Scripture Testimony Index

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STI topics with matching stories

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STI topics with matching stories

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Total number of stories

The Scripture Testimony Index seeks to answer the question:

Who has ever trusted God like that?

Starting with the New Testament as the source for a subject index, we have used data science with a large body of missionary biographies and personal narratives to discover amazing stories of God’s reality in our lives. Then, one by one, we selected the best to create this curated collection.

Explore the index below to find story excerpts, along with information about the source books and where you can find more.

This is an ongoing process. The counters above reflect our progress as we continue the story research.

How we put this together

First, we scanned and processed more than 1,000 books, then added the raw text to a database. More books are being added all the time. Explore the library.

Next we combed through the New Testament to identify topic sentences. Our reasoning is that if a person is writing about a spiritual experience, he/she will either quote the Scriptures, or explain it in a way that correlates to the Scriptures. This hypothesis has proven true, and as a result the Scriptures come alive through these myriad stories.

Using the topic sentences, we next used a Sentence Similarity algorithm to find potential matches for each sentence in all 1,000 books. For example, by using the source phrase, “First be reconciled to your brother,” from Matthew 23-24, we found “two brothers who had not spoken civilly to one another for years were among those reconciled,” from Isobel Kuhn’s book Nests Above the Abyss.

Next we did a full text search for the source phrase using the Apache Lucene search engine. The engine returns both exact matches and “fuzzy” matches containing the key words from the phrase, which combine to provide the “fine-toothed comb” for finding stories.

Then we looked at the book database from the other direction. Instead of starting with our topic sentences and searching the texts, we used Topic Clustering algorithms to identify topics and themes we didn’t realize were there. This requires almost two weeks of CPU time!

Finally, we read every matching story for relevance and impact, adding the best to the Scripture Testimony Index.

Each of these steps is described in greater detail in our Data Science section.


Topic Index View

Topic

Stories

Description

A

  
Abba1 storyBelievers have spirit of adoption as children of God and cry, "Abba! Father"!
Mark 14:35-36 
Rom 8:15 
Gal 4:6 
angels
guiding people in ministry1 storyAngels reveal or help with God's ministry plan
Acts 5:19-20 
Acts 27:21-26 
Acts 8:26 
help from3 storiesGod sends an angel to help, deliver, or comfort
Acts 12:6-11 
Luke 22:43 
anointing with oil
for healing5 storiesAnointing the sick with oil and praying for healing
James 5:14 
apostles, the twelve
humble background of7 storiesGod uses even the common and uneducated
Acts 4:13 
apostles
mere men1 storyApostles redirect misplaced praise
Acts 10:25-26 
Acts 3:11-16 
Acts 14:8-18 
worthy to suffer11 storiesCounted worthy of suffering disgrace for the Name
Acts 5:41 
armor
of God1 storyPutting on the whole armor of God
Eph 6:10-20 
aroma of Christ6 storiesBelievers are the aroma of Christ to those around them
2 Cor 2:14-16 
attitude of Christ1 storyThink of others more than ourselves
Phil 2:1-11 

B

  
believers
eat anything1 storyEat freely with thanksgiving and spiritual discernment
1 Cor 10:23-32 
forsake superstition2 storiesBelievers exchange superstition for faith in Christ
Acts 19:18-19 
persecution of3 storiesBelievers will suffer terrible things for Jesus' name's sake
Matt 24:9-14 
Berea, church in1 storyBereans searched Scriptures to verify new teachings
Acts 17:10-12 

C

  
Christian communities
fellowship of new believers1 storyCommunities of new believers formed by the Gospel
Acts 2:42-47 
sharing in4 storiesCommunities of believers sharing in needs
Acts 4:32-35 
Acts 6:1-6 
church, the
discrimination in1 storyDealing with discrimination in the church
1 Cor 11:18 
James 2:1-13 
Acts 6:1-6 
pattern for1 storyScripture, baptism, spiritual gifts, communion, evangelize, suffer
1 Th 2:13-16 
conversion
mass7 storiesLarge groups of people converted at the same time
Acts 2:41 
Acts 4:4 
of officials1 storyConversions among the opposing authorities
Acts 6:7 
creation, new23 storiesSalvation transforms
2 Cor 5:16-17 
Gal 6:15 

D

  
dead, raising the1 storyJesus raised people from the dead
Matt 9:18 
Luke 7:11-17 
John 11:38-44 
death
defeat of4 storiesThere is no sting in death for the believer
1 Cor 15:54-57 
demons
casting out12 storiesDemons cast out in Jesus' name
Matt 4:11 
Matt 8:28-32 
Matt 10:25 
Matt 12:26-32 
Matt 12:43 
Mark 1:23-26 
Mark 9:20-27 
Matt 8:16-17 
Luke 11:14 
Matt 9:32-34 
devil, the
Luke 4:2 
resist1 storyResist the devil and he will flee from you
James 4:7 
discernment
false prophets or true disciples1 storyYou shall know them by their fruit
Matt 7:15-20 
John 13:34-35 
John 15:8 
Gal 5:22-23 
disciples of Jesus Christ
filled with joy1 storyDisciples were filled with joy and the Holy Spirit
Acts 13:52 
friends of Jesus1 storyJesus calls His obedient disciples friends
John 15:14-16 
known by love2 storiesDisciples are known by their love for one another
John 13:34-35 
nurture of new4 storiesStrengthening and encouraging new disciples
Acts 14:22-23 
wash feet of1 storyDisciples commanded to wash each other's feet
John 13:14-16 
discipleship
commitment and costs of3 storiesDisciples are devoted to Christ above anything or anyone
Matt 4:20-22 
Matt 16:24-25 
Mark 8:31-38 
Mark 1:19-20 
Mark 10:28 
Luke 9:23-27 
Luke 9:57-62 
Luke 14:25-35 
divine encounter
voice of Jesus24 storiesJesus reveals Himself to an unbeliever
Acts 9:4-7 
divine guidance
audible voice7 storiesGod using an audible voice to communicate
Acts 10:13-15 
Acts 11:7-9 
by the Spirit5 storiesGod using an inner voice to communicate
Acts 10:19-20 
Acts 11:12 
circumstances and timing4 storiesGod using circumstances and timing to communicate
Acts 11:11 
dream10 storiesGod communicating in a dream
Matt 1:20 
Matt 2:12 
Matt 2:13 
Matt 2:19 
Matt 2:22 
Matt 27:19 
Acts 2:17 
prayer1 storyGod communicating during prayer
Acts 11:5 
Acts 13:2-3 
vision8 storiesGod using a vision to communicate
Acts 10:9-16 
Acts 10:3 
Acts 11:5 

E

  
equality of believers
gender1 storyThere are no gender distinctions in Christ
Gal 3:28 
eternal life
through hearing and faith2 storiesWhoever hears and believes has eternal life
John 5:24 
Rom 10:9-17 
exchanged life1 storyNo longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me
Gal 2:20 
exorcisms
Matt 10:25 
Matt 9:35 
Matt 8:28-32 
Matt 4:11 
Matt 12:26-32 
Matt 12:43 
Mark 9:14-29 
Luke 8:26-39 
failed1 storyOnly the Spirit of Jesus can overcome evil spirits
Acts 19:13-19 

F

  
faith
childlike1 storyChildlike faith required to enter Kingdom of God
Matt 18:3 
Luke 18:17 
for healing2 storiesAccording to your faith be it done to you
Matt 9:27-31 
false witness1 storyBelievers accused through testimony of false witness
Matt 26:59 
Acts 6:9-14 
Mark 14:55-59 
fasting
Jesus Christ on1 storyDon't fast so others can see
Matt 6:16 
fellowship1 storyChristian communities growing through fellowship
Acts 2:42 
2 Jn 1:12 
Rom 12:13 
flesh, the
Rom 1:3 
Phil 3:4 
1 Pet 3:18 
discipline of2 storiesWalk by the Spirit to discipline the flesh
Gal 5:16 
1 Cor 10:23 
forgiveness
Christians and5 storiesTransforming power of forgiveness
John 20:23 
Eph 4:32 
Matt 6:14-15 
Luke 7:47-48 
guarantee of4 storiesConfessing sin leads to forgiveness
1 Jn 1:9 
of enemies5 storiesLove your enemies and do good to them
Luke 6:32-35 
of killers8 storiesFather forgive them, for they know not what they do
Luke 23:34 
Acts 7:60 
of persecutors3 storiesForgiving your persecutor
Matt 5:44 
required5 storiesForgive, or you will not be forgiven
Matt 6:14-15 
Luke 6:37 
without limit2 storiesForgive the repentant brother
Matt 18:21-22 
Luke 17:3-4 

G

  
generosity6 storiesGive to those in need
Acts 4:32-37 
1 Jn 3:17 
Gal 6:2 
Heb 13:16 
giving1 storyGive to everyone who asks
Matt 5:42 
Luke 6:30 
Acts 20:35 
2 Cor 8:1-2 
2 Cor 8:7-15 
2 Cor 9:6-14 
motives for1 storyNot for the approval of men
Matt 6:1-4 
God's provision19 storiesGod's work will not lack God's supply
Phil 4:19 
golden rule2 storiesDo unto others as you want them to do unto you
Matt 7:12 
Luke 6:31 
Good News
power of6 storiesGospel is the power of God for salvation
Rom 1:16 
spread of1 storyTake the gospel to the ends of the earth
Acts 6:7 
Acts 1:8 
Col 1:23 
Great Commission1 storyJesus commands His disciples to go and make more disciples
Matt 28:18-20 

H

  
harvest, spiritual
one sows, another reaps1 storyOne sows the Word, another reaps the salvation harvest
John 4:37-38 
Holy Spirit
convicts of sin10 storiesHoly Spirit convicts people of their sin
John 16:8 
empowerment by1 storyGreater works than these
John 14:12 
fruits of1 storyThe evidence of being filled with the Holy Spirit
Gal 5:22-23 
guidance by specific names or details7 storiesHoly Spirit guides with specific names or details
Acts 9:10-12 
guidance provided by6 storiesHoly Spirit directs believers in ministry
Acts 16:6-10 
Acts 8:29 
Acts 20:22 
Matt 10:19-20 
Rom 8:14 
Acts 15:28 
Acts 13:2 
in evangelism and missionary work3 storiesHoly Spirit provides power to proclaim the Gospel
Acts 1:8 
poured out1 storyHoly Spirit falls on those hearing the Word
Acts 10:44-48 
Acts 11:15 
hymns
Mark 14:26-27 
Phil 2:6-11 
1 Tim 3:16 
Col 3:16 
singing in prison14 storiesApostles sang hymns to God while in prison
Acts 16:25 

I

  
idolatry
coming against1 storyGod leads believers in opposition to idolatry
Acts 17:16-17 
1 Cor 8:4 
imprisonment
miraculous deliverance from2 storiesGod delivers the apostles from prison
Acts 5:19 
Acts 12:6-11 
of apostles5 storiesImprisoned for preaching about Jesus
Acts 5:18 
invisibility18 storiesGod blinds the eyes of adversaries
Acts 5:19-24 

J

  
Jesus Christ, parables of
Good Samaritan2 storiesDemonstration of who is our neighbor
Luke 10:29-37 
Sheep and the Goats6 storiesThe righteous innately have God's heart toward those in need
Matt 25:31-46 
Two Debtors1 storyHe who is forgiven much, loves much
Luke 7:41-49 
Jesus Christ, teachings of
building on a solid foundation1 storyA solid foundation is built on obedience
Matt 7:24-27 
call to decision (narrow gate or door)1 storyThe gate to salvation is narrow
Matt 7:13-27 
Luke 13:23-30 
family allegiance1 storyA man’s foes will be those of his own household
Matt 10:34-39 
Matt 12:48-50 
Luke 8:19-21 
Luke 9:59 
Luke 12:49-53 
integrity11 storiesDisciples must keep their word
Matt 5:37 
judging others1 storyWe will be judged by the same standard
Matt 7:1-5 
Luke 6:37-42 
money and possessions2 storiesNo one can serve two masters
Luke 12:22-34 
Matt 6:20-24 
perfection1 storyGod's standard
Matt 5:48 
proof of1 storyObedience will prove the truth of Jesus' teachings
John 7:17 
purposes of his coming
save the lost2 storiesThe Son of Man came to save the lost
Matt 18:11 
Luke 19:10 
widow's offering1 storyIt's the heart of generosity that counts, not the amount
Mark 12:41-44 
Luke 21:1-4 
authority of
Matt 9:5-8 
Mark 11:28 
Luke 5:23-24 
John 17:2 
Phil 2:9-11 
teaching13 storiesJesus taught with authority
Matt 7:28-29 
Jesus Christ
security in1 storyJesus will never send away those who come to Him
John 6:37 
sufficiency of1 storyJesus has granted all things pertaining to life and godliness
2 Pet 3:3-4 

K

  
Kingdom of God
new birth required1 storyOne must be born again to enter the Kingdom of God
John 3:3 
knowing Jesus Christ2 storiesJesus is worth more than worldly gain
Phil 3:7-10 

L

  
lambs among wolves1 storyI am sending you out like sheep among wolves
Luke 10:3 
Matt 10:16 
laying on of hands10 storiesGod bestows gifts and healing through the laying on of hands
Matt 19:13 
Matt 9:18 
Acts 13:3 
2 Tim 1:6 
1 Tim 4:14 
Luke 4:40 
Acts 8:17 
Acts 28:8 
Acts 9:12 
Acts 9:17 
Acts 19:6 
Mark 16:17-18 
light
Christians as people of1 storyBelievers are light in the Lord
Eph 5:8 
2 Cor 4:6 
love
sacrificial2 storiesLay down one's life for another
Eph 5:2 
1 Jn 3:16-18 
John 15:12-13 

M

  
Macedonian Call1 storyPaul has a vision of a Macedonian man pleading for the Gospel
Acts 16:9-10 
man of peace1 storyA person God has prepared to hear the Gospel
Luke 10:6 
Matt 10:13 
martyrdom12 storiesKilled for the sake of Christ
Acts 12:1-5 
Matt 16:24 
Acts 7:58-60 
witness of3 storiesPeaceful attitude of martyrs a powerful witness
Acts 6:15 
methods, God's1 storyGod's methods are often not our methods
Matt 16:22-23 

N

  
name of Jesus, the
healing in23 storiesThere is healing in the name of Jesus
Acts 3:6 
Acts 3:16 
Acts 4:10 
Acts 4:30 
salvation in4 storiesThere is salvation in no other name
Acts 4:12 

O

  
once for all, Jesus Christ's sacrifice as1 storyThe blood of Jesus is the once for all sacrifice for sin
Heb 9:11-10:18 
opposition to the Gospel
government16 storiesGovernments opposed to the Gospel
Acts 12:1-5 
Acts 14:4-5 
individual4 storiesIndividuals opposed to the Gospel
Acts 8:3 
Acts 9:1-2 
religious9 storiesReligious zealots opposed to the Gospel
Acts 14:2 
Acts 13:45 

P

  
Paul, the apostle
escape from pursuers1 storyEscape from pursuers
Acts 9:23-25 
persecution of the church by1 storyBeliever as former persecutor of the church
Phil 3:6 
Acts 8:3 
Pentecost, day of
gifts of Holy Spirit on6 storiesThe Holy Spirit came with power on the disciples
Acts 2:1-4 
Acts 2:4-11 
persecution
arrested5 storiesArrested for proclaiming Jesus
Acts 4:3 
Acts 5:18 
Acts 12:3-5 
beaten4 storiesBeaten for preaching the Gospel
Acts 5:40 
boldness in3 storiesWe must obey God rather than men
Acts 4:19-20 
Acts 4:29-31 
Acts 5:29 
comfort in2 storiesGod brings comfort and peace to the persecuted
Acts 23:11 
release due to witness1 storyRelease of believers due to witness of works
Acts 4:21-22 
spreading the Good News and1 storySparks of persecution cause the Gospel fire to spread
Phil 1:14 
Acts 8:1-4 
Acts 11:19 
stoned1 storyStoned for preaching the Gospel
Acts 14:19-20 
treatment of persecutors5 storiesForgive your persecutor
1 Th 5:15 
Matt 5:44 
Rom 12:17-21 
poor, the
requirements for care of1 storyHe that hath two coats
1 Th 5:14 
Luke 3:11 
prayer
answers to26 storiesGod answers prayer
Luke 18:7 
John 15:7 
Acts 12:5 
James 5:15 
coordinated7 storiesTimely prayer for someone far away
Matt 18:19 
for anything2 storiesAsk Me anything in My name
John 14:13-14 
Matt 18:19 
for release from prison3 storiesBelievers pray for the release of the imprisoned
Acts 12:12 
Jesus Christ on4 storiesHow to pray
Matt 6:7-16 
Matt 6:5-6 
without anxiety2 storiesDon't be anxious, instead make requests known to God
Phil 4:6 
preaching the Gospel
Acts 2:16-41 
Acts 3:12-26 
at all times2 storiesPreach the word, in season and out of season
2 Tim 4:2 
authorities restrict2 storiesAuthorities forbid speaking to people about Jesus
Acts 4:15-18 
house to house1 storyUnceasingly preaching the Gospel house to house
Acts 5:42 

R

  
redemptive analogies2 storiesEchoes of God's story in other cultures
Acts 17:22-31 
repentance
leads to revival5 storiesHoly Spirit renewal for the repentant
James 5:16 
1 Jn 1:9 
James 4:8-10 
leads to salvation2 storiesGodly grief produces repentance that leads to salvation
2 Cor 7:9-11 
revenge2 storiesDo not return evil for evil, vengeance is the Lord's
Matt 5:38-42 
Rom 12:17-21 
Rhoda1 storyForgot to open the door
Acts 12:13-17 
rights, personal1 storyLay down your rights
Matt 5:39 
1 Cor 8:13-9:27 
Matt 5:39-41 

S

  
selfish ambition1 storySinful selfish ambition
James 3:14-16 
Sermon on the Mount8 storiesSermon on the Mount
Matt 5:1-7:29 
anger equivalent to murder1 storyEveryone angry with his brother subject to judgement
Matt 5:22 
blessed are
hunger and thirst for righteousness4 storiesBlessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness
Luke 6:21 
Matt 5:6 
meek4 storiesBlessed are the meek
Matt 5:5 
merciful2 storiesBlessed are the merciful
Matt 5:7 
peacemakers4 storiesBlessed are the peacemakers
Matt 5:9 
persecuted8 storiesBlessed are those who are persecuted
Matt 5:10-12 
Luke 6:22-23 
poor in spirit1 storyBlessed are the poor in spirit
Matt 5:3 
Luke 6:20 
those who mourn3 storiesBlessed are those who mourn
Matt 5:4 
Luke 6:21 
do good to enemies3 storiesDo good to those who hate you
Luke 6:27 
Matt 5:44 
give in secret1 storyDon't let left hand know what right is doing
Matt 6:1-4 
give to one who asks4 storiesGive to the one who asks
Luke 6:30 
Matt 5:42 
go the extra mile2 storiesGo the extra mile
Matt 5:41 
God our good Father4 storiesOur Father in heaven gives good things
Matt 7:9-11 
God provides for just and unjust1 storyGod provides for the just and the unjust
Matt 5:45 
heavenly treasure2 storiesStore up treasure in heaven
Matt 6:19-21 
Jesus fulfills the Law1 storyI did not come to destroy, but to fulfill
Matt 5:17 
let your light shine3 storiesLet your light shine such that people see your good works and glorify God
Matt 5:16 
light of the world2 storiesYou are the light of the world
Matt 5:14 
love your enemies20 storiesLove your enemies and pray for them
Luke 6:27 
Matt 5:44 
lust equivalent to adultery1 storyLooking at a woman with lust is the same as adultery
Matt 5:27-28 
pray with expectation5 storiesAsk, and it shall be given to you
Matt 7:7-8 
reconcile with brother7 storiesBe reconciled to your brother before going to the altar
Matt 5:23-24 
resist not an evil person1 storyDo not resist an evil person
Matt 5:39 
salt of the earth3 storiesYou are the salt of the earth
Matt 5:13 
turn the other cheek6 storiesTurn the other cheek
Matt 5:39 
sickness
prayer for3 storiesPrayer of faith for the sick
James 5:15 
signs and wonders
Acts 5:12 
confirm truth of Gospel8 storiesSigns and wonders as proof of Gospel truth
Acts 4:21-22 
Acts 4:29-31 
evangelism and13 storiesSigns and wonders draw attention to Gospel message
Acts 8:5-8 
prophecy1 storyHoly Spirit gives prophetic insight
Acts 11:27-28 
Acts 21:10-11 
result in mass conversions1 storySigns and wonders result in mass conversions
Acts 9:35 
Acts 9:42 
through the apostles7 storiesGod gave signs and wonders through the apostles
Acts 5:12 
sorcerers2 storiesBelievers come against sorcerers and magicians
Acts 13:6-8 
Acts 8:9-24 
spiritual blindness1 storyUnbelievers unable to see light of the Gospel
2 Cor 4:3-7 
steadfast1 storyBy faith, believers are to be steadfast
James 5:7-11 
Stephen
boldness of4 storiesSpeaking the truth in boldness to persecutors
Acts 7:51-60 
suffering
Luke 9:35 
participation in suffering of Christ2 storiesChristians share in the suffering of Christ
Col 1:24 
Phil 3:10-11 
1 Pet 4:13 

T

  
third heaven2 storiesGod gave a glimpse of what is to come
2 Cor 12:2 
tongues, speaking in
gift of3 storiesSpeaking in an unknown language
1 Cor 14:2-4 
1 Cor 12:10 
known languages3 storiesGift of speaking to someone in their language
Acts 2:4 
trust in God
for daily needs6 storiesDon't be anxious for what to eat or wear
Matt 6:25-34 
1 Pet 5:6-7 

U

  
unbelievers
respect for believers1 storyThe people held them in high esteem
Acts 5:13 
Unknown God, inscription to an1 storyNatural human response to the wonder of creation
Acts 17:22-31 

V

  
voice of God
believers hear12 storiesThe sheep know and hear His voice
John 10:16 
John 10:3-4 

W

  
work (labor)
as for the Lord2 storiesDo your work heartily, as for the Lord, and not for men
Col 3:23 
Scripture View

Scriptures with stories

Matthew 1:20
10 storiesdivine guidance/dream
Matthew 2:12
10 storiesdivine guidance/dream
Matthew 2:13
10 storiesdivine guidance/dream
Matthew 2:19
10 storiesdivine guidance/dream
Matthew 2:22
10 storiesdivine guidance/dream
Matthew 4:11
12 storiesdemons/casting out
Matthew 4:20-22
3 storiesdiscipleship/commitment and costs of
Matthew 5:1-7:29
8 storiesSermon on the Mount
Matthew 5:3
1 storySermon on the Mount/beatitudes/blessed are/poor in spirit
Matthew 5:4
3 storiesSermon on the Mount/beatitudes/blessed are/those who mourn
Matthew 5:5
4 storiesSermon on the Mount/beatitudes/blessed are/meek
Matthew 5:6
4 storiesSermon on the Mount/beatitudes/blessed are/hunger and thirst for righteousness
Matthew 5:7
2 storiesSermon on the Mount/beatitudes/blessed are/merciful
Matthew 5:9
4 storiesSermon on the Mount/beatitudes/blessed are/peacemakers
Matthew 5:10-12
8 storiesSermon on the Mount/beatitudes/blessed are/persecuted
Matthew 5:13
3 storiesSermon on the Mount/salt of the earth
Matthew 5:14
2 storiesSermon on the Mount/light of the world
Matthew 5:16
3 storiesSermon on the Mount/let your light shine
Matthew 5:17
1 storySermon on the Mount/Jesus fulfills the Law
Matthew 5:22
1 storySermon on the Mount/anger equivalent to murder
Matthew 5:23-24
7 storiesSermon on the Mount/reconcile with brother
Matthew 5:27-28
1 storySermon on the Mount/lust equivalent to adultery
Matthew 5:37
11 storiesJesus Christ, teachings of/integrity
Matthew 5:38-42
2 storiesrevenge
Matthew 5:39
6 storiesSermon on the Mount/turn the other cheek
1 storySermon on the Mount/resist not an evil person
1 storyrights, personal
Matthew 5:39-41
1 storyrights, personal
Matthew 5:41
2 storiesSermon on the Mount/go the extra mile
Matthew 5:42
4 storiesSermon on the Mount/give to one who asks
1 storygiving
Matthew 5:44
3 storiesforgiveness/of persecutors
5 storiespersecution/treatment of persecutors
20 storiesSermon on the Mount/love your enemies
3 storiesSermon on the Mount/do good to enemies
Matthew 5:45
1 storySermon on the Mount/God provides for just and unjust
Matthew 5:48
1 storyJesus Christ, teachings of/perfection
Matthew 6:1-4
1 storySermon on the Mount/give in secret
1 storygiving/motives for
Matthew 6:5-6
4 storiesprayer/Jesus Christ on
Matthew 6:7-16
4 storiesprayer/Jesus Christ on
Matthew 6:14-15
5 storiesforgiveness/Christians and
5 storiesforgiveness/required
Matthew 6:16
1 storyfasting/Jesus Christ on
Matthew 6:19-21
2 storiesSermon on the Mount/heavenly treasure
Matthew 6:20-24
2 storiesJesus Christ, teachings of/money and possessions
Matthew 6:25-34
6 storiestrust in God/for daily needs
Matthew 7:1-5
1 storyJesus Christ, teachings of/judging others
Matthew 7:7-8
5 storiesSermon on the Mount/pray with expectation
Matthew 7:9-11
4 storiesSermon on the Mount/God our good Father
Matthew 7:12
2 storiesgolden rule
Matthew 7:13-27
1 storyJesus Christ, teachings of/call to decision (narrow gate or door)
Matthew 7:15-20
1 storydiscernment/false prophets or true disciples
Matthew 7:24-27
1 storyJesus Christ, teachings of/building on a solid foundation
Matthew 7:28-29
13 storiesJesus Christ/authority of/teaching
Matthew 8:16-17
12 storiesdemons/casting out
Matthew 8:28-32
12 storiesdemons/casting out
Matthew 9:18
10 storieslaying on of hands
1 storydead, raising the
Matthew 9:27-31
2 storiesfaith/for healing
Matthew 9:32-34
12 storiesdemons/casting out
Matthew 10:13
1 storyman of peace
Matthew 10:16
1 storylambs among wolves
Matthew 10:19-20
6 storiesHoly Spirit/guidance provided by
Matthew 10:25
12 storiesdemons/casting out
Matthew 10:34-39
1 storyJesus Christ, teachings of/family allegiance
Matthew 12:26-32
12 storiesdemons/casting out
Matthew 12:43
12 storiesdemons/casting out
Matthew 12:48-50
1 storyJesus Christ, teachings of/family allegiance
Matthew 16:22-23
1 storymethods, God's
Matthew 16:24
12 storiesmartyrdom
Matthew 16:24-25
3 storiesdiscipleship/commitment and costs of
Matthew 18:3
1 storyfaith/childlike
Matthew 18:11
2 storiesJesus Christ, teachings of/purposes of his coming/save the lost
Matthew 18:19
2 storiesprayer/for anything
7 storiesprayer/coordinated
Matthew 18:21-22
2 storiesforgiveness/without limit
Matthew 19:13
10 storieslaying on of hands
Matthew 24:9-14
3 storiesbelievers/persecution of
Matthew 25:31-46
6 storiesJesus Christ, parables of/Sheep and the Goats
Matthew 26:59
1 storyfalse witness
Matthew 27:19
10 storiesdivine guidance/dream
Matthew 28:18-20
1 storyGreat Commission
Mark 1:19-20
3 storiesdiscipleship/commitment and costs of
Mark 1:23-26
12 storiesdemons/casting out
Mark 8:31-38
3 storiesdiscipleship/commitment and costs of
Mark 9:20-27
12 storiesdemons/casting out
Mark 10:28
3 storiesdiscipleship/commitment and costs of
Mark 12:41-44
1 storyJesus Christ, teachings of/widow's offering
Mark 14:35-36
1 storyAbba
Mark 14:55-59
1 storyfalse witness
Mark 16:17-18
10 storieslaying on of hands
Luke 3:11
1 storypoor, the/requirements for care of
Luke 4:40
10 storieslaying on of hands
Luke 6:20
1 storySermon on the Mount/beatitudes/blessed are/poor in spirit
Luke 6:21
4 storiesSermon on the Mount/beatitudes/blessed are/hunger and thirst for righteousness
3 storiesSermon on the Mount/beatitudes/blessed are/those who mourn
Luke 6:22-23
8 storiesSermon on the Mount/beatitudes/blessed are/persecuted
Luke 6:27
20 storiesSermon on the Mount/love your enemies
3 storiesSermon on the Mount/do good to enemies
Luke 6:30
4 storiesSermon on the Mount/give to one who asks
1 storygiving
Luke 6:31
2 storiesgolden rule
Luke 6:32-35
5 storiesforgiveness/of enemies
Luke 6:37-42
1 storyJesus Christ, teachings of/judging others
Luke 6:37
5 storiesforgiveness/required
Luke 7:11-17
1 storydead, raising the
Luke 7:41-49
1 storyJesus Christ, parables of/Two Debtors
Luke 7:47-48
5 storiesforgiveness/Christians and
Luke 8:19-21
1 storyJesus Christ, teachings of/family allegiance
Luke 9:23-27
3 storiesdiscipleship/commitment and costs of
Luke 9:57-62
3 storiesdiscipleship/commitment and costs of
Luke 9:59
1 storyJesus Christ, teachings of/family allegiance
Luke 10:3
1 storylambs among wolves
Luke 10:6
1 storyman of peace
Luke 10:29-37
2 storiesJesus Christ, parables of/Good Samaritan
Luke 11:14
12 storiesdemons/casting out
Luke 12:22-34
2 storiesJesus Christ, teachings of/money and possessions
Luke 12:49-53
1 storyJesus Christ, teachings of/family allegiance
Luke 13:23-30
1 storyJesus Christ, teachings of/call to decision (narrow gate or door)
Luke 14:25-35
3 storiesdiscipleship/commitment and costs of
Luke 17:3-4
2 storiesforgiveness/without limit
Luke 18:7
26 storiesprayer/answers to
Luke 18:17
1 storyfaith/childlike
Luke 19:10
2 storiesJesus Christ, teachings of/purposes of his coming/save the lost
Luke 21:1-4
1 storyJesus Christ, teachings of/widow's offering
Luke 22:43
3 storiesangels/help from
Luke 23:34
8 storiesforgiveness/of killers
John 3:3
1 storyKingdom of God/new birth required
John 4:37-38
1 storyharvest, spiritual/one sows, another reaps
John 5:24
2 storieseternal life/through hearing and faith
John 6:37
1 storyJesus Christ/security in
John 7:17
1 storyJesus Christ, teachings of/proof of
John 10:3-4
12 storiesvoice of God/believers hear
John 10:16
12 storiesvoice of God/believers hear
John 11:38-44
1 storydead, raising the
John 13:14-16
1 storydisciples of Jesus Christ/wash feet of
John 13:34-35
2 storiesdisciples of Jesus Christ/known by love
1 storydiscernment/false prophets or true disciples
John 14:12
1 storyHoly Spirit/empowerment by
John 14:13-14
2 storiesprayer/for anything
John 15:7
26 storiesprayer/answers to
John 15:8
1 storydiscernment/false prophets or true disciples
John 15:12-13
2 storieslove/sacrificial
John 15:14-16
1 storydisciples of Jesus Christ/friends of Jesus
John 16:8
10 storiesHoly Spirit/convicts of sin
John 20:23
5 storiesforgiveness/Christians and
Acts 1:8
3 storiesHoly Spirit/in evangelism and missionary work
1 storyGood News/spread of
Acts 2:1-4
6 storiesPentecost, day of/gifts of Holy Spirit on
Acts 2:4-11
6 storiesPentecost, day of/gifts of Holy Spirit on
Acts 2:4
3 storiestongues, speaking in/known languages
Acts 2:17
10 storiesdivine guidance/dream
Acts 2:41
7 storiesconversion/mass
Acts 2:42-47
1 storyChristian communities/fellowship of new believers
Acts 2:42
1 storyfellowship
Acts 3:6
23 storiesname of Jesus, the/healing in
Acts 3:11-16
1 storyapostles/mere men
Acts 3:16
23 storiesname of Jesus, the/healing in
Acts 4:3
5 storiespersecution/arrested
Acts 4:4
7 storiesconversion/mass
Acts 4:10
23 storiesname of Jesus, the/healing in
Acts 4:12
4 storiesname of Jesus, the/salvation in
Acts 4:13
7 storiesapostles, the twelve/humble background of
Acts 4:15-18
2 storiespreaching the Gospel/authorities restrict
Acts 4:19-20
3 storiespersecution/boldness in
Acts 4:21-22
8 storiessigns and wonders/confirm truth of Gospel
1 storypersecution/release due to witness
Acts 4:29-31
8 storiessigns and wonders/confirm truth of Gospel
3 storiespersecution/boldness in
Acts 4:30
23 storiesname of Jesus, the/healing in
Acts 4:32-35
4 storiesChristian communities/sharing in
Acts 4:32-37
6 storiesgenerosity
Acts 5:12
7 storiessigns and wonders/through the apostles
Acts 5:13
1 storyunbelievers/respect for believers
Acts 5:18
5 storiesimprisonment/of apostles
5 storiespersecution/arrested
Acts 5:19-20
1 storyangels/guiding people in ministry
Acts 5:19
2 storiesimprisonment/miraculous deliverance from
Acts 5:19-24
18 storiesinvisibility
Acts 5:29
3 storiespersecution/boldness in
Acts 5:40
4 storiespersecution/beaten
Acts 5:41
11 storiesapostles/worthy to suffer
Acts 5:42
1 storypreaching the Gospel/house to house
Acts 6:1-6
1 storychurch, the/discrimination in
4 storiesChristian communities/sharing in
Acts 6:7
1 storyconversion/of officials
1 storyGood News/spread of
Acts 6:9-14
1 storyfalse witness
Acts 6:15
3 storiesmartyrdom/witness of
Acts 7:51-60
4 storiesStephen/boldness of
Acts 7:58-60
12 storiesmartyrdom
Acts 7:60
8 storiesforgiveness/of killers
Acts 8:1-4
1 storypersecution/spreading the Good News and
Acts 8:3
4 storiesopposition to the Gospel/individual
1 storyPaul, the apostle/persecution of the church by
Acts 8:5-8
13 storiessigns and wonders/evangelism and
Acts 8:9-24
2 storiessorcerers
Acts 8:17
10 storieslaying on of hands
Acts 8:26
1 storyangels/guiding people in ministry
Acts 8:29
6 storiesHoly Spirit/guidance provided by
Acts 9:1-2
4 storiesopposition to the Gospel/individual
Acts 9:4-7
24 storiesdivine encounter/voice of Jesus
Acts 9:10-12
7 storiesHoly Spirit/guidance by specific names or details
Acts 9:12
10 storieslaying on of hands
Acts 9:17
10 storieslaying on of hands
Acts 9:23-25
1 storyPaul, the apostle/escape from pursuers
Acts 9:35
1 storysigns and wonders/result in mass conversions
Acts 9:42
1 storysigns and wonders/result in mass conversions
Acts 10:3
8 storiesdivine guidance/vision
Acts 10:9-16
8 storiesdivine guidance/vision
Acts 10:13-15
7 storiesdivine guidance/audible voice
Acts 10:19-20
5 storiesdivine guidance/by the Spirit
Acts 10:25-26
1 storyapostles/mere men
Acts 10:44-48
1 storyHoly Spirit/poured out
Acts 11:5
1 storydivine guidance/prayer
8 storiesdivine guidance/vision
Acts 11:7-9
7 storiesdivine guidance/audible voice
Acts 11:11
4 storiesdivine guidance/circumstances and timing
Acts 11:12
5 storiesdivine guidance/by the Spirit
Acts 11:15
1 storyHoly Spirit/poured out
Acts 11:19
1 storypersecution/spreading the Good News and
Acts 11:27-28
1 storysigns and wonders/prophecy
Acts 12:1-5
16 storiesopposition to the Gospel/government
12 storiesmartyrdom
Acts 12:3-5
5 storiespersecution/arrested
Acts 12:5
26 storiesprayer/answers to
Acts 12:6-11
3 storiesangels/help from
2 storiesimprisonment/miraculous deliverance from
Acts 12:12
3 storiesprayer/for release from prison
Acts 12:13-17
1 storyRhoda
Acts 13:2
6 storiesHoly Spirit/guidance provided by
Acts 13:2-3
1 storydivine guidance/prayer
Acts 13:3
10 storieslaying on of hands
Acts 13:6-8
2 storiessorcerers
Acts 13:45
9 storiesopposition to the Gospel/religious
Acts 13:52
1 storydisciples of Jesus Christ/filled with joy
Acts 14:2
9 storiesopposition to the Gospel/religious
Acts 14:4-5
16 storiesopposition to the Gospel/government
Acts 14:8-18
1 storyapostles/mere men
Acts 14:19-20
1 storypersecution/stoned
Acts 14:22-23
4 storiesdisciples of Jesus Christ/nurture of new
Acts 15:28
6 storiesHoly Spirit/guidance provided by
Acts 16:6-10
6 storiesHoly Spirit/guidance provided by
Acts 16:9-10
1 storyMacedonian Call
Acts 16:25
14 storieshymns/singing in prison
Acts 17:10-12
1 storyBerea, church in
Acts 17:16-17
1 storyidolatry/coming against
Acts 17:22-31
2 storiesredemptive analogies
1 storyUnknown God, inscription to an
Acts 19:6
10 storieslaying on of hands
Acts 19:13-19
1 storyexorcisms/failed
Acts 19:18-19
2 storiesbelievers/forsake superstition
Acts 20:22
6 storiesHoly Spirit/guidance provided by
Acts 20:35
1 storygiving
Acts 21:10-11
1 storysigns and wonders/prophecy
Acts 23:11
2 storiespersecution/comfort in
Acts 27:21-26
1 storyangels/guiding people in ministry
Acts 28:8
10 storieslaying on of hands
Romans 1:16
6 storiesGood News/power of
Romans 8:14
6 storiesHoly Spirit/guidance provided by
Romans 8:15
1 storyAbba
Romans 10:9-17
2 storieseternal life/through hearing and faith
Romans 12:13
1 storyfellowship
Romans 12:17-21
2 storiesrevenge
5 storiespersecution/treatment of persecutors
1 Corinthians 8:4
1 storyidolatry/coming against
1 Corinthians 8:13-9:27
1 storyrights, personal
1 Corinthians 10:23
2 storiesflesh, the/discipline of
1 Corinthians 10:23-32
1 storybelievers/eat anything
1 Corinthians 11:18
1 storychurch, the/discrimination in
1 Corinthians 12:10
3 storiestongues, speaking in/gift of
1 Corinthians 14:2-4
3 storiestongues, speaking in/gift of
1 Corinthians 15:54-57
4 storiesdeath/defeat of
2 Corinthians 2:14-16
6 storiesaroma of Christ
2 Corinthians 4:3-7
1 storyspiritual blindness
2 Corinthians 4:6
1 storylight/Christians as people of
2 Corinthians 5:16-17
23 storiescreation, new
2 Corinthians 7:9-11
2 storiesrepentance/leads to salvation
2 Corinthians 8:1-2
1 storygiving
2 Corinthians 8:7-15
1 storygiving
2 Corinthians 9:6-14
1 storygiving
2 Corinthians 12:2
2 storiesthird heaven
Galatians 2:20
1 storyexchanged life
Galatians 3:28
1 storyequality of believers/gender
Galatians 4:6
1 storyAbba
Galatians 5:16
2 storiesflesh, the/discipline of
Galatians 5:22-23
1 storydiscernment/false prophets or true disciples
1 storyHoly Spirit/fruits of
Galatians 6:2
6 storiesgenerosity
Galatians 6:15
23 storiescreation, new
Ephesians 4:32
5 storiesforgiveness/Christians and
Ephesians 5:2
2 storieslove/sacrificial
Ephesians 5:8
1 storylight/Christians as people of
Ephesians 6:10-20
1 storyarmor/of God
Philippians 1:14
1 storypersecution/spreading the Good News and
Philippians 2:1-11
1 storyattitude of Christ
Philippians 3:6
1 storyPaul, the apostle/persecution of the church by
Philippians 3:7-10
2 storiesknowing Jesus Christ
Philippians 3:10-11
2 storiessuffering/participation in suffering of Christ
Philippians 4:6
2 storiesprayer/without anxiety
Philippians 4:19
19 storiesGod's provision
Colossians 1:23
1 storyGood News/spread of
Colossians 1:24
2 storiessuffering/participation in suffering of Christ
Colossians 3:23
2 storieswork (labor)/as for the Lord
1 Thessalonians 2:13-16
1 storychurch, the/pattern for
1 Thessalonians 5:14
1 storypoor, the/requirements for care of
1 Thessalonians 5:15
5 storiespersecution/treatment of persecutors
1 Timothy 4:14
10 storieslaying on of hands
2 Timothy 1:6
10 storieslaying on of hands
2 Timothy 4:2
2 storiespreaching the Gospel/at all times
Hebrews 9:11-10:18
1 storyonce for all, Jesus Christ's sacrifice as
Hebrews 13:16
6 storiesgenerosity
James 2:1-13
1 storychurch, the/discrimination in
James 3:14-16
1 storyselfish ambition
James 4:7
1 storydevil, the/resist
James 4:8-10
5 storiesrepentance/leads to revival
James 5:7-11
1 storysteadfast
James 5:14
5 storiesanointing with oil/for healing
James 5:15
3 storiessickness/prayer for
26 storiesprayer/answers to
James 5:16
5 storiesrepentance/leads to revival
1 Peter 4:13
2 storiessuffering/participation in suffering of Christ
1 Peter 5:6-7
6 storiestrust in God/for daily needs
2 Peter 3:3-4
1 storyJesus Christ/sufficiency of
1 John 1:9
5 storiesrepentance/leads to revival
4 storiesforgiveness/guarantee of
1 John 3:16-18
2 storieslove/sacrificial
1 John 3:17
6 storiesgenerosity
2 John 1:12
1 storyfellowship
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A woman who surrendered her life to Christ backslide as a result of pressure from those around her who were unbelievers. The Lord used an illness to chasten her and rebuke her, she repented of her sin and returned to fellowship with believers.
Esther had a dream in which she had an encounter with Jesus, He told her “I am the way, the truth, and the life" and saved her from the graveyard!
When Lacey called her Dad to inform him that she had become a Christian, he was skeptical and derisive, however, her changed attitude convinced him!
Ed gave his life to Christ during a weeklong retreat he attended with his wife and friends. The experience led to a change in his life was enduring.
During a time of persecution against believers, Joseph Allein was arrested on his way to preach. He suffered greatly in prison and eventually died from the pains caused by his incarceration.
Three young native women who had given their lives to Christ were kidnapped by a Mau Mau group. They were offered the rites of initiation into this cult however they rejected it at the detriment of their lives. They died for their faith in Jesus. “O blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven.”
The spirit of God broke during the prayer meeting of believers in Shuntehfu. Many confessed their sins and 500 people acknowledge Christ as their Savior for the first time.
An evangelist confessed his bitterness and struggle to avenge the killing of his family. The understanding that Christ forgives us as we forgive us our sins as we forgive those who offend us brought him to the place of prayer.
Bibi surrendered to Christ, completely depending on Christ to meet his needs; not only were his material needs met, but his life was also transformed and he became one of the best boys in a house for recovering addicts.
When George Muller probed a sister who had donated to the Orphan House to see if she donated with the right motive, what he discovered caused him to admire her. She had given believing in the scriptural injunction which says "Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth." Matthew vi. 19. "Sell that ye have, and give alms." Luke xii. 33.
George Muller waited on the Lord for a specific need, he refused the temptation to interfere with God's process of provision and God honored his faith like the faith of the Centurion in Luke 7.
Margaret King was introduced to the practical living of depending on God for provision in times of need.
A man who was a respected citizen fell into a habit of drinks and drugs, his addiction led him to a miserable life until he encountered Christ. His chains of addiction were and his life completely transformed, his story of redemption became an inspiration for many.
A nominal Christian lived a life that shined out so much that he was called "Lighted Face". His life affected many around him; attracting them to the word of God and leading them to convert to Christ. He soon formed a small band that continued to win others for Christ.
A nominal Christian lived a life that shined out so much that he was called "Lighted Face". His life affected many around him; attracting them to the word of God and leading them to convert to Christ. He soon formed a small band that continued to win others for Christ.
Maria made a bold stand for her faith in God, even when threatened with a gun, she insisted that she would not deny God. When the interrogator pulled the trigger, the gun did not fire. This became a powerful testimony throughout the prison.
The home church of Jonathan Goforth decided they would not be sending any more missionary recruits. Although disappointed, Goforth prayed and believed that God will provide the workers needed for his work and the provision needed. Indeed, God provided both and the work expanded to a new level. This demonstrates God's work done God's way would never lack supply.
When Rosalind faced a financial need, she considered it "another opportunity to see what God can do" believing that He was a friend. Right before she finished the prayer, God answered her request, and the need was provided for!
Art Sanborn and his team determined to be on the offensive spiritually, they prayed every day for their neighborhood believe that God would turn "garbage around us into fertilizer; then He could breathe life into a beautiful garden of precious souls". Over the next few years the neighbourhood was transformed so much that bars closed down, squatters got jobs and the Muslim mosque was closed down.
Revival broke out in the city of Tenghsien leading to several confessions including some high profile individuals.
An army ritual of asking for forgiveness before a major battle reminds Uong Nguyen of Christ's command to forgive those who offend.
Ing Soi, a Chinese follower of Jesus, preached about Jesus even though it would cost him his life. But he did not fear death, and instead sought the forgiveness and conversion of those that killed him. Ing Soi's wife was so moved by this that she sought the Lord to complete this sacred task.
Ing Soi, a Chinese follower of Jesus, preached about Jesus even though it would cost him his life. But he did not fear death, and instead sought the forgiveness and conversion of those that killed him. Ing Soi's wife was so moved by this that she sought the Lord to complete this sacred task.
John Wimber's rough grandfather was saved at the very end of his life. The family was skeptical, but John was affected, especially when his grandfather passed away literally in the arms of Jesus.
Amy Carmichael relates the story of the passing of a five year old girl. The scene was so sweet that Amy Carmichael wondered, "What must the fountain of joy be if the spray from the edge of the pool can be like that?"