More often than not the time required to establish a solid foundation for any Series is several hours over a few days of study with hundreds, if not thousands, of verses of Scripture, as well as entire passages, read.  This one is no exception.  Added to that, folks have asked me how Scripture and references are chosen for a Series if that much time and effort is spent on research and preparation.  Do remember that this time is my personal study time and devotion time daily to reading, praying and working on my relationship and walk with Christ.

Several tools are used to assist in the study of God’s Word – nothing replaces my King James Bible, but I’ve got it electronically as well as my “physical” copy to work with.  Much of my research is fully documented, but never makes it’s way to paper – going green is made easier by utilizing a cloud based service like Evernote, which is what is used for all of my work.  A list of tools follows which might help you find a more robust way to study and keep track of all those wonderful things we find in God’s Word.

List of On-Line or Cloud Based Tools

There are Apps of course that are on the computer and have no on-line use which are on each computer we own.  Actually, the very first app loaded on ANY device we get is the Bible.

These types of tools will aid in breaking down the types of research and cross referencing that has to be done in order to find words that are not used in the King James Version translation used for all Scripture reference on


Learning just a basic and routine definition of a word is all well and good, but getting the defined use of the word as to what it means in the specific use will allow you to understand what it is that the Lord wants you to understand how the word is being used in context.

Run | to go rapidly or hurriedly, in urgency or distress

Choose | to select, have a preference for, decide on, after consideration

Remember | to keep in mind, recalling, giving attention

Understand | to grasp the meaning of, accept, interpret, believe

Claim | to ask for especially as a right, to call for

Realize | to impress on the mind as reality

Believe | to expect or hope with confidence, to trust

Pray | to ask with earnestness, zeal, to entreat, to supplicate

Look | to have the sight or view of

Be | to stand, remain or fixed, ready to continue, to exist, to become


A basic synonym search becomes necessary VERY quickly as the words we use today will not have an exact use as the same when the actual writing of the text was actually carried out.

Run | period, interval, spell, series, course, set, motion, progress

Choose | accept, appoint, determine, embrace, favor, judge, prefer, take

Remember | recall, relive, recollect, reminisce, commemorate, bear in mind, treasure, bethink

Understand | comprehend, conceive, grasp, realize, see, perceive, discern, interpret

Claim | demand, assertion, petition, request, requirement, asseveration, allegation, avowal

Realize | understand, conceive, grasp, comprehend, recognize, apprehend, actualize, accomplish

Believe | accept, consider, have, think, trust, understand

Pray | petition, plead, beg, ask, adjure, beseech, entreat, implore

Look | glance, gaze, stare, gape, eye, peep, search, perusal

Be | abide, act, continue, do, stay

First Round Scripture

Using keywords, the definition and possible synonyms of those being searched will provide a more refined search pattern in order to pair down the list to topic area desired.


Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Hebrews 12:1-2 | King James Version

But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Isaiah 40:31 | King James Version


And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.
Joshua 24:15 | King James Version

What man is he that feareth the LORD? him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose.
Psalm 25:12 | King James Version


O LORD, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: O LORD, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy.
Habakkuk 3:2 | King James Version

Remember, O LORD, what is come upon us: consider, and behold our reproach.
Lamentations 5:1 | King James Version

Be not wroth very sore, O LORD, neither remember iniquity for ever: behold, see, we beseech thee, we are all thy people.
Isaiah 64:9 | King James Version


Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall I talk of thy wondrous works.
Psalm 119:27 | King James Version

Teach me, and I will hold my tongue: and cause me to understand wherein I have erred.
Job 6:24 | King James Version

Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
Hebrews 11:3 | King James Version


And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.
I John 5:14-15 | King James Version

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
Philippians 4:6 | King James Version

We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the LORD fulfil all thy petitions.
Psalm 20:5 | King James Version


Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.
I Peter 5:9-10 | King James Version

For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;
Colossians 1:9-10 | King James Version


And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.
Genesis 15:6 | King James Version

For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?
I John 5:4-5 | King James Version

But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Hebrews 11:6 | King James Version

This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.
Titus 3:8 | King James Version


Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God. And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.
I John 3:21-22 | King James Version

Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
James 5:16 | King James Version


Have mercy upon me, O LORD, for I am in trouble: mine eye is consumed with grief, yea, my soul and my belly.
Psalm 31:9 | King James Version

Look upon mine affliction and my pain; and forgive all my sins. Consider mine enemies; for they are many; and they hate me with cruel hatred. O keep my soul, and deliver me: let me not be ashamed; for I put my trust in thee. Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; for I wait on thee.
Psalm 25:18-21 | King James Version

Therefore the LORD hath recompensed me according to my righteousness; according to my cleanness in his eye sight. With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful, and with the upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright.
II Samuel 22:25-26 | King James Version


And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
II Timothy 3:15-17 | King James Version

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 22:6 | King James Version

Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.
Proverbs 20:11 | King James Version

Working through a Bible research time for Bible Study, daily reading or detailed findings is such a rewarding time in God’s Word.  As much as can be, the Series development for is kept at a level that doesn’t delve into the antiquity of the words or reverse translations into original languages, so delivery is made everyone, not to a select few or a specified level of Bible student.  My challenge to everyone is this though – read, study, pray, dig and research every story, every line, every thread – for they are EVERYWHERE and will amaze you with the knowledge they contain about Who God Is and Why He Loves us SO much!

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