Attn:John,other preachers,teachers

What is your favorite OT and NT book, chapter to preach or teach on?

for me it is OT: Isaiah 6:1-8

 1 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2 Above him were seraphs, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. 3 And they were calling to one another:
       "Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty;
       the whole earth is full of his glory."

 4 At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke.

 5 "Woe to me!" I cried. "I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the LORD Almighty."

 6 Then one of the seraphs flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. 7 With it he touched my mouth and said, "See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for."

 8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?"
      And I said, "Here am I. Send me!"

and NT John:8:1-11

 1But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 2At dawn he appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people gathered around him, and he sat down to teach them. 3The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group 4and said to Jesus, "Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. 5In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?" 6They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him.

   But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger. 7When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, "If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her." 8Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground.

 9At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there. 10Jesus straightened up and asked her, "Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?"

 11"No one, sir," she said.
      "Then neither do I condemn you," Jesus declared. "Go now and leave your life of sin."

I really like teaching out of the gospel of Matthew, especially the sermon on the mount.

In the old Testement I like Genesis and Exodus, but I skip around the old Testement a lot. I have never taught through a whole book of the old testement. I guess my favorite passage to teach from is the three boys in the furnace from Daniel, I love those kids. And the Beastie Boy song from the sound track.

the rev

I'm not a preacher, but I'd like to comment if I may.

Sherm arent you and John the only actual teachers here???

OT: Easy, the Pantheist Pslam;

Whither shall I go from thy spirit?

Or whither shall I fell from thy presence?

If I ascend to heaven, thou art there!

If I make my bed in Sheol, thou art there!

If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there thy hand shall lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.

(Psalm 139.)

NT... this makes me feel good;

Know ye not that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? . . So glorify God in your body. [1 Corinthians 6.19]


The E. Orthodox draw a distinction between the energies of God and the essence of God.  The idea is that all Christians will eventually share in the energies of God (theosis) but not the essence.  You might say it is a partially pantheistic idea but with some sharp distinctions from Eastern and Western Pagan ideas.

Panentheistic. Very cool.

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psst... Yuki, I'll take the blame, go on and post.

Thanks MS!

I'm not gonna bother with verses or quotes.

My favorite OT story is the story of Job. He went through more crap than anyone deserves, dealt with it, came out a better man and gained major respect from God.

I have dealt with a lot of crap in my life, but no where near what Job went through. My lesson is that no matter what life deals you, don't give up. If you have the will, and the faith in God, you will make it through, and be a stronger person.

My favorite NT story is the story of Lazarus. He was dead for quite some time. Long enough for people to doubt that even a miracle could revive him. My personal lesson from this is it's never too late if you have faith. God is patient, and His mercy has no time limit.

Sherm arent you and John the only actual teachers here???

well, we are the only two ordained ministers or pastors. I'm sure there are people here who teach a sunday school class or run a small group.

i think we are sorely lacking in the gospels. More investigation into the person of jesus and his teachings on the real nature of the kingdom go untapped imo in favor of alot of theology.

"i think we are sorely lacking in the gospels. More investigation into the person of jesus and his teachings on the real nature of the kingdom go untapped imo in favor of alot of theology."