Return to main concordance

GOD'S GIFTS

Faith

"A man who has faith must be prepared not only to be a martyr, but to be a fool. It is absurd to say that a man is ready to toil and die for his convictions when he is not even ready to wear a wreath around his head for them." G. K. Chesterton
God is faithful and true Ps 89:33-37; Rom 3:3-4; 1Cor 1:9; 1Thess 5:24; 2Thess 3:3; 2Tim 2:13; Heb 10:23; 11:11; Rev 19:11
Has power to implement promises Jer 32:17; Mt 19:26; Lk 1:37; 18:27; Rom 4:21; Heb 6:17; 11:19
Faith is demanded by ChristMt 9:28; Mk 4:40; Lk 8:25; Jn 6:35; 8:24; 9:35
Christians called believers (men of faith) Acts 5:14; 9:42; 14 1; 15:7; Rom 4:24; 1Cor 1:21; 1Tim 4:12
Just man lives by faithHeb 2:4; Rom 1:17; 3:21-22; 26; Gal 3:11; Heb 10:38
Faith is assurance of things hoped for Rom 1:16; 4:20; 2Cor 4:13; Heb 11:1
Life for all who believe with faith Rom 6:8; 10:10; 2Cor 4:13-14; Eph 1:19; Col 2:12; 1Thess 4:14; 2Tim 1:10; 1Pet 1:5
Faith calls for obedienceActs 6:7; Rom 1:5; 6:16-17; 15:18; 16:19; 26; 2Cor 10:6; 2Thess 1:8; Heb 5:9; 11:8; 1Pet 1:22
Faith is confirmed with baptism Acts 2:41; 8:12-13; 10:44-48; 16:14-15; 31-33; 18:8; 19:2-5; 1Cor 1:14-17; Heb 10:22
- and we become sons of GodJn 1:12; Gal 3:26; 4:5-7
Faith comes from preachingActs 4:1-4; 8:5-6; 31; 17:11; Rom 10:14-17; 2Cor 1:19; Col 1:23; 1Tim 3:16; Heb 4:2-3
Without Faith we cannot please God Rom 2:7-8; Heb 11:6
Faith and good works are complementary Gal 5:6; 1Thess 1:3; 2Thess 1:11; Jas 2:17; 20; 26
Some heroes of the faithSirach 44:1-15; 21; Heb 11:1-40
Love is greater than faith1 Cor 13:13

Hope

God called hope of Israel Ps 130:7; 131:3; Jer 14:8; 17:13; 50:7; Acts 28:20
Israel looked for future hopeIs 61:1-11; Jer 29:11; 31:17; Hos 2:21-23
Hope comes from GodRom 15:13; 2Thess 2:16
Hope comes from Holy SpiritActs 1:8; 2:33; Rom 5:5; Gal 5:5
Christians hope in God1Tim 5:5; 6:17; 1Pet 1:21; 3:5
Christians hope in ChristGal 5:4-5; Col 1:5; 1Thess 1:3; 1Tim 1:1; Tit 2:13 Heb 6:18-20
Christ is our hope of gloryRom 5:1-2; Eph 2:13-17; Col 1:27; Tit 3:7; 1Pet 1:3
The hope to which we are called Rom 5:2; Eph 1:18; 4:4; Col 1:23; Heb 3:1
Christians hope for resurrection Acts 2:26; 23:6; 24:15; 26:6; Rom 8:23-24; Heb 11:1
Christians saved through hopeRom 8:24; 1Thess 5:8
Hope leads to holiness1Jn 3:3
We should persevere in hopeHeb 3:6; 6:11
We should hope with patienceRom 8:25; 12:12; 15:4; 1Thess 1:3;
Abraham a model of hopeRom 4:18
No hope for unbelievers1Cor 15:14; 19; Eph 2:12; 1Thess 4:13

Love (charity)

"That is what is meant in the bible by loving [our neighbor]: wishing his good, not feeling fond of him nor saying he is nice when he is not." C. S. Lewis in Mere Christianity
God is love 1Jn 4:8; 16
God has first loved usEph 5:2; 1Jn 3:16; 4:9-10; 19
Because God so loved the world he sent his Son Zech 12:10; Mt 21:37; Jn 3:16; Rom 8:32; 1Jn 4:9-10; 14
Christ gave himself to death for love of us Jn 15:13; 2Cor 5:14; Gal 2:20; Eph 5:2; 25
Holy Spirit is channel of loveRom 5:5; 8:16; 15:30; Gal 4:6
Love of God must be exclusiveMt 6:24; Lk 16:13; 1Jn 2:15
God must be loved wholeheartedly Deut 6:5; Mt 22:37; Mk 12:30; 33; Lk 10:27; 1Jn 5:2
Perfect love casts out fearRom 8:15; 2Tim 1:7; 1Jn 2:28; 4:18
To love Jesus is to keep his word Deut 11:1; Jn 14:15; 21; 23; 1Jn 2:5; 3:24; 5:3
Love is the greatest virtueRom 13:8-10; 1Cor 13:13; Gal 5:6
Without love no virtue or gift has value 1Cor 13:1-10; Gal 5:6
We must love one anotherLev 19:18; 34; Deut 10:19; Mt 19:19; 22 -39; Mk 12:31; 33; Lk 10:27; Jn 13:34-35; Acts 4:32; Rom 13:9; Gal 5:14; Jas 2:8; 1Jn 4:20-21
Enemies must also be lovedJob 31:29-30; Mt 5:43-47; Lk 6:27-36; 10:29-37; Rom 12:14-21
Love manifests itself in almsgiving Deut 15:7; 11; Mt 25:34-45; Mk 12:41-44; Lk 21:1-4; 1Cor 13:3; 2Cor 8:1-8; 9:7; Jas 2:16; 1Jn 3:17-18
Husband and wife should love one another Eph 5:25; Col 3:19; 1Pet 3:7

Prayer

"The man whose prayer is so pure that he never asks God for anything does not know who God is, and does not know who he is himself: for he does not know his own need of God." Thomas Merton
Prayer is praise of God 1Chron 29:13; 2Chron 20:21-22; Ps 21:13; 22:23; 89:5; 113:1; 148; 149; 150; Lk 19:37; Rev 19:5
Petition to GodEx 32:11-13; 33:17; 34:9; Josh 7:6; Mt 7:7-11; Mk 11:24
Thanksgiving to GodNeh 12:8; 46; Tobit 13:1 ff; Jud 16:1 ff; Ps 35:18; 109:30; Sirach 51:1 ff; 2Cor4:15; Phil 4:4-6; Rev 7:12
Prayer to be made with faithLk 11:9; 18:1-8; Jn 14:13; 15:7
- in the name of JesusJn 14:13; 15:7; Acts 3:16; 1Jn 3:22; 5:14
With perseveranceMt 15:22-28; Lk 11:5-8; 18:1-8; Rom 12:12; Eph 6:18; Col 4:2
Prayer offered kneeling2Chron 6:13; Ps 95:6; Dan 6:10; Lk 22:41; Acts 9:40; 20:36
Prayer offered standing1Chron 23:30; Neh 9:5; Mk 11:25; Lk 18:11
Prayer is community offeringPs 42:4; 122:1; Mt 18:19; Lk 24:53; Acts 1:14; 3:1; 4:24; 6:4; 20:36; 1Tim 2:8
Prayer offered privately2Kings 4:33; Tobit 3:11; Is 26:20; Dan 6:11; Mt 6:6; Acts 9:11; 9:40; 10:9
Prayer offered for special ministry Acts 13:3; 14:23
Prayer for growth in spiritual life Eph 3:14-19; Phil 1:9-11
Pray for each otherActs 12:5; Rom 15:30; 2Cor 1:11; Eph 6:18; Col 4:3; 1Thess 5:25; 2Thess 3:1; 1Tim 2:1; Heb 13:18
Prayer for dead2 Mac 12:42-45
Temple called house of prayerIs 56:7; Mt 21:13; Mk 11:17
The Lord's prayerMt 6:9; Lk 11:2
Return to main concordance