Bible Verses for New Believers To Memorize and Study

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One fascinating story from the life of Jesus comes early on during Jesus earthly ministry. Jesus has just been baptized by John and then He goes into the desert and fasts and prays for 40 days.  Satan comes to tempt Him.  Jesus was fully God but also fully man and He would have been certainly worn down physically by this time.  The part of this story (Matthew 4) that I love is the fact that Jesus simply quotes Scripture to Satan to overcome each temptation. Jesus knew the word and in fact was the Word and He used it to overcome Satan in this instance.  Scripture can be used by all Christians in the same way.  This is just one of the reasons that it is important for Christ followers to memorize Scripture.  All new believers need to learn the word of God so that he/she learn how to act in a way pleasing to God. It is hard to narrow down a list like this but here are some great verses for all believers (especially new believers) to memorize.

1 Corinthians 15:58  Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.

Bible Verses That Teach Salvation Through “Romans Road”

This simple list of verses from Romans can walk anyone through presenting the gospel message.

Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

Romans 6:23  For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 5:8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 10:9 because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and  believe in your heart  that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

Romans 10:13 For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Verses About Being Christ’s Disciple

I encourage all of us to memorize Scripture.

I encourage all of us to memorize Scripture.

Matthew 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Luke 9:23 And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.”

Mark 10:45 For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.

Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and  to the end of the earth.

2 Corinthians 4:5 For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake.

Bible Verses To Encourage Us To Grow In Christ Likeness

Isaiah 26:3  You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.

Acts 24:16 So I always take pains to have a clear conscience toward both God and man.

Romans 1:16  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 4:20-21 No unbelief made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised.

2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.

Hebrews 10:24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works,

Hebrews 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

1 Peter 2:11 Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.

1 Peter 5:5 Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

1 Peter 5:6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you,

1 John 3:18 Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

As 2 Timothy 3:16 says, “All Scripture is breathed out of God and is profitable.”  It is all worthy of our time and meditation.  I always recommend to new believers to find passages that deal with topics that they are dealing with.  For example, if they are facing much conflict and stressful situations I would recommend they memorize and meditate on Isaiah 26:3 “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.”  The reason for this recommendation is that we need to hear God’s truth in our life and it will help us become more like Christ.  I encourage all of us to memorize Scripture.  We often want our young children to memorize the Bible but we (as adults) often get lazy in this area.  Be committed to God and to the hearing of His word.

Need some help learning how to memorize Bible verses? Take a look at these tips:

10 Tips for Memorizing Bible Verses

Resource – The Holy Bible, English Standard Version “Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”

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Jack Wellman March 3, 2013 at 7:47 pm

Well done pastor. Many of these are evangelistic and good reason to memorize them. Thank you so much sir for all you do.


Dan Shoop March 4, 2013 at 12:49 am

All great verses, thanks. My favorite is Philippians 2:13: ..for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.


Onuka kelechi March 4, 2013 at 5:57 am

I want God to help me in my prayer life,evangelism and also help me to make heaven.I am a still a student,waiting on jesus to help me get admission into the college


yard dumpster March 4, 2013 at 9:31 am

You are so cool! I don’t suppose I’ve read through
a single thing like that before. So great to find somebody with a few original
thoughts on this subject. Really.. thanks for starting this up.

This web site is one thing that’s needed on the internet, someone with a bit of originality!


Crystal McDowell March 5, 2013 at 10:31 am

Awesome Darryl! I had the incredible privilege of leading on of my daughter’s friends to Christ on last Sunday. I was putting together something for her, but this article will be great for her to read. Thanks! Crystal


annisha March 5, 2013 at 9:41 pm

I am soo glad i found this


abram porras January 28, 2016 at 12:25 am

sue nichols showed me this glad she did too


Bill Hoidas August 4, 2017 at 1:21 pm

Hi, While these are great verses for evangelizing new believers need verses to rejoice in their new found salvation


Jack Wellman August 4, 2017 at 1:24 pm

Great point Mr. Hoidas. We actually have one that’s written already on our site if you use the Search box. Thank you sir.


Smart Garakara April 27, 2019 at 11:58 pm

I’m glad I found this information. It was so helpful. Thanks


Tavish January 2, 2020 at 2:52 pm

What?????No verses on repentance????? I’m appalled and shocked. Without a verse on repentance, this is nothing but cheap, easy deceitful believism. Luke 5:32 “I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”…………People will not get to heaven if they don’t repent for their iniquity.


Jack Wellman January 2, 2020 at 3:57 pm

Before you judge this author too harshly, remember that the Gospel of John presents a great picture of the gospel but the Gospel of John nowhere even mentions repentance Of course we are told to repent and believe, as Jesus said (Mark 1:15) but it is God that grants repentance. Our repenting is not a work of the flesh but of the Spirit. People will not be barred from heaven just because they said they believe in the Lord and didn’t say “I repent” because saved people have already repented of their sins. WE cannot do anything to prevent people from getting into heaven and or being barred from heaven. Salvation is fully an act of God. It is not “cheap, easy decietful believism” my friend. I detect a gall of bitterness in your spirit. Please don’t be so hard on others. ROmans 10:9-13 is the gospel but it never mentions repentance. I pray you repent of your hard hearted and harsh, judgmental words.


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