Profound Common Sense!

There are purists that get mad at me when I use THE MESSAGE version of the Bible in my preaching.  These are people that are so bent on defending a version of the Bible that they forget the essence of the Bible.  Today , I read an epistle in The Message that reminded me why I love the way it reads.  Now don’t get me wrong….I’ve read a lot of The Message and what happens for me is I got to get through 6 silly paraphrases before I get to the “knock out of the park” one. And I’m willing to read through silly to get to profound.  Today I got to one those home run passages.

 

It stood out to me because it’s about communicating the Word of God.  It was Paul’s prayer and desire on how to communicate this incredible message.

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15 Great Quotes on Preaching for you to Copy and Paste

Just copy and paste these quotes  into your files

These are worth reading, filing, and revisiting….

 

Have at them and stop where they cut ….ponder and allow the words to sink deep.

The quotes are poignant, sobering and truth.

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WE LOST THE BIBLE IN THE CHURCH

 

Those words may sound funny but I think this is happening today.

Something similar happened thousands of years ago in II Kings 22.  When Josiah became king he wanted the temple to be repaired. He was a reformer king, a revival king; and while they were fixing up the temple they found God’s Word which had been lost in His house.

 

“I HAVE FOUND THE BOOK OF THE LAW IN THE HOUSE OF THE LORD” II Kings 22:8

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