<Verses that Mean Something to Us>

Jesus quoted scripture verses throughout his ministry and they were appropriate and sustained him during temptations.

Here we share with you some of the thoughts that were shared over lunch on Feb 24th, 2013.


Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

I will fear no evil, for you are with me, you rod and your staff they comfort me (Psalm 23:4)

“To me, this verse means that we should fear no evil, because if anything happens, God will be there to help us, and He will comfort us. This verse is significant to me because if I am ever in trouble, I can know that He will be right there to help me, so I shouldn’t feel afraid.”

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord (Psalm 150:6)

“This verse means that we should praise the Lord in everything we do and we should use our gifts for Him. This verse is very inspirational, because it has led me to sing more in church, join a church choir, and use music to worship Him.”


Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal,

but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.

Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it.

But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead,

I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

All of us, then, who are mature should take such a view of things.

And if on some point you think differently,

that too God will make clear to you. (Philippians 3:12-15)


Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;

in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5-6)

“Sometimes I am stuck between two big choices or decisions. When I read this verse, I know that if I rely on the Lord, he will lead me on the right path.”

He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God

with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’;

and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself (Luke 10:27).

“Sometimes I feel that I can be closer to the Lord yet I do not always know how to. When I read this verse, I know exactly how to be closer with the Lord.”

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts,

since as members of one body you were called to peace.

And be thankful (Colossians 3:15).

“This verse encourages me because my life is very busy and I am tempted to give in to the pressures and deadlines of my jobs and relationships. But in Jesus Christ there is peace that washes over all of my worries and God’s peace restores me back to a child-like self that I am deep inside. Peaces is not just an absence of war, but an abundance of holy joy.”