Bible Verses to Encourage You 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.

  • 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.“

  • John 3:16 - "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

  • Isaiah 41:10 -'Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.'

  • John 14:6 -Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.

  • John 1:12 -But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name,

  • Romans 8:28 -And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.

  • John 7:24 -"Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment."

  • Philippians 4:19 -And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

  • Hebrews 13:5 -Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He, Himself has said, "I WILL NEVER DESERT YOU, NOR WILL I EVER FORSAKE YOU,"

  • Romans 8:38-39 -For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

  • Philippians 4:13 -I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.

  • Romans 5:1 -Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

  • Ephesians 5:2 -and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.

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

  • 2 Corinthians 5:17 -Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.

  • Ephesians 2:10 -For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.

  • 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 -Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.

  • Jeremiah 29:11 -'For I know the plans that I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.

  • 1 Chronicles 16:11 -Seek the LORD and His strength; Seek His face continually.

  • Deuteronomy 31:6 -"Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the LORD your God is the one who goes with you He will not fail you or forsake you."

  • Acts 17:11 -Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so.

  • Matthew 7:1 -"Do not judge so that you will not be judged.

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

  • Genesis 1:1 -"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth."

  • Deuteronomy 6:4-5 -"Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might."

  • Psalm 119:11 -"I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you."

  • Isaiah 53:6 -"All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned-every one-to his own way, and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all."

  • Matthew 28:18-20 -"And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.'"

  • John 14:6 -"Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.'"

  • 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 -"For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures."

  • 2 Corinthians 5:21 -"For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God."

  • Galatians 5:16 -"But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh."

  • Ephesians 2:8-10 -"For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them."

  • Lamentations 4:17 -ESV – “Our eyes failed, ever watching vainly for help; in our watching, we watched for a nation which could not save… (5:21) Restore us to yourself, O Lord, that we may be restored!”

  • 2 Chronicles 7:14, NIV – "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land."

  • Micah 7:8-9, ESV – "Rejoice not over me, O my enemy; when I fall, I shall rise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord will be a light to me. I will bear the indignation of the Lord because I have sinned against Him until He pleads my cause and executes judgment for me. He will bring me out to the light; I shall look upon His vindication."

  • Galatians 5:25-26, MSG – "Since this is the kind of life we have chosen, the life of the Spirit, let us make sure that we do not just hold it as an idea in our heads or a sentiment in our hearts, but work out its implications in every detail of our lives. That means we will not compare ourselves with each other as if one of us were better and another worse. We have far more interesting things to do with our lives. Each of us is an original."

  • Galatians 6:18, MSG – "May what our Master Jesus Christ gives freely be deeply and personally yours, my friends. Oh, yes!"

  • Philippians 4:6-7 -"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

  • John 14:27 -"Peace is what I leave with you; it is my own peace that I give you. I do not give it as the world does. Do not be worried and upset; do not be afraid."

  • 2 Timothy 1:7 -"For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind."

  • 1 John 4:18 -"There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love."

  • Psalm 94:19 -"When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul."

  • Isaiah 43:1 -"But now, this is what the Lord says...Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine."

  • Psalm 23:4 -"Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me."

  • Joshua 1:9 -"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go."

  • Matthew 6:34 -"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."

  • Psalm 27:1 -"The Lord is my light and my salvation-whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life of whom shall I be afraid?"

  • Psalm 118:6-7 -"The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me? The Lord is with me; he is my helper."

  • Psalm 34:4 -"I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears."

  • Zephaniah 3:17 -"The Lord your God is in your midst, A victorious warrior. He will exult over you with joy, He will be quiet in His love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy."

  • Mark 5:36 -"Jesus told him, ‘Don't be afraid; just believe.'"

  • 1 Peter 3:14 -"But even if you suffer for doing what is right, God will reward you for it. So don't worry or be afraid of their threats."

  • Revelation 1:17 -"Then he placed his right hand on me and said: ‘Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last.’"

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