But, to repeat: It should never be used as your primary Bible, since it is not a translation of the Bible but rather a free paraphrase of the Bible. And whenever I see people carrying The Message into church services, I groan, since I assume that, for those people, it is their Bible. The messages found in God's book of Revelation contain vital information about seven churches that did, and in the End Time will, exist. Each message to each of the churches ends with the same admonition from Jesus Christ. The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy of Scripture. Since the text and audio content provided by BLB represent a range of evangelical traditions, all of the ideas and principles conveyed in the resource materials are not. The Book of Revelation addresses seven letters to seven churches in Asia Minor (modern-day Turkey) (Revelation ). Each letter, as proclaimed by Jesus and recorded by John the Apostle, declares the triumphs and failings of the recipient churches and warns each congregation to repent. The advice in these letters is prophetic, forewarning present-day Christian communities of the .
What is the central message of the church (and your class)? I work full time promoting church growth in a world where church growth is a multi-million dollar industry and the church is not growing. Millions are spend every year on books, CDs, conferences, DVDs, web pages, research and consulting and the church is not growing. The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition by Eugene Peterson can awaken us anew to the power and beauty of the Scriptures. It is a translation of the complete Bible, including the Deuterocanonical books, into contemporary language that feels as if it were written especially for and to us s: The newest volume in the Bible Speaks Today Bible Themes Series, The Message of the Church offers an encouraging exposition on the church's mission and nature from select Old Testament and New Testament texts. Chris Green helps us see that the church has a message, it is the result of that message, and that the church itself is a message. Churches and their pastors and leaders need to hear what the Bible says about who they are and what they are to Green takes 'the message of the church' to mean three things. First, the church has a message, which is that God has saved his people through Christ. Second, the church is the created and saved result of that message.
The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language was created by Eugene H. Peterson and published in segments from to It is a non literal translation, tending towards paraphrase, of the original languages of the Bible. SOURCE: The Message (Bible) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Here's John in the MSG Bible. The Message text may be quoted in any form (written, visual, electronic, or audio), up to and inclusive of five hundred () verses, without express written permission of the publisher, NavPress Publishing Group, providing the verses quoted do not amount to a complete book of the Bible and do not account for twenty-five percent (25%) or more. The seven churches are the primary focus of the first three chapters of Revelation. They are represented by seven golden lampstands, and the seven angels – or messengers – of the churches, represented by seven stars in the right hand of Jesus. These churches are located in Asia, modern Turkey, some believe they represent seven church ages, while others argue they represent seven church. The Church's Bible series brings this rich classical tradition of biblical interpretation to life once again. Compiled, translated, and edited by leading scholars, these volumes draw extensively from early and medieval commentators, illuminating Holy Scripture as it was understood during the first millennium of Christian history.