On two occasions in 1st Thessalonians, the Apostle Paul refers to those in the church as having “received the word.”  In this sermon, Brother Marty examines they ways in which we receive the word of God.  As part of this examination, the difference between the written word (the Gospel message) and the living word (Jesus Christ) is explained.   With regard to the written word (the Gospel message), we are to receive it with readiness of mind, with gladness, and with meekness.