“I Have the Power” Quiz

In the twenty-third year of Joash son of Ahaziah king of Judah, Jehoahaz son of Jehu became king of Israel in Samaria, and he reigned seventeen years. He did evil in the eyes of the Lord by following the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, which he had caused Israel to commit, and he did not turn away from them. So the Lord’s anger burned against Israel, and for a long time he kept them under the power of Hazael king of Aram and Ben-Hadad his son.
Then Jehoahaz sought the Lord’s favor, and the Lord listened to him, for he saw how severely the king of Aram was oppressing Israel. The Lord provided a deliverer for Israel, and they escaped from the power of Aram. So the Israelites lived in their own homes as they had before. But they did not turn away from the sins of the house of Jeroboam, which he had caused Israel to commit; they continued in them. Also, the Asherah pole remained standing in Samaria.

  • 2 Kings 13:1-6

All this took place because the Israelites had sinned against the Lord their God, who had brought them up out of Egypt from under the power of Pharaoh king of Egypt. They worshiped other gods and followed the practices of the nations the Lord had driven out before them, as well as the practices that the kings of Israel had introduced.

  • 2 Kings 17:7-8

“‘Have you not heard?
    Long ago I ordained it.
In days of old I planned it;
    now I have brought it to pass,
that you have turned fortified cities
    into piles of stone.
Their people, drained of power,
    are dismayed and put to shame.
They are like plants in the field,
    like tender green shoots,
like grass sprouting on the roof,
    scorched before it grows up.

  • 2 Kings 19:25-26

In the Scriptures above, there is a common thread, talking about power.  This evening’s post will be about what has happened to the church’s power in our world today.  This morning, the quiz will be about verses that mention the word “power.”

The first Scripture above speaks of the power of Aram to subjugate the people of the northern tribes, but when the king of Israel, Jehoahaz, begged God for help, God was merciful, even though Jehoahaz was not a good king.  In the second Scripture, the final straw is added, and God removes His protection of the northern tribes, and they are sent into exile.  Note how it states that God Himself had brought them out from underneath the power of Egypt.  Not their power, but God’s power had brought them out.  The third is part of Isaiah’s prophecy regarding Hezekiah and how this particular enemy would lose its power.

All the verses will contain at least one of the words “power, powers, powerful, or powerfully.”  The Bible References will show the verse where “power” is mentioned, but you may have to read a paragraph or two, before or after, to find the answer to the question.

The Questions:

#QuestionBible ReferenceAnswer
1Three visitors visit a man who has no children, and the visitor known as the Lord says that this man will produce a powerful nation.  Who produces a powerful nation?  
2As this person is travelling home with two wives and several children, his father-in-law catches up with him to confront him.  Who does the father-in-law tell that he has the power to harm him, but the son-in-law’s God told him to be careful in how he dealt with him?  
3“But I have raised you up for this very purpose, that I might show you my power and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.”  Who is saying this, who is hearing it, and who is the intended audience?  
4When the burden of leadership became too great for this person, God suggested that seventy elders be set aside.  God would then come down and give a portion of the Spirit from this person and place it upon the seventy elders to share the burden of leadership.  Who needed this help in leading the people?  
5“He did this so that all the peoples of the earth might know that the hand of the Lord is powerful and so that you might always fear the Lord your God.’”  What had God done early in the book of Joshua that led to this remembrance?  
6“Yours, Lord, is the greatness and the power
    and the glory and the majesty and the splendor,
    for everything in heaven and earth is yours.
Yours, Lord, is the kingdom;
    you are exalted as head over all.”
This psalm of praise was written by King David to commemorate what?
  
7“And all his acts of power and might, together with a full account of the greatness of Mordecai, whom the king had promoted, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Media and Persia?”
Who promoted Mordecai?
  
8“One thing God has spoken,
    two things I have heard:
‘Power belongs to you, God, …”
From the psalm, what is the other thing?
  
9When Herod the tetrarch heard of the miraculous powers of Jesus, how did he explain those powers?  
10When the sun darkened, the moon not giving light, and the stars falling from the sky, who will come with great power and glory?  
11When Peter and John were sent before the Sanhedrin, they were asked by what power or in whose name did they heal the lame man.  How did Peter answer that question?  
12According to Paul, if God fills us with Joy and Peace as we trust God, what will we receive by the power of the Holy Spirit?  
13Paul hears that arrogant people are poisoning the minds of the church in Corinth.  He hopes to soon come there to straighten out the mess because the kingdom of God is of power, not what?  
14Paul tells the Philippians that we need to be like Christ in His suffering and among other things experience power from what?  
15And Paul tells Timothy that the Spirit within us is not timid, but has given us power and what two other things?  

The last question continues in the next verse that the lack of timidity should cause us to boldly proclaim Jesus to others.

We might give a thousand excuses for not sharing the Gospel.  But if we are not well-versed in the Scriptures, we can study them.  And besides, the Holy Spirit will give us the right words at the right time.

If we are shy, going one-on-one may be easier than talking to a crowd.

If we are afraid of getting in trouble, inciting a riot, going to jail, and getting beaten, remember who told Timothy to be bold.  Paul got in trouble, incited riots (getting him into more trouble), went to jail, was beaten (and even stoned).  Paul knew what might happen to Timothy and anyone who takes his exhortation to heart.  And if we died in service to God, we invoke the answer to question 14.

Bible References:

#QuestionBible ReferenceAnswer
1Three visitors visit a man who has no children, and the visitor known as the Lord says that this man will produce a powerful nation.  Who produces a powerful nation?Genesis 18:18 
2As this person is travelling home with two wives and several children, his father-in-law catches up with him to confront him.  Who does the father-in-law tell that he has the power to harm him, but the son-in-law’s God told him to be careful in how he dealt with him?Genesis 31:29 
3“But I have raised you up for this very purpose, that I might show you my power and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.”  Who is saying this, who is hearing it, and who is the intended audience?Exodus 9:16 
4When the burden of leadership became too great for this person, God suggested that seventy elders be set aside.  God would then come down and give a portion of the Spirit from this person and place it upon the seventy elders to share the burden of leadership.  Who needed this help in leading the people?Numbers 11:17 
5“He did this so that all the peoples of the earth might know that the hand of the Lord is powerful and so that you might always fear the Lord your God.’”  What had God done early in the book of Joshua that led to this remembrance?Joshua 4:24 
6“Yours, Lord, is the greatness and the power
    and the glory and the majesty and the splendor,
    for everything in heaven and earth is yours.
Yours, Lord, is the kingdom;
    you are exalted as head over all.”
This psalm of praise was written by King David to commemorate what?
1 Chronicles 29:11 
7“And all his acts of power and might, together with a full account of the greatness of Mordecai, whom the king had promoted, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Media and Persia?”
Who promoted Mordecai?
Esther 10:2 
8“One thing God has spoken,
    two things I have heard:
‘Power belongs to you, God, …”
From the psalm, what is the other thing?
Psalm 62:11 
9When Herod the tetrarch heard of the miraculous powers of Jesus, how did he explain those powers?Matthew 14:2 
10When the sun darkened, the moon not giving light, and the stars falling from the sky, who will come with great power and glory?Mark 13:26 
11When Peter and John were sent before the Sanhedrin, they were asked by what power or in whose name did they heal the lame man.  How did Peter answer that question?Acts 4:7 
12According to Paul, if God fills us with Joy and Peace as we trust God, what will we receive by the power of the Holy Spirit?Romans 15:13 
13Paul hears that arrogant people are poisoning the minds of the church in Corinth.  He hopes to soon come there to straighten out the mess because the kingdom of God is of power, not what?1 Corinthians 4:20 
14Paul tells the Philippians that we need to be like Christ in His suffering and among other things experience power from what?Philippians 5:10 
15And Paul tells Timothy that the Spirit within us is not timid, but has given us power and what two other things?2 Timothy 1:7 

God is all powerful.  As one of the questions suggests just a little portion of God’s Spirit could give us great power.  But some people think that power is no longer available.  Is not God the same God, yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8, referring to Jesus)?  Did Jesus not say that with a tiny bit of faith that we could move mountains?

We do not have any physical mountains that need moving, at least few of us are concerned with that.  But we have government mountains, mountains of red tape.  I have mountains of germs, mountains of cells that are changing, and mountains of other ills.  We have a mountain in our society that has dreamed up evolution and millions of years of the earth for the single purpose of ridding the world of the Biblical narrative.  (If in doubt, read deep into the writings of Lyell and Darwin.)

We need the power that God provides simply to remain faithful to what He says in His Holy Word.

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The Answers:

#QuestionBible ReferenceAnswer
1Three visitors visit a man who has no children, and the visitor known as the Lord says that this man will produce a powerful nation.  Who produces a powerful nation?Genesis 18:18Abraham
2As this person is travelling home with two wives and several children, his father-in-law catches up with him to confront him.  Who does the father-in-law tell that he has the power to harm him, but the son-in-law’s God told him to be careful in how he dealt with him?Genesis 31:29Jacob
3“But I have raised you up for this very purpose, that I might show you my power and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.”  Who is saying this, who is hearing it, and who is the intended audience?Exodus 9:16God told Moses to say this to Pharoah.  See also Romans 9:17.
4When the burden of leadership became too great for this person, God suggested that seventy elders be set aside.  God would then come down and give a portion of the Spirit from this person and place it upon the seventy elders to share the burden of leadership.  Who needed this help in leading the people?Numbers 11:17Moses
5“He did this so that all the peoples of the earth might know that the hand of the Lord is powerful and so that you might always fear the Lord your God.’”  What had God done early in the book of Joshua that led to this remembrance?Joshua 4:24The Israelites crossed the Jordan River on dry ground during flood stage, just as they had crossed the Red Sea.
6“Yours, Lord, is the greatness and the power
    and the glory and the majesty and the splendor,
    for everything in heaven and earth is yours.
Yours, Lord, is the kingdom;
    you are exalted as head over all.”
This psalm of praise was written by King David to commemorate what?
1 Chronicles 29:11The dedication of gifts sent to build the temple.
7“And all his acts of power and might, together with a full account of the greatness of Mordecai, whom the king had promoted, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Media and Persia?”
Who promoted Mordecai?
Esther 10:2King Xerxes
8“One thing God has spoken,
    two things I have heard:
‘Power belongs to you, God, …”
From the psalm, what is the other thing?
Psalm 62:11God’s unfailing love
9When Herod the tetrarch heard of the miraculous powers of Jesus, how did he explain those powers?Matthew 14:2Herod thought Jesus was John the Baptist, raised from the dead.
10When the sun darkened, the moon not giving light, and the stars falling from the sky, who will come with great power and glory?Mark 13:26The Son of Man (Jesus)
11When Peter and John were sent before the Sanhedrin, they were asked by what power or in whose name did they heal the lame man.  How did Peter answer that question?Acts 4:7“It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead …” (Acts 4:10)
12According to Paul, if God fills us with Joy and Peace as we trust God, what will we receive by the power of the Holy Spirit?Romans 15:13Overflowing with Hope
13Paul hears that arrogant people are poisoning the minds of the church in Corinth.  He hopes to soon come there to straighten out the mess because the kingdom of God is of power, not what?1 Corinthians 4:20Talk
14Paul tells the Philippians that we need to be like Christ in His suffering and among other things experience power from what?Philippians 5:10The power of the resurrection
15And Paul tells Timothy that the Spirit within us is not timid, but has given us power and what two other things?2 Timothy 1:7Love and self-discipline

This first video is basically spelled out by the quiz title, I Have the Power!  My two boys never missed an episode of the cartoon and they taped them so that they could see them over and over again.  They had all the action figures and Castle Grayskull.

Now that I have that out of my system, here is Chris Tomlin, Power.

And if we have God’s power, we should “shout about it” as We the Kingdom do in Child of Love.

Here is Cleansed / Nothing but the Blood of Jesus / Praise Break by Charity Gayle (12:33).

If you like these Saturday morning Bible quizzes, but you think you missed a few, you can use this LINK. I have set up a page off the home page for links to these Saturday morning posts. I will continue to modify the page as I add more.

Soli Deo Gloria.  Only to God be the Glory.

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