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Lesson8: Church Organization, Local Independence, Centralization, Societies, Hierarchy

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Church Organization And Work - #2

Quiz on Following Jesus, Course B, Lesson 8

*1* How should individuals meet their needs? Answer: Instead of stealing a man should .

*2* What should happen to one who is able to work but refuses? Answer: If a man will not work, he should not .

*3* Who should provide for needy people who have relatives? (a) the local church, (b) no one, (c) their relatives, (d) it does not matter. Answer: .

*4* What kind of needs should individuals help meet? (a) sickness and injury, (b) lack of food or clothing, (c) imprisonment, (d) all of these. Answer: .

*5* Who should be cared for according to this passage? Answer: Christians should visit .

*6,7* To whom should we do good? Answer: Do good to especially to the .

*8* >>> Please read Acts 2:44,45; 4:32-35; 6:1-3. <<< Answer: The church helped  

*9* >>> Please read Acts 11:27-30. <<< Answer: The church helped (v29).

*10* >>> Please read Romans 15:25-27. <<< Answer: The church helped

*11* >>> Please read 1 Corinthians 16:1,2. <<< Answer: The church helped

*12*>>> Please read 2 Corinthians 8:4; 9:1,12. <<< Answer: The church helped

*13* Who is head of the church? (a) the Pope, (b) Jesus, (c) no one. Answer: .

*14* Where is Jesus now? (Cf. Acts 1:9-11; 2:33.) Answer: Jesus sat down at the right hand of the throne in .

*15* As they mature, how many churches should appoint elders? Answer: Elders were appointed in church.

*16* What work do elders do? Elders (a) feed (shepherd, tend) the flock, (b) serve as overseers (bishops), (c) set good examples, (d) all the preceding. Answer:

*17* What flock would a particular eldership oversee? (a) the one among them, (b) all churches in their region, (c) all churches everywhere, (d) all the preceding. Answer:

*18* What did Jerusalem do for the Antioch church? (cf. 13:1-3) Answer: They sent to exhort or encourage them.

*19* What did Philippi do for Paul? (a) set up a missionary board, (b) sent to help with his needs, (c) asked the headquarters to help him. Answer: .

*20* What work did several churches do on Paul's behalf? Answer: What Paul lacked (needed or wanted), was by brethren who came from Macedonia.

*21* Who sent a gift to whom? Answer: The disciples in Antioch sent relief to the brethren in .

*22* What was the purpose of the gift? Answer: The gift was sent as relief because there was a .

*23* Who sent gifts to whom? Answer: Churches in various places sent to the church in .

*24* What was the purpose of the gift? The gift was (a) to relieve needy saints, (b) to support a gospel preacher, (c) to support a missionary society, (d) to distribute literature throughout the world. Answer: .

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*25* Do you believe in centralized church organization or independent local churches?

*26* Are you a member of a church affiliated with a central headquarters? 

*27* While you have been studying this course, have you made any significant changes in your faith, spiritual conduct, church membership, or relationship with God? If so, please explain. 

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