Good Enough...Isn't (1 of 5) by Jeff Ginn

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Good Enough...Isn't (1 of 5)
Series: From Good to Great
Dr. Jeffery B. Ginn
Matthew 19:16-26
April 27, 2003


1. INTRODUCTION
a. One of the best-selling books of the past decade is entitled "Good to Great" by Jim Collins. In that book he tells the story of companies that went from being good companies to being great companies. He tells the principles that enabled these companies to rise above mediocrity.
b. I believe that God wants us, his children, to eliminate mediocrity. He wants us to go from good to great in every arena of life. If businesses can and should go from good to great, how much more should we.
c. Sometimes we don't even behave as though excellence matters. We've dumbed down greatness.
d. I am beginning today a series of messages entitled: "From Good to Great." I want us to apply this idea to several arenas of life.
i. Faith: From Ritual to Reality
ii. Family: From Routine to Romance
iii. Finances: From Drizzle to Downpour
iv. Friendships: From Average to All-Star
e. Here are the opening words of his book: "Good is the enemy of great. And that is one of the key reasons why we have so little that becomes great."
f. We are satisfied with good when God wants us to enjoy greatness.
i. We don't have a great marriage because we have a good marriage, and that's good enough.
ii. We don't have a great business because we have a good business, and that's good enough.
iii. We don't have great grades because we have good grades, and that's good enough.
iv. We don't have a great devotional life because we have a good devotional life, and that's good enough.
g. I am going to begin the series today with a message entitled, "Good Enough . . . Isn't."
h. Matthew 19:16-26

2. RESPECT FOR THE LORD (19:16a)
a. His respect was good
i. He ran to the Lord (Mark 10:17)
ii. He fell on his knees (Mark 10:17)
iii. He called him "good teacher." (Mark 10:17)
b. His respect was not good enough
i. Not ju ...


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