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Laws - Commandments | How to get Salvation: | Faith-Belief: | Money: | Wisdom - Morals | Virtues | Relationships | How to Live | Prayer: | Sins: | Blessings | Weddings | Suffering: | Miracles: | Parables: | Events - Stories | Second Comming - End Times

References in the whole bible:
The Kingdom of God >1,000 references
Money and Possessions/Wealth >1,000 references
Prayer 500
Faith 450

by topic:
Topical Outlines by Category at www.bibleteacher.org/Outlines.htm

Laws - Commandments:

  • Ten Commandments [Exodus 20:2-17] and Deuteronomy 5
    Contemporary version:
    Your relation to God
     1. Worship no other god.
     2. Make no images of God.
     3. Do not use God's name to damage other people.
     4. Every seventh day, stop and rest.
    
    Your relation to other people
     5. Show respect for your elder parents.
     6. Do not kill.
     7. Do not commit adultery.
     8. Do not take away the person or property of other people.
     9. Do not be a false witness; let your word be reliable.
    10. Do not hanker after the life and goods of others.
    
  • Greatest Commandment [Matt 22:35-40, Mark 12:28-31]
    Which is the greatest commandment in the Law?" Jesus replied: " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'
    Old testament sources: Deut. 6:5, Lev. 19:18
  • Golden Rule [ Matt. 7:12]
    Do to others what you would have them do to you.
  • Sermon on the Mount:
      Beatitudes: [ Matt. 5:3-10]
    • Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (Verse 3)
    • Blessed are the meek: for they shall posses the land. (Verse 4)
    • Blessed are they who mourn: for they shall be comforted. (Verse 5)
    • Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill. (Verse 6)
    • Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. (Verse 7)
    • Blessed are the clean of heart: for they shall see God. (Verse 8)
    • Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. (Verse 9)
    • Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (Verse 10)
    • [ Matt. 5:3-]
      - You are the salt of the earth.
      - You are the light of the world. Let your light so shine before men.
      - Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.
      - You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, 'Do not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.' But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment.
      - Anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery.
      - Anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, causes her to become an adulteress.
      - let your 'Yes' be 'Yes,' and your 'No,' 'No'.
      - If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
      - Love your enemies
      [ Matt. 6-7]
      - When you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets.
      - But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father.
      - When you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, 18so that it will not be obvious to men that you are fasting.
      - Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven.
      - Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear.

  • Make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. [ 2 Peter1:3-8]
  • Leviticus Laws:
    - Dietary [ Lev 11]
    - Sexual Relations Lev 18
    - Various laws like 10 commandments (don't steal, lie, ...) Lev 19
        Do not wear clothing woven of two kinds of material Lev 19:19
        Do not cut your sideburns Lev 19:27
  • Colossians 3:17 - "And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. "

How to get Salvation:

  • Born Again [ Matt. 6-7]
  • It is by grace you have been saved, through faith. [Ephesians 2:8-9]
  • For the unbelieving husband has been sanctified through his wife, and the unbelieving wife has been sanctified through her believing husband. [1 Corinthians 7:14]
  • He told us how he had seen an angel appear in his house and say, 'Send to Joppa for Simon who is called Peter. 14He will bring you a message through which you and all your household will be saved.' [Acts 11:13-14]
    "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved--you and your household." [Acts 16:29-31]
  • Now if there is no resurrection, what will those do who are baptized for the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why are people baptized for them? [1 Corinthians 15:29] (Basis for Morman practice)
  • "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,[a] that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." [ John 3:16-21]
  • "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." [ John 14:6]
  • It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." "With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God." [ Mark 10:23-27]
  • 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. [ Romans 10:9-10]
  • . . . unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven - [ Matthew 5:20]
  • But women will be saved through childbearing - if they continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety. [ 1 Timothy 2:15]

Heaven-Hell:

Faith - Belief:

  • A man brings his mute son and asks Jesus if he can heal him. Jesus says "Everything is possible for him who believes."; The man says "I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!"; and Jesus heals the boy. [Mark 9:17-29]
  • For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God-- [Ephesians 2:8]
  • Have faith in the LORD your God and you will be upheld; have faith in his prophets and you will be successful." 2 Chronicles 20:20

Wealth (Money and Possessions):
There are over 700 direct references and hundreds of indirect references to money in the New Testament. Nearly 2/3rds of the parables Jesus gave deal with money. Jesus taught more about money than heaven and hell combined. There are over 2000 references to wealth and property in the whole Bible, that's twice the number for prayer and faith combined.
See: What is Holiness by William F, Hill
Handling your finances at Grace Community Church, Huntsville

  • The earth belongs to God, and therefore cannot be held perpetually [Leviticus 25:23]
  • "Beware lest you say in your heart, 'My power and the might of my hand have gotten me this wealth'" [Deuteronomy 8:17]
  • He who trusts in his riches will wither [Proverbs 11:28]
  • "Whoever loves money never has money enough; [Ecclesiastes 5:10]
  • Tenth commandment: Don't Covet
  • If riches increase, set not your heart on them. [Psalm 62:10]
  • You cannot serve God and mammon [Luke 16:13]
  • Christ exhorts the rich young ruler to get rid of his posessions if wanted the kingdom of God. And concludes with "it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." [Matthew 19:16-24]
    Note: Some alternative interpretations of "eye of a needle":
      1. Some say the eye of a needle was just a gate into Jerusalem which required a camel to get down on it's knees to pass thru. Another meaning is it was a gate through which people would pass in order to enter a paddock for animals, and were kept deliberately small in order to allow people to pass, while barring the way for the animals. In the first century CE rich people tended to be too fat to fit through the "eye of a needle. However, Luke clears this up, by carefully using the Greek word for a surgeon's needle, nullifying this interpretation.
      2. Another interpretation is that the Greek word for camel is kamilon and the word for rope, kamiilon, is essentially a homophone. And since Jesus was a fisherman rope would have made more sense.
  • "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven" [Matthew 6:19-20]
  • Take heed, and beware of all covetousness; for a man's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions [ Luke 12:15]
  • Sell your possessions, and give alms; provide yourselves with purses that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail [Luke 12:33]
  • The parable of the rich farmer who hoarded his harvest - We would call him prudent, Jesus called him a fool [Luke 12:16-21]
  • Jesus tells the merchant looking for fine pearls to sell everything [Matthew 13:45-46]
  • "Give to everyone who begs from you; and of him who takes awqy your goods do not ask them again [Luke 6:30]
  • "Those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and hurtful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction" [1 Timothy 6:9]
  • A deacon is not to be "greedy for gain" [1 Timothy 3:8]
  • "keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have; for he has said, 'I will never fail you nor forsake you'" [Hebrews 13:5]
  • "It is more blessed to give than to receive." [Acts 20:35]
  • "Jesus entered the temple area and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves." [Matthew 21:12]
  • Labour not to be rich: having food and raiment, be content. (1 Tim. 6:8; John 6:27; Matt. 6:19).
Some contrast Jesus admonitions against wealth with Abraham: "And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold" (Genesis 13:2). "And I say unto you, that many shall come from the east and the west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven" (Matthew 8:11).

Jesus problem is mainly the love of money over God and hoarding.

So for all you tea party fundamentalists, if you had been doing what the bible says, the government wouldn't have had to step in with healthcare legislation to take care of the poor for you.

Most of these come from the Simplicity chapter in Richard Foster's book "Celebration of Discipline; The Path to Spiritual Growth".

See money at Faith Presbyterian Church
Bible Verses about money at squidoo.com
Wealth And Materialism - Holman Bible Dictionary /a>

Jesus was not a sociologist or an economic reformer. See socialism on the politics page.

Money at Bible-Topics.com

Virtues:
Wisdom - Moral Lessons:

  • Proverbs - Most are short, compact statements that express truths about human behavior.
    • Moral benefits of Wisdom [Prov 2-3]
        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. [Prov 3:5-6]
    • Life, Conduct, Moral Lessons [Prov 20-25]
    • Wise/foolish, upright/wicked [Prov 10-17]
  • James - Similar to Old Testament Proverbs with wisdom and warnings.
    Trials and Temptations [1:2]; Listening and Doing [1:19]; Favoritism [2:1]; Faith and Deeds [2:14]; Taming the Tongue [3:1]; humility that comes from wisdom [3:13]; Boasting About Tomorrow [4:13]; Warning to Rich Oppressors [5:1], Patience in Suffering [5:7-11];
  • We are subject to times and changes over which we have no control. [Ecclesiastes 3:1-8]
    There is a time for everything,
    and a season for every activity under heaven:
    a time to be born and a time to die,
    a time to plant and a time to uproot,
    a time to kill and a time to heal,
    a time to tear down and a time to build,
    a time to weep and a time to laugh,
    a time to mourn and a time to dance,
    a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
    a time to embrace and a time to refrain,
    a time to search and a time to give up,
    a time to keep and a time to throw away,
    a time to tear and a time to mend,
    a time to be silent and a time to speak,
    a time to love and a time to hate,
    a time for war and a time for peace.
  • Wisdom is Meaningless:
    For with much wisdom comes much sorrow;
      the more knowledge, the more grief. [Ecclesiastes 1:18]
  • And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.v

How to live:

  • Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. 6 Because of these, the wrath of God is coming. You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. 8 But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. 9 Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices 10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. 11 Here there is no Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.

    Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
    [Colossians+3:5-12]

  • A Living Sacrifice:
    Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God--this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform 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.

    Humble Service in the Body of Christ:
    For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.

    Love in Action:
    Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord's people who are in need. Practice hospitality.

    Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.
    [ Romans 12:4-14]

  • Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, 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.

    Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me--put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. [ Philippians 4:1-9]

Relationships:
Marriage:
  Ephesians 5:33
  1 Peter 3:1-7
  1 Corinthians 7
    1 Corinthians 7:28 - Those who marry will face many troubles in this life.
  Gay Marriage (Homosexuality)

Prayer:

  • Lord's prayer [ Matt. 6:9-15]
    Our Father in heaven, ...
  • Anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. ... You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it. [John 14:12-14]
  • When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures. [James 4:3]
  • When to pray. [James 5:13-20]
Sins:
  • Seven Deadly Sins - Used in early Christian teachings, but Not listed in the Bible. Probably developed by the monk, Evagrius Ponticus, who had moved to Egypt in the 4th century and codified In 590 A.D. by Pope Gregory.
    Extravagance, (later lust), Gluttony, Greed, Sloth (apathy, depression, and joylessness), Wrath, Envy, and Pride.
  • Acts of a sinful nature. Gal 5:19-20, 1 John 2:16
    Idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like.
  • There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him: [Prov 6:16-19]
      haughty eyes, [pride is the foundation for sin]
      a lying tongue,
      hands that shed innocent blood,
      a heart that devises wicked schemes,
      feet that are quick to rush into evil,
      a false witness who pours out lies
      and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers.

The trinity:
The Christian doctrine of the Trinity teaches the unity of Father (God), Son (Christ), and Holy Spirit as three persons in one Godhead. By 'trinity' is meant 'three in one' and 'one in three', not 'tri-theism' or 'three Gods'. The Holy Spirit is believed to dwell in the individual believers and enable them to live a righteous and faithful life.
See: Christian Beliefs.

Gifts of the Holy Spirit:

  • Prophesy, Serving, Teaching, Exhortation, Contribution, Leadership and Mercy. [Romans 12:6-8]

Blessings:

  • fruit of the Spirit - Gal 5:22
    Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
  • "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,[a] that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." [ John 3:16-21]
  • Beatitudes (Beginning of sermon on the mount) [ Matt. 5:1-12]
    Blessed are the poor in spirit, those who mourn, the meek, those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, the merciful, the pure in heart, the peacemakers, those who are persecuted.
  • 'The LORD bless you and keep you; The LORD make His face shine upon you And be gracious to you; The LORD turn His face toward you And give you peace... [ Numbers 6:24-26]
  • When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: "Death has been swallowed up in victory."
    "Where, O death, is your victory?
    Where, O death, is your sting?" The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. [1 Corinthians 15:54-57]

Weddings:

  • ...
    Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends; ... [ I Corinthians 13:1-13]
  • Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. [ Ecclesiastes 4:9-12]
  • Haven't you read," he replied, "that at the beginning the Creator 'made them male and female,' and said, 'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh'? So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate." [ Matthew 19:4-6]
See also: Wedding Bible Verses at GodsKnot.com

Bible verses for funerals

Husbands and Wives:

  • Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.
    [Colossians 3:18,19]
  • But since there is so much immorality, each man should have his own wife, and each woman her own husband. The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband. The wife's body does not belong to her alone but also to her husband. In the same way, the husband's body does not belong to him alone but also to his wife.
    [1 Corinthians 7: 1-16]
  • Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church,
    ...
    In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.
    [Ephesians 5:22-33]

Suffering:

  • Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. 4Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. [James 1:2-4]
  • Rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. [Romans 5:4-5]
  • See the Suffering page.

Anxiety:

  • Issaih 48:17-18
  • Romans 5:1
  • John 14:27
  • John 16:33
  • Proverbs 3:5
  • Proverbs 3:25
  • Phillipians 4:6-11

Miracles:
The four gospels record about thirty-five separate miracles Jesus performed.
Some of the more well known miracles are:

  • The multiplication of the seven barley loaves and two fish, to feed 5,000 people (John 6:1-14)
  • Walking on water (John 6:16-24)
  • The Resurrection of Lazarus (John 11:1-44)
  • Healing of a Demon-possessed Man (Luke 8:26-39)
  • Healing of a leper (Matt 8:1-4)
  • Healing of a blind man (John 9:1-32)
  • A man brings his mute son and asks Jesus if he can heal him. Jesus says "Everything is possible for him who believes."; The man says "I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!"; and Jesus heals the boy. [Mark 9:17-29]
  • A net full of fish. (Luk 5:1-11)
See: Miracles at Wikipedia and Some things He did at IntroducingJesus.org

Baptism:

Parables:
The Gospel of Luke contains the most parables (24).

See the Parables of Jesus at Wikipedia and Eric Landstrom - ovrlnd.com
and the parables page here.

Events - Stories:
Dates refer to when the story took place not when it was written down. See Notes on Dates at Bible Genealogy Page.

See:
Great Bible Stories List

Old Testament Bible Stories at christianity.about.com
New Testament Bible Stories
Bible Timeline
Timeline of Christ and Christianity
Note: Some of the timelines below have different dates; see Bible dates.
Dates of Biblical Interest and Reference
Timeline: the development of Israelite religion / Judaism
Bibilcal Genealogies

Second Comming - End Times:
Matthew 24

  • You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains. [Matthew 24:6-8]
  • And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. [Matthew 24:14]
  • Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left. [Matthew 24:40-41]
  • When the Son of Man comes in his glory,...He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left....Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.... Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. [Matthew 25:31-46]
  • Luke 21:5-38 is sometimes listed as a "Second Coming" passage, but most think it refers to the Roman overthrow of Jerusalem in 70 AD, since it says it will occur in his generation.
  • "Men of Galilee," they said, "why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven." [Acts 1:11]
  • But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare.
    ... But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness. [2 Peter 3:8-14]
  • Revelations:
    • After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven. And the one who sat there had the appearance of jasper and carnelian. A rainbow, resembling an emerald, encircled the throne. ... In the center, around the throne, were four living creatures, and they were covered with eyes, in front and in back. lion, ox, face like a man, a flying eagle. [Revelations 4:1-11]
    • They are spirits of demons performing miraculous signs, and they go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them for the battle ... the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon. [Revelations 16:13-16]
    • The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean.
      ... On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.[Revelations 19:11-16]
    • [Revelations 21]
    Other:

    Links:
    My favorite verses
    Bible Topics: Bible verses indexed by subject.
    www.topverses.com/
    Bible Verses by Topic - Famous Scriptures and Quotes
    Christian Principles
    Misquoted Bible Verses
    10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About the Bible | OnFaith
    Bible Questions Answered at GotQuestions.org has a fundamentalist view. See Women Pastors.


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