50 Great Bible Passages

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Just over six months ago my family and a team of about 60 people from my home church were sent out to start a brand new church.  We named the church Orchard Community Church (OCC), you can check us out at www.orchardcc.org.

Since we've launched we've had several people make some spiritual decisions to put their trust in Jesus as their savior.  This Sunday 7/13/14 after our 9:00am service (before our 10:30am service) we get to baptize seven people.  This is so very exciting.  Today I've spent the day thinking through all of the bible passages I'd recommend for them to look through and consider choosing as one of their "life" verses.  I've come up with 50 Great Bible Passages and thought I'd share them with all of you.

Of these which one is your favorite?

Enjoy!

  1. John 3:16: For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
  2. 2 Cor. 5:17: Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!
  3. Phil. 4:13: I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
  4. Prov. 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
  5. Jer. 29:11: For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
  6. Rom. 3:23: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
  7. Rom. 5:8: But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
  8. Rom. 10:9: That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
  9. Rom. 12:1-2: Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship.  Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
  10. Rom. 8:38-39: For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
  11. Rom. 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
  12. Eph. 2-8-9: For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works so that no once can boast.
  13. Matt. 28:19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
  14. Phil. 4:6-7: Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
  15. 1 John 1:9: If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
  16. Gal. 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
  17. Isa. 40:31: but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
  18. Isa. 53:5: But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.
  19. 1 Pet. 3:15: But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,
  20. 2 Tim. 3:16: All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,
  21. Matt. 6:33: But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
  22. Heb.12:2: Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
  23. 1 Pet. 5:7: Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
  24. Eph. 2:10: For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
  25. 2 Cor. 12:9: But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
  26. Isa. 41:10: So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
  27. 2 Tim. 1:7: For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.
  28. 2 Cor. 5:21: God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
  29. Jas. 1:2-3: Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.
  30. Isa. 53:6: We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.
  31. Eph. 3:20: Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,
  32. Col. 3:12: Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
  33. Heb. 12:1: Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
  34. Matt. 5:16: In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
  35. Col 3:23: Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men,
  36. Matt. 22:37: Jesus replied: ” ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’
  37. Heb. 4:16: Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
  38. Ps. 37:4: Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.
  39. Heb. 10:25: Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
  40. Mic. 6:8: He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
  41. 1 Jn. 3:16: This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.
  42. John 15:13: Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.
  43. Heb. 4:12: For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
  44. John 15:5:  I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.
  45. 1 Thess. 5:18:  Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you who
  46. belong to Christ Jesus.
  47. Ps. 138:1-2:  I give you thanks, O Lord, with all my heart; I praise your name for your unfailing love and faithfulness
  48. Col. 4:2: Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.
  49. Heb 12:28-29:  Since we are receiving a Kingdom that is unshakable, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.”
  50. Eph 5:20:  And give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

 

 

 

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