Proverbs - Review

Trey Garner August 17, 2002 Proverbs

Today, we’re going to be doing a review of the material that we’ve learned while studying the book of Proverbs
• The purpose of this review is not merely go over facts.
• It’s not to improve your head knowledge.
• It’s to help you cement the concepts learned in your study of these principles.
• So that you can then deepen you application of these principles in your daily lives.
• So, to help us do that, for the next couple of days, we’re going to play Proverbs Jeopardy!

The first thing we need to do is have you divide into teams
• So, I need you to number off 1 though 5.
• When I point to you, call out your number.
• And here’s the tricky part, once you’ve called out your number—remember it.
• Group together with your teammates, and select a team spokesperson.
• This is the person who will speak for your group.
• That doesn’t mean that this person is the one who single-handedly answers all of the questions for your team.
• This person serves as voice of your team.
• So, select someone who you think will represent your team well.

• Here’s how we’ll play.
• Now, pay attention to the rules because they’re different from those of the television show.
• Team 1 will select the first category.
• Then, I will read the question
• Team 1 will have the first chance to answer the question.
• Team 1’s members will confer with one another.
• If, however, Team 1 is unable to come up with an answer, Team 2 will get a crack at the question.
• If Team 2 can’t answer, then Team 3 gets a shot and so on.
• If no one is able to answer the question, I’ll reveal the answer, and Team 2 will select the category.
• There’s one stipulation.
• You have to select the lower point values in a particular category before you can select a higher point value.
• Everybody understand the rules?
• Everybody excited?
• Okay, let’s get down to business.

Here are the categories:
• Where’s That?
• In this category, you’ll be given a verse or two from the scriptures, then you have to supply the reference.
• Notable People
• For these questions, you’ll be given the characteristics of a person mentioned in the book of Proverbs, and you’ll need to identify the person. So, you may want to be mentally reviewing some of the people that we’ve talked about in our studies as well as their characteristics.
• Proverbs Potpourri
• In this category, you’ll encounter a mishmash of different questions about the book of Proverbs. Anything on the book of Proverbs is fair game.
• Bible Potpourri
• This category is similar to the previous one. The only difference is that the scope is widened to include the entire Bible.

• So, with those things in mind, let’s start our review. Team 1, pick a category.

Where’s That?
• 200
• Question: Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.
• Answer: Proverbs 3:5-6
• 400
• Question: Train up the child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it.
• Answer: Proverbs 22:6
• 600
• Question: Good understanding wins favor, but the way of the transgressor is hard
• Answer: Proverbs 13:15
• 800
• Question: He who gives an answer before he hears, It is folly and shame to him.
• Answer: Proverbs 18:13
• 1000
• Question: He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, But he who confesses and forsakes them will find compassion.
• Answer: Proverbs 28:13
• 1200
• Question: A gentle answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger.
• Answer: Proverbs 15:1

Notable People
• 200
• Question: This person fears the Lord, preserves the knowledge they’ve gained, flees from sin, and listens to the instruction of God’s Word.
• Answer: The wise man
• 400
• Question: This person doesn’t know how to control his temper, doesn’t know how to handle money, can’t control his speech, and can’t be trusted with responsibility.
• Answer: The fool
• 600
• Question: This person thinks he knows everything, and anyone trying to teach him is only wasting his time. This person best known for his rejection of reproof.
• Answer: The scorner
• 800
• Question: This person is a proud, lying murderer
• Answer: The wicked man
• 1000
• Question: In our study, we said that this person is greedy, lazy, and good at making excuses.
• Answer: The thief or the sluggard
• 1200
• Question: This person the person will believe anything, is not discerning, will not do the hard work of determining right from wrong, does not anticipate or avoid danger, but might learn if he sees others punished.
• Answer: The simple man
Proverbs Potpourri
• 200
• Question: This is the primary author of Proverbs
• Answer: Solomon
• 400
• Question: As discussed in our study, what is the key theme of the book of Proverbs.
• Answer: The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction (wisdom vs. foolishness)
• 600
• Question: What sin is the following passage warning against. “Drink water from your own cistern and fresh water from your own well. Should your springs be dispersed abroad, Streams of water in the streets? Let them be yours alone and not for strangers with you.
• Answer: Adultery
• 800
• Question: In our study of the poor, name two reasons that a person may become poor.
• Answer:
• Some are poor for reasons outside their control.
• Some are poor because of their own poor choices.
1. They won't work.
2. They love pleasure
3. They will not control their appetites
4. They did not respond to their parent's teaching and discipline.
5. They talk but they don't act.
• 1000
• Question: This is the author of Proverbs 31
• Answer: Lemuel
• 1200
• Question: Spell the name of the man who authored the book that has guided our study of the book of Proverbs.
• Answer: Wiersbe

Bible Potpourri
• 200
• Question: What three languages was the Bible originally written in?
• Answer: Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic
• 400
• Question: Who buried Moses?
• Answer: The Lord (Deuteronomy 34:6)
• 600
• Question: What feast was to be a reminder of the simple homes the Israelites had in Egypt?
• Answer: The feast of Tabernacles
• 800
• Question: What is the first color mentioned in the Bible?
• Answer: Green
• 1000
• Question: What king of Judah purified the temple and rededicated it to the Lord?
• Answer: Hezekiah
• 1200
• Question: Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages.
• Answer: John the Baptist

Final Jeopardy

Name the five of the seven sins that are an abomination to the Lord.

Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a hart that devises wicked plans, Feet that run rapidly to evil, a false witness who utters lies, and one who spreads strife among brothers

Proverbs Jeopardy!

That? Notable People Proverbs
Potpourri Bible Potpourri
200 200 200 200
400 400 400 400
600 600 600 600
800 800 800 800
1000 1000 1000 1000
1200 1200 1200 1200
Final Jeopardy
Name the five of the seven sins that are an abomination to the Lord.

Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a hart that devises wicked plans, Feet that run rapidly to evil, a false witness who utters lies, and one who spreads strife among brothers.

Trey Garner


Pastor of Children's Ministries - Faith Church


B.F.A. - Musical Theatre, Texas State University
M.F.A. - Acting, Purdue University
M.Min. - Grace Theological Seminary

Pastor Trey Garner joined our staff in 2001. He and his wife, Deb, were married that year, and they have two children. Trey oversees our Children’s Ministries, which serves infants, toddlers, and K-5th grade students. He also provides pastoral care for those who attend the 8:00 a.m. and family worship services at our east campus.

Read Trey Garner's Journey to Faith for the full account of how the Lord led Pastor Garner to Faith Church.