Bible Passages for Special Occaisions

God speaks to us through the words of the Bible. Here are some suggestions for passages to read and reflect on at important moments in your life. Approach these passages in confidence that God wants you to feel his love and presence.

When you need a good friend or want to be a good friend:

  • 1 Samuel, chapter 20
  • Sirach 6:5-17
  • John 15:12-17
  • Colossians 3:12-17

When you are feeling hopeless:

  • Psalm 42
  • Matthew 11:28-30
  • Romans 8:18-39
  • 1 Peter 1:3-9

When you are feeling happy:

  • Psalm 40
  • Psalm 150
  • Sirach 25:1-11
  • Philippians 4:4-9

When you are acting as a leader:

  • 1 Kings 3:4-14
  • Mark 10:35-45
  • 1 Timothy 4:4-12

When preparing for a big game:

  • 1 Corinthians 9:23-27
  • 2 Timothy 2:5

When someone you love has died:

  • Psalm 90
  • John 3:16-17
  • 1 Corinthians 15:50-57
  • 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

When you are facing temptation:

  • Genesisn3:1-21
  • Matthew 4:1-11
  • 1 Timothy 6:6-10
  • James 1:12-18

At the beginning of the school year:

  • Proverbs, chapter 1
  • Proverbs 10:1,4,13-14,23
  • 1 Corinthians 2:6-8

When you want to be a better follower of Jesus:

  • Mark 8:34-38
  • Luke 6:20-49
  • Ephesians 5:1-20
  • James 1:19-27

When you are feeling angry or want revenge:

  • Proverbs 25:21-22
  • Matthew 5:21-24,38-42
  • Romans 12:17-21
  • Ephesians 4:25-32

When you want to know that God loves you:

  • Exodus 34:5-6
  • Psalm 36:5-12
  • Psalm 59:16-17
  • Psalm 139
  • John 15:1-17
  • Romans 5:6-8

When you or someone you know is sick:

  • Psalm 23
  • Luke 7:21-23
  • James 5:14-15
  • 1 Peter 3:3-17

When you are having problems controlling your tongue:

  • Proverbs 10:18-21
  • Sirach 28:12-26
  • Matthew 12:33-37
  • James 3:1-12

During times of violence and war:

  • Proverbs 3:31-33
  • Micah 4:1-4
  • Luke 12:4-7
  • John 14:27-31

When you are overcome by sexual feelings:

  • Genesis 1:26-31
  • Matthew 19:3-9
  • 1 Corinthians 6:12-20
  • Ephesians 5:1-5
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