This page is a little different then the "Cool Bible verses" page. Instead of focusing on a few broud topics, this page focuses on more specific scriptural topics.
Suffering for the name of Jesus:
* Jesus Christ was perfect yet he "did not consider equality with God something to be grasped . . . he humbled himself and became obedient to death- even death on a cross!" If Jesus was willing to suffer for God than so should we, after all no one should be aragent enough to say they should be treated better than Jesus.
1 Peter 2:22, 23- He committed no sin, and no deciet was found in his mouth." When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly.
Acts 5:40, 41- They [the Sanhedrin] called the apostles in and had them folgged. Then they ordered them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go. The apostles left the Sanhedrin, Rejoicing because they had been counted worthy of suffering disgrace for the Name.
2 Timothy 3:12- In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus wil be persecuted.
James 1:2-4, 12- Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith devolops perseverance. Perseverance must finish it's work so that you will be mature and complete, not lacking anything. Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will recieve the crown of life that God has pormised to those who love him.
Mathew 5:11,12- "Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all knids of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
Romans 5:3-5- Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.
Philippians 1:29- For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for him.
1 Peter 3:14- But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. Do not fear what they fear, do not be frightened. But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord.
1 Peter 4:12-14, 16, 19- Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you. However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name. So then, those who suffer accordintg to God's will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.
Luke 21:19- By standing firm you will gain life.
Acts 14:22- "We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God."
Proverbs 16:3- Commit to the Lord whatever you do and your plans will succeed.
James 1:5-8- If any of you lacks wisdom he should ask God, who gives generously to all, without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks he must believe and not doubt because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That man should not think he will recieve anything from the Lord; he is a double minded man, unstable in all he does.
James 4:3- When you ask, you do not recieve, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.
James 5:13- Is any one of you in toruble? He should pray. Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise.
Philippians 4:6- Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
1 Thessalonians 4:16-18- Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Chist Jesus.
2 Timothy 3:16- All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
Joshua 1:8- Do not let this book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be carful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.
James 1:22-25- Do not mearly listen to the word, and so decieve yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and after looking at himself, goes away and immediatly forgets what he looks like. But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it-he will be blessed in what he does.
Hebrews 10:24,25- And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. 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.
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12- Two are better tha one, because they have a good return for thier work. If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up! Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly borken.
1 Thessalonians 5:11- Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
Mathew 28:19, 20- 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, and teacing them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you alwaysm to the very end of the age.
Acts 10:42- He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one whoim God appointed as judge of the living and the dead.
1Peter 3:15, 16- ...Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But in this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.
Luke 9:1-6- When Jesus had called the Twelve together, he gave them power and authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases, and he sent them out to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick. He told them: "Take nothing for the journey-no staff, no bag, no bread, no money, no extra tunic. Whatever house you enter, stay there until you leave that town. If people do not welcome you, shake the dust off your feet when you leave their town, as a testimony against them. So they set out and went from village to village, preacing the gospel and healing people everywhere.
Mathew 6:14,15- For if you forgive men when they sin against you ,your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.
1 John 1:9- If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us form all unrighteousness.
Luke 17:3,4- "If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him. If he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times comes back to you and says, 'I repent,'' forgive him."
Colossians 3:13- Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
Fruit of the Spirit:
I have a seperate page for the Fruit of the Spirit. However this page is set up like a devotional, with a seperate devotions set up for each of the nine facets of the fruit. Because of this I could only put a limited number of verses for each facet. These are some other verses on the fruit of the Spirit that I didn't include on the Fruit of the Spirit page.
Romans 8:35-39- Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: "For your sake we face death all day long; we are condidered as sheep to be slaughtered." No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powres, 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.
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.
John 14:21, 24- Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him . . . . If anyone loves me he will obey my teaching . . . . He who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.
2 John 5-6- And now, dear lady, I am not writting you a new command but one we have had from the beginning. I ask that we love one another. And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love.
Luke 6:32,35,36- If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even 'sinners' love those who love them. But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most HIgh, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.
1 John 2:15-17- Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For everything in the world-the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does-comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.
John 13:34,35- "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my desciples, if you love one another."
Romans 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.
* This verse was given to me by Nagape
Psalm 34:6- This poor man called, and the Lord heard him; he saved him out of all his troubles.
* This verse was given to me by my good friend Raffa.
Psalm 30:4, 5- Sing to the Lord, you saints of his; praise his holy name. For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.
* Verse 5 was given to me by SKI2Tennis and Musi2elmo
1 Peter 5:6,7- Humble yourselves, therefore under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
* This verse was given to me by Kar91RN
1 John 2:3-4- We know that we have come to know him if we obey his commands. The man who says, "I know him," but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
* These verses were given to me by Heart48
1 John 2:6- Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did.
1 John 3:18- Dear children let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.
Acts 24:16: So I strive always to keep my conscience clear before God and man.
* This totally awesome verse was given to me by Raffa.
Colosians 3:2- Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
* This verse was given to me by Raffa.
1 Thessalonians 5:22- Avoid every kind of evil.
* This verse was also given to me by Raffa.
I firmly believe that God has a sence of humor. Therefore I decided to try to find vereses that when taken out of context can be pretty funny. Next time your buddy is down give him one of these references and tell him you hope it can help him in his Christian walk.
Proverbs 27:15,16- A quarrelsome wife is like a constant dripping on a rainy day; restraining her is like restraining the wind or grasping oil with the hand.
* This hilarious verse was sent to me by Waldo.
Proverbs 25:16,17- If you find honey, eat just enough- too much of it, and you will vomit. Seldom set foot in your neighbor's house- too much of you, and he will hate you.
Proverbs 6:9- How long will you lie there, you sluggard? When will you get up from your sleep?
Proverbs 6:11- and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man.
2 Kings 9:20: ...The driving is like that of Jehu son of Nimshi-he drives like a madman.
2 Kings 19:21- ..."The Virgin Daughter of Zion despises you and mocks you."
Judges 11:35- "Oh My daughter! You have made me miserable and wretched..."
* These verses do not appear in the NIV translation, they are mearly footnoted.
2 Corinthians 1:3-5- Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of campassion, and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all out troubles,so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have recieved from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows.
Ephesians 2:8,9- For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith...not by works, so that no one can bost.
Joshua 24:15- ". . . But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord."
John 11:35- Jesus wept.
* This verses was given to me by my good friend Kenny.
John 15:19- If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.
* This verse was given to me by JJansen541
John 15:9- As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.
Job 2:10- "You are talking like a foolish woman. Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?"
* This verse was given to me by P W Inman
John 1:1- In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
* This verse was given to me by SJuenke
Luke 24:32- They asked each other, "Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?"
* This verse was given to me by Petra549
Psalm 103:1- Praise the Lord, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
* This verse was given to me by Raffa.
Proverbs 1:5- let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance.
* This verse was also given to me by Raffa.
Proverbs 31:10- A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.
* This verse was given to me by my good friend Rachel.
1 Timothy 1:15- Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners-of whom I am the worst.
* This verses was given to me by my friend Raffa.
Galatians 3:8- The Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: "All nations will be blessed through you."
* This verse was given to me by Kari, aka SuperK
Psalm 127:2- In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat- for he grants sleep to those he loves.
* This verse was given to me by SHAFTwater
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