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“Good” – Mk.10:18; Ro.5:7?? a. Serving desired end b. Not ruined c. Sound d. Better than average e. Of high quality f. Discriminating g. Beneficial h.

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1 “Good” – Mk.10:18; Ro.5:7?? a. Serving desired end b. Not ruined c. Sound d. Better than average e. Of high quality f. Discriminating g. Beneficial h. Skilled, competent i. Thorough j. Safe, sure k. Valid, true l. Bountiful m. Enjoyable n. Socially correct o. Moral excellence a.– n. describe functional goodness o. describes moral goodness E.g.: “Good” crop – salvation??

2 I. God Wants Us To Be Good

3 “Meeting a high standard of worth and merit” Only God is absolute goodness. Mk.10:18 Men are relatively good Joseph, Lk.23 Barnabas, Ac.11:24 Ac.4 / 9 / 11 / 15 1 Pt.2:18, good = kind

4 How to be good? Mt.12:34-35, four times in two verses  34, venomous ideas poison minds  35 (2:11): gives treasures Mt.20:…15, illustrates Ro.5:7 Mt.25:21, 23, faithful stewards Ro.12:9, cling to good Others, 9-21 God, 11 Oneself, 12 Enemy, All, 17

5 Ep.4:28, stingy & slothful become sharing and serving Tit.2:14, zealous for  1 Pt.3:13, followers of 3 Jn.11, imitate One burning w. zeal; zealot. Most eagerly desirous of, zealous for, a thing (Th.) Thoroughly committed to a side or cause, enthusiast, adherent, loyalist (BDAG)

6 I. God Wants Us To Be Good II. Functional Goodness Cannot Save

7 1. Sound doctrine Mt.7:7-11, compares two fathers  Mt.7:12, therefore…  Mt.7:13-14, a tale of two cities  Mt.7:15, not every gift is good  Mt.7:16-20, not as he appears What makes a good tree? 19, surprise ending 21-23, only functional goodness

8 Workers of lawlessness Workers of mighty works Depart from HimCast out demons No recognitionProphets The correction, 7:23The claim, 7:22

9 Mt.15:8, masters of disguise  2 Tim.3:3, 5  Tit.1:16 Mt.15:13-14 God planted His Law, not traditions of men 14, ignore them (as Nu.16:21)

10 2. Even sinners love, Lk.6:32-35 Immoral man... Does favors Caring father Feeds poor Helps sick Is this a good man?Only in function

11 3. Marriage, 1 Pt.3:7 1. Eligibility 2. Character Not a drunk Not abusive Washes dishes Shares money Is this a good man?Only in function

12 “But I’m a jolly good fellow” God judges by His standard, not ours Based on relationship (Mt.7:23) God is consistent


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