Friday, January 2, 2009

The Gospel (Message) is simple

1 Corinthians 2
1-2 You'll remember, friends, that when I first came to you to let you in on God's master stroke, I didn't try to impress you with polished speeches and the latest philosophy. I deliberately kept it plain and simple: first Jesus and who he is; then Jesus and what he did—Jesus crucified.


1 Corinthians 1 (The Message)

17 God didn't send me out to collect a following for myself, but to preach the Message of what he has done, collecting a following for him. And he didn't send me to do it with a lot of fancy rhetoric of my own, lest the powerful action at the center—Christ on the Cross—be trivialized into mere words.

The good news is that the gospel is meant to be simple for anyone to embrace and it always point to Jesus. That's why God can use the "nobodies" of this world to confound the wise.

2 comments:

  1. Hi Caje,

    Do you mind to review the version of bible you are using? It's easy to understand and a very interesting version...

    Blessing!

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  2. Hi Alan

    I got a copy as The Message (Numbered Edition)-The Bible in Contemporary Language : Eugene H. Peterson; it is also on line at http://www.biblegateway.com

    Cheers


    Rejoice

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