Quiz Concerning The Local Church

Please fill in the blanks after each question. The Scriptures applicable to each question are listed following the test. Before you read the verses, take the test and see how close your view of the local church is to what the Bible teaches.

1. Does the Bible teach that there was such a thing as a local group of God's people that existed in New Testament days?

Yes: _____ No: _____

2. Were there men called "elders" who had the responsibility of overseeing this local group?

Yes: _____ No: _____

3. Were these elders called any of the following?  Check the ones you think they were called.

a. Bishops _________

b. Deacons _________

c. Stewards _________

d. Board of elders ____

e. Shepherds ____

f. Pastors ____

g. Overseer ____

4. Which of these works did this local group engage in?

a. Benevolence _________

b. Entertainment _________

c. Secular education _________

d. Evangelism ________

e. Edification _________

f. Political work _________

g. Other _________

5. List below the separate organizations these local groups contributed to financially.

_____________________________________________

_____________________________________________

_____________________________________________

6. Which of the following is true? Please check your answer.

True or false:

________ a. The elders were limited in oversight to only the local church where they were appointed elders.

________ b. Some elders had oversight partially of other local churches and their work.

________ c. The local church was the only organization God authorized to do the work He assigned them.

________ d. The elders were appointed to their work.

________ e. These elders just matured into their work as elders.

7. To whom was the benevolence out of the church treasury extended? Check the correct answers.

a. Those in need generally _________

b. Those who were members of that local church ________

c. Charitable organizations _________

d. Anyone who asked for help _________


Please read the following verses now and recheck your answers.

1. Acts 9:31; Romans 16:16: Philippians 1:1

2.  Acts 11:27-30; 14:23  1 Pet 5:1 

3.  Phil 1:1  Titus 1:7  1 Pet 5:2  Eph 4:11  Heb 13:17  1 Pet 5:2 

4.  Acts 4:34-35  Rom 15:25-26  2 Cor 8:14  I Tim 5:16  1 Cor 9:7-14  Phil 2:14-16  2 Thes 1:7-8  1 Tim 3:15-16  Eph 4:12

5. __________________ ??

6.  1 Pet 5:1  1 Tim 3:1-7  Titus 1:5-9  Acts 14:23

7.  Rom 15:25-26  2 Cor 8:14

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