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Bible Quiz: Repentance

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1) Repentance means having remorse for past conduct, turning back to God, and turning away from sin, disobedience or rebellion.

Ash Wednesday is the beginning of the six-week season of Lent leading up to Easter. Many Christian churches observe Lent as a period of repentance and prayer. Some churches observe Ash Wednesday by placing ashes on the forehead, as in the picture at right, as a sign of repentance.

Which two of these people taught, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near"?

Jesus and John the Baptist

Jesus and the Apostle Peter

Jesus and the Apostle Paul

John the Baptist and the Apostle Peter

2) The prophet Jonah told the wicked people of Nineveh that their city was about to be overturned. However, the Ninevites repented of their evil ways, and God spared the city. What did they do as a sign of repentance?

They made Jonah king of the city.

They declared a fast and put on sackcloth.

They covered themselves with ashes.

They erected a great temple to worship God.

3) In Jesus' Parable of the Prodigal Son, a son squandered his inheritance on wild living. Then, realizing his sinfulness, he returned to his father to beg for mercy. The father rejoiced at his return and prepared a feast to celebrate. What did the son say to his father when he returned?

"Father, I pray give me another chance and I will sin no more."

"Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son."

"Father, I am starving, while your hired men have food to spare."

"Father, I was lost, but now I am found."

4) When a woman who had lived a sinful life learned that Jesus was eating at a certain Pharisee's house, she came with an alabaster jar of perfume, and as she stood behind him at his feet weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears. Then she wiped them with her hair, kissed them and poured perfume on them. What did Jesus say to her?

"Go now in peace; the demon has left you."

"Your sins are forgiven... Your faith has saved you; go in peace."

"Woman, why are you crying? Repent, for the kingdom of God is near."

"Has no one condemned you?"... Neither do I condemn you, go now and leave your life of sin."

5) Complete this quote from Jesus: "I have not come to call the righteous, but _______."

tax collectors and sinners

to open the gates of heaven to repentant sinners

to feed my lambs

sinners to repentance