100 ESSENTIAL BIBLE PASSAGES

I googled by way to 100 ESSENTIAL BIBLE PASSAGES. After visiting a LiFE Group last week and then working through their GROW (i.e. Goals, Reality, Options, Will) questions with them – I’m glad to see their desire to know more of the Bible (most of them are new Christians just baptised or reaffirmed). The spark came partly through Conrad’s “Starting the “Essential 100” post. I guess somehow we need to start somewhere, some extra guidance and baby steps are always good.

OLD TESTAMENT

In the Beginning
1. Creation Genesis 1:1-2:25
2. The Fall Genesis 3:1-24
3. The Flood Genesis 6:5-7:24
4. God’s Covenant with Noah Genesis 8:1-9:17
5. Tower of Babel Genesis 11:1-9

Abraham, Isaac and Jacob
6. The Call of Abram Genesis 12:1-20
7. God’s Covenant with Abram Genesis 15:1-21
8. Issac’s Birth & Sacrifice Genesis 21:1-22:19
9. Jacob and Esau Conflict Genesis 27:1-28:22
10. Jacob and Esau Reconcile Genesis 32:1-33:20

The Story of Joseph
11. Joseph Sold Into Slavery Genesis 37:1-36
12. Prison and a Promotion Genesis 39:1-41:57
13. Ten Brothers Go to Egypt Genesis 42:1-38
14. The Brothers Return Genesis 43:1-44:34
15. Joseph Reveals His Identity Genesis 45:1-46:7

Moses and the Exodus
16. Birth of Moses Exodus 1:1-2:25
17. Moses and the Burning Bush Exodus 3:1-22
18. The Ten Plagues Exodus 6:28-11:10
19. Passover and Exodus Exodus 12:1-42
20. Crossing the Red Sea Exodus 13:17-14:31

The Law and the Land
21. The Ten Commandments Exodus 19:1-20:21
22. The Golden Calf Exodus 32:1-34:35
23. Joshua Succeeds Moses Joshua 1:1-18
24. Crossing the Jordan Joshua 3:1-4:24
25. The Fall of Jericho Joshua 5:13-6:27

The Judges
26. Israel’s Disobedience Judges 2:6-3:6
27. Deborah Leads Israel Judges 4:1-5:31
28. Gideon Defeats the Midianites Judges 6:1-7:25
29. Samson Defeats the Philistines Judges 13:1-16:31
30. The Story of Ruth Ruth 1:1-4:22

The Rise of Israel
31. Samuel Listens to God 1 Samuel 1:1-3:21
32. King Saul 1 Samuel 8:1-10:27
33. David and Goliath 1 Samuel 16:1-18:16
34. David vs. Saul 1 Samuel 23:7-24:22
35. King David 2 Samuel 5:1-7:29

The Fall of Israel
36. David and Bathsheba 2 Samuel 11:1-12:31
37. King Solomon 1 Kings 2:1-3:28
38. Solomon’s Temple 1 Kings 6:1-8:21
39. Elijah and the Prophets of Baal 1 Kings 16:29-19:18
40. The Fall of Jerusalem 2 Kings 25:1-30

The Psalms and Proverbs
41. The Lord is My Shepherd Psalm 23
42. Have Mercy on Me Psalm 51
43. Praise the Lord Psalm 103
44. Godly Wisdom Proverbs 1:1-4:27
45. The Proverbs of Solomon Proverbs 16:1-18:24

The Prophets
46. The Suffering Servant Isaiah 51:1-53:12
47. Jeremiah’s Call and Message Jeremiah 1:1-3:5
48. Daniel in the Lion’s Den Daniel 6:1-28
49. The Story of Jonah Jonah 1:1-4:11
50. The Day of Judgement Malachi 2:10-4:6
NEW TESTAMENT

The Living Word
51. The Word Became Flesh John 1:1-18
52. Gabriel’s Message Luke 1:1-80
53. The Birth of Jesus Luke 2:1-40
54. John the Baptist Luke 3:1-20
55. The Temptation of Jesus Matthew 4:1-17

The Teachings of Jesus
56. Sermon on the Mount-Part 1 Matthew 5:1-6:4
57. Sermon on the Mount-Part 2 Matthew 6:5-7:29
58. The Kingdom of Heaven Matthew 13:1-58
59. The Good Samaritan Luke 10:25-37
60. The Prodigal Son Luke 15:11-32

The Miracles of Jesus
61. Feeding the Five Thousand Luke 9:1-17
62. Walking on Water Matthew 14:22-36
63. Healing a Blind Man John 9:1-41
64. Healing a Demon-Possessed Man Mark 5:1-20
65. Raising Lazarus from the Dead John 11:1-44

The Cross of Christ
66. The Last Supper Luke 22:1-46
67. Arrest and Trial John 18:1-40
68. The Crucifixion John 19:1-42
69. The Resurrection John 20:1-21:25
70. The Ascension Acts 1:1-11

The Church is Born
71. The Day of Pentecost Acts 2:1-47
72. Growth and Persecution Acts 3:1-4:37
73. The First Martyr Acts 6:8-8:8
74. Sharing the Word Acts 8:26-40
75. Good News for All Acts 10:1-11:18

The Travels of Paul
76. The Road to Damascus Acts 9:1-31
77. The First Missionary Journey Acts 13:1-14:28
78. The Council at Jerusalem Acts 15:1-35
79. More Missionary Journeys Acts 16:6-20:38
80. The Trip to Rome Acts 25:23-28:31

Paul to the Churches
81. More than Conquerors Romans 8:1-39
82. The Fruit of the Spirit Galatians 5:1-26
83. The Armor of God Ephesians 6:10-20
84. Rejoice in the Lord Philippians 4:4-9
85. The Supremacy of Christ Colossians 1:15-23

Paul to the Leaders
86. Elders and Deacons 1 Timothy 3:1-16
87. The Love of Money 1 Timothy 6:3-21
88. Good Soldiers of Christ 2 Timothy 2:1-26
89. All Scripture is God-breathed 2 Timothy 3:10-4:8
90. The Coming of the Lord 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11

The Apostles’ Teaching
91. The Most Excellent Way 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
92. A New Creation in Christ 2 Corinthians 4:1-6:2
93. Be Holy 1 Peter 1:13-2:12
94. Faith and Works James 1:1-2:26
95. Love One Another 1 John 3:11-4:21

The Revelation
96. A Voice and a Vision Revelation 1:1-20
97. Messages to the Churches Revelation 2:1-3:22
98. The Throne of Heaven Revelation 4:1-7:17
99. Hallelujah! Revelation 19:1-20:15
100. The New Jerusalem Revelation 21:1-22:21

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