Category: Quick Scripture Reference Guide

On Suffering

On Suffering

Almost every one of us knows someone who is suffering or are suffering ourselves. What does the Bible have to say about suffering? We are answering that question in this QSRG.

  • We should encourage the suffering (Job 16:1-6)
  • All of Christ’s followers will face suffering (Matthew 16:21-26)
  • Our suffering helps us to empathize and comfort others who are suffering (2 Corinthains 1:3-7)
  • Our suffering ends in glory (2 Corinthians 4:17-18)
  • Jesus can help us through our suffering (Hebrews 2:11-18)
  • Christ taught us how to handle suffering (1 Peter 2:21-24)
  • There is NO suffering in Christ’s kingdom (Revelation 21:4)
On Trials

On Trials

Many Chirsitans are currently going through trials or are soon to be going through them. In light of that, we offer this Qucik Scripture Reference Guide on trials.

  • Christ promises us rest from our trials (Matthew 11:28-30)
  • Jesus understands our struggles (John 15:18)
  • Trials are guaranteed but Jesus has overcome and we will overcom in Him (John 16:33)
  • Trials help us build endurance (Romans 5:1-5)
  • God knows the plan He has for our life (Romans 8:28)
  • Believers can expect to suffer for our faith (2 Corinthians 6:3-13)
  • Present troubles do not compare to the joy we have in Christ (Philippians 3:-11)
  • God expects that we will grow through our trials (James 2:2-4)

 

The Truth About Unity

The Truth About Unity

Unity seems to be a big buzzword today, but what does the Bible say? Is there something that Christians can learn about unity?

  • Unity among true believers pleases God (Psalm 133:1)
  • Christians live in community together (John 17:11)
  • Unity includes sharing each others joy’s and sorrows (Romans 12:9-16)
  • We must be united in our doctrinal essentials (1 Corinthians 1:10)
  • There can be unity, even in diversity (Ephesians 4:3-13)
  • The love Christ commands should create unity among believers (Philippians 1:3-11)
  • Unity is to be a distinctive mark among Christians (Philippians 2:1-12)
Unbelievers

Unbelievers

As Christians, we constantly deal with unbelievers, multiple times daily. In this QSRG we have an overview of the Bible’s teaching on unbelievers.

  • We must never imitate unbelievers (Psalm 26:5)
  • Only a fool says in his heart that there is no God (Psalm 14:1)
  • We are commanded to share the Gospel with unbelievers (John 17:14-19)
  • Unbelievers do not belong to Christ. (Romans 8:9)
  • We should avoid situations that force us to compromise our beliefs (2 Corinthians 6:14-18)
  • Unbelievers will not enter Heaven. (1 John 5:10-12)
Truth

Truth

The Bible is not only a source of truth, it is the only source of truth. This QSRG will give you an overview of what the Bible teaches about truth.

  • God commands us to be true and righteous (Psalm 51:1-6)
  • Truth does not change (Proverbs 12: 19)
  • Jesus, Himself, is the truth (John 14:6)
  • God’s word is truth (John 17:17)
  • We are commanded to live by the truth not just believe it (1 John 1:5-7)
Understanding God’s Will

Understanding God’s Will

We often hear of Christians trying to determine God’s will. Here are some helpful points to understand God’s will and how it impacts our lives.

  • God guides us (Psalm 16:7)
  • We can ask God, directly, for guidance (Psalm 25:4-7)
  • God will direct your path (Psalm 48:14)
  • God works out everything for His purposes and plan (Proverbs 16:4, Romans 8:28)
  • God directs events in our lives {even if we can’t always see Him working} (Acts 16:6-7)
  • God provides us with wisdom for making decisions (James 1:2-5)
27 Things to Know About God

27 Things to Know About God

  • God created everything (Genesis 1:1)
  • God is a warrior (Exodus 15:3)
  • There is one true God (Deuteronomy 6:4)
  • God is trustworthy (Deuteronomy 7:9)
  • God is too great to be described (1 Kings 8:27)
  • God is gracious and merciful (Nehemiah 9:31)
  • Good is good (Psalm 34:8)
  • God helps His people when the are in trouble (Psalm 46:1)
  • God is the Mighty One (Psalm 50:1)
  • The Lord is our rock (Psalm 62:6)
  • God is our source of hope (Psalm 71:5)
  • God is near to everyone (Psalm 75:1)
  • God is our savior (Isaiah 12:12)
  • God is sovereign (Isaaih 25:8)
  • God is holy (Isaiah 29:23)
  • Only God deserves glory and He does not share His praise (Isaiah 42:8)
  • God is our Abba (Matthew 6:9)
  • God’s Name is holy (Matthew 6:9)
  • God is all-powerful (Luke 1:37)
  • God is a spirit (John 4:24)
  • God knows everything (Romans 11:33)
  • We can know God (Ephesians 1:17)
  • God is alive (1 Timothy 4:10)
  • God is King above every other king (1 Timothy 6:15)
  • We can approach God (James 4:8)
  • God is a judge (James 4:12)
  • God is love (1 John 4:8)
Worship

Worship

What is worship?  Are there requirements/privileges?

  • Worship is an encounter with the Living God (Exodus 3:1-6)
  • Worship is for God alone (Exodus 34:14)
  • Worship gives God His due (Psalm 29:1-2)
  • We are able to worship God because of the sacrifice of Jesus (Hebrews 10:1-10)
  • We must worship with reverence (Hebrews 12:28)
  • When we draw close to God in worship. He draws close to us (James 4:8)
Introducing The Holy Spirit

Introducing The Holy Spirit

This week’s QSRG introduces us to the Holy Spirit and His work…

  • The Holy Spirit was involved in creation (Genesis 1:2)
  • The Holy Spirit empowers leaders (Judges 3:10)
  • The Holy Spirit teaches us (John 14:26)
  • We are guided by the Holy Spirit ( John 16:13)
  • We are indwelt by the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:11)
  • We are sanctified by the Spirit (Romans 15:16)
  • The Holy Spirit opens our eyes to spiritual things (1 Corinthians 2:10)
  • The Holy Spirit works in our salvation (Titus 3:5)
Where is God in Suffering

Where is God in Suffering

If you find yourself in trials or tribulations, this outline will give you a basic understanding of why we suffer, how to deal with suferring, and will offer hope in the struggle.

 

I. An explanation for suffering (Job 36:1-21)

II. A prayer in anguish (Psalm 22)

III. God has compassion (Isaiah 49:8-13)

IV. Jesus promises us both peace and suffering (John 16:16-33)

V. We have hope for our future (Romans 8:15-30)

VI. God provides help when we need it (Hebrews 4:14-16)

VII. God cares and will take care of us (1 Peter 5:6-10)