26-29 This mystery has been kept in the dark for a long time, but now it’s out in the open. God wanted everyone, not just Jews, to know this rich and glorious secret inside and out, regardless of their background, regardless of their religious standing. The mystery in a nutshell is just this: Christ is in you, so therefore you can look forward to sharing in God’s glory. It’s that simple. That is the substance of our Message. We preach Christ, warning people not to add to the Message. We teach in a spirit of profound common sense so that we can bring each person to maturity. To be mature is to be basic. Christ! No more, no less. That’s what I’m working so hard at day after day, year after year, doing my best with the energy God so generously gives me.

Read full chapter

Bible Gateway Recommends

The Message Gift and Award Bible, Imitation Leather, Coral
The Message Gift and Award Bible, Imitation Leather, Coral
Retail: $7.99
Our Price: $6.49
Save: $1.50 (19%)
2.5 of 5.0 stars
The Message Large-Print Devotional Bible, hardcover
The Message Large-Print Devotional Bible, hardcover
Retail: $39.99
Our Price: $29.99
Save: $10.00 (25%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars
The Message, Large Print, Brown Trio Leather-Look
The Message, Large Print, Brown Trio Leather-Look
Retail: $64.99
Our Price: $40.99
Save: $24.00 (37%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars
The Message Outreach Edition, Large-Print, softcover
The Message Outreach Edition, Large-Print, softcover
Retail: $9.99
Our Price: $5.00
Save: $4.99 (50%)
4.0 of 5.0 stars