Monday, January 05, 2009

Remodeling pics


after painting the ceiling. notice how smoky it is in there....that was from sanding some of the spackling off the walls. our house is thinly coated with spackling dust in about 5 rooms.


this is the "before" picture of the ceiling.


this is where the shower once stood in our bathroom. i've still got to tear down the white concrete walls and replace it with sheetrock. the shower pan has been removed, leaving the bare subflooring (which i'll need to replace).


this view is similar to the "Avios Avocado" picture. since this picture was taken, i've removed the toilet and broken up about 2/3 of the remaining floor tile.

Bible Knowledge Class

i'm trying something new for our teenage class at church. i thought it would be awesome if we could all know at least one fact from every New Testament chapter. like, if I said Ephesians 5, then you would be able to think of some topic or verse from that chapter. to that end, we'll review and study this every week this quarter in our teenage class.

yesterday was our first class, and i wanted to start with a baseline so i could see where they were and so they can see where they are in their personal Bible knowledge. i compiled a 32 question quiz that i want to share with you, too. to begin with, they only tried to fill in the blanks. then, i provided the possible answers so they could match them up. it took a while, but we figured them all out.

so give it a shot, and see how your Bible knowledge stacks up! like i told the kids, this isn't designed to make you feel dumb or like you're a bad Christian, but it's aimed at challenging you to be a better student and doer of the Word.

1. A chapter that lists 7 parables, including the sower, dragnet, and pearl of great price: _______________
2. A chapter that records Jesus’ prayer before His crucifixion: ____________
3. A verse that talks about “walking in the light”: _____________
4. A chapter that lists the qualifications for elders and deacons: ____________
5. A verse that we sing “I am crucified with Christ”: _______________
6. “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God…” : _______________
7. A verse where we are first called “Christians”: ________________
8. “For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain”: ________________
9. The faith was “once for all time delivered to the saints”: ______________
10. A chapter that lists the “7 ones”: _________________
11. A chapter that records Jesus’ 1st miracle: ________________
12. A verse that reminds us that God “will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able…” : _______________
13. A verse that tells us that Jesus will return as a thief in the night: _________
14. A verse that says “the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much” :_____________
15. A verse that plainly says that “baptism now saves you”: _______________
16. “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord”: ______________
17. A chapter where Paul talks about his “thorn in the flesh”: ______________
18. “Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.” : __________________
19. “Whatever you do in word or in deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus.”: __________________
20. A verse that tells us that Jesus is “the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him.”: ___________________
21. “Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.”: ________________
22. If you don’t work, you don’t eat: ________________
23. A book that deals with a slave named Onesimus: _____________
24. “The Lord is not slack concerning His promises, but is longsuffering….wanting all men to come to repentance.”: _______________
25. A chapter that records Stephen’s sermon: ______________
26. “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” ___________________
27. A chapter that records the “woes” to scribes and Pharisees: ____________
28. “we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age.”: ______
29. A chapter that records the conversion of Cornelius: ____________
30. A verse at the end of a book that tells the purpose of miracles: __________
31. Lost sheep/coin/son: __________________
32. “Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son.” : ________________