14 February 2021 (am) – Galatians 5:16-26 – GOODNESS
|Andy Bruins preaching from Galatians on Sunday 14th February 2021.|
The sixth part of the fruit of the Spirit is Goodness.
When God created the heavens and the earth, we are told repeatedly that “it was good”.
Everything in creation was all that it should be… until our first parents rebelled and sin entered into the world.
The plotline of the Bible tells us the story of God redeeming this cursed creation so that it is utterly good once again.
As God’s re-created people, we are to exhibit the fruit of this goodness in our lives.
Goodness means being all that God has called us to be regardless of the situation that we find ourselves in. There is to be no hypocrisy or double standard in us, only a character consistent with the Lord Jesus Christ.
Here’s a brief definition:
“Goodness is when we are all that we should be, regardless of the situation”.
Q What are some of the ways that we use the word, “good”? What do we mean by good?
Q Read Mark 10:18 and Romans 3:10-12. Is it possible to actually be good? What does good mean in these verses? What would it look like to grow this virtue in your heart?
Q Read Psalm 145:8-9. How is God’s goodness expresses to us?
Q On Sunday we defined goodness as “being all that we should be in any and every situation”. When do you find it hard to do this?
Q How can we guard ourselves against the counterfeits of this fruit; Religiosity, Hypocrisy and Idolatry?