Document storage jar and a first century document  
the parable of the The Messiah Scrolls

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Apostolic authority in
the 21st century

(with a review by
Tom Krattenmaker)

Notes and tweets
from the 2014
Justice Conference

The transformative
rule of Christ

An invitation to
Millennial Christians and
unaffiliated young people

Authors, agents,
and publishers...

The Messiah Scrolls
as Digital Literature

Note to my friends

How can we know God?
Through the Holy Spirit!

The Gospel in Christ Culture:
how resemblance and
stereotypes endanger
100% Christian community

Christ Culture and
Civil Community

Table of Contents

About the Authors

About the Parable
...if you’re Christian
...if you’re not Christian
...if you prefer not to state
...and Second Life

Project Strategy & Goals

Complete preview
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  • An online web-book about the origins of the first Christian community
  • Be present with the Apostles as the New Testament was written and compiled
  • Witness the community building power of the Holy Spirit
  • Readable from any browser (iOS, Android, PCs) with pop-up references
  • Includes tools for annotation, preparing for hard copy delivery in 2016
  • Follow @messiahscrolls on Twitter for the latest news, or visit our Facebook page to share your comments
  (access to the entire novel is FREE but registration is required)

To read the novel online, you must provide a confirmed e-mail address and choose a password. Once you log in, you can click either of the buttons on this page to resume reading where you left off. Premium members who have already purchased the online novel will also be receiving a free copy of the hard copy version with annotations. Again, many thanks to everyone who has supported my twelve year research project on the first Christian Community.

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  • Read Chapter Three which shows a glimpse of young John, the future apostle, and his best friend, later Paul's scribe, at rabbinical school (no registration required, so displays without popup definitions)

With gratitude,



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