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Abortion Achieve Adultery Alcohol
Answers Basics Belief Bible
Busyness Church Death Depression
Divorce Doubt Evidence Failure
Forgiveness God's Will Grief Guilt
Handicapped Hell Homosexuality Last Days
Leadership Legalism Loneliness Money
Obedience Occult Peer Pressure Pride
Regret Religion Sex Sin
Gifts Testing Tithing Youth

Abortion

In Jeremiah 1:1-5 and Psalm 139:1-24, we see God's view on life in the womb. In Deuteronomy 6:1-25, the Bible talks about a parent's duty to their child in regards to teaching them God's word.

Achievements

The Old Testament Genesis 11:1-9 and Judges 15:1-20 give us examples of how achievements from human effort affects man and God. Jesus (Mark 10:35-45) and Paul (Romans 3:21-31) have a much different take on achievement.

Adultery

The Old Testament contains many warnings about the consequences of adultery and Genesis 35:22, Numbers 5:31. Proverbs 2:22; 5:3-10; 5:22-23; 23:27; 31:3 has many warnings for men to avoid promiscuous women. See also Ezekiel 23:25. Matthew 19:1-9 clarifies God's position on adultry, and Jesus responds in an unexpected way to individuals wanting to bring an adulterous woman to "justice" in John 8:1-11.

Alcohol

The Old and New Testaments have a consistent message about alcohol. It definitely has a use, but avoid over-consumption. See Genesis 9:20-29, Proverbs 3:10; 9:2,5; 31:1-9; 4:17; 21:17; 23:29-35, John 2:1-11, Ephesians 5:15-20, 1 Timothy 5:23.

Answers

Looking for answers to some hard questions? See Daniel 2:1-49, 1 Corinthians 13:1-13, James 1:1-8 on getting answers to your questions.

Basics of Faith

The Old Testament stories serve as an example of the faith God desires from his children. In particular, read Genesis 22:1-19. The New Testament holds the keys to the basics of the Christian Faith. Read John 3:16, 1 John 2:18-29, 1 Peter 1:3-16, Romans 3:19 and 20, Romans 4:3.

Belief / Believe

These verses give a good overview of what it means to believe: Romans 10:5-13, Deuteronomy 27:1-10, Genesis 15:1-6, James 2:14-24. James gives us a stern warning about believing and not acting.

Bible

These verses tell us why we have the Bible, who is responsible for the content, and how the Bible story unfolded: 2 Peter 1:12-21, 2 Timothy 3:10-17, Psalm 119:1-176, Matthew 5:17-20, Hebrews 1:1-3.

Busyness

Solomon talks much of busyness and toiling "under the sun", and the results, see Ecclesiastes 11:1-6; 4:4-8; 2:17-26. Jesus indicates what our priorities should be. Luke 10:38-42.

Church

Is the Church a building, or something else entirely?. For clarification, read Matthew 16:17-20; 18:17, Acts 5:11; 8:1-3; 9:31, Colossians 1:15-20 and 24.

Death

These verses contrast the penalty of death through Adam with the power over death through Jesus Christ. Read Romans 5:12-21, Psalm 23:1-6, Hebrews 9:23-28, 1 Corinthians 15:50-58, Matthew 20:20-28, John 12:20-36, 1 Corinthians 1:18-31.

Depression

The following Old Testament bible verses by subject of depression provide an excellent example of individuals suffering depression, why they suffer, and how God responds if we cry out to him: Judges 15:1-20, 1 Kings 19:1-9, Psalm 42:1-11; 61:2; 69:1-3, Proverbs 25:20, Ecclesiastes 4:1-3.

Divorce

Divorce is an interesting Biblical subject. The Old Testament shows us how hard our hearts were in those days. While the New Testament once again sets the record straight from God's perspective. See Deuteronomy 21:14; 24:12, 1 Chronicles 8:8, Ezra 10:17, Isaiah 50:1, Malachi 2:14, Matthew 1:19; 19:1-9, 1 Corinthians 7:15.

Doubt

Genesis 3:1-24 tells us where doubting originates from. The following Old Testament verses give us examples of godly men having doubts in extrodinary circumstances, even after witnessing miracles: Numbers 11:4-32, Job 23:1-17, Malachi 3:13-16. The following New Testament verses give us examples of doubters and Jesus' reaction. We also see God's instructions for living a life free of doubt: Luke 4:1-13, Luke 7:18-35, John 21:15-17, Matthew 17:14-23, James 1:2-8.

Evidence

Evidence to believe in God is out there, we simply need to interpret the evidence with faith from God. Sounds like circular reasonins, but look at these verses to help you out with bible verse by subject of evidence: Luke 11:29-32, John 12:37-50, Acts 14:8-20.

Failure

Psalms 106:7-43 gives a brief history if Israels failures and God's responses. Joshua 8:1-29 shows us how God reacts after we repent of a past failure. Luke 22:54-62 shows us that anybody can fail. Matthew 1:1-17 is the geneology of Jesus. Many of the people God used to bring Jesus into the world had failed miserably which shows that God can and will still use people who fail to accomplish his will.

Forgiveness

Psalm 51:1-19 confession and repentance
John 20:19-31 confidence in God's forgiveness
John 13:31-38 forgiveness comes each time we ask
1 John 1:1-10 forgiveness of our sins is complete
Genesis 45:1-28 Joseph: model of forgiveness
Matthew 6:5-15 forgivenss does not keep track of offenses and follows God's pattern
Romans 12:1-21 forgiveness is the foundation of a Christian life
Matthew 18:21-35 forgive to receive forgiveness

God's Will

Numbers 9:15-23 God guides us in every moment
Esther 4:1-17 His will is worked out in every day events
Matthew 21:18-22 Our requests must be in line with God's will - the more we obey and believe, the more we are in line with God's will
Philippians 2:1-30 God's will is that we obey Him, like Christ did

Grief

2 Samuel 1:1-16 It is important to express your grief in a healthy manner (this verse shows us how they expressed grief at that point in history)
Nehemiah 1:1-11 Overcome grief through prayer and action
Job 3:1-26 Being honest
John 11:1-44 Jesus understands our grief

Guilt

Genesis 3:1-24 Giving in to temptation, involving others. feelings of guilt
Jonah 1:1-17 Lack of guilty feelings does not mean your are guiltless
Romans 2:17-29 Guilt comes from disobeying God
Romans 3:21-31;Romans 8:1-17 Christ removes guilt
1 John 3:11-24 Christ heals our guilty conscience

Handicapped

Leviticus 21:1-24 Limited in service for offering a perfect sacrifice, but accepted personally
Mark 10:46-52 Jesus treating handicapped with dignity
John 9:1-12 NT tells us that some were handicapped for God to display his power through Jesus
2 Samuel 9 David exaults a handicapped person for the sake of his friend

Hell

Matthew 25:41-46 Eternal punishment
Romans 1:18-32 Punishment in hell is just
Revelation 20:1-15 There are no second chances in hell
2 Kings 23:10, 2 Chronicles 28:3, Matthew 5:22; 10:28, Mark 9:43, Luke 12:5, James 3:6, Revelation 19:20; 25:46 Description of and who is cast there

Homosexuality

Leviticus 18:22 plainly see God's thoughts on homosexual behaviour
1 Corinthians 6:1-11 eternal consequences of homosexuals
Romans 1:18-32 giving over to lusts and offer of forgiveness
1 Timothy 1:1-11 called to repent

Last Days

Micah 4:1-3 Christ is the mountain
Acts 2:14-41 Instructions and prophecy for end times
2 Peter 3:1-18 Scoffers, God's view of time, staying pure
1 John 2:18-29 The antichrist and how to avoid him
Isaiah 2:2;24:18-20 What the earth will be like physically
2 Thessalonians 2:1-3 The man of antichrist (man of lawlessness)
2 Timothy 3:1 Godlessness in the last days
1 Peter 4:1-8 Love in the last days

Leadership

Exodus 6:1-12 Good leaders persevere
Exodus 39:32-43 Good leaders delegate when necessary
Deuteronomy 1:9-18 Good leaders recognize limitations, cultivate good character qualities
Luke 22:7-38 Good leaders are servants
Hebrews 2:1-18 Good leaders suffer for others
Nehemiah 3:1-32 Church leadership works when everybody works together
1 Corinthians 12:12-31 Every believer has an important area of service

Legalism

Galatians 5:1-26Free to serve Christ instead of laws
Romans 5:12-21Sin ruled before, now God's kindness rules
Matthew 12:1-14 Puts rules above God and above human needs
Galatians 4:8-20 Legalism kills joy and freedom
Colossians 2:6-23 Looks right, but is destructive
Colossians 3:1-25 Rules for holy living and Christian households

Loneliness

Mark 4:30-34 Seek out other believers
John 16:1-16 God is always with us
3 John 1-14 Caring for the lonely

Money

Ecclesiastes 10:1-20 Money does not solve problems
Mark 10:17-31 The love of money comes between us and God
Luke 16:1-15 Serving both God and money is not possible
Malachi 3:6-10 Tithing is a test of our faith
Psalms 50:8-15 God does not need our money, because everything is already his
Matthew 6:25-34 God knows what we need, and is willing to provide

Obedience

Genesis 3:1-24 Some knowledge and experience comes at a price
Deuteronomy 30:11-19 The choice is ours, but obeying is in our best interest
1 Chronicles 15:11-29 Obedience does not require understanding
Romans 5:1-21 The laws show us our failures, God's grace shows us how much he loves us
Exodus 5:4-9 Obedience is challenged by difficulties
Joshua 9:1-6 Obedience is challenged by deception

Occult

Deuteronomy 18:9-13 Spiritual rebellion to God
1 Samuel 28:1-25 Deceptive and distorts God's word

Peer Pressure

Matthew 14:1-12 Leads to bad decision making
Luke 23:13-25 Lose sight of the truth
2 Corinthians 6:3-13 Robs us of our joy in Christ

Pride

2 Chronicles 26:16 Pride leads to downfall
Psalm 10:1-18 Pride lures us into living independently
Mark 6:1-12 Undermines our faith
Luke 18:9-14 Cuts us off from God and others
Ephesians 2:11-22 Distorts our views
Proverbs 16:5 God hates prideful hearts

Regret

2 Corinthians 7:10 Godly sorrow leaves no

Religion

Judges 9:1-21 Example of false religious activities
Isaiah 29:1-24 True religion is from the heart
Matthew 21:18-22 True religion bears fruit
Colossians 2:1-23 Focuses on Christ
James 1:27 Religion that God accepts

Sex

Deuteronomy 22:13-30 Strong Old Testament consequences for adultery because sexual sin is powerful and destructive
1 Corinthians 6:12-20 Do not underestimate the power of sexual sin
Matthew 5:27-30 Sexual sin begins in the mind
Proverbs 5:15-21 Enjoy your wife/husband
1 Corinthians 7:1-11 God recognizes our physical needs
1 Thessalonians 4:1-8 Sex and lust are two entirely different things
Leviticus 20:10-21 Rules for sexual conduct

Sin

Genesis 3:14-19 Sin is disobeying God
Leviticus 4:1-12 Includes unintended wrongdoing
Mark 7:1-23 Our thoughts make us unclean
Romans 3:9-20 We are all sinners
Genesis 3:1-24 Sin is often pleasurable
2 Samuel 11:1-27 One sin leads to another...
Numbers 15:30-36 Sin deserves punishment, and God has chosen death as that punishment
Exodus 2:11-17 Hidden sins can become public
Romans 6:15-23 Without Christ, sinners die. If you believe that Christ died for you, you will live - but your sin is still punished through Christ's death, thus fulfilling God's law.
Psalm 139:1-24 Be open with God about your sins
Matthew 27:45-56 Trust that Jesus died for your sins
Luke 3:1-20 Repent to God in order to counteract your sin
1 John 1:5-10 Confess your sins to God and believe that he forgives you

Spiritual gifts

Romans 12:1-8 We all have different gifts
1 Corinthians 12:1-31 Same source for all gifts, different purpose of each
1 Thessalonians 5:12-28 Spiritual maturity netierh denies nor overemphasizes spiritual gifts

Testing

Genesis 12:10-20 Testing does not require understanding
2 Chronicles 32:24-33 Testing shows God our character
Psalm 11:1-7 God tests us to bring about spiritual growth
Genesis 22:1-19 God tests our faith
Job 1 & 2 Even during our trials, God has full control
Matthew 4:1-11 Jesus was tested for forty days before he was sent to preach

Tithing

Deuteronomy 14:22-29 Tithing demonstrates our priorities
Mark 12:41-44 We see the 10% rule is not as important as our measure of faith in God providing our needs
Malachi 3:6-10 Tithing is a test of our faith and is rewarded

Youth

1 Samuel 2:18-26 Youth can serve God as effectively as the non-youth
Ecclesiastes 12:1-8 Best time to begin building a relationship with God
Luke 2:41-52 Jesus recognized his real Father from youth, yet still obeyed his parents
Matthew 18:2-6 Become like a child to enter the Kingdom of Heaven