Answer 43: Synoptic means ‘similar’. Matthew, Mark and Luke are synoptic gospels because they describe similar events in a similar way. John is still considered a gospel book in the Bible but it is different in style and has different events so it is not one of the synoptic gospels.
Answer 42: The Greek word ‘euangelion’ it means good message or good news. The ‘eu’ means good and ‘angelion’ is message.
The Greek word ‘euaggelizo’ means to announce good news or preach good news and bring good news. We get our word for evangelist from the Greek word ‘euaggelistes’ All these Greek words are found in the New Testament.
Answer 41: Verse 3 - seeing that His divine power has granted to us EVERYTHING pertaining to life and godliness, through the true KNOWLEDGE of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. This is from 2 Peter 1:3 and it is power packed with so many amazing benefits from getting to KNOW our Heavenly Father and Jesus in a deeper relationship! When you make a new friend you want to get to know them for who they are, not just head knowledge about them. This is the same for God and Jesus too!!
2 Peter 1:2 says “Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.” I would encourage you this day to spend some more time, if you can, getting to know down in your heart and not just in your head who Jesus is and who your Daddy God is!! They love you and WANT to spend time with you!!! Blessings to you all:)
Answer 40:verse 17 - Jesus said to her, “Stop clinging to Me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to My brethren, and say to them, “I ascend to My FATHER, and your FATHER, and My GOD and your GOD.” This is verse 17 of John chapter 20 - so endearing, I love it!!
Answer 38: John 20:11-15 She saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head, and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had been lying.
I think it’s amazing the connection to the Mercy Seat of the Ark of the Covenant; also had two angles. Jesus is the Mercy Seat. He was the last and final sacrifice and He shed His blood for us.
In the days of the Old Testament, the Mercy Seat (lid w/angels)on top of the Ark of the Covenant is where they sprinkled the blood of the animal sacrificed.
Answer 37: John 19:38-42 and John 20:4-7 Tells us the linens were laying where Jesus had been buried. But His face-cloth that wrapped around His head was folded neatly off to the side.
Answer 36: In John 19:23-24 NLT tells us there were 4 soldiers. NKJ says Jesus clothes were divided 4 ways. Jesus robe had no seams to be able to share it so they cast lots (rolled dice) to see who would win the robe. Psalm 22:18 is the prophecy of this event.
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Answer 34: 1 & 2 Corinthians was written to the people of Corinth. Corinth is in Greece. 1 & 2 Thessalonians was written to the people of Thessalonica and Philippians are the people of Philippi; both of which are in Macedonia which is next to Greece.
Answer 33: Ephesians are the people of Ephesus, Galatians are the people of Galatia (a region of Asia Minor, not a city), Colossians are the people of Colosse; all in Asia Minor.
Answer 31: In 1934, Michael King, Sr. went to Germany for a Fifth Baptist Conference. It was then that he decided to change his name and his son’s name to Martin Luther King, Sr. and Martin Luther King, Jr. He wanted to do it to honor the German reformer Martin Luther. Martin Luther King, Jr then carried it on to his son, Martin Luther King III.
Answer 30: Today is Oct. 31, 2017. On this day, in 1517, Martin nailed on the doors of Wittenberg Castle Church, in Germany, a 95 Theses of complaints. In the beginning, Martin did not set out to separate from the church, only to bring correction and truth. Martin wanted the heads of the church to answer and explain his concerns. By April 1521, he found freedom from the dictates of the religion of that day. Since they never would comply with his requests, he asked for a sep...aration. 1521 sparked the Lutheran denomination, but bloomed into the many denominations we have this day. It is known as the Protestant Reformation.
Also, the word of God during the Dark Ages was in Latin. Latin was not the language of the people, only scholars in college. So Martin spent years translating the Bible into German. Martin spent time with William Tyndale who was the first to put the Bible into English from the original languages of Greek and Hebrew. Some men before Tyndale translated the Bible from the Latin. Men like Coverdale, Tyndale and more lost their lives to put the Bible into the language of the people. All these men wanted the Bible made available for everyone, not just those in College.When the Bible started getting out to the people in a language they could understand, we came out of the Dark Ages and into the Enlightenment years. We are truly blessed today to have access to the Bible to understand what Jesus did for us!
Answer 29: Zaccheus! In Luke 19:1-10 I love this story. Zaccheus was hated by most of his fellow Jews because he was a tax-collector for the Romans. On this day he climbed a Sycamore Tree to be up higher and be able to see when Jesus came through town because he was small in stature according to the Bible. Most people would not have wanted Jesus to talk to Zaccheus, but Jesus made a point of stopping to talk to him. Jesus asked him to come down and told him “I must stay at y...our house today.” The Bible says the other people began to grumble because Jesus was going to a sinners house.
Jesus instead showed love and kindness. Zaccheus response was repentance, and he told Jesus he would give back 4x as much any amount he defrauded. Romans 2:4 says, “The goodness of God leads men to repentance.” Knowing God loves me helps me to love others and do right. That is what happened to Zacchaeus. God is so amazing and all love!! Jesus told Zaccheus, “Today salvation has come to this house, because he, too, is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” Be blessed and know you are loved!!