly.

Isn’t this also the secret of the holding power of the Christian? Daniel found this to be true. Surrounded by a pagan environment, tempted to compromise with evil, urged to weaken his grip on God, he refused to let go. He held firm when others faltered because he was a man of prayer. He knew the power of the bended knee.

From sleeping birds we can learn the secret of holding things which are most precious to us– honesty, purity, thoughtfulness, honor, character That secret is the knee bent in prayer, seeking to get a firmer grip on those values which make life worth living. When we hold firmly to God in prayer, we can rest assured he will hold tightly to us.

— Rollin S. Burhans

Graduating High School Seniors 2018

The Senior Reception will be May 6th after the Evening Worship Service. The WMU will be sponsoring the reception. This year we have two (2) high school seniors participating: Miss Kirstie Baham and Bro. Michael Buchanan.

Please join us in the Family Life Center to celebrate them, their hard work, effort, and achievements.

Miss Kirstie Baham
Miss Kirstie Baham
Bro. Michael Buchanan
Bro. Michael Buchanan

Bible Trivia – April 8, 2018

  1. Who deceived a king, telling him he had a secret message for him, and then killed him?


    Ehlid (Judges 3:15-23)
  2. Who tried to deceive Peter by lying about a sale of property?


    Ananias (Acts 5:1-4)
  3. Who deceived a bridegroom on his wedding night?


    Laban (Genesis 29:18-25)
  4. What woman was given 1,100 pieces of silver to deceive a man into revealing the secret of his strength?


    Delilah (Judges 16:5-19)
  5. Who deceived relatives, pretending he did not know them, and accused them of being spies?


    Joseph (Genesis 42:7-17)

The Perfect Church

I think that I shall never see
A church that’s all it ought to be;
A church whose members never stray
Beyond the straight and narrow way.

A church that has no empty pews;
Whose pastor never has the blues;
A church whose deacons always deak,
And none are proud, and all are meek.

Where gossips never peddle lies
Or make complaints or criticize.
Where all are always sweet and kind
And all to others’ faults are blind.

Such perfect churches there may be,
But none of them is known to me;
But still I’ll work and pray and plan
To make our church the best I can.

— Church Bulletin Bits #1

Don’t Stay Away from Church

Don’t stay away from church:

  • Because you are poor. There is no admission charge.
  • Because it rains. Most of us go to work in the rain.
  • Because it’s hot. It’s sometimes hot at your house too.
  • Because no one invited you. People go many other places without being asked.
  • Because you have little children. We have a well-supervised nursery and other facilities for children.
  • Because you don’t like the pastor. He’s human just as you are.
  • Because there are hypocrites at church. You associate with hypocrites every day.
  • Because you have guests in your home. They will admire your loyalty if you bring them along.
  • Because you need a little weekend vacation occasionally. No one can take a vacation from God.
  • Because your clothes are not expensive. Our church is not a fashion show.
  • Because our church standards are too high. Are they any higher than the Biblical standards for a church?

— Church Bulletin Bits #1

Bible Trivia – April 1, 2018

  1. Who pretended to be insane to deceive King Achish?


    David (1 Samuel 21:10-15)
  2. What servant tried to deceive his master and was stricken with leprosy as punishment?


    Gehazi (2 Kings 5:20-27)
  3. What woman pretended to be a mourner to deceive David?


    Woman of Tekoa (2 Samuel 14:1-19)
  4. Who deceived his half-blind father by wearing goat skins on his hands?


    Jacob (Genesis 27:1-23)
  5. What two men were deceitful, pretending their wives were their sisters?


    Abraham and Isaac (Genesis 12:12-13;26:7-10)

The Price of Eggs

A woman passed by a man who was selling eggs on the sidewalk. She asked him, “how much are you selling the eggs for?” The old seller replied, “25 cents an egg, Madam.” She said to him, “I will take 6 eggs for $1.25 or I will leave.” The old seller replied, “Come take them at the price you want. Maybe, this is a good beginning because I have not been able to sell even a single egg today.”

She took the eggs and walked away feeling she had won. She got into her fancy car and went to a posh restaurant with her friend. There, she and her friend ordered whatever they liked. They ate a little and left a lot of what they ordered. Then she went to pay the bill. The bill cost her $45.00. She gave $50.00 and told the owner of the restaurant to keep the change.

This incident might have seemed quite normal to the owner but, very painful to the poor egg seller.

The point is, why do we always show we have the power when we buy from the needy ones? And why do we get generous to those who do not even need, our generosity?

I once read somewhere:

“My father used to buy simple goods from poor people at high prices, even though he did not need them. Sometimes he even used to pay extra for them. I got concerned by this act and asked him why does he do so? Then my father replied, “It is a charity wrapped with dignity, my Child.”

— Source Unknown

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Something To Laugh About

Jimmy: “How old is your little brother?”

Johnny: “He’s one year old.”

Jimmy: “Huh, I’ve got a dog that’s one year old and he can walk twice as well as your brother.”

Johnny: “Sure, cause you dog has twice as many legs.”

— Boy’s Life

Source: Boy's Life (1921)

Author unknown. Originally printed in Think and Grin column of February 1921 issue of Boy's Life magazine.

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