Christmas Test Key

Prepared by Stephen C. Weber

How Joseph and Mary traveled to Bethlehem: Not known (see Luke 2:4-7)

Who first said it, "Nothing is impossible with God"? Gabriel (Luke 1:26)

The names of the wise men were: No names given in Scripture.

According to the Gospel of Luke, two older people present at the dedication of Jesus were: (proper names) Simeon and Anna (Luke 2:21ff)

After Christís birth Mary and Joseph took Him to: Egypt (Matthew 2:13)

The wise men found Jesus in a: House (Matthew 2:11)

Leading the way to Bethlehem for the wise men was: A star (Matthew 2:10)

Directing the shepherds to Jesus was: An angel (Luke 2:8ff)

When the shepherds saw Jesus He was dressed: In swaddling clothes (Luke 2:12)

At the birth of Jesus the angels sang: "Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to men on whom His favor rests" (Luke 2:14)

The Roman leader in Palestine at the time of Christís birth was: Herod (Matthew 2:1)

Jesus Christ was born in: Bethlehem (Matthew 2:1)

The three gifts brought to Jesus were: Gold, frankincense and myrrh (Matthew 2:11)

Frankincense is: An ingredient used in making the perfume (Holmanís Bible Dictionary)

Several times Joseph received direction from: Dreams (Matthew 1:20, 2:13, 2:22)

What did the shepherds do when they saw Jesus? We donít know (Luke 2:16)

What did the shepherds do after seeing Jesus? "Spread the word" (Luke 2:17)

The providential event that led Joseph back to his ancestral home was: Census (Luke 2:2)

Who was the governor of Syria at the time of Christís birth? Quirinius (Luke 2:2)

Joseph had been living in: Nazareth (Luke 2:4)

What were the shepherds doing in the fields at night? Watching their sheep (Luke 2:8)

What was the shepherdís reaction to the appearance of the angel? Terrified (Luke 2:9)

Where in the Bible is this phrase found "In the fullness of time"? Galatians 4:4

What was the name of the angel that spoke to Mary prior to Christís conception? Gabriel (Luke 1:26)

Associate the familiar carol with:

A broken organ Silent Night

Traditionally assumed to have written "Away in a manger"? Martin Luther

Isaac Watts Joy to the World

The writer of this familiar Christmas hymn ministered in Boston. Phillips Brooks, O Little Town of Bethlehem

Name the hymn the phrase is from:

          "Truly He taught us to love one another" - "O Holy Night"

          "Born to give them second birth" - "Hark The Herald Angels Sing"

"There is room in my heart for Thee" - "Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne"

          "Fill all the world with heavenís peace" Ė "O Come, O Come, Immanuel"

Who were John the Baptistís mom and dad? Elizabeth and Zechariah (Luke 2:25ff)

What does Immanuel mean? "God With Us" (Matthew 1:23)

What does Jesus mean? "Saviour" (Matthew 1:21 and Greek Dictionary)

What does Christ mean? "Anointed One" or Greek for "Messiah" (Commentary)

Which two Gospels record the human account of the birth of Christ? Matthew and Luke

Approximately how many years ago was Jesus born? 2,000

Approximately how many years was Jesus born after God made the promise to Abraham? 1,900

What is the essence of the message the shepherds received from the angel? (Verbatim quote great) "But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger" (Luke 2:10-12)

What is the best memory you have of Christmas? (I hope you have had some great ones!)

Have you received Christ as your Savior? Only you as an individual can answer this question but I sure hope so! 

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