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Christian & Religious Graduation Cards. Share your heartfelt congratulations and sincere blessings with Christian graduation messages! Celebrate the.

Are you searching for just the right quotes from scripture to share with a graduating senior? This collection of encouraging verses for graduation cards is designed to instill hope and faith in the hearts of graduates as they celebrate their accomplishments and prepare for new life experiences. The following Bible passages are suitable for college graduates or anyone celebrating the completion of their studies.

God Is With You

Fear holds us back in life. Caution is wise, but when taken to extremes, it leads to a shriveled existence. Knowing that God is with you no matter what is a great confidence builder. Keep this truth in your heart whenever you are afraid.

...Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. (Joshua 1:9, NIV)

God Has a Plan for You

God’s plan for you is not necessarily your own plan. When things don’t go as you’d like, remember that our God can bring victory out of a seeming catastrophe. Have faith in God’s love for you. That’s the true source of your hope.

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." (Jeremiah 29:11, NIV)

God Will Guide You

Eternal life starts now, and it cannot be interrupted by physical death. As you struggle through daily trials, you don’t have to worry about whether God is pleased with you. He is your Guide and Protector―forever.

I will bless the Lord who guides me; even at night my heart instructs me. I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me. No wonder my heart is glad, and I rejoice. My body rests in safety. For you will not leave my soul among the dead or allow your holy one to rot in the grave. You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever. (Psalm 16:7-11, NLT)

You Can Trust God

Have you ever wondered why some older people seem so serene? They have trusted in God and have experienced firsthand how he has carried them through hard times. Start trusting God now, and you’ll have a serene life too.

For You are my hope, O Lord God;
You ​ are my trust from my youth. (Psalm 71:5, NKJV)

God Blesses Obedience

Early on you have to choose: Do I follow the world or do I follow God? Sooner or later, following the world brings disaster. Following and obeying God brings blessing. God knows best. Follow him.

How can a young person stay pure? By obeying your word. I have tried hard to find you—don’t let me wander from your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. (Psalm 119:9-11, NLT)

God's Word Brings Light

How can you know what to do? You obey the Word of God. The Bible helps you make the right decisions. Society’s standards are false, but you can have confidence in the commands of God.

How sweet your words taste to me; they are sweeter than honey. Your commandments give me understanding; no wonder I hate every false way of life. Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119:103-105, NLT)

Lean on God Through Life's Confusion

When life is at its worst, that’s when you must step out and put your full trust in the Lord. It’s hard and it’s scary, but years later, you will look back on that time and see that God was with you, leading you out of the darkness.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5-6, NIV)

God Knows What Is Best for You

Being in the will of God means grabbing onto him when your plans fall apart. God knows things you don’t. He has a bigger plan that you fit into. It can be painful, but it’s his plan that matters, not yours.

Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails. (Proverbs 19:21, NIV)

God Is Always Working for Your Good

Life can be frustrating. You set your heart on something only to see it escape. What then? Bitterness or trust in the Lord? Which way do you think leads to hope?

And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. ​(Romans 8:28, NLT)

Honor God With Your Life

We all crave respect. When you’re young, many people won’t take you seriously. If you take Jesus as your model and live to honor him, eventually others will notice your integrity. When respect does come, you’ll find you’re more concerned with pleasing God than with pleasing others.

Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity. (1 Timothy 4:12, NLT)

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Graduate Graduation Congratulations card

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Inside Text: There is no limit to what you can do when you set your mind to it and follow it through. We are so proud of you and your achievement and wish you the very best in all your future endeavors. Congratulations on your Graduation!
Artist: � Sue Nollmeyer
Artist Notes: "May every desire of your heart come true and may you be blessed in all you do" is the message on this Graduation Congratulations card for a very special graduate.
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Graduation Scripture Blessing card

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Inside Text: May God be with you every step of the way as you continue your life’s journey. Congratulations!
Artist: Cherie Haines
Artist Notes: May your graduation be a blessing scripture Proverbs 16:3 card, sunset over a forest hill. Original photograph by Cherie Haines.
Product Id: 583497

Congratulations Graduate-Possum Hanging from Tree …

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Inside Text: Your persistence and hard work has paid off! Congratulations on your GRADUATION
Artist: Christie Black-Creations from the Heart
Artist Notes: �Christie Black.Send the graduate this fun play on word graduation card featuring a possum hanging by his tail from a branch. He wears a graduation cap. The word, "Graduate" is seen faintly in the background in both all caps and all lowercase pattern. The wordplay captions says,"With God All Things are Possumble" from the scripture of Matthew 19:26,"all things are possible".
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Graduation Congratulations Scripture card

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Inside Text: May God bless you in all your future endeavors and continue to work through you in all you do. We’re so proud of you! Congratulations on your Graduation
Artist: � Sue Nollmeyer
Artist Notes: Send that special graduate a colorful congratulations with this Proverbs 16:3 scripture card. Original Design by Sue Nollmeyer�2014. 41614
Product Id: 1272032

Graduate Religious Cap Diploma on Starburst Backgr…

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Inside Text: May all your hopes and dreams come true and may your future be filled with happiness. May God bless you on your GRADUATION!
Artist: Sandra Rose Designs
Artist Notes: A graduation is a time for rejoicing, and this religious card shares that joy with the graduate. A black cap and diploma with a yellow-gold tassel and ribbon are in the middle of the card in the center of the starburst background. Congratulations and ask God�s blessings on the new graduate.
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Graduate Religious Cross Blue Watercolor card

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Inside Text: May your success today, be the start of tomorrow’s achievements! CONGRATULATIONS on your GRADUATION!
Artist: Sandra Rose Designs
Artist Notes: God is at work in our lives and has wonderful plans for the graduate as they walk in His great plan. This religious congratulations graduation card has a light blue digital watercolor background with a blue graduation cap and diploma with red ribbon surrounding the message.
Product Id: 1433334

A Prayer for the Graduate Graduation Congratulatio…

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Inside Text: We are so proud of you and wish you a bright and successful future. Congratulations on your Graduation!
Artist: � Sue Nollmeyer
Artist Notes: Modern, bright and colorful A Prayer for the Graduate Graduation Congratulations card done in a soft blue-green and yellow spirals with a graduation cap on top of the letter "G" in the word graduate.
Product Id: 1377620

Religious Graduate in Words Congratulations on Tea…

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Inside Text: You have planned, believed, worked hard and succeeded! May God bless you as you continue on the path He has laid out for you.
Artist: Sandra Rose Designs
Artist Notes: A soft teal textured look to the background sets off the word GRADUATE. This word is made up of the qualities prominent at graduation time. A graduation cap is perched atop a letter. Inside is the message of success and wishes for God�s blessings upon the graduate. Perfect religious graduation congratulations card.
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Graduation Congratulations, Integrity, Scripture, …

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Inside Text: Congratulations on accomplishing your goal! Wishing you courageous integrity as you carry out the challenges that lie before you!
Artist: Jan Harris
Artist Notes: Graduation Congratulations, with a verse encouraging integrity from Philippians and a quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Product Id: 1062567

Congratulations graduate, Graduation, Blossom, Scr…

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Inside Text: Congratulations on the success of reaching your goal! Wishing you opportunities to blossom as you begin your next challenge!
Artist: Jan Harris
Artist Notes: Congratulations for Graduation, Blossom,Bloom Where You Are Planted, Scripture: Proverbs 16:3, Commit your way to the Lord and your plans will succeed, Religious, female, wishcardsbyjan,Jan Harris
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Bible and rose prayer card for graduation card

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Inside Text: May the Lord bless you and keep you; May the Lord shine his light upon you, May the Lord look upon you kindly, May the Lord give you peace And guide you along your chosen path.
Artist: Norma Cornes
Artist Notes: Please see all the cards in this series, including cards for family members, all ages, and party invitations. If you would like a different name put onto this card please contact me. I can usually supply any name within 24 hours.
Product Id: 424264

Congratulations graduate, Zeal, Scripture, 1 Corin…

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Inside Text: Congratulations! You reached the finish line! Wishing you opportunities to run with zeal as you begin your next marathon!
Artist: Jan Harris
Artist Notes: Congratulations for finishing the race to Graduation,Scripture: 1 Corinthians 9:24 Don't you know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run like that, that you may win.
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christian wishes for graduation

Graduation is a special time marking a great accomplishment and milestone in the life of an individual, whether young or old. Every person's story of perseverance, dedication, and sacrifice is unique and deserves to be celebrated.

Whether the graduate is going off to college, accepting a job offer, or continuing with further education, what lies ahead is exciting and new - and a bit scary. As your graduate anticipates the future, offer them words of encouragement to prepare them for life's next big adventure. The Gospel Herald has compiled a list of the ten best Bible verses and inspirational quotes to help you do just that.

Bible Verses for Graduates

"For I know the plans I have for you," says the LORD. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11

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

"Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans." Proverbs 16:3

"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you." Deuteronomy 31:6

"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith.."  2 Timothy 4:7

"For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline." Timothy 1:7

"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters." Colossians 3:23

"Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5

"Listen to advice and accept discipline,  and at the end you will be counted among the wise. Many are the plans in a person's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails." Proverbs 19:20-21

"Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit." Jeremiah 17:7-8 

Christian Quotes and Inspiration

"There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind." - C.S. Lewis

"People are the stocks into which we are to invest our time ... the best of all investments you can make is to help people come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior. You can make a commitment right here and now ... I'm asking you today not to graduate but commence a new life for God every step of the way." - Rev. Billy Graham

"Education which stops with efficiency may prove the greatest menace to society. ... We must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education."  - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Take pride in how far you've come. Have faith in how far you can go. But don't forget to enjoy the journey." -Michael Josephson

"When we rely upon organization, we get what organization can do; when we rely upon education, we get what education can do; when we rely upon eloquence, we get what eloquence can do. And so on. But when we rely upon prayer, we get what God can do." - A. C. Dixon

"Every person you meet knows something you don't; learn from them." -H Jackson Brown Jr.

"An unschooled man who knows how to meditate upon the Lord has learned far more than the man with the highest education who does not know how to meditate." - Rev. Charles Stanley

"When one considers our nation's educational foundations - Harvard, Yale, Princeton and most of our respected institutions were originally Christian - it becomes evident why we, as Christians, maintain a passion about remaining true to the foundations of Scripture." - Rev.  Jonathan Falwell

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These are more than 50 examples of things to write in a graduation card to say congratulations. Use these to be as clever as you want with your newly graduated.

A Letter to my Daughter, Upon her Graduation from Christian School

christian wishes for graduation

Dear Katie,

Graduation Day at last! Congratulations! Bravo! Well done! Hurrah! Wahooooo! I'm so filled with love and pride right now I'm about to burst. Many times I've come into your room late at night and found you toiling over algebraic equations, or struggling to plumb the depths of Dostoyevsky, or trying to think clearly and Christianly about the big questions of life. I commend you, my dear daughter, for being faithful to your calling as a student these past twelve years. You've been a delight to me—well, most days—and I am deeply grateful to God for entrusting so precious a gift to so imperfect a parent.

As you celebrate this joyous day, I urge you not to forget all the people who built this school—from the visionaries who founded it in borrowed rooms at church, to the teachers who've given you high standards of study, character, and service.

I think of dear Mrs. B, your first grade teacher. What a saint she was, radiating the love and joy of Jesus despite being crammed into a tiny classroom with 16 squirming six-year-olds. Remember her ancient guitar, the one she called Old Glory? I'm sure you'll never forget her lilting arrangement of 2 Timothy 3:16—"All scripture is God-breathed, and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness." That chorus sounded the keynote for your education.

Then I remember fourth grade, and the move from the church to the beautiful new campus. Remember walking into those bright, spacious classrooms for the first time? What a gift it has been to me—and to you, I hope—to see what God can do when his people join together in faith, prayer, sacrificial giving, and hard work.

But enough about me. What are you feeling on this momentous day? Elation, I'm sure. And relief. And maybe a twinge of anxiety about your future. I've shared this with you before, but it's worth repeating, even memorizing: "'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future'" (Jeremiah 29:11). This is not, of course, the kind of carte blanche promise the prosperity preachers make it out to be, but I think you already understand that. For twelve years you've been learning how to accurately understand and faithfully apply the Bible. You know religious snake oil when you smell it.

I suspect you also know the main reason your mother and I decided to enroll you in Christian school in the first place: to give you the opportunity to gain a life-transforming grasp of God's truth. When the body of Christ is ignorant about the Bible, it becomes feeble, and no Christian can grow up strong in the faith without a diet rich in Holy Scripture. We also wanted you to come to see all God's world through the lens of God's word, and to understand the relevance of Jesus Christ to every subject of study.

Most importantly, perhaps, we wanted you to learn the truth about you: that you are not the unplanned product of a purposeless universe, the random offspring of time, chance, and biochemistry. You are instead the masterwork of the majestic Creator, the Divine Artist whose mind and imagination infuses the cosmos with meaning, order, and beauty. As an image bearer of this infinite, personal God, you have intrinsic and incalculable worth, regardless of your GPA, your earning power, or your place in the social pecking order.

And never forget that the truest measure of your worth is the price Christ paid to liberate you from sin and selfishness and bring you into a love relationship with your Heavenly Father. The King of Glory has paid your ransom and adopted you into his royal family. As you launch out into the next season of life, I pray that you will hold fast to your true identity and destiny.

I don't have to remind you, of course, that some of the students and professors you'll meet at college will urge you to grow up and stop clinging to comforting myths and infantile fairy tales. Hasn't science shown us the cold, hard facts about the universe and our place in it? Likewise, the story of Christianity, as you'll hear it told in some classes, is a shameful chapter of Western history that brought us the Dark Ages, the Crusades, and the Salem witch trials.

Faced with such assaults on their beliefs—combined with the temptations of the campus hook-up culture—it's little wonder that the faith of many young Christians flatlines during their college years. I don't pretend that you will be immune to the challenges and temptations, but at least you'll not be going into battle without essential training and equipment. Your study of apologetics, church history, and ethics has informed and fortified your faith, and I know you will be a strong ally in the struggle to win hearts and minds.

I'm aware that Christian school hasn't always been a church picnic, and there have been times when you've missed some of the perks of public school. And we've all felt the financial pinch—squeeze might be the better term—of paying private school tuition. The trip to Disney we never made, the pets we couldn't afford, the bigger house, the newer car—I hope you'll remember these as good things we gave up to gain something much better.

And if, in God's good providence, you eventually marry and become a mother, please remember this as well: All education is religious education. Place a child in an environment where God is never mentioned, and what will she conclude? Either God isn't real, or he's irrelevant. Either way, the conclusion is that he can safely be ignored.

But you know, and I know, that ignoring God has profound consequences for how we think, feel, and act. The opposite is true as well. I'm greatly heartened by research showing that graduates of Protestant Christian schools are more generous with their time and money, are less likely to divorce, are more committed to their churches and communities, and possess greater hope and optimism about the future than alumni of other schools. By my accounting, that's a good return on investment.

And I can't help but note in passing that the good accrues not only to Christian school graduates, their families, and their churches, but also to society at large. As you learned when you studied our country's history, democracy depends on the cultivation of virtuous citizens. Christian schools are making an important contribution to that cause.

Finally, I'll remind you that to whom much is given, much is expected. Jesus calls us to be salt and light, preventing moral decay and dispelling the darkness in the world. So how can you make a difference at this stage of your life? Thanks for asking.

You might start by reading Do Hard Things by Alex and Brett Harris. It's full of inspiring stories of young people who are taking action to change their corners of the world. Christian thinkers such as James Davison Hunter and Andy Crouch have also written probing books examining how Christians can best bring their influence to bear for the greater good of society. While only the most gifted among us will ascend to the commanding heights of culture, we can all pursue our callings with passion and excellence. We can learn to write and speak clearly and persuasively. We can spend less of our time and energy chasing empty prosperity and devote more of our lives and resources pursuing the Kingdom. We can ask Christ to give us his vision of the good life and replace our misguided measures of blessedness with his beatitudes.

Katie, my dear Katie, I know you want to live a life pleasing to Christ your Lord. I am so grateful for all that God has done, and is doing, and will do, in and through you. And so I'll sign off for now with St. Paul's words to the Christ-followers in Philippi: "For I am confident of this very thing, that he who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus."

I love you.



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GlennOeland is a writer and editor based in Washington, D.C.

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