'Message' in the Bible
So those who accepted his message were baptized, and that day about 3,000 people were added to them.
But many of those who heard the message believed, and the number of the men came to about 5,000.
And now, Lord, consider their threats, and grant that Your slaves may speak Your message with complete boldness,
When they had prayed, the place where they were assembled was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak God's message with boldness.
"Go, stand in the Temple, and keep on telling the people the whole message about this life they can have."
So the Twelve called together the general body of the disciples and said, "It does not seem fitting that we Apostles should neglect the delivery of God's Message and minister at tables.
But, as for us, we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the delivery of the Message."
And the message of God kept on spreading, and the number of disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem; and [besides] a large number of the priests were obedient to the faith [in Jesus as the Messiah, through Whom is obtained eternal salvation in the kingdom of God].
So Joseph sent a message and invited his father Jacob and all his relatives to come, seventy-five people in all.
So those who were scattered went on their way proclaiming the message of good news.
The crowds, hearing his message and seeing the signs that he was doing, paid close attention to what was said by Philip.
When the apostles who were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had welcomed God's message, they sent Peter and John to them.
Then, after they had testified and spoken the message of the Lord, they traveled back to Jerusalem, evangelizing many villages of the Samaritans.
They said, "Cornelius, a centurion, an upright and God-fearing man, who has a good reputation with the whole Jewish nation, was divinely directed by a holy angel to call you to his house and to hear a message from you."
He sent the message to the sons of Israel, proclaiming the good news of peace through Jesus Christ-He is Lord of all.
The [same] message which was proclaimed throughout all Judea, starting from Galilee after the baptism preached by John -- "
While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit came down on all those who heard the message.
The apostles and the brothers who were throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles had welcomed God's message also.
who will speak a message to you by which you and your entire household will be saved.'
Those who had been scattered as a result of the persecution that started because of Stephen made their way as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch, speaking the message to no one except Jews.
Then God's message flourished and multiplied.
Arriving in Salamis, they proclaimed God's message in the Jewish synagogues. They also had John as their assistant.
He was with the proconsul, Sergius Paulus, an intelligent man. This man summoned Barnabas and Saul and desired to hear God's message.
After the reading of the Law and the Prophets, the leaders of the synagogue sent [word] to them, saying, "Brothers, if you have any message of encouragement for the people, you can speak."
"Brothers, sons of Abraham's race, and those among you who fear God, the message of this salvation has been sent to us.
The following Sabbath almost the whole town assembled to hear the message of the Lord.
Then Paul and Barnabas boldly said: "It was necessary that God's message be spoken to you first. But since you reject it, and consider yourselves unworthy of eternal life, we now turn to the Gentiles!
When the Gentiles heard this, they rejoiced and glorified the message of the Lord, and all who had been appointed to eternal life believed.
So the message of the Lord spread through the whole region.
But the unbelieving Jews [who rejected their message] aroused the Gentiles and embittered their minds against the brethren.
So they stayed there for some time and spoke boldly, in reliance on the Lord, who testified to the message of His grace by granting that signs and wonders be performed through them.
After they spoke the message in Perga, they went down to Attalia.
After there had been much debate, Peter stood up and said to them: "Brothers, you are aware that in the early days God made a choice among you, that by my mouth the Gentiles would hear the gospel message and believe.
So we have sent Judas and Silas, who themselves will bring you the same message by word of mouth.
Both Judas and Silas, who were also prophets themselves, encouraged the brothers and strengthened them with a long message.
But Paul and Barnabas, along with many others, remained in Antioch teaching and proclaiming the message of the Lord.
After some time had passed, Paul said to Barnabas, "Let's go back and visit the brothers in every town where we have preached the message of the Lord, and see how they're doing."
They went through the region of Phrygia and Galatia and were prevented by the Holy Spirit from speaking the message in the province of Asia.
Then they spoke the message of the Lord to him along with everyone in his house.
The police reported this message to the magistrates, and they were frightened when they heard that the prisoners were Roman citizens;
The people here were more open-minded than those in Thessalonica, since they welcomed the message with eagerness and examined the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.
But when the Jews from Thessalonica found out that God's message had been proclaimed by Paul at Beroea, they came there too, agitating and disturbing the crowds.
Those who were caring for Paul's safety went with him as far as Athens, and then left him, taking a message from him to Silas and Timothy, asking them to join him as speedily as possible.
When Silas and Timothy came down from Macedonia, Paul was occupied with preaching the message and solemnly testified to the Jews that the Messiah is Jesus.
So Paul remained in Corinth for a year and six months, teaching among them the Message of God.
This went on for two years, so that all the inhabitants of the province of Asia, Jews as well as Greeks, heard the Lord's Message.
In this way the Lord's message flourished and prevailed.
Even some officials of the province of Asia who were his friends sent him a message urging him not to risk his life in the theater.
On the first day of the week, we assembled to break bread. Paul spoke to them, and since he was about to depart the next day, he extended his message until midnight.
From Miletus he sent a message to Ephesus, telling the elders of the church to come to him.
"And now I commit you to God and to the message of His grace, which is able to build you up and to give you an inheritance among all who are sanctified.
And he said, The God of our forefathers has destined and appointed you to come progressively to know His will [to perceive, to recognize more strongly and clearly, and to become better and more intimately acquainted with His will], and to see the Righteous One (Jesus Christ, the Messiah), and to hear a voice from His [own] mouth and a message from His [own] lips;
since the Christ was to be a suffering Christ, and by coming back from the dead was then to be the first to proclaim a message of light both to the Jewish people and to the Gentiles."
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