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Bible Week – Day 6 – The Bible and the World

Daily Passage

We always give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you. For we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of your love for all God’s people. When the true message, the Good News, first came to you, you heard about the hope it offers. So your faith and love are based on what you hope for, which is kept safe for you in heaven. The gospel keeps bringing blessings and is spreading throughout the world, just as it has among you ever since the day you first heard about the grace of God and came to know it as it really is. (Colossians 1:3-6 GNB)

Teaching

We could break down the process of spreading the Good News of Jesus through the Bible into four stages: translation, publication, distribution, and engagement – which are the four aspects of CBS’ work.

The Bible was written in Hebrew, Greek, and a little bit of Aramaic. Since the very beginning, Christians have translated the Scriptures into other languages to help others encounter the life-giving message.

Once translated, that text needs to be published, in print and electronically, and then distributed all over the world to people who need it. None of that would matter, though, if people were not engaging with the text – not only reading Scripture but also applying it to their lives.

Examination

Which of these aspects of CBS’ work do you tend to get the most excited about? Are there any that you didn’t even consider would be necessary?

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Follow along with the 2014 Bible Week Blog

Day 1 – Bible Engagement in Canada

Day 2 – The Daily Scriptures

Day 3 – The Bible for All People

Day 4 – God Bless our Children

Day 5 – Technology and the Bible

Day 6 – The Bible and the World

Day 7 – The Bible and the Church

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