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Friday, January 28, 2011

Fave Verses Friday Five

Twenty years ago, I was on a Pastoral Search Committee, and one of the questions we asked the ten candidates we interviewed in the first round was to tell us their three favorite passages of scripture. I loved hearing the variety of verses quoted and even learned some that I didn't know, such as the last line of one of this week's lectionary passages:

He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8) 

For today's Friday Five, list your five favorite passages/verses from the Bible and tell us something about why you love them.
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43 comments:

  1. Insomnia down here on the ranch. I found it hard to narrow things down. Thanks for a great question today!

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  2. It was a gift to revisit some of my favorite scriptural touchstones here!

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  4. And I can't resist a little story: When I went to the Presbytery meeting in the summer of 2009 seeking to become a candidate for ministry, 3 of the 4 questions I received reflected the questioner's priorities, rather than any interest in finding out who I am. One man, for instance, asked what I make of the verse "Many are called," but few are chosen." It seemed to me that the appropriate question would have been the one here: What are some passages that mean a great deal to you? (His question, btw, was ruled out of order, as being theological (not permitted at that point in the process) despite his attempt to pose it as a question about call.)

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  5. Two little ones took turns on my lap as I attempted a quickresponse.

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  6. What a great Friday Five. I played but I know when I read the others I'm gonna wish I had picked them as well My Favorites

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  7. This took a long time to put together because I had to look up all the verses, not being one to memorize chapter and verse

    but I enjoyed it!

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  8. ooh, thanks for this. It made for a very prayerful early morning!
    These are some of my favorites.

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  9. Mine are here. Thank you, SB. This was good to start the day!

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  11. Wow, SB, this one really got me thinking....and here are a few of my favorite things ... biblical verses that is.

    I picked the first few that came to mind, and most of them are from Matthew, which is my favorite gospel...but I have more, which actually surprised me--how many I started coming up with.

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  12. I'm trying to pick a first book to start from last week. Meanwhile, here is this week's edition.

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  13. I have an important luncheon with an old friend who has gone with the schismatics in our church. Pray that we can have a time of blessed discussion and renewed friendship.

    Will post my passages later

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  14. Robin, good on your Moderator (or Clerk, whoever called that question out of order)!

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  15. What a wonderful question for F5! I've posted here.

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  16. I played today in color, line, pattern, design and in hope... thanks, Songbird!

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  17. I think this is my first time doing this. Here are some of my bible favorites.

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  18. SB, this is a wonderful FF! Like opening little treasure chests.

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  19. I managed to post only 5 over at my place.

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  20. I've been around for awhile but started a new blog where I <a href="http://gen216.wordpress.com/>answered this one</a>

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  21. I messed up the link but if you click my name it goes through to my blog

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  22. I finally got there. www.stoneofwitness.blogspot.com

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  23. Thank you Songbird for the prompt; thanks to everyone for your thoughtful posts. I may have cheated a bit . . . but my response is at my blog, spaciousfaith.

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  24. finally finished! reflecting and musing
    thanks to those rare birds who actually do visit those of us at the bottom of the list "))
    MUCH appreciated!!

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  25. Busy afternoon for me, but I'm back to reading your posts. So glad this Five was a good one! Thanks for all your answers.

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  26. Thanks for the reminder of my favorite, for now, Scripture!

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  27. Mine are posted, and it was harder than I expected; I kept wanting to use Micah... :-)

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  28. Hi, I liked this FF, and started it, but didn't finish due to a funeral and a communion visit getting in the way!

    hope it's okay to do the Friday Five on Saturday!

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  29. Here's where I posted my response. Songbird, this was a wonderful exercise.

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  30. Better late than never! I played

    here

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  31. sooo late, but this was such a great friday five that I had to play better late than never

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  32. Find my fave verses at signs-along-the-way.
    I know it's Monday, but I had a long and busy week.

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