Favourite Bible Verses of Church Members
Significant verses/ Favourite verses were published in the Announcement Sheet.
though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Saviour. Habakkuk 3 v 17b – 18 Gideon’s International volunteer and Church Committee member.
Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.' Matthew 10 v 19 - 21
Young lady working full time for Child Evangelism Fellowship
3 Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
4 Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. 5 Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this:
6 He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun. Psalm 37 v 3 -6
Trained School Teacher
In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. John 14 v2
Farmer,Prayer Meeting regular and Church Session Leader
For I know the plans I have for you', declares the Lord,' plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29 v 11 Housewife, mother Crèche helper and Church flowers.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3 v 5 & 6
Wife of member of Session and catering tray baker
You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.
Psalm 139 v16
(This verse reminds me of how sovereign our God is. He knows us individually and he has our lives planned out before we're even born, mind-blowing! Our God is a great big God!)
Farmer, Tear Fund representative, Badminton Club leader and Youth Fellowship leader
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1
(This was the memory verse we were teaching the children while I was on the United Beach Mission Team in Scotland when word came through of the death of Dr Wynne Moderator of the PCI and minister of Gt. James Street & Fahan in the summer of 1975.) Clerk of Session
Jesus told him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me. John 14 v 6
(At the time I chose to give my life to the Lord this verse helped me to understand who Jesus was and how I could have a relationship with God through what he had done for me. I believe this is a simple verse which has great power. )
Schoolteacher, Youth Fellowship leader, Rainbow Club helper and Crèche Helper
You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. Matthew ch 5 vs 14-16
(I chose these verses because they encourage me to stand up for Jesus and let his light shine through in my life, especially now as I head back to college.) Young farmer, Church collections and Audio Visual operator
But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. Isaiah 53:5. (Favourite verse ... The fifty-third chapter of Isaiah, often referred to as the "Suffering servant" passage, was one of the first passages that I learnt at Sunday school. Verse 5 emphasises the fact Jesus suffered in my place. It reminds us that all that Jesus endured on the cross was because of our sin and to purchase our salvation.) Minister
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6
(I chose this verse because it tells us not to be anxious and that we can present our requests about everything to God.)
Agricultural College student, Crèche leader, AV operator and Youth Fellowship member
'I can do all things through him who gives me strength' Philippians 4 v 13
(The reason why I choose this verse is because, I find great courage in it because I know that in everything I do each day and whatever I do, God is always with me and he is helping me along every step and every trial! And i can find great strength in this verse.)
University student, Carol Service and Choir member, Audio Visual operator and Choir member
May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word. 2 Thessalonians 2 v 16 & 17(I like this verse as it ensures us that God is there to encourage us and reassures us that he will always be there for us.)
A Level student, Youth Fellowship member, collector, AV Desk team, Crèche helper and Choir member
22 Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. 23 For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. 24 Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! 25 Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life[a]? 26 Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?
27 “Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 28 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you—you of little faith! 29 And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it. 30 For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them. 31 But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.
32 “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. 33 Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. 34 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Luke 12 v 22-34 (I like this passage because it offers encouragement in that God is aware of our needs, and will provide for us. Also there is a lot of teaching to take out of this passage about our attitudes towards material goods and where our priories should be.)
Post Graduate engineer, member of Fahan Presbyterian and helper in various ways when back at home.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1
He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s people. Amen. Revelation 22:20-21(I think on these verses from the start middle and end of the Bible as very comforting as we work and wait for Jesus return.)
Church leader, Announcement Sheet co-ordinator and old enough for a free bus pass.
A very special thank you to all from the Congregation who shared these verses of Scripture with us. We pray that the verses will continue to be an encouragement to them and a source of help to many.
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