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For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
Romans 1:16 (ESV)
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Scripture Memorization - Evangelism Verses
When we present the Gospel to others, they aren't always very responsive (but often they are). In any case, we are called upon to do it and having appropriate Scripture at our fingertips - or better yet, in our brain - is a big help.
When I am putting together Bible verses for verse cards, I go to Bible Gateway. You can access your desired verses in just about any Bible translation in existence (not just English).
There are many, many verses that are great for evangelism. First, we present the "top ten," stolen straight from Pastor Bob's seminary course on evangelism.
(All verses below are ESV)
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God
Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.
For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit
1 Peter 3:18
Memory Verse Cards
Naturally we have memory verse cards for these ten verses.
A note: When presenting the gospel, it is great if you have these verses memorized. Then they are always available to you. But if you haven't memorized them, don't let that be an excuse! Carry these verse cards in your wallet or purse and you'll always have them on hand. Or bookmark them all on your electronic Bible, or highlight them in your printed Bible. Just make them available!
As always, you can download the following Word document for your preferred translation, print two-sided, flip on long edge. If your printer can handle card stock, use it.
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