Sermon Illustrations

GOODNESS: Pretend you were to go out on the streets today and ask people a question. The question is this: “What is good?” On the face, we live in corrupted world; in which things are termed O.K. … So what is ‘good’? In Matthew 19 a man addressed Jesus and said, “Good Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life?” So Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God. The point being, God is Good! He defines everything that is good, right, and true! If we see something that God says is ‘good’ then what right have we to say that it is bad? Certainly, understanding God’s goodness is going to take time with Him. Ie.)God walked with Adam and Eve in the garden and they knew what God expected of them and what had been provided them. If God had irrationally ordered their daily lives, then maybe they would have a complaint; but He didn’t. How would people on the street respond to your question, and would the majority say “God is good!”