God is not like us – He is perfectly good in who he is and what he does. He defines goodness. He made a good world and in his goodness he brought about a wonderful salvation.
To listen to Graham Nicholls speaking at our All-Age Service at Christ Church on Sunday morning 12th May 2013 use the link below.
Below is a more detailed summary and some discussion questions
[box type=”shadow”]We defined “good” as performing the desired functional (it works) and praiseworthy
God is essentially, originally and infinitely good – he defines and is the source of all goodness, all his attributes are good
God does Good – in creating a good world; in redemption and even when things seem bad he is still working all things together for good for those that love him
In response we should praise him; trust him and learn from him what it is to be good
1. How are you getting on applying the lessons we learnt last week?
2. Was there anything you didn’t understand about the explanation of the goodness of God?
3. What was said in the sermon that made an impact on you? How did you feel about what was said?
4. What does it mean that God defines goodness?
5. How are you acknowledging that God’s goodness means he provides for us in creation in general and in many good gifts? Why do we tend to forget these good gifts come from God?
6. How would you explain the Bible’s concept of the goodness of God to someone who doesn’t believe?
7. How would you answer objections such as people saying God is not good because many bad things happen?
Series: AllAge (2013)