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What book in the Bible is your favorite and why?

Mine is probably Proverbs due ot its tremendous amount of wisdom.

However, if it were from the NT it would be the book of John. I like the story of Jesus' life from His birth to the crucifixion. I especially love the intro

John 1:1-2

1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was with God in the beginning.
 
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Matthew

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And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. Matthew 24:14


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Chad said:
What book in the Bible is your favorite and why?

Mine is probably Proverbs due ot its tremendous amount of wisdom.

However, if it were from the NT it would be the book of John. I like the story of Jesus' life from His birth to the crucifixion. I especially love the intro

John 1:1-2

1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was with God in the beginning.
 
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I personally like James its very challenging and straight to the point the first 3 chapters are Genuine Religion, Genuine Faith, Genuine Wisdom and thats all i hope to be is Genuine.

Im also addicted to revelation i just cant stop reading it!
 
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Jesus is Lord!

Chad said:
"What book in the Bible is your favorite and why?..."
Hi, Chad!

I honestly do not have a "favorite" book of the Bible. If I had to choose a book of the Bible I would select Colossians because I believe that the book of Colossians is a very comprehensive book of the doctrine of Christ.

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COLOSSIANS

Chapter One

Greeting

1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,

2 To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ who are in Colosse: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Their Faith in Christ

3 We give thanks to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,

4 since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of your love for all the saints;

5 because of the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, of which you heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel,

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which has come to you, as it has also in all the world, and is bringing forth fruit, as it is also among you since the day you heard and knew the grace of God in truth;

7 as you also learned from Epaphras, our dear fellow servant, who is a faithful minister of Christ on your behalf, 8 who also declared to us your love in the Spirit.

Preeminence of Christ

9 For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;

10 that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;

11 strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy;

12 giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light.

13 He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love,

14 in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.

15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.

16 For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.

17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.

18 And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.

Reconciled in Christ

19 For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell,

20 and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.

21 And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled

22 in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight—

23 if indeed you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel which you heard, which was preached to every creature under heaven, of which I, Paul, became a minister.

Sacrificial Service for Christ

24 I now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up in my flesh what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ, for the sake of His body, which is the church,

25 of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God which was given to me for you, to fulfill the word of God,

26 the mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints.

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To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

28 Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.

29 To this end I also labor, striving according to His working which works in me mightily.

Chapter Two

Not Philosophy But Christ

1 For I want you to know what a great conflict I have for you and those in Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh,

2 that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, and attaining to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the knowledge of the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ,

3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

4 Now this I say lest anyone should deceive you with persuasive words.

5 For though I am absent in the flesh, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ.

6 As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him,

7 rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.

8 Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ.

9 For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily;

10 and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.

Not Legalism But Christ

11 In Him you were also circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the sins of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ,

12 buried with Him in baptism, in which you also were raised with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead.

13 And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses,

14 having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.

15 Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.

16 So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths,

17 which are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is of Christ.

18 Let no one cheat you of your reward, taking delight in false humility and worship of angels, intruding into those things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,

19 and not holding fast to the Head, from whom all the body, nourished and knit together by joints and ligaments, grows with the increase that is from God.

20 Therefore, if you died with Christ from the basic principles of the world, why, as though living in the world, do you subject yourselves to regulations—

21 “Do not touch, do not taste, do not handle,”

22 which all concern things which perish with the using— according to the commandments and doctrines of men?

23 These things indeed have an appearance of wisdom in self-imposed religion, false humility, and neglect of the body, but are of no value against the indulgence of the flesh.

Chapter Three

Not Carnality But Christ


1 If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God.

2 Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.

3 For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

4 When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.

5 Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.

6 Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience,

7 in which you yourselves once walked when you lived in them.

8 But now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth.

9 Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds,

10 and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him,

11 where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised nor uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave nor free, but Christ is all and in all.

Character of the New Man

12 Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering;

13 bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.

14 But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.

15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.

16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

17 And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.

The Christian Home

18 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.

19 Husbands, love your wives and do not be bitter toward them.

20 Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord.

21 Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.

22 Bondservants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh, not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but in sincerity of heart, fearing God.

23 And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men,

24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ. 25 But he who does wrong will be repaid for what he has done, and there is no partiality.

Chapter Four

1 Masters, give your bondservants what is just and fair, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.

Christian Graces

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Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving;

3 meanwhile praying also for us, that God would open to us a door for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in chains,

4 that I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.

5 Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time.

6 Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.

Final Greetings

7 Tychicus, a beloved brother, faithful minister, and fellow servant in the Lord, will tell you all the news about me.

8 I am sending him to you for this very purpose, that he may know your circumstances and comfort your hearts,

9 with Onesimus, a faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They will make known to you all things which are happening here.

10 Aristarchus my fellow prisoner greets you, with Mark the cousin of Barnabas (about whom you received instructions: if he comes to you, welcome him),

11 and Jesus who is called Justus. These are my only fellow workers for the kingdom of God who are of the circumcision; they have proved to be a comfort to me.

12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a bondservant of Christ, greets you, always laboring fervently for you in prayers, that you may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.

13 For I bear him witness that he has a great zeal for you, and those who are in Laodicea, and those in Hierapolis.

14 Luke the beloved physician and Demas greet you.

15 Greet the brethren who are in Laodicea, and Nymphas and the church that is in his house.

Closing Exhortations and Blessing

16 Now when this epistle is read among you, see that it is read also in the church of the Laodiceans, and that you likewise read the epistle from Laodicea.

17 And say to Archippus, “Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you may fulfill it.”

18 This salutation by my own hand—Paul. Remember my chains. Grace be with you. Amen.

The New King James Version, (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers) 1998, c1982.
 
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I'll have to agree with you Chad

My favorite book so far is Proverbs especially chapter 3... I love it.
oh and I love Matthew 6:26-27... that is such a powerful message... Amen I say to you Jesus, for those verses.
 
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Psalms because they are filled with praise to God!!! In the New Testament, it's John because he loved Jesus so & seems to write of the personal side of Jesus...he tells of what it's like to KNOW Him.
 
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The first three chapters of Genesis along with Proverbs . Basic principles for life are the most important . We as Christians love to move right into the Spiritual aspect of the Scripture right away .

I have found that through the principle basis , the Holy Spirit will start to reveal many mystery's of the wisdom in all Christ did for us . :love: Mike
 
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In the end its pretty difficult to choose isn't it?

I decided my favorite book is the Book :smile: the Bible in whole.

But proverbs is really awesome, revelations is just wild in my imagination and genesis is so sweet to read - the power of GOD and His creation.
 
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hmmm. . .

Jehovah Jireh said:
I personally like James its very challenging and straight to the point the first 3 chapters are Genuine Religion, Genuine Faith, Genuine Wisdom and thats all i hope to be is Genuine.

Im also addicted to revelation i just cant stop reading it!
James! Me too :shade: ... :love: . . . :thumbs_up

But nooo Revelation!!! :shade:

The only part I cant forget in Revelation is the beautiful lookout of the Holy City, how wonderful. . .im speechless to describe that Beauty, imagine the colors :love:

Chapter 21

9One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and said to me, "Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb." 10And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God.

11It shone with the glory of God, and its brilliance was like that of a very precious jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal. 12It had a great, high wall with twelve gates, and with twelve angels at the gates. On the gates were written the names of the twelve tribes of Israel.
13There were three gates on the east, three on the north, three on the south and three on the west. 14The wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

15The angel who talked with me had a measuring rod of gold to measure the city, its gates and its walls. 16The city was laid out like a square, as long as it was wide. He measured the city with the rod and found it to be 12,000 stadia[a]in length, and as wide and high as it is long.
17He measured its wall and it was 144 cubits thick,[c] by man's measurement, which the angel was using. 18The wall was made of jasper, and the city of pure gold, as pure as glass.

19The foundations of the city walls were decorated with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald, 20the fifth sardonyx, the sixth carnelian, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst.[d] 21The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of pure gold, like transparent glass.

22I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. 23The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp. 24The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it. 25On no day will its gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there. 26The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it.

27Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb's book of life.
 
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Favorite Book

Whats really neat about this post is that I just asked friday night friends of mine what their favorite books of the bible are ( great minds think alike chad lol) Well my favorite old testament is (right now) Isaiah.


My favorite New Testament book is Romans ( had been for awhile)

Rom 5:1 Being therefore justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ;

Rom 12:9 Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.

Rom 12:10 In love of the brethren be tenderly affectioned one to another; in honor preferring one another;
Rom 12:11 in diligence not slothful; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;

Rom 12:12 rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing stedfastly in prayer;
Rom 12:13 communicating to the necessities of the saints; given to hospitality.

While I enjoy reading from all books of the bible right now these two books are my favorite. :love: :love:

Joyfully ~ Jlu
 
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My Favorite verse is found in 2 Peter 2 ( Message Bible)
Tell the night and day difference He has made to your life, from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted.
I like this verse because it is my testimony in a sentence:smile:
My favorite book of the bible is Psalms........I love Ps 91, 107, 30 , 119,........Ohhhh i just love em all!! King David was a top bloke:smile:
 
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mine woudl have to be..

Job because it is challenging, but my fav Verse is in Ecc lol so yeah

in NT it woudl probably be..

Cor, James, Romans

Love Simon!!!
 
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Proverbs is good, I liked/like Baruch for prudence. Exodus, Splitting of the Sea by Moses, 1cor6:9-10... those are pretty harsh, I like to follow rules.

1cor13:4-8 is love.

My favorite of all time is - Acts 4:32
Luke8:5 sower's parable
matthew5:3 beatitudes

We depend too much on trees, they are life, they are commandment #5. and driving causing skin cancer, I make direct links to these!!! Smoking too, John Lennon says all we need is love!

It's hard committing to Matthew18:15-18 and Ezekial3:17-21, very difficult, very hard!!
 
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My personal Fav is Roman's. So much meat in it. I love Paul's writings. Next in line is the Book of James, hard hitting truth.
 
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At the minute my favourite book would have to be Psalms. I have learnt so much from them this last 9 months or so and they have really helped my relationship with my Father. Ask me in another few months and it'll probably be a different book!!!

Have to agree with you BellaRose King David was a top bloke
 
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hmmm

im guna have 2 say mine is like JAMES!!!

yay!! lol... there is so much awesum stuff writen in that book!! altho proverbs is also good...

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My favorite is Luke because like all the other gospels, certain miracles and statements from our Lord are in this book only. It seems to me that Luke is often overlooked among the other gospels. It is hard to put a finger on why I like it so much, I just do.
 
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I love Psalms the best; I always seem to need comfort and the Psalms seem to speak to my life and my heart directly every day. Sometimes I have to force myself to go to other areas of the bible, so that I will be disciplined and well-rounded in knowledge.
 

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