Bible Jeopardy 6

Revelation
1. When the 7th seal is opened, there is silence in heaven for this amount of time.
2. It doesn’t mean “the end of the world” but rather “unveiling” or “revealing”. It’s also used as an alternative title for the book of Revelation.
3. John sees this coming down from heaven like a bride arrayed for her bridegroom.
4. This is the name on the robe and thigh of the rider on the white horse.
5. John wrote Revelation while on this island “for the Word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ.”

Acts
1. Acts 1: You shall receive power when this comes upon you.
2. He was on a rooftop at the hour of prayer, and was feeling hungry when suddenly he had a vision of a sheet lowered from heaven with all kinds of unclean animals in it.
3. Acts and Luke are both written to a man named…
4. He was the first Gentile baptized, in Acts chapter 8.
5. He was whooshed up and deposited at Ashdod after baptizing someone.

John
1. The parents of the man born blind did not want to testify about his healing because the Jews had already decided that if anyone said that Jesus was the Messiah, this would happen to him.
2. Jesus contrasts the good shepherd with the hireling, who flees from the wolf for this reason.
3. This woman tells Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.”
4. Whoever does not enter through the door, but climbs up some other way is this…
5. Jesus’ disciples objected when He announced His intention to go to this man’s house in Bethany, because “the Jews tried to stone you, and are you going there again”.

Chariots
1. These people took 600 chariots to chase the Hebrews, but God took off their chariot wheels, so that they drove heavily and with difficulty. (Ex. 14:25)
2. This man had 900 iron chariots, but they didn’t save him from Jael’s tent peg.
3. This man, the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, I will be king: and he prepared him chariots and horsemen, and fifty men to run before him. He was a usurper, another son of David who tried to replace Solomon as king of Israel.
4. Revelation 9 says of these creatures that “the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle.” They also had stinging tails like scorpions, and their king was called Abaddon.
5. This Israelite leader obeyed God’s command to burn with fire the chariots of Hazor when he defeated them by the waters of Merom.

Clothing
1. This man hid a beautiful Babylonian garment along with a wedge of gold weighing fifty shekels in a hole in the ground inside his tent – all of which came from Jericho, and provoked the Lord’s wrath against Israel, so that he caused them to be defeated when they made war against Ai.
2. The king of Nineveh orders everyone, even the animals, to dress in this kind of clothing as a sign of repentance.
3. “She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.”
4. A woman clothed with this is described as “a great wonder in heaven”; she also has the moon under her feet.
5. Jesus says that people who wear soft clothing are located in these places.

Naked People
1. They were both naked, and they felt no shame.
2. She said that her husband “hath brought in an Hebrew unto us to mock us; he came in unto me to lie with me, and I cried with a loud voice: And it came to pass, when he heard that I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment with me, and fled.”
3. These two sons of Noah “took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father”.
4. He says that he came naked from his mother’s womb, and naked he will depart.
5. This band of 7 Jewish exorcists tried to cast out a demon in the name of “Jesus whom Paul preaches,” but it didn’t work, and the demon “prevailed against them, so that they fled naked and wounded.”

The Shining
1. The children of Israel saw this man’s face, that the skin of his face shone: and he put a veil upon his face again, until he went in to speak with the Lord.
2. An angel of the Lord “stood before” these men, “and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.”
3. He told King Agrippa that he “saw in the way a light from heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me and them which journeyed with me.”
4. On this mountain, Jesus’ clothes became dazzling white, far whiter than any fuller could bleach them.
5. This man’s concluded that his father had made trouble for the country, because his face brightened when he tasted some honey, which his father had prohibited.

Acts, Category 2
1. He taught accurately about Jesus, but knew only the baptism of John until Priscilla and Aquila straightened him out.
2. Paul shared in a tentmaking business with this husband/wife pair.
3. Name the two Roman governors who kept Paul in prison.
4. Paul testified about Jesus before this king of Judea and his wife Bernice.
5. Paul and this assistant were singing in the Philippian jail.

Goats
1. Jesus says that when the Son of Man sits on the throne of His glory, he shall sets the goats in this place.
2. Israelites were permitted to take this animal “from the sheep or from the goats”, but it had to be a male of the first year and without blemish.
3. Aaron was instructed to cast lots beween two goats, and the one on which the lot fell, he was to sacrificed for a sin offering. The other was used for this purpose, presented alive and let go into the wilderness.
4. She told her younger son to “Go now to the flock, and fetch me from thence two good kids of the goats; and I will make them savoury meat for thy father, such as he loveth.”
5. The Song of Solomon compares this part of the beloved to a “flock of goats, that appear from Mount Gilead.”

Bakery
1. Ahimelech gave David this “that was taken from before the Lord, to put hot bread in the day when it was taken away.”
2. Amnon asked Tamar to bring him some pastries shaped like this.
3. He brought forth bread and wine after Abraham had defeated the five kings, and he was a priest of God Most High.
4. This prophet baked barley cakes over human dung to show that Israel would eat their defiled bread among the Gentiles.
5. This man set unleavened cakes and meat out on an altar, and the angel of the Lord touched them with a staff and burned them up, so this man built an altar and called the place “Jehovahshalom.” Later, he tested God’s will with a fleece.

Silent
1. This man wrote on a tablet, “His name is John” because he was unable to speak.
2. This man was amazed that Jesus “answered him not a word” even when he asked, “Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee?”
3. This prophet says of Jesus that “as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.”
4. He told the sons of the prophets at Bethel to keep silent when they told him that the Lord would take his master from over him.
5. Jesus tells the Pharisees that if the children should keep silent, this would happen.

Name the Book in which Each of these Characters is First Named
1. Jephthah
2. Felix
3. Lazarus
4. Hoglah
5. Jannes and Jambres, the magicians of Pharaoh who opposed Moses.

Answers below:

Revelation
1/2 hour. (Rev. 8:1), Apocalypse, New Jerusalem, King of kings and Lord of Lords, Patmos

Acts, 1
The Holy Spirit, Peter, Theophilus, the Ethiopian eunuch, Philip

John
Put out of the synagogue, because he is a hireling, Martha, a thief and a robber, Lazarus

Chariots
The Egyptians, Sisera, Adonijah, Locusts, Joshua

Clothing
Achan (Jos. 7), sackcloth (Jon 3:8), Proverbs 31 woman, the sun (Rev 12:1), kings’ houses (Mt. 11:8)

Naked People
Adam and Eve (Gn 2:25), Potiphar’s wife, Shem and Japheth (Gn 9:23), Job (1:21), the sons of Sceva

Shining
Moses (Ex 34), the shepherds (Lk 2:9), Paul (Acts 26:13), the Mount of Transfiguration (Mk 9:3), Jonathan (1 Sam. 14)

Acts, part 2
Apollos, Priscilla and Aquila, Felix and Festus, King Agrippa, Silas

Goats
On his left (Matthew 25:33), The Passover Lamb (Ex. 12:5), The Scapegoat (Lev. 16:10), Rebekah (Gen. 27:9), Her hair (Song 4:1)

Bakery
The Showbread (1 Sam. 21:6), A heart (2 Sam 13:10), Melchizedek (Gen. 14:18), Ezekiel (Ezek. 4:12-13), Gideon (Judges 6)

Silent
Zacharias (Luke 1), Pontius Pilate (Mt. 27:13), Isaiah (Is. 53:7), Elisha (2 Ki 2:3), The stones would cry out (Luke 19:40)

First Named In…
Judges (11), Acts (24), John (11), Numbers (36), 2 Timothy (3:8)

Sora’s Month in Leyte – Part 3 – Cumpio Clinic

(Click to read Part 1 and Part 2.)

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Nerissa standing next to the sign that used to hang above her family’s birth center.

Nerissa Cumpio is one of the bravest women I know. She is loved by all who know her for her ready smile and cheerfulness. Everyone who has worked with Nerissa can testify to her dedication, industriousness, and eagerness to learn new things. Even after an exhausting night with many births and no sleep, Nerissa was always ready to make the rest of us laugh with her quick sense of humor. And the fact that Nerissa was there in Leyte and working at the birth camp at all is evidence of her incredible courage and resilience.

Nerissa didn’t originally plan on becoming a midwife, but went back to school at her mother-in-law’s urging in order to be able to work together with her in the family clinic. The family property in Tanuan (just south of Tacloban) includes a beautiful strip of beach and used to house both their home and Cumpio Clinic, a PhilHealth accredited birth center. The night before Typhoon Yolanda was due to make landfall, Nerissa and her two young daughters evacuated to her grandmother’s home, 2 km inland. Her husband Alex and her father-in-law had planned to stay at the house but around midnight they changed their mind and decided to join the others — a decision that saved both of their lives.

When the storm surge came, it was worse than anyone had imagined or predicted. The grandmother’s home that the family thought would be far enough inland to be safe was swamped and they were trapped for hours in cold, filthy water, holding their children to keep them above the surface, in terror for their lives. After the water receded, the roads were so blocked with debris that it was impossible to return to their home for three days. And when they reached it, nothing was left of the beautiful house and clinic but tile floors covered with rubble.  Everything they had owned, from furniture to fruit trees, was gone. When the Cumpios searched the rubble they discovered that their surviving neighbors had already taken anything of value that had survived the storm.

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With the rubble now cleared away, the tile floors that are all that remains of the Cumpio’s former house and birth center are visible.

After a desperate week — without communication with the outside world, waiting in relief lines for food and water — a brother-in-law came from Manila to find the family and evacuate them. At that time, they were certain that there was nothing worth coming back for in Tanuan because nothing they owned had been spared Yolanda’s fury. Their lives there had been destroyed by the storm, and they would start over again in Manila.

But when Nerissa was offered a job at the birth camp, she and Alex came back to Tanuan — ready to endure hardship to provide much-needed care for others who did not have the option of leaving Leyte. They came back to live in a UNHCR tent surrounded by rubble and debris and work to rebuild their home and community. They came back to a place where they would be surrounded every day by reminders of all they had lost and endured.

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Nerissa showing me around the property just before I left Leyte — construction had already begun. She’s holding the rechargeable fan that I brought with me in order to make sure I wouldn’t be too hot to sleep at the birth camp (’cause I’m a wimp) and passed on to her when I left — their tent-home has no electricity.

When I met Nerissa, she and Alex and their children were still living in the tent and there were as yet no immediate plans, and no source of funding, to rebuild her Tanuan clinic. Then Mercy in Action (the organization that initially started the birth camp in December 2013 before turning it over to Robin Lim at the end of January) was given a significant donation for Leyte relief work and decided to dedicate it to rebuilding Cumpio clinic. Plans were drawn up and approved, and a Mercy in Action volunteer came to oversee the purchase of materials and the hiring of construction workers. There was only one problem… the funds available from Mercy in Action were enough to buy the building supplies, but not sufficient to see the project through to completion or even to pay the construction workers to begin building.

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Construction workers making re-bar supports for the posts of the new clinic — even a light rain didn’t stop them. The workers are all local men with families so donations to help with construction are also helping the recovery of the local economy.

Before I left Leyte, I was able to give Nerissa money to cover the salaries of the construction workers for the first month of the project. I also committed to find the funding to complete the project — an estimated total of $5000USD. (Matt’s jaw dropped a little bit when I told him about this. I replied that after staying in Leyte and working with Nerissa for a month, I was going to make sure her clinic was completed even I had to use every penny of our personal savings to do it. She deserves this.)

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With Nerissa and her husband Alex at the build site.

This project will only rebuild the birth center, not the Cumpio’s home. (Nerissa insists, “I really don’t mind living in a tent.”) As I discussed in Part 2 of this series, the Cumpio’s new clinic will be able to provide free care to local residents under PhilHealth’s post-disaster “all-avail” policy. An investment in this birth center (and this inspiring young midwife) will bless the community in Tanuan for many, many years to come. Please consider helping with a donation to our special project account.