Bible Passages by Topic

Below are a list of passages by topic to help you with your study on specific subjects:

  • One God: 1 Timothy 1:17, 2:5; Mark 12:29
  • God’s sovereignty
  • God’s glory as our end: 1 Peter 4:7-11, 1 Corinthians 10:31, Colossians 3:17
  • God’s common grace: Matthew 5:45, Acts 14:16-17
  • Jesus
    • Christ’s deity: Hebrews 1
    • Christ as King: Ephesians 1:20-22
    • Son of God: Matthew 3:17; Matthew 17:5
    • Christ as man: Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 1:23; Galatians 4:4
    • Exclusivity of Jesus as only mediator: John 14:6; Acts 4:12; 1 Timothy 2:5-6
    • Christ and the Church: Ephesians 1:22-23, 2:18-22
    • Jesus’ mission: Mark 1:38, 2:17; Galatians 1:4, Galatians 5:1; Romans 15:8, 1 John 3:5,8, 4:10, 1 Timothy 1:15, Romans 8:3, Titus 2:14
  • Predestination: Ephesians 1:4-14; Romans 9
    • “Before the foundation of the world”: Matthew 25:34, Luke 11:50, John 17:24, Ephesians 1:4, Hebrews 4:3, 9:26, 1 Peter 1:20, Revelation 13:8, 17:8
  • God’s judgment: 1 Peter 4:4-5, 17-19
    • Fear of God: Job 28:28, Proverbs 1:7, 2 Corinthians 5:11
  • Suffering: 1 Peter 2:18-25, 3:8-5:11
    • God’s discipline: Hebrews 12:3-11
    • Testing of faith in trials: James 1:2-18
  • Women: 1 Timothy 2:9-15, 5:2-16 (widows)
  • Men: 1 Timothy 5:1
  • Relationships
    • To employers: 1 Peter 2:18-21, Colossians 3:22-4:1, Ephesians 6:5-9, Titus 2:9-10, 1 Timothy 6:1-2
    • To spouse: Colossians 3:18-19, 1 Peter 3:1-7, Ephesians 5:22-33
    • To children: Colossians 3:20-21, Ephesians 6:1-4
    • To parents: Ephesians 6:2, Exodus 20:12, 1 Timothy 4-16
    • To government: 1 Peter 2:13-17, Romans 13:1-7 (including taxes), Titus 3:1; Revelation 13:1-10 (in abnormal times – specifically v10).  Examples of when to disobey include when Pharaoh commanded the killing of babies, Nebuchadnezzar requiring bowing down to the golden shrine and Apostles were told to stop preaching  (Acts 4-5)
    • To elders: 1 Peter 5:1-5
  • Sin
    • Degrees of sin: Ezekiel 8:6, 13, 15; Matthew 11:20-24; John 19;11
    • Punishment for sin: Matthew 25:41; Galatians 3:10; Ephesians 5:6; James 2:10
    • Handling sin: Galatians 6:1-5
  • Requirements of salvation (repentance and faith): Mark 1:15; Acts 2:38, 20:21
    • Faith: Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 4:16, Hebrews 11, James 2:14-26
    • Repentance: 2 Corinthians 7:9-10, Acts 11:18, 2 Timothy 2:25, Psalm 51:1-19
  • Justification: Romans 3:24; Ephesians 2:1-10, 13-18; Galatians 2:16-21, 3:7-29, Titus 3:4-7
  • Double imputation: 2 Corinthians 5:21, Romans 4:6, 11; 5:19
  • Forgiveness: 1 Timothy 1:13-16
  • Adoption: 1 John 3:1; Galatians 4:4-7
  • Sanctification: Ezekiel 36:27; 2 Thessalonians 2:13
  • Perseverance: Philippians 1:6; 1 Peter 1:5
  • Our position in Christ:
    • Chosen race: 1 Peter 2:9
    • Royal priesthood: 1 Peter 2:9
    • Holy nation: 1 Peter 2:9
    • People of God’s possession: 1 Peter 2:9
    • Citizens of heaven: Philippians 3:20, Ephesians 2:19
    • Sojourners/exiles: 1 Peter 2:11
    • Ambassadors: 2 Corinthians 5:20
    • Salt and light: Matthew 5:13-14
    • Aroma of life or death: 2 Corinthians 2:14-16
    • Bride: Ephesians 5, 2 Corinthians 11:1-4, Romans 7:1-5
  • Prayer: James 5:13-18; Psalm 10:17; Psalm 62:8; Matthew 7:7-8; 1 John 5:14
    • Prayers for churches: Ephesians 1:15-23, 3:16-21; Philippians 1:9-1; Colossians 1:9-12; 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12)
  • Judging and rebuking others: Titus 1:9-16
  • Death
    • View of: Romans 5:12-21, 1 Corinthians 15:12-28, Hebrews 2:14-15, 2 Corinthians 5:1-10, Philippians 1:19-30, Job 19:25-27
    • Grieving: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14, Ecclesiastics 7:2, John 11:1-44, Isaiah 53, Revelation 21:4, Philippians 2:27
  • Heaven: Ephesians 2:6-7; Revelation 21-22:5
    • Immediately in God’s presence: Luke 23:43
    • Eternal inheritance: 1 Peter 1:3-7, Ephesians 1:18
  • Gospel: Galatians 1:6-9, 11-12
  • Good works: Ephesians 2:10; Titus 2:14; 3:1, 8, 14; 1 Peter 2:12-20, 2 Timothy 2:21; 3:17, Revelation 19:8
  • Faith and works: James 2:14-26
    • Helping the needy: James 1:27
    • Support for family/widows: 1 Timothy 5:3-16
  • Lifestyle (fruit) as a proof of discipleship: John 15:8, Matthew 7:15-23, 1 Thessalonians 3:12-13, 1 John 3:14, 4:8
    • Fruit of the Spirit: Galatians 5:22-24
    • Love: 1 Corinthians 13: Matthew 22:37, Luke 10:27, Galatians 5:13-15
    • Humility: Philippians 2:1-11, James 4:5-10
    • Wisdom: Proverbs 2:1-12, 3:13-26, 4:6-13
  • Boasting: Galatians 6:14
  • Idleness (1 Thessalonians 3:6-15)
  • Speech/our tongue: James 1:26, 3:2-12
  • Speaking against a brother: James 4:11-12
  • Listening and anger: James 1:19-21
  • Homosexuality: 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, 1 Timothy 1:10, Romans 1:18-27
  • Sexual temptation: Proverbs 5:1-23; 6:20-35, 7:1-27
  • Desires of the flesh: Galatians 5:16-21
  • Worldliness: James 4:1-4
  • Obey the word: James 1:22-25
  • Presumptuousness about the future: James 4:13-17
  • Wealth
    • Warning about wealth: James 5:1-6
    • Contentment and money: 1 Timothy 6:6-10
    • Wealth and hope: 1 Timothy 6:17-19
    • Prohibition against favoring rich: James 2:1-9
  • Patience for Jesus return: James 5:7-12
  • Church offices: Ephesians 4:11
    • Qualification for elders: Titus 1:5-9, 1 Timothy 3:1-7
    • Relationship of elders: 1 Timothy 5:17-22
    • Qualifications for deacons: 1 Timothy 3:8-13
    • Paying ministers: Galatians 6:6-10
  • Reason for OT Scripture: John 20:30-31; 1 Corinthians 10:1-11; Romans 15:4
  • Spiritual gifts: 1 Corinthians 12:8-10, 28-30; Romans 12:6-8; Ephesians 4:11
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