[House Church Talk] Some verses to think about...

Scott Dowlen scottdowlen at cox.net
Thu Jan 1 12:07:18 EST 2004

Hi, Mike and Bob!

I agree completely.  I like the Message for its way of putting things in
common language with real feeling. But you are right, I wouldn't use it as
the foundational tool to fully understand the scripture.  I like the fact
that many printings of The Message don't put in the verse numbers, you just
get a nice flow and the meaning seems to come through loud and clear.  It
makes the Proverbs (and everything else) really down-to-earth for those who
don't speak old KJ English.

If you want to get a copy (for free!!!), it is one of the translations
available on e-sword.  Visit www.e-sword.net and download the main e-sword
setup which includes the KJV, then go to the translations page and have a
field day getting all the other versions.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: house church talk-bounces at housechurch.org
> [mailto:house church talk-bounces at housechurch.org]On Behalf Of Mike Sangrey
> Sent: Thursday, 01 January, 2004 10:32 AM
> To: House Church Talk
> Subject: Re: [house church talk] Some verses to think about...
> Hope I'm not sticking my e-foot in where it doesn't belong, but...
> It's The Message, done by Eugene Peterson.  If you want to do word
> studies, The Message is NOT the one to use.  However, if you want to
> catch the emotion, the aura, the intensity of the original,
> then it gets
> quite close.  It is not to be used for sitting around a table and
> discussing a particular clause.  However, if you want to sit
> back in the
> easy chair and read Luke or Acts through from beginning to
> end, then The
> Message will grab you and you'll think, "whoa, so THAT'S what Luke was
> saying."
> Hope that helps in some small way.
> On Wed, 2003-12-31 at 17:08, Robert L. Moseley wrote:
> > Scott, what version of the Scripture did you use for this
> post???  I am not
> > familiar with it at all!
> >
> > Bob Moseley, from the hills of Texas
> >
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Scott Dowlen" <scottdowlen at cox.net>
> > To: "'House Church Talk'" <house church talk at housechurch.org>
> > Sent: Wednesday, December 31, 2003 2:21 PM
> > Subject: [house church talk] Some verses to think about...
> >
> >
> > >
> > > I especially like the part that says "His love has the
> first and last word
> > > in everything we do."
> > >
> > > Here is the whole passage:
> > >
> > > 2 Corinthians 5:10-21 MSG
> > > (10)  Sooner or later we'll all have to face God,
> regardless of our
> <<<snip>>>

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