Topical Bible Passages

Here is a list that by no means is complete.  You can use this as a fast reference or to just have.  A great online Bible study tool is www.youversion.com.  We highly suggest you become familiar with YouVersion and introduce it to your students.  


Where to look when:

Afraid

  • Psalm 34:4 
  • Matthew 10:28 
  • 2 Timothy 1:7 
  • Hebrews 13:5,6

Anxious

  • Psalm 46 
  • Matthew 6:19-34 
  • Philippians 4:6 
  • 1 Peter 5:6,7

Backsliding

  • Psalm 51 
  • 1 John 1:4-9

Bereaved

  • Matthew 5:4 
  • 2 Corinthians 1:3,4

Bitter – Critical

  • 1 Corinthians 13

Conscious of sin

  • Proverbs 28:13

Defeated

  • Romans 8:31-39

Depressed

  • Psalm 34

Disaster threatens

  • Psalm 91 
  • Psalm 118:5,6 
  • Luke 8:22-25

Discouraged

  • Psalm 23 
  • Psalm 42:6-11 
  • Psalm 55:22 
  • Matthew 5:11,12 
  • 2 Corinthians 4:8-18 
  • Philippians 4:4-7

Doubting

  • Matthew 8:26 
  • Hebrews 11

Facing crisis

  • Psalm 121 
  • Matthew 6:25-34 
  • Hebrews 11

Faith fails

  • Psalm 42:5
  • Hebrews 11

Friends fail

  • Psalm 41:9-13 
  • Luke 17:3,4 
  • Romans 12:14,17,19,21 
  • 2 Timothy 4:16-18

Leaving home

  • Psalm 121 
  • Matthew 10:16-20

Lonely

  • Psalm 23 
  • Hebrews 13:5,6

Needing God's protection

  • Psalm 27:1-3 
  • Psalm 91 
  • Philippians 4:19

Needing guidance

  • Psalm 32:8 
  • Proverbs 3:5,6

Needing peace

  • John 14:1-4 
  • John 16:33 
  • Romans 5:1-5 
  • Philippians 4:6,7

Needing rules for life

  • Romans 12

Overcome

  • Psalm 6 
  • Romans 8:31-39 
  • 1 John 1:4-9

Prayerful

  • Psalm 4 
  • Psalm 42 
  • Luke 11:1-13 
  • John 17 
  • 1 John 5:14,15

Protected

  • Psalm 18:1-3 
  • Psalm 34:7

Sick - In pain

  • Psalm 38 
  • Matthew 26:39 
  • Romans 5:3-5 
  • 2 Corinthians 12:9,10 
  • 1 Peter 4:12,13,19

Sorrowful

  • Psalm 51 
  • Matthew 5:4 
  • John 14 
  • 2 Corinthians 1:3,4 
  • 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Tempted

  • Psalm 1 
  • Psalm 139:23,24 
  • Matthew 26:41 
  • 1 Corinthians 10:12-14 
  • Philippians 4:8 
  • James 4:7 
  • 2 Peter 2:9,3:17

Thankful

  • Psalm 100 
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:18 
  • Hebrews 13:15

Traveling

  • Psalm 121

Trouble, in

  • Psalm 16+31 
  • John 14:1-4 
  • Hebrews 7:25

Weary

  • Psalm 90 
  • Matthew 11:28-30 
  • 1 Corinthians 15:58 
  • Galatians 6:9,10

Worried

  • Matthew 6:19-34 
  • 1 Peter

Christian virtues and character:

 

Abundant life

  • John 10:10

Citizenship

  • Romans 13:1-7 
  • Titus 3:1

Cleanliness

  • 2 Corinthians 7:1

Consecration

  • Romans 12:1,2

Contentment

  • Philippians 4:11-13 
  • 1 Timothy 6:6

Courage

  • Psalm 27:14

Diligence

  • Romans 12:11

Duty

  • Luke 20:21-25

Endurance

  • Luke 21:9-19 
  • 2 Timothy 2:3

Faith

  • Matthew 8:5-13 
  • Mark 11:22-24

Faithfulness

  • Matthew 25:23

Forgiveness

  • Mark 11:25,26 
  • Ephesians 4:31,32

Freedom

  • John 8:31-36

Fruitfulness

  • John 15:1-8

Godliness

  • Titus 2:11-14

Happiness

  • Matthew 5:3-12

Holiness

  • 1 Peter 1:13-16

 

Honesty

  • 2 Corinthians 8:21

Honor: Parents, others

  • Ephesians 6:1-3 
  • 1 Peter 2:17

Hope

  • 1 Peter 1:13

Humility

  • Luke 18:9-14 
  • Philippians 2:3-11

Joy

  • Luke 10:20 
  • John 15:11

Kindness

  • Colossians 3:12,13

Labor

  • John 9:4

Love

  • Luke 10:27 
  • 1 Corinthians 13

Obedience

  • John 14:15-24 
  • Acts 5:29

Overcoming

  • John 16:33

Patience

  • Hebrews 10:36

Peacefulness

  • John 14:27 
  • Romans 12:18

Perseverance

  • Mark 13:5-13

Prayer

  • Luke 11:1-13 
  • Ephesians 6:18

Pure thinking

  • Philippians 4:8

 

Purity

  • Matthew 5:27-32 
  • 2 Timothy 2:22

Reading the Bible

  • John 5:39 
  • Psalm 1:2 
  • Psalm 119:97

Resolution

  • Ephesians 6:10-18

Righteousness

  • Matthew 5:6 
  • Matthew 6:33

Sincerity

  • Philippians 1:9,10

Steadfastness

  • 1 Corinthians 15:58

Stewardship

  • 1 Corinthians 4:2 
  • 2 Corinthians 9:6,7

Temperance

  • 1 Thessalonians 5:6-8

Trust

  • Psalm 37:3-5 
  • Proverbs 3:5,6

Truth

  • John 14:6 
  • John 17:17 
  • Ephesians 4:14,15

Victory

  • 1 Corinthians 15:57 
  • 1 John 5:4

Watchfulness

  • Mark 13:34-37

Worship

  • John 4:23,24

Zeal

  • Romans 12:11

Teaching about life:

Adultery

  • Matthew 5:27-32

Adversity

  • Matthew 10:16-39

Anger

  • Matthew 5:22-24

Anxiety

  • Matthew 6:19-34

Conceit

  • Luke 18:9-14

Covetousness

  • Mark 7:21-23

Crime

  • Matthew 15:17-20

Death

  • John 11:25,26

Depravity

  • John 3:19-21

Divorce

  • Mark 10:2-12

Doubt

  • Matthew 14:28-31

Drunkenness

  • Luke 21:34-36

Excuses

  • Luke 14:15-24

Extravagance

  • 1 Timothy 6:7-12

Fault finding

  • Matthew 7:1-5

Fear

  • Luke 12:5

Flesh

  • Romans 13:14

Greed

  • Luke 12:15-31

 

Hatred / Enemies

  • Matthew 5:43-48

Hypocrisy

  • Matthew 23:27,28

Judging

  • Matthew 7:1

Lip service

  • Matthew 7:21

Lust

  • Mark 4:18,19

Self-exaltation

  • Luke 14:11

Self-righteousness

  • Luke 18:11,12

Sin

  • John 8:34-36

Worldliness

  • 1 John 2:15-17