Okay – this is not a normal Bible Bite but it is the only one for this final week of the year. Back in 2008, a similar list was sent out. For subscribers who go back that far, this is a repeat with an added challenge.

One of the necessities for effective ‘witnessing for Christ’ is to have His Word at your finger-tips – or, on the tip of your tongue.

Remember, the Word of God is the ‘living’ Word. Hebrews 4:12 Make sure you are a prepared vessel. Having the right verse, at the right moment to interject into a conversation is critical.

If you are a group of seniors who meet regularly – try challenging each other. “Let’s memorize these verses and we will keep tabs on each other!” Or, if you are younger and get together regularly with your friends – make the recitation of a new verse on each occasion a prerequisite for participation in whatever your group activity might be – hiking, hockey, four-wheeling, mountain climbing, games, chillin’.

Modify the list below. Add your own categories. Find other relevant verses. Share one a week on social media. Increase its visibility by adding a suitable graphic.

In closing, as 2018 winds down, may each of us –

lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:1-2

Walk carefully and closely with the Lord today.

Warmly in Christ
Peter Ramsay

Could You Memorize These in 2019?

Just One Verse Every Two Days!

The Word of God, the Bible.
Mark 13:31
John 20:31
1 Corinthians 15:3-4
2 Timothy 3:15
Hebrews 4:12
1 John 5:13
1 John 5:9, 10, 11, 12

Sin Defined by God to Whom You Are Accountable. Origins, Impact and Penalty. Sin is the # 1 Problem.
Matthew 12:36
Matthew 23:28
Mark 7:21-23
Luke 18:13
John 3:19-20
Acts 17:30-31
Romans 2:5-6, 16
Romans 3:10,19, 23
Romans 5:12
Romans 6:23
Romans 11:32
2 Corinthians 4:3-4
Galatians 3:22
Galatians 6:7
Ephesians 2:1-3
Colossians 1:21
Hebrews 4:13
Revelation 20:11-12
Revelation 21:27

A Loving God is also a Holy God. Punishment for Sin.
Matthew 25:46
Mark 9:43-44
Luke 16: 23-24
2 Thessalonians 1:7-9
Hebrews 9:27
1 Peter 4:17 (b)
Revelation 20:15
Revelation 21:8

Priorities in Life. Made for Eternity. Salvation is a Must.
Matthew 6:33
Matthew 18:3
Mark 4:19
Mark 8:36
Luke 8:14
Luke 12:15, 20
Luke 13:24
John 3:3,7
2 Corinthians 6:2
Hebrews 2:3
Hebrews 4:14
1 John 2:16

God is Love. Christ Came to Save. You Need the Saviour.
Matthew 1:21
Matthew 18:11
Matthew 20:28
Luke 1:46-47
Luke 2:10-11
Luke 9:56
Luke 19:10
John 1:29
John 3:16-17
John 10:9,10,11
Romans 1:16
1 Timothy 1:15
1 Timothy 2:4
2 Peter 3:9
1 John 4:14

Christ is the Answer – Regardless of the Sinner’s Condition. No Other Saviour. He offers an Abundant Life.
John 4:13-14
Matthew 11:28
John 6:68
John 7:37 (b)
John 8:36
John 10:10
John 12:46
John 14:6
Acts 4:12
1 Timothy 2:5-6

Christ Suffered and Died. Why? For What? For Whom?
Mark 15:33-34
Romans 5:6, 8
1 Corinthians 1:18, 23
2 Corinthians 5:21
2 Corinthians 8:9
Galatians 2:20 (b)
Colossians 1:20
Colossians 2:13-14
Hebrews 2:9
Hebrews 9:26 (b)

Christ is Alive. What does that mean for the Sinner?
Matthew 28:5-6
Acts 5:30-31
1 Corinthians 15:3-4
Philippians 2:10-11

Who Can Forgive Sins?
Matthew 9:6
Mark 2:10
Acts 13:38
Acts 26:18
Colossians 1:14
1 John 1:7 (b)

Repentance. The 180 degree turn. The Change of Mind. Agreeing with God.
Matthew 9:13
Luke 13:3
Luke 15:10
Acts 20:21

Personal Responsibility. Whoever. Your choice. Can You Trust Him?
Matthew 27:22
John 1:12
John 3:18
John 3:36
John 5:24
John 6:37 (b)
Acts 16:30-31
Romans 3:22
Romans 3:26
Romans 10:9
Romans 10:13
Revelation 3:20

Your Works Don’t Help You Get Closer to Christ or Heaven. Christ Did The Work. It is by Faith Alone and Nothing Else.
John 6:28-29
John 19:30
Romans 3:20
Romans 3:28
Romans 4:4
Romans 5:1
Galatians 2:16
Ephesians 2:4-5
Ephesians 2:8-9
Titus 3:4-5

Eternal Life – the Preferred Future. Can you be sure? Security!
John 10:28
Romans 8:35, 38-39
Hebrews 5:9
1John 5:13