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 of6 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 Christ5 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
forsake superstition1 storyBelievers 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 in1 storyCommunities of believers sharing in needs
Acts 4:32-35 
Acts 6:1-6 
church, the
pattern for1 storyScripture, baptism, spiritual gifts, communion, evangelize, suffer
1 Th 2:13-16 
conversion
mass4 storiesLarge groups of people converted at the same time
Acts 2:41 
Acts 4:4 
creation, new13 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 of1 storyThere is no sting in death for the believer
1 Cor 15:54-57 
demons
casting out8 storiesDemons cast out in Jesus' name
Matt 4:11 
Matt 8:28-32 
Matt 9:35 
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 
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 of2 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 Jesus23 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 Spirit4 storiesGod using an inner voice to communicate
Acts 10:19-20 
Acts 11:12 
circumstances and timing3 storiesGod using circumstances and timing to communicate
Acts 11:11 
dream9 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 
vision7 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 

F

  
faith
for healing1 storyAccording 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 
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 and4 storiesTransforming power of forgiveness
John 20:23 
Eph 4:32 
guarantee of4 storiesConfessing sin leads to forgiveness
1 Jn 1:9 
of enemies4 storiesLove your enemies and do good to them
Luke 6:32-35 
of killers4 storiesFather forgive them, for they know not what they do
Luke 23:34 
Acts 7:60 
of persecutors2 storiesForgiving your persecutor
Matt 5:44 
required4 storiesForgive, or you will not be forgiven
Matt 6:14-15 
Luke 6:37 
without limit2 storiesForgive the repentant brother
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 provision13 storiesGod's work will not lack God's supply
Phil 4:10-20 
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 sin8 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 apostles1 storyImprisoned for preaching about Jesus
Acts 5:18 
invisibility17 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 Goats5 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

  
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 hands5 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 
martyrdom10 storiesKilled for the sake of Christ
Acts 12:1-5 
Matt 16:24 
Acts 7:58-60 
witness of2 storiesPeaceful attitude of martyrs a powerful witness
Acts 6:15 
methods, God's1 storyGod's methods are often not our methods
Luke 18:21 
Matt 16:22-23 

N

  
name of Jesus, the
healing in19 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

  
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 on5 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 in1 storyGod 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 to14 storiesGod answers prayer
Luke 18:7 
John 15:7 
Acts 12:5 
James 5:15 
coordinated6 storiesTimely prayer for someone far away
Matt 18:19 
for anything1 storyAsk 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 
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 salvation1 storyGodly 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 
persecuted7 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 Father3 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 treasure1 storyStore 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 shine2 storiesLet your light shine such that people see your good works and glorify God
Matt 5:16 
light of the world1 storyYou 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 brother6 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 Gospel4 storiesSigns and wonders as proof of Gospel truth
Acts 4:21-22 
Acts 4:29-31 
evangelism and11 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 
through the apostles7 storiesGod gave signs and wonders through the apostles
Acts 5:12 
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 of3 storiesSpeaking the truth in boldness to persecutors
Acts 7:51-60 
suffering
Luke 9:35 
participation in suffering of Christ1 storyChristians share in the suffering of Christ
Col 1:24 

T

  
third heaven2 storiesGod gave a glimpse of what is to come
2 Cor 12:2 
tongues, speaking in
gift of2 storiesSpeaking in an unknown language
1 Cor 14:2-4 
1 Cor 12:10 
known languages2 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
9 storiesdivine guidance/dream
Matthew 2:12
9 storiesdivine guidance/dream
Matthew 2:13
9 storiesdivine guidance/dream
Matthew 2:19
9 storiesdivine guidance/dream
Matthew 2:22
9 storiesdivine guidance/dream
Matthew 4:11
8 storiesdemons/casting out
Matthew 4:20-22
2 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
7 storiesSermon on the Mount/beatitudes/blessed are/persecuted
Matthew 5:13
3 storiesSermon on the Mount/salt of the earth
Matthew 5:14
1 storySermon on the Mount/light of the world
Matthew 5:16
2 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
6 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
2 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
4 storiesforgiveness/required
Matthew 6:16
1 storyfasting/Jesus Christ on
Matthew 6:19-21
1 storySermon 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
3 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
8 storiesdemons/casting out
Matthew 8:28-32
8 storiesdemons/casting out
Matthew 9:18
5 storieslaying on of hands
1 storydead, raising the
Matthew 9:27-31
1 storyfaith/for healing
Matthew 9:35
8 storiesdemons/casting out
Matthew 10:16
1 storylambs among wolves
Matthew 10:19-20
6 storiesHoly Spirit/guidance provided by
Matthew 10:25
8 storiesdemons/casting out
Matthew 10:34-39
1 storyJesus Christ, teachings of/family allegiance
Matthew 12:26-32
8 storiesdemons/casting out
Matthew 12:43
8 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
10 storiesmartyrdom
Matthew 16:24-25
2 storiesdiscipleship/commitment and costs of
Matthew 18:11
2 storiesJesus Christ, teachings of/purposes of his coming/save the lost
Matthew 18:19
1 storyprayer/for anything
6 storiesprayer/coordinated
Matthew 19:13
5 storieslaying on of hands
Matthew 24:9-14
3 storiesbelievers/persecution of
Matthew 25:31-46
5 storiesJesus Christ, parables of/Sheep and the Goats
Matthew 26:59
1 storyfalse witness
Matthew 27:19
9 storiesdivine guidance/dream
Matthew 28:18-20
1 storyGreat Commission
Mark 1:19-20
2 storiesdiscipleship/commitment and costs of
Mark 1:23-26
8 storiesdemons/casting out
Mark 8:31-38
2 storiesdiscipleship/commitment and costs of
Mark 9:20-27
8 storiesdemons/casting out
Mark 10:28
2 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
5 storieslaying on of hands
Luke 3:11
1 storypoor, the/requirements for care of
Luke 4:40
5 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
7 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
4 storiesforgiveness/of enemies
Luke 6:37-42
1 storyJesus Christ, teachings of/judging others
Luke 6:37
4 storiesforgiveness/required
Luke 7:11-17
1 storydead, raising the
Luke 7:41-49
1 storyJesus Christ, parables of/Two Debtors
Luke 8:19-21
1 storyJesus Christ, teachings of/family allegiance
Luke 9:23-27
2 storiesdiscipleship/commitment and costs of
Luke 9:57-62
2 storiesdiscipleship/commitment and costs of
Luke 9:59
1 storyJesus Christ, teachings of/family allegiance
Luke 10:3
1 storylambs among wolves
Luke 10:29-37
2 storiesJesus Christ, parables of/Good Samaritan
Luke 11:14
8 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
2 storiesdiscipleship/commitment and costs of
Luke 17:3-4
2 storiesforgiveness/without limit
Luke 18:7
14 storiesprayer/answers to
Luke 18:21
1 storymethods, God's
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
4 storiesforgiveness/of killers
John 4:37-38
1 storyharvest, spiritual/one sows, another reaps
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
1 storyprayer/for anything
John 15:7
14 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
8 storiesHoly Spirit/convicts of sin
John 20:23
4 storiesforgiveness/Christians and
Acts 1:8
3 storiesHoly Spirit/in evangelism and missionary work
1 storyGood News/spread of
Acts 2:1-4
5 storiesPentecost, day of/gifts of Holy Spirit on
Acts 2:4-11
5 storiesPentecost, day of/gifts of Holy Spirit on
Acts 2:4
2 storiestongues, speaking in/known languages
Acts 2:17
9 storiesdivine guidance/dream
Acts 2:41
4 storiesconversion/mass
Acts 2:42-47
1 storyChristian communities/fellowship of new believers
Acts 3:6
19 storiesname of Jesus, the/healing in
Acts 3:11-16
1 storyapostles/mere men
Acts 3:16
19 storiesname of Jesus, the/healing in
Acts 4:3
5 storiespersecution/arrested
Acts 4:4
4 storiesconversion/mass
Acts 4:10
19 storiesname of Jesus, the/healing in
Acts 4:12
4 storiesname of Jesus, the/salvation in
Acts 4:13
6 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
4 storiessigns and wonders/confirm truth of Gospel
1 storypersecution/release due to witness
Acts 4:29-31
4 storiessigns and wonders/confirm truth of Gospel
3 storiespersecution/boldness in
Acts 4:30
19 storiesname of Jesus, the/healing in
Acts 4:32-35
1 storyChristian 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
1 storyimprisonment/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
17 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 storyChristian communities/sharing in
Acts 6:7
1 storyGood News/spread of
Acts 6:9-14
1 storyfalse witness
Acts 6:15
2 storiesmartyrdom/witness of
Acts 7:51-60
3 storiesStephen/boldness of
Acts 7:58-60
10 storiesmartyrdom
Acts 7:60
4 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
11 storiessigns and wonders/evangelism and
Acts 8:17
5 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
23 storiesdivine encounter/voice of Jesus
Acts 9:10-12
7 storiesHoly Spirit/guidance by specific names or details
Acts 9:12
5 storieslaying on of hands
Acts 9:17
5 storieslaying on of hands
Acts 9:23-25
1 storyPaul, the apostle/escape from pursuers
Acts 10:3
7 storiesdivine guidance/vision
Acts 10:9-16
7 storiesdivine guidance/vision
Acts 10:13-15
7 storiesdivine guidance/audible voice
Acts 10:19-20
4 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
7 storiesdivine guidance/vision
Acts 11:7-9
7 storiesdivine guidance/audible voice
Acts 11:11
3 storiesdivine guidance/circumstances and timing
Acts 11:12
4 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
10 storiesmartyrdom
Acts 12:3-5
5 storiespersecution/arrested
Acts 12:5
14 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
5 storieslaying on of hands
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
5 storieslaying on of hands
Acts 19:18-19
1 storybelievers/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
1 storypersecution/comfort in
Acts 27:21-26
1 storyangels/guiding people in ministry
Acts 28:8
5 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 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 12:10
2 storiestongues, speaking in/gift of
1 Corinthians 14:2-4
2 storiestongues, speaking in/gift of
1 Corinthians 15:54-57
1 storydeath/defeat of
2 Corinthians 2:14-16
5 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
13 storiescreation, new
2 Corinthians 7:9-11
1 storyrepentance/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 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
13 storiescreation, new
Ephesians 4:32
4 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 4:10-20
13 storiesGod's provision
Colossians 1:23
1 storyGood News/spread of
Colossians 1:24
1 storysuffering/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
5 storieslaying on of hands
2 Timothy 1:6
5 storieslaying on of hands
2 Timothy 4:2
2 storiespreaching the Gospel/at all times
Hebrews 13:16
6 storiesgenerosity
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
14 storiesprayer/answers to
James 5:16
5 storiesrepentance/leads to revival
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
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A husband is arrested during the Cultural Revolution, the wife called for prayers and asked each of the children to confess their sins before praying. They did and prayed for their father, that very day he was released. The children were happy to know that God answered their prayer and it strengthened their faith.
Rosa Bell, oldest daughter of medical missionary Nelson Bell, desired God to heal her from tuberculosis. Many prayed for her and she was anointed with oil. She was sure that God had healed her, but stayed in the hospital long enough for x-ray studies to prove it.
C. T. Studd was dangerously ill with the "African fever." He asked the elder of the local congregation, and man in his twenties, to anoint him with oil and pray. Only having kerosene, the young man anointed Studd's forehead, prayed, and the next morning the fever was gone.
C. T. Studd's wife was dangerously close to dying during childbirth. They were of the same mind to pray and trust God. C. T. Studd anointed her with oil in the name of the Jesus, and she was healed.
C. T. Studd was traveling long distances on foot in China. His feet broke down and one became infected and swollen, to the point that he could not wear shoes. He and one of his companions read James 5:14-15, obeyed it and found complete healing.
George Müller writes about a menial laborer who being intent on laying up for herself treasures in heaven, gave up her earthly possessions; time and again, to meet the needs of orphans and to support God's work.
When Tesfai and Fitsum went for evangelism, they encountered a group of young people including Sam. Sam had an usual growth on his skin, he challenged the missionaries that if Jesus truly loved him and could heal then he should be healed. Tesfai and Fitsum prayed for Sam, believing in the promise of Jesus that "whenever two or three of His disciples are gathered in His name, He’s right there with them. And if we ask for anything in His name, God will grant it." The next day, Sam testified and showed everyone that he was healed.
When Tesfai and Fitsum went for evangelism, they encountered a group of young people including Sam. Sam had an usual growth on his skin, he challenged the missionaries that if Jesus truly loved him and could heal then he should be healed. Tesfai and Fitsum prayed for Sam, believing in the promise of Jesus that "whenever two or three of His disciples are gathered in His name, He’s right there with them. And if we ask for anything in His name, God will grant it." The next day, Sam testified and showed everyone that he was healed.
When Tesfai and Fitsum went for evangelism, they encountered a group of young people including Sam. Sam had an usual growth on his skin, he challenged the missionaries that if Jesus truly loved him and could heal then he should be healed. Tesfai and Fitsum prayed for Sam, believing in the promise of Jesus that "whenever two or three of His disciples are gathered in His name, He’s right there with them. And if we ask for anything in His name, God will grant it." The next day, Sam testified and showed everyone that he was healed.
When Tesfai and Fitsum went for evangelism, they encountered a group of young people including Sam. Sam had an usual growth on his skin, he challenged the missionaries that if Jesus truly loved him and could heal then he should be healed. Tesfai and Fitsum prayed for Sam, believing in the promise of Jesus that "whenever two or three of His disciples are gathered in His name, He’s right there with them. And if we ask for anything in His name, God will grant it." The next day, Sam testified and showed everyone that he was healed.
Filled with the Holy Spirit, Cecilia and five other young people from her village travelled 30miles to an unevangelized village, where for 4 days, they went house to house preaching about Jesus Christ and the hostility of the people notwithstanding, they preserved still - and eventually led 40 souls to Christ.
A young man previously known for his shyness, was now before about a thousand people, giving a powerful sermon on the power of God. He had been empowered by the Holy Spirit.
The timeless hymn, "The Old Rugged Cross" was Yuan Xiangchen's companion throughout his over twenty-one years imprisonment for refusal to join the Three-Self Patriotic Movement. While other prisoners took smoking breaks, he comforted himself by singing the hymn.
When the Police in Wenzhou discovered that children were being taught about Jesus at Pastor Philip's church, they forbade it - declaring that under no circumstance will such teaching be allowed.
Mr. Lee had just been released from prison, but had to sneak into China from North Korea in desperate bid to save his family from starvation. Once in China, he was surrounded by the loving care of the Christian brethren there, who, led by Mrs. Pak, made sure to take care of not just his temporal, but also his spiritual needs.
A fellow prisoner was full of hate for Christians, and made it her duty to report Mrs. Pak whenever she prayed or fasted. Despite the several punishments she suffered because of this, Mrs. Pak only had love in her heart for this woman - and that love eventually achieved the impossible; out of a fierce enemy, it made a fellow believer.
After over 8 years of torture and imprisonment, Richard Wurmbrand was released and warned to never again preach or engage in any religious activity. But Richard will rather obey his Master - so he defied the authorities; damned the consequences, and continued to witness Jesus Christ to the underground church in Romania.
A Christian friend invited Heather Mercer to a concert at her church. While there, Heather reflected afresh on the story of Jesus. Heather made a commitment that night, and her life began to change. To her, Jesus became "my center. He became my vision and my purpose."
Ah Tong was desperate to get off drugs. When he asked Poon Siu Jeh for help, Poon introduced him to Jesus and to some men who had been in jail with Ah Tong but are now believers in Jesus. Ah Tong accepted Jesus after listening to their story, he received deliverance, peace, joy and smiled like never before.
Ah Tong was desperate to get off drugs. When he asked Poon Siu Jeh for help, Poon introduced him to Jesus and to some men who had been in jail with Ah Tong but are now believers in Jesus. Ah Tong accepted Jesus after listening to their story, he received deliverance, peace, joy and smiled like never before.
After a man and his family gave up spirit-worship for Christianity, his son was soon possessed mightily by demons. But when James was called upon, he led the young believers in prayer aloud that the Name of Jesus might prevail - and so great was the effect of the boy's deliverance to the faith of these young believers.
After a man and his family gave up spirit-worship for Christianity, his son was soon possessed mightily by demons. But when James was called upon, he led the young believers in prayer aloud that the Name of Jesus might prevail - and so great was the effect of the boy's deliverance to the faith of these young believers.
When Japanese soldiers captured Hsi-Lien, they offered to spare his life and his family's if only he'll become their ammunition carrier. But Hsi-Lien was a Christian, so blatantly, he rejected their offer. And for his refusal to aid them, he was tied to a pole outside his home, and was jeered as his wife and three kids were heinously annihilated.
When Japanese soldiers captured Hsi-Lien, they offered to spare his life and his family's if only he'll become their ammunition carrier. But Hsi-Lien was a Christian, so blatantly, he rejected their offer. And for his refusal to aid them, he was tied to a pole outside his home, and was jeered as his wife and three kids were heinously annihilated.
When a Muslim-Militia soldier who found Christ and forsook Islam was caught by the killer squad he used to lead; death by beating was all they planned for him. But as they began to beat him, he was able to escape in the most unlikely, yet amazing way.