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The Home Bible Study Library

Topical Index of
Biblical Knowledge

Edited By Dr Terry W. Preslar

Copyright (C) 2007. Terry W. Preslar All rights reserved.

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The Home Bible Study Library
Topical Index Of Biblical Knowledge
The Editor disclaims originality. Other men have labored, I have but entered into their labors. The results
of the study of God’s Word by learned and spiritual servants, in every division of the church and in many
lands, has netted a bounty of wonder in the matter of Bible study. The Editor has only proposed to himself
the modest task of summarizing, arranging and condensing this mass of material into a convenient form.
“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction,
for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good
works.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17) How can you profit from God’s Word if you don’t know what is in it? This
easy-to-read index contains hundreds of important subjects and their Bible references. Use it for quick access
to Bible passages or topics you need to find.
TWP 7/27/2004
At home in Mineral Springs, NC

- Some Tools Needed For Effective Bible Study -

There is a need that the student have resources to learn the elements needed. To provide this need I
offer this article to described material that will supplement the Study Notes. It is expected that the
student will have personal study material including:

1- A Bible (AV 1611) that has readable text (Large Print) and wide margins to allow notes.
2- A Concordance of the Bible
Strong’s (for the strong)
Young’s (for the young)
Cruden’s (my favorite)
3- A Webster’s Dictionary (Webster’s 1828 is expensive and hard to find but it continues to be the
only dictionary to reflect the words used in the 1611).
4- A Bible Handbook (Hailey’s, Baker’s, Holman’s, or the helps in the back of a good study Bible).
5- An Atlas of the Bible (Baker’s, Nelson’s, or the Gazetteer in the back of a good study Bible).
6- A Topical Text Book or references in the center column of the Bible to look up topics and
subjects. (Torrey’s Topical Textbook, The Chain reference Section from the Thompson Chain
Reference Bible, the index in the back of the Scofield Reference Bible, or Nelson’s Topical
Index).
7- A Note Pad - maybe of a size that can be kept inside your Bible cover.
8- Several small point colored pens or pencils for making organized markings in the text of your
Bible.
9- High Liter pens to mark notable texts in the Bible.

Commentaries are optional but helpful and represent the opinions of their authors. The best
commentary on the Bible is the Bible itself (“Comparing Spiritual with Spiritual...” 1 Cor. 2:13) and it is
thought that a topical index is best. Topical helps cut the time needed to run references (sometimes with
many fruitless results). Care must be taken to check more than one text in an effort to be sure that best
results are found. A small library for Bible study will net big gains in the work of the Gospel.
A good study of God’s Word is the most profitable study in a person’s life. The more you study, the
more you want to study. There are many good reasons for studying the Bible, God’s Word, but here are
just a few:

1 – A study of the Bible will make a person wise about salvation. “And from a child thou hast known
the Holy Scriptures.” (2 Tim. 3:15). “which are able to make thee wise unto salvation.”
2 – Spiritual life depends on the Bible. Matthew 4:4 says we live spiritually by the word of God. We
don’t have anyone else to go to for life when we turn from God. (John 6:66-68). The soul that does
not know the Bible is lost and headed for punishment.
3 – A study of the Bible will reveal God’s will for man. Christ became the author of salvation to
everyone who believes and obeys Him (Heb. 5:8-9). It is by studying the Bible that we can learn
what His will is for us. (Eph. 3:3,4).
4 – We need to study the Bible so that we will know how to pray. Jesus taught his disciples how to pray.
If our prayers are not according to the will of God, then, our prayers are not right. John says, “And
this is the confidence that we have in Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, he heareth
us”(l John 5:4).
5 – We must study the Bible to know how to tell others what to do to be saved. “All scripture is given
by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in
righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.” (2
Tim. 3:15-17).

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that


needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
(2 Tim. 2:15)

Studying the Bible is the most important thing in a person’s life and we are thrilled that you have
accepted the invitation to study God’s word.
The Home Bible Study Library
Topical Index Of Biblical Knowledge
“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction,
for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good
works.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
Introduction
The Use of Cross-References

Some principles of biblical interpretation belong to the realm of general hermeneutics – principles that
apply to the interpretation of any text, whether in the Bible or the Harvard Classics. Other principles apply
specifically to the Bible and are known as special or particular hermeneutics. The subject of the unified
network of cross-references, foreshadowings and echoes that we find in the Bible is perhaps the preeminent
example of special hermeneutics.
Biblical interpretation has legitimately been preoccupied with tracing the intricacies of this system of
references. Of particular importance has been the use that New Testament writers make of the Old
Testament. Often a New Testament writer will evoke an Old Testament passage in such a way as to show
its fulfillment in the New Testament, though many different scenarios also exist. To cite a random example,
the poet in Psa. 16 at one point expresses his trust in God’s providence and goodness with the claim that,
“For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to See corruption.” (verse
10). In the book of Acts we find a sermon of Paul in which he quotes this verse and applies it to Christ (Acts
13:35-39). Special hermeneutics tells us to respect the interrelatedness of Old Testament and New Testament
references.
One of the fundamental principles of Protestant biblical interpretation is that “Scripture is its own best
interpreter.” Luther expressed this principle with the words, Scriptura sui ipsius interpres (“Scripture is its
own expositor”), and it was summed up by the authors of the Westminster Confession thus: “The infallible
rule of interpretation of Scripture is the Scripture itself: and therefore, when there is a question about the true
and full sense of any Scripture ... it must be searched and known by other places that speak more clearly.”
For this reason the most important feature of any edition of the Bible (aside from the quality of the
translation itself) is the system of cross-references provided in the margin, which helps the reader to find out
the meaning of any hard place by “comparing spiritual things with spiritual” (1 Cor. 2:13). A good set of
cross-references, when used diligently and with intelligence, will make much commentary unnecessary.
One of the most useful study editions of the English Bible ever published, the Thompson Chain-
Reference Bible, has nothing but subject headings and cross-references in the margin, with index numbers
pointing to a topical concordance in the back of the volume. Many a student has found that with the patient
use of this convenient system, the Bible is virtually self-interpreting (See also Scofield’s “Subject Index”).
Other less elaborate “Reference” editions will serve the same purpose for students of the English Bible. The
cross-references ordinarily published in editions of the Bible are especially full and helpful. (See also many
E-Texts keyed to several computer Bible study software packages). But the best resource by far in this
department is the Treasury of Scripture Knowledge, first published in the 1800's and available in many
reprints. This volume provides over a half million cross-references, with most verses of the Bible having
more than a dozen references each.
Students who are able to use a Greek New Testament will find invaluable help in the cross-references
given in the side margins of many editions of the Greek New Testament. These are virtually inexhaustible
mines of information. The average student is unaware of their potentialities, and many a preacher has
wearied himself in vain while the answer to the problems in his text lay a few centimeters to the right.
Likewise, the lateral margins of the Robertson Nicole’s Expositor’s Greek Testament give much help in the

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form of cross-references, quite aside from the exegetical commentary at the bottom of the page. Indeed we
might say that the cross-references nearly always suffice to explain the text, without the commentary,
because it really is true that “Scripture is its own expositor.”
Such cross-references will go far to explain nearly everything in the Bible chiefly because the language,
imagery, narratives and poetry of Scripture are pervasively “cross-referential.” The verbal “cross-
references” are there in the very language of Scripture, and these were apparent to diligent students long
before anyone had the idea of dividing the text into numbered verses and filling the margins with references.
Many times students have grasped the correct interpretation of a difficult expression by remembering a
parallel usage somewhere else in Scripture, or have hit upon the right interpretation of a passage by
comparing it with another passage. What we have now in the margins of our reference Bibles is the scholarly
deposit of generations of such insights, laid out for our inspection – if we will only take the time to look
them up.
As an entry into this complex subject, I would ask you to picture the pages of a Bible with cross-
references listed in the margin. I would note first that the Bible is the only book I know where this format
regularly appears. Even after we have eliminated the somewhat arbitrary listing of passages that express
similar ideas or simply use identical words, we are left with an anthology of diverse writings that are unified
by an interlocking and unified system of theological ideas, images, and patterns. Together the diverse
elements make up a single composite story and world-view known as salvation history.
How can you profit from God’s Word if you don’t know what is in it? This easy-to-read index contains
thousands of important subjects and their Bible references. Use it for quick access to Bible passages or topics
you need to find.
How to Use The Topical Index
Have you ever wondered what the Bible has to say about certain topics like work, friendship, marriage?
Or have you wondered who Jehu was, or what happened at Jericho? This index of the themes, places, and
persons of the Bible can help you find the answers! It can give you a quick reference, like where to find the
Sermon on the Mount, or it can lead you into an exciting exploration of a theme like forgiveness or
evangelism. The Index can be used with any translation or paraphrase of the Bible.
Of course, The Topical Index is only a beginning. If you want to do further study, on a topic, you will
need to consult a Bible dictionary, a concordance, or a Bible commentary.
One word of caution: a verse should always be studied in its biblical context; isolating a verse may
distort the intended meaning of the Bible passage. Also, for a more complete grasp of a topic, be sure to read
each related entry given in parentheses after the primary topical entry; for example: Contentment (See also
Anxiety, Peace).
The Topical Index will guide you into the exciting truths of the Bible. It will help you locate answers
to your questions and will make you feel more at home with God’s Word. Ultimately, you should learn to
know its Author better.

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Abandonment — (Gen. 24:27; Ezra 10:3; Psa. 16:9-11; 2 Cor. 4:9).
Abortion — (Deut. 30:19; Jer. 1:5; Mark 10:14).
– God cares for the unborn (Ex. 21:22-25).
– We should protect the helpless (Psa. 82:3-4).
– Children are from God (Psa. 127:3).
– God forms every child (Psa. 139:13-16).
– God plans the future of every child (Jer. 1:5). (See Adoption, Babies).
Abuse (physical) — (Gen. 16:9; Ex. 20:4-5; Isa. 50:4-6).
– God cares about minorities (Ex. 22:21).
– God protects those who are helpless (Psa. 12:5).

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– Jesus was abused (Matt. 26:67-68).
– Abuse has no place in family relationships (Eph. 5:21-6:4).
Accountability — (Matt. 12:36; 18:23; 23:34; 25:19; Luke 12:20; 12:48; 19:15; Rom. 14:12; 1 Peter 4:4-5).
– God will judge our work (2 Chron. 19:5-10).
– Sin has consequences (Ezek. 18:20).
– God will hold us accountable for our sin (Ezek. 18:30).
– We are accountable for every word that we speak (Matt. 12:36).
– Confronting others with their sins should be done in private (Matt. 18:15).
– We should hold each other accountable (Luke 17:3).
– We are accountable for what we believe (John 3:18).
– God holds Christians accountable (Rom. 14:11-12).
– God will reward Christians for their good deeds (1 Cor. 3:8).
– God will examine our actions (2 Cor. 5:10).
Accusations (False) — (Matt. 5:11; Luke 3:14; 2 Tim. 3:3, 5; 1 Peter 4:14).
– Satan accuses God’s people of doing wrong (Zechariah 3:1).
– Jesus was falsely accused (Matt. 26:59-60).
– Christians’ sins are forgiven (Col. 1:22).
– Accusations against church leaders must come from more than one person (1 Tim. 5:19).
– Satan is known as the Accuser (Rev. 12:10).
Action — (1 Sam. 2:3; 1 Chron. 22:16; Matt. 11:18; 11:19; Rom. 2:13; Gal. 6:9; Col. 3:17; Tit. 3:8; James
1:22-27; 2:17; 2:24; 1 John 3:18.
Addiction — (Prov. 5:22-23; 23:20-21; 25:16; Jer. 13:23; Mark 9:43-47; Rom. 1:24-25; 8:19-21; 8:22-25;
1 Cor. 10:13).
Adolescence — (2 Sam. 18:5; 2 Kings 6:17; Psa. 71:5; 103:5; 119:9; Prov. 20:29; Eccl. 11:9-10; 12:1; Isa.
40:30; Lam. 3:27; Hosea 11:1; Mark 14:51; Luke 7:14; Ac 2:17; 1 Tim. 4:12; Titus 2:6; 1 John 2:13).
– Young people should worship God (1 Kings 18:12).
– God can give hope to young people (Psa. 71:5).
– Young people should remember God (Eccl. 12:1).
– Young people should be an example to others (1 Tim. 4:12).
– Young people should run from their youthful lust (2 Tim. 2:22).
Adoption — (Gen. 15:2; 41:51-52; 48:5; 50:23; Ex. 2:10; Deut. 21:17; Eph. 1:5).
– Spiritual adoption is God’s taking the sinful children of men into his favor and protection. (Gen. 6:2;
Psa. 2:7).
– God helps his children grow (Deut. 8:5).
– God’s children should obey him (Deut. 26:18).
– God disciplines his children (2 Sam. 7:14).
– Do not despise God’s discipline (Prov. 3:11-12).
– God is our Father (Matt. 6:9).
– Christians are God’s children (John 1:12).
– God’s Spirit leads his children (Rom. 8:14-17).
– Christians should be separate from the world (2 Cor. 6:17-18).
– All of God’s children are equal in God’s eyes (Gal. 3:28).
– God’s children will receive a spiritual inheritance (Gal. 4:4-7).
– God chose us to be his children (Eph. 1:4-5).
– Jesus is our spiritual brother (Heb. 2:11). (See Abortion, Babies).
Adultery — (Gen. 35:22; Lev. 20:10; Num. 5:31; Job 24:15-17; Prov. 2:22; 5:3-10, 22-23; 23:27; 30:20;
31:3; Ezek. 23:25; Micah 2:1; Mal. 2:13-15; 19:1-9; Rom. 7:2-3; Gal. 5:19-21; Heb. 13:4).
– Spiritual adultery (Jer. 3:8; Ezek. 6:9; Hos. 4:12; Mark 8:38).

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– God forbids adultery (Ex. 20:14).
– Adultery has consequences (Prov. 6:26).
– Adultery is foolish (Prov. 6:32-33).
– Adultery is disgusting to God (Jer. 7:9-10).
– God considers lust as sinful as adultery (Matt. 5:27-28).
– Divorce often leads to adultery (Mark 10:11-12).
– God can forgive the adulterer (John 8:10-11).
Advancement — (Job 5:17-18; 14:1; Psa. 9:10; 23:4; 34:19-20; 37:34; 75:7; 113:7; 113:8; 119:71; Prov.
4:7-8; 24:10; Eccl. 7:3; 7:14; Isa. 30:20; 48:10, 17; Matt. 10:29-31; Luke 14:10-11; John 16:33; Rom.
5:3-4; 8:35-39; 12:12; 2 Cor. 1:3-4; 4:8-10; 12:9-10; Gal. 6:2; 2 Thes. 1:6-7; 1 Tim. 4:7-8; 2 Tim. 2:3;
James 1:2-3; 1 Peter 1:6-7; 4:12-13).
Advent — (Psa. 132:11; Isa. 7:14; 9:6; 11:1; 16:5; Jer. 23:5; 31:15; Dan. 9:25; Micah 5:2; Hos. 11:1; Matt.
1:22-23; 2:15; Matt.2:17-18; Luke 1:26-38; 2:1-20.
Adversity — (Job 5:17-18; Psa. 9:10; 23:4; 31:7-9; 34:19-20; 119:71; Job 14:1; Prov. 24:10; Eccl. 7:3, 14;
Isa. 30:20; 54:17; 48:10; Matt. 5:25; 10:29-31; Luke 18:7; John 16:33; Rom. 5:3-4; 8:35-39; 12:12; 2
Cor. 1:3-4; Cor. 4:8-10; Cor. 12:9-10; Gal. 6:2; 2 Thes. 1:6-7; 2 Tim. 2:3; Heb. 13:6; James 1:2-3; 1
Peter 1:6-7; 4:12-13; 5:8 (See Suffering; Trouble).
Advice — Counsel; an opinion recommended, or offered, as worthy to be followed. (1 Chron. 21:3-4; Prov.
15:22; Dan. 6:2).
– Leaders should consider the advice of others (Ex. 18:13-26).
– Older people often give wise advice (1 Kings 12:1-11).
– Stay away from people who give wicked advice (Psa. 1:1).
– God’s advice is best (Psa. 73:24).
– Wise people seek advice (Prov. 1:5).
– Advice helps provide success (Prov. 11:14).
– Foolish people do not listen to advice (Prov. 12:15).
– Give advice to those in need (1 Thes. 5:14).
Affliction — (Job 5:17-18; Job 14:1; Psa. 9:9-10; 23:4; 34:19-20; 119:71; Prov. 24:10; Eccl. 7:3, 14; Isa.
30:20; 48:10; Matt. 10:29-31; John 16:33; Rom. 5:3-4; 8:35-39; 12:12; 2 Cor. 1:3-4; 4:8-10; 12:9-10;
Gal. 6:2; 2 Thes. 1:6-7; 2 Tim. 2:3; James 1:2-3; 1 Peter 1:6-7; 4:12-13 (See Blessing; Cursing).
Aging — (Lev. 19:32; Job 32:7; 32:8; 32:9; Psa. 71:9; 90:10; 92:12; 92:13; 92:14; Prov. 16:31; 20:29;
23:22; Isa. 46:4; 1 Tim. 5:1; Tit. 2:2-3; Philemon 1:9 (See Old Age; Youth).
Agnostic — (Isa. 5:13; Jer. 4:22; Hos. 4:1, 6; Prov. 2:1-5; Acts 17:22-23; 1 Cor. 1:21; 1 John 5 (See
Atheism).
Aid (Help) — ( Ex 18:4; Judges 3:9; 1 Kings 17:4, 6; 2 Chron. 14:11; Psa. 33:20; 72:12; Acts 16:9; 2 Cor.
1:11; 6:12).
– When discontented (Psa. 37:7; Prov. 16:8; Eccl. 4:6).
– When in sorrow (Psa. 18:6; John 14).
– When men fail you (Psalm 27).
– If you want to be fruitful (John 15).
– When you have sinned, call Psa. 51.
– When you worry (Matt. 6:19-34).
– When you are in danger (Psalm 91).
– When God seems far away (Psa. 139).
– When your faith needs stirring (Heb. 11).
– When you are lonely and fearful (Psa. 23).
– When you grow bitter and critical (1 Cor. 13).
– For Paul’s secret to happiness (Col. 3:1-17).

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– For understanding of Christianity (2 Cor. 5:15-19).
– When you feel down and out (Rom. 8:31).
– When you want peace and rest (Matt. 11:25-30).
– When the world seems bigger than God (Psa. 90).
– When you want Christian assurance (Rom. 8:1-30).
– When you leave home for labor or travel (Psa. 121).
– When your prayers grow narrow or selfish (Psa. 67).
– For great invention/opportunity (Isa. 55).
– When you want courage for a task (Josh. 1).
– For how to get along with fellow men (Rom. 12).
– When you think of investments and returns (Mark 10).
– If you are depressed (Psalm 27).
– If your pocketbook is empty (Psa. 37).
– If you are losing confidence in people (1 Cor. 13).
– If people seem unkind (John 15).
– If discouraged about your work (Psa. 126).
– If you find the world growing small and yourself great (Psa. 19).
– For dealing with fear (Psa. 34:7).
– For security (Psa. 121:3).
– For assurance (Mark 8:35).
– For reassurance (Psa. 145:18).
Alcohol — (Gen. 9:22-25; Lev. 10:9; Deut. 29:6; 1 Sam. 1:14; Est. 1:8; Psa. 104:14-15; 116:13; 23:20-21;
23:29-35; 31:6-7; Isa. 5:11, 22; Hos. 4:11; Joel 1:5; Matt. 11:18-19; 26:17-30; Luke 1:15; John 2:1-11;
1 Cor. 11:18-21; 2 Cor. 5:11; 6:10; Eph. 5:18; 1 Thes. 5:7-8; 1 Tim. 5:23).
– Being controlled by alcohol is foolish (Prov. 20:1).
– Becoming drunk is sin (Rom. 13:13-14).
– God hates drunkenness (Gal. 5:19-21).
– Church leaders should not be controlled by alcohol (Titus 1:7). (See Drugs; Drinking; Drunkenness).
Altars — (Gen. 12:7-8; 33:20; Josh. 8:31; 2 King 16:10; Amos 3:14; Rev. 6:9; 16:7).
Ambition — (Gen. 11:4; Num. 16:3; Judges 18:20; Jer. 45:5; Matt. 20:20-21; Mark 10:35-45; 1 Cor.
7:17,20,26; 2 Cor. 15:9; Phil. 3:12-14; 1 Thes. 4:11).
Angel of the Lord — (Judges 2:1,4; 6:11,14; Psa. 34:7; Isa. 31:8-9; Ezek. 40:3; Zec. 12:8).
Angels — (Ex. 23:20-23; 2 Chron. 32:21; Job 33:23-24; Psa. 8:5; Psa. 29:1; 68:17; Dan. 8:16; 10:12; Matt.
25:41: 26:53; Mark 1:13; 12:25; Luke 1:19; Acts 6:15; Heb. 1:7, 13-14; Jude 6; Rev. 12:7-9 (Guardian)
Psa. 91:11; Ezek. 9:1-2; Matt. 18:8; Acts 12:15).
– Angels carry out God’s judgment (2 Sam. 24:16-17).
– Angels serve God (Psa. 103:21).
– Angels praise God (Psa. 148:2).
– Angels are messengers (Dan. 4:17).
– Angels protect God’s people (Dan. 6:22).
– Angels do not marry (Matt. 22:30).
– Angels do not die (Luke 20:36).
– Angels will be judged by people (1 Cor. 6:2-3).
– Satan disguises himself as an angel of light (2 Cor. 11:14).
– Angels encourage Christians (Heb. 1:14).
– Angels who sinned were thrown into hell (2 Peter 2:4).
– Angels are holy (Jude 1:14).
– Angels are in the presence of God (Rev. 4:8).

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– Angels should not be worshiped (Rev. 22:8-9).
Anger — (1 Chron. 13:11; Job 15:13; 32:2-5; 32:19; Psa.37:8; Prov. 14:29; 15:1; Eccl.7:9; Dan. 2:5; Acts
15:39; Col. 3:8; Eph. 4:26, 31; James 1:19-20).
– Anger can lead to murder (Gen. 4:3-8).
– Anger leads to evil actions (Psa. 37:8).
– Showing anger is foolish (Prov. 12:16).
– Gentle words can soothe anger (Prov. 15:1).
– Being quick-tempered is foolish (Eccl. 7:9).
– God becomes angry when we are ruled by anger (Amos 1:11).
– Anger is like murdering someone (Matt. 5:21-22).
– Jesus grew angry at sin (John 2:13-17).
– Anger can give Satan a place in your life (Eph. 4:26-27).
– Christians should get rid of anger (Col. 3:8).
– Leaders in the church should not be quick-tempered (Titus 1:7).
– Be slow to become angry (James 1:19). (See Joy).
Anointing — (Gen. 28:18; Ex. 29:1,7; 40:9; Lev. 8:12; Ruth 3:3; 1 Sam. 10:1; 12:3; 16:1,13; 26:9; 1 King
19:16; 2 Chron. 6:42; Psa. 2:2; 104:15; 105:15; Isa. 61:1; Dan. 9:25; Matt. 3:16; Luke 10:34; John 1:32;
2:20,27; 2 Cor. 1:21; James 5:14).
Anti-Christ — (Dan. 7:23-28; 8:23-25; 2 Thes. 2:3-12; 1 John 2:18; Rev. 13:1-18; 14:9-11; 17:8-18;
19:19-20).
– Many will claim to be God’s messenger (Matt. 24:5).
– Many will have miraculous powers (Matt. 24:24).
– Many will claim to be Christ (Luke 21:8).
– The Anti-christ will be lawless and deceitful (2 Thes. 2:1-10).
– There are many anti-christs (1 John 2:18).
– The Anti-christ will oppose God (1 John 4:3).
– The Anti-christ will curse God (Rev. 13:1-8).
– The Anti-christ will be punished by God (Rev. 20:10).
Anxiety (Worry) — Psa.16:11; 37:1, 7; 43:5; Prov.16:1; Isa.41:10; Matt.6:22-34; Luke 12:22-34; Phil.4:6-9,
19; 2 Thes.3:3; 1 Peter 5:7).
Apostles — (Luke 6:13; Acts 1:26; 8:1; 15:19-21; 1 Cor. 9:15; 12:28; 15:8; 2 Cor. 12:12; Gal. 1:1).
Apostasy — (Luke 8:13; 18:8; 2 Thes. 2:3; 2 Tim. 3:1-7; 4:1-3; 2 Peter 3:3-7; Rev. 13:3-4). (See False
Prophets).
Appearance —
– God is not impressed by someone’s appearance (1 Sam. 16:7).
– Physical beauty fades (Prov. 31:30).
– Do not worry about clothes (Matt. 6:25-34).
– Appearances can be deceiving (Matt. 23:27).
– Christians should care more about their spiritual welfare than their physical appearance (1 Tim.
2:9-10).
– Do not judge others by their appearance (James 2:2-4).
– Inner beauty is more important than physical beauty (1 Peter 3:1-6).
Arguments — (Job 18:2; Acts 15:39).
– Arguments can be avoided by using gentle words (Prov. 15:1).
– Loving arguments is a sin (Prov. 17:19).
– A fool is quick to argue (Prov. 20:3).
– Avoid becoming entangled in others’ arguments (Prov. 26:17).
– Avoid arguing with a weak Christian (Rom. 14:1).

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– We should avoid arguments (Phil. 2:14).
– Arguments between Christians are useless (Titus 3:9).
Ark of the Covenant — (Ex. 16:34; 25:10-22; Num. 4:5; 7:89; Josh. 6:9; 1 Sam. 4:5,7,10; 2 Sam. 6:7; 1
King 8:1-6; 8:9; 1 Chron. 13:10,14; 13:9-10; 15:2; 2 Chron. 35:3).
Armageddon — (Josh. 12:21; 17:11; Judges 1:27; 5:19-20; 1 King 9:15; 2 King 9:27; 23:29; Zec. 12:11-14,
14:2-3; Joel 3:9-16; Zep. 3:8-9; Rev. 16:13- 16; 19:17-21).
Armor —
– Armor for physical battle (1 Sam. 17:38).
– Soldiers need armor (Jer. 46:3-4).
– Weapons cannot stop God’s power (Ezek. 38:4).
– Spiritual armor prepares us for life (Rom. 13:12).
– Righteousness is a spiritual weapon (2 Cor. 6:7).
– God’s weapons conquer Satan’s strongholds (2 Cor. 10:4).
– Put on the armor of God (Eph. 6:11-18).
Armor of God — (Ex. 15:3; Deut. 20:1; 2 Sam. 22:38-39; 2 Sam. 22:40-41; 2 Chron. 20:15; Neh. 4:14;
Prov. 20:18; Prov. 21:31; Mark 13:8; 2 Cor. 10:4; Eph. 6:12-14; Eph. 6:15-17).
Arrogance — (1 Sam. 2:3; Psa. 12:3-4; Prov. 8:13; 11:2; 15:25; 16:5; 16:18; 21:4; 29:23; Isa. 2:12; 13:11;
14:13-15; Obad. 1:2-4; Mark 7:23; Luke 1:51; John 7:18; 2 Cor. 1:29; 4:6-7; Phil. 2:3-4). (See Anger,
Bitterness).
Ascension — (Psa. 27; Luke 24:36-53; Acts 1:1-11; John 16:5-16; Eph. 4:7-13.
Ashamed of Jesus — (Psa. 25:2-3; Psa. 119:6; 119:80; Mark 8:38; Rom. 1:16; 10:11; 2 Tim. 1:7-8).
Assurance of Salvation — (Phil. 1:6; Heb. 6:11-12; 2 Peter 1:10; 1 John 2:28-3:24; 5:9-13).
– God always holds his children (Psa. 37:23-24).
– God will never abandon his people (Psa. 138:8).
– God’s promises last forever (Jer. 32:40).
– False assurance is dangerous (Luke 18:18-30).
– We can be assured of eternal life (John 5:24).
– God will not refuse any who come to him (John 6:37-40).
– Our place in God’s family is secure (John 10:27-28).
– Christians have peace with God (Rom. 5:1-5).
– Nothing can separate us from God’s love (Rom. 8:35-39).
– Salvation cannot be canceled (Rom. 11:29).
– Accountability should help others (Gal. 6:1).
– Our salvation was guaranteed before Creation (Eph. 1:4-5).
– Assurance comes from faith (Eph. 3:12).
– God will guard what has been entrusted to him (2 Tim. 1:8-12). (See Perseverance).
Atheism — (Gen. 1:1; Psa. 14:1; Job 22:17; 19:1-6; 10:4; Rom. 1:19-28; Eph. 2:12). (See Agnostic).
Atonement — (Isa. 27:8-9; Ezek. 16:63; John 1:29).
– God required a perfect sacrifice (Ex. 12:5).
– God required blood for our atonement (Leviticus 17:11).
– Jesus paid for all of our sins (Isa. 53:3-12).
– Atonement is good news (Luke 4:18-19).
– Jesus willingly died for our sins (John 10:17).
– Christ secured salvation through his blood (Acts 20:28).
– Jesus provided the atonement for sins (Rom. 3:23-25).
– Jesus’ death purchased forgiveness (1 Cor. 7:23).
– Jesus died for sins (1 Cor. 15:3).
– Our atonement allows us to know God (Eph. 2:13).

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– Jesus’ death rescues us from eternal punishment (Col. 1:13).
– Christ’s death purifies God’s people (Titus 2:14).
– Sin requires that a sacrifice be made (Heb. 9:22).
– Jesus’ sacrifice was perfect (1 Peter 1:18-19).
– Jesus took our punishment (1 Peter 2:21-24).
– We cannot improve Jesus’ sacrifice (1 Peter 3:18). (See Justification).
Attitude — (Psa. 73:3-5; 77:12; 81:11; 86:11; Eccl. 11:10; Isa. 1:11-14; Jer. 17:10; Joel 2:13; Phil. 4:8; Col
3:2).
– Bad attitudes hurt our relationship with God (Gen. 4:5-7).
– Bad attitudes lead to poor decisions (Numbers 14:1-4).
– Always trust God for your life (Prov. 29:25).
– Choose a positive attitude (Hab. 3:17-19).
– God will reward the meek (Matt. 5:5).
– God gives Christians a new attitude (Phil. 1:20-25).
– We should imitate Jesus’ attitude (Phil. 2:5).
– Christians should always rejoice (Phil. 4:4).
– Never be anxious (Phil. 4:6-7).
Authority — (Matt. 7:29; 16:19; 18:18; Mark 1:27; John 5:27; 20:23; Acts 16:4).
– God will hold people in authority accountable for their actions (Dan. 4:31).
– Jesus is the highest authority (Matt. 28:18).
– God gave government its authority (John 19:11).
– Christians should obey the government (Rom. 13:1-2).
– Parents are authorities to their children (Eph. 6:1).
– The Bible is our authority (2 Tim. 3:16).
– Church leaders are authoritative (Heb. 13:17). (See Respect).
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Babies — (Psa. 8:1, 2l; 127:3-4; Prov. 2:11; 4:1; 19:13; 22:6, 15; 23:13-14; 29:15, 17; Matt. 18:3-6; 18:10-
14; 19:14; Luke 9:48; 2 Cor. 12:14-15; Eph. 6:1; 6:4; 1 Tim. 5:4). (See Abortion, Adoption).
Baptism — (Matt. 3:6; 3:13-17; 9:18; 16:33; Mark 1:4, 8; 16:16; Luke 3:16; 12:50; 16:16; John 1:26; 3:5,
23-25; Acts 2:41; 8:136-38; 9:18; 16:15; 18:8; 19:5; 22:16; 1 Cor. 1:13-17; 8:12-13, 37-38; 10:2; Gal.
3:26-27; Eph. 4:5; Col. 2:12; Heb. 10:22; Rev. 22:17).
– Baptism signifies repentance (Matt. 3:11).
– All followers of Jesus should be baptized (Matt. 28:18-20).
– Jesus was baptized (Mark 1:9).
– Jesus baptizes with the Holy Spirit (John 1:32-33).
– Baptism is closely linked with a changed life (Acts 2:38).
– New Christians should be baptized (Acts 8:12-17).
– Entire families of the early church were baptized (Acts 16:33-34).
– Baptism initiates us into the Church (Rom. 6:3-8).
– Salvation is identified with baptism (1 Peter 3:21). (See Lord’s Supper).
Belief — (John 3:36; 5:24; Acts 16:30-31; Rom. 4:5; James 2:19; 1 John 5:10-13).
– Believing God makes us righteous (Gen. 15:6).
– Belief in God should be accompanied by action (Deut. 27:10).
– Belief affects the way we live (Mark 1:15).
– Right beliefs are important for salvation (Rom. 10:9-10).
– Believing is more than acknowledging (James 2:21).
Bereavement (Loss) — (Deut.31:8; Psa.23; 27:10; 119:50). (See Grief, Sorrow).
Bestiality — (Ex. 22:19; Lev. 18:23; Lev. 20:15-16; Deut. 27:21). (See Sex).

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Bethlehem — (Gen. 35:19-20; Judges 12:8-10; Ruth 1:1,19-22; Ruth 4:11-13; 1 Sam. 16:4-13; 2 Sam.
23:14-17; 2 Chron. 11:5-6; Mic. 5:2; Matt. 2:16-18; Luke 2:1-7; 2:4, 11).
Betrayal — (Psa. 41:9; 109:1-3; Jer. 40:16; 41:6; Obad. 7; Matt. 26:14-16; 26:49; 26:75; Mark 14:10-11;
14:45; 14:72; Luke 22:47-48; 22:61-62).
Bible — (Ex. 32:16; Deut.8:3; Josh.1:8; Psa. 12:6; 119:11; 119:24; 119:105; 119:129-130; 199:140; Prov.
30:5; Isa. 34:16; 55:10-11; Matt. 22:29; Mark 13:31; John 5:39-40; 10:35; 20:30-31; Rom. 15:4; 2
Tim.3:15-17; James 1:21; 1 Pet.1:25; Rev.1:3; 22:19).
– The Bible is perfect (Psa. 18:30).
– The Bible is true (Psa. 33:4).
– The Bible will last forever (Psa. 119:89).
– The Bible gives us wisdom (Psa. 119:99).
– The Bible can be trusted (Psa. 119:138).
– The Bible reveals the truth (Acts 18:28).
– The Bible is holy (Rom. 1:2).
– God’s Holy Spirit helps us understand the Bible (1 Cor. 2:12-16).
– The Bible is authoritative (Gal. 3:10).
– The Bible is a Christian’s spiritual weapon (Eph. 6:17).
– The Bible is inspired by God (2 Tim. 3:16).
– The Bible judges our life (Heb. 4:12).
– The Bible helps us grow spiritually (1 Peter 2:2). (See Word of GOD).
Bible Characters —
– Aaron - The Budding Rod. (Num. Ch. 17).
– Abel - Second son of Adam, slain by Cain. (Gen. 4:2,8; Matt. 23:35; Heb. 11:4; 12:24).
– Abraham (Abram) - Friend of God. (Gen. 11:26-25).
– Abraham and Isaac - Abraham’s trust in God tested. (Gen. 22:1-18).
– Abraham - His obedience. (Gen. 12:1-9).
– Adam - The first of the human kind, created in the image of God. (Gen. 1:26; 2:19,23; 3:8,17; 5:5; 1
Cor. 15:22; 1 Tim. 2:13).
– Abraham - His obedience. (Gen. 12:1-9).
– Adam - Fall of. (Gen. 3:6; Isa. 43:27; Rom. 5:12; 1 Cor. 15:21; 1 Tim. 2:14)
– Ananias and Sapphira -they lied. (Acts 5:2-11).
– Andrew - The fisherman who brought his brother to Christ. (Matt. 4:19-22; John 1:35-41; 6:8-9;
12:22).
– Balaam - His speaking donkey. (Num 22:20-35).
– Barnabas - Paul’s companion on the first Missionary journey. (Acts 4:36-37; 9:26-27; 11:23-30 (24);
13:2; 2 Cor. 9:6).
– Barabbas - The criminal who was released in Jesus’ place. (Matt. 27:15-26). Barabbas was a rebel
against the government and a thief and murderer. (Mark 15:7; John 18:40; Acts 3:14).
– Cain and Abel - Two sons. (Gen. 4:1-16).
– Daniel - In the lion’s den; the king learns new respect God. (Dan Ch. 6).
– David - A man after God’s own heart. (1 Sam. 16:7; 2 Sam. 5:11).
– David and Absalom - Treachery and tragedy. (2 Sam. Ch. 15-18).
– David and Bathsheba - Sin, tragedy, and repentance. (2 Sam. Ch. 11 & 12).
– David’s Call to Destiny - God chooses the youngest son. (1 Sam. 16:1-13).
– David and Goliath; A young mans faith cannot be beaten. (1 Sam. Ch. 17).
– David and Jonathan - A story of undying loyalty. (1 Sam. 18:14; 20:1-42).
– David’s Mighty Men - Men of Valour. (1 Chron. 11:10-25).
– David and Saul - Tense moments in a wilderness cave. (1 Sam. Ch. 23 & 24).

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– Deborah - Judge and Prophetess in Israel. (Judges Ch. 4-5).
– Deborah - The Rescue God utilizes women also. (Judges Ch. 4).
– Delilah - The Philistine woman loved by Sampson. She was bribed by the “lords of the Philistines”
and tried on three occasions to get the secret of Sampson’s strength. (Judges 16:4-20).
– Dorcas - A pious Christian widow at Joppa whom Peter restored to life. (Acts 9:36-41).
– Elijah - One of Israel’s most powerful Prophets. (1 Kings Ch. 17-18; 2 Kings 2:1-14; 13:14-21).
– Elijah - And the Prophets of Baal. (1 Kings 18:1-40).
– Elijah - Dashing off to heaven in a fiery chariot. (2 Kings 2:9-11).
– Elijah - God Speaks to. (1 Kings 19:1-18).
– Elijah - Triumph over the priests of Baal. (1 King Ch. 18).
– Elijah - God Outdoes the False Prophets; A long day. (1 Kings Ch. 18).
– Elisha - Did twice as many miracles as Elijah. (1 Kings 19:19; 2 Kings 2:9-6:16; 13:14-15).
– Elisha - Heals Naaman; Strange cure in a dirty river. (2 Kings 5:1-19).
– Enoch - Walked with God. (Gen. 5:24 (21-27); Heb. 11:5; Jude 14-15).
– Esau - Sold his birthright fir a mess of potage. (Gen. 25-27- Heb. 12:16-17).
– Esther - Beautiful Jewish girl, Queen of Persia; Saves the Jews from death. (Esther 1:1-10:3).
– Ezekiel - His Vision. (Ezek. 1:4-14; 9:2-14; 11:24-25; 37:1 -10).
– Gideon - As Judge. (Judges 6:1-8:23).
– Gideon - A Strange Army; Trumpets/lanterns for weapons. (Judges 6:7).
– God - The majesty of God. (Isa Ch. 40).
– God - The way to God. (John 14:6).
– God - The nearness of God. (Psa. 139).
– God - His Great Faithfulness. (Josh. Ch. 15).
– God’s Goodness - Thanksgiving for God’s goodness. (Psa. 100).
– God’s Goodness - The Path to Repentance. (Rom. 2:4; 11:22).
– Hannah - Example of a godly mother. (1 Sam. 1:20; 2:19).
– Isaac - Sacrifice of. (Gen. Ch. 22-26; 22:1-19).
– Isaiah - Israel’s preaching prophet. (1:1; 6:1-8; Matt. 4:14-16).
– Ishmael - The son of Abraham and Hagar. (Gen. 16:11; 17:18; 21:10,14,18,21; 25:12; Jg 8:24; Psa.
83:6).
– Jacob - Supplanter later changed to Israel. (Gen. 25-37).
– Jacob and Esau - Esau sold his birthright to him. (Gen. 27:1-46).
– James - The brother of John, the son of Zebedee. (Matt. 4:21; 10:2; 17:1; Acts 1:13; 12:2). He was put
to death by Herod. (Acts 12:2).
– James - The son of Alpheus (probably the same as the brother of the Lord Jesus (Matt. 13:55; Mark
6:3; Acts 12:17; 1 Cor. 15:7; James 1:1), who was an Apostle. (Matt. 10:3; Mark 6:15; Acts 1:13;
15:13; 21:18; Gal. 2:9, 12). He might also be the same as the son of Mary who was called “James
the less”. (Matt. 27:56; Mark 15:40; Luke 24:10).
– James - The brother of the Apostle Jude. (Luke 6:16; Jude 1).
– James - The Lord’s brother. (John 7:5; Acts 1:12-14; 15:12-21; 21:18; 1 Cor. 15:7; James 1:1).
– James the Apostle - One of the “Inner Circle” with Christ; one of the “Sons of Thunder”. (Matt. 4:21-
10:2; 17:1; Acts 1:13; 12:2). Matt. 12:2; Mark 9:2; 2 Peter 1:16-18
– Jeremiah - The weeping prophet. (Jer. 3:6; 20:3; 21:3; 36:1-32; 37:13-21; 38:6-28; 43:1-7).
– Jesus Is Bom - Answering Prophecy. (Matt. 1:18-25; Luke 2:1-20).
– Jesus - Goes into Heaven. (Luke 24:50-53; Acts 1:6-11).
– Jesus - Is Tempted. (Matt. 4:1-11; Mark 1:12-13, Luke 4:1-13).
– Jesus and Zacchaeus - A Little Man Up a Tree. (Luke 19:1-10).
– Jesus Enters Jerusalem - Palm Sunday. (Matt. 2 1:1-11; Luke 19:28-40; John 12:12-19).
– Jesus - His Idea of Prayer. (Matt. 6:5 -15; Luke 11:1-13).

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– Jesus - His idea of a Christian. (Matt. Ch. 5).
– Job - His Testing. (Job 7:1-22).
– Job’s Problems - Why do good people suffer? (Book of Job).
– John the Apostle - One of the “Inner Circle” with Christ; one of the “Sons of Thunder”. (Mark 3:17;
9:38; 10:35-37; Luke 9:54; John 19:26-27).
– John the Baptist - Last Old Testament Prophet; first New Testament Preacher. (Matt. 3:4-7; 11:11;
14:1-12-, Mark 1:5-7; Luke 7:24-28).
– Jonah in the Fishes Belly - God Won’t Take No for an Answer. (Jonah 1:1-2:10).
– Joseph - A Coat of many colors. (Gen. 37:1-36 & 39:1-45:28).
– Joseph’s Rise to Power - The boy whose dreams came true; A rags to riches story. (Gen. Ch. 37-50).
– Josiah’s Great Discovery - Housecleaning in the Temple. (2 Kings Ch. 22).

– Korah - A Levite who led a rebellion against Aaron and Moses. (Num. 16:1-50; 26:9-11; 27:3; Jude
11).
– Lazarus - Jesus Raises. (John 11:1-44).
– Lot’s wife - Turning into a pillar of salt. (Gen. 19:24-28).
– Luke - The author of the third Gospel and th book of Acts. The evangelist, was the only Gentile writer
of the New Testament. (Luke 1:3; Acts 1:1; Col. 4:14; 2 Tim. 4:11; Phm. 1:24).
– Mark (John Mark) - Companion of Paul and Barnabas; author of the Gospel of Mark. (Acts 12:12, 25;
13:13 15:28, Col. 4:10; 2 Tim. 4:11; 1 Peter 5:13).
– Martha - Sister of Mary and Lazarus. (Luke 10:38-41; John 11:1, 24, 27; 12:1-8).
– Mary Magdalene - Delivered from seven devils. (Mark 15:40-41; 16:1-8; Luke 8:2; John 19:25; 20:11-
18).
– Mary, Sister of Martha - Loved to sit at Christ’s feet. (Luke 10:3842; John 11:17-44; 12:1-3).
– Mary, Virgin - Most highly honored among women. (Luke 1:26-55; 2:34-35, 41-52; John 2:3-5;
19:25).
– Matthew (or Levi) - A publican who became an apostle of Christ. The writer of the first Gospel. (Matt.
9:9; 10:3; Luke 5:29; Acts 1:13).
– Mephibosheth - The son of Jonathan. (2 Sam. 4:4; 9:6; 16:4).
– Mephibosheth - A Type of the Redeemed Sinner:
- Belonged to a royal line, but made a cripple by a fall. (2 Sam. 4:4).
- Living in exile from the King, remembered because of a covenant. (2 Sam. 9:3-4; 1 Sam.
20:14-15).
- Called into the King’s presence and exalted because of the merits of another. (2 Sam. 9:5-7).
- Given a glorious inheritance. (2 Sam. 9:9).
- During the King’s absence lived a life of self-denial. (2 Sam. 19:24).
- Subject to persecution and slander. (2 Sam. 16:3; 19:27).
- Rejoiced at the return of his Lord - cared little for material things. (2 Sam. 19:30). (Thompson
Chain Ref.).
– Miriam - Sister of Moses. (Ex. 2:4-7; 15:20-2 1).
– Moses - Is Born. (Ex. 2:1-10).
– Moses - Called the meekest man on earth. (Lev. 2:11-15; 3:10-12; 34:29-35; Deut. 34:29-35).
– Moses - At the blazing bush that did not bum. (Lev. 3:1-14).
– Moses - A Royal Rescue; God rewards a desperate plan. (Ex. 1:7-2:10).
– Moses - His leprous hand. (Ex. 4:6-12).
– Naomi - The mother-in-law of Ruth. (Ruth 1:2, 20-21; 2:1).
– Nathan - The Prophet in th days of David, “thou art the man.” (2 Sam. 7:2; 12:1, 7; 1 Kings 1:10, 32;
1 Chron. 29:29; Zec. 12:12).
– Nicodemus - Came to Jesus by night. (John 3:1-21; 7:50-51; 19:38-42).

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– Noah - Warned of God; Survives a Catastrophe; A major rescue operation. (Gen. Ch. 6-8).
– Paul - The Apostle to the Gentiles. (Acts 8:1-3; 9:1-I9; 13:1-3; 26:19:20; Phil. 3:4-16). (See Saul).
– Paul - is idea of Christianity. (2 Cor. 5:15-19). (See Saul).
– Paul - His rules on how to get along with men. (Rom. Ch. 12). (See Saul).
– Paul - His secret of happiness. (Cal, 3:12-17). (See Saul).
– Paul - His Shipwreck; One danger after another. (Acts 27:1-28:10). (See Saul).
– Peter - The apostle: “The Reed Changed to a Rock.” (Matt. 4:18; John 1:41; Mark 3:16; Matt. 16:16;
Mark 5:37; 9:2; Matt. 17:24; 18:21; 19:27; Luke 22:8,31; John 13:6; Matt. 26:37, 58, 69; Luke
24:12, 34; John 21:3, 15; Acts 1:15; 2:14; 3:1; 4:8; 5:3, 29; 8:14, 20; 9:32, 40; 10:9; 11:2; 12:3; 15:7;
1 Cor. 1:12; 9:5; Gal. 1:18; 2:11; 1 Peter 1:1; 5:1).
– Philip, the Apostle - Estimated the need when He fed the 5,000. (John 6:7). (Matt. 10:3; John 1:43,
6:5; 12:21; 14:8).
– Philip the Evangelist - The preaching deacon; Acts 6:5; 8:5, 26, 35; 21:8).
– Philip and the Ethiopian - An African becomes a Christian. (Acts Ch. 8).
– Philippian Jailer - Earthquake almost leads to jailbreak. (Acts Ch. 16).
– Pontius Pilate - Roman governor at the time of Christ*s death who tried Jesus and delivered Him to
be crucified. (Matt. 27; Mark 15; Luke 3:1; 13:1; 23:1-52; John 18:29-19:38; Acts 3:13; 4:27; 13:28;
1 Tim. 6:13).
– Rahab - Saved by a scarlet cord. (Josh. 2:1; 6:17; Heb. 11:31; James 2:25).
– Rebekah - A mother that used poor judgement. (Gen. 24:16-65; 27:15-17).
– Ruth - God Provides far. (Ruth 1:1-4:22).
– Ruth and Boaz - A tender love story (Book of Ruth).
– Samson -As a Judge. (Judges 13:1-16:31).
– Samson - His Fame and Fall; Israel*s strong man. (Judges Ch. 14-17).
– Samson - The destruction of Dagon*s temple. (Judges 16:23-31
– Samuel - The Prophet is Horn. (1 Sam. 1:1-28).
– Samuel (the Call of) - A mysterious voice in the night. (1 Sam. Ch. 3).
– Sarah Abraham*s wife; mother of nations. (Gen. 12:2, 5-6; 17:15-16; 18:12-15; 21:10-12; Heb. 11:11).
– Saul, King of Israel - The son of Kish, first king of Israel. “The man who Lost a Crown.” (1 Sam. 9:2,
26; 10:1, 9; 13:9; 15:11; 16:1; 17:2, 58; 18:2, 11, 22, 28; 19:1, 11; 20:27; 22:6; 23:8; 24:4; 26:1;
27:1; 28:5; 31:4; 2 Sam. 1:17; 1 Chron. 8:33).
– Saul, Conversion of - Persecutor stopped in his tracks. (Acts Ch. 9). (See Paul).
– Saul - He Encounters Jesus; on the Road to Damascus. (Acts 9:1-19). (See Paul).
– Silas (Salvanus) - Companion on Paul*s Missionary journeys. (Acts 15:22, 40; 16:19; 17:4; 2 Cor.
1:19; 1 Thes. 1:1; 1 Peter 5:12).
– Soloman - Son of David, third King of Israel. (1 Kings 3:3-11:7).
– Solomon - Judges Wisely. (1 Kings 3:16-28).
– Three Hebrew Children - Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego, and the fiery furnace. (Dan Ch. 3).
– Thomas (Doubting) - Moved from darkness to light. (Matt. 10:3; John 11:16; 14:5; 20:24-28).
– Timothy - Paul*s Son in the Faith. (Acts 16:1-3; 2 Tim. 1:5; 3:15).
– Uriah the Hittite - The husband of Bathsheba, whom David seduced, and after Uriah’s death, married.
(2 Sam. 11:2-12:26).
– Wise Men - The Magi*s Visit to Jesus. (Matt, 2:1-12).
– Zacchaeus - The publican. “The Man up a tree.” (Luke 19:2).
– Zacharias - Father of John the Baptist. (Luke 1:5, 13, 21, 62, 67).
Bible Preaching — (Psa. 40:9; Isa. 61:1-3; Matt. 4:17; Rom. 10:14-15; Acts 8:35; 1 Cor. 1:17-23; 2 Tim.
4:2). (See Preaching; Street Preaching; Evangelism; Gospel).
Bible Reading — (Josh. 1:8; 8:34-35; Neh. 8:8. Job 23:12; Psa. 119:130; Prov. 2:1; Rev. 1:3). (See

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Devotion).
Bible Study — (Isa. 8:20; Hos. 4:6; John 5:39; Acts 17.11; 2 Tim. 2:15; 3:15-17; 1 Peter 1:10-11).
Bible Teaching — (Deut. 6:6-7; 1 Sam. 12:23; 1 John 2:27; Matt. 7:29; 28:18-20; 1 Tim. 3:2. 2 Tim. 2:2).
Bigotry — (Prov. 22:2; 24:23; 29:13; Mal.2:10; Acts 10:28; 10:34-35; 17:26; Rom. 10:12-13; Gal. 3:28;
Eph. 4:25; Col. 3:11; James 2:9; 1 John 2:11). (See Prejudice, Racism).
Birth —
– God is the Life-Giver (Gen. 2:7).
– Children are a blessing from God (Psa. 127:3-5).
– God carefully creates each person (Psa. 139:13-14).
– God’s Son was born (Isa. 9:6).
– God plans the lives of people before they are born (Jer. 1:5).
– Jesus’ birth (Luke 2:7).
– God’s children are reborn spiritually (John 1:12-13).
– People must be reborn spiritually to enter heaven (John 3:3).
Bishop — (Acts 1:20; Phil. 1:1; I Tim. 3:1; I Peter 2:25 (See Elder, Leaders, Pastor).
Bitterness — (Ruth 1:13,20-21; Job 15:13; 38:2; Psa. 140:10 (See Arrogance. Anger).
Blame (God) — Gen. 42:28; Ex. 16:3; Ruth 1:13,20-21; 2 King 3:10; Job 35:12-13; Psa. 88:6; Prov. 19:3;
Eccl. 5:19-20; Jer. 2:29; 4:10.
Blameless — (2 Sam. 22:24; Psa. 26:1; 84:11; 101:2; Prov. 20:7; Titus 1:6.
Blasphemy — (Ex. 20:7; Lev. 24:13-23; Matt. 9:1-8; 26:57-67; Mark 3:20-30.
Blessing — (Gen. 12:2; 13:16; 15:5; 17:5-6; 18:18; 22:12, 17-18, 30, 35-36, 38, 41; 24:35; 26:4; 27:29;
28:3-4, 14; 35:11; 39:5; 46:3; 49:28; Ex. 1:7; 32:10, 29; Lev. 25:21; Num. 14:12; 24:9-10; Deut.
7:12-16; 11:26-27, 29; 12:15; 16:17; 23:5; 26:5; 28:8; 30:1, 19; 33:1, 7, 16, 23; Josh. 15:19; Judges 1:15;
1 Sam. 25:27; 2 Sam. 7:9, 29; 1 Kings 3:8-9 2 Kings 5:15; Neh. 9:5; 13:2; Job 29:13; Psa. 3:8; 109:17;
129:8; 133:3; Prov. 10:22; 11:11, 26; 24:25; Isa. 19:24; 44:3; 65:8; Ezek. 34:26-30; 44:30; Mic. 7:20;
Joel 2:14; Zec. 8:13; Mal. 3:10; Matt. 5:1-11; Luke 6:20-22; 24:53; John 1:14-17; Rom. 4:11; 15:29;
1 Cor. 10:16; Gal. 3:7, 14; Heb. 6:7, 14; 12:17; James 3:10; 1 Peter 3:9; Rev. 5:12-13; 7:12).
– God blesses those who obey him (Leviticus 26:3-5).
– God blesses godly people (Psa. 5:12).
– We are blessed when we worship God (Psa. 24:3-6).
– Christians bless God through praise (Psa. 103:1).
– God will bless those who fear him (Psa. 112:1-3).
– God blesses us when we seek to please him (Matt. 6:33).
– Christians should bless their enemies (Luke 6:28).
– Salvation is our greatest blessing (Eph. 1:3-14).
– The Bible brings us blessing (James 1:25). (See Affliction; Cursing).
Blood — The fluid which circulates through the arteries and veins of the human body, and of other animals,
which is essential to the preservation of life. This fluid is generally red.(Gen. 9:4; Ex. 24:6,8; 29:11-21;
Lev. 17:11; Heb. 9:14).
– God hates the shedding of an innocent person’s blood (Gen. 4:10).
– Jesus’ blood seals God’s relationship with his people (Matt. 26:28).
– Jesus’ blood allows us to have access to God (Rom. 5:8-9).
– Christians are redeemed by Jesus’ blood (Eph. 1:5-7).
– Blood is required for forgiveness (Heb. 9:22).
Blood Atonement — (Lev. 17:11; 1 John 1:7; Acts 20:28; Heb. 9:11-22; Rom. 5:8-9; Col. 1:14; Rev. 1:5
(See Atonement; Redemption; Salvation; Regeneration; Born Again).
Body of Christ — (Col. 1:24; 2:19).
– The body of Christ has been given many gifts (Rom. 12:3-6).

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– There are many parts, but one body (1 Cor. 12:12-13).
– Christians make up the body of Christ (1 Cor. 12:27).
– Christians of different nationalities form one body (Eph. 3:6).
– There must be unity in the body of Christ (Eph. 4:3).
– Different members of the body help each other grow (Eph. 4:11-12).
– Jesus is the head of the body (Col. 1:18).
Book of Life — (Neh. 7:5, 64; 12:22-23) and of enrolling citizens for various purposes (Jer 22:30; Eze
13:9). So, God is represented as having a record of all who are under His special care and guardianship.
– God writes our names in his book (Psa. 87:6).
– The names of Christians are in the Book of Life (Phil. 4:3).
– Our names cannot be removed from the Book of Life (Rev. 3:5).
– People whose names are not written in the Book of Life will experience God’s wrath (Rev. 20:15).
– Only those whose names are in God’s Book will enter heaven (Rev. 21:27).
Born Again — (Psa. 22:30-31; John 3:1-8. 2 Cor. 5:17; John 1:12-13; 3:1-21; 5:21; Rom. 6:4-7; Col 2:13;
Titus 3:4-8; James 1:18; 1 Peter 1:23; 1 John 3:1-2; 5:4 (See Redemption; Salvation; Regeneration).
Borrowing — (Ex. 22:25; Lev. 25:35-36; Psa. 37:21; Prov. 19:17; 22:7; Matt. 5:42; Luke 6:34-35; Rom.
13:8.
Bread — (Matt. 14:13-21; 15:29-38; 26:26; Mark 6:35-44; 8:1-9; 14:22; Luke 9:12-17; 11:5-8; 22:19; John
6:5-13; 6:35,41,48,51; 1 Cor. 10:16-17; 11:23-24.
Bribes — (Prov. 17:8; 21:14; 22:16).
Bride —
– God’s children should be as pure as a bride (Isa. 49:18).
– We should be devoted to God as a bride is to her husband (Jer. 2:2).
– The church is the bride of Christ (2 Cor. 11:2-3).
– The bride of Christ will be presented to Christ (Rev. 19:7).
Business — (Deut. 28:2-4; 28:12; Psa. 104:23; 107:23-24; 112:5; Prov. 10:4; 13:11; 14:23; Eccl. 3:13; 1
Thes. 4:10-11; James 4:13-15).
– God’s people should be good workers (Gen. 31:42).
– Work should not overrun your time with God (Ex. 16:23).
– God gives you the ability to work (Ex. 35:30-31).
– Workers should be trustworthy (Prov. 25:13).
– Do the best job you can (Eccl. 9:10).
– Work as though Jesus were your boss (Eph. 6:6-7).
– Christians should do their best at their job (Titus 2:9-10).
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Capital — (Deut. 8:18; 1 Chron. 29:12; Psa. 62:10; 119:36; Prov. 13:11; 19:4; Eccl. 5:10; Ezek. 28:5; Matt.
6:3-4, 19, 21; Luke 6:24; 12:15-21; 19:26; Acts 8:20; 1 Tim. 3:2-3; 6:9-10; Heb. 13:5; James 1:11;
5:1-3.
Capital Punishment — (Gen. 9:6; Ex. 21:12; Lev. 24:17; Num. 35:16-21; Acts 25:11; Rom. 13:1-5; Rev.
13:10.
Career — (Ex. 7:7; Acts 18:3; 20:24; 1 Cor. 7:17, 24; 9:24; Heb. 12:1.
Caring —
– God cares for his people (Deut. 7:9).
– God cares for underprivileged people (Psa. 68:5).
– Protect the needy (Psa. 82:3).
– God’s people should help the oppressed (Isa. 1:17).
– Care for your enemies (Luke 6:27).
– God’s people should care for the needy (Luke 14:13-14).

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– God cares for his children (Rom. 1:6-7).
– Treat parents with care (Eph. 6:2).
– Treat co-workers with care (Col. 4:1).
– Care for the elderly (1 Tim. 5:1-4).
– Christians need to care for the needy (James 1:27).
Character — (Deut. 8:2; 2 Chron. 32:31; Psa. 35:11-16; 66:10; Prov. 23:15; 24:10; 27:21; Jer. 12:5-6; Mal.
3:18; Matt. 11:18-19; Luke 6:43-45; 7:33-34.
Charm — (Prov. 31:30.
Chasten — (Job 5:17; Psa. 94:12-13; Prov. 3:11-12; 4:13; 6:23; 12:1; 13:24; 22:15; 29:15, 17; Jer. 10:24;
1 Cor. 11:32; Eph. 6:4; Heb. 12:5-11.
Chastisement — (Rev. 3:19; Heb. 12:4-11; Deut. 8:5; Prov. 13:24; 19:18; 1 Cor. 11:30-32; Psa. 94:12.
Cheerfulness — (Gen. 21:6; Job 8:20-21; Psa. 51:8; Psa. 98:4-8; Psa. 100:1-2; Prov. 10:28; Prov. 15:13,
15; 17:22; Eccl. 2:26; Eccl. 3:12-13; Eccl. 7:14; Eccl. 9:7; Isa. 12:3; Luke 6:22-23; John 15:10-11; John
16:22; John 16:33; Rom. 12:15; Phil. 4:4; Col. 1:11; 1 Thes. 5:16-17; 1 Peter 1:8.
Children — (Gen. 1:28; 19:31-32; Ex. 21:22-23; Deut. 1:39; Deut. 25:11-12; Ruth 4:14-15; 1 Chron. 2:32;
Job 42:12-13; Psa. 8:1-2; Psa. 127:3-5; Prov. 4:1; 17:6; 19:13; 20:11; Prov. 22:6; 22:15; 23:13-14;
29:15, 17; 31:28; Jer. 16:2; Matt.18:3-6, 10-14; 19:14; Mark 10:13; Luke 9:48; 18:15; 2 Cor. 12:14-15;
Eph. 6:1, 4; 1 Tim. 5:4 Mark 10:14; Luke 2:52.
– God tells children to honor their parents (Ex. 20:12).
– Parents should teach their children to follow God (Deut. 6:6-7).
– Christians are children of God (John 1:12).
– Children of God should imitate God (Eph. 5:1).
– Parents should nurture their children (Eph. 6:4).
– Children must obey their parents (Col. 3:20).
Choice — (Deut. 30:19-20; Josh. 24:24; 1 Kings 18:21; Job 34:4; Psa. 25:12; Psa. 119:30-31; Isa. 7:15; Joel
3:14-15; John 15:19; Matt.12:30; 1 Cor. 1:27-29; Heb. 11:24-25 (Human) Deut. 31:16-21; 1 King 8:58;
12:15; 2 Chron. 18:22; Job 14:5; Psa. 25:12; 32:9; 103:19; 139:16; Isa. 54:15; 63:17; Jer. 4:10; 29:13;
Ezek. 14:9; Matt. 23:37; Luke 15:11-32; Acts 13:48; Rom. 9:8-33; Eph. 1:4-5.
Christian Fellowship — (Rom. 16:1-16; 1 Cor. 11:20-22; 2 Cor. 1:5; Gal. 6:10.
Christian Freedom — (1 Cor. 6:12; Rev. 2:20.
Church — (Matt. 16:18; Acts 1:8; 5:5,10; Eph. 2:22; 1 Peter 1:23; 2 John 1; Rev. 11:12; 12:1 (Discipline)
Ezek. 40:5-42:20; 1 Cor. 5:4; 5:11; 5:12; 2 Thes. 3:14; 1 Tim. 1:20; 5:20 (False) Rev. 2:5 (Fighting)
1 Cor. 3:16-17; 3:21; 2 Cor. 10:10-11; Phil. 1:15-18; 1 Tim. 5:17; 2 Tim. 2:24-25; T1 3:9; 3 John 9-10;
Jude 3 (Leaders) Acts 14:23; 1 Thes. 5:12; 1 Tim. 3:2-7; Titus 1:6; 3 John 3,7 (Structure) Titus 1:5
(Unity) 1 Cor. 1:10; 12:22; Col 3:11 (Word picture) Eph. 5:32; Rev. 19:7.
– Jesus is the cornerstone of the church (Psa. 118:22).
– We should have joy going to God’s house (Psa. 122:1).
– Satan works against the church (Matt. 16:18).
– Members of the church should take care of each other (Acts 2:44).
– The church sends out missionaries (Acts 13:2).
– The church is like a body (1 Cor. 12:12-13).
– The church is a family of Christians (Gal. 6:10).
– God’s children form the church (Eph. 2:19-22).
– The church should not allow immoral behavior by its members (Eph. 5:3-4).
– Christ is the head of the church (Col. 1:18).
– Many people groups form one universal church (Col. 3:11).
– Church leaders are qualified to lead by their character (Titus 1:6-9).
– The church is made up of God’s children (1 John 3:1).

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– The church is the bride of Christ (Rev. 19:7-8). (See Worship).
Church Attendance — (Heb. 10:25; Acts 20:7; Matt. 18:20; Jude 17-19; Psa.122:1; 27:4; 73:16-17.
Circumcision — (Gen. 17:10; 34:24; Ex. 4:24; 4:25; Josh. 5:3; Acts 15:1; 16:3; 15:10-12; Rom. 2:25-27;
1 Cor. 7:18; Gal. 5:2 (Inner), Deut. 10:16; Jer. 4:4; Rom. 2:28-29; Col 2:11.
Cleanness — (Lev. 11-15; Psa. 51:1-9; Heb. 10:19-22; 1 John 1:5-10.
Comfort — (Deut. 33:27; Job 4:1; Psa. 23:4; Psa. 91:3; Prov. 12:25; Prov. 15:4; Isa. 50:4; Isa. 51:12; Isa.
66:12-13; Lam.3:21-26; Matt. 5:4; 11:28-30; John 14:18; 16:33; Rom. 15:4; 2 Cor. 1:3-5; 7:6; 1 Thes.
5:14; 2 Thes. 2:16-17.
– Friends should comfort each other (Job 2:12-13).
– God comforts us (Isa. 40:1-11).
– God promises to comfort those who mourn (Matt. 5:4).
– God’s Holy Spirit is our Comforter (John 14:16).
– Jesus has overcome the world’s troubles (John 16:33).
– God comforts those who are hurting (2 Cor. 1:3-11).
– Christians should comfort each other (1 Thes. 4:18).
– All pain will end (Rev. 21:3-4).
Commitment — (Gen. 15:6; Deut. 33:9; Ruth 1:16-18; Psa. 31:15; 40:6; 86:11; Prov. 23:15; Isa. 58:6-7;
Jer. 9:2; 26:10-16; Ezek. 20:3; Zec. 13:3; Luke 14:26; John 6:51,53-58; 2 Tim. 3:7; Rev. 3:16.
Communion — (Matt.26:26-28; Luke 22:19; John 6:35; 6:51, 53-54, 56-57; 1 Cor. 10:16-17; 11:23-29.
Compassion — (Psa. 78:38; 86:15; Prov. 24:11; Isa. 21:3-4; Jer. 4:19-26; 48:31-32,36; Lam. 3:32; Matt.
14:14; Mark 2:4; Luke 5:19; 15:20; Gal. 6:2,5; 1 Peter 3:8-9; Jude 1:22.
Competition — (Eccl. 4:4-6; 1 Cor. 9:25; 2 Tim. 2:5.
Complaining — (Ex. 16:7; 17:2; Num. 21:5-6; Job 6:5; Psa. 3:1; Eccl. 5:19-20; Isa. 45:9; Jer. 45:3; 2 Cor.
1:8.
– Bring your complaints to God (Psa. 142:1-2).
– Christians should not complain to each other (Phil. 2:14).
– People complain because they want their own way (Jude 1:16).
Compromise —
– Do not compromise your convictions (1 Kings 11:4).
– Compromise can be wise (Matt. 5:25).
– Compromise can divide our loyalty (Matt. 6:24).
– Compromise can keep us from doing what is right (Mark 15:15).
– Compromise can weaken faith (2 Cor. 6:14-18).
Confession (of Sin) — (Josh. 7:19; 2 Sam. 12:13; Neh. 1:6; Job 16:17; Prov. 14:9; 28:13; John 9:41; 1 John
1:9; Psa. 32:5; 51:1-19; Matt. 10:32-33; Rom. 10:9; 14:11.
– Sin must be confessed (Leviticus 5:5).
– God will restore those who turn away from evil (2 Chron. 7:14).
– Remorse accompanies confessing sin (Ezra 10:1).
– God forgives confessed sins (Psa. 32:5).
– Do not try to hide sin (Prov. 28:13).
– Confession of sin accompanies a changed lifestyle (2 Tim. 2:19).
– God purifies those who confess their sin (1 John 1:9). (See Repentance).
Conscience — (Gen. 39:9; Deut. 28:65; Josh. 1:1; Job 13:25; Psa. 19:13; Prov. 20:27; Ezek. 38:22-23; John
8:9; Acts 24:16, 25; Rom. 2:15-16; 14:13, 22-23; 1 Cor. 8:10-12; Tit. 1:15; 1 Tim. 4:2; Heb. 9:14.
– Conscience moves us to turn from our mistakes (Prov. 28:13).
– We can suppress our conscience (Jonah 1:5).
– The Holy Spirit can speak through our conscience (Rom. 9:1).
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– Church leaders must have clear consciences (1 Tim. 3:9).
– Consciences can be destroyed (1 Tim. 4:2).
– Jesus’ forgiveness clears our conscience (Heb. 9:14).
– A clear conscience helps us live a God-honoring life (1 Peter 3:16).
Consecration — (Ex. 13:1-2; 19:14,22; Lev. 8:10; 11:44-47; Num. 7:1; Josh. 3:5.
Contentment — (Gen. 33:9; Psa. 23:1; Prov. 23:17-18; 27:23-27; Eccl. 1:6-8; Luke 3:14; 1 Cor. 7:17, 20,
26; Phil. 4:11; 1 Tim. 6:6-8; Heb. 13:5;.
Conversion — (Jer. 31:3-14; John 4:1-30,39-42; Acts 8:26-40; 9:1-25; 16:11-15; 16:22-34; 2 Cor. 5:17-19;
Eph. 2:1-10.
Corruption — (Ex. 23:8; Lev. 19:11, 13; Deut. 25:16; Deut. 27:25; Psa. 7:14-16; 12:1-2; 37:21; Prov. 4:24;
13:5; 17:8, 23; 19:9; 21:6-7; Eccl. 7:7; Isa. 1:4; 1:16; 32:7; Jer. 7:9-11; Ezek. 22:12, 14; Amos 8:4-7;
Matt. 7:17-20; 12:35; 1 Cor. 15:33; Eph. 4:22; Tit. 1:15; 2 Peter 1:4.
Courage — (Deut. 31:6; Josh. 1:1-18; 1 Sam. 17:26-50; 2 Sam. 10:12; 2 Chron. 15:8 Psa. 27:14, 31:24;
Dan. 3; Matt. 14:27; Mark 6:50; Acts 4:8-20; 5:17-42; Rom. 8:37-39; 1 Cor. 16:13; Phil. 4:13).
– God gives us victory (Psa. 112:8).
– Jesus’ strength gives us courage (John 16:33).
– Courage helps us boldly represent Christ (Acts 4:31).
– Christians should be courageous (1 Cor. 16:13).
– Pray for courage (Eph. 6:19-20).
– Christians can pray to God with confidence (Heb. 4:16). (See Martyrs).
Covenant — (Abraham’s) Psa. 111:5-9; Jer. 16:15 (David’s) Psa. 89:3 (Everlasting) Ezek. 16:60 (Israel’s)
Deut. 28:16-19; Josh. 24:25; Judges 2:20-21; 2 King 21:9; Neh. 9:5-38 (New) Isa. 65:17; Ezek.
37:26-28; 39:29; Matt. 17:3; Mark 14:22-24; Luke 9:30; Acts 15:19-21; Rom. 2:25-27; Heb. 8:6-7;
8:10-11; Rev. 21:1 (New Testament) Psa. 25:10; Isa. 59:21; Jer. 31:31 (Of Nations) Gen. 35:11.
– God’s promise can be trusted (Gen. 9:17).
– Jesus established a new covenant (Luke 22:20).
– God’s covenant brings life (2 Cor. 3:6).
– The new covenant is superior to the old covenant (Heb. 8:6).
– The old covenant foreshadowed the new covenant (Heb. 10:1).
Coveting — (Ex. 20:17; Josh. 7; 1 King 21:1-14; James 4:1-10.
Covetousness — (Ex. 20:17; Psa. 119:36; Prov. 28:16; Mark 7:21-22; Luke 12:15; Col. 3:5; Eph. 5:3.
Creation — (Gen. 1:1-31; chs 1-2; Job 37:14-16; 39:1-30; 39:17; Psa. 19:1-6; 48:10; 74:13-14; 96:11-13;
104:6-9; 104:16-30; Prov. 8:22-31; Rom. 1:19-20; Col. 1:15-18; Mark 10:6; 13:19; John 1:1-3; Rom.
1:19-20; 1 Tim. 4:3-4; Heb. 1:1-3).
– God the Holy Spirit was involved in Creation (Gen. 1:1-2).
– God created people (Gen. 1:27).
– God created the world good (Gen. 1:31).
– God the Father was involved in Creation (Psa. 33:6).
– God rules over his creation (Psa. 89:11).
– God created every angel (Psa. 148:2-5).
– God created everything (Jer. 10:16).
– Creation reveals God’s greatness (Amos 4:13).
– Jesus was involved in Creation (Col. 1:16).
– God the Creator is worthy of worship (Rev. 4:11).
– God will make a new heaven and new earth (Rev. 21:1-4).
Criticism — (Job 6:15-17; Psa. 64:3-6; Prov. 12:1; 27:6; 29:19; Eccl. 10:20; Jer. 18:19-23; Rom. 14:4; 2
Cor. 5:13.
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– Criticism should help people deepen their relationship with God (Luke 17:3-5).
– Criticism should be given with a loving attitude (1 Cor. 13:4-5).
– Harsh criticism can destroy rather than help (Gal. 5:15).
Cross — (Matt. 16:24; Mark 8:31-9:1; Luke 9:23; 23:26-49; John 3:14; Gal. 3:1-14; 5:11; Eph. 2:11-18;
1 Cor. 1:18-2:5; 1 Peter 2:24).
– Jesus was crucified on a cross (Matt. 27:31-35).
– Christians should pick up their own crosses (Mark 8:34-38).
– Jesus’ death was powerful (1 Cor. 1:17-18).
– Jesus’ death unified all Christians (Eph. 2:16).
– Jesus’ death was a sacrifice (Col. 1:20-22).
– Jesus’ death defeated Satan (Col. 2:14-15).
– Jesus’ cross is an example for us (Heb. 12:2).
Crown — (As a symbol) Psa. 8:5; 103:4; 149:4; Prov. 10:6; 12:4; 16:31; 17:6; 1 Thes. 2:19; Phil. 4:1
(Worn by leaders) Lev. 8:9; 2 Sam. 12:30; Est. 1:11; 2:17; S. Sol. 3:11; Zec. 6:9-11; Matt. 27:29; John
19:2,5; Rev. 14:14; 19:12.
Cults — (Gen. 9:25; 38:16; Ex. 22:18-20; 2 King 1:2; Psa. 77:12; Jer. 2:8,27; Matt. 6:23; 2 Cor. 11:20; 1
John 3:2; Rev. 2:24).
– God hates the occult (Leviticus 19:26).
– God judges those who wrongly claim to speak for him (Deut. 18:20-22).
– God hates cultic practices (2 Kings 17:17).
– God despises false prophets (Ezek. 13:8-9).
– False teachers will come (Matt. 7:15).
– Only Jesus brings salvation (John 14:6).
– Members of the occult will never enter God’s Kingdom (Gal. 5:19-21).
– Be careful in your spiritual life (1 Thes. 5:21).
Cursing — (Psa. 10:7; 109:17-18; Prov. 29:24; Rom. 3:14; Tit. 2:7-8; Heb. 6:8; Matt. 12:36-37 (See
Affliction, Blessing).
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Dancing — (Psa. 149:3; Psa. 150:4; Eccl. 3:1-4; Jer. 31:4; Jer. 31:13.
Darkness (Spiritual) — (Gen. 1:2, 4-5; 15:12, 17; Ex. 10:21; 20:21; Deut. 5:22; 1 Sam. 2:9; 2 Sam.
22:10,12; 1 King 8:12; Job 3:4-9; 10:21-22; 23:17; 24:16; 28:3; 37:19; 38:8-9, 19-20; Psa. 82:5; 97:2;
107:10; 112:4; Prov. 2:13; Eccl. 5:17; Isa. 5:30; 8:22; 45:19; 59:9; 60:2; Jer. 13:16; Joel 2:2; Matt. 6:23;
8:12; 10:27; 22:13; John 1:5; 3:19; 6:17; 12:35; 1 Thes. 5:5; Acts 26:18; Eph. 5:11; 6:12; Col 1:13; 2
Peter 2:4,17; Jude 1:6,13; (Created by God) Psa. 104:20; Isa. 45:7; (Effects of) (Keeps us from seeing
objects) Ex. 10:23; (Causes us to go astray) John 12:35; 1 John 2:11; (Causes us to stumble) Isa. 59:10;
(Often put for night) Psa. 91:6; (Called the swaddling band of the sea) Job 38:9; (Cannot hide us from
God) Psa. 139:11,12; (Miraculous) (On mount Sinai) Ex. 19:16; Heb. 12:18; (Over the land of Egypt)
Ex. 10:21,22; (At the death of Christ) Matt. 27:45; (Before the destruction of Jerusalem) Matt. 24:29).
– God’s Word enlightens us (Psa. 119:105).
– The way of wicked people is darkness (Prov. 4:19).
– Jesus brings light to darkened lives (John 1:5).
– Living without God is living in spiritual darkness (Acts 26:17-18).
– Christians do not live in spiritual darkness (Eph. 5:8).
– God rescued us from eternal darkness (Col. 1:13).
– There is no darkness in Jesus (1 John 1:5).
– Sinners’ eternal punishment will be in darkness (Jude 1:4-13). (See Light).
Day of the Lord — (Isa. 13:6; 34:4; Jer. 25:33; Joel 1:15; Amos 5:18; Zep 1:7; Zec. 14:1; 2 Cor. 1:14; 1
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Deacon — (Acts 6:1-4; 1 Tim. 3:8-13.
Death — (Gen. 3:19; 2 Sam. 22:6; Psa. 23:4; 33:18-19; 39:4; 68:20; 90:9-10; 116:15; Prov. 16:25; Eccl.
3:1-2; 3:18; 12:7; Isa. 25:7; Matt. 9:24; Matt.22:32; Mark 5:39; Luke 8:52; John 5:24; John 12:24; John
14:2-3; Rom. 5:12; Rom. 6:23; Rom. 8:2, Rom. 8:6; 1 Cor. 15:15, 26; 1 Cor. 15:50; 1 Cor. 15:53-55;
2 Cor. 7:10; 1 Thes. 4:13-16; 1 Tim. 5:6-7; Heb. 9:27; James 1:15; Rom. 6:23; Gen. 2:17; Psa. 23:4;
Rev. 2:11; 21:4 (Inevitable) Job 21:23-26; Eccl. 1:18; 2:13-16; 9:1-3; Luke 13:3-5 (Spiritual) Eph. 2:1;
(Physical) Gen. 2:17; 3:19; Deut. 32:39; Job 1:21; 3:17-19; 14:5; Eccl. 8:8; 9:10; 1 Cor. 15:21-22; Rom.
5:12; 6:9; 2 Tim. 1:10; Heb. 9:27; 1 Tim. 6:7; Rev. 1:18).
– Death is a result of sin (Gen. 3:17-19).
– Life is short (Job 7:6-7).
– Every person will face death (Psa. 89:48).
– Death of Christians is precious (Psa. 116:15).
– Christians enter perfect peace at death (Isa. 57:1-2).
– God has power over death (John 14:19).
– The death of Christians brings fellowship with Jesus (Acts 7:59).
– God provides eternal life (Rom. 6:23).
– Jesus will raise everyone who has died (1 Cor. 15:20-23).
– Living in heaven is better than living on earth (2 Cor. 5:6-7).
– Death is not the end of a person (1 Thes. 4:13-14).
– Prepare your spiritual life for death (Heb. 9:27-28).
– We don’t know how long we’ll live (James 4:13-14).
– God will destroy death (Rev. 21:4).
Death Penalty — (Gen. 4:15; 9:6; Num. 25:7-8; Deut. 17:7; 19:13; Josh. 20:3; Judges 8:17; 1 Sam. 15:33;
1 King 2:32; Psa. 78:34; Acts 7:57-59.
Debt — (Ex. 21:2; 22:25; Lev. 25:35-36; Deut. 15:1; Neh. 5:5; Psa. 37:21; Prov. 19:17; 22:7; Matt. 5:42;
18:24-28, 34; Luke 6:34-35; Rom. 13:8.
Deception — (2 Sam. 13:6; 16:4; 2 Chron. 18:29; Jer. 41:6; 2 Peter 2:1-22 (See Lying, Truth).
Decisions — (Deut. 30:19-20; Josh. 24:24; 1 Kings 18:21; Job 34:4; Psa. 25:12; Psa. 119:30-31; Isa. 7:15;
Joel 3:14-15; John 15:19; Matt.12:30; 1 Cor. 1:27-29; Heb. 11:24-25.
Decision Making — (Gen. 4:7; 1 Chron. 19:3-5; 2 Chron. 32:31; Prov. 15:22; 16:1-9; 1 Cor. 2:15;
10:27-30.
– Pray before making decisions (Neh. 1:4).
– Decide to do things that honor God (Job 1:8).
– God’s Word helps us make decisions (Psa. 119:105).
– Get good advice before making decisions (Prov. 18:15).
– Ask God for wisdom before making decisions (James 1:2-8).
Dedication — (Lev. 27:2; 27:26-28; Neh. 12:27-43.
Deity of Christ — (1 John 5:7; John 1:1-3,14; 8:58; 10:30; Zec. 12:10; Matt. 1:23; Col. 1:13-18.
Demons (Devils) — (Origin of) Matt. 9:34; 12:24; 25:41; Rev. 12:7-9; (Nature of) Matt. 8:16; Mark 5:10;
Luke 4:34; Acts 19:16; Mark 5:2-4; Matt. 10:1; Mark 1:27; Luke 7:21; 8:2; (Activity of) Eph. 6:12; Luke
13:16; Mark 5:1-20; Matt. 4:24; 8:16, 28-33; 9:32; 12:22; (Form of Practice of) 1 Cor. 10:20; Lev. 17:7;
Deut.32:17; Psa. 106:37; Rev. 9:20; Deut. 18:10-12; Acts 16:16-18; 19:13-19; 2 Chron. 33:6 (See Devil,
Satan).
– Worship in false religions honors demons (Psa. 106:37).
– Demons try to hinder God’s plan (Dan. 10:13).
– Demons are no match for Jesus (Mark 1:34).
– Demons want to destroy people (Mark 5:5).
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– Demons can be driven out by Jesus’ followers (Acts 16:16-18).
– Demons are powerful (Acts 19:16).
– Demons cannot separate people from God’s love (Rom. 8:38-39).
– Demons deceive people (2 Cor. 11:13-15).
– Christians fight against the plans of demons (Eph. 6:12).
– Demons want to mislead people (1 Tim. 4:1-2).
– Demons believe in God (James 2:19).
– Demons are angels that have sinned (2 Peter 2:4).
– God will judge demons (Jude 1:6).
– Do not take demons lightly (Jude 1:8-9).
– Demons can work miracles (Rev. 16:13-14).
– In the last days, demons will be bound by God (Rev. 20:1-3). (See Satan).
Demon Possession — (Matt. 8:28-34; Mark 1:23; 5:1-10; Luke 4:33; Acts 16:16-19; 1 Tim. 4:1-10.
Denial — (Psa. 32:3; Ezek. 33:32; Mark 16:7.
Denigration — (Tit. 3:2 (See Disrespect).
Depending on God — (Josh. 24:19; Psa. 62:3-6; 86:1; 104:16-30; Prov. 27:1; Zec. 10:1; Matt. 10:9-10;
Mark 6:8; Luke 6:24-26; John 15:4; 2 Cor. 9:11; 1 Tim. 6:6-8; 1 John 2:24.
Depression — (Job 17:15; Psa. 61:2; 69:1-3; Prov. 25:20; Eccl. 4:1-3; 1 Thes. 5:11; 1 Peter 5:7).
– Depression can follow exhausting times (Judges 15:18).
– God can encourage hurting people (2 Sam. 22:29-31).
– Depression can follow success (1 Kings 19:3-4).
– God helps those who feel crushed (Psa. 34:18).
– Abraham had hope when there was no reason to hope (Rom. 4:18-22).
– God will wipe away depression (Rev. 21:4).
Desires —
– You should not desire something that belongs to someone else (Ex. 20:17).
– Wicked people desire evil (Psa. 36:1-4).
– God gives those who fellowship with him what they desire (Psa. 37:4).
– Desire to know God (Psa. 42:1).
– Desire to worship God (Psa. 84:1-2).
– Desire to honor God (Psa. 86:12).
– Do not desire self-promotion (Psa. 119:36).
– Money doesn’t satisfy desires (Eccl. 5:10).
– Christians should not give in to sinful desires (Eph. 4:22).
– Sinful desires should not have a home with God’s children (1 Peter 1:14).
– Desire to do God’s will (1 Peter 4:2).
– God’s children desire to obey God (1 John 2:3-6).
Despair — (1 King 11:10-12; Job 7:8-10; 7:15-16; 9:22-24; Psa. 10:1; 142:6; Eccl. 1:15; Isa. 33:7-9; Jer.
8:20; Ezek. 37:11; Hab. 3:17-18.
Determination —
– Be determined to obey God (1 Sam. 7:3).
– Determine not to sin (Job 31:1).
– Determine to stand firm (Isa. 7:9).
– God helps us be determined (Isa. 50:7).
– Determine to follow Christ (Mark 8:34-38).
Devil — (Isa. 14:12-13; Matt. 4:10; Luke 10:18-19; Luke 11:18-19; John 8:43-44; John 12:31; Rom. 16:20;
1 Cor. 10:21; 2 Cor. 2:11; 2 Cor. 11:14-15; Eph. 4:26-27; Eph. 6:11-12; 2 Thes. 3:3; 1 Tim. 4:1; Heb.
2:14-15; James 4:7; 1 Peter 5:8; 1 John 3:8; 1 John 5:18; Rev. 12:7-9; Rev. 20:10-15 (See Satan).

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Devotion —
– Be fully devoted to God (1 Chron. 28:9).
– Worship God with devotion (1 Chron. 29:9).
– Be devoted to prayer (Psa. 5:3).
– Let your life be devoted to God (Rom. 12:1-2).
Disabilities — (Ex. 4:10; 4:11; Lev. 21:17-23; Deut. 27:18; 2 Sam. 19:24; Psa. 6:2-7; Luke 13:11).
Disappointment — (Psa.43:5; 55:22; 126:6; John 14:27; 2 Cor.4:8-10.
Discernment —
– The Bible will help you discern bad teaching (Acts 17:11).
– God grants discernment (1 Cor. 12:10).
– Discern between right and wrong behavior (Heb. 5:14).
– Ask God for help in discerning his will (James 1:5).
Discipline — (Job 5:17; Psa. 6:1; 66:10; 94:12-13; 141:5; Prov. 3:11-12; 4:13; 6:23; 12:1; 13:24; 19:18;
22:15; 29:15-17, 19; Jer. 10:24; 16:15; 30:11; 1 Cor. 9:27; 11:32; Eph. 6:4; 1 Thes. 4:6; Heb. 12:5-7,
9, 11.
– Punishment is a consequence of sinful actions (Gen. 3:6-19).
– God’s punishment does not change his love for us (Psa. 89:32-33).
– The Lord disciplines those he loves (Prov. 3:11-12).
– Parents are responsible to discipline their children (Prov. 13:24).
– Punishment for sin may be swift and severe (Acts 5:1-11).
– Paul commanded punishment for blatant sin in the church (1 Cor. 5:1-5).
– Punishment should lead to repentance (2 Cor. 7:8-9).
– Sometimes God punishes us to bring us back to himself (Heb. 12:5-11).
Discipleship — (Matt. 4:20; 8:20; 10:32-39; 16:24; 28:19; Mark 1:16-17; 8:34; 10:21; Luke 6:13; 9:23;
9:57-62; 14:25-34; John 1:40-42; 8:51; 13:35; 15:1-17; 21:15-19; Rom. 12:1; Phil. 3:10).
– Christians are to make disciples (Matt. 28:19-20).
– Jesus’ followers are known by their love (John 13:35).
– Christians should help other Christians grow (Acts 14:21-22).
Discouragement — (1 King 19:3; Neh. 4:10; 2 Tim. 4:9-11.
Discrimination — (Gen. 43:32; 1 Chron. 1:5; Gal. 3:28; Col 3:11; Phm 16; James 2:1-7.
– Be fair in your judgment of others (Leviticus 19:15).
– Don’t discriminate against someone who is not powerful (Deut. 1:17).
– Do not oppress the disadvantaged (Mal. 3:5).
– God does not discriminate among his people (Acts 10:34).
– All Christians are equal in God’s eyes (Gal. 3:28).
– God will judge those who discriminate (Col. 3:25).
– Do not discriminate against the poor (James 2:1-9).
Disobedience — (God’s response) Gen. 2:17; Lev. 10:1; Num. 14:40-41; 20:12; Deut. 1:37; 28:46; 1 King
20:36; 2 Chron. 18:28; Psa. 81:11; Prov. 28:14; Jer. 42:20; Ezek. 7:27 (Leaders’ response) 2 Sam. 18:14
(See Obedience).
Dishonesty — (Ex. 23:8; Lev. 19:11-13; Deut. 25:16; Deut. 27:25; Psa. 7:14-16; Psa. 12:1-2; Psa. 37:21;
Prov. 4:24; Prov. 13:5; Prov. 17:8; Prov. 17:23; Prov. 19:9; Prov. 21:6-7; Eccl. 7:7; Isa. 1:4; Isa. 1:16;
Isa. 32:7; Jer. 7:9-10; Jer. 17:11; Ezek. 22:12, 14; Amos 8:4-7; Matt. 7:17-20; Matt.12:35; 1 Cor. 15:33;
Eph. 4:22; Tit. 1:15; 2 Peter 1:4).
– Dishonesty is listed in the Ten Commandments (Lev. 19:11).
– Be honest in your business dealings (Leviticus 19:35-36).
– Do not lie for your own gain (Deut. 19:14).
– Dishonest people cannot know God (Psa. 101:7).

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– God hates deception (Prov. 12:22).
– God will punish those who take advantage of others (1 Thes. 4:6). (See Deception, Lying, Truth).
Dispensations — (Eph. 3:2: 1:10; Col. 1:25; 1 Cor. 9:17; 2 Tim. 2:15; Luke 16:16; Heb. 8:8-13.
Disrespect — (2 King 2:23-24 (See Denigration).
Divorce — (Deut. 21:14; 24:1; 1 Chron. 8:8; Ezra 10:17; Isa. 50:1; Mal. 2:15-16; Matt. 1:19; 5:31-32;
19:1-9; Mark 10:1-12; Luke 16:18; John 4:18; Rom. 7:1-3; 1 Cor. 7:1-15 (See Marriage).
Doubts — (1 King 17:24; Job 40:2; Psa. 69:1-3; 73:3-5; Eccl. 9:4-6; Jer. 15:18; Mal. 3:14-15; Luke
7:19-23; John 21:15-17; James 1:6-8 (See Belief, Unbelief).
Doctrine — (2 Tim. 3:16; 4:2-3; Tit. 1:9; 2:1; 1 Tim. 4:13; Prov. 4:2; Isa. 28:9-13).
– Protect sound doctrine (2 Tim. 1:13-14).
– Doctrine comes from the Bible (2 Tim. 3:16).
– Leaders in the church must have sound doctrine (Titus 1:6-9).
– Christians should teach correct beliefs (Titus 2:1). (See Teaching).
Doubt —
– God will help us overcome doubts (Psa. 42:5-6).
– God doesn’t leave us during our time of doubt (Isa. 40:27-28).
– Help those who have spiritual doubts (Heb. 3:12).
– Doubt inhibits our prayers (James 1:5-7).
Dreams (visions) — (Gen. 28:12-15; 31:11; Judges 7:14; 7:15; 1 King 3:15; 1 Chron. 17:2; Job 42:5; Isa.
1:1; 6:1; Ezek. 1:1; 3:14; Zec. 1:8; Rev. 1:19-20; 4:2.
Dress — (1 Cor. 7:31; 1 Peter 3:4-5; 1 Tim. 2:9-10; Ex. 28:42-43 (Breeches) Deut. 22:5 (Thigh) Isa.47:1-3.
Drinking — (Lev. 10:9; Prov. 20:1; 23:29-35; 31:4-7; Hab. 2:15; Eph. 5:18: Isa. 5:11).
– People controlled by alcohol are fools (Prov. 20:1).
– Alcohol can cause you to become poor (Prov. 21:17).
– Alcohol can destroy you (Prov. 23:29-35).
– God will judge those who are controlled by alcohol (Isa. 5:22).
– Becoming drunk is dangerous (Luke 21:34).
– Drunkenness is not fitting for a Christian (Rom. 13:11-14).
– Drunkenness can cause immoral behavior (Eph. 5:18).
Drugs — (Prov. 23:20-21; Prov. 25:16; Rom. 1:24-25; Rom. 8:18-25; 1 Cor. 10:13.
Drunkenness — (Deut. 29:6; 1 Sam. 1:14; Prov. 20:1; Prov. 23:20-21, 29-35; 31:6-7; Isa. 5:11, 22; Hos.
4:11; Matt.11:18-19; Rom. 13:13; 1 Cor. 5:11; 6:10; Eph. 5:18; 1 Thes. 5:7-8; Tit. 1:7.
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Earrings — (Gen. 24:22, 30, 47; 35:4; Ex. 32:2; 35:22; Num. 31:50; Judg. 8:24; Job 42:11; Prov. 25:12;
Isa. 3:20; Ezek. 16:12; Hos. 2:13.
Earth —
– God created the earth (Gen. 1:1).
– People are the caretakers of the earth (Gen. 1:28).
– The earth was cursed because of sin (Gen. 3:17-19).
– The earth belongs to God (Psa. 89:11).
– The earth was created for God’s glory (Col. 1:16).
– Jesus sustains the earth (Heb. 1:3).
Education — The bringing up, as of a child, instruction; formation of manners. Education comprehends all
that series of instruction and discipline which is intended to enlighten the understanding, correct the
temper, and form the manners and habits of youth, and fit them for usefulness in their future stations.
(Judges 5:1; 2 Chron. 17:7; Prov. 19:18 (Religious) Judges 2:10; 2 King 22:2; 2 Chron. 29:3; 32:7-8;
Neh. 8:7; Job 3:3; Psa. 22:9-10; 103:17-18; Ezek. 44:23).
– Parents are responsible to teach their children (Deut. 6:1-9).

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– Train children to follow God (Prov. 22:6).
– Christians should always learn more about God (Eph. 4:14-15).
Egotism — (1 Sam. 2:3; Psa. 12:3-4; Prov. 8:13; Prov. 11:2; Prov. 15:25; Prov. 16:5, 18; 21:4; 29:23; Isa.
2:12; 13:11; 14:13-15; Obadiah 1:2-4; Mark 7:23; Luke 1:51; John 7:18; 1 Cor. 1:29; 4:6-7; Phil. 2:3-4
(See Pride; Humility).
Elder — (Acts 5:17-42; 14:21-25; 20:13-38; Titus 1:5-9; 1 Tim. 3:1-7 (See Bishop, Leaders, Pastor).
Elderly — (Psa. 92:14-15; Prov. 16:31; Eccl. 12:3-5 (See Aging, Old Age, Youth).
Election — (Gen. 12:1-9; Ex. 19:1-6; Deut. 10:12-22; Isa. 41:8-16; Psa. 37:28; 65:4; 110:2; Prov. 21:1; Isa.
55:11; Matt. 11:25-26; Mark 13:20; John 1:13; 5:40; 6:37-45; 10:27-29; 15:9-17; 17:1-2; Acts 13:48;
Rom. 8:28-39; 9:6-13, 15-18; 21-24; 11:5-7; 1 Cor. 1:23-24; 1:29; 3:5-6; 12:3; 2 Cor. 2:14-16; 10:4;
Gal. 1:15; Eph. 1:4-6; 2:1-10; Phil. 1:9; 2 Thes. 2:13-14; 2 Tim. 1:9; 2:10; Titus 1:1; 2 Thes. 2:13; 1
Peter 1:20; 2:1-10; 2 Peter 1:3-10; Heb. 13:5; James 1:18; 1 Peter 1:2; 1:15; Rev.13:8; (See Grace).
Embarrassment —
– Be careful not to embarrass others (Ruth 2:15).
– Embarrassment can lead to rash actions (Matt. 14:1-12).
– We should not be embarrassed about the gospel (Rom. 1:16).
– We should not be embarrassed by Jesus (Gal. 1:10).
Empathy — (1 Cor. 9:22.
Emotions — (expressing) Psa. 13:1-5; 88:5; 140:1-11; Prov. 14:29; La 1:12; 2 Cor. 2:4.
– Emotions can lead us to sin (Gen. 4:2-6).
– Emotions can lead to foolish promises (Judges 11:29-40).
– Emotions are a part of worship (Ezra 3:1-13).
– God heals those with broken hearts (Psa. 34:18).
– Carefully guard your emotions (Prov. 4:23).
Emotions can crush us (Prov. 15:13).
– Do not be led by emotions (Prov. 19:2).
– Jesus experienced emotions (John 11:35).
– Emotions are not reliable guides (Gal. 5:1-17).
– Some emotions can be sinful (Eph. 4:31).
Encouragement — (1 Sam. 23:16; Job 4:1; Prov. 25:20; Isa. 12:1-6.
Employment —
– God’s people should be good workers (Gen. 31:42).
– Work should not overrun your time with God (Ex. 16:23).
– God gives you the ability to work (Ex. 35:30-31).
– Workers should be trustworthy (Prov. 25:13).
– Do the best job you can (Eccl. 9:10).
– Work as though Jesus were your boss (Eph. 6:6-7).
– Christians should do their best at their job (Titus 2:9-10).
Encouragement —
– Encourage the underprivileged (Isa. 1:17).
– God encourages us (Isa. 40:31).
– The Holy Spirit encourages us (Acts 9:31).
– Encourage your neighbor (Rom. 15:2).
– The Bible encourages us (Rom. 15:4).
– Our position in Christ encourages us (Phil. 2:1).
– We should encourage each other (1 Thes. 4:18).
– Encourage those who are weak and afraid (1 Thes. 5:14).
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– Encourage others not to sin (Heb. 3:13).
– Encourage others to love (Heb. 10:24).
Enemies — (Matt. 5:43-44; Psa. 18; Psa. 27:2; 31:6; 35:11-16; Prov. 25:21-22; Mic. 7:8; Luke 6:27-36;
Rom. 12:19-21; 5:1; James 4:4; 1 Cor. 15:26.
Envy — (Gen. 37; Lev. 19:18; Prov. 3:31; 6:34-35; 23:17; 27:4; Eccl. 4:4; Song of Sol. 8:6; Mark 7:20-23;
Rom. 13:13; 1 Cor. 3:3-4; 13:4; James 3:13-4:10).
– Envy can destroy someone (Job 5:2).
– Do not envy those who do wrong (Psa. 37:1).
– Do not envy the prosperity of wicked people (Psa. 73:2-3).
– Envy steals your peace (Prov. 14:30).
– Envy is a powerful enemy (Prov. 27:4).
– Being envious is foolish (Eccl. 4:4).
– Envy can cause you to act rashly (Acts 7:9).
– Envy characterizes sinful people (Rom. 1:29).
– We should not envy other Christians (Gal. 5:26).
– Envy has no place in a Christian’s life (Titus 3:3).
– Do not harbor envy (James 3:14-15).
– Get rid of envy (1 Peter 2:1). (See Jealousy).
Equality — (Prov. 22:2; Prov. 24:23; Prov. 29:13; Malachi 2:10; Acts 10:28; Acts 10:34-35; 17:26; Rom.
10:12-13; Gal. 3:28; Eph. 4:25; Col. 3:11; James 2:9; 1 John 2:11.
Eternal — (John 3:16; 5:24; 10:28; 11:26; Tit. 1:2; 1 John 5:11-13; Rom. 6:23.
Eternal Life — (Matt. 19:16-30; John 3:1-21; John 6:46,57; Rom. 2:7; Rom. 6:15-23; 1 John 5:1-13; Rev.
21:22-27).
Eternal Life —
– Eternal life is only for those who do God’s will (Matt. 7:21).
– The righteous will receive eternal life (Matt. 25:46).
– Belief in Jesus is required for eternal life (John 3:15-16).
– Evil people will receive eternal punishment (John 5:28-29).
– Jesus came to give life (John 10:10).
– Jesus gives eternal life (John 11:25).
– Jesus is eternal life (John 14:6).
– Eternal life cannot be earned (Eph. 2:8-9).
– Eternal life comes from God (Titus 1:2).
– Eternal life gives us hope (Titus 3:7).
Eternal Security — (John. 10:28-29; 6:37; Rom. 8:38-39-. Heb. 13:5; Eph. 4:30; Phil. 1:6; Psa. 89:20-37.
Eternity — (Job 20:5-9; Psa. 21:4; 30:9; Eccl. 3:11.
Eucharist — (The Lord’s Supper) Matt.26:26-28; Luke 22:19; John 6:35, 51, 53-54, 56-57; 1 Cor. 10:16-
17; 1 Cor. 11:23-29 (See Lord’s Supper, Mass).
Evangelism — (Mark 16:15-16; Rom. 10:8-9; 1 Cor. 6:3-10; Matt.28:19-20).
– We are God’s messengers (Isa. 43:10-11).
– Christians bring light to a spiritually dark world (Matt. 5:14-16).
– Jesus made salvation available to all people (Matt. 9:9-13).
– Be bold in your evangelism (Matt. 10:33).
– Jesus sent his followers to make disciples (Matt. 28:18-20).
– The Holy Spirit gives us power to evangelize (Acts 1:8). (See Preaching; Street Preaching; Gospel;
Soul Winning).
Evil — (Psa. 97:10; Prov. 8:13; Prov. 24:19-20; Isa. 1:16-17; 5:20; Amos 5:14-15; Jonah 3:8; Zec. 7:10;
Matt. 7:17; 15:19-20; Luke 6:45; John 3:19; Rom. 2:9; 12:17; 12:21; Gal. 1:4; Phil. 3:2; 1 Tim. 6:10;

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James 1:13; 1 Peter 3:12; 3 John 1:11 (Destroyed) Nahum 3:19; Mal. 4:1; 1 Cor. 15:24; Col 2:15
(Fighting) Psa. 94:16; Matt. 5:39; 18:10; Luke 6:29-30; James 4:7; 1 John 5:4; Rev. 16:16 (Source)
Gen. 2:9; Ex. 11:3; Deut. 31:16-21; Judges 9:23; 1 Chron. 21:1; Job 2:7; 19:8-12; Psa. 71:20; Eccl.
7:13-14; La 3:38; Amos 9:4; John 9:2; 14:30 (Spirits) 1 Sam. 16:14; 18:10; Matt. 8:31; 8:32; Mark 1:23;
5:13; 9:18; Luke 4:33; 9:39; 11:19; Acts 16:17-18; 19:13; 1 John 4:1; Rev. 16:13 (Used by God) 1 King
22:20-22; Amos 9:4; Hab. 1:6,13; John 14:30; Acts 2:23).
– God will destroy evil people (Job 4:8).
– God helps keep his people from sin (Psa. 19:13).
– God hates people who do evil (Psa. 26:5).
– God permits evil (Rom. 1:24-28).
– God cannot coexist with evil (Gal. 5:16-17).
– Christians should put away evil from their lives (Eph. 4:22).
– There are spiritual forces behind evil (Eph. 6:12).
Example — (John 13:1-17; 1 Cor. 10:1-13; Phil. 2:1-11; 2:14-15; 1 Thes. 1; Heb. 11:4-40; James 5:10-11;
5:16-18; 1 Peter 2:11-12.
Exile — (Isa. 5:13; 2 King 17, 25; 2 Chron. 36.
Exodus — (God’s deliverance) Ex. 4:1-9; 5:1-5; 7:10-10:29; 11:1-12:39; 14:5-29 (God’s motive) Gen.
15:13-16; Deut. 7:8-9; Hos. 11:1.
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Failures — (Judges 14:4; 2 Sam. 11:2-5; Psa. 106:7-43; Matt. 26:75; Mark 14:72; Luke 22:61-62.
Faith — (Heb. 11:1-40; Rom. 1:17; 4:2-5; Luke 17:6: 2 Cor. 5:7; Gal. 2:16; Eph. 2:8-9; James 1:6-7; 2:14-
26 (Abraham’s) Gen. 15:6; Rom. 4:1-3 (Asking for proof) Matt. 12:39; Luke 11:29 (Beginning) Josh.
9:9; 9:25; 2 King 5:17; Matt. 17:20; Luke 17:6 (Childlike), Psa. 22:9-10; Matt. 19:14; Mark 10:14-15
(Cost of), Matt. 10:35-37; Luke 12:51-53; 2 Tim. 3:12 (Defending) Jude 3 (Defined) Heb. 11:1 (During
crisis) Psa. 116:10; Isa. 10:24; Jer. 12:5-6; La 3:21-24; Hab. 2:3; Zep 3:15; Matt. 11:3; 1 Peter 1:7 (In
action), Josh. 2:4-5; Matt. 25:35-36; Luke 17:6; Acts 3:6; Gal. 5:6; 2 Tim. 2:15; Heb. 11:7; James
2:14-24 (Power), John 14:12 (Results) 1 Chron. 11:11; 2 Chron. 27:6; Psa. 106:31; Mark 11:22-24
(Rewarded) Job 22:21-25; Jer. 39:18; Matt. 5:19; 9:22; Mark 5:34-36; Luke 8:48; 2 Cor. 5:10; Eph. 1:3;
2 John 8 (Signs of) Matt. 3:6; Luke 3:3 (Ups and downs) Gen. 26:7; Num. 21:5-6; 1 King 9:20-21; 2
King 13:18-19; 2 Chron. 16:12; 24:18; Psa. 13:1-5; Isa. 54:1-17; Matt. 8:10; Mark 6:51-52; Luke 8:13;
17:5).
– Believing God takes faith (Gen. 15:6).
– Only a small amount of faith is needed (Luke 17:6).
– Faith is needed for salvation (Rom. 3:28).
– Faith puts us in a right relationship with God (Rom. 5:1).
– Faith comes from hearing the Word of God (Rom. 10:17).
– Accept the person who has weak faith (Rom. 14:1).
– Christianity is the only true faith (Eph. 4:5).
– Faith is hoping in what is not seen (Heb. 11:1).
– Faith accompanies obedience to God (Heb. 11:7-12). (See Trust).
Faithfulness — (Gen. 17:10; Neh. 9:8; Job 36:7; Psa. 36:5; 40:10; 88:11; 89:1-2, 5, 8, 24, 33; 92:2; 119:75,
90; 143:1; Isa. 11:5; 25:1; Lam. 3:22-32; Hos. 2:20; Luke 8:18; Gal. 5:16-26; Heb. 3; Rev. 2:8-11.
Falling Away, The — (Luke 18:8; 2 Thes. 2:3-12; 1 Tim. 4:1-3; 2 Tim. 4:3-4; 2 Peter 2:1-3; 1 John 2:18;
4:1 (See Apostasy).
False Accusations — (Job 19:29; 31:35.
False Gods — (Psa. 115:4-8; Isa. 46:1-7; Acts 17:23; 1 Cor. 8:4.
Fame — (Job 29:20; Matt. 23:9.
False Prophets — (Matt. 7:15-20; 24:11, 24; 2 Peter 2:1; 1 John 4:1; Deut. 18:20-22; Rom. 16:17-18; Rev.

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19:20.
Family — (Gen. 2:24; Lev. 20:9; Psa. 127:3-5; Mal. 4:6; Matt. 10:35-37; Mark 10:29; Luke 8:20-21;
12:51-53; 14:26; Acts 16:15 (Blessings) Gen. 24:60; 27:38; 28:4; 48:20; Deut. 33:1; Ruth 4:12; 1 Chron.
5:1; 16:43; 26:10 (Model), Psa. 103:17-18; 1 Cor. 7:14 (Name) Gen. 15:2; 19:31-32; 38:14; Deut.
25:5-9; Job 30:8 (Of God) Eph. 1:5; 1:13 (Christ’s) 2 Sam. 7:16; 1 King 11:36; Psa. 132:12; Matt.
1:1-17; Luke 2:48; 3:23-38; John 7:5).
– The members of a family can teach each other about God (Deut. 6:4-9).
– Do not let sin affect your family life (Psa. 101:2).
– Do not bring trouble to a family (Prov. 11:29).
– Christian faith is of greater importance than family (Luke 12:51-53).
– Christians are members of God’s family (Eph. 2:19).
– Husbands and wives should love each other (Eph. 5:21-33).
– Children should obey their parents (Eph. 6:1).
– Church leaders must have a good family life (1 Tim. 3:4-5).
– Families should take care of each other (1 Tim. 5:3-5). (Parents).
Famine — (Ruth 1:1; 1 King 17; 2 King 6:25-8:2.
Farming — (Gen. 2:15; Prov. 28:19.
Fasting — (Lev. 16:30; 23:27; Deut. 9:18; 1 King 21:9; Isa. 58:3; Joel 1:14; Jonah 3:5-10; Zec. 8:19; Matt.
6:l6-18; 9:14-15; 17:21; Mark 2:18-20; Luke 5:33- 35; Acts 13:2-3; 2 Cor. 6:5; 2 Cor. 11:27.
Faults — (James 5:15; Gal. 6:1-2; John 19:4-6; Matt. 18:15-17; Dan. 6:4; Psa. 19:12-; Gen. 41:9.
Fear — (Psa.27:1; 56:11; 91:1-2; 121:1-8; 140:1-11; Matt. 8:26; Mark 4:40; 5:17; Luke 8:37
(Consequences) Job 31:23 (Of God) Deut. 5:29; Ex. 3:6; Num. 17:12; Deut. 5:5; 2 Chron. 26:5; Job 9:9;
28:28; Psa. 14:5; 19:7-9; 25:14; 103:11; 111:10; Prov. 1:7 15:16; Eccl. 12:13; Jer. 10:7; Rom. 3:18; Rev.
15:4 (Fear of Man) Psa. 118:6; 56:4; 3:6; Prov. 3:24-25; 29:25; Matt. 10:28; Heb. 13:6 (Of death) Isa.
38:10-14 (Of the unknown) Ex. 14:12).
– God will protect us (Gen. 15:1).
– God will not forget us (Gen. 46:3).
– We should fear God (Psa. 25:12).
– Christians do not need to fear anyone (Psa. 27:1).
– God strengthens us (Psa. 46:1-3).
– We do not need to fear darkness or violence (Psa. 91:5).
– We do not need to fear bad news (Psa. 112:7).
– Love drives fear away (1 John 4:18).
Fellowship — (Acts 2:42-47; 4:24-35; 2 Cor. 13:14; Eph. 4:17-5:21; 1 John 1:7.
Fights — (Disputes) 2 Sam. 19:26-27 (Feuds) Est. 3:2-5; Isa. 11:13; Ezek. 35:5; Luke 9:53; Acts 23:9
(Quarrels) Gen. 45:24; Neh. 5:1-5.
Financial Planning — (Prov. 11:25-28; Eccl. 11:2; Luke 12:33-34; 16:8; 16:10-11.
Foolishness — (Psa. 69:5; 107:17; Prov. 1:7; 22:15: 24:9; Mark 7:21-23; Rom. 1:22).
– Being foolish is lacking discernment (Job 5:2).
– Fools do not acknowledge God (Psa. 14:1).
– Fools do not know God (Prov. 1:7).
– Fools invite their own destruction (Prov. 10:14).
– Fools enjoy evil (Prov. 10:23).
– Fools show their annoyance (Prov. 12:16).
– Stay away from foolish people (Prov. 14:7).
– A foolish person rejects discipline (Prov. 15:5).
– Fools return to their folly (Prov. 26:11).
– A foolish person gives in to anger (Prov. 29:11).

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– A foolish person is lazy (Eccl. 4:5).
– The foolishness of God is wiser than man’s wisdom (1 Cor. 1:25). (See Wisdom).
Forgiveness — (Psa. 86:5; Matt. 18:21-22; Mark 11:25-26; Luke 17:3-4; 23:34; Col. 3:13; 1 John 1:9;
(Human) Gen. 33:4; 50:15-21; Luke 15:17-24; 23:34; Acts 7:60; 2 Tim. 4:16; Matt. 18:35; Luke 11:4;
Eph. 4:32; Col 3:13 (God’s) Ex. 34:6-7; Psa. 32:5; 51:1-2,7,9; 103:8,12; Isa. 38:17; 43:25; 44:22; 55:7;
Jer. 31:34; Mark 2:1-11; Luke 24:47; Acts 2:38; 3:19; 10:43; 13:38; 1 John 1:9).
– God forgives our many sins (Psa. 65:3).
– God forgives us because he loves us (Psa. 86:5).
– God makes us as clean as freshly fallen snow (Isa. 1:18).
– God removes our impurities (Ezek. 36:25).
– We must forgive others (Matt. 6:14-15).
– Don’t keep track of how many times you forgive (Matt. 18:21-35).
– Freely forgive others as God has forgiven you (Col. 3:13).
– God will forgive our sins if we confess them (1 John 1:8-9). (See Guilt).
Fornication — (Mark 7:21-23; Acts 15.20, 29; Rom. 13:13; 1 Cor. 6:13-20; 7:2; 1 Thes. 4:3-4; Col. 3:5;
Eph. 5:3; 1 Cor. 7:2; Jude 1:7; Rev. 9:21 (See Adultery).
Fortune Telling — (Lev. 19:31; Deut. 18:10-12, 20-22; Isa. 8:19-22; Isa. 44:24-25; Isa. 47:13-14; Jer. 27:9-
10; 1 Cor. 10:20-21; Gal. 5:20-21; 1 Tim. 4:1-2.
Foul Language —
– Foul language is not fitting for a Christian (Eph. 5:4).
– Our speech reflects our relationship with God (Col. 4:6).
– Our speech should be an example to others (1 Tim. 4:12).
Freedom — (John 8:31-36; Rom. 6; 8:1-17; Gal. 3:8-25; 4:21-5:26).
– Christians are spiritually free (John 8:36).
– Christians are free from sin’s power (Rom. 5:21).
– Christians are free in order to serve others (Gal. 5:1).
Friendship — (1 Sam. 23:16; 2 Sam. 1:26; Prov. 17:17; 24:26; 27:10,17; Eccl. 4:9-12 (With God) Ex.
33:11; 33:12,17; Job 42:2; Psa. 25:14; 119:57; 2 Cor. 5:19).
– Friends can cause great pain (Psa. 55:12-14).
– Friends love during difficult times (Prov. 17:17).
– Faithful friends are not common (Prov. 18:24).
– Friends influence you (Prov. 22:24-25).
– Friendship is marked by sacrifice (John 15:13-15).
– We can be friends with God (James 2:23).
Fruit of the Spirit — (Luke 8:15; John 15:4; 1 Cor. 13:1-3; Gal. 5:16-26.
Fruitfulness — (Prov. 12:12; Psa. 1:3; Matt. 3:10; 7:16-20; John 15:8; Rom. 7:4; Gal. 5:22; Col. 3:10.
Future —
– God has plans for our future (Gen. 12:1-4).
– God will bless our future if we obey him (Deut. 5:29).
– Do not plan your future like evil people do (Jer. 10:2-3).
– God gives us hope for our future (Jer. 31:17).
– God prepares a future for us (1 Cor. 2:9).
—G—
Gay Rights — (Lev. 18:22; Rom. 1:26-27; 1 Cor. 6:9 (See Homosexuality).
Generosity — (Gen. 13:9; Deut. 23:24-25; Prov. 11:25-28; Mal. 3:10; Luke 16:9; 2 Cor. 8:1,7.
Gentleness — (Gal. 5:22; 1 Thes. 2:7; 2 Tim. 2:24; 2 Cor. 10:1; Tit. 3:2; James 3:17; Psa. 18:35.
Giving — (Manner of) 2 Chron. 29:3-9; Mal. 3:10; Matt. 6:1-4; 1 Cor. 16:1-2; 2 Cor. 9:6-15 (Examples
of) Ex. 35:21-29; Num. 7:2-28; Luke 21:1-4; 2 Cor. 8:1-5).

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– God is honored by our gifts (Ex. 35:22).
– Generous giving honors God (Ezra 2:68-69).
– God will reward us for giving to others (Mark 9:41).
– Giving helps others live (Acts 2:44-45).
– We should support Christian workers (Acts 28:10).
– Wealthy people should give generously (1 Tim. 6:17-19).
– God is pleased with our gifts (Heb. 13:16).
– Giving reflects God’s love (1 John 3:17). (See Tithing; Stewardship).
Gloating — (Prov. 17:5 (See Pride; Humility).
Globalism — (Zep. 3:8-9; Matt. 13:40-42: Rev. 13:3, 16-18; 12:9; 16:14; Mic. 4:11-13; Prov. 11:21;
(Example- Babble) Gen. 11:5-9.
Glory — (Ex. 40:34-38; 2 Chron. 7:1-4; Psa. 29, 93, 96; John 1:14-18; 12:20-33; 2 Cor. 3; Rom. 3:10-23.
God — (Gen. 27:35; 28:13; 45:8; Ex. 3:6-15; 4:11; 11:3; Job 16:6; Psa. 118:18; Jer. 51:24; Ezek. 6:14; Hag
1:6,9; Rev. 10:7; (God as creator) Psa. 108:7-9; (God as father) Isa. 64:8; Hos. 11:1,4; Matt. 6:9; Mark
14:36; Acts 17:28-29; Rom. 8:23; (God as teacher) Job 38:21; 40:7; 42:4; Jonah 4:6-7; (God’s anger)
Deut. 1:34; Ezra 10:14; Job 16:9; Psa. 2:12; 76:10; 79:5; Isa. 6:5; 6:9-13; 12:1; 24:14-16; 47:6; Jer. 17:4;
30:22-24; La 2:4-5; Ezek. 5:13; Obad. 10-11; Zec. 1:2,15; Matt. 21:12; Rev. 14:19-20; 15:1; 16:1 (God’s
appearance) Psa. 23:3 (In human form) Gen. 18:10; 32:24,28; 32:30; 48:16; Josh. 5:14; Judges 2:1,4;
6:11,14; Job 36:26; Psa. 13:1; 32:7; 34:9-10; 67:1; Jer. 18:17; Dan. 3:25; Zec. 4:10; Luke 1:46-55;
22:70-71; John 1:1; Heb. 2:17 (Invisible spirit) Gen. 3:8; Deut. 5:4 (Signs) 2 Chron. 5:13-14; Job 38:1;
42:5; Psa. 18:2; 27:1; 35:2; 61:2; 71:3; 84:11; 100:3; Isa. 40:10-11; Ezek. 34:11; Mic. 7:14; John
10:1-15 (God’s call) Jer. 1:5; 20:7-9; Ezek. 3:18; Amos 1:1; Jonah 1:10; Luke 1:15; 2 Cor. 10:12; Gal.
1:1,12; 1:15-20; 1 Tim. 1:18; 2 Tim. 1:6; (God’s care) Ex. 16:31 ; Num. 2:17; 33:49; Deut. 14:23; Ezra
5:5; Job 10:13-14; 29:2; 39:1-30; Psa. 23:3; 127:2; 131:2; 139:5; 145:14-16; Isa. 49:16; Zec. 11:7
(Physical needs) Ex. 16:8; Judges 15:19; Neh. 3:1-32; Luke 6:35; Phil. 4:19; (God’s character) Ex.
34:6-7; 1 Sam. 15:29; 2 Sam. 7:15; 22:27; 1 Chron. 21:15; Neh. 8:9-11; Job 23:13-17; Psa. 7:11;
18:25-26; 33:14-15; 90:11-14; 95:10; 102:25-26; 150:2; Isa. 1:1; 43:25; 54:7; Jer. 14:7; 14:21; 30:22-24;
Ezek. 10:12; 45:13-25; Dan. 7:9; Mic. 7:18-20; Na 1:7; Zec. 4:10; (God’s chosen people) Deut. 4:33;
Est. 4:14; Psa. 16:3; 78:67-68; 108:7-9; Ezek. 36:35-38; Zec. 2:8; Rom. 11:22-32; 2 Thes. 2:13; 1 Peter
1:1; (God’s compassion) Gen. 15:16; John 11:35; (God’s control) Deut. 17:15; Josh. 1:4; Ezra 1:1; Neh.
11:3-19; Est. 4:16; 9:3-4; Job 9:13; Psa. 46:8; 82:6; 103:19; 113:5; Isa. 40:23; 55:11; Jer. 29:13; Ezek.
1:5-6; Dan. 6:26-27; Hab. 2:20; Zec. 5:9; Rom. 9:22-23 (Over evil) Deut. 31:16-21; Josh. 6:21; Judges
9:23; 1 King 15:34; Job 1:12; 2:3; 6:4; 16:10-11; 19:8-12; Hab. 1:6,13; Matt. 6:10; John 14:30; Acts
13:48; 2:23; Rom. 8:28 (Over humanity) Gen. 25:23; 50:20; Ex. 11:3; Num. 23:11,25; Judges 14:4; 1
Sam. 2:25; 19:20; 2 Chron. 10:15; 33:13; Job 3:23; 13:15; 40:8-14; Psa. 33:10; 93:1-5; 118:6; Prov.
16:1-9; Eccl. 3:14; 7:13-14; Isa. 28:11; 53:10; La 5:21; Ezek. 22:30; 38:16; Jonah 1:10; Rom. 4:17;
8:29-30; 9:8-33; Eph. 1:4-5; 1 Tim. 2:4 (Over nations) Gen. 36:31; Deut. 9:4; Josh. 8:3-19; 1 Sam.
8:21-22; 2 King 19:25; 1 Chron. 17:9; 2 Chron. 20:22-23; 28:5; Job 25:3; Psa. 60:8; 108:7-9; Isa. 10:5-6;
33:17-19; Jer. 21:5; 51:24; Matt. 23:37 (Over rulers) Gen. 41:16; Ex. 10:1; 2 King 18:25; 1 Chron. 5:26;
Ezra 7:12-15; Job 34:29-30; Psa. 82:6; Isa. 37:7; 44:28; Jer. 27:6; Ezek. 29:20; Dan. 5:18; (God’s
emotions) (Hate) Mal. 1:2-3 (Jealousy) Hos. 2:13-14; Joel 2:18; Na 1:2; Zec. 8:2 (Joy) Zep 3:17 (Pain)
Isa. 5:1; 63:10; Ezek. 7:22; John 11:35; Eph. 4:30; (God’s faithfulness) Ex. 16:34; Deut. 7:9; Psa. 18:31;
71:9-18; 86:15; La 2:6; 2 Tim. 2:13; Heb. 10:23; (God’s glory) Ex. 24:9-11; Lev. 9:23; 1 King 8:10-13;
2 Chron. 5:13-14; Job 37:21; Psa. 26:8; Ezek. 9:3; John 9:3; 17:1,5; 1 Cor. 11:7; 2 Peter 1:17; (God’s
guidance) Ex. 14:1-4; Psa. 23:4; 25:12; 100:3; Zec. 1:8; John 16:13; Acts 16:6-10; (God’s holiness) Ex.
13:13; 30:20-21; Lev. 11:44; Num. 1:51-53; 4:20; 17:12; 20:12-13; Deut. 4:24; 9:4; Ezek. 25:3-7; 28:25;
40:22,26,34,37; (God’s honor) Num. 14:13-16; Judges 11:23-24; 2 Sam. 12:14; 2 Chron. 2:1; Neh. 2:17;
Job 1:8; Psa. 74:20-23; Isa. 5:15-16; 63:12,14; Jer. 32:20-33; Ezek. 36:20; (God’s house) Ex.

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35:4-37:29; 1 King 8:27,29; 2 Chron. 3:3-17; Psa. 114:2; Isa. 57:15; La 2:1; Ezek. 43:9; Mic. 1:3; Eph.
2:22; (God’s image) Gen. 1:27; 9:6; Deut. 19:13; Job 33:16-17; Psa. 51:4; 103:14; Prov. 19:17; Eccl.
7:29; 1 Cor. 11:7; (God’s judgment/wrath) Num. 33:52-53; Josh. 6:21; 2 King 24:4; Job 20:23-29; Psa.
98:9; Isa. 24:1-6; 26:9-10; 66:15-16; Jer. 9:25-26; Ezek. 7:2; Mal. 4:1; Matt. 11:22; Luke 10:14; Rev.
6:12-17 (compared to fire) Isa. 10:16; 30:27,33; 31:9; 33:11-12; 42:25; Jer. 4:4; 5:14; 7:20; 9:10-12;
15:14; 17:4; 21:12; 48:45; Lam. 2:3-4; Ezek. 19:12-14; 20:45-49; 21:31-32; 22:20-21,31; Hos. 8:14;
Amos 5:6; Obad. 18; Nah. 1:5-6; Zeph. 3:8; Luke 12:49. (God’s law) 2 King 11:12; 22:8; Neh. 8:3; Psa.
78:5-7; 93:5; 119:1-176; Isa. 13:9-11; Matt. 23:23; Rom. 5:20; 6:14; 7:10 (After Christ) Deut. 12:32;
Matt. 8:3; Luke 16:16-17; Rom. 10:4; 1 Cor. 10:3-4; Eph. 2:15 (Keeping) Matt. 5:17-18; Gal. 2:19
(Misuse) Isa. 29:13; Gal. 3:10-14 (Reason for) Lev. 19:18-28; Deut. 30:11; Psa. 11:3; 19:7-9; 107:11;
2 Cor. 3:6; Gal. 3:1-25; 1 Tim. 1:9; (God’s love) Ex. 34:14; Deut. 4:24; 1 Chron. 21:15; Ezra 2:2-61;
Job 19:11; 23:14-15; 25:6; Psa. 5:5; 33:5; 107:33-43; Isa. 59:2; Jer. 12:7-8; Matt. 18:12; Luke 15:3-7;
(God’s name) Gen. 4:26; 17:1; Ex. 3:14; Num. 6:27; Deut. 12:5; Josh. 22:22; Psa. 20:1; 25:11; Jer. 14:7;
Luke 1:31; 2 Peter 1:17; (God’s patience) Isa. 54:7; Jer. 22:2-5; Ezek. 6:14; 14:20; Mic. 3:4; (God’s
presence) (Everywhere) Lev. 15:31; 1 Sam. 16:18; Job 26:6; Psa. 100:4; Ezek. 11:16; Psa. 22:1-2
(Hidden) Job 9:13; 23:8-9; Psa. 10:1; 32:6; Isa. 45:15; Jer. 14:8-9; La 2:1; Dan. 1:2; Hos. 5:6; Mic. 5:2;
John 12:36 (Signs) Gen. 15:17; Ex. 13:21-22; Lev. 6:12-13; Num. 9:15-16; 1 Chron. 13:10,14; Psa.
18:7-15; Isa. 33:14; Jer. 3:16; Amos 4:13; Matt. 27:51; Mark 9:2-3; 15:38 (Within people) Psa. 26:8;
Ezek. 43:9; Matt. 28:20; Col 1:27; Heb. 1:3; (God’s manifestation) Cf. Gen. 16:9-10 & Gen. 16:13; Cf.
Gen. 18:1 & Gen. 18:2, 19:1; Cf. Gen. 21:17 & Gen. 21:18; Cf. Gen. 22:11 & Gen. 22:12; Cf. Gen.
31:11 & Gen. 31:13; Cf. Gen. 32:24 & Gen. 32:20; Hos. 12:4; Cf. Ex. 3:2 & Ex. 3:4,6; Cf. Ex. 24:9 &
Acts 7:38; Judges 2:1-5; Cf. Judges. 6:11 & Judges. 6:14,16; Cf. Judges. 13:3 & Judges. 13:6,22; Jer.
33:16; Ezek. 48:35 (God’s promises) Gen. 22:16-17; Deut. 4:40; Josh. 1:8; 1:9; 2 Chron. 7:14; 7:18;
Neh. 9:15; Psa. 25:6; 89:39; Isa. 54:1-17; 59:21; Jer. 14:21; 2 Cor. 1:20 (Fulfilled) Josh. 14-21; Psa.
138:2; Isa. 40:3-5,9; Jer. 31:33-34; Hab. 2:3; (God’s protection) Deut. 2:7; Psa. 20:1; 37:3-25; 54:7;
57:1; 91:10; 97:10; Mark 16:18; Luke 21:18; John 17:11-12; Rev. 7:2; 11:7 (Using angels) Gen. 32:1-2;
2 King 6:17; Ezek. 9:1-2; (God’s record keeping) Psa. 56:8; 130:3-4; Dan. 7:10; 10:21; Mal. 3:16; Rev.
3:5; 13:8; 20:12; (God’s silence) 1 Sam. 14:37; Job 19:7; 34:29; 42:2; Psa. 10:1; 22:1-2; 74:9; 83:1; Isa.
42:14; (God’s timing) Gen. 40:23; Ex. 12:40; Deut. 4:33; 2 Chron. 33:1-2; 34:27-28; Psa. 70:1,5; Hag
2:6; Luke 21:32; John 2:4; Gal. 4:4; Eph. 1:10; (God’s word) 1 Chron. 28:19 (Direction) Psa. 95:7;
119:11; 119:105; Prov. 14:12; Acts 10:10-20; Eph. 3:5; 5:26 (Love for) Psa. 119:1-176 (Recognize) Ex.
29:42-43; 2 Sam. 2:1; 21:1; 1 Chron. 28:12,19; 2 Chron. 33:10; Dan. 1:17; Jonah 1:1; John 1:1; Acts
10:10-20; 1 Thes. 2:13; Heb. 2:3-4).
– God created everything (Gen. 1:1).
– God is a warrior (Ex. 15:3).
– God is one (Deut. 6:4).
– God is trustworthy (Deut. 7:9).
– God is too great to be described (1 Kings 8:27).
– God is gracious and merciful (Neh. 9:31).
– God is good (Psa. 34:8).
– God helps his people when they are in trouble (Psa. 46:1).
– God is mighty (Psa. 50:1).
– God is our rock (Psa. 62:6).
– God is our hope (Psa. 71:5).
– God is near everyone (Psa. 75:1).
– God is our salvation (Isa. 12:2).
– God is sovereign (Isa. 25:8).
– God is holy (Isa. 29:23).
– Only God is worthy of glory (Isa. 42:8).

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– God is our father (Matt. 6:9).
– God is all-powerful (Luke 1:37).
– God is spirit (John 4:24).
– God is all-knowing (Rom. 11:33).
– God is knowable (Eph. 1:17).
– God is living (1 Tim. 4:10).
– God is King of kings (1 Tim. 6:15).
– God is approachable (James 4:8).
– God is judge (James 4:12).
– God is love (1 John 4:16).
– God is almighty (Rev. 1:8). (See Holy Ghost, Holy Spirit; Trinity).
God’s will — (Accepting) 2 King 20:16-19; Job 1:20; 10:2; 23:2; 41:11; Psa. 37:4; 88:10-12; Isa. 39:5-8
(Asking for signs) Gen. 24:14; 44:5,15; Judges 6:37-40; 1 Sam. 14:10-12; 2 King 20:8-11; Isa. 7:11;
38:7-8 (Changing) Ex. 32:14; Num. 23:19; Deut. 9:19; 1 Sam. 15:29; 2 King 20:5-6; Psa. 106:23; Isa.
38:1-5; Jer. 26:3; Dan. 9:3; Hos. 11:8; Amos 7:3,6; Matt. 6:8 (Resisting) Ex. 9:34; Deut. 2:30; Eccl.
3:14; Isa. 22:14; Jer. 13:23; Luke 8:13; John 12:39; Rom. 1:24,26,28; 2 Thes. 2:11 (Ways to know) Gen.
24:14; Num. 34:13; Judges 7:15; 1 Sam. 6:9; 1 Chron. 14:10,14; Psa. 95:7; Jer. 21:1-2; Ezek. 1:1; Acts
10:10-20; Rom. 12:2; 1 Tim. 4:1).
– God guides us (Psa. 16:7).
– Ask God for guidance (Psa. 25:4-7).
– God will direct you (Psa. 48:14).
– God works everything out for his plan (Prov. 16:4).
– God directs events in our life (Acts 16:6-7).
– God gives wisdom for making decisions (James 1:2-5).
Good Works — (Neh. 13:10; Matt. 25:35-36; Luke 14:12-14; 16:9; Phil. 2:12-13; 3:6-8; Col 1:29; 2 Tim.
2:15; Heb. 4:11; 2 Peter 1:5; 3 John 11.
Gospel — (Matt. 9:35; Luke 16:16; Acts 8:1-4, 12; 28:23, 31; Rom. 1:16-17; 10:15; 15:14-16; 1 Cor. 1:17;
15:1-57; Gal. 1:6-9; Eph. 2:1-10; 6:15; Col 1:3-23; 2 Cor. 11:4).
– Christians should tell others about the gospel (Matt. 28:18-19).
– The gospel’s message is for everyone (Luke 24:46-47).
– People should respond to the gospel with faith (John 1:12).
– The gospel is powerful (Rom. 1:16).
– The gospel of Jesus (1 Cor. 15:1-5).
– Believing the gospel brings a change to life (1 Thes. 1:4-5). (See Preaching; Street Preaching;
Evangelism).
Gossip — (Psa. 64:1-10; Prov. 10:18-21; 16:27; 26:22; 1 Tim. 5:13; Matt. 12:36-37; Tit. 2:8; Col. 4:6;
James 3:1-16; (Bad) Psa. 94:20-23; 122:5; 125:3; Prov. 29:18; Eccl. 8:2-6; 10:6; Acts 4:19; Rom.
13:1-7; Titus 3:1-2 (See Slander).
– Do not gossip (Ex. 23:1).
– Be careful not to slander (Leviticus 19:16).
– Gossiping betrays confidence (Prov. 11:13).
– Gossip separates friends (Prov. 16:28).
– Gossip prolongs tension between people (Prov. 26:20).
– Gossip is attractive (Prov. 26:22).
– People who gossip are wicked (Rom. 1:29).
– Gossip should have no place among Christians (1 Tim. 5:13).
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– God gives authority to those in government (Rom. 13:1).
– Christians should obey the government (Titus 3:1).
Grace — (Gen. 6:8; 48:20; Ex. 6:14-27; 1 King 8:58; Psa. 84:11; Isa. 26:9-10; Jer. 12:14-16; Ezek. 36:26;
Jonah 3:10; Luke 17:7-10; John 1:14; Acts 4:12; 15:11; Rom. 6:14-18; 11:5-6; 2 Cor. 8:1, 7; 9:8; Eph.
2:8-9; 4:7; Titus 2:11 (Overcomes sin) Gen. 4:7; Ex. 33:12; 2 Sam. 12:13; Isa. 65:1; Amos 4:11; Rom.
3:8; 5:18-19).
– God is full of grace (Ex. 34:6).
– God is slow to become angry (Psa. 86:15).
– God’s grace makes salvation possible (Eph. 1:7-8).
– God accepts us by his grace (Eph. 2:8-9).
– God’s grace gives us hope (1 Peter 1:13). (See Works).
Great Tribulation — (Rev. 7:14; 6:1-19:21; Dan. 9:27; Matt. 24:15-21; Deut. 4:30; Jer. 30:7; 1 Thes. 5:9.
Greed — (Deut. 8:18; Num. 11:33; 2 Sam. 12:8; 1 King 20:34; 1 Chron. 29:12; Psa. 62:10; Psa. 119:36;
Prov. 13:11; Prov. 19:4; Eccl. 5:10; Ezek. 28:5; Mic. 2:1-2; Hab. 2:5; Matt. 6:3-4; Matt. 6:19, 21; Luke
6:24; 12:15-21; Luke 19:26; Acts 8:20; 1 Tim. 3:2-3; 1 Tim. 6:9-10; Heb. 13:5; James 1:11; 5:1-3).
– Greed creates disagreement (Prov. 28:25).
– The Pharisees had greedy hearts (Matt. 23:25).
– Christians should avoid being greedy (Eph. 5:3).
– People full of greed will not enter heaven (Eph. 5:5).
– Leaders of the church must not be greedy (Titus 1:7).
Grief — (Lev. 10:6; Deut. 34:8; Josh. 7:6-10; 2 Sam. 13:19; Est. 4:1-2; Ezek. 27:30).
– Friends should comfort each other (Job 2:12-13).
– God comforts us in our darkest times (Job 35:9-10).
– God comforts us (Isa. 40).
– God promises to comfort those who grieve (Matt. 5:4).
– God’s Holy Spirit is our Comforter (John 14:16).
– Jesus has overcome the world’s troubles (John 16:33).
– The Holy Spirit comforts us (Acts 9:31).
– The Bible comforts us (Rom. 15:4).
– God comforts those who grieve (2 Cor. 1:3-11).
– All grief will end (Rev. 21:3-4). (See Bereavement, Sorrow).
Growth (Spiritual) — (Eph.3:17-19; Col.1:9-11; 3:16; 1 Tim.4:15; 2 Tim.2:15; 1 Peter 2:2; 2 Peter 1:5-8;
3:18.
Grudges — (2 Sam. 14:24; Psa. 95:10.
Guidance —
– Ask God to give you guidance (Psa. 25:4-5).
– God will guide you (Psa. 32:8).
– The Bible gives us guidance (Psa. 119:133).
– God directs your path when you trust him (Prov. 3:5-6).
Guilt — (Gen. 44:16; Ex. 20:24; Lev. 4:2; 16:20-22; Deut. 28:65; Job 25:4; Psa. 32:5; Psa. 51; Isa. 6:6-7;
Rom. 1:20; 3:19, 23; Matt. 11:28-29; 1 John 1:9).
– Guilt causes us to hide from God (Gen. 3:7-11).
– Ask God to forgive hidden sins (Psa. 19:12-13).
– God forgives sins and removes guilt (Psa. 32:5).
– God can cleanse us from all sin (Psa. 51:2).
– All people are guilty of sin (Rom. 3:9-12).
– Jesus Christ takes away all guilt (Rom. 3:23-24).
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Happiness — (Gen.; Job 8:20-21; Psa. 51:8; Psa. 98:4-8; Psa. 100:1-2; Prov. 10:28; Prov. 15:13, 15; 17:22;
Eccl. 2:26; Eccl. 3:12-13; Eccl. 7:3, 14; Eccl. 9:7; Isa. 12:3; Luke 6:22-23; John 15:10-11; John 16:22,
33; Acts 17:18; Rom. 12:15; Phil. 4:4; Col. 1:11; 1 Thes. 5:16-17; 1 Peter 1:8 (See Joy).
Hate — (Deut. 5:9; Psa. 31:6; 34:21; 97:10; 119:104; 139:21-22; Prov. 6:16-19; 8:13; 1 John 2:9; 4:20;
Rev. 2:6).
– Hatred causes trouble (Prov. 10:12).
– Followers of Jesus will be hated (Matt. 10:22).
– Many in the world hate Jesus (John 15:18).
– Christians should hate evil (Rom. 12:9).
– All people are equal in Christ (Gal. 3:28-29).
– Christians need to get rid of their own hatred (Col. 3:8). (See Love).
Head of Christ Is God — (Matt. 20:23; 24:36; John 5:30; 8:28; 14:28; 20:17; Rom. 15:6; 1 Cor. 3:23; 11:3;
15:24-28; 2 Cor. 1:3; 11:31; 1 Peter 1:3.
Healing — (By God) Num. 21:8; Matt. 9:22; Mark 5:34-36; 6:13; Luke 4:39; 8:48; Acts 5:15; James
5:15-16 (Relationships) Gen. 42:7; Mark 9:12.
Heart — (1 Sam. 16:1-13; Psa. 51; Prov. 4:23; Jer. 17:9-10; Matt. 12:33-37).
– Love God with all of your heart (Deut. 6:5).
– Our heart can have confidence (Psa. 27:3).
– God will not despise a repentant heart (Psa. 51:17).
– Guard your heart (Prov. 4:23).
– Those who have pure hearts will See God (Matt. 5:8).
– Words and actions begin in the heart (Luke 6:45).
Heaven — (Job 36:7; Isa. 66:1; Matt. 5:34; 6:20-21; Matt. 22:30; Mark 12:25; John 14:2; Col. 3:2; Eph.
2:6; 3:15; 4:10; 2 Cor. 12:1-4; 1 Thes. 4:14,1 6; Heb. 1:3; Rev. 4:1; 13:6; 21:16).
– Death will not exist in heaven (Isa. 25:8).
– Only righteous people will enter heaven (Matt. 5:17-20).
– Few people will enter heaven (Matt. 7:13-14).
– Jesus is preparing heaven for his followers (John 14:2-3).
– Our lives will not be complete until we enter heaven (2 Cor. 5:2).
– Heaven is much better than earth (Phil. 1:23).
– Christians should look forward to heaven (Col. 3:1-5).
– Heaven is the home of righteousness (2 Peter 3:13).
– God is the focus of attention in heaven (Rev. 7:17).
– There will not be any sadness in heaven (Rev. 21:4).
– People in heaven will walk with God (Rev. 22:5). (See Hell).
Hell — (Deut. 32:22; Psa. 9:17; Isa. 66:24; Matt. 5:22; Mark 9:42-48; Luke 16:23; 66:24; Phil. 2:10; 1 Thes.
4:14, 16; 2 Peter 2:4; Rev. 14:10-11; 19:20; 20:13-15).
– God will deliver his children from hell (Psa. 86:13).
– Hell is a place of weeping (Matt. 8:12).
– Hell was prepared for Satan and demons (Matt. 25:41).
– Wicked people will receive punishment (Rom. 1:18-20).
– God will punish those who do not turn from their sin (2 Peter 2:4-9).
– Hell is a place of eternal fire (Jude 1:7).
– God will send to hell those who do not believe in him (Rev. 21:8). (See Heaven).
Heresy — (1 Cor. 11:19; Tit. 3:10; Matt. 7:15; Gal. 5:20; 2 Peter 2:1; Acts 20:29; Rom. 16:17-18.
Holiness — (reasons for) Lev. 11:44-45; 14:53; 19:2; Job 12:4; John 17:17,19; Rom. 1:4; 3:8; 1 Thes.
4:3-12; 2 Tim. 1:9; Heb. 12:14; 1 Peter 1:15 (Personal) Lev. 5:2; 11:4-41; 2 Cor. 7:1 (Priestly) Lev.
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Holy —
– God is known for his holiness (Psa. 93:5).
– God cannot tolerate sin (Isa. 59:2).
– God uses his Word to make us holy (John 17:17).
– Christians should try to be holy (1 Peter 1:15).
– God is worthy of praise because he is holy (Rev. 4:8).
Holy Ghost — (Eph. 4:30; John 14:16-26; 15:26; 16:13; Rom. 14:17; Heb. 9:14; 2 Cor. 1:22 (See God,
Holy Spirit, Trinity).
Holy Spirit — (Gen. 1:2; Matt. 7:7-8; Mark 1:8; 3:29; John 14:16,26; 16:13; 16:8; Acts 19:2; Rom. 1:4;
1 Cor. 2:13; Eph. 4:30; 1 Thes. 5:19; 1 Peter 1:15 (Filling) Eph. 5:18 (Fruit) Luke 8:15; Gal. 5:22-26;
Heb. 12:14 (Gifts) Acts 21:9; Rom. 12:6; 1 Cor. 12:1-31; 14:2-4; 14:20-25 (Praying) Rom. 8:27; Eph.
6:18; Jude 20).
– The Holy Spirit was involved in Creation (Gen. 1:2).
– The Holy Spirit empowers leaders (Judges 3:10).
– The Holy Spirit teaches us (John 14:26).
– The Holy Spirit guides us (John 16:13).
– The Holy Spirit empowers us to be witnesses (Acts 1:8).
– The Holy Spirit lives within us (Rom. 8:11).
– The Holy Spirit sanctifies us (Rom. 15:16).
– The Holy Spirit opens our spiritual eyes (1 Cor. 2:10).
– The Holy Spirit is involved in salvation (Titus 3:5). (See God, Holy Ghost, Trinity).
Homosexuality — (Lev. 18:22; 20:13; Rom. 1:21-32; 1 Cor. 6:9; Judges 19:22-23; Gen. 19:5-7; Deut.
23:17).
– God finds homosexual behavior detestable (Leviticus 18:22).
– God will judge those who practice homosexual behavior (Rom. 1:18-32).
– Homosexual behavior has no place among Christians (1 Cor. 6:9-10). (See Gay Rights, Incest, Sex).
Honesty — (Prov. 24:26; Rom. 12:17; 13:13; Acts 6:3; 2 Cor. 8:21; Phil. 4:8; 1 Peter 2:12; Heb. 13:18; 1
Thes. 4:11-12).
– Honesty is commanded by God (Ex. 20:16).
– Only honest people can worship God (Psa. 24:3-4).
– God is truth and desires truth (Psa. 51:6).
– God hates lies (Prov. 6:16-17).
– Be honest (Prov. 19:1).
– Christians should be known by their honesty (Matt. 5:37).
– Lies make someone unclean before God (Matt. 15:18-20).
– Christians should put away dishonesty from their lives (Eph. 4:25). (See Dishonesty).
Hope — (Job 17:15; Psa. 42:5,11; 130:7; Isa. 8:9-10; 40:31; Lam. 3:21-24; Mic. 7:8; Zec. 9:12; 1 Peter
1:13).
– God gives hope to the needy (Psa. 9:18).
– Hope gives us confidence (Psa. 25:3).
– The Bible gives us hope (Psa. 119:43).
– Christians always have hope (Rom. 8:28).
– Hope comes from the Holy Spirit (Rom. 15:13).
– Jesus’ resurrection gives us hope (1 Cor. 6:14).
– We have hope in Jesus (1 Cor. 15:19).
– We have confidence of eternal life (Titus 1:1-2). (See Belief, Doubt, Unbelief).
Hospitality — (Gen. 18:4-5; 19:2; 19:8; 24:20; Lev. 3:1; Judges 19:5-10; 1 Sam. 25:8; 2 Sam. 9:7; Psa.
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– Christians should take care of those in need (Matt. 25:34-40).
– Hospitality brings heavenly reward (Mark 9:41).
– Christians should be hospitable (Rom. 12:13).
– Christians should be hospitable to people they do not know well (Heb. 13:2).
– Be cheerful about being hospitable (1 Peter 4:9-11).
– Hospitality reflects God’s love (3 John 1:5-8).
Human — (nature) Gen. 8:21; Josh. 4:14; Psa. 53:3; Eccl. 1:9-10; Isa. 64:6; Jer. 24:7; 43:2; Zec. 10:2;
Mark 9:33-37; Luke 9:48; Acts 15:39 (Corrupt) Job 25:4; Psa. 146:3-4; Rom. 7:5-8; Eph. 4:22; Col 3:5
(Sacrifice) Gen. 22:2; Lev. 18:21; Deut. 12:31; 2 King 3:27; 16:3; 21:16; Jer. 19:5; Hos. 13:2.
Humility — (1 Sam. 15:22; 2 King 17:14; Psa. 25:9; 131:1-2; Prov. 15:33; 22:4 30:2-3; Rom. 12:3; Matt.
18:3; Mark 9:33-37; Luke 2:9-12; 9:48; 14:11; John 13:14-15; James 4:6, 10; 1 Peter 5:6; Col. 3:12).
– God humbles us for our own good (Deut. 8:16).
– God hears the prayers of the humble (2 Chron. 7:14).
– God saves those who are humble (Psa. 18:27).
– God preserves the lives of humble people (Psa. 147:6).
– Those who are humble become wise (Prov. 11:2).
– God cares for the humble (Isa. 66:2).
– God will exalt the humble (Luke 18:14).
– Be humble in dealing with others (Phil. 2:1-11).
– Humble yourself before God (James 4:10). (See Pride; Egotism).
Hunger and Thirst — (spiritual) Deut. 8:3; Amos 8:11-12; Isa. 55:1-3; Matt. 4:4; 5:6; John 4:13-14;
6:35,48-58; 7:37-38; 1 Cor. 10:16.
Hypocrisy — (Job 13:16; 25:4-5; Psa. 26:4-5; 66:18; Prov. 15:8; Isa. 5:18-19; Jer. 17:10; 42:20; Amos
5:21-23; Matt. 6:5, 16; 7:4-5; Matt. 23:15, 33; Mark 7:6, 11; Luke 12:1; John 8:7; Acts 5:5,10; 1 Tim.
4:2).
– Do not associate with hypocrites (Psa. 26:4).
– God hates hypocrisy in worship (Isa. 29:13).
– Hypocrites pretend to be devoted to God (Ezek. 33:31-32).
– God finds hypocrites repulsive (Matt. 23:27-28).
– Beware of hypocrisy in your life (Luke 12:1-2).
– God will punish hypocrisy (Luke 20:46-47).
– Hypocrites are worthless (Titus 1:16).
– Get rid of hypocrisy (1 Peter 2:1).
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Idleness — (Prov. 18:9; 24:30-31; Eccl. 10:18; Matt. 25:26; Rom. 12:11; 2 Thes 3:11; Heb. 6:12 (See
Action, Laziness).
Idolatry — (Lev. 19:4; Deut. 32:17; Judges 16:23; 2 King 8:18; Psa. 115:4-8; Isa. 44:16-17; Jer. 23:9-14;
Ezek. 14:1-9; 1 Cor. 10:14; Gal. 5:19-21: 1 Sam. 15:23; Col. 3:5; (Political reasons), 2 King 10:29; Jer.
44:8; (Punished) 1 King 11:10-12; 2 King 21:11-15; 2 Chron. 10:14-16; La 1:8; 1 Cor. 6:9-10; (Results)
2 Chron. 27:2; Psa. 115:8; Isa. 65:5; Jer. 17:1; Amos 2:4; 9:4; (Destruction) 2 Chron. 15:16; Psa.
115:4-7; (God’s power over), Judges 18:17; 1 Sam. 5:6; 2 Chron. 25:14; Isa. 41:7; 43:10; 46:1;
(Modern) Psa. 97:7; Hos. 4:12).
– We should have no other gods (Ex. 20:3).
– Do not be devoted to anyone or anything more than God (Deut. 4:23).
– Devote your heart to God (Joshua 24:14).
– Look to God for your security (Judges 10:13-16).
– We give in to idolatry when we forget God (Psa. 106:19-22).
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– Christians cannot serve both God and the things of this world (Luke 16:13). (See Worship).
Illness — (2 King 5:1; 7:3; 2 Chron. 16:12; 21:15; Job 2:7-8; Psa. 38:3; 103:3.
Image of God — (Gen. 1:26-28; 5:1; 9:6; Ex. 20:4; Psa. 8:6-8; John 1:18; 12:45; 14:9; Acts 17:29; 1 Cor.
11:7; 2 Cor. 4:4; Col 1:15; Heb. 1:3; James 3:9.
Immorality —
– Compromises can lead to immorality (Judges 3:1-11).
– Stay away from immoral Christians (1 Cor. 5:9-11).
– Practicing immorality treats God lightly (1 Cor. 6:19-20).
– Immorality should have no place among Christians (Eph. 4:17-19).
Imputed Righteousness — (Rom. 4:5-8; Psa. 32:1-2; Mic. 6:5 with Num. 23:21-24; 2 Cor. 5:21; Rom.
5:18-19; Phil. 3:9.
Incarnation — (Matt. 1:18-25; Luke 1-2; John 1:1-18.
Incest — (Gen. 4:17; 19:31-32; 35:22; Lev. 20:17; Deut. 27:22; 2 Sam. 13:13; Amos 2:7 (See Sex).
Infertility — (Gen. 16:2; 25:2; 29:31; Num. 5:28; 1 Sam. 1:5; Psa. 113:7-9.
Injustice — (Job 24:1-12; Psa. 140:12; Eccl. 8:14; Amos 2:6-8; Mic. 3:1-3.
In-laws — (Gen. 26:35; 31:2.
Inspiration of Scripture — (2 Tim. 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21; Heb. 4:12; 2 Sam. 23:2; Acts 28:25; 1 Thes.
2:13; Luke 1:70.
Instinct — (Psa. 40:4; Psa. 118:8-9; Prov. 3:5; Prov. 11:28; Prov. 28:26; Jer. 17:5.
Insult —
– Respond properly to an insult (Prov. 12:16).
– God will bless Christians who are insulted because of their faith (Luke 6:22).
– Do not insult others (1 Peter 3:9).
Integrity — (Ex. 8:28-32; Lev. 19:36; Deut. 25:15; 1 King 9:4-5; Psa. 25:21; Prov. 2:7; 10:9; 11:3;
16:11-13; 20:7; 28:6; Titus 2:7).
– Leaders should have integrity (Psa. 78:72).
– Integrity takes effort (Psa. 101:3-8).
– Leaders in the church should be full of integrity (Titus 1:7).
– Maintain integrity in teaching others (Titus 2:7).
Intimidation —
– God can help us overcome intimidation (Gen. 15:1).
– God does not forget us when we are intimidated (Gen. 46:3).
– We do not need to fear anyone (Psa. 27:1).
– God empowers us (Psa. 46:1-3).
– We do not need to be intimidated (Psa. 112:7-8).
– Jesus’ strength can give us courage (John 16:33).
– God will help us be bold (Acts 4:31).
– Be on your guard against intimidation (1 Cor. 16:13).
– Pray for courage (Eph. 6:19-20).
– Christians can pray without being intimidated (Heb. 4:16).
Intercession — (Gen. 18:23-32; 1 King 8:33-51; Ezra 9:5-15; Dan. 9:3-19; John 17; Rom. 8:26-27.
Israel — (Gen. 32:28; Num. 26:51; Jer. 31:36; Isa. 11:11-12; 43:1-7; 46:13; 48:12; Acts 15:16-17; Rom.
11:25-28 (The regathering of) Isa. 11:10-16; 43:1-7; Jer. 3:14-18; 16:14-15; 23:5-8; Ezek. 34:11-31;
36:22-38; 37:1-21; Amos 9:11-15; Zeph. 3:16-20.
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Jealousy — (Lev. 19:18; Prov. 6:34-35; Prov. 27:4; Eccl. 4:4; Song of Solomon 8:6; Rom. 13:13; 1 Cor.
3:3-4; James 3:14-16; Gen. 21:6; Job 8:20-21; Psa. 51:8; Psa. 98:4-8; Psa. 100:1-2; Prov. 10:28; Prov.
15:13, 15; Prov. 17:22; Eccl. 2:26; Eccl. 3:12-13; Eccl. 7:14; Eccl. 9:7; Isa. 12:3; Luke 6:22-23; John

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15:10-11; John 16:22; John 16:33; Rom. 12:15; Phil. 4:4; Col. 1:11; 1 Thes. 5:16-17; 1 Peter 1:8;
(Character Profile) Gen. 43:34; Num. 12:1; 16:3; 1 Sam. 18:12; Psa. 73:22; Eccl. 4:4-6; Luke
15:25-32).
– God doesn’t want to share our devotion (Deut. 4:24).
– Jealousy can destroy someone (Job 5:2).
– Do not envy those who do wrong (Psa. 37:1).
– Do not be jealous of wicked people (Psa. 73:2-3).
– Jealousy steals away peace (Prov. 14:30).
– Jealousy is a powerful enemy (Prov. 27:4).
– Jealousy is foolish (Eccl. 4:4).
– Jealousy can cause rash behavior (Acts 7:9).
– We should not be jealous of other Christians (Gal. 5:26).
– Jealousy has no place in a Christian’s life (Titus 3:3-5). (See Envy).
Jesus Christ — (Divinity) John 5:18; 6:46; (Enemies) Luke 5:17; Heb. 10:13; (Glory) Matt. 17:2; Mark
9:2-3; John 17:1; (Humanity) Matt. 4:3-11; 26:38-39; Mark 13:32; 14:33-35; Luke 4:3-13; 22:42-44;
Rom. 8:29; Heb. 2:6-8; 4:15; 1 John 5:6; 2 John 7; (Humility) Phil. 2:6-7; (Power) Matt. 14:25; Mark
3:22; 5:11-13; 5:25-29; 6:48; Luke 5:17; 8:46; John 6:19; 1 Cor. 15:28; Rev. 9:17-19; (Prayers) Matt.
14:23; Mark 6:46; Heb. 8:2; (Purpose) Luke 13:32; Heb. 5:5; (Reign) Zec. 14:9; Eph. 1:10; 1:20; 4:10;
Phil. 2:10; Rev. 11:15-17; 19:6; (Second coming) Isa. 35:1-2; Jer. 23:5-8; Hos. 14:5-7; Matt. 24:29;
Mark 13:24; Luke 17:22-37; Acts 1:11; Rom. 13:11-12; 1 Thes. 4:15; 2 Thes. 2:3-12; 2 Peter 3:12; Rev.
22:6).
– Jesus is all-powerful (Isa. 9:6).
– Jesus has authority over demons (Mark 1:27).
– Jesus is the Son of God (Luke 1:35).
– Jesus is God (John 1:1-5).
– Jesus is the Messiah (John 4:25-26).
– Jesus is the Judge (John 5:22).
– Jesus gives life (John 10:10).
– Jesus is the Good Shepherd (John 10:11).
– Jesus is the only way to God (John 14:6).
– Jesus is the author of life (Acts 3:15).
– Jesus is the wisdom of God (1 Cor. 1:21-24).
– Jesus is the head of the church (Eph. 5:23).
– Jesus is the highest authority (Phil. 2:9-10).
– Jesus is the Creator (Col. 1:15-16).
– Jesus is faithful (2 Tim. 2:13).
– Jesus is coming again (Titus 2:13).
– Jesus is sinless (Heb. 4:15).
– Jesus is holy (Heb. 7:26).
– Jesus is the King of the ages (Rev. 15:3).
– Jesus is the Lamb of God (Rev. 21:22). (See God, Holy Ghost, Holy Spirit, Trinity).
Jobs — (Attitude towards) (Prov. 18:9; 24:30-34; 28:19; 2 Thes. 3:10). (See Work).
Joy — (Neh. 8:10; Psa. 28:7; 51:12; 100:2; 126:5; Isa. 12; 35; Matt. 5:1-12; Luke 15; John 13:1-17; 15:11;
1 Thes. 2:19-20; Gal. 5:16-26; Phil. 4:4; Col 1:24; James 1:2-18; 1 Peter 1:1-9; 4:12-19 (See Happiness).
Judging — (Matt. 7:1-5. John 7:24; 1 Cor. 2:15; Mal. 3:18; 1 Thes. 5:21; 1 John 4:1; Prov. 21:3; (others)
Luke 13:3-5; John 5:22; 8:7; Acts 10:4; Rom. 14:1; 1 Cor. 4:3; James 2:13).
Judgment — (Attitude about) Matt. 7:1-5; 19:28; Luke 22:30; Rom. 14:1-4; (day) Isa. 13:10; Joel 2:30-32;
Rom. 14:10; Heb. 10:25; (Final) Rev. 20:11-15; Rom. 2:16; Acts 17:31; Dan. 7:9-10; Eccl. 12:14; Matt.

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12:36; 1 Cor. 6:3; (God’s) Gen. 18:26; Deut. 32:4; Job 34:10; Psa. 94:2; John 5:22; Acts 10:42; 2 Thes.
1:5; 2 Tim. 4:1.
– God is able to judge (Job 34:23).
– God is the ultimate authority (Psa. 9:7).
– God will judge all people (Eccl. 3:17).
– God will judge people for their actions (Eccl. 11:9).
– God will judge everything done in secret (Eccl. 12:14).
– God will rule that wicked people are guilty (Mal. 3:5).
– God will judge the words we speak (Matt. 12:36).
– God does not judge by appearances (John 7:21-24).
– God will judge Christians (Rom. 14:10).
– God will judge Christians for their actions (2 Cor. 5:10).
– God will judge all people (Heb. 9:27).
– People whose names are in God’s Book of Life will enter heaven (Rev. 20:11-15).
Judgment Seat of Christ — (Matt.6:2-4; 10:42; 25:14-30; Luke 19:11-27; Rom. 14:10-12; 2 Cor. 5:10;
John 5:10, 22; 1 Cor. 3:11-15; 11 John 1:8: 2 Tim. 4:8).
Justice — (Lev. 24:20; 2 Chron. 19:4-5; Job 24:18; Psa. 122:5; Ezek. 38:22-23; (Delayed) Job 27:1-2;
34:19; 36:6; 36:9-11; Isa. 11:4-5; (God’s) Num. 14:20-35; Deut. 28:58-59; 28:63; Job 1:13-19; Psa.
78:34; Eccl. 3:17; Jer. 12:1; Ezek. 14:22-23; Na 2:13; Zep 3:5).
– Justice should not be influenced by a crowd (Ex. 23:2).
– Protect the poor (Ex. 23:6).
– Do not hold back justice (Deut. 27:19).
– God loves justice (Psa. 11:7).
– Jesus’ death was justice for sin (Rom. 3:25-26).
Justification — (Job 25:4; Luke 18:13-14; Acts 13:39; Rom. 3:24-28; 5:1-9; 8:30; Gal. 2:16: 1 Cor. 6:11).
(See Atonement, Sanctification).
—K—
Kindness — (Gen. 32:10; 39:21; Ruth 2:20; 1 King 3:6; Ezra 9:9; Job 10:12; Psa. 141:5; Prov. 31:26; Isa.
54:8; Hos. 11:4; Acts 14:17; Rom. 12:10; Gal. 5:16-26; Eph. 2:7; Col. 3:12; Eph. 4:32; Titus 3:4 2 Peter
1:5-7).
– Christians should be kind to each other (Eph. 4:32).
– Be kind to people who treat you wrongly (1 Thes. 5:15).
– Choose to be kind rather than to argue (2 Tim. 2:24).
– Being kind takes effort (2 Peter 1:5-7).
Kingdom of God/Heaven — (1 Chron. 17:9; Jer. 3:14-16; Matt. 4:17; 5:3-10; 13:24; Luke 3:4-6; 16:16;
17:20-21).
– Past (Ex. 19:5-6; 1 Sam. 8:7; 12:12; 1 Chron. 28:5; 29:23; 2 Chron. 9:8; 13:8).
– Overturned (Ezek. 21:25-27; Hos. 3:4-5).
– Future (Psa. 2:6-9; 22:27-28; Isa. 2:2-4; 4:4-6; 9:6-7; 11:1-10; 24:23; 25:6-8; 35:3-10; 60:1-21; 61:11;
62:6-7; 65:17-25; 66:18-23; Jer. 3:16-18; 23:5-6; 33:15-16; Ezek. 34:22-26; 37:21-28; Dan. 2:44,
7:13-14,27; Mic. 4:1-7; Hab. 2:14; Zech. 8:20-23; 9:9-10; 14:6-9,17-18; Mat. 5:5, 6:10 Luke
1:31-33; 22:28-29; Acts 1:3,6; 1 Cor. 6:2; 2 Tim. 2:12; Rev. 2:26-27; 5:9-10; 11:15; 20:6).
– You must turn from sin before you can enter God’s Kingdom (Matt. 3:1-2).
– Jesus describes members of God’s Kingdom (Matt. 5:1-19).
– Obeying God’s commands yields great rewards in his Kingdom (Matt. 5:19).
– Only righteous people will enter God’s Kingdom (Matt. 5:20).
– God’s Kingdom is open to those who do his will (Matt. 7:21).
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– Entering God’s Kingdom costs someone everything (Matt. 13:44-45).
– God’s Kingdom is reserved for the humble (Matt. 18:2-3).
– No one deserves God’s Kingdom (Matt. 18:23-35).
– God’s Kingdom is within our hearts (Luke 17:20-21).
– God’s Kingdom will fully arrive in the future (Luke 21:25-31).
– Only those who are spiritually reborn can enter God’s Kingdom (John 3:3).
– Entering God’s Kingdom is not easy (Acts 14:22).
– Christians should tell others about the Kingdom of God (Acts 28:31).
– God’s Kingdom affects our lives (Rom. 14:17).
– God’s Kingdom is powerful (1 Cor. 4:20).
– No immoral person will be allowed into God’s Kingdom (Eph. 5:5).
– Christians are members of God’s Kingdom (Col. 1:13).
– Christians’ lives should reflect their membership in God’s Kingdom (1 Thes. 2:12).
– God calls people into his Kingdom (1 Thes. 2:12).
– God’s Kingdom cannot be shaken (Heb. 12:28).
– God’s Kingdom will one day be fully consummated (Rev. 11:15).
Kings — (Deut. 17:15; 1 Sam. 8:5-9; 10:24; 1 King 12:16; 2 King 11:12; 23:34; 25:30; 2 Chron. 25:2;
Ezek. 28:2; Dan. 3:13-14).
—L—
Last Days — (Isa. 2:2; 24:18-20; Joel 2:30-32; Mic. 4:1; Acts 2:19-20; 1 Cor. 7:29; 2 Thes. 2:2; 2 Tim. 3:1;
Heb. 9:26; 1 Peter 4:7 (Signs of the) Dan. 12:4; Luke 17:26-29; 21:25-26; 2 Tim. 3:1-4; 2 Peter 3:3-4).
(See Rapture, Second Coming).
Laziness — (Prov. 6:6-11; 20:13; 24:30-24; 10:4-5; 28:19; Eccl. 10:18; Eph. 4:28; Rom. 12:11; 2 Thes.
3:6-13; Heb. 6:12).
– Laziness can ruin you (Prov. 6:6-11).
– Laziness can make you poor (Prov. 10:4-5).
– Lazy people work for others (Prov. 12:24).
– Lazy people make excuses (Prov. 22:13).
– Lazy people oversleep (Prov. 26:14).
– Encourage lazy people to work (1 Thes. 5:14).
– Lazy people should not be allowed to be freeloaders (2 Thes. 3:10). (See Action; Idleness).
Leaders — (Ability) Judges 6:25; 12:8-11, 13; 13:25; 14:6; 1 Sam. 10:9-11; 11:6; 2 King 2:9; Isa. 45:1;
(Choosing) Gen. 49:10-12; Ex. 6:14-27; Deut. 16:18; 31:3; Judges 11:4-6; 1 Chron. 5:2; 12:2; Isa. 3:6;
Hos. 8:4; 1 Tim. 3:2-7; 5:24-25; (Preparation) Ex. 17:9; Deut. 34:9; 1 King 3:7; 19:19; Prov. 30:21-23;
(Responsibility) Jer. 23:1; Ezek. 44:20-23; Mal. 2:3; James 3:1; (Wicked) Job 34:29-30; Ezek. 11:3;
Hos. 4:4-9; Mic. 3:1-12; Zep 3:1-4; Mal. 2:1-9).
– Leaders should be trustworthy (Ex. 18:21).
– Leaders look out for the people’s best interests (Numbers 27:16-17).
– Leaders should represent God in their decisions (2 Chron. 19:5-7).
– Leaders should receive advice (Prov. 11:14).
– Leaders must serve others (Matt. 20:26-28).
– Leaders should sacrifice for others (John 10:11).
– Leaders should be obeyed (Rom. 13:1-4).
– Leaders give an account to God for their actions (Heb. 13:17). (See Bishop, Elder, Pastor).
Life —
– Life comes from God (Gen. 2:7).
– God carefully creates each person (Psa. 139:13-14).
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– God plans the lives of people before they are born (Jer. 1:5).
– People must be reborn spiritually to enter heaven (John 3:3).
– Jesus came to give abundant life (John 10:10).
– We should live lives worthy of our Christian calling (Eph. 4:1).
– Christ is the reason for life (Phil. 1:21).
– Our lives should honor God (Col. 3:17).
Life after Death — (Old Testament) Num. 20:24; 1 Sam. 28:19; 2 Sam. 12:23; Psa. 6:5; 17:15; 30:9;
49:15; Prov. 2:18; Eccl. 9:10; 12:7; (Principles) Prov. 3:1-4; (Source) Gen. 2:7; Job 27:3; Psa. 104:30;
Eccl. 12:7; (Unfair) Gen. 18:25; 2 Sam. 21:6; (Value of) 2 King 11:1-2; Job 3:10-16; Eccl. 12:6; Eccl.
1:2; 6:12.
Liberty — (John 8:32, 36; Rom. 6:6-7, 17-22; 7:6; 8:2; 14:1-23; Col. 3:17; 1 Tim. 4:4). (See Christian
Freedom, Freedom).
Light — (Gen. 1:14-16; Psa. 13:3; 112:4; 119:105; Isa. 42:6; 58:8; Matt. 5:14; Luke 16:8; John 3:20; 8:12;
9:5; 12:36; 2 Cor. 4:4; Eph. 5:8).
– Light comes from God (Gen. 1:3).
– God is light (Psa. 27:1).
– God’s Word enlightens our path (Psa. 119:105).
– God can turn darkness into light (Isa. 42:16).
– Christians are the light of the world (Matt. 5:14).
– Jesus is the Light of the World (John 8:12).
– Light shines in the hearts of Christians (2 Cor. 4:6).
– Christians are children of light (Eph. 5:8). (See Darkness).
Longsuffering — (2 Peter 3:9; Ex. 34:6: Psa. 86:15; Gal. 5:22; Eph. 4:1-2; 1 Tim. 1:16; 2 Tim. 4:2 (See
Patience).
Loneliness — (Psa. 23:4; 40:17; 42:3-4; 102:6-7; 102:16-18 Isa. 41:10; Matt. 28:20; John 14:16-18; Rom.
11:2-4; Heb. 13:5).
– God is concerned about our loneliness (Gen. 2:18).
– God encourages the lonely (1 Kings 19:14-18).
– God takes care of lonely people (Psa. 68:6).
– Friends help in times of loneliness (Eccl. 4:10-11).
– God remains with us (Matt. 28:20). (See Fellowship).
Lord’s Supper — (Deut. 10:9-11; 32:32-33; Matt. 6:29; 14:22-25; 26:26-29; Luke 22:19-20: 1 Cor. 10:21;
11:23-26).
– Jesus celebrated the Lord’s Supper with his disciples (Matt. 26:26-29).
– Christians should be thankful for the Lord’s Supper (1 Cor. 10:16).
– Christians who celebrate the Lord’s Supper together should be unified (1 Cor. 11:20-34). (See
Eucharist, Mass).
Love — (Ex. 20:6; Psa. 31:23; Matt. 5:44; 22:37-39; Eph. 5:25 1 John 4:19-20; 2 John 1:1; (For God) Num.
30:2; Deut. 6:5; 7:9; 10:12; Psa. 37:4; 69:9; 112:2-8; 130:5-6; Mark 12:29; Luke 14:26; John 14:15, 21,
23; 21:15-17; Rom. 8:28; 13:10; 1 Cor. 8:3; Heb. 10:6-8; James 1:12; 2:5; Rev. 2:4; (For others) Lev.
19:18; Matt. 5:48; 22:39; John 13:34-35; 15:12-14; Rom. 13:8-10; 1 Cor. 13:1-13; Gal. 5:4; Eph. 5:2;
1 Tim. 1:5; 1 John 4:20-21).
– Love in marriage is strong (Song of Sol. 8:6-7).
– Love your enemies (Matt. 5:43-44).
– Loving God is the most important command (Mark 12:29-30).
– Christians must love each other (John 13:34).
– We cannot be separated from Jesus’ love (Rom. 8:35-39).
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– Love never quits (1 Cor. 13:4-8).
– God’s love for us is beyond our understanding (Eph. 3:18).
– Love helps you look past offenses (1 Peter 4:8).
– God is love (1 John 4:16).
– We must be known for our love (2 John 1:5). (See Hate).
Loyalty — (1 King 11:17-19; 2 Chron. 11:13-14; 11:16; Psa. 16:4; 84:11; Prov. 17:17).
– Friends are loyal (Prov. 17:17).
– We cannot divide our loyalty (Matt. 6:24).
– There must be loyalty in marriage (Heb. 13:4).
Lust — (Psa. 81:12-13; Gal. 5:16; Matt. 5:28; Rom. 7:7; 1 Thes. 4:4-5; James 1:14-15; 1 John 2:16-17).
– Lustful thoughts are sinful (Matt. 5:28).
– Christians should not give in to lust (Col. 3:5).
– Christians should avoid lust (1 Thes. 4:3-5).
– Godless people enjoy immorality (1 Peter 4:3).
Lying — (Ex. 1:19-20; 20:16; Num. 23:19; 1 Sam. 21:2; 27:8-10; 2 King 8:10; 10:19; 2 Chron. 18:22; Psa.
62:4; Prov. 6:16-19; 19:5; Jer. 38:27; Mal. 3:5; Acts 5:5; Rev. 2:2; 21:8).
– Forbidden. (Lev. 19:11; Col. 3:9).
– Hateful to God. (Prov. 6:16-19).
– An abomination to God. (Prov. 12:22).
– A hindrance to prayer. (Isa. 59:2-3).
– The devil, the father of. (John 8:44).
– The devil excites men to. (1 Kings 22:22; Acts 5:3).
– The Saints hate it. (Psa. 119:163; Prov. 13:5).
– The Saints avoid it. (Isa. 63:8; Zep 3:13).
– The Saints do not respect those who practice. (Psa. 40:4).
– The Saints reject those who practice. (Psa. 101:7).
– The Saints pray to be preserved from. (Psa. 119:29; Prov. 30:8).
– Unbecoming in rulers. (Prov. 17:7).
– The evil of rulers hearkening to. (Prov. 29:12).
– False prophets addicted to. (Jer 23:14; Ezek. 22:28).
– False witnesses addicted to. (Prov. 14:5,25).
– Antinomians guilty of. (1 John 1:6; 2:4).
– Hypocrites addicted to. (Hosea 11:12).
– Hypocrites, a seed of. (Isa. 57:4).
– The wicked Addicted to, from their infancy. (Psa. 58:3).
– A characteristic of the Apostasy. (2 Ths. 2:9; 1 Tim. 4:2). (See Deception, Dishonesty, Truth).
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Magic — (witchcraft and sorcery) Ex. 22:18; Lev. 19:26-31; 20:6-27; Deut. 18:10-12, 20-21; Isa. 2:6;
47:10-14; Jer. 27:9; Mic. 5:12; Mal. 3:5; Acts 8:9-24; 13:6-12; 16:16-18; 19:13-19; Gal. 5:20.
Mark of The Beast — (Lev. 19:28; Rev. 13:16-18; 14:9-11; 15:2; 16:2; 19:20; 20:4).
Marriage — (Choosing a spouse) Ruth 3:10; 2 Chron. 21:6; Prov. 21:9; (Customs) Gen. 24:50-51; 24:67;
29:18; 29:23-25; 29:27; 31:15; 34:4; Ruth 3:7-8; (Interfaith marriage) Gen. 38:2; Deut. 7:3-4; Judges
12:9; 1 King 7:8; 11:1-4; 16:31; 2 Chron. 8:11; 21:6; Neh. 13:26; 13:28; 1 Cor. 7:14; (Interracial
marriage) Lev. 24:10; Ruth 1:4; Jer. 31:8; (Political) Gen. 20:2; 41:45; 1 King 3:1; 2 Chron. 18:1;
(Relationship) Gen. 2:24; 3:16; Prov. 31:23; Jer. 16:2; Mark 10:8; (Remarriage) Deut. 24:4; Matt.
19:9).
– God hates divorce (Mal. 2:16).
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– Angels do not get married (Mark 12:25).
– Married partners should meet each other’s needs (1 Cor. 7:2-5).
– Married partners are united to each other for life (1 Cor. 7:39).
– A Christian wife can witness to her non-Christian husband (1 Peter 3:1-6). (See Divorce).
Mary (goddess) Worship — (Ex. 20:3-6; Judges 10:6; 1 Sam. 7:3-4; 12: 10; 1 Kings. 11:5; Jer. 44:16-25;
John 2:5).
Martyrs — (1 King 18:4; (Causes of) 1 John 3:12; Rev. 6:9; 13:15; 17:5-6; (Believer’s attitude toward)
Matt. 10:21-22; 10:28; 16:24-25; Acts 21:13; (Examples of) Mark 6:18-29; Luke 11:50-51; Acts 7:58-
60; 9:1-2 (See Courage, Death).
Mass — (Gen. 9:4; Lev. 17:11-14; Psa. 16:4; Deut. 32:32-33; John 6:63; Acts 15:29; 1 Cor. 10:21; Heb.
10:10-12 (See Lord’s Supper; Eucharist).
Meekness — (Isa. 11:4; Psa. 147:6; 3:13; Gal. 5:22-23; James 1:21; 1 Peter 3:4; 3:15.
Mercy — (Psa. 136:1-26; 89:14; Matt. 5:7; Eph. 2:4; Tit. 3:5; Heb. 4:16; James 3:17.
– God requires that we show mercy (Micah 6:8).
– People who show mercy to others will be rewarded (Matt. 5:7).
– We should imitate God’s mercy (Luke 6:36).
– Jesus is merciful (1 Tim. 1:2).
– Mercy is from God (2 Tim. 1:2).
Messiah — (Matt. 11:3; 16:16; 26:63; Luke 2:11, 26; 4:41; 24:26; John 1:41; 4:26; 6:14, 69; 7:41; 8:28;
11:27; Acts 9:22; 17:3; 1 John 5:1).
– The prophets prophesied about the Messiah (Gen. 3:15).
– The Messiah’s mother would be a virgin (Isa. 7:14).
– The Messiah would be great (Isa. 9:6-7).
– The Messiah would suffer (Isa. 53:2-12).
– The Messiah would heal broken lives (Isa. 61:1-3).
– The Messiah would be born in Bethlehem (Micah 5:2).
– Jesus’ disciples knew he was the Messiah (Mark 8:27-29).
– The Messiah will come again (Mark 14:61-62).
– Jesus claimed to be the Messiah (John 4:25-42).
– The Messiah brings salvation (Heb. 2:10).
Messiah Promised in the Old Testament — (Gen. 3:15; 13:15; 22:17-18; 49:10; Deut. 18:15-19; 1 Sam.
2:10; 2 Sam. 7:12-16; Psa. 2:2-12; 22:1-22; 110:1,4; 118:22; Isa. 9:6-7; 11:1-10; 42:1-7; 49:5-10;
52:13-15; 53:1-12; 61:1-3; Jer. 23:5-6; 30:9; 33:15; Ezek. 21:26-27; 34:23-24; 37:22,24-25; Dan.
7:13-14; Hos. 3:5; Mic. 5:2; Zech. 9:9-10; 13:7).
Materialism — (Eccl. 5:10-12; Matt. 5:3-12; Luke 6:20-22; 1 Cor. 3:3; Eph. 4:13). (See Spiritual).
Meaning of Life — (Psa. 73:13; 90:17; 102:9-10; Prov. 1:7; Eccl. 1:2; 2:3-11; 2:13-16; 8:16-17; 11:8; 2
Cor. 5:10).
Mercy — (Psa. 7:11; 25:11; 39:13; 51:1; 78:39; 139:19; 143:1-2; Isa. 30:18; Jer. 3:1; 22:2-5; 24:7; Ezek.
3:7; 39:25; Hos. 11:8; Na 2:13; James 2:13).
Messiah — (Psa. 110:4; Isa. 16:5; 32:3; Jer. 33:16; Na 1:15; Zec. 11:7; Matt. 16:20; 17:2; 20:30; Mark 8:30;
10:47; 11:8; Luke 2:32; 18:34; 20:41-44; John 1:46; (Other names for) Psa. 2:2; 110:1; Zec. 3:8; 10:4;
Matt. 1:16-25; Luke 2:25; John 10:1-15; Rev. 5:5-6; (Prophecy about) Isa. 7:14-16; 9:4-6; 32:1; 53:2;
Ezek. 34:11; Dan. 9:24-27; Zec. 6:13; 12:10; Luke 3:4-6; (Son of David) Psa. 72:5; 132:12; Isa. 11:1;
Ezek. 17:22-24; 34:23-24; Hag 2:23; Mark 12:35-37; Luke 18:38).
Millennial Kingdom — (Isa. 9:6-7; Isa. 2:1-4; Dan. 2:44; 7:13-14; Acts 1:6-7; Rev. 5:10; 20:1-6).
Mind — ( (Carnal) Rom. 1:28; 8:7; Eph. 4:17; Col. 1:21; 2:18; Titus 1:15; (Dominance of) Rom. 14:14;
Titus 1:15 (Of Christ) 1 Cor. 2:16; Phil. 2:5; 1 Peter 4:1; (Spiritual) Rom. 8:6; 1 Cor. 2:16; Phil. 2:5).
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– A Christian’s thoughts should be holy (Rom. 12:2).
– Our fellowship with God helps us make decisions (1 Cor. 2:6-16).
– Christians should please God with their thoughts (Phil. 4:8).
Miracles — (Ex. 4:1-9; 14:21; 16:31; Josh. 3:16; 10:13-14; 2 King 20:11; Jonah 1:17; Mark 8:12; Luke
11:29.
Missions — (Isa. 61:1; Matt. 28:18-20; Luke 10:1-2; John 20:21; Acts 9:15; 13:2-3; Rom. 10:13-15; (See
Evangelism).
Money — (Deut. 8; Psa. 24; 37:16; 62:10; Prov. 11:4; Matt. 6:19-34; Luke 18:24; 16:11 1 Tim. 6:10, 17;
James 5:1-5).
– Greed brings trouble (Prov. 15:27).
– Do not make money the most important part of your life (Matt. 6:19).
– Money can distract people from God (Mark 10:17-24).
– You cannot serve both God and money (Luke 16:13).
– Christians should share their resources with those in need (Acts 2:42-45).
– Christians should not be lovers of money (1 Tim. 3:3).
– We should look to God for security, not money (1 Tim. 6:17-19).
– Do not love money (Heb. 13:5).
– Be careful to treat rich and poor equally (James 2:1-9). (See Riches; Treasure).
Mortality of Man — (Gen. 3:19; Job 34:14-15; Psa. 6:5; 30:9; 90:3; 103:14; 115:17; 146:3-4; Eccl. 9:10.
Murder — (Gen. 9:6; Ex. 2:12; Num. 35:24-25; Deut. 19:13; 21:1-9; 2 Sam. 20:10; 2 King 11:1-2; 2
Chron. 22:10).
– God has forbidden murder (Deut. 5:17).
– Hateful anger is the same in God’s eyes as murder (Matt. 5:21-22). (See Death).
Music — (1 Chron. 23:5; Psa. 96:1-2; 100:2; 150; Eph. 5: 1 9: Col. 3:16; Rev. 5:8-10.
– Music can be used to worship God (Ex. 15:1).
– Music is useful to focus our attention on God (Psa. 81:1-2).
– We should make music for God’s glory (Col. 3:16).
Mystery — (1 Cor. 15:50-58; Eph. 3:1-13; Col 1:24-2:5; 1 Tim. 3:16 (See Revelation).
—N—
Natural Disasters — (Gen. 7:11; 19:24; Isa. 24:1-6; Jer. 27:8-15; 36:3; Amos 4:6-11; (God’s control) Gen.
9:13; Deut. 3:22; 4:26; Josh. 10:11; 2 King 3:20; 20:11; Psa. 148:1-10; Isa. 38:7-8; Jonah 1:10; Zec.
10:1; Luke 4:39; 24:31; (Lessons from) Psa. 29:10; Prov. 30:24-28.
– General References to (Gen. 7:11; 19:24; Isa. 24:1-6; Jer. 27:8-15; 36:3; Amos 4:6-11).
– God’s control of (Gen. 9:13; Deut. 3:22; 4:26; Josh. 10:11; 2 King 3:20; 20:11; Psa. 148:1-10; Isa.
38:7-8; Jonah 1:10; Zec. 10:1; Luke 4:39; 24:31).
– Lessons learned from (Psa. 29:10; Prov. 30:24-28).
New Jerusalem — (Psa. 46:4; John 14:1-3; Gal. 4:26; Heb. 11:16,12:22; Rev. 21-22; 48:2).
– A Better country (Heb. 11:16; 12:22).
– The City above (Gal. 4:26).
– The Father’s House (John 14:1-3).
– The New Heaven (Rev. 21-22).
– The River of the city (Psa. 46:4). (See Heaven).
—O—
Obedience — (Deut. 5:29; 11:26- 28; 1 Sam. 15:22; Psa. 18:44; Luke 6:46; Acts 5:29; James 1:22; (To
God) Ex. 4:13; Num. 15:3; Deut. 6:3; Judges 2:22; 1 Sam. 15:22; 1 King 17:3; Prov. 1:7; 10:27; Jer.
36:9; Mic. 6:8; John 13:34-35; Heb. 5:8; (To the law) Deut. 30:11; Mark 2:27; Acts 16:21; Titus 3:1-2;
(To leaders) 2 King 4:2-7; Jer. 38:2-3; Dan. 3:13-14; Acts 4:19; Titus 3:1-2; 1 Peter 2:13-17; (To
parents) Gen. 22:9; Jer. 35:8-16; Eph. 6:1; (Rewards of) Gen. 22:2; Ex. 33:12; Lev. 26:3-39; Josh. 6:3;

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1 King 11:4-8; 2 King 24:4; 2 Chron. 25:2; Matt. 6:10).
– Obeying is better than saying, I’m sorry (1 Sam. 15:22).
– People who obey God’s Word will be blessed (Luke 11:28).
– Christians should obey the government (Rom. 13:1-4).
– Children should obey their parents (Eph. 6:1).
– Christians obey God (1 John 2:3). (See Obedience).
Occult — (1 Sam. 28:12; Job 31:24-28; Dan. 5:11; Mic. 5:12; Matt. 2:2; Acts 16:17-18; 19:18-19;
(Astrology) 2 King 17:16; Isa. 47:9; (Black magic) Gen. 41:8; Ex. 7:11-12; (Fortune telling -
divination) Gen. 30:27; 44:5; (Sorcery) Ex. 22:18; 2 King 9:22; Job 3:8; Isa. 8:19; Acts 8:9-11; 19:13
(See False Gods, False Prophets).
Offerings — (Ex. 23:15; 35:21; Lev. 1:14; 3:3-5; 3:16; Deut. 26:2; 1 Chron. 21:26; Ezra 1:4-6; Psa. 96:8;
Prov. 3:9-10; Ezek. 45:13-25; Mal. 1:10; Matt. 26:10; 2 Cor. 8:1 (See Giving).
Oil — (Lev. 8:10; Deut. 33:24; 1 King 1:39; Psa. 45:7; 133:2; Isa. 21:5; Mark 6:13; James 5:14.
Old Age — (Lev. 19:32. Psa. 71:9-18; 92:13-15; Prov. 16:31; Isa. 46:4; Eph. 6:1-3; 1 Tim. 5:1-2 (See
Aging; Youth).
One God (The Father), The Unity of God — (Deut. 4:35; 6:4; 32:39; Isa. 44:6,8; 45:5; 46:9; Mal. 2:10;
Mat. 23:9; Mark 12:29; 1 Cor. 8:6; Gal. 3:20; Eph. 4:6; 1 Tim. 2:5.
One Master (Jesus Christ) — (Mat. 23:10; 1 Cor. 8:6; Eph. 4:5.
One Spirit (Of God) — (Isa. 11:2; 42:1; Job 33:4; Luke 1:35; 24:49; Eph. 4:4.
Ordination — (Lev. 8:22; 1 King 19:19; 2 Tim. 1:6 (See Preaching).
—P—
Pain — (Job 16:6; 33:19; Jer. 15:15-21; Hab. 1-3; Rom. 5:1-5; 8:28-39; Rev. 21:1-4
– God cares for his people (Deut. 7:9).
– Friends should comfort each other (Job 2:12-13).
– God comforts us in our darkest times (Job 35:10).
– God watches over the weak (Psa. 12:5).
– God comforts us (Isa. 40:9-11).
– God promises to comfort those who mourn (Matt. 5:4).
– God’s Holy Spirit is our Comforter (John 14:16).
– Christians should comfort each other (1 Thes. 4:18).
– All pain will end (Rev. 21:3-4). (See Suffering).
Parables — (2 Sam. 14:2-3; 1 King 22:19-20; 2 Chron. 18:18-21; 25:18-19; Matt. 13:11-13; Mark 4:10-12.
Parents — (Gen. 18:19; Deut. 11:19; Judges 13:8; 2 Sam. 18:33; 19:18; 22:6; 31:1; 15; 29:15-17; Luke
2:44; Eph. 6:4
– Parents should teach children to follow God (Deut. 6:6-7).
– Parents should nurture their children (Eph. 6:4).
– Children must obey their parents (Col. 3:20). (See Family).
Passover — (Matt. 26:26-29; Mark 14:22-24; Luke 22:19-20.
Pastor — (Jer. 2:10; 23:1; Eph. 4:11 (See Bishop, Elder, Leader).
Patience — (Gen. 40:23; 1 Sam. 13:11; Psa. 27:14; 37:7-10; 40:1; Prov. 14:29; 20:22; 21:12; Eccl. 7:8;
Luke 21:19; Rom. 5:3-4; Gal. 6:9; 1 Cor. 13:4; Gal. 6:9; Heb. 6:12; James 1:2-4; 5:7-11; 1 Peter 2:19-23
– Be patient with God (Psa. 75:2).
– Patience is valuable (Prov. 25:15).
– Patience is better than pride (Eccl. 7:8).
– Patience demonstrates love (1 Cor. 13:4).
– Patience is evidence of the Holy Spirit working in our lives (Gal. 5:22).
– Be patient with each other (Eph. 4:2). (See Longsuffering).
Peace — (Psa. 85:10-11; 147:14; Eccl. 11:10; Isa. 11:6-9; 26:3-4; 57:21; Nahum 1:15; John 14:27; Rom.

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3:17; 4:5; 5:1; 12:18; 14:17; Phil. 4:4-9; 1 Thes. 5:3
– Be full of peace (Psa. 34:14)
– Jesus is known as the Prince of Peace (Isa. 9:6-7).
– Wicked people will not know peace (Isa. 48:22).
– We can have peace with God (Isa. 53:5).
– Make peace with others quickly (Matt. 5:23-26).
– The peace Jesus gives is different than the world’s peace (John 14:27).
– Jesus gives us peace (Rom. 5:1).
– Peace is evidence of the Holy Spirit working in our lives (Gal. 5:22).
– We can have peace through prayer (Phil. 4:4-7). (See War).
Persecution — (Psa. 118:6; Dan. 11:35; Jer. 17:18; Matt. 5:11-12; 5:44; Luke 6:29-30; 10:3; John 15:20;
Acts 7:51-53; 14:22; 28:22; Rom. 12:14; 2 Cor. 2,17-18; Phil. 3:10; 2 Thes. 1:4-5; 2 Tim. 3:12; James
5:10-11; 1 Peter 1:6; Rev. 7:14; 13:17; (Forms of) Psa. 119:86; Luke 21:18; Gal. 6:17; Phil. 1:29; 2
Tim. 3:12.
Perseverance — (John 10:27-30; Rom. 8:31-39; Eph. 6:10-20; Phil. 1:1-11; Heb. 6:1-6; 10:26-39; James
1:1-12; Rev. 2-3 (See Assurance of Salvation).
Perspective — (God’s) Psa. 90:5-6; Hag 2:6; Acts 5:38-39; Rom. 8:37; 1 Cor. 1:2; 1 Thes. 5:9; (Human)
Prov. 21:17; Eccl. 6:12; 9:11-12; Zec. 4:10; Matt. 6:22; Acts 2:12-13.
Pharisees — (Matt. 16:1-4; 22:15-45; 23; Mark 7:1-23; Luke 11:37-54; 18:9-14; Acts 23:6-11; Phil. 3:2-7.
Plagues — (Ex. 7:20-21; 8:18-19; 9:8-9; 9:19; 11:9-10; Num. 11:33; Josh. 22:17; 2 King 19:35; Isa. 37:36;
Rev. 16:2-4.
Pleasure — (Eccl. 2:1-2; Isa. 5:8; (Kinds of) Gen. 18:12; Eccl. 2:1-10; Psa. 16:11; 36:8; (God’s described
as) 1 Chron. 29:17; Psa. 5:4; Ezek. 18:23, 32; 33:11; Luke 12:32; Rev. 4:11; (Christian’s described as)
2 Cor. 12:10; Phil. 2:13; 2 Thes. 1:11; (The Unbeliever’s described as) Eccl. 2:1; Titus 3:3; 2 Thes.
2:12; 1 Tim. 5:6.
Politicians — (Ex. 7:7; 2 Sam. 19:13; 2 Chron. 10:8-11; Ezra 1:1-2; Psa. 26:4-5; 39:1; 82:1; Jer. 10:21;
22:24; Hos. 5:10; Rom. 13:1-7; (Ambition) 2 King 10:16; 25:25; 1 Chron. 14:1-2; 2 Chron. 21:4; 22:10;
Ezra 4:1-2; Hos. 7:6; 8:4.
Polygamy — (Judges 8:30; 2 Sam. 5:13; 1 King 11:1-4; 1 Chron. 14:3; 2 Chron. 24:3; Prov. 5:18-19; 31:3
(See Marriage).
Poor — (people) (God’s love for) Psa. 113:7-9; Prov. 19:17; (Helping) Lev. 25:36-37; Deut. 15:1-11; Ruth
2:2; 1 Sam. 25:8; Neh. 5:7; Psa. 10:18; Mark 10:21; 14:7; Luke 16:19-31; John 12:8; 1 Cor. 16:1-4;
(Mistreated) Jer. 5:27; Ezek. 24:7; Amos 5:11-12 (See Wealth).
Power — (Abuse of) 1 Sam. 13:14; Dan. 4:27; Mic. 2:9; (God’s) Ex. 10:7; 17:11-12; Num. 24:1; Deut.
2:25; Judges 16:29-30; 1 King 18:46; 2 King 2:11; 1 Chron. 4:9-10; 13:10; (Human) Psa. 82:1; Dan.
4:35; (Of words) Psa. 64:3-6; Prov. 10:18-21; 25:11; Eccl. 6:10-11; Matt. 5:22; 12:36-37; James 3:8;
(Over others) Psa. 101:4; Hag 2:13-14; Matt. 16:11-12; Mark 8:15; Luke 11:44; Acts 27:36; (Spiritual)
Ex. 15:6; 2 King 2:9; 2:23-24; Job 1:6; Matt. 21:21; 1 Thes. 1:5; (Struggle) Neh. 2:10.
– Christians receive power from the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:8).
– The Bible is a powerful weapon (Eph. 6:17).
– Jesus is the greatest power (Heb. 1:1-4).
– Prayer can be powerful (James 5:16).
– Christians have power to overcome the world (1 John 5:4-5).
Praise — (Deut. 10:21; Psa. 9:1-2; 35:18; 150; Heb. 13:15; 1 Peter 2:9; Rev. 19:5; (of God) Psa. 3:1;
54:6-7; 63:4; 76:10; 96:1-3; 96:7-8; 150:1-2; Prov. 27:2; 27:21; (Nature) Psa. 148:1-10; 150:6; Isa.
55:13; (People) Psa. 22:30-31; 111:1; 112:2-8; 145:10; Isa. 24:14-16; Hos. 14:2; Hag 1:8; Rev. 4:9-10.
– God is worthy of (2 Sam. 22:4).
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– God is glorified by (Psa. 22:23; 50:23).
– Offered to Christ (John 12:13).
– Acceptable through Christ (Heb 13:15).
– Is due to God on account of His majesty. (Psa. 96:1,6; Isa. 24:14).
– Is due to God on account of His glory. (Psa. 138:5; Ezek. 3:12).
– Is due to God on account of His excellency. (Ex. 15:7; Psa. 148:13).
– Is due to God on account of His greatness. (1 Chron. 16:25; Psa. 145:3).
– Is due to God on account of His holiness. (Ex. 15:11; Isa. 6:3).
– Is due to God on account of His wisdom. (Dan. 2:20; Jude 1:25).
– Is due to God on account of His power. (Psa. 21:13).
– Is due to God on account of His goodness. (Psa. 107:8; 118:1; 136:1; Jer. 33:11).
– Is due to God on account of His mercy. (2 Chron. 20:21; Psa. 89:1; 118:1-4; 136:1-26).
– Is due to God on account of His loving-kindness and truth. (Psa. 138:2).
– Is due to God on account of His faithfulness and truth. (Isa. 25:1).
– Is due to God on account of His salvation. (Psa. 18:46; Isa. 35:10; 61:10; Luke 1:68,69).
– Is due to God on account of His wonderful works. (Psa. 89:5; 150:2; Isa. 25:1).
– Is due to God on account of His consolation. (Psa. 42:5; Isa. 12:1).
– Is due to God on account of His judgment. (Psa. 101:1).
– Is due to God on account of His counsel. (Psa. 16:7; Jer. 32:19).
– Is due to God on account of His Fulfilling of his promises. (1 Kings 8:56).
– Is due to God on account of His Pardon of sin. (Psa. 103:1-3; Hosea 14:2).
– Is due to God on account of His Constant preservation. (Psa. 71:6-8).
– Is due to God on account of His Deliverance. (Psa. 40:1-3; 124:6).
– Is due to God on account of His Protection. (Psa. 28:7; 59:17).
– Is due to God on account of His Answering prayer. (Psa. 28:6; 118:21).
– Is due to God on account of the hope of glory. (1 Peter 1:3,4).
– Is due to God on account of all spiritual blessings. (Psa. 103:2; Eph. 1:3).
– Is due to God on account of all temporal blessings. (Psa. 104:1,14; 136:25).
– Is due to God on account of the continuance of blessings. (Psa. 68:19).
– Is obligatory upon Angels. (Psa. 103:20; 148:2).
– Is obligatory upon Saints. (Psa. 30:4; 149:5).
– Is obligatory upon Gentiles. (Psa. 117:1; Ro 15:11).
– Is obligatory upon Children. (Psa. 8:2; Matt. 21:16).
– Is obligatory upon the High and low. (Psa. 148:1,11).
– Is obligatory upon the Young and old. (Psa. 148:1,12).
– Is obligatory upon the Small and great. (Rev. 19:5).
– Is obligatory upon all men. (Psa. 107:8; 145:21).
– Is obligatory upon all creation. (Psa. 148:1-10; 150:6).
– Is good and comely. (Psa. 33:1; 147:1).
– Should be offered with the understanding. (Psa. 47:7; 1 Cor. 14:15).
– Should be offered with the whole heart. (Psa. 9:1; 111:1; 138:1).
– Should be offered with uprightness of heart. (Psa. 119:7).
– Should be offered with the lips. (Psa. 51:15; 63:3, 5; 119:171).
– Should be offered with joy. (Psa. 63:5; 98:4).
– Should be offered with gladness. (2 Chron. 29:30; Jer. 33:11).
– Should be offered with thankfulness. (1 Chron. 16:4; Neh. 12:24; Psa. 147:7).
– Should be offered continually. (Psa. 35:28; 71:6).
– Should be offered during life. (Psa. 104:33).
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– Should be offered day and night. (Rev. 4:8).
– Should be offered day by day. (2 Chron. 30:21).
– Should be offered for ever and ever. (Psa. 145:1-2).
– Should be offered throughout the world. (Psa. 113:3).
– In psalms and hymns. (Psa. 105:2; Eph. 5:19; Col. 3:16).
– Should be offered accompanied with musical instruments 1 Chron. 16:41,42; Psa. 150:3, 5).
– Is a part of public worship. (Psa. 9:14; 100:4; 118:19,20; Heb. 2:12).
– Saints should show forth. (Isa. 43:21; 1 Peter 2:9).
– Called the fruit of the lips. (Heb. 13:15).
– Called the voice of praise. (Psa. 66:8).
– Called the voice of triumph. (Psa. 47:1).
– Called the voice of melody. (Isa. 51:3).
– Called the voice of a psalm. (Psa. 98:5).
– Called the garment of praise. (Isa. 61:3).
– Called the sacrifice of praise. (Heb. 13:15).
– Exemplified by Melchizedek. (Gen. 14:20).
– Exemplified by Moses. (Ex. 15:1-21).
– Exemplified by Jethro. (Ex. 18:10).
– Exemplified by Israelites. (1 Chron. 16:36).
– Exemplified by David. (1 Chron. 29:10-13; Psa. 119:164).
– Exemplified by the Priests and Levites. (Ezra 3:10-11).
– Exemplified by Ezra. (Neh. 8:6).
– Exemplified by Hezekiah. (Isa. 38:19).
– Exemplified by Zacharias. (Luke 1:64).
– Exemplified by the Shepherds. (Luke 2:20).
– Exemplified by Simeon. (Luke 2:28).
– Exemplified by Anna. (Luke 2:38).
– Exemplified by Multitudes. (Luke 18:43).
– Exemplified by Disciples. (Luke 19:37-38).
– Exemplified by the Apostles. (Luke 24:53).
– Exemplified by the first converts. (Acts 2:47).
– Exemplified by the Lame man. (Acts 3:8).
– Exemplified by Paul and Silas. (Acts 16:25).
Prayer — (Gen. 4:26; Judges 3:15; 2 King 20:5-6; 2 Chron. 7:14; Neh. 13:10; Psa. 66:18; 83:1; Isa. 38:1-5;
Jer. 11:11; Matt. 6:8; 21:22; Luke 18:1-8; John 15:7; Acts 7:60; Rom. 15:31; 1 Thes. 5:17; 1 Tim. 2:8;
Eph. 6:18; (Attitude) 1 Sam. 12:23; 2 Chron. 6:13; 30:27; Neh. 4:4-5; Job 16:17; 27:7; Jer. 10:23-24;
Matt. 6:7; John 15:7; James 4:3; 1 Peter 3:7; (Confession) Psa. 19:12; (Delayed answers) Job 13:20-22;
30:20; Psa. 10:1; 27:14; 102:1-2; Isa. 62:7; 64:4; Hab. 1:2; (Effects) Ex. 32:14; Deut. 9:19; 1 Sam. 30:6;
Psa. 106:23; Isa. 37:21; Jer. 15:1; Amos 7:3; (For others) Gen. 18:17-19; 18:27-32; Est. 4:16; Job 1:5;
42:8; Psa. 20:9; Jer. 29:7; 37:3; Ezek. 14:14; Rom. 8:27; (Group) Matt. 18:19-20; (Honest) 1 Sam. 1:13;
Job 13:3; 34:12; 35:12-13; Psa. 6:8; 83:13-16; 88:5; (Ignored by God) Job 35:12-13; Psa. 32:6; 66:18;
102:1-2; Isa. 59:2; Jer. 11:11; 11:14; La 3:8; Mic. 3:4; Zec. 7:13; James 1:7-8; 4:3; 1 John 5:14; (Need
for) Luke 5:16; Rom. 8:27; 15:31; Col 4:18; (Proper form) 2 Chron. 6:13; Matt. 6:7; Acts 13:3; 1 Tim.
2:8; (Public) 2 Chron. 20:5-12; Ezra 9:6; Neh. 9:5-38; (Thanks) Jonah 2:2.
– Ask God for help (Psa. 40:13).
– God does not hear our prayers if we are purposely sinning (Micah 3:4).
– Prayer should not be a show (Matt. 6:6).
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– Pray with an attitude of humility (Luke 18:9-14).
– Pray in Jesus’ name (John 16:23-24).
– Pray all the time (Eph. 6:18).
– Pray without doubting (James 1:6).
– Pray with the right motives (James 4:3).
Preaching — (Psa. 119:43; Ezek. 3:1; Jonah 3:5; Matt. 13:3-23; 16:19; Mark 4:13-20; Luke 4:15-20; Acts
16:6-10; 1 Thes. 2:13; 2 Tim. 4:3; Titus 2:1; (False) Ezek. 11:1; 12:24; Amos 5:18; Mic. 2:11; Zep 3:4;
2 Cor. 6:14-15; (Preachers) Matt. 3:4; Mark 1:6; Acts 18:3; 1 Cor. 9:15; Gal. 2:2; Phil. 1:18; 1 Tim.
5:17.
Prejudice — (Gen. 43:32; 46:34; Est. 2:10; Amos 1:13; Jonah 4:3; Matt. 2:23; Luke 9:53; 20:16; John 4:9;
Acts 6:1; 1 Thes. 2:16 (See Bigotry, Racism).
Pressures (External) — (Josh. 1:9; Psa.37:5; Rom.8:28; 2 Cor.12:9; 1 Peter 5:7; 1 John 5:4-5.
Preservation of Scripture — (Psa. 12:6-7; 119:89; 119:152; 119:160; Eccl. 3:14; Matt. 24:35; 1 Peter
1:23-25.
Pride — (Prov. 6.17; 3:13; 15:18- 19; 29:23; James 4:6; 2 Tim. 3:2: Mark 7:21-23; (Boasting) 2 King
17:14; 20:13; 32:25-26; Job 18:2; Psa. 18:44-45; 25:9; Prov. 21:4; Isa. 16:6; Obad. 1:3; Luke 17:7-10;
1 Cor. 5:2; 14:18; Gal. 6:4; (Examples of) 2 King 5:10-12; 20:13; 2 Chron. 12:14; 26:18; Prov. 27:2;
Luke 14:11; 15:25-32; John 5:16; Gal. 6:1
– Pride leads to shame (Prov. 11:2).
– Pride leads to arguments (Prov. 13:10).
– Pride will be punished (Prov. 16:5).
– Pride ends in destruction (Prov. 16:18).
– Pride cuts us off from God and others (Luke 18:9-14).
– There is no place for proud boasting in the Christian life (Rom. 3:27).
– God chose to reveal himself to the humble, not the proud (1 Cor. 1:26-31).
– Pride is not compatible with the fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22-26).
– God opposes the proud (James 4:6). (See Humility; Arrogance).
Problems —
– Common to all men (Job 5:7; 14:1, 22; Psa. 71:20; 116:3; Eccl. 2:23; Jer 8:15). (See Stress, Suffering,
Tests and Trials)
Procrastination —
– We must not procrastinate in choosing to serve the Lord (Joshua 24:15).
– God does not procrastinate (Hab. 2:3).
– Those who procrastinate lose out (Luke 14:16-21).
– Today is the day to be saved (2 Cor. 6:2).
– No one can procrastinate forever (Rev. 10:6).
Promises — (Gen. 42:37; Lev. 5:4; Josh. 9:19; Isa. 48:1; Jer. 22:5; Matt. 5:34-37; 23:16-22; Acts 23:14;
Heb. 6:13; James 5:12; (Oaths and vows) Gen. 28:20-22; Num. 6:2; 30:2; Josh. 24:19; Judges 11:29-31;
11:39; 13:5; 16:20; Psa. 22:25; 116:14-18; Eccl. 5:4-6 (to Abraham) Gen. 12:1-3; 13:14-17; 15:18; 17:8;
22:17; 26:3; 28:4; 25:12; Deut. 19:8; 1 Chron. 16:15-18; Psa. 105:8-11; Mic. 7:20; Luke 1:73; 13:28;
Acts 7:5; Rom. 4:13; Gal. 3:8,16,27-29; Heb. 11:8-10,13-15,39-40 (to David) 2 Sam. 7:12-16; Psa.
89:20-37; Jer. 33:17-26.
Prophecy — (Ezra 1:1; Isa. 42:1; Mark 2:10; (About Christ) Matt. 17:10; 21:7; 1 Peter 1:10-11; (About
Christ’s birth) Isa. 9:2; 40:3-5; (About Christ’s death) Psa. 22:16; 50:4-6; 52:14; 53:7; (Examples of)
1 Chron. 12:18; 25:1; (Fulfilled) Isa. 49:22; Jer. 31:8; 31:15; Ezek. 17:22-24; Dan. 2:31-45; 11:2-45;
Matt. 1:1; Luke 3:4-6; 19:41-44; (Future) 2 Chron. 7:14; Isa. 41:18; Jer. 1:33-34; Ezek. 3:25; 4:3-6;
38:2-6; Dan. 7:24; (Purpose today) Isa. 15:1-9; 21:1; Dan. 12:9-10; Hos. 1:11; Amos 9:11; Zec. 1:8;
Acts 11:27-30; 1 Cor. 14:1; (Understanding) Jer. 23:5-8; Dan. 7:1; 8:27; Zep 1:2; Zec. 6:6; Matt. 24:15;

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Mark 13:5-25; Luke 18:34; 24:45; Rev. 1:19-20; 17:9-14; (Warning) Jer. 25:15-17; Jonah 3:4; Acts
21:4.
– Prophecy reveals a message from God (Deut. 18:21-22).
– False prophecy is not from God (Jer. 23:25-32).
– Claiming to prophesy does not indicate salvation (Matt. 7:21-23).
– The Holy Spirit allows believers to prophesy (Acts 2:17-18).
– Prophecy is a spiritual gift (1 Cor. 14:1-5).
– We should listen to God’s message (1 Thes. 5:20).
– True prophets speak God’s words (2 Peter 1:20-21). (See Teaching).
Prophets — (1 Sam. 10:5; 1 Cor. 12:28; (Mistreated) Jer. 11:21; 20:1-2; 26:20-23; 32:3; 36:5; 37:16; Hos.
9:7; (Reliable) Deut. 18:21; 2 Chron. 18:5-6; (Role) 2 Sam. 12:1; 1 King 1:9-10; 12:24; 2 King 4:13;
Jer. 1:10; John 1:6; (Test) 1 King 12:24; 22:6-7; Jer. 23:18; 26:8-9; 28:8-9; 28:15-16; Dan. 1:17; Matt.
7:15-16; 1 Thes. 5:20-21.
Prostitutes — (Gen. 19:4-5; 38:15; 38:21; 1 King 14:24; 2 King 23:7; Prov. 7:4-5; 23:28; James 2:25.
Providence — (1 Chron. 29:12; Psa. 23; 78:9-22; Matt. 6:30-33: 2 Cor.; Phil. 4:12; 1 Tim. 5:8 (of God) Psa.
104; Matt. 10:29-30; Acts 14:14-17.
Punishment — (Gen. 20:16; Ex. 34:6-7; Num. 14:20-35; Matt. 12:31-32; Acts 13:46; Rom. 11:8; 2 Thes.
1:8; (Delayed) Num. 33:52-53; 2 King 23:24-26; 2 Chron. 34:27-28; Psa. 140:12; (Limits) Deut. 25:3;
Zec. 1:15; 9:1-6; (Physical) Prov. 26:3; (Substitute) Isa. 53:5; 53:10; Rom. 9:3; Gal. 3:13.
Purity — (Lev. 6:10; Josh. 5:15; Mal. 3:2; 1 John 3:3; (Descriptive) Acts 20:26; 1 Tim. 5:2; Titus 1:15;
(Figuratively) Psa. 24:4; Zep. 3:9; 1 Tim. 3:9; Heb. 10:22; 2 Peter 3:1; (In the Christian’s Life) Prov.
20:9; Matt. 5:8; Phil. 4:8; 1 Tim. 1:5; 4:12; Titus 1:15; James 1:27; (Symbolically) Rev.21:18, 21.
– Only God can make us pure (Psa. 51:1-10).
– We can remain pure by following God’s Word (Psa. 119:1-20).
– We cannot claim purity apart from God (Prov. 20:9).
– The pure in heart will See God (Matt. 5:8).
– Purity begins in the heart (Matt. 5:27-30).
– Outward purity cannot substitute for inner purity (Matt. 23:25-28).
– Purity comes from God (John 17:17).
– Purity ought to mark believers’ lives (Eph. 5:1-4).
– Our minds should think about things that are pure (Phil. 4:8).
– One day our purity will be like Christ’s (1 John 3:1-3).
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Questions (Inescapable) — (Matt.16:15-16; 21:10; 21:41-43; 27:22.
– God may not always answer our questions (Job 42:1-3).
– God welcomes our sincere questions (Luke 7:18-23).
– We need not be afraid when questioned about our faith (Luke 21:12-15).
– We should be ready with answers when questioned about our faith (1 Peter 3:15).
Quiet Time — (Psa. 1:2; 16:7; 77:12; 119:11; 119:15; Matt. 6:23.
—R—
Racism — (Ex. 1:9-10; Est. 2:10; Amos 1:13 (See Bigotry, Prejudice).
Rape — (Gen. 19:8; 34:26; Deut. 22:19, 29; Judges 19:24; 2 Sam. 13:6-29, 32-33.
Rapture — (Song of Sol. 2:8-10; John 14:1-3; 11:23-25; 1 Cor. 15:51-52; 1 Thes. 1:10; 4:13-18; Rev. 4:1
– The Event of (Rev. 4:1).
– The teaching of (Acts 1:11; 1 Cor.15:51-58; Phil. 3:20-21; 1 Thes. 4:13-18; Tit 2:11-13).
– The exact time is unknown (Matt. 24:42; 25:13; Luke 12:36-48). (See Second Coming).
Rebellion — (against God) Num. 15:30; Psa. 85:4; 107:11; Isa. 1:24; 57:17; Hos. 4:4; Na 3:1-4; Acts
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Reconciliation — (Matt. 5:23-26; John 17; Phil. 4:2-3; 2 Cor. 5:11-6:2; Eph. 2:11-22; Col 1:15-23.
Redemption — (Ex. 12:29; Num. 35:19; Ruth 2:20; 3:12; 4:3-6; Job 19:25; Psa. 54:7; 71:23; 90:11-14;
130:7-8; Isa. 35:10; Jer. 17:9; Hos. 13:14; Col 1:17; Rom. 3:24; 8:23; 1 Peter 1:18; Col. 1:14; Gal. 3:13
(The Atonement, Christ’s death) Isa. 53:5; John 11:51-52; 1 Cor. 5:7; 6:11,20; 2 Cor. 5:15, 18-19,21;
Gal. 3:13-14; 4:4-5; Eph. 1:7; 2:13-14; 5:2; Col. 1:20; 2:14; 1 Thes. 5:10; 1 Tim. 1:15; 2:6; Tit. 2:14;
Heb. 2:10,14-15; 7:27; 9:12,14,15,26,28; 10:10,12,14,19; 13:12; 1 Pet. 1:18-19; 2:24; 3:18; 1 John 3:5;
3:8(See Salvation; Regeneration; Born Again).
Regeneration — (Ezek. 11:19; John 3:7; Gal. 6:15; 2 Cor. 5:17; Col. 3:10; Tit. 3:5; 1 John 3:9 (See
Salvation; Redemption; Born Again).
Relationship — (to God) Psa. 5:5; 50:16; Eccl. 12:13-14; Ezek. 43:10; Acts 17:30; Rom. 5:1; (National),
Isa. 43:3; 59:18; Jer. 18:7-10; (Personal) Psa. 32:9; 107:33-43; Isa. 37:14; 64:8; Jer. 22:16; Hag 1:8;
Luke 18:22-30; Matt. 19:21.
– Our relationship with God is made possible through Jesus Christ (John 14:19-21).
– Our relationships should not compromise our faith (2 Cor. 6:14-18).
– We are unified with all believers in God’s family (Eph. 2:21-22).
– Our relationship with Christ is deep and abiding (2 Tim. 2:11-13).
– Our relationship with Christ makes us children of God (1 John 3:1-3). (See Friendship, Marriage).
Repentance — (Lev. 26:41; 1 King 21:27; 2 King 6:30; 2 Chron. 33:1-2; Psa. 51; 79:8; Joel 2:12-14; Matt.
3:8; Mark 2:17; 6:12; 9:13; Luke 13:3; 24:47; Acts 2:38; 3:19; 17:30-31; 26:20; 2 Cor. 7:9-10;
(National) Judges 3:15; 1 Sam. 7:6; Neh. 8:9-11; La 5:21; Dan. 9:3; Hos. 6:1-3; (Personal) Psa. 38:4;
39:13; 143:1-2; Ezek. 11:19; Zec. 1:3; Matt. 3:11; Luke 7:29-30; John 1:6; Phm 12; Rev. 22:11.
– Repentance of sin opens the way for a relationship with God (Luke 3:7-8).
– Unless we repent of our sins, we will perish (Luke 13:3-5).
– Angels rejoice when a sinner repents (Luke 15:7).
– Forgive those who repent of wrongs done to you (Luke 17:4).
– Repentance is essential for the Holy Spirit to work (Acts 2:38).
– God can use difficulties to encourage us to repent (2 Cor. 7:9-10).
– God would like everyone to repent and believe (2 Peter 3:9). (See Confession of Sin).
Reputation —
– A good reputation can be built by obeying God’s Word (Deut. 4:1-14).
– Integrity builds a good reputation (Ruth 2:1-13).
– A bad reputation will follow you (Prov. 25:9-10).
– The Christians in Rome had a reputation for obedience (Rom. 16:19).
– Guard your reputation (2 Cor. 8:18-24).
– Maintain a good reputation among non-Christians (Col. 4:5).
Respect — (Elderly), Job 33:2-7; (God), Ex. 3:5; 30:20-21; Lev. 16:2; 1 Chron. 13:9-10; 15:29; 2 Chron.
27:2; Job 9:9; 28:28; Psa. 103:11; Eccl. 5:1; Isa. 6:1-8; 54:5; Zec. 2:13; Mal. 2:17; John 12:3; 2 Cor. 7:1;
(Leaders), 1 Sam. 26:9; 2 Sam. 1:6-10; 2 Chron. 24:15-16; Eccl. 10:20; Rom. 13:4; 1 Thes. 5:12;
(Parents), Ex. 21:17; Prov. 13:1; Jer. 9:13-16; Matt. 8:22; 12:46-50; Mark 3:31-35; John 2:4; Eph. 6:1.
– God is worthy of our respect (Ex. 3:5).
– Our parents are worthy of respect (Leviticus 19:3).
– Those in authority should have our respect (1 Sam. 24:1-6).
– Husbands and wives should respect each other (Eph. 5:33).
– Those in leadership should have respectful children (1 Tim. 3:4).
– Show respect to all people (1 Peter 2:17). (See Authority).
Responsibilities — (2 King 21:9; 1 Tim. 4:14; (Accepting), 2 King 6:5; Psa. 104:14-15; 139:16; Isa. 4:4;
2 Thes. 3:6-13; (National) Psa.33:12; Prov.14:34; 29:18; Rom.13:1-7; 1 Tim.2:1-3; 1 Peter 2:13-17.
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– Responsible people are faithful with what they have been given (Matt. 25:14-30).
– People are responsible for their decision about Christ (John 3:18-19).
– Responsible people know their abilities and limitations (Acts 6:1-7).
– People are responsible for their own actions (James 1:13-15).
Rest —
– God gave us an example of and a command to rest (Gen. 2:3).
– Rest is important for worship (Ex. 20:8).
– God tells us to rest (Ex. 23:12).
– Jesus promises to give us rest from our burdens (Matt. 11:28-30).
– Rest is a gift of God (Heb. 4:9-11).
– Heaven will be a place of rest (Rev. 14:13).
Resurrection — (Job. 19:25-26; Psa. 17:15; Isa. 26:17-19; Ezek. 37:10; Dan. 12:2, 13; Hos. 13:14; Matt.
22:23-31; 28:6-7, 17; Luke 20:34-38; 24:5-6; 24:31,37-39; John 5:28-29; 6:39-40, 44, 54; 11:24; Acts
10:41; 23:6, 9; 24:15; Rom. 1:4; 1 Cor. 15:2, 12-23, 51-55; 2 Cor. 4:14; 1 Thes. 4:13-17; Rev. 20:6 (Last
days), Isa. 26:19; John 20:17; 1 Cor. 15:35-57; Heb. 11:35; Rev. 20:4-5.
– Christ’s resurrection is a historical fact (Matt. 28:5-10).
– All people will be resurrected (John 5:24-30).
– Jesus promised to raise his followers (John 6:38-40).
– We know we will be resurrected (John 11:24-26).
– We will experience resurrection (Rom. 6:3-11).
– Jesus’ resurrection is the foundation of Christianity (1 Cor. 15:12-21).
– Our resurrected bodies will be eternal bodies (1 Cor. 15:51-53).
Revelation — (Psa. 19:1-6; John 1:1-18; Acts 14:14-1; Rom. 1:18-23; Heb. 1; 2 Tim. 3:14-17; 2 Peter
1:19-21.
Revenge — (Ex. 21:23-25; Lev. 24:20; 2 Sam. 19:22; 1 King 2:6; Psa. 58:6-8; 94:1-3; 149:6-9; Jer. 46:10;
Ezek. 25:3-7; Matt. 5:39; 2 Tim. 4:14.
– God’s people should not seek revenge (Leviticus 19:18).
– Do not pay back evil for evil (Prov. 24:29).
– Believers ought to resist revenge (Matt. 5:38-42).
– Leave revenge in God’s hands (Rom. 12:19).
– Desire for revenge is not compatible with the Christian life (1 Thes. 5:15).
– Jesus is our example (1 Peter 2:21-23).
Revival — (2 King 23:24-26; 2 Chron. 15:12; 19:4-5; Neh. 1:6; Psa. 19:7; 80:18; Isa. 19:19-25; Ezek.
37:10; (The rich and the poor), Ex. 35:4-9; Deut. 8:18; 1 Chron. 29:3,12; Psa. 62:10; 82:3-4; Hos. 2:8;
Mal. 3:8-10; Matt. 6:19-25; 19:16-21; Eph. 4:28; 5:3; Col 3:5; 1 Tim. 6:17-18; 1 Peter 5:2.
Righteousness — (Psa. 7:8-17; Prov. 14:34; Jer. 23:1-6; Matt. 5:6; 6:25-34; Rom. 4:4-8; 5:19; 14:17; Gal.
2:15-21; Eph. 6:14; Phil. 3:7-11; 1 Tim. 6:11-16; 1 Peter 2:24-25).
– God is completely righteous (Isa. 45:21-24).
– We cannot attain righteousness on our own (Isa. 64:6).
– Human nature is the opposite of righteousness (Rom. 3:10-18).
– Righteousness is not attained by works (Rom. 4:18-25).
– Strict legalism cannot make us righteous (Gal. 3:11-21).
– Our God-given righteousness is armor against Satan’s attacks (Eph. 6:14).
– We become righteous through faith in Christ (Phil. 3:9).
– Studying God’s Word helps us grow in righteousness (2 Tim. 3:16).
– Righteousness ought to characterize each believer’s life (1 Peter 2:24). (See Holiness, Justification).
Role Models — (Est. 4:16; Job 15:4; 2 Cor. 8:8; Eph. 5:1; Phil. 4:9; Heb. 12:1).
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Sabbath(s) — (Given to whom?) Ex. 31:13-17; Lev. 19:2-3; 23:1-3; Neh. 9:9-15; Ezek. 20:9-13,20 (Shall
nots) Deut. 5:12-15; Neh. 10:31; 13:15-22; Jer. 17:20-22; Amos 8:5.
Sacrifice — (Ex. 20:24; 29:11-21; Lev. 1:1; 17:11; Num. 7:41-80; Psa. 40:6; 50:5-23; 51:16-19; 107:22;
Mark 12:33; Rom. 12:1-3; Heb. 13:15-16; 10:12; 1 Peter 2:5.
Sadducees — (Matt. 16:1-12; Mark 12:18-23; Acts 4:1-22; 5:17-42; 23:1-11.
Sadness —
– Joy departed (Isa. 24:11; Jer. 7:34; 16:9; 25:10; Lam. 5:15; Ezek. 26:13; Hosea 2:11; Amos 8:10; Rev.
18:23).
– Mourning (Gen. 50:3; Num. 20:29; Deut. 34:8; 2 Sam. 1:12; 3:31). (See Grief, Sorrow).
Saints — (Deut. 33:2; 1 Sam. 2:9; 2 Chron. 6:41; Job 5:1; 15:15; Psa. 16:3; 30:4; 31:23; 37:28; 50:5; 52:9;
79:2; 85:8; 89:5; 89:7; 97:10; 16:15; 132:9; 132:16; 145:10; 148:14; 149:1; 149:5; 149:9; Prov. 2:8;
Dan. 7:18; 7:21; 7:22; 7:25; 7:27; Hosea 11:12; Zec. 14:5; Matt. 27:52; Acts 9:13; 9:32; 9:41; 26:10;
Rom. 1:7; 8:27; 12:13; 15:25-26, 31; 16:2, 15; 1 Cor. 1:2; 6:1-2; 14:33; 16:1, 15; 2 Cor. 1:1; 8:4; 9:1,
12; 13:13; Eph. 1:1, 15, 18; 2:19; 3:8, 18; 4:12; 5:3; 6:18; Phil. 1:1; 4:22; Col 1:2, 4, 12; 1:26; 1 Thes.
3:13; 2 Thes. 1:10; Phm 1:5, 7; Heb. 6:10; 13:24; Jude 1:3, 14; Rev. 5:8; 8:3-4; 11:18; 13:7, 10; 14:12;
15:3; 16:6; 17:6; 18:24; 19:8; 20:9.
Salvation — (Luke 19:10; John 12:47; Acts 16:30-31; 1 Tim. 1:15; Heb. 7:25; Rom. 10:9-13; Eph. 2:8-9
(Belief in Christ), John 3:16-18; 6:29; 8:37,40; 8:51; 13:8; 17:2,6,9; Acts 13:48; 2 Cor. 13:5; 2 Tim.
2:19; (By faith), Gen. 15:6; Psa. 106:31; 127:1-2; Isa. 26:2; Ezek. 33:13; Matt. 5:20; 25:35-36; Luke
19:9; Acts 15:20; Rom. 1:17; 3:22; 4:13; 10:3-7; Heb. 4:11; James 2:14-24; (For all people), Gen.
35:11; Deut. 4:33; Ruth 4:22; 2 Chron. 6:33; Psa. 22:27; 86:9; Isa. 42:6; Jer. 31:31; 48:47; Amos 9:12;
Jonah 2:7-9; Zep 2:11; Zec. 9:7; Matt. 2:2; 15:23-26; Luke 2:32; John 10:16; Acts 10:45; 1 Tim. 2:4;
(God’s promise to Abraham), Gen. 12:3; Deut. 26:18; 1 King 8:43; Psa. 47:9; Isa. 19:19-25; Eph.
3:3-4,6,9; (Losing), Rom. 11:21-22; 1 Cor. 9:27; Heb. 6:6; 2 Peter 2:20-22; (Mankind’s Need Of)
Isa.64:6; Rom.3:10, 23; 5:12; 6:23; Heb.9:27; 1 John 1:10; (Understanding), Psa. 67:2; 87:4; 98:2-3;
Prov. 10:16; Isa. 52:15; Jer. 22:16; Matt. 10:5; 19:17; Acts 4:12; Rom. 1:16; Phil. 2:12-13 (Past tense)
Rom. 8:24; Eph. 2:5; 2 Tim. 1:9; Tit. 3:5; (Present tense) Phil. 2:12; (Future tense) Rom. 5:9-10; 13:11;
Heb. 9:28; 1 Pet. 1:5
– Those who receive salvation become God’s children (John 1:12-13).
– Salvation is a work of the Holy Spirit in a person’s life (John 3:1-16).
– Belief and trust in Jesus Christ are the only way to be saved (John 14:6).
– Salvation includes gaining a relationship with God (John 17:1-5).
– Receiving salvation means we must turn from our sins (Acts 2:37-38).
– Salvation cannot be earned; it is a gift of God (Rom. 6:23).
– Receiving salvation is simple and personal (Rom. 10:8-10).
– Salvation is by God’s grace alone (Eph. 2:1-9).
– Salvation rescues us from Satan’s dominion (Col. 1:13-14).
– Our salvation was obtained by Jesus’ blood (1 Peter 1:18-19). (See Redemption; Regeneration; Born
Again).
Sanctify — (John 17:17,19; 1 Cor. 1:2; Phil. 1:6; 1 Thes. 4:3-12.
Sanctification — (John 17:17; 1 Cor. 6:1 1; 1 Thes. 4:4; 5:23; Heb. 2:11; 10:10-14: 13:12.
Satan — (Prov. 20:20; Isa. 14:12-15; Ezek. 28:13-19; 1 Peter 5:8; 2 Cor. 4:4; James 4:7; Rev. 12:9;
(Limited by God), Job 1:12; 19:8-12; Luke 10:18; Rom. 16:20; Col 2:15; 1 John 5:18; (Names for), 2
Sam. 24:1; 2 King 1:2; Job 31:35; Zec. 3:1; Matt. 4:1; 4:1; 4:3-4; 10:25; Mark 1:12-13; 8:33; Luke 4:3;
John 12:31; Col 1:13; James 4:7; Rev. 12:11; (Power), Job 1:13-19; Matt. 4:8-9; 7:22-23; Luke 4:6;
22:3; John 13:27; Acts 19:19; 2 Cor. 2:11; Eph. 2:2; 6:12; 1 Thes. 2:18; 1 Peter 5:8; 1 John 1:8; Rev.
6:1-17
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– Satan will tempt Jesus’ followers (Matt. 4:1-11).
– Satan is completely evil (John 8:44).
– Satan is the temporary ruler over this world (Eph. 2:1-2).
– Satan and his demons are spiritual (Eph. 6:12).
– Satan works through an army of demons (1 Tim. 4:1).
– Believers have the authority to resist Satan (James 4:1-10).
– Satan is an enemy to Christians (1 Peter 5:8).
– Jesus destroyed Satan’s work with his death on the cross (1 John 3:7-8).
– Satan is a defeated enemy (Rev. 20:10). (See Devil, Demons).
Scapegoat — (Lev. 16:20-22; 2 King 6:32-33; 1 Peter 1:6.
Scriptures, The — (Isa. 8:20; Mat. 22:29; Rom. 15:4; 2 Tim. 3:15-16; 2 Pet. 1:20.
Second Chances — (Josh. 1:1-5; Judges 2:16; Lam. 5:22; (None in Hell) Luke 16:23-31.
Second Coming (of Christ) — (Matt. 16:27; 24:19-35, 24-25, 37-51; Luke 18:8; 21:34-36; John 14:1-4;
Acts 1:6-8; 1:11; 1 Cor. 1:7; 11:26; 15:12-28; Col. 3:4; 1 Thes. 1:10; 4:13-18; 5:1-11; 2 Thes. 1:7; Titus
2:13; Heb. 9:28; 10:37; 2 Peter 3:8-14; 1 John 2:28; 3:2-3 Jude 14; Rev.1:7; 6:14-17; 19:11-21; 22:12,
20
– We do not know when Jesus will return (Matt. 24:36).
– Christ’s return will be unmistakable (Mark 13:26-27).
– Christ’s return will be joyous for those who are ready (Luke 12:35-40).
– The Second Coming will be a time of judgment on unbelievers (John 12:37-50).
– At Christ’s second coming we will be with him forever (John 14:1-3).
– The promise of Christ’s return (Acts 1:10-11).
– Believers will be resurrected and given glorious bodies (1 Cor. 15:51-57).
– Christ’s return will be visible and glorious (1 Thes. 4:16).
– At Christ’s return, Christians who are dead and alive will rise to meet him (1 Thes. 4:16-17).
– Continue to serve God as you await the Second Coming (1 Peter 4:7-8).
– Patiently await Christ’s return (2 Peter 3:8-13).
– Jesus is coming soon (Rev. 22:20-21). (See Last Days, Rapture).
Self —
– Confidence (1 Sam. 10:22; Psa. 22:6-7; Prov. 12:9; Zec. 8:12-13; Rom. 12:3; 1 Cor. 2:3; Gal. 6:4).
– Control (Prov. 6:6-11; 25:28; Titus 2:2).
– Defense (Ex. 22:3; 2 Sam. 20:10).
– Denial (Matt. 7:13-14; Mark 8:35; Luke 9:23; Tit. 2:12; Rom. 1:8-13; 15:1; Acts 20:24; Rev. 12:11).
(See Sacrifice).
– Esteem (Ex. 30:15; 1 Chron. 4:9-10; Ezra 2:2-61; Job 25:6; Psa. 8:5; 103:14; 139:13-16; Prov. 22:2;
Isa. 41:14; 1 Peter 2:18-21).
- We are made in God’s image (Gen. 1:26-27).
- We are a little lower than the angels (Psa. 8:3-5).
- God took special care to create us (Psa. 139:1-18).
- We have been formed by God’s loving hands (Isa. 64:8).
- We are of great value to God (Luke 12:4-12).
- God gave his Son for us (John 3:16).
- Our self-esteem is affected by our relationship with Christ (Rom. 12:1-8).
- Our self-esteem is based on God’s approval (2 Cor. 10:12-18).
- We should not overestimate ourselves (Gal. 6:3-5). (See Pride).
– Examination (Lam. 3:40; Matt. 7:5; 1 Cor. 11:28; 2 Cor. 13:5; Gal. 6:4).
– Reliance (2 Chron. 12:14; Isa. 2:7-8; 26:18; 50:10-11).
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Separation — (To part or divide) Gen. 30:40; (To consecrate) Num. 6:2-3; Acts 13:2; (To forsake the
communion) Rom. 8:35; Jude 19, (To excommunicate) Luke 6:22; (Moral) John 2:15-17; 2 Cor. 7:1;
Eph. 4:17-29; 5:1-18; Phil. 4:13; 1 Thes 1:9; 5:22; 4:1-4; 1 Tim. 6:11; Titus 2:15; 1 Peter 4:1-4;
(Doctrinal) (Practical) Matt.18:15-18; 1 Cor.5:11; Col. 1:9; 3:16; Phil. 1:9; 1 Thes 5:21; 2 Thes. 3:6,
11-12, 14; 1 Tim. 6:5; Heb. 5:12-14, Jude 3, Rom. 16:17; 2 Tim. 2:16; 3:5; 2:21; 2 Cor. 6:17; 2 Tim
2:14-18; (Biblical) Psa. 119:128; John 14:23-24; Rev. 2:2, 6, 14-16; Num. 25:5-13, Prov. 24:24-25;
14:15; 22:3; Psa.1:1-3 (See Sanctification).
Service — (to God and others) Num. 35:2; 1 Chron. 23:7-23; Matt. 25:26-27; John 13:14-15; 1 Tim. 3:13,
(Requirements of) Psa. 2:11; 101:6; Matt. 6:24; Acts 20:19; Rom. 7:6; 12:11; Gal. 5:13; (Rewards of)
John 12:26; Rom. 14:18; Col. 3:24; Rev 7:15; 22:3.
Servant — (Isa. 49:1-6; 50:4-9; 52:13-53:12; Mark 10:35-45; John 13:1-17; 1 Cor. 9:19-23; Gal. 5:13-26;
Phil. 2:6-11; 1 Peter 2:18-25.
Sex — (Homosexuality) Gen. 13:13; 19:4-5; Lev. 18:22; Judges 19:24; 2 King 23:7; Rom. 1:26-27; (In
marriage) 1 Cor. 6:20; Heb. 13:4; (Pleasure) Prov. 5:18-19; (Religious rituals) Num. 25:1; Josh. 22:17;
1 King 14:24; 16:32; Hos. 4:12; 4:14; (Rules about) Ex. 19:15; 2 Sam. 11:11; (Temptation) 2 Sam.
11:2-3; Prov. 5:3-10; 9:17; 23:28; 1 Cor. 6:18
– Sex is God’s gift to married people (Prov. 5:15-21).
– Sex outside of marriage is foolish (Prov. 6:23-35).
– Sex within marriage is meant to be a delight (Song of Sol. 4:1-16).
– Sexual sin begins in the mind (Matt. 5:27-30).
– Sex is a powerful bond not meant to be taken lightly (1 Cor. 6:13-20).
– Sexual immorality has no place among Christians (Eph. 5:1-3).
– We are to have nothing to do with sexual immorality (Col. 3:5).
– God wants us to live in holiness, not lustful passion (1 Thes. 4:1-8).
– Sex in marriage is honorable and pure (Heb. 13:4). (See Bestiality, Homosexuality, Incest).
Shame — (Ezra 9:6-15; Psa. 25; 34:1-7; Rom. 1:16-17; 2 Tim. 1:8-14.
Sickness — (Ex. 23:25; Isa. 58:1-8; 103:3; Jer. 17:14; Matt. 25:36-46; 2 Cor. 12:7-10; James 5:14-15
– God cares for the sick (Psa. 41:1-13).
– A cheerful spirit can act as good medicine against sickness (Prov. 17:22).
– Jesus can heal sickness (Matt. 4:23-25).
– Believers ought to have compassion on the sick (Matt. 25:34-40).
– It is better to be physically crippled than spiritually crippled (Mark 9:43-48).
– Paul had an infirmity that God would not remove (2 Cor. 12:7-10). (See Illness).
Signs and Wonders — (Matt. 12:38-39; 1 Cor. 12:12; 1 Cor. 1:22; 2 Cor. 11:13-15; 2 Thes. 2:8-11; Heb.
2:3-4; Rev. 13:13-14.
Sin — (Gen. 4:7; Isa.53:5-6; 59:1-2; John 8:34; Rom. 3:23; 6:12-18, 23; 7:7-25; 14:23; Gal.6:7-8; Eph.
4:26; James 4:17; 1 John 3:4; (Acceptance) Lev. 26:41; Psa. 38:4; John 9:41; (Communal) Josh. 7:11;
2 Sam. 24:15; Ezra 9:6; Isa. 59:12; Ezek. 21:4; Dan. 9:3; 9:5; Mal. 4:6; (Defeating) Rom. 6:2-14;
7:14-25; (Development) 2 King 18:4; (Effects of) Gen. 12:17; 1 Sam. 2:31-33; 2 Sam. 12:9-10;
21:6,9,14; 1 Chron. 21:14; Job 5:7; 15:20; Psa. 7:13,16; 51:4; 103:10; Jer. 17:9; Ezek. 7:27; 18:24; Matt.
5:29-30; Rom. 1:24,26,28; 5:13-14; 6:1; 2 Cor. 7:9; (On the church) 1 Cor. 5:7; 8:12; (On creation) Gen.
9:2; Psa. 107:33-34; Jer. 7:20; John 9:2; 9:3; Rom. 8:20-21; Rev. 8:7-11; (On families) Job 79:8; Jer.
2:9; 31:29; 32:18; La 2:11-12; Ezek. 18:19-20; 18:19-20; Hos. 2:4-5; (On God) Job 35:6; Jer. 12:7-8;
Ezek. 33:11; John 11:35; (On health) Gen. 3:16; John 5:14; (On nations) Neh. 1:6; Psa. 51:18; Jer.
9:3-8; 18:7-10; 29:21-23; La 2:11-12; Ezek. 21:4; 22:30; Dan. 9:5; (Removed) Rev. 22:2 (Hated by God)
Psa. 5:5; (Individual) Lev. 20:9; Num. 14:18; Deut. 5:9; 23:2; Ezek. 18:2; (Punished) 1 Chron. 21:14;
1 Thes. 4:6; Secret, 2 King 17:9; Psa. 90:8; (Unforgivable) Matt. 12:31-32; Mark 3:29; (Unintentional)
Psa. 19:12; Acts 3:14-15,17; James 4:17; (Unpardonable) Matt.12:22-32; Mark 3:22-30; Luke 11:14-23;

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12:10; Heb.10:26; 1 John 5:16-17).
– Sin has consequences (Gen. 3:1-19).
– God must punish sin (Ex. 32:34).
– Our consciences can identify sin (2 Sam. 24:10-15).
– We should humbly confess our sins to God (Ezra 9:5-15).
– We should ask God to forgive our sins (Psa. 51:1-10).
– Stay away from people who lead you to sin (Prov. 1:10-19).
– Sin begins in the mind (Matt. 5:27-28).
– All people have sinned (Rom. 3:23).
– Sin leads to eternal death (Rom. 6:23).
– Jesus takes the penalty of our sin on himself (Rom. 8:1-2).
– Sin begins with temptation (James 1:15).
– We can sin by avoiding something we should do (James 4:17).
– God is willing to forgive our sins (1 John 1:8-9).
Singles — (Prov. 18:22; Isa. 4:1; Jer. 16:2; Matt. 19:11-12; 1 Cor. 7:28; 7:34.
– Some people remain single to work for God’s Kingdom (Matt. 19:12).
– Singleness is a gift from God (1 Cor. 7:7-8).
– Single people can serve God (1 Cor. 7:25-31).
– Single people have more time to focus on service for God (1 Cor. 7:32-35).
Sinners — (Eccl. 7:20; Matt. 9:13; Luke 18:13; Rom. 3:23; Rom. 5:8; Gal. 3:22; 1 Tim. 1:15.
Slander — (Psa. 12:5; Prov. 10:18-21; James 4:11 (See Gossip).
Slavery — (Ex. 10:27-28; Lev. 22:6,11; 25:44-46; Josh. 16:10; Judges 1:28; 1 King 12:18; 1 Chron. 5:21;
Matt. 20:26-28; Mark 10:43-45; 1 Cor. 7:21-24; 1 Peter 2:18-21.
Smoking — (Prov. 16:27; Rom. 14:21; Rom. 12:1; 1 Cor. 6:19-20; 10:31; 2 Cor. 5:17; 1 Thes. 5:22 (See
Addiction; Drinking).
Son of God — (Matt. 16:18; Luke 22:70-71; John 1:18; Heb. 7:11.
Son of Man — (Psa. 80:17; Ezek. 2:1; Dan. 7:13; 8:17; Mark 2:10; Heb. 2:6-8; Rev. 1:13; 14:14 .
Sorrow — (Ex. 3:1-9; Matt. 26:36-46
– Sorrow is often a necessary part of repentance (Judges 2:4-5).
– Weeping will be followed by joy (Psa. 30:5).
– Jesus understands sorrow (Isa. 53:3-9).
– God promises comfort to those who experience sorrow (Matt. 5:4).
– God may use sorrow to point out sin and draw us back to him (2 Cor. 7:10-11).
– We sorrow over believers who die, but one day we will meet again (1 Thes. 4:13-18).
– Sorrow will not exist in God’s Kingdom (Rev. 21:3-4). (See Bereavement, Grief).
Soul — (Deut. 6:1-5; 30:6; Psa. 25:1; 42; 103; 130; Eccl. 12:7; 1 Thes. 5:23; Heb. 4:12; Rev. 6:9-10.
– People cannot destroy your soul (Matt. 10:28).
– We are to love God with our whole being, heart, soul, and mind (Matt. 22:36-40).
– It is of no value to gain the world but lose your soul (Mark 8:34-38).
– We can place our soul under Christ’s protection (John 10:27-29).
– Believers are assured of immortality (1 Cor. 15:46-53).
Soul Winning — (Matt. 28:18-20; Mark 16:15; Luke 24:44-48; John 2:21; Acts 1:8; 8:5-8, 12, 26-40; 21:8;
2 Tim.4:5 (See Evangelism; Preaching; Street Preaching; Gospel).
Spirit of God — (Gen. 6:3; Ex. 24:2; 31:3; Judges 13:25; 1 Sam. 11:6; 16:14; 2 Sam. 23:2; 1 Chron. 12:18;
28:12,19; 2 Chron. 20:14; Psa. 104:30; Prov. 20:27; Joel 2:28; Zec. 4:6; Mark 1:10 (See Trinity).
Spiritual Gifts — (Acts 21:9; Rom. 1:11; 12:6; 1 Cor. 1:7; 3:21; 12:1-31; 13:1-3; 14:2-4; 1 Thes. 5:19
– God expects us to use our gifts (Rom. 12:3-8).
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– Spiritual gifts build up the body of Christ (Eph. 4:11-13).
– Spiritual gifts ought not be denied nor overemphasized (1 Thes. 5:19-22).
– God distributes spiritual gifts according to his will (Heb. 2:4).
Spiritual Ignorance — (John 15:22; Acts 3:14-15,17; 17:30; Rom. 2:14-16; 2 Thes. 1:8; 2 Peter 2:20-22;
Spiritual Leaders — (Num. 27:18; 2 King 4:13; 6:21; 13:14; 16:15-16; 2 Chron. 24:16; Neh. 12:1; 13:28;
Isa. 29:9-10; 32:5-6; 56:10; Jer. 29:21-23; Hos. 6:9; Zep 3:4; Mal. 2:3; Matt. 20:26-28; 23:33; Luke
11:44; John 21:15-17; 1 Cor. 4:16;
Spiritual Needs — (Psa. 40:17; 63:1; 70:5; 86:1; Matt. 5:20;
Spiritual Values — (Matt. 5:3-10; 5:19;
Spiritual Warfare — (Job 1:13-19; Psa. 70:2; 83:2,6-8; Isa. 24:21-22; Dan. 10:12; Matt. 11:12; 2 Cor.
10:4; Eph. 6:14-17; 6:12; 2 Tim. 2:3.
Stealing — (Ex. 20:15; Lev. 19:11-13; Jer. 23:30; Mal. 3:8-10; Eph. 4:28 ; 1 Cor. 6:9- 10; 1 Thes. 4:6; 1
Peter 4:15 (See Dishonesty).
Stress —
– Delegating work can alleviate stress (Ex. 18:13-26).
– God is a refuge in times of stress (Psa. 62:1-8).
– Pray to God in times of stress (Psa. 69:1-36).
– Wait upon the Lord (Isa. 40:30-31).
– God is always with us (Rom. 8:31-39).
– God cares about our stress (2 Cor. 4:8-12).
– Don’t let stress cause you to worry (Phil. 4:4-9).
Stewardship — (Matt. 25:14-30; 18:23-34; Luke 12:42; 16:1-12; Rom. 14:11-12; 1 Cor. 4:1-2; Eph.
5:15-16; 1 Peter 4:10 (See Giving; Tithing).
Street Preaching — (Jer. 11:6; Luke 8:1-8; 10:10; 14:21-23; Acts 18:28; 20:20; Heb. 13:11-14 (See
Evangelism; Preaching; Gospel).
Stubbornness — (Prov. 29:1.
Submission — (In marriage) Eph. 5:24-33; 1 Peter 3:5-6; (To God) Isa. 18:7; 19:18; Jer. 27:8-15; 29:7;
(To authority) Col 3:18-4:1; 1 Peter 2:13-17; (To others) Eph. 5:21.
– Christ is our example of submission to the Father’s will (Matt. 26:39, 42).
– Following Christ requires submission to him (Luke 14:27).
– God created lines of authority for harmonious relationships (1 Cor. 11:2-16).
– Marriage calls for mutual submission (Eph. 5:21-33).
– Submit to God (James 4:7-10). (See Obedience).
Success — (Deut. 29:9; Josh. 1:8; 2 Chron. 26:5; Job 5:7; 6:24; 11:16; 22:21-25; 34:37; Psa. 1:1-4; 88:3;
90:17; Prov. 6:6-11; 22:1; Eccl. 7:14; John 10:10; 3 John 1:2; Acts 5:41; Rev. 13:10; (Alone) Job
19:13-20; Psa. 10:1; 12:1; 22:1; 88:6; 102:3-5; La 3:3; Matt. 26:41; 27:46; Mark 8:34; 14:38; 14:51-52;
15:23, 34; Luke 22:40; 2 Tim. 1:15; (God’s role) 2 Sam. 12:14-15; 2 King 5:1; Psa. 34:17; 71:20; 97:10;
Rev. 13:8; (Purpose of) Job 32:14; 33:19; Psa. 22:30-31; 102:9-10; Prov. 22:4; Isa. 45:7; 48:10; La 3:38;
Ezek. 24:16-18; John 9:3; 1 Thes. 3:3; (Results) Job 3:10-16; 23:10; Psa. 119:67-75; Prov. 17:3; Eccl.
11:8; La 3:38; John 11:4; Rom. 5:3; 2 Cor. 4:12; Rev. 9:20-21; (Understanding) Job 5:27; 9:22-24;
17:7-8; 23:10; 28:20-28; 42:8; Isa. 13:16; 53:9; Rom. 8:17; 2 Cor. 1:5; 1 Peter 4:1.
Suffering — (Psa. 119:71; Rom. 8:18; 2 Cor. 4:17; 2 Tim. 3:12; 1 Peter 2:19-21; 4:13-19; James 5:10
– Those who suffer need encouragement (Job 16:1-6).
– Christ’s followers will face suffering (Matt. 16:21-26).
– Our suffering helps us comfort others who are suffering (2 Cor. 1:3-7).
– Our suffering will end in glory (2 Cor. 4:17-18).
– Jesus can help us through suffering (Heb. 2:11-18).
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– There will be no suffering in Christ’s Kingdom (Rev. 21:4). (See Blessing, Pain, Tests and Trials).
Suicide — (1 Sam. 31:5; 2 Sam. 17:23; Isa. 57:1-2; Acts 1:18-19; Acts 16:22-36.
—T—
Tabernacle — (a divine pattern) Ex. 25:9; 26:30; Heb. 8:5; (free-will offerings for) Ex. 25:1-8; 35:4, 5,
21-29; (Divine wisdom of Bezaleel) Ex. 31:2-7; 35:30-35; 36:1; (Tabernacle of the Lord) Josh. 22:19;
1Ki 2:28; 1 Chron. 16:39; (Tabernacle of testimony or witness) Ex. 38:21; Num. 1:50; 17:7, 8; 2 Chron.
24:6; Ac 7:44; (Tabernacle of the congregation) Ex. 27:21; 33:7; 40:26; (Tabernacle of Shiloh) Psa.
78:60; (Tabernacle of Joseph) Psa. 78:67; (Temple of the Lord) 1 Sam. 1:9; 3:3; (House of the Lord)
Josh. 6:24; 1 Sam. 1:7, 24; (a moveable tent) 2 Sam. 7:6, 7; (manifest God’s presence and worship)
Ex. 25:8; 29:42, 43; (boards of made of shittim wood) Ex. 26:15; 36:20; (Ten cubits high by one and
a half broad) Ex. 26:16; 36:21; (fitted into sockets of silver) Ex. 26:17, 19; 36:22-24; (20 on south side)
Ex. 26:18; 36:23; (20 on north side) Ex. 26:20; 36:25; (6 and 2 corner boards for west side) Ex.
26:22-25; 36:27-30; (Supported by bars of shittim wood resting in rings of gold) Ex. 26:26-29; 36:31-33;
(With the bars, covered with gold) Ex. 26:26-29; 36:34; (The door, a curtain of blue and purple
suspended by gold rings from five pillars of shittim wood) Ex. 26:36, 37; 36:37, 38; (Coverings of the
inner, ten curtains of blue, purple, & joined with loops and golden taches) Ex. 26:1-6; 36:8-13; (The
second, eleven curtains of goats’ hair) Ex. 26:7-13; 36:14-18; (The third of rams’ skins dyed red) Ex.
26:14; 36:19; (The outward of badgers’ skins) Ex. 26:14; 36:19; (Divided by a Vail of blue, purple,
suspended from four pillars of shittim) Ex. 26:31-33; 36:35, 36; 40:21; (Divided into: The holy place)
Ex. 26:33; Heb. 9:2-6; (The most holy place) Ex. 26:34; Heb. 9:3, 7; (Had a court round about) Ex.
40:8; (The table of show-bread, the golden candlestick, and the altar of incense were placed in the holy
place) Ex. 26:35; 40:22, 24, 26; Heb. 9:2; (The ark and mercy-seat put in the most holy place) Ex.
26:33, 34; 40:20, 21; Heb. 9:4; (Court of One hundred cubits long and fifty cubits wide) Ex. 27:18;
(Surrounded by curtains of fine line suspended from pillars in sockets of brass) Ex. 27:9-15; 38:9-16;
(The gate of, a hanging of blue, purple, twenty cubits wide, suspended from four pillars) Ex. 27:16;
38:18; (Contained the brazen altar and laver of brass) Ex. 40:29, 30; (All the pillars of, filleted with
silver) Ex. 27:17; 38:17; (All the vessels of, made of brass) Ex. 27:19; (First reared, on the first day of
the second year after the exodus) Ex. 40:2, 17; (Was set up by Moses at Mount Sinai) Ex. 40:18, 19;
Num. 10:11, 12; (At Gilgal) Josh. 5:10, 11; (In Shiloh) Josh. 18:1; 19:51; (In Nob) 1 Sam. 21:1-6;
(Finally at Gibbon) 1 Chron. 16:39; 21:29; (Anointed and consecrated with oil) Ex. 40:9; Lev. 8:10;
Num. 7:1; (Sprinkled and purified with blood) Heb. 9:21; (Sanctified by the glory of the Lord) Ex.
29:43; 40:34; Num. 9:15; (The Lord appeared in, over the mercy-seat) Ex. 25:22; Lev. 16:2; Num.
7:89; (The cloud of glory rested on, by night and day in the wilderness) Ex. 40:38; Num. 9:15, 16; (The
journeys of Israel regulated by the cloud on) Ex. 40:36, 37; (The priests alone could enter) Num. 18:3,
5; (Performed all services in) Num. 3:10; 18:1, 2; Heb. 9:6; (Were the ministers of) Heb. 8:2; (The
Levites appointed over, and had charge of) Num. 1:50; 8:24; 18:2-4; (Did the inferior service of) Num.
3:6-8; (Took down, and put up) Num. 1:51; (Carried) Num. 4:15, 25, 31; (Pitched their tents around)
Num. 1:53; 3:23, 29, 35; (Free-will offerings made at the first rearing of) Num. 7:1-9; (Free-will
offerings made at the dedication of the altar of) Num. 7:10-87; (All offerings to be made at) Lev. 17:4;
Deut. 12:5-6, 11, 13, 14; (Punishment for defiling) Lev. 15:31; Num. 19:13; (A permanent house
substituted for, when the kingdom was established) 2 Sam. 7:5-13; (Illustrative of Christ) Isa. 4:6; John
1:14; Heb. 9:8, 9, 11; (Of the Church) Psa. 15:1; Isa. 16:5; 54:2; Heb. 8:2; Rev. 21:2, 3; (Of the body)
2 Cor. 5:1; 2 Peter 1:13; (The holy of holies, of heaven) Heb. 6:19, 20; 9:12, 24; 10:19; (The vail, of
Christ’s body) Heb. 10:20; (of the obscurity of the Mosaic age) Heb. 9:8, 10; Rom. 16:25, 26; Rev. 11:19
(See Temple).
Talking — (with God) Gen. 12:1; 18:10; Num. 1:1; 7:89; Josh. 1:1; 1 Sam. 3:21; 30:6; Job 38:1; Psa. 95:7;
Hab. 2:1; Mal. 2:17.
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Tattoo — (Lev. 19:28 (See Earring).
Taxes — (Matt.17:24-27; 22:17-25; Rom. 13:6-7; 1 Peter 2:13.
Teaching —
– Parents must teach their children about the Lord (Deut. 6:4-9).
– Believers teach each other (2 Tim. 2:2).
– Qualities of a good teacher (2 Tim. 2:22-26).
– Instruction to those who teach God’s Word (Titus 2:1-15). (See Witnessing).
Temple — (2 Chron. 3:1; 3:3-17; Matt. 24:2-3; (Employees) 1 Chron. 23:26,28-32; 2 Chron. 4:6-16; 23:8;
Neh. 12:29; Psa. 134:1; Ezek. 44:16; (Finances) Lev. 27:2; 27:13; Num. 5:10; 18:31; Josh. 13:33; 2
King 12:6-8; 2 Chron. 24:5; 31:4; Ezra 6:4 (See Tabernacle).
Temptation — (Deut. 13:3; 1 Chron. 21:1; Job 29:2; 31:1; Psa. 81:7; Prov. 1:10; 28:10; Matt.4:1-11; 18:7-
9; 24:41; 26:41; Mark 1:12-13; 14:38; Luke 4:3; Rom.14:13; 1 Cor.7:5; 10:13; Heb. 2:18; 4:15-16;
James 1:12-14; (Overcoming ) Isa.41:10; Matt.26:41; 1 Cor.10:13; Eph. 6:14-17; Phil.1:6; 2 Thes.3:3;
Heb. 4:15; James 1:3; 4:7; 1 Peter 2:9; 1 John 5:4.
– Temptation comes from Satan (Gen. 3:1-6).
– How to avoid temptation (Prov. 7:1-5).
– How to respond when tempted (Matt. 4:1-11).
– God will provide a way of escape from every temptation (1 Cor. 10:13).
– Run from temptation (2 Tim. 2:22).
– Christ can help us, for he, too, has faced temptation (Heb. 4:15-16).
– God never tempts people to sin (James 1:13-15).
Tests and Trials — (Ex. 20:20; Psa. 26:1-2; Zec. 13:9; Matt.26:41; Luke 11:3; 1 Cor. 3:13; James 1:2-3;
1:12; 1 Peter 1:5-8; 1 Peter 4:12-13; (Testing By God) Deut. 8:2; 13:3; 1 Chron. 29:17; 2 Chron. 32:31;
Job 1:8; 7:18; 16:9; 23:10; Psa. 66:10; 81:7; Matt. 4:1; 15:23-26; Mark 7:26-27; Rom. 16:10; 1 Thes.
3:3; James 1:13; 1 Peter 1:7; (Of God), Psa. 78:18.
– Christ promises us rest from our trials (Matt. 11:28-30).
– Jesus understands our struggles (John 15:18).
– Have peace in trials (John 16:33).
– Trials help us develop patience (Rom. 5:1-5).
– God knows what he is doing with our life (Rom. 8:28).
– Believers can expect to suffer for their faith (2 Cor. 6:3-13).
– Present trials fade in comparison to the joy of our relationship with Christ (Phil. 3:7-11).
– God expects us to grow through our trials (James 1:2-4).
Thanksgiving/Thankfulness — (Ex. 23:15; 1 Sam. 31:12; Psa. 116:13; 116:17; Eph. 5:20.
– Thank the Lord because he is good (Psa. 107:1-3).
– Be thankful for answers to prayer (Psa. 138:1-5).
– Be thankful for salvation (Eph. 2:4-10).
– Our prayers should include words of thankfulness (Phil. 4:6).
– Our life should be characterized by thankfulness to God (Col. 3:15-17).
– We are called to give thanks in all circumstances (1 Thes. 5:16-18).
Thoughts — (Gen. 6:5; Psa. 10:4; 94:11; Prov. 16:3; Isa. 55:8- 9; 2 Cor. 10:5; Heb. 4:12.
Time — (Eccl. 3:1-8; Eph. 5:15; Col 4:5.
Tithing — (Gen. 14:20; 28:22; Lev. 27:30-32; Num. 18:21-28; Deut. 12:17; 14:22; 26:12; 1 Chron. 6:54;
2 Chron. 31:5; Prov. 3:9-10; Mal. 3:9-10; Luke 6:38; 2 Cor. 9:7 (See Giving; Stewardship).
Tongue — (Psa. 39:1; 141:3; Prov. 10:20; 18:21; 21:23; Matt. 12:36-37; James 3:1-18.
Treasure — (Deut. 8:18; 1 Chron. 29:12; Psa. 62:10; 119:36; Prov. 13:11; 19:4; Eccl. 5:10; Ezek. 28:5;
Matt. 6:3-4; 6:19, 21, 24; Luke 12:15-21; 19:26; Acts 8:20; 1 Tim. 3:2-3; 6:9-10; Heb. 13:5; James 1:11;
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Trinity — (Gen. 1:26; 11:7; Deut. 6:4; Matt. 28:19; 3:13- 17; John 14:9-28; Rom. 1:20; 2 Cor. 13:14; Titus
3:3-8; 1 John 5:7 (See God, Holy Ghost, Holly Spirit, Jesus Christ).
Trouble — (Job 5:17-18; 14:1; Psa. 9:9-10; 23:4; 34:19-20; 119:71; Prov. 24:10; Eccl. 7:3; 7:14; Isa. 30:20;
48:10; Matt.10:29-31; John 16:33; Rom. 5:3-4; 8:35-39; 12:12; 2 Cor. 1:3-4; 4:8-10; 12:9-10; Gal. 6:2;
2 Thes. 1:6-7; 2 Tim. 2:3; James 1:2-3; 1 Peter 1:6-7; 4:12-13 (See Affliction; Blessing; Cursing).
Truth — (Prov. 22:17; 23:23; Isa. 45:23; Jer. 22:5; 38:2-3; Matt. 5:34-37; Acts 16:18; 2 Tim. 3:7; James
5:12; 2 John 1; Rev. 1:19-20 (See Deception, Lying).
Trust — (Deut. 28:65; Psa. 77:2; Eccl. 11:10; Matt. 6:25; Luke 12:22; (Trust In God) Gen. 22:2; Ex. 30:12;
Josh. 11:6; Judges 7:5-6; 2 King 4:2-7; 18:14; 1 Chron. 18:4; 2 Chron. 28:5; Neh. 6:13; Job 2:10;
12:15-16,22-23; 19:25; 23:14-15; Psa. 11:1; 91:16; 112:6-7; 116:10; 142:6; Isa. 30:18; Mic. 7:7; Hab.
3:17; James 1:2; 1:7-8; (In Idols) 2 Chron. 25:14; Isa. 27:10-11; (In military power) Josh. 11:6; 1 Sam.
12:12; 2 Sam. 24:3,10; 1 Chron. 21:1,6-7; Isa. 20:5-6; 22:8-11; 30:1-2; 31:1; 34:1-3; Jer. 2:36; Ezek.
16:26-29; 29:6-7; Hos. 7:11; Hab. 1:16; (In money) Job 36:19; Psa. 12:8; 97:7; Isa. 2:7-8; 39:1-2; (In
people) Psa. 146:3-4; (Learning to) Ex. 16:4; Psa. 78:5-7; Isa. 43:2; Hab. 3:16-19
– The Gentiles should trust Christ (Matt. 12:21).
– Trusting Christ (2 Cor. 3:4).
– Trusting God (2 Cor. 1:10; 1 Tim. 4:10).
– Trusting the Gospel (I Thes. 2:4; 1 Tim. 1:11).
– Trusting the Lord (Phil. 2:19; 24).
– Trusting Riches (Mark 10:24; Luke 16:11; 1 Tim. 6:17). (See Faith).
Truth —
– God wants us to be true and righteous (Psa. 51:1-6).
– Truth never changes (Prov. 12:19).
– Truth sets us free (John 8:31-32).
– Truth is found in Jesus Christ (John 14:6).
– God’s Word is truth (John 17:17).
– We must not only believe the truth but also live by it (1 John 1:5-7).
—U—
Unbelief — (Num. 20:12; Deut. 1:34; Psa. 78:32; 95:11; 115:2; Isa. 29:9-10; Matt. 12:39; Mark 6:5-6; Luke
11:29; John 6:29; 10:26 (See Doubts, Faith, Trust).
Unbelievers —
– We must not imitate unbelievers (Psa. 26:5).
– We must share the gospel with unbelievers (John 17:14-19).
– Unbelievers do not belong to Christ (Rom. 8:9).
– We should avoid situations that force us to compromise our beliefs (2 Cor. 6:14-18).
– Unbelievers will not enter heaven (1 John 5:10-12).
Unclean Spirits — (Matt. 8:16; 9:32-33; Luke 8:26-35; Mark 5:12-13; 9:18-22; Eph. 6:12; 1 Tim. 4:1.
Understanding God — (Gen. 14:18; 41:37-39; Ex. 5:1-3; Deut. 10:17; 29:4; 1 King 5:7; 10:1; 2 Chron.
32:16-19; Ezra 6:10; Job 10:2; 41:11; Psa. 65:8; 97:2-5; Prov. 25:2; 30:2-3; Eccl. 11:5; Ezek. 20:9;
Jonah 2:7-9; Luke 15:25-32; John 6:46,57.
Unity — (Psa. 133; John 17; Acts 2:42-47; 1 Cor. 1-4; 10:16-17; 11:17-34; Gal. 3:26-28; Eph. 4:1-16;
(Unity of believers) Psa. 133:1; John 17:21-23; Acts 15:20; Rom. 15:5-7; Eph. 4:13; 5:21; Phil. 2:2-5.
– Unity among believers pleases God (Psa. 133:1).
– Christians are not supposed to live in isolation (John 17:11).
– Unity includes bearing one another’s joys and burdens (Rom. 12:9-16).
– Believers must seek unity in all essentials (1 Cor. 1:10).
– There can be great unity even in great diversity (Eph. 4:3-13).
– The love Christ commanded should create unity among believers (Phil. 1:3-11).

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– Unity ought to be a distinctive mark among Christians (Phil. 2:1-2).
—V—
Vengeance — (Lev. 19:18; 24:19-20; Deut. 32:35; Prov. 20:22; 24:29; Nahum 1:2; Matt. 5:38-39; Rom.
12:17; 19; 1 Thes. 5:15.
God’s people should not hold grudges (Lev. 19:18).
– An eye for an eye (Lev. 24:19-20).
– Vengeance is the Lord’s (Deut. 32:35; Prov. 20:22; 24:29; Nahum 1:2; Rom. 12:19).
– Turn the other cheek (Matt. 5:38-39; Rom. 12:17).
– Render not evil for evil (1 Thes. 5:15).
Victory — (2 Chron.32:8; Rom.8:37; 1 Cor.15:57; 2 Cor.2:14; 2 Tim.2:19; 1 John 5:4; Rev.3:5; 21:7.
God is our victory (2 Chron.32:8; 1 Cor.15:57; 2 Cor.2:14).
– More than conquerors (Rom.8:37; 1 John 5:4; Rev.3:5; 21:7).
Violence — (Gen. 6:11; 13; Deut. 27:24; Psa. 5:6; 7:16; 11:5; 26:9-10; 140:11; Prov. 1:19; 3:31-32; 13:2;
16:29; 29:10; Ezek. 8:17-18; 35:6; 45:9; Matt.26:52; Luke 3:14).
– The earth was filled with violence (Gen. 6:11, 13).
– Smiting his nighbor (Deut. 27:24).
– The Lord abhor the bloody man (Psa. 5:6; 7:16; 11:5; 26:9-10).
– The violent man (140:11; Prov. 1:19; 3:31-32; 13:2; 16:29; 29:10; Ezek. 8:17-18; 35:6).
– Remove violence from the land (Ezek. 45:9; Matt.26:52).
– Peace on earth (Luke 3:14).
Virgin Birth — (Gen. 3:15; Isa. 7:14; Jer. 31:22; Matt. 1:22-25; 2:11; 28:19-20; Luke 1:26-27, 34-35;
15:27; Acts 5:32; 13:31
The first mention (Gen. 3:15).
– The Prophetic mention Isa. 7:14; Jer. 31:22).
– The Gospel mention (Matt. 1:22-25; 2:11; Luke 1:26-27, 34-35). (See Advent).
Vow — (Num. 30:2; Deut. 23:21-23; Eccl. 5:4-6
– Bound by vows to God (Num. 30:2; Deut. 23:21-23; Eccl. 5:4-6). (See Promises).
—W—
Wait — (for God) Isa. 40:31; 64:4; Amos 5:13; Hab. 2:1
War(s) — (Gen. 49:24; Ex. 15:3; Deut. 20:1; Josh. 11:23; Judges 20:8-43; 2 Sam. 22:38-41; 2 Chron.
20:15; Neh. 4:14; Prov. 20:18; Prov. 21:31; Mark 13:8; 2 Cor. 10:4; Eph. 6:12-17; (Atrocities) Josh.
10:24-26; 1 Sam. 27:9; 2 King 15:16; Psa. 137:8-9; Isa. 21:3-4; (Destruction) 2 King 3:25 (See Peace).
Wealth — (Num. 7:26-80; Psa. 12:8; Prov. 8:10-11; 11:25-28; 19:10; 22:2; Eccl. 5:11; 10:19; Amos 3:12;
Luke 6:24-26; 16:19-31; 18:25; 1 Tim. 6:9-11; James 5:1-6 (See Poor).
Widows — (Deut. 25:5-9; Isa. 4:1; 54:1-6; Mic. 2:9; 1 Tim. 5:9.
Will of God — (Matt. 7:21; 12:50; 18:14; 26:36-46; Mark 3:35; Luke 11:2; John 4:34; 6:38-40; Rom.
12:1-8; Eph. 1:3-14; Phil. 2:5-11; 1 Thes. 4:1-8; 5:18; 1 Tim. 2:4; James 4:13-15; 1 Peter 4:12-19.
Wisdom — (Num. 27:18; Job 38:12-28; Psa. 111:10; Prov. 3:13; 4:7; 8:11; Prov. 1:2; 8:10-11; 21:5; 24:27;
Eccl. 1:18; Matt. 10:16; James 4:13-15; (God’s) 1 King 4:29-34; Job 2:10; 28:1-23; 1 Cor. 2:13; 4:6;
James 1:5; (Using) 1 King 11:4-8; Prov. 21:22; (Worldly) 1 King 4:29-34
– The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom (Prov. 1:7).
– To find wisdom, first find God (Prov. 2:6-12).
– Wise people accept advice (Prov. 13:10).
– Wise people boast not in their wisdom but in knowing God (Jer. 9:23-24).
– The wise understand God’s ways and follow his guidance (Hosea 14:9).
– Wise people build on the solid foundation of God and his Word (Matt. 7:24-27).
– God’s wisdom is different from the world’s wisdom (1 Cor. 2:1-16).
– God will give us wisdom if we ask for it (James 1:5). (See Foolishness).

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Witchcraft — (Lev. 20:6-7; Deut. 18:10-12; 1 Sam. 28; Isa. 8:19-22; 47:10-14; Acts 8:9-24; 13:6-12,;
19:13-19; Gal. 5:19-21.
Wine — (Deut. 29:6; 1 Sam. 1:14; Prov. 20:1; 23:20-21; 23:29-35; 31:6-7; Isa. 5:11, 22; Hos. 4:11;
Matt.11:18-19; Rom. 13:13; 1 Cor. 5:11; 6:10; Eph. 5:18; 1 Thes. 5:7-8; Tit. 1:7 (See Drugs; Drinking;
Drunkenness).
Witnessing — (Psa.66:16; Prov. 11:30; Matt. 5:19; 28:19-20; Mark 5:19; 16:15-16; Luke 24:48; John
15:27; Acts 1:8; 5:32; 13:31; Rom. 1:16; 10:8-9; 1 Cor. 6:3-10; 2 Cor. 5:18-20; 1 Peter 3:15; 4:11
– Bringing the good news of Christ is a wonderful privilege (Isa. 52:7).
– God’s message will accomplish what he desires wherever it is spoken (Isa. 55:10-11).
– God holds us accountable for avoiding a chance to witness for him (Ezek. 3:18-19).
– Let your light shine (Matt. 5:14-16).
– Jesus commanded all believers to witness (Matt. 28:16-20).
– If we acknowledge our faith before people, Jesus will acknowledge us (Luke 12:8-9).
– Christians are called to spread the gospel across the world (Acts 1:8).
– We plant or water the seed of faith, but only God makes it grow (1 Cor. 3:5-9).
– God has entrusted us with the message we need to share with others (2 Cor. 5:18-21).
– Always be ready to tell what God has done for you (1 Peter 3:15). (See Soul Winning).
Women — (As property) Gen. 19:8; 30:3; 31:15; 38:14; Ex. 21:7-11; Deut. 20:14; Judges 19:24; 2 Sam.
3:7; 20:3; 1 King 2:22-23; Isa. 13:16; (Godly) Est. 2:8; Prov. 31:1; 31:10-31; 1 Tim. 2:11; (Leadership)
Ex. 15:20; Judges 4:4; 2 King 22:14; 1 Chron. 7:24; 2 Chron. 22:10; Acts 18:26; Rom. 16:1-2; (Roles
of) Judges 1:12-13; 2 Sam. 20:16,22; Neh. 3:12; (Status) Gen. 2:18-22; Ex. 22:16-17; Num. 30:3-16;
Ruth 2:9; 2 Sam. 11:4; Jer. 44:19; John 4:7.
– God’s image is shared equally by women and men (Gen. 1:26-27).
– Women should fulfill their responsibilities well (Prov. 31:10-31).
– Women and men are equal before God (Gal. 3:28).
– The church should care for widows who have no relatives (1 Tim. 5:3-16).
Word of God — (Gen. 1; Psa. 33:6-9; 119:11; 119:89; Prov. 30:5; Matt. 4:1-11; Luke 4:4; John 1:1-18;
17:17; Eph. 6:10-17; 2 Tim. 3:16-17; Heb. 4:12-13; 11:1-3; James 1:18; 1 Peter 1:22-25; Rev. 9:13-16
(See Bible; Scripture).
Work — (Deut. 28:2-4; 28:12; Psa. 104:23; 107:23-24; 112:5; Prov. 10:4; 13:11; 14:23; Eccl. 3:13; 1 Thes.
4:10-11; James 4:13-15; (Daily) Neh. 4:6-9; Psa. 90:17; 127:1-2; Isa. 26:12; 1 Cor. 10:31; 15:58; Col
3:17; 2 Thes. 3:10; (Nature of) Gen. 1:28; 2:15,19-20; 3:17-19; Ex. 20:9; Eccl. 1:14; 2:11,17; 3:9-10;
Eph. 4:28; 1 Thes. 4:11; (God’s relationship to) Deut. 5:13; Psa. 104:23; Prov. 6:6-11; 10:4-5; 14:23;
27:23-27).
– Hard work is honored by God (Gen. 31:38-42).
– Use your skills to honor God (Ex. 36:1).
– Hard work brings rewards (Prov. 12:14).
– Hard work helps supply basic needs (Prov. 28:19).
– Our work for God is never wasted (1 Cor. 15:58).
– All work should be done as though we are working for God (Eph. 6:5-9).
Works — (Isa. 64:6; Eph. 2:8-9; Rom. 4:5; 11:6; Gal. 2:16; 2 Tim. 1:9; Tit. 3:5 (See Grace).
Worry — (John 14:1-3; Psa. 37:1-8; Prov. 24:19; John 14:27; Isa. 26:3: Luke 12:22-31; Phil. 4:6-7.
– When Burdened (Psa. 55:22).
– When oppressed (Psa. 9:9-10; 32:7; 46:1-3).
– When Troubled (Psa. 91:15; Matt. 6:25, 34; Luke 10:41-42; Phil. 4:6-7; 1 Peter 5:7).
Worship — (Ex. 34:14; 39:2-7; Num. 7:12-83; 2 Chron. 16:1; 2 Chron. 29:30; Psa. 22:27; 29:2; 95:6; 96:8;
150:3-5; Jonah 3:7-9; Matt. 4:10; John 4:24; Phil. 3:3(Attitude) 2 Chron. 12:10; Neh. 12:27-43; Psa.
40:6; 51:19; 73:17; 99:5; Isa. 29:13; 58:6-7; 66:3; Jer. 6:20; Hos. 6:6; 14:2; Amos 5:21-23; Zec. 7:5-6;

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Mal. 1:10; Rom. 15:17; Heb. 10:6,8; Idol, Judges 17:1-4; 18:30-31; 1 King 3:3; 16:31; 2 King 12:3;
16:15-16; 17:41; 2 Chron. 33:17; Ezra 4:3; 6:10; Psa. 65:8; Ezek. 8:3; 20:3; Dan. 2:47; 6:26; 2 Cor.
11:4; (Jerusalem) 1 King 8:5; 2 King 18:22; 2 Chron. 1:4; Psa. 99:9; Acts 8:27; (Many gods
[polytheism]) Gen. 35:2; Josh. 24:14,23; Judges 6:25; 17:1-4; 1 King 11:5-8; 16:31; 2 King 12:3;
16:15-16; 17:41; 2 Chron. 33:17; Ezra 1:1-2; 4:3; 6:10; Psa. 65:8; 78:32; Jer. 11:13; 12:2; 40:2; Ezek.
20:3; Dan. 2:47; 6:26; ; (Music) 2 King 3:15; 1 Chron. 6:31; Psa. 33:3; 90:9-10; 118:1-4; (Place), Ex.
20:24; Lev. 17:3-4; Deut. 26:2; Josh. 18:1; 22:10-12; 1 Sam. 1:3; 1 King 8:5; 2 King 18:22; 1 Chron.
16:39; 2 Chron. 1:4; 3:3-17; 6:5-6; 11:16; 32:12; Psa. 99:9; Amos 4:4; (Preparing for) Num. 8:7; Jer.
7:1-2; Ezek. 44:7-9; (Style) 2 Sam. 6:14; 1 Chron. 29:10-14; Psa. 29:2; 63:4; 68:24-25; 95:11; 96:1-3;
118:1-4; 133:1; 143:6; 149:3; Mic. 6:6-7; Ex. 34:14.
– Worship is an encounter with the living and holy God (Ex. 3:1-6).
– Worship is reserved for God alone (Ex. 34:14).
– In worship, we ascribe to the Lord the glory due him (Psa. 29:1-2).
– We can worship because of Christ’s sacrifice on our behalf (Heb. 10:1-10).
– We should worship with reverence for God (Heb. 12:28).
– When we draw near to God, he draws near to us (James 4:8).
—Y—
Youth — (Psa. 119:9; Psa. 148:12-13; Prov. 20:29; Eccl. 4:13-14; Eccl. 11:7-12:7; Lam. 3:27-29; Joel
2:28-32; Acts 2:13-36; 1 Tim. 4:11-16 Tit. 2:4-8; 1 Tim. 4:12; 2 Tim. 2:22; Titus 2:6-7; 1 Peter 5:5; 1
John 2:14
– The ideal of a clean life in youth (Psa. 119:9).
– The Certainty of a Day of Reckoning for the youth (Eccl. 11:9).
– The Value of Restraint in youth (Lam. 3:27).
– The power of personal influence in youth (1 Tim. 4:12).
– That Soberness is Better than Frivolity in youth (Titus 2:6-7).
– Moral Strength is Mightier than Physical strength in youth (Prov. 20:29; 1 John 2:13-14). (See
Adolescence, Old Age, Aging).
—Z—
Zeal — (2 Kings 10:16; Ezra 7:23; Eccl. 9:10; Rom. 10:2; 12:11; 1 Cor. 14:12; 2 Cor. 7:11; 9:2: Gal. 1:14;
4:18; Col. 3:23; 2 Tim. 1:6; 1 Peter 3:13; 2 Peter 1:3; Tit. 2:14; Rev. 3:19
– For the Lord (2 Kings 10:16; Ezra 7:23; Rom. 12:11; Col. 3:23).
– In all things (Eccl. 9:10).
– Zeal without knowledge (Rom. 10:2; 1 Cor. 14:12; 2 Cor. 7:11; Gal. 1:14).
– Provokes many (2 Cor. 9:2: Gal. 4:18; 2 Tim. 1:6; Tit. 2:14; 1 Peter 3:13; 2 Peter 1:3; Rev. 3:19). (See
Action).
Zion — (2 Sam. 5:6-7; 2 King 19:31; 2 Chron. 5:2; Psa. 2:6; 9:7, 11; 20:2; 48:1-2; 74:2; 78:68; 110:2; Isa.
18:7; 28:16; 33:20; 51:16; 59:20; Joel 3:17,21; Amos 1:2; Mic. 4:7; Heb. 12:22; Rev. 14:1.
– The stronghold (2 Sam. 5:6-7).
– The remnant in (2 King 19:31; Psa. 74:2; Isa. 18:7; 28:16; 51:16; Micah 4:7; Heb. 12:22).
– The place for the ark (2 Chron. 5:2).
– The place for God to dwell (Joel 3:17, 21; Amos 1:2).
– The place for the king (Psa. 2:6; 9:7, 11; 48:1-2).
– Strength and help out of (Psa. 20:2; 110:2; Isa. 33:20; 59:20; Rev. 14:1).
– The place that God loved (Psa. 78:68).

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“Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of
God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” (1 Thes. 5:17-18)

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