Sunday School Series Vols 57 to 65 (Part 5)

SUNDAY SCHOOL SERIES 57: IJN?! What is IJN?!
”I am surprised and dismayed at our apparent lack of discernment and spiritual understanding.
In our quest for quick life and quick ways of doing things, we have adopted the microwave mentality to using the name of Jesus.”
We have allowed the fast life to becloud the spiritual importance and meaning of calling the name Jesus and by our apparent lack of discernment and understanding replaced the mighty , earth-shaking and miracle-inspiring power “In the Name of Jesus” with “IJN” .
What is IJN ? Take time to google the abbreviation “IJN” and see what it throws up.
Have you taken time to ponder about this? We take time to write lengthy prayers on social media and end such prayers with IJN. If you can take time to type the prayers, what stops you from typing out in full the name and the power that will make or bring life and answer to such prayers? . Have you ever seen a traditionalist abbreviate the names of their gods in incantations or write-ups ? People of God , wake up. The enemy is winning the battle of the mind. Remove the name of Jesus from every prayer and such prayer becomes worthless.
The name Jesus : “ Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father“ (Philippians 2:9-11). It is this same name we are trying to render inconsequential by abbreviation. The name that opens a door and no one can close it. The name that conquered principalities and powers, that death bowed to; is that the name we are trivialising? . May God show us mercy.
It was the same way the enemy has made the “Christ” in Christmas irrelevant by subtly replacing it with ” X” to make Xmas, and we do not take it to heart. I was shocked to also discover that God is now being abbreviated as “G”. When will we stop all these and give honour to the name that gives us the faith we profess?
This is a wakeup call. There is power mighty in the name of Jesus. Let’s celebrate and broadcast that name . Let us obtain the available victory in that name. Don’t allow the enemy to subdue and weaken the power of the name through the social media. Shout it loud from the room top. Jesus is Lord forever. Stop abbreviating the name. IJN is not the same thing as “In Jesus Name”. Rather, it is an abbreviation for “Imperial Japanese Navy”, ”Institute Jantung Negara”, etc.
A word is enough for the wise.
Copied, edited and pasted here because I was greatly motivated by the post. God bless the originator. I hope you will be motivated too.
SUNDAY SCHOOL SERIES 58 : A Powerful deflator of anointing that many ministers still indulge in.
Paul Enenche• Said…
“In our church, people rarely introduce me. I just carry my Bible and walk to the altar. What is the introduction for? I would not even allow them to carry my Bible. If they carry my Bible, will they carry my mouth? Will they carry my message?
“I remember going to a church to preach sometime ago. And someone stood on the altar to speak. He wanted to introduce the host pastor who would, in turn, introduce me. He said, “I want to tell you about someone; someone that has changed my life…” As he began to say more things, I thought he was talking about God. Frankly speaking, the way he spoke about the man, I thought it was God He was talking about. But when he finished, he said, “Can we receive my papa, my daddy in the Lord…” I sank in my chair. I said in my heart, ‘People are talking about you like this and you accept it?’
“That was what Herod did and God sent an angel to slap him. He was consumed by worms on the spot (Acts 12:23). I sank in my chair. Nevertheless, the host pastor got the microphone and obviously, it was normal. By the time he finally invited me to come and preach, frankly speaking, the anointing had died. There was no move, no flow, nothing. They had killed the atmosphere before inviting me into that mess.
“I went to that altar with weakness and trembling. I had to sing and worship for about thirty minutes, just to try and beg God and ask for mercy, and thank God, His mercy came. Then the service was very wonderful.
At the end, I asked the host pastor in the hotel room, ‘Did you accept those things they were saying about you? Did you accept to be praised like that?’ He got angry. And that was the last time I was to be there. I have never been there again. And I can tell you that the history of that place is not something to write home about.
“When you over-celebrate yourself, God may withdraw His help so that you can see your nakedness. When you think your wealth is your making, and your prosperity is your making, or the anointing you carry is your making, God will withdraw a little, so you can see how naked you are without Him.
“The renowned evangelist, Benny Hinn, said one day, he went before the God to pray and he said to God, ‘Please, do not take your anointing from me. It is all I have.’ And God told him, ‘Do not ask me not to take it, rather, ask me to return it, because I took it away a long time ago.’
He lay on his face for two weeks waiting on the Lord, away from human presence… He remembered what became of Samson when the anointing had left him. That is what pride, self exaltation and arrogance can do to a man. God showed mercy on Benny Hinn and restored His presence in his life.
“We were going for a programme somewhere and our officers were using double trafficator. I begged them to put off the trafficator lights. I felt absolutely uncomfortable. What if we entered with so much fanfare, pomp and pageantry as if it is Jesus entering Jerusalem, and by the time we get there, God says, ‘Okay, perform the miracles. See the sick, heal them. See the unbelievers, save them. Perform! I am waiting for you…’ What would we do?
Today, our protocol officers are aware that they do not have to make any ostentatious, braggadocios entry into any event or occasion. The Bible says, “What have you that you have not received? And if you have received it, why do you behave as if you give it to yourself?” (1Cor.4:7) This is what is limiting people.
“Get this: if it is the apostolic anointing you have, there are more apostles that have gone before and beyond you. Ayi Kwei Armah wrote a book titled The Beautiful Ones are not Yet Born. In case you think you are beautiful, you have not seen beautiful people yet. In case you say you are anointed, you have not seen anointing yet. In case you say you are called, you have not seen calling yet, so calm down.
“Imagine a young boy of twenty two or twenty three years of age who calls himself an apostle or prophet. He is running and elderly people are running after him. Imagine! Your father is calling you papa and you are not afraid? A person who can give birth to you calls you papa and you agree? And you say, “Yes, how are you?”
That person has no future. He is a short distance runner. He is not a marathon runner. Marathon runners do not behave like that. This is one thing that destroys the destinies of many pastors and children of God. They are too proud…
“God needs to chisel something out of your life! Say to Him today:
‘Lord, is there anything in my life that makes me unusable? Anything You need to chisel? Go ahead and chisel it out.’
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SUNDAY SCHOOL SERIES 59 : Mr WHO-ARE-YOU ? Empty vessel….
On a recent visit to Lagos, Nigeria, one of my spiritual sons invited me to speak to his congregants. I was thrilled, as I had not seen him for well over fifteen years, while he trained under me as a young minister.
On my arrival, I was pleasantly surprised to see he had the ushers lay a red carpet and line up on both sides for the ‘guest minister.’ from Ireland.
What an honor, I thought. Then I discovered there
were two entrances into the hall.
The main door was for the special guest. The smaller door was for ‘other members’.
As they alighted from their cars they were directed by the ushers towards the smaller door, and so was I!
They could not recognize me, as I came wearing a pair of jeans, a simple cotton shirt and sporting a beard.
We were hurried to our seats, per adventure the ‘special guest’ arrived simultaneously. After all, they would not want us to be in the way, would they?
So, I obeyed the instruction of the ushers to sit somewhere near the back of the auditorium. No complaints for me, as I despise been fussed over anyway.
After the church service had started, the worried pastor left his seat, wondering why his ‘special guest’ was so late. I watched him from the corner of my eye, make his way outside the hall, three ushers and two ministers in tow.
As he passed, people were kneeling and doing obeisance. Some were old enough to mother him. He barely acknowledged them. How could he anyway, wedged between his handlers!
‘Have you seen the invited speaker arrive?,’ he asked the head usher. Alas, he was told ‘We have not seen the man of God, sir.’
On his way back in, looking flustered, I tried to walk up to him but was halted by the usher beside my row.’
“Please wait for ‘papa’ to pass though, sir” he said
irritably.
‘Papa’? He is only in his early forties!’ I almost
screamed.
Not one to be hindered, I cleared my throat and beckoned to ‘Papa’ from my humble back row seat.
‘Bro, I am here,’ I said.
He almost fainted. And so did the usher. Who dared to call Papa an ordinary ‘bro’?
‘Ah sir, when did you come sir?,’ Papa gasped, nudging the usher out of the way.
‘Didn’t the ushers outside see you? And why are you sitting there?’
“I tried to come up to you at the front,” I protested,
‘but your bodyguards, sorry ushers, blocked my path.
They told me the front seats are reserved and led me to
the back seats. So I sat in the midst of God’s children.’
‘Sir, I am so sorry. Please let’s go to my office,’ he said.
‘Why,’ I asked.” The service already started.”
As he led me to the front, I could sense the congregation looking at me suspiciously.
I was like a fish out of water among the front sitters.
Who is this not so important person taking an important seat?
Why is he not wearing a suit? Where is his tie? How come he has a beard? Where is his protocol team?
As I often refuse to be introduced until after the sermon, the church greeted me with caution, wondering what kind of ‘man of God’ is this, wearing jeans on
a Sunday morning?
But then when the Word of God came, many left with
tears of conviction in their hearts, including the Papa.
I visited the same church last year and he had taken my
counsel.
Papa had died and Bro had taken his place. Long gone were the protocol team.
His seat was now same as everyone else and he has learnt the lesson of humility.
Does this paint a picture of a Pentecostal church you know? If not watch out, there is one coming near you. The outward show is one of the most disheartening things about Pentecostal Christians. I mean, it won’t really be Pentecostal if there was no hype, would it?
Why are the pastor and his wife’s chairs different (nay, more comfortable) than the congregants? Are their own bottoms made of eggshells? Why do you allow your mothers and fathers age-mates to call you daddy? Because the church gave you a title? Hmmm. . .
Why do the pastor and ministers have special parking spaces? Surely if they arrive early enough, they could park anywhere? Oh, one more thing, why do you treat your Pastor like Bono? He stays in the office during Sunday School and announcements, pretending to be praying. He has the whole week to pray, surely? But when everyone has ended praising God, he makes a superstar entrance to preach, his iPad carried by hefty bouncers.
Excerpts from ‘FREED TO GREED-How Pentecostals moved the goalposts.
* Pastor, deacon, choir leader, worker and so on and so forth.. Lord Jesus, if church title will send me to hell, take it from me today.
*Aaah, after all this fasting, preaching, convention, sunday school etc etc Lord don’t let it be zero for you
SUNDAY SCHOOL SERIES 60: The importance of Midnight Prayers
Just to enlighten us about midnight prayers. Most of us don’t understand why it’s important to pray in the midnight hour. May these points open your eyes and change your life. Truth about MIDNIGHT prayers:
1. MIDNIGHT is a time of transition, from one day to another. God can bring a transition in your life as you pray at MIDNIGHT.
2. MIDNIGHT is a time of great spiritual activity, both good and evil. Destinies of man are shaped and interrupted at MIDNIGHT. If you are not shaping your destiny at MIDNIGHT, then somebody may interrupt your life at MIDNIGHT.
3. At a natural level great victories have been won when nations were caught by surprise as their armies were asleep at MIDNIGHT. Satan launches attacks at MIDNIGHT: he feeds people in their dreams at MIDNIGHT; he rapes others as they are asleep at MIDNIGHT, etc.
4. Great calamities are spiritually effected at MIDNIGHT. God had to wait until midnight to execute judgment on Egypt: (Exodus 11:4-6) Then Moses said, “Thus says the LORD: ‘About MIDNIGHT I will go out into the midst of Egypt; and all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sits on his throne, even to the firstborn of the female servant who is behind the hand mill, and all the firstborn of the animals.”
5. Midnight is the time people are most vulnerable to spiritual attacks. It is the hour when enemies lay siege and render people defenseless. It is also the time that you can launch a deadly, surprise attack on your enemies’ camp.
6. As a Christian, you can break open closed doors as you pray at MIDNIGHT. Samson lay low till MIDNIGHT; then he arose at MIDNIGHT, took hold of the doors of the gate of the city and the two gateposts, pulled them up, bar and all, put them on his shoulders, and carried them to the top of the hill that faces Hebron. (Judges 16:3)
7. Mysterious things happen the most at MIDNIGHT. Have you lost anything or anyone very dear to you under mysterious circumstances? Chances are that the operation was carried out at the MIDNIGHT hour. Remember the harlot in Solomon’s time who lost her child by sleeping on it at MIDNIGHT and at MIDNIGHT she stole her friend’s child: 1 Kings 3:20 And she arose at MIDNIGHT, and took my son from beside me, while your handmaid slept, and laid it in her bosom, and laid her dead child in my bosom.
8. Great spiritual transactions happens at MIDNIGHT. Solomon got wisdom from God at MIDNIGHT. If you are not receiving something good at midnight, then chance are high that there are evil changes happen against you at MIDNIGHT.
9. Very wicked operations happen at MIDNIGHT but we can change that. We must arise and fight. We must wake up and pray. If we do, we can have great impact in our societies and churches.
10. David, the man who never lost a single battle in all his life, has this to say: At MIDNIGHT, I will rise and give thanks to You, because of your righteous judgments. (Psalm: 119:62) What excuse do you have? Do you say, “I wish I arise but I’ll be tired”? Do you have a busier schedule than that of King David (president of the nation of Israel?). I don’t think so.
11. Do you know better than what Paul and Silas knew? Who praised and worshipped God at MIDNIGHT: But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was a great earthquake so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were loosed. (Acts 16:25-26)
12. MIDNIGHT is the best time to make serious intercession: And He said to them, “which of you shall have a friend, and go to him at MIDNIGHT and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves; for a friend of mine has come to me on his journey, and I have nothing to set before him;’ And he will answer from within and say, ‘Do not trouble me; the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give it to you’? I say to you, though he will not rise and give to him because he’s his friend, yet because of his persistence he will rise and give him as many as he needs.” (Luke 11:5-8)
13. Praying at MIDNIGHT is a sacrifice that will not go unrewarded. God sees our desperation through the sacrifices we make to Him.
*Pray this prayer:* * Lord help me to understand that when we are asleep, satan and his demons aren’t asleep but they are busy launching arrows at us but because i will rise and pray none of his schemes will prosper.
* Lord help me to understand that there are serious activities that takes place at MIDNIGHT much of which are against us as Christians
* Lord deliver me from spiritual laziness so that i may rise up to defend my inheritance and to take back what the devil stole from me.
GOD BLESS YOU AS YOU PRAY AT MIDNIGHT TONIGHT AND FOREVER.
SUNDAY SCHOOL SERIES 61 : PRAYER : DIFFERENT PRAYER POSITIONS vs POSTURES OF THE HEART
The highest form of prayer comes from the depths of a humble heart.
READ: 2 Chronicles 6:7–9, 12–15
[Solomon] knelt in front of the entire community of Israel and lifted his hands toward heaven [and] he prayed. 2 Chronicles 6:13–14 nlt
When my husband plays the harmonica for our church praise team, I have noticed that he sometimes closes his eyes when he plays a song. He says this helps him focus and block out distractions so he can play his best—just his harmonica, the music, and him—all praising God.
Some people wonder if our eyes must be closed when we pray. Since we can pray at any time in any place, however, it might prove difficult to always close our eyes—especially if we are taking a walk, pulling weeds, or driving a vehicle!
There are also no rules on what position our body must be in when we talk to God. When King Solomon prayed to dedicate the temple he had built, he knelt down and “spread out his hands toward heaven” (2 Chron. 6:13–14). Kneeling (Eph. 3:14), standing (Luke 18:10–13), and even lying face down (Matt. 26:39) are all mentioned in the Bible as positions for prayer.
Whether we kneel or stand before God, whether we lift our hands heavenward or close our eyes so we can better focus on God—it is not the posture of our body, but of our heart that is important. Everything we do “flows from [our heart]” (Prov. 4:23). When we pray, may our hearts always be bowed in adoration, gratitude, and humility to our loving God, for we know that His eyes are “open and [His] ears attentive to the prayers” of His people (2 Chron. 6:40).
— Cindy Hess Kasper
Lord, direct my focus always toward You and teach me to follow You in obedience and love.
SUNDAY SCHOOL SERIES 62: ODB: Consider the Clouds
Creation is filled with signs that point to the Creator.
READ: Job 37:1–16
Do you know how the clouds hang poised? Job 37:16
One day many years ago my boys and I were lying on our backs in the yard watching the clouds drift by. “Dad,” one asked, “why do clouds float?” “Well, son,” I began, intending to give him the benefit of my vast knowledge, but then I lapsed into silence. “I don’t know,” I admitted, “but I’ll find out for you.”
The answer, I discovered, is that condensed moisture, descending by gravity, meets warmer temperatures rising from the land. That moisture then changes into vapor and ascends back into the air. That’s a natural explanation for the phenomenon.
But natural explanations are not final answers. Clouds float because God in His wisdom has ordered the natural laws in such a way that they reveal the “wonders of him who has perfect knowledge” (Job 37:16). Clouds then can be thought of as a symbol—an outward and visible sign of God’s goodness and grace in creation.
So someday when you’re taking some time to see what images you can imagine in the clouds, remember this: The One who made all things beautiful makes the clouds float through the air. He does so to call us to wonder and adoration. The heavens—even the cumulus, stratus, and cirrus clouds—declare the glory of God.
— David H. Roper
We are amazed at You, wonderful Creator, as we look at Your world. You deserve all the praise our hearts can give and so much more!
SUNDAY SCHOOL SERIES 63: Take me back to the old paths
Take me back to the old Paths, when Moms were at home. Dads were at work. Brothers went into the army. And sisters got married BEFORE having children! Crime did not pay; Hard work did; And people knew the difference. Moms could cook; Dads would work; Children would behave… Husbands were loving; Wives were supportive; and children were polite. Women wore the dresses; and Men wore the trousers. Women looked like ladies;Men looked like gentlemen; and children looked decent. People loved the truth, and hated a lie; They came to church to get IN, Not to get OUT! Hymns sounded Godly; Sermons sounded helpful; Rejoicing sounded normal; and crying sounded sincere. Cursing was wicked; Drinking was evil; and divorce was unthinkable. We read the Bible in public; Prayed in school; And preached from house to house. To be called a Christian was worth living for; To be called a traitor was a shame! Sex was a personal word. Homosexual was an unheard of word, And abortion was an illegal word. Preachers preached because they had a message; and Christians rejoiced because they had the VICTORY! Preachers preached from the Bible; Singers sang from the heart; Sinners turned to the Lord to be SAVED! A new birth meant a new life; Salvation meant a changed life; Following Christ led to eternal life. Being a preacher meant you proclaimed the word of God; Being a deacon meant you would serve the Lord; Being a Christian meant you would live for Jesus; And being a sinner meant someone was praying for you! Laws were based on the Bible; Homes read the Bible; And churches taught the Bible. Preachers were more interested in new converts than new clothes and new cars. Church was where you found Christians on the Lord’s day, rather than being entertained someway. Give me that old time religion! ‘Tis good enough for me! I still like the “Old Paths” best!
SUNDAY SCHOOL SERIES 64 : Comedians have no place in Church ministrations I want to address Christians – ALL denominations – with this piece without prejudice! For a long while I have questioned the inclusion of COMEDY in Church events. What do I question? The fact that the comedians brought in are allowed to make jokes of scriptures, the Blood of Jesus, speaking in tongues, the throne of grace etc.’ AND WE SIT THERE LAUGHING! What are we laughing at? What is funny? Mocking God and Christ and the Holy Spirit and the Word is funny???? We hear of other religions where they are obsessed with protecting the image of their Leader and we gleefully allow people to MOCK our Leader JESUS CHRIST and the Holy Spirit and thereby indirectly MOCKING GOD!!! They look at us with disdain because we are BAD AMBASSADORS of our faith… ” to the pure all things are pure “, we must have quoted .What we failed to see is the side effects of entertainment: – Lightness – Looseness – Loquaciousness – The spirit of lasciviousness prevailed . “Sad enough, recently I found myself laugh at one of such instances ,and quickly I Checked myself ” are you losing your mind ” I asked myself . Comical jokes and ridiculous jokes poked at scripturally awed activities!!!!!! – Jokes about casting out demons ( when fewer believers actually cast out Demons ) – Mockery about tongues ( called a communication with the Father ) – Gifts of the spirit used as comedy and to generate hilarity ( whereas fewer believers walk in the gifts ) – Ministry of angels used as comical relief .. – Judgment seat of Christ made to look like theatre too. – Most vitally, preachers of the gospels in humor mannequin for laughs and fun. The list goes on…What exactly is happening??? Have you ever seen comedians ministering in shrines and mosques ? Will any comedian visit any mosque and joke with the Quran or Hadith or about Muhammed and the muslims will take him lightly? Or will any go to aiyelala shrine and make fun of Sango ? The Yorubas say ” it’s a bastard who uses his left hand to describe his fathers house…” Christians, change your attitudes. Even if your ministers and pastors are wrong, must you follow them to do evil?
65. DO YOU KNOW YOUR BIBLE??
Bible writers …
Genesis: Moses
Exodus: Moses
Leviticus: Moses
Numbers: Moses
Deuteronomy: Moses
Joshua: Joshua
Judges: Samuel
Ruth: Samuel
1 Samuel: Samuel; Gad; Nathan
2 Samuel: Gad; Nathan
1 Kings: Jeremiah
2 Kings: Jeremiah
1 Chronicles: Ezra
2 Chronicles: Ezra
Ezra: Ezra
Nehemiah: Nehemiah
Esther: Mordecai
Job: Moses
Psalms: David and others
Proverbs: Solomon; Agur; Lemuel
Ecclesiastes: Solomon
Song of Solomon: Solomon
Isaiah: Isaiah
Jeremiah: Jeremiah
Lamentations: Jeremiah
Ezekiel: Ezekiel
Daniel: Daniel
Hosea: Hosea
Joel: Joel
Amos: Amos
Obadiah: Obadiah
Jonah: Jonah
Micah: Micah
Nahum: Nahum
Habakkuk: Habakkuk
Zephaniah: Zephaniah
Haggai: Haggai
Zechariah: Zechariah
Malachi: Malachi
Matthew: Matthew
Mark: Mark
Luke: Luke
John: Apostle John
Acts: Luke
Romans: Paul
1 Corinthians: Paul
2 Corinthians: Paul
Galatians: Paul
Ephesians: Paul
Philippians: Paul
Colossians: Paul
1 Thessalonians: Paul
2 Thessalonians: Paul
1 Timothy: Paul
2 Timothy: Paul
Titus: Paul
Philemon: Paul
Hebrews: Unknown
James: James (Jesus’ brother)
1 Peter: Peter
2 Peter: Peter
1 John: Apostle John
2 John: Apostle John
3 John: Apostle John
Jude: Jude (Jesus’ brother)
Revelation: Apostle John
BIBLE STATISTICS
Amazing Bible Facts And Statistics
Number of books in the Bible: 66
Chapters: 1,189
Verses: 31,101
Words: 783,137
Letters: 3,566,480
Number of promises given in the Bible: 1,260
Commands: 6,468
Predictions: over 8,000
Fulfilled prophecy: 3,268 verses
Unfulfilled prophecy: 3,140
Number of questions: 3,294
Longest name: Mahershalalhashbaz (Isaiah 8:1)
Longest verse: Esther 8:9 (78 words)
Shortest verse: John 11:35 (2 words: “Jesus wept”).
Middle books: Micah and Nahum
Middle chapter: Psalm 117
Shortest chapter (by number of words): Psalm 117 (by number of words)
Longest book: Psalms (150 chapters)
Shortest book (by number of words): 3 John
Longest chapter: Psalm 119 (176 verses)
Number of times the word “God” appears: 3,358
Number of times the word “Lord” appears: 7,736
Number of different authors: 40
Number of languages the Bible has been translated into: over 1,200
OLD TESTAMENT STATISTICS:
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Number of books: 39
Chapters: 929
Verses: 23,114
Words: 602,585
Letters: 2,278,100
Middle book: Proverbs
Middle chapter: Job 20
Middle verses: 2 Chronicles 20:17,18
Smallest book: Obadiah
Shortest verse: 1 Chronicles 1:25
Longest verse: Esther 8:9 (78 words)
Longest chapter: Psalms 119
NEW TESTAMENT STATISTICS:
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Number of books: 27
Chapters: 260
Verses: 7,957
Words: 180,552
Letters: 838,380
Middle book: 2 Thessalonians
Middle chapters: Romans 8, 9
Middle verse: Acts 27:17
Smallest book: 3 John
Shortest verse: John 11:35
Longest verse: Revelation 20:4 (68 words)
Longest chapter: Luke 1
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There are 8,674 different Hebrew words in the Bible, 5,624 different
Greek words, and 12,143 different English words in the King James Version.
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• Written by Approximately 40 Authors
• Written over a period of 1,600 years
• Written over 40 generations
• Written in three languages: Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic
• Written on three continents: Europe, Asia and Africa
• Written in different locations: wilderness, dungeon, palace, prison, in exile, at home
• Written by men from all occupations: kings, peasants, doctors, fishermen, tax collectors, scholars, etc.
• Written in different times: war, peace, poverty, prosperity, freedom and slavery
• Written in different moods: heights of joy to the depths of despair
• Written in harmonious agreement on a widely diverse range of subjects and doctrines
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10 Longest Books in the Bible
• Psalm – 150 chapters, 2,461 verses, 43,743 words
• Jeremiah – 52 chapters, 1,364 verses, 42,659 words
• Ezekiel – 48 chapters, 1,273 verses, 39,407 words
• Genesis – 50 chapters, 1,533 verses, 38,267 words
• Isaiah – 66 chapters, 1,292 verses, 37,044 words
• Numbers – 36 chapters, 1,288 verses, 32,902 words
• Exodus – 40 chapters, 1,213 verses, 32.602 words
• Deuteronomy – 34 chapters, 959 verses, 28,461 words
• 2 Chronicles – 36 chapters, 822 verses, 26,074 words
• Matthew – 28 chapters, 1,151 verses, 25,944 words
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10 Shortest Books in the Bible
• 3 John – 1 chapter, 14 verses, 299 words
• 2 John – 1 chapter, 13 verses, 303 words
• Philemon – 1 chapter, 25 verses, 445 words
• Jude – 1 chapter, 25 verses, 613 words
• Obadiah – 1 chapter, 21 verses, 670 words
• Titus – 3 chapters, 46 verses, 921 words
• 2 Thessalonians – 3 chapters, 47 verses, 1,042 words
• Haggai – 2 chapters, 38 verses, 1,131 words
• Nahum – 3 chapters, 47 verses, 1,285 words
• Jonah – 4 chapters, 48 verses, 1,321 words…

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