What is your favorite Bible chapter?

@theknute (183)
July 1, 2011 10:22pm CST
I love the New Testament. My favorite chapter is the book of Acts. I love how it reads just like a story of what happened after Jesus ascended. The power on display in the lives of the believers in awesome! Ephesians and Philippians are 2 others that I like a lot. Ephesians has many verses that explain who we are in Christ. What are your favorite Bible chapters, and what do you like best about them?
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@marcmm (1806)
• Malaysia
4 Jul 11
Mine must be the Revelation Of St. John. There are so much mystery there. There are a lot to understand there. This book also have been the revision for those who study the possibility of the ned of world and how the world will eventually end. Not many priest will want to teach about the book of revelation. Maybe because they cannot really understand the context. And this book is very scary to. But it can also be overwhelming. Scary because we know what will happen for those who are condemn to hell. Overwhelming to know what are waiting for us when we are going to die.
@theknute (183)
4 Jul 11
Revelation is a wild book of the Bible. Some may find it cryptic, yet it does give a clear picture of what awaits those who turn from God, and that God will protect and keep those who are His. Thank you for your answer!
@marcmm (1806)
• Malaysia
5 Jul 11
Many of people really scare even to read the book of revelation. I know there is a priest and he was the priest in charge in our parish. He ask people to tore the final pages of the bible because it is not relevant. He don't want to see this verse in the last chapter. " I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this scroll: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to that person the plagues described in this scroll. 19 And if anyone takes words away from this scroll of prophecy, God will take away from that person any share in the tree of life and in the Holy City, which are described in this scroll. " Now what happen to him? His life is no better then a more junior priest. He also cannot have a high position anymore.
@theknute (183)
5 Jul 11
Wow! That is crazy! That priest was lifting himself up before God. Looks like he got lowered a bit. It's better to let God do the lifting up, and to stay in that position rather than to do it on one's own. His Word is the final authority in my life. I would not want to be in that position. yikes!
@angelo315 (232)
• Philippines
5 Jul 11
Hello theknute. I love sirach. It is a collection of ethical teachings, a wisdom literature, a compilation of advice and wise sayings. It speaks about life... friends, master, rich and poor, husband and wife, children and parents. Aside from this, I like 1 Corinthians 13:4-5 which talks about love. "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. :)
@theknute (183)
5 Jul 11
Hi Angelo. I am not familiar with sirach. Is that in the Apocrypha? I too love I Corinthians 13. I recommend verses 4-8 in the Amplified Bible. If you don't have a copy, you can read it for free at biblegateway.com. Love is the most important thing. :)
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• Philippines
5 Jul 11
Sirach is a book of Old Testament, commonly called as Ecclesiasticus. When I get home, I will check what version our Bible is. I will update you tomorrow. But one thing is for sure, it is found in the Bible used by Roman Catholic. By the way, thanks for sharing the biblegateway.com. :)
• Philippines
11 Jul 11
Hello theknute. Our bible at home is Christian Community Bible, Catholic Pastoral Edition, 38th Edition. Based on the said Bible, Sirach is one of the deuterocanonical books. Deuterocanonical comes from a greek word which means "belonging to the second canon. Sirach, being part of the deuterocanical books, is considered canonical by Catholics and Eastern Orthodox, but is considered non-canonical by the Protestants. :)
@MandaLee (3696)
• United States
16 Jul 11
My favorite book of the Bible is Phillipians. Phillippians is full of wonderfully encouraging reminders of who we are in Christ.
@naija4real (1293)
2 Jul 11
I love John 3:16 It says for God's so loved the world that he gave his only son to die so that we may have salvation. I think this is one of the bible chapter and verse that I have committed to my memory. I like reciting it in my mind. It is a great chapter.
@peavey (16487)
• United States
2 Jul 11
I love John 14. I think it's the most encouraging, the most loving chapter in the entire Bible. When I feel unsettled or discouraged, I read it and it makes all the difference.