Walla Walla University Good Word Broadcasts
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Good Word is an invitation. An invitation to explore biblical and theological topics presented in regularly published Bible Study guides. The Bible awaits our continued study and investigation; Good Word provides one way to approach it.
||CleanThe Habits of a Steward||Read for This Week’s Study: Eph. 5:15–17; Col. 3:23; Luke 12:35–48; James 4:14; Acts 3:21; 1 Cor. 9:24–27. Memory Text: “How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word. With my whole heart I have sought You; oh, let me not wander from Your commandments! Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You”. (Psalm 119:9–11, NKJV). This week we are invited to look at the habits that define a good steward. There are several of them to explore but before doing that, let us think about habits as ...||3/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDebt—A Daily Decision||Read for This Week’s Study: Ps. 37:21; Matt. 4:3–10; Matt. 6:33; Deut. 28:12; Prov. 13:11; Prov. 21:5; 2 Cor. 4:18. Memory Text: “Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor. Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law” (Romans 13:7, 8, NIV). The lesson this week is quite interesting as it is a journey through a goodly number of biblical passages that talk about the use - and misuse - of ...||3/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Role of Stewardship||Read for This Week’s Study: Col. 1:16–18; Heb. 4:14–16; 3 John 3; Gen. 6:13–18; Rev. 14:6–12; 1 Pet. 1:15, 16. Memory Text: “For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life” (1 Thessalonians 4:7, NIV). This week we begin our discussion and thoughts with several different passages from the Bible. At the core of the discussion is the question of what it is that lies at the center of the mandate to be stewards. Why is stewardship necessary? What provides the best mandate for Christian stewardship? What is the deepest motivation toward being a good ...||3/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOfferings of Gratitude||Read for This Week’s Study: Matt. 6:19–21; Eph. 2:8; 1 Pet. 4:10; Luke 7:37–47; 2 Cor. 8:8–15; 2 Cor. 9:6, 7. Memory Text: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16, NKJV). The lesson this week asks us to focus on another of the traits that should be found in stewards if they are to be good stewards. That trait is generosity. To make this point, the lesson begins by quoting the best-known text in all the Bible, John 3:16 – “For ...||2/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Impact of Tithing||Read for This Week’s Study: Mark 16:15; 1 Pet. 3:8, 9; 1 Cor. 9:14; Rom. 3:19–24. Memory Text: “Do you not know that those who minister the holy things eat of the things of the temple, and those who serve at the altar partake of the offerings of the altar? Even so the Lord has commanded that those who preach the gospel should live from the gospel” (1 Corinthians 9:13, 14, NKJV). Last week’s lesson talked about honesty and faithfulness, then used the idea of tithing to illustrate faithfulness. This week’s lesson picks up the tithing idea and develops it further. The ...||2/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHonesty With God||Read for This Week’s Study: Luke 16:10; Lev. 27:30; Gen. 22:1–12; Heb. 12:2; Luke 11:42; Heb. 7:2–10; Nehemiah 13. Memory Text: “ ‘But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience’ ” (Luke 8:15). The lesson this week is quite interesting in that it focuses on one characteristic that every good steward should have, honesty, particularly when it comes to honesty with God. The lesson then goes on to use the biblical teaching of tithing to illustrate the way this principle plays out ...||2/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Marks of a Steward||Read for This Week’s Study: Heb. 11:8–12; Rom. 4:13, 18–21; Matt. 6:24; Heb. 9:14; 1 John 5:2, 3; Luke 16:10–12. Memory Text: “Let a man so consider us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful” (1 Corinthians 4:1, 2, NKJV). This week the focus is going to be on the character traits that good stewards ought to show forth. Faithfulness - I Corinthians 4:2 - “Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful.” How would you describe faithfulness? How does a human develop faithfulness? ...||2/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStewards After Eden||Read for This Week’s Study: Isa. 22:14–18; 1 Cor. 4:1, 2; Col. 2:2, 3; Eph. 6:13–17; 2 Cor. 5:10. Memory Text: “On the contrary, we speak as those approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel. We are not trying to please people but God, who tests our hearts” (1 Thess. 2:4, NIV). In the story of humans as it is laid out in the Bible, Adam and Eve were the very first stewards. When they were placed in the Garden of Eden, they were given a multi-layered mandate to care for each other, and to care for the garden ...||1/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEscape From the World’s Ways||Read for This Week’s Study: Ps. 119:11; Eph. 6:18; Rom. 8:5, 6; Heb. 11:1–6; 1 Kings 3:14; Ezek. 36:26, 27. Memory Text: “Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death. . . . He who trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will flourish like foliage” (Proverbs 11:4, 28, NKJV). The lesson this week has a very interesting title – “Escape from the World’s Ways.” The meaning of the title is derived from the biblical understanding that the ways of the “world,” a term used to designate the whole of human society devoid ...||1/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGod or Mammon?||Read for This Week’s Study: Ps. 33:6–9; Matt. 19:16–22; 1 Pet. 1:18; Heb. 2:14, 15; Exod. 9:14; Ps. 50:10. Memory Text: “Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:9–11, NKJV). The lesson this week is a reflection on the age old issue of not being able to ...||1/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanI See, I Want, I Take||Read for This Week’s Study: 2 Cor. 8:1–7; Matt. 13:3–7, 22; Gen. 3:1–6; Isa. 56:11; Matt. 26:14–16; 2 Pet. 1:5–9. Memory Text: “ ‘Now he who received seed among the thorns is he who hears the word, and the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful’ ” (Matthew 13:22, NKJV). The lesson this week invites us to reflect carefully on the human penchant to obtain as many material possessions as we can, then to hoard them. The lesson is titled, “I See, I Want, I Take,” a title that reflects a very ...||1/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Influence of Materialism||Read for This Week’s Study: 1 John 2:16, 17; Luke 14:26–33; 12:15–21; Deut. 8:10–14; 1 Tim. 6:10; John 15:5; Gal. 2:20. Memory Text: “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God” (Romans 12:2, NKJV). As an initial lesson on stewardship, the lesson today focuses on the dangers of materialism, that idea and practice of linking value and success to the acquisition of various possessions. The initial text reminds those who are followers of Jesus that they are not ...||12/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChristian Living||What should Christians do when they don't agree? Having emphasized the supremacy of love in the Christian life (12:9-10; 13:8-10), Paul now begins to wrap up his letter by providing examples of how love should be manifest within the body of Christ when there are differences of opinion. It is important for us to note that Paul's counsel does not pertain to differences about the cardinal doctrines of the Christian faith (cf. Gal. 1:6-9). He is specifically concerned with disagreements that arise in the "gray" areas in the Christian life where more than one perspective is equally valid (cf. 1 ...||12/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
This is a great podcast. I really enjoy listening to your perspectives on the lessons. It is especially interesting to hear your insights after reading the associated verses and lesson. Please keep up the great work!