The class began as a training seminary for those who had been nominated for elders or deacons.
After I am worn out and my master is old, will I now have this pleasure?
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem…how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing. Grant that one of these two sons of mine may sit at your right and the other at your left in the kingdom. The fire and the wood are here, but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?
And more often than not, the test proves to be an edifying experience. Killed a thousand Philistines with a donkey’s jawbone?
For fun, and for your own evaluation and learning, I thought I’d post the questions that comprised the knowledge portion of the exam.