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Bible Quiz: The Ambitious Apostles

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1) Two of the twelve apostles asked Jesus, "Let one of us sit at your right and the other at your left in your glory." Which two?

James and John

Peter and John

Peter and James

John and Judas

2) What did Jesus say in reply?

"Can you drink the cup I drink or be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with?"

"You will drink the cup I drink and be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with."

"To sit at my right or left is not for me to grant. These places belong to those for whom they have been prepared."

All of the above

3) What was the reaction of the other ten apostles to this request?

They were displeased and indignant.

They demanded an equal place with the first two.

They threatened to stone the first two.

They rebuked the first two for their arrogance.

4) Jesus then called all twelve together and said to them, "Whoever wants to become great among you _______"

must humble himself like a child.

must drink the cup I drink.

must pray for strength.

must be your servant.