The Good Word

Spread the Good Word: James 1:8

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 14 September 2018. Posted in The Good Word Hits 372

Spread the Good Word: James 1:8

In the coming weeks on Good Word Friday, we're going to feature four scriptures from each of the books of James. Today, we plucked this one from the first chapter, and it reminds us of the consequences that come with being double minded.

What does it mean to be double minded? Merriam-Webster says that it means "wavering in mind, undecided, vacillating." 

Spread the Good Word: Proverbs 25_28

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 07 September 2018. Posted in The Good Word Hits 407

Spread the Good Word: Proverbs 25_28

Today's Good Word is another great memory verse from the book of Proverbs! (Not a bad one for that unruly and rambunctious Sunday school class, huh? Kidding!)

This verse makes a great word picture. First, it introduces the subject of the simile: a person who has no rule over his own spirit. What does that mean?

Spread the Good Word: Proverbs 21:13

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 31 August 2018. Posted in The Good Word Hits 470

Spread the Good Word: Proverbs 21:13

Today's Good Word from the book of Proverbs supports charitable giving to the poor. (It makes a great memory verse!)

As Christians, we have a responsibility to see to the needs of the poor in our communities and around the world. Some branches of the church have clothing and food giveaways for locals in need. Many of you out there support the good work of shelters, food banks, and international relief organizations.  

Spread the Good Word: Proverbs 18:10

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 24 August 2018. Posted in The Good Word Hits 442

Spread the Good Word: Proverbs 18:10

Today's Good Word from Proverbs tells us that the Lord's name is a strong tower where we can run and be safe. 

That sounds great. But what does it really mean?

Spread the Good Word: Proverbs 13:11

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 17 August 2018. Posted in The Good Word Hits 154

Spread the Good Word: Proverbs 13:11

Today's Good Word is another pearl of wisdom from Proverbs. 

What is wealth gotten by vanity?

Well, as followers of Christ, we believe that we earn a living by doing honest work. If we try to obtain wealth by any other means, then that's probably vanity. Any kind of get-rich-quick scheme constitutes vanity, as well as any type of dishonest work.

Spread the Good Word: Proverbs 1:7

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 10 August 2018. Posted in The Good Word Hits 786

Spread the Good Word: Proverbs 1:7

Over the next few weeks, we're going to focus our Good Word Fridays on the book of Proverbs. If you want words to live by, then Proverbs is a great place to go looking. 

So, we're starting with a simple verse from the first chapter. Have you noticed that the phrase "the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge/wisdom" is repeated again and again in Proverbs? Must be important to keep showing up like that.

What do these words mean?

Spread the Good Word: Philippians 4:13

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 03 August 2018. Posted in The Good Word Hits 622

Spread the Good Word: Philippians 4:13

Today's Good Word is one of the most famous and quoted verses in the Bible. At GMBA Camp, one of the days was devoted to discovering what true strength is.

Spread the Good Word: Philippians 4:7

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 27 July 2018. Posted in The Good Word Hits 708

Spread the Good Word: Philippians 4:7

"I shouldn't be OK, but I'm OK."

Have you ever heard someone who is going through a trial say this? Maybe they're facing a scary health issue, a job loss, financial crisis, or family troubles. The circumstances aren't good, yet the person isn't totally dejected and downtrodden. 

The person is probably experiencing the peace of God that passes understanding. 

Spread the Good Word: Philippians 4:4

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 13 July 2018. Posted in The Good Word Hits 509

Spread the Good Word: Philippians 4:4

For those of you who are traveling to sunny California this weekend for GMBA Campout, chances are pretty good that you're rejoicing in the Lord right now — in anticipation of spending one whole glorious week thinking about spiritual things, praising God, learning more about scripture, and singing your heart out. 

Spread the Good Word: Galatians 5:1

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 06 July 2018. Posted in The Good Word Hits 512

Spread the Good Word: Galatians 5:1

Today's Good Word is always a good word to hear around the Fourth of July when concepts like independence and liberty are top of mind. 

It's very worthwhile to remember the hows and whys of American independence. It's even more worthwhile to remember the hows and whys of our own spiritual freedom from sin and eternal misery.

Spread the Good Word: Galatians 3:1

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 29 June 2018. Posted in The Good Word Hits 462

Spread the Good Word: Galatians 3:1

Today's Good Word asks a very, very good question. "Who has bewitched you?"

Interestingly, some synonyms of "bewitch" don't actually sound that bad: enchant, entrance, captivate, charm, beguile, fascinate, enthrall. These words don't sound scary or troubling.

Sometimes it's the "pretty" things that trick us into believing that the truth is ugly. Today's scripture warns against anything that leads us away from obeying the truth. 

Spread the Good Word: Proverbs 12:19

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 22 June 2018. Posted in The Good Word Hits 560

Spread the Good Word: Proverbs 12:19

Today's Good Word is a pearl of wisdom from Proverbs. It reminds us that the truth and a lie don't have a similar lifespan.

The truth stands firm, holds up to scrutiny, and always works when put into practice. 

Spread the Good Word: 1 Corinthians 4:15

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 15 June 2018. Posted in The Good Word Hits 602

Spread the Good Word: 1 Corinthians 4:15

In honor of Father's Day this weekend, we're sharing 1 Corinthians 4:15, in which the Apostle Paul draws a distinction between instructors and fathers.

An instructor is someone who teaches something. A father is an instructor, but he is also so much more. 

Spread the Good Word: Isaiah 11:9

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 08 June 2018. Posted in The Good Word Hits 949

Spread the Good Word: Isaiah 11:9

We hope that today's Good Word encourages you to look forward to a time of peace. This will be a time when we won't worry about anything hurting or destroying us, a time when every person on earth will know the Lord. 

Spread the Good Word: Proverbs 23:23

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 01 June 2018. Posted in The Good Word Hits 625

Spread the Good Word: Proverbs 23:23

Today's Good Word suggests an interesting question — how do we "buy" truth? Take a second to think about how you might respond.

The word "buy" means to "obtain in exchange for payment." If the objective is to acquire truth, then what must we give (or pay) for it? Here are some ideas: 

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