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.