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Bible Quiz: The Lost Sheep and the Lost Coin

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1) Some religious leaders had been criticizing Jesus because he was friendly with people they considered to be "sinners." But Jesus told several parables in response. Fill in the blanks:

In the Parable of the Lost Sheep, Jesus says, "Which one of you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them, _______" (NRSV)

does not feel sadness for the one which is lost?

does not ask each of his neighbors to search for the one which is lost?

does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the one that is lost until he finds it?

does not care for the ninety-nine instead of leaving the flock to search for the one?

2) "Just so, I tell you, there will be more _______ over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance." (NRSV)

sadness in heaven

joy in heaven

weeping among the angels

joy in the kingdom of God

3) In His Parable of the Lost Coin, Jesus said, "Or what woman having ten silver coins, if she loses one of them, does not _______, sweep the house, and search carefully until she finds it?" (NRSV)

get on her knees

put on her glasses

leave her chores

light a lamp

4) Which is NOT one of the meanings of these two parables?

It is never too late to turn away from sin.

Sinners will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

God does not want to lose even one of His children to sin.

It is sinners who most need Jesus.