Bible Verses That Influenced Senator John McCain
Patriots from both sides of the aisle stood in mourning over the weekend, recognizing the service and life of Senator John McCain.
A touching memorial service for Senator John S. McCain III, 81, took place on Thursday, August 30 at North Phoenix Baptist Church in Phoenix, Arizona.
On Saturday, September 1, a national and televised memorial service took take place at Washington National Cathedral in Washington, DC.
John McCain's Favorite Bible Verses
Throughout the services, McCain’s favorite Bible verses were read aloud, reflecting the faith and hope of the senator, husband, father and grandfather. Some are popular favorites, and some that truly reflect his passion for service.
1 Corinthians 13:3: If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
1 Thessalonians 4:13–14: Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.
2 Timothy 4:6–7: As for me, my life has already been poured out as an offering to God. The time of my death is near. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful.
Ecclesiastes 3:1–2: There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot.
2 Timothy 4:6–8: For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time for my departure is near.
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.
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 gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
John 3:16: For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
2 Corinthians 5:6–8: Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord.
For we live by faith, not by sight.
We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.
Wisdom 3:1–5, 9: The souls of those who do what is right are in God’s hand. They won’t feel the pain of torment.
To those who don’t know any better, it seems as if they have died. Their departure from this life was considered their misfortune.
Their leaving us seemed to be their destruction, but in reality they are at peace.
It may look to others as if they have been punished, but they have the hope of living forever.
They were disciplined a little, but they will be rewarded with abundant good things, because God tested them and found that they deserve to be with him.
Matthew 6:9–13: This, then, is how you should pray:
‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.’
We are so thankful for Senator McCain’s service and leadership in our great nation.
Are there any Bible verses listed here that have special meaning for you? Please comment and share!