The Good Word

Spread the Good Word: 2 Corinthians 5:17

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 04 January 2019. Posted in The Good Word Hits 424

Spread the Good Word: 2 Corinthians 5:17

What a Good Word for the New Year! Do you have any "old things" that you'd like to put behind you in 2019? Got any bad habits, unwise behaviors, or wayward thought patterns that you wish would just "pass away"?

In Christ, it can become reality.

Spread the Good Word: Galatians 4:4-5

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 28 December 2018. Posted in The Good Word Hits 410

Spread the Good Word: Galatians 4:4-5

Today's Good Word reminds us of why Jesus Christ came into the world. He came not as the greatest of many but as the least of these. He came not with immortal immunity but with all the frailty of human form. He came keeping the law, not disdaining it. In short, he came as one of us.

Because He lived the perfect life that none of us could've ever (or can ever) live, His blood was a worthy sacrifice to wash away the sins of the world, past, present, and future.

Spread the Good Word: 3 Nephi 1:3

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 21 December 2018. Posted in The Good Word Hits 467

Spread the Good Word: 3 Nephi 1:3

Christmas Day is approaching, and, if you have children in the house, chances are good that they're getting pretty excited. After all, "Looking forward to things is half the pleasure of them," or so says Anne Shirley of Green Gables.

As we grow up, the anticipation of Christmas Day grows less and less magical. Some of us have even grown so weary that we've got our head down, and it's tough to drum up any good cheer. Today's Good Word says, "Lift up your head and be of good cheer." But it's not for gifts or good food. It's not even for spending time with family and friends.

Spread the Good Word: Titus 3:5

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 14 December 2018. Posted in The Good Word Hits 945

Spread the Good Word: Titus 3:5

As we continue to prepare for the celebrations surrounding Christmas Day, it's appropriate to remember why Christ came in the first place. Today's Good Word tells us that we were not saved by our own righteous works but instead by God's mercy.

No matter how many good deeds we do, we also commit sin. Good works cannot wash away sin or pay the price for it. Under the Law of Moses, a blood sacrifice was required to forgive sin (not a penance of good deeds).

Spread the Good Word: Psalm 92:1

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 07 December 2018. Posted in The Good Word Hits 1068

Spread the Good Word: Psalm 92:1

The next time you're thinking of staying home from Church on Sunday, remember today's Good Word. It reminds us that thanking God and praising Him with song is a great way to spend our time.

The next time you're thinking of taking credit for something that the Lord has done, remember today's Good Word. It reminds us that thanking God rather than singing our own praises is the best way to go.

Spread the Good Word: 1 Corinthians 15:57

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 30 November 2018. Posted in The Good Word Hits 380

Spread the Good Word: 1 Corinthians 15:57

Are you in need of a victory today? Many of us have ongoing challenges and troubles that dampen our spirits and burden our minds. You may feel like you're in a perpetual boxing match with life's problems, and after a while, you're too bruised and beaten to keep fighting.

If you're all battled out today, we pray that this Good Word directs you to the only one who can overcome what you're facing. Our Lord Jesus Christ holds the key to victory. In the context of this verse, we understand "victory" to mean victory over spiritual death and the hope of spiritual life eternal in God's Son.

Spread the Good Word: Alma 34:38

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 23 November 2018. Posted in The Good Word Hits 385

Spread the Good Word: Alma 34:38

We hope that yesterday you enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with those closest to you. Chances are good that, at some point, you reflected on all the things you're thankful for in life. Chances are good that those reflections made you feel happy and content.

Do you need more of that happiness and contentment every day of the year and not just on Thanksgiving? If you do, then try to "live in thanksgiving daily" as today's Good Word encourages us to do.

Spread the Good Word: 1 Chronicles 29:13

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 16 November 2018. Posted in The Good Word Hits 422

Spread the Good Word: 1 Chronicles 29:13

Have you ever thanked someone from The Church for something? Many times, instead of saying, "You're welcome" or "My pleasure," the person says, "Thank God." That's because we sometimes can't in good conscience accept thanks when we know we are not the ones who did the real work or inspired the work in the first place — it was God. We then direct the person's gratitude to one who is worthy of it.

Spread the Good Word: Psalm 69:30

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 09 November 2018. Posted in The Good Word Hits 395

Spread the Good Word: Psalm 69:30

Today, let's thank God for the gift of music! Praising God with a song is one of the most joyful ways to express our thanks. Whether we sing with all the breath our lungs can hold or we hum quietly to ourselves, whether we approach it with laughter or solemnity, whether we possess great skill or none at all, music can often express what our mouths otherwise would not or could not utter.

Spread the Good Word: Omni 1:26

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 02 November 2018. Posted in The Good Word Hits 488

Spread the Good Word: Omni 1:26

Today's Good Word reminds us of what God requires of us when we come to Him — our whole soul. The scriptures are clear about half-hearted, hypocritical religion, and it's not pretty. God wants it all, not just a part. He wants to be the center sun, not an orbiting star.

Enduring to the end (a phrase also invoked in today's Good Word) is often the process whereby we gradually give more and more of ourselves over to God. It's an exercise in continually submitting to God's authority again and again. Thankfully, He is merciful and patient with us as we figure out just how much of us He really wants!

Spread the Good Word: Mosiah 3:19

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 26 October 2018. Posted in The Good Word Hits 403

Spread the Good Word: Mosiah 3:19

In our culture, we love the word "natural." Put that on any packaged good, and go with some type of green color scheme, and people like me will buy it. (Sister Michelle here.)

We want things "created by nature" not humans, and we Christians often equate that with "created by God." So, natural is good.

Originally, it was good. Remember all the things that God called "good" while He was creating the world? He even called humans "very good." So…what happened? Today's Good word says that the natural man is an enemy to God. How did "natural" all of a sudden become sinful?

Spread the Good Word: Helaman 5:12

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 19 October 2018. Posted in The Good Word Hits 441

Spread the Good Word: Helaman 5:12

Today's Good Word makes us ask the question, "What's your foundation made of?"

This verse tell us that the foundation of life should be the rock of Christ — His salvation and grace, His Word, His commandments, His example.

Spread the Good Word: 2 Nephi 25:26

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 12 October 2018. Posted in The Good Word Hits 515

Spread the Good Word: 2 Nephi 25:26

Today's Good Word reminds us of how Christ should be central to our lives.

When we get together with others, do we talk about the Lord? Does He come into play during casual discussions — or even when we're grappling with weightier matters? Or does His name never quite make it out of our mouth?

What are we rejoicing over most in life? Is it Jesus, or something else? Are we experiencing deep joy, or are we satisfied with passing happiness?

Spread the Good Word: James 4:7

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 05 October 2018. Posted in The Good Word Hits 500

Spread the Good Word: James 4:7

Today is our final Good Word Friday from the book of James. In chapter four, James gives us an important key to spiritual growth and maturity. In order to grow in God, we must submit ourselves to Him and resist the devil. 

Spread the Good Word: James 3:17

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 28 September 2018. Posted in The Good Word Hits 485

Spread the Good Word: James 3:17

Today's Good Word is from the third chapter of James, and it describes God's holy wisdom.

We sometimes think that in order to be wise we have to also become somewhat jaded and hardened to life's dark side. But this verse reminds us that God's wisdom is pure, peaceful, gentle, submissive, merciful, and fruitful. It's a budding branch, not a withered vine. 

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