Goodness: More Than A Nice Thought by Larry Wynn

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GOODNESS: MORE THAN A NICE THOUGHT
II CORINTHIANS 8: 1-6
OCTOBER 4, 1998 A.M.
SERIES: A GOOD ATTITUDE
Larry Wynn
SUBJECT: GOODNESS

I. INTRODUCTION

A. THINK BACK OVER YOUR WEEK.

1. HOW MANY GOOD THINGS CAN YOU
RECALL SOMEONE DOING? MAYBE
YOU READ ABOUT THEM, HEARD
ABOUT THEM, OR PERSONALLY SAW
THEM HAPPEN.

2. HOW ABOUT IN YOUR LIFE? WHAT
ARE SOME OF THE GOOD THINGS
SOMEONE DID FOR YOU THIS WEEK?

B. WE HAVE BEEN STUDYING THE FRUIT OF
THE SPIRIT AS RECORDED IN GALATIANS
5.

1. THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT IS THE
RESULT OF A LIFE SUBMITTED TO
AND CONTROLLED BY CHRIST.

2. THE 9 CHARACTERISTICS LISTED IN
GALATIANS 5: 22,23 COME ABOUT AS
AN OVERFLOW OF CHRIST’S WORK
IN OUR LIVES.

C. TODAY’S FOCUS IS ON GOODNESS.

1. THIS IS A SPECIAL WORD.


2. IT MEANS MORE THAN “A
MELLOWING OF CHARACTER.”

3. IT IS “CHARACTER ENERGIZED
EXPRESSING ITSELF IN ACTIVE
GOOD.”

D. WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT “HAVING
A GOOD ATTITUDE IN A BAD ATTITUDE
WORLD.”

1. A GOOD ATTITUDE SHOULD BE
TRANSLATED INTO GOOD ACTIONS.

2. THE WAY WE VIEW THINGS WILL
DETERMINE HOW WE ACT.

3. JESUS DEMONSTRATED TRUE
GOODNESS IN THE WHAT HE HAS
DONE FOR MANKIND.

E. ONE OF THE BEST ILLUSTRATIONS IN THE
BIBLE OF “ACTIVE GOOD” IS FOUND IN II
CORINTHIANS 8: 1-6.

1. THE STORY OF I CORINTHIANS 8 IS
THAT OF ONE BODY OF BELIEVERS
HELPING ANOTHER.

2. THEY DIDN’T HELP OUT OF THEIR
ABUNDANCE; THEY HELPED OUT OF
THEIR POVERTY.

F. WHAT ARE SOME LESSONS IN GOODNESS
WE CAN LEARN TODAY?

1. THE LESSONS WE LEARN WILL BE
VERY PRACTICAL IN YOUR LIFE.


2. EACH PRINCIPLE, TODAY, WILL BE
ACCOMPANIED BY A STATEMENT
THAT I WOULD LIKE FOR YOU TO
PONDER THROUGHOUT THE WEEK.

II. GOODNESS IS FOUND IN CHRIST.

A. THE ROOT OF GOODNESS IS FOUND IN THE
LORD JESUS CHRIST.

B. TO ACKNOWLEDGE HIS GOODNESS ONE
MUST ACKNOWLEDGE HIS DIETY.

1. IF WE BELIEVE JESUS IS GOOD; WE
MUST BELIEVE HE IS G ...


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