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Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Are you good? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To show GOD's Goodness and GOD's Love in our lives. IV. TEXT: 1 Chronicles 16:34 (New Living Translation, Second Edition) Give thanks to the Lord, for he i

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I. EXORDIUM:

Are you good?

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show GOD's Goodness and GOD's Love in our lives.

IV. TEXT:

1 Chronicles 16:34 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.

V. THESIS:

GOD is both Good and GOD is love

VI. TITLE:

Goodness and Love of the LORD

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Author: uncertain, most probably edited by: Ezra

B. Date written: Edited between 450 and 430 B.C.

C. Distinctive features: Deals almost exclusively with the history of Judah

D. Purpose: to provide a spiritual perspective of events from David's reign to the decree of Cyrus in 538 bc.

E. To whom written: Nation of Israel

F. Main theme: Sovereignty of GOD

G. Keywords: Davidic covenant

H. Key verses:

1 Chronicles 17:11-14 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

For when you die and join your ancestors, I will raise up one of your descendants, one of your sons, and I will make his kingdom strong.

He is the one who will build a house—a temple—for me. And I will secure his throne forever.

I will be his father, and he will be my son. I will never take my favor from him as I took it from the one who ruled before you.

I will confirm him as king over my house and my kingdom for all time, and his throne will be secure forever.’”

VIII. MAIN BODY:

A. GOD is Good, give Him Praise

"Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good!"

1. Hebrew word for good is "tob" meaning noun:good, favor, fine, glad, good, graciously, joyful, kindly, kindness, like, 553 occurences in the Old Testmanent.

a. GOD is the only One Good and all goodness of heaven and earth came from Him.

Nahum 1:7 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

The Lord is good, a strong refuge when trouble comes. He is close to those who trust in him.

Psalms 106:1 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

Praise the Lord! Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.

Mark 10:18 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

“Why do you call me good?” Jesus asked. “Only God is truly good.

Romans 2:4 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

Don’t you see how wonderfully kind, tolerant, and patient God is with you? Does this mean nothing to you? Can’t you see that his kindness is intended to turn you from your sin?

Romans 11:22 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

Notice how God is both kind and severe. He is severe toward those who disobeyed, but kind to you if you continue to trust in his kindness. But if you stop trusting, you also will be cut off.

2 Thessalonians 1:11 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

So we keep on praying for you, asking our God to enable you to live a life worthy of his call. May he give you the power to accomplish all the good things your faith prompts you to do.

B. GOD's Love endures forever

"His faithful love endures forever."

1. The Hebrew word for love or mercy in the original Hebrew bible is "chesed" meaning kindness, merciful, favor, good deed

a. GOD will not abandon or destroy us.


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