Podcast #187: “Poison Tree” by Ghost Ship

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I’m Michelle Nezat and I hope to inspire you to discover and meditate on God’s Word through the songs you’re listening to on the radio.

Sometimes we try to dress up sin to make it acceptable, or even worse, don’t address it at all. “Poison Tree” by Ghost Ship doesn’t play that game. The song describes the poisonous and ugly nature of sin while contrasting it to the new life Christ offers. If we never inspect sin closely, we’ll keep excusing it and miss out on the fruit our lives could bear instead.

We’ll stay in Galatians this week to explore the dirty rotten truths about the works of the flesh.

On this episode I discuss:

  • Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – this week’s Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include:
    • Study a topic
    • The Color Method
    • Complete a word study
    • Make a list
    • Read Scripture out loud
  • Sin is dark
  • Our culture is NOT going to call out sin – only God’s Word can define it for us
  • We should be offended by sin
  • The warning God gave Adam and Eve – Genesis 2:15-17
  • Death spread to all through Adam’s original sin – Romans 5:12
  • Focus area for the week – Galatians 5:16-26
  • A word study on each of the works of the flesh from BibleHub.com
  • God wants to rip this deadness out and plant something new
  • We must walk in the Spirit to bear the fruit of the Spirit – Galatians 6:7-8
  • We cannot tie the fruit of the Spirit to our branches…we must BEAR fruit


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If you have never heard this song before, you can watch the recording video on YouTube below.

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This Week’s Challenge

Read Galatians again this week. Underline every reference to sin in black. Make a list of the works of the flesh found in chapter 5 and complete a word study on each using BibleHub.com. Don’t forget to pray! God will want to speak to you during this process. Make it relational, not just an academic venture.

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