Terry Puttick – Where to Turn to in the Bible

Where to turn to in the Bible

In a recent Church Champions training session, Terry Puttick from London City Mission came and spoke to us about using the Bible in Evangelism. As a parting gift, Terry provided us with this wonderful list of go-to verses which relate to a number of common questions, emotions, and experiences of he has come across whilst doing mission in London.

I hope these will be a huge encouragement to you, and that you’ll be able to use this to great effect in your local church and community.

Anger
Proverbs 15.1; Matthew 5.21-26, 43-48;
Ephesians 4.26,27,31,32; James 1.19-21

Anxiety/Worry
Psalm 25; Luke 12.22-31; John 14.1-7; 1 Peter 5.7; 1 John 4.13-18

Confusion
Psalm 37; Ephesians 4.14; Colossians 2.8; 2 Thessalonians 2.1-17;
1 John 2.3-6; 1 John 4.1-3; Jude 3,4, 17-25

Depression
Psalm 16; Psalm 130; Lamentations 3.18-24;
Romans 3.21-26; Romans 5.1-11; Romans 8.31-39;
Ephesians 3.14-21; Hebrews 4.16

Disappointment
Psalm 55; Jeremiah 15.10-21; Matthew 5.1-12

Discouragement
Psalms 42, 43, 62;
2 Corinthians 1.3,4; 2 Corinthians 4.1—5.10;
Philippians 3.12-16; Philippians 4.10-13

Doubt
Psalm 8; Psalm 146; Proverbs 30.5;
Mark 4.35-41; John 14.8-14; John 20.24-29; James 1.5-8

Fear
Psalm 27; Psalm 46; Luke 12.4-7; John 6.16-21

Forgiveness
Psalms 32, 51, 103; Proverbs 28.13; Micah 7.18-20;
Matthew 6.14,15; Matthew 18.21-35; Ephesians 4.32; Philemon

Frustration
Job 36.1-33; Matthew 7.7-11

Illness
Psalms 41, 91; Isaiah 38.1-20;
Mark 1.29-34; Mark 6.53-56; James 5.13-16; 3 John 2

Jealousy
Exodus 20.17; Proverbs 23.17; Proverbs 27.4;
Romans 13.11-14; 1 Corinthians 3.1-3; James 3.13-18

Loneliness
Psalm 22; John 10.14-16, 27-30; John 14.15-21

Rejection
Psalm 38; Isaiah 52.13—53.12;
Matthew 9.9-13; John 15.18—16.4;
Ephesians 1.3-14; 1 Peter 2.4-10

Revenge
Leviticus 19.17,18; Isaiah 25.1-5;
Matthew 5.38-42; Romans 12.17-21

Sadness
Psalm 34; John 16.16-24; 2 Corinthians 1.3-6

Stress
Numbers 6.24-26; John 14.27; 1 Corinthians 1.3;
Philippians 4.8,9; Colossians 3.1-4, 15

Weariness
Isaiah 35; Isaiah 40.28-31; Matthew 11.28-30

Death of a Loved One
Psalm 23; Isaiah 25.6-12;
John 3.16,17; John 11.25-27; 1 Corinthians 15.20-24;
1 Thessalonians 4.13-18; Revelation 21:1-4