Category: Quick Scripture Reference Guide

The Books of Life (Scripture References)

The Books of Life (Scripture References)

Our continuing study of Revelation brings us to the topic of the Books of Life. The following Scriptures provide a bit of a quick reference on the subject and there will be an in depth sermon to follow.

 

Revelation 20:15

And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.

Luke 10:20

“Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are recorded in heaven.”

Hebrews 12:22-23

But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to myriads of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the Judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect,

 

Daniel 12:1

“Now at that time Michael, the great prince who stands guard over the sons of your people, will arise And there will be a time of distress such as never occurred since there was a nation until that time; and at that time your people, everyone who is found written in the book, will be rescued.

Philippians 4:3

Indeed, true companion, I ask you also to help these women who have shared my struggle in the cause of the gospel, together with Clement also and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life.

Revelation 3:5

‘He who overcomes will thus be clothed in white garments; and I will not erase his name from the book of life, and I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.

Revelation 21:27

and nothing unclean, and no one who practices abomination and lying, shall ever come into it, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

Exodus 32:31-33

Then Moses returned to the LORD, and said, “Alas, this people has committed a great sin, and they have made a god of gold for themselves. “But now, if You will, forgive their sin–and if not, please blot me out from Your book which You have written!” The LORD said to Moses, “Whoever has sinned against Me, I will blot him out of My book.

Psalm 69:27-28

Add iniquity to their iniquity, And may they not come into Your righteousness. May they be blotted out of the book of life And may they not be recorded with the righteous.

Revelation 13:8

All who dwell on the earth will worship him, everyone whose name has not been written from the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who has been slain.

Revelation 17:8

“The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is about to come up out of the abyss and go to destruction And those who dwell on the earth, whose name has not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, will wonder when they see the beast, that he was and is not and will come.

 

 

Psalm 56:8

You have taken account of my wanderings; Put my tears in Your bottle Are they not in Your book?

Psalm 139:16

Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Your book were all written The days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was not one of them.

Malachi 3:16

Then those who feared the LORD spoke to one another, and the LORD gave attention and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear the LORD and who esteem His name.

 

Verses of Hope

Verses of Hope

Often in times of struggle, we ask the natural question, “Does God care?” Not only does He care, He also gives us messages of hope in the Bible (The following verses are from the Christian Standard Bible)

  • And at the end he will stand on the dust. Even after my skin has been destroyed, yet I will see God in my flesh. I will see him myself; my eyes will look at him, and not as a stranger. My heart longs within me. –Job 19:25-27

  • For the needy will not always be forgotten; the hope of the oppressed will not perish forever. Psalm 9:18

  • The Lord will send his faithful love by day; his song will be with me in the night—a prayer to the God of my life. . . . Why, my soul, are you so dejected? Why are you in such turmoil? Put your hope in God, for I will still praise him, my Savior and my God. –Psalm 42:8,11

  • Rest in God alone, my soul, for my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my stronghold; I will not be shaken. –Psalm 62:5-6

  • “For I know the plans I have for you”— this is the Lord’s declaration—“plans for your well-being, not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” –Jeremiah 29:11

  • For the creation was subjected to futility—not willingly, but because of him who subjected it—in the hope that the creation itself will also be set free from the bondage to decay into the glorious freedom of God’s children. For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together with labor pains until now. –Romans 8:20-22

  • Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you believe so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. –Romans 15:13

  • I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened so that you may know what is the hope of his calling, what is the wealth of his glorious inheritance in the saints. –Ephesians 1:18

  • . . . while we wait for the blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ. –Titus 2:13

  • . . . so that through two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to seize the hope set before us. We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. –Hebrews 6:18-19

  • Let us hold on to the confession of our hope without wavering, since he who promised is faithful. –Hebrews 10:23

  • He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was revealed in these last times for you. Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God. –1 Peter 1:20-21

The Bible’s Answers to Fear

The Bible’s Answers to Fear

This is a season when many are in fear and so we are providing this Reference Guide on Fear in hopes it will help you.

 

  • God promises to protect us (Genesis 15:1)

  • God will not forget us (Genesis 46:3)

  • God leads us through the dark, frightening valley (Psalm 23:4)

  • The Redeemed have no need to fear any longer (Psalm 27:1)

  • God is our source of strength (Psalm 46:1-3)

  • We need not fear darkenss nor violence (Psalm 91:5)

  • We need not fear bad news (Psalm 112:7)

  • Nothing is outside God’s control (Isaih 46:9-10)

  • God does not chnage so we need not fear (Malachi 3:6)

  • We are seald in the hands of Jesus (John 10:28)

  • We are secure inthe Holy Spirit until the Day of Redemption  (Ephesians 1:13, 4:30)

  • Love drives out fear (1 John 4:18)

The Atonement

The Atonement

Recently, our Discipleship Class covered the Atonement. We want to provide this Quick Reference Guide to aid you in your study.

  • God provided a perfect sacrifice (Exodus 12:5)

  • God requires a blood sacrifice for our atonement (Leviticus 17:11)

  • Jesus paid for all our sins (Isaiah 53:3-12)

  • The Atonement is good news (Luke 4:18-19)

  • Jesus willingly dies for sin (John 10:17)

  • Jesus secures salvation through His blood (Acts 20:28)

  • Jesus, Himself, provided the atonement for our sins (Romans 3:23-25)

  • The death of Jesus purchased our forgiveness (1 Corinthians 7:23)

  • The Atonement allows us to have relationship with God (Ephesians 2:13)

  • Jesus’ death rescues us from eternal punishment (Colossians 1:13)

  • Jesus’ death pruifies God’s people (Titus 2:14)

  • Sin requires a sacrifice be made (Hebrew 9:22)

  • The sacrifice of Jesus was perfect (1 Peter 1:18-19)

  • Jesus took our punishent (1 Peter 2:21-24)

  • The atoment is complete and cannot be improved upon (1 Peter 3:18)

Getting to Know God

Getting to Know God

The most important person you can ever know is the Lord God. Here are 7 essentials to help you know Him better

 

God is Creator & King Genesis 1-2

Psalm 47

Colossians 1:16

God is All Powerful Job 42:2

Jeremiah 32:17

God is All Knowing Psalm 94:11
God is Holy Psalm 99:3-5

Revelation 4:8

God is Loving John 3:16

John 15:13

1 John 4:8

God is a Merciful & Just Father John 14:21-23

Hebrews 12:5-11

God is a Trinity Titus 3:4-6

1John 5:7-8

 

What is an Antichrist

What is an Antichrist

Who is an Antichrist? There is yet to come the Antichrist. What does the Bible teach us about antichrists?

 

  • There will be many who claim to speak for Christ but do not in truth (Matthew 24:5)

  • Some will have miraculous powers/manifestations to deceive (Matthew 24:24)

  • Many, including the final Antichrist, will clain that they are the Christ (Luke 21:8)

  • Antichrists are lawless and deceitful (2 Thessalonians 2:10)

  • Antichrists turn the grace of the Lord Jesus into license (Jude 4)

  • There are many antichrists (1 John 2:18)

  • Antichrists stand in opposition to God (1 John 4:3)

  • Antichrists curse God, speaking many blasphemies (Revelation 13:1-8)

  • God will punish all antichrists 

Scriptures for the Suffering

Scriptures for the Suffering

Everything that happens in this world happens at the time God chooses. He sets the time for sorrow and the time for joy, the time for mourning and the time for dancing. — Ecclesiastes 3:1,4

Trust in God at all times, my people. Tell him all your troubles, for he is our refuge. — Psalm 62:8

You know how troubled I am; you have kept a record of my tears. Aren’t they listed in your book? — Psalm 56:8

Come to me, all of you who are tired from carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke and put it on you, and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble in spirit; and you will find rest. For the yoke I will give you is easy, and the load I will put on you is light. — Matthew 11:28-30

Depression, Quick Scripture Reference Guide

Depression, Quick Scripture Reference Guide

In advance of Sunday’s lesson on the Bible and Depression, we are offering this Quick Scripture Reference Guide on depression:

 

  • Depression often follows exhausting times (Judges 15:18)

  • God is able to comfort the hurting (2 Samuel 22:29-31)

  • God is near to the brokenhearted (Psalm 34:18)

  • Abraham had hope when there was no cause for hope (Romans 4:18-22)

  • In the Eternal State, God will wipe away every tear (Revelation 21:4)

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)