Date: January 17, 1999

Series: The God You're Looking for...

Speaker: Steve Hixon

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The God You're Looking for ... is Good
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The God You're Looking for...
...is Good



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As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him. “Good teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” “Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good Ė except God alone.” - Mark 10


The Problem of Pain
“Why then did you bring me out of the womb? I wish I had died...” - Job 10


The Question of Goodness
“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father...” - James 1

“Our questioning of Godís goodness arises from an imperfect idea of goodness. Instead of allowing the Bible to mold our notion of goodness, we let our false standard of goodness become a standard whereby to criticize the Bible. In doing so we lose something of the awe and fear of the Lord which is the beginning of true wisdom and worship, and which is the necessary prelude to a realization of the depths of Godís love.” - John Wenham, The Goodness of God


The Fallen World
“there is no one who understands, no one who seeks God ... there is no one who does good, not even one.” - Romans 3


The Bigger Picture
“You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.” - Genesis 50

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him...” - Romans 8


The Goodness of God
“I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.” - Psalm 27


“Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.”



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