The Good News

Discussion of the Best News in the World, the Gospel of Jesus, and related topics

Tag Archives: New Testament

Only The Word of God Can do this?

Sometimes 1 pictures is worth 1000 words. This is one of those pictures.

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What does this picture do for you?  Are you sensing Jesus through His Word embracing you as this?  Do you want to experience Jesus this way?

I am spending this year, 2013, diving into the Word of God and longing through this experience to sense His work in my heart and life.  This has been extreme pleasure and joy.  Feel free to comment.

Other blogs you may find interesting:

Names, Titles and Characters of Jesus Christ

Imprisoned in Iran and Lived to Tell About It

This is Discipleship

Here we have much food for thought regarding the making of disciples. Please take this to heart, reflect on the impact to you and your domain.

Lectio Divina

Lectio Divina (Sacred Reading)

Lectio Divina is a method of slowing down and allowing the Holy Spirit to lead your reading of the Word. Read as if you have a love letter in your hand–you do! Allow the words which are weighty and meaningful to you now to sink into your soul, to feed your soul. Read each sentence thoughtfully and slowly. Be expectant. Expect God to address you with a personal message just for you, for your day. This has happened to me time and time again. Think: “what are you saying to me now?” Before you begin, pause, reflect on the goodness of God, and pray for this time with Him. Read more of this post

Ephesians One

I stepped to the side of my bed and picked up notes from a Sunday School class. I was searching. Vaguely I knew I wanted to get in the Word but I didn’t know where. The notes came from a friend of mine who taught the class and my eyes moved over to the references: “Ephesians 1.” That caught my eye.

I turned there in my Bible and the rest is history. I stayed in Ephesians 1 for a long season. I love that chapter. I found joy, love, grace, holiness, mercy, laughter, sorrow, bliss, and worship there. The words of what I call the proclamation, 1:3-14, still echo in my soul today. These verses remind me who I am and what Jesus, the Christ, has done in my behalf. Read more of this post

How to Read The Bible

Perspectives on the Bible

Reading the Bible is a good thing.



I love the Book!!!

Spending every single day in the Bible has changed the way Brian Hardin lives, the way he treats his wife and children. Staying in the Word constantly has given Brian a great passion for the Bible.

I don’t know Brian Hardin so I can’t endorse him as a person but he has it right here and I am with Him! I want to go deeper into the heart of God and the way in is the living Word He left allowing us to see His heart.

God bless you in your adventure with Him. The value of the themes of The Lord of the Rings trailer are hidden for us on God’s Word. Getting in and digging out what God wants to say to you is the way to make His themes in your life come alive. Dig in today. Go for it!!

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You Were Chosen (LR)

You were created by the God of the universe and you were chosen. How does that make you feel? For many years it made me feel special, so special, in fact, that I developed pride that I was chosen by God to bear His Name.

That’s not the correct response, but being chosen by the Creator of the Universe is weighty. It becomes reality to us in many ways.

Let’s think about what the backdrop is–for us to have been chosen by the Creator of the Universe.

We can look at a point when the Universe did not exist. I know that is hard to imagine but because the Word of God is eternal, it hints of what was there before the Universe was. We learn from John 1 that there was God in plurality. Many people label our God, a Trinity. Our God is the great Three in One.

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Beautiful, beautiful–you are!

…in Christ Jesus!
Francesca Battistelli – Beautiful, Beautiful

What is the church?

Called:  The Glory of Plodding by Kevin DeYoung

It’s sexy among young people — my generation — to talk about ditching institutional religion and starting a revolution of real Christ-followers living in real community without the confines of church. Besides being unbiblical, such notions of churchless Christianity are unrealistic. It’s immaturity actually, like the newly engaged couple who think romance preserves the marriage, when the couple celebrating their golden anniversary know it’s the institution of marriage that preserves the romance. Without the God-given habit of corporate worship and the God-given mandate of corporate accountability, we will not prove faithful over the long haul.

What we need are fewer revolutionaries and a few more plodding visionaries. That’s my dream for the church — a multitude of faithful, risktaking plodders. The best churches are full of gospel-saturated people holding tenaciously to a vision of godly obedience and God’s glory, and pursuing that godliness and glory with relentless, often unnoticed, plodding consistency.
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Going back in Time on Hilton Head Island

We are on our, what has become biannual, trek to Hilton Head Island. Today we were off the the Sea Pines Forest Preserve and man did we see lots of animals and birds. We’ve seen racoons, deer, alligators, butterflies, crows, moorhens, great egrets, the osprey, eagles, hawks, black and white warblers, cat birds, dragon flies, and herons of all varieties. We went out to Pinkney Island and had a special treat. We observed Summer and Scarlet Tanagers.

Yellow-Crowned Night Heron

Yellow-Crowned Night Heron

But we also saw something else that captured my interest and took me back a couple of thousand years.

Have you ever known of shell rings? We saw a larger shell ring in the Forest Preserve than the one I show below shot at the Costal Discovery Museum.

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