"God is Good."
October 8th, 2017 - Pastor Keith Cromie
When it comes to knowing God, people tend to run off in all directions. Some question whether God exists. Others question whether God can be known. Sometimes these discussions become debates that produce more heat than light.
CGCC has always held that the God who created the universe and everything in it, does indeed want to be known. We believe that God has revealed himself in creation, in Jesus Christ, and in His Word, the Bible.
This Sunday, we will begin a new series of messages entitled, God Is... It is our goal to know God as He really is, and not how humankind has made Him to be. There is mystery to be explored. We will discover encouragement for our hearts. There is wisdom and strength for one’s soul as we grow to know God more personally.
The first attribute of God that we will encounter is His goodness. God is good. This simple statement has a world of mystery that surrounds it and a power to bring life to the most defeated heart.
As the gospel song declares, “God is good… all the time. All the time… God is good.”
1Chr. 16:34 Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!
Psa. 33:5 He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the steadfast love of the Lord.
Psa. 107:8 Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man!
Rom. 8:28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. 29 For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. 30 And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.
Rom. 8:31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? 33 Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? 36 As it is written,
“For your sake we are being killed all the day long;
we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”
Rom. 8:37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Rom. 12:1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
It is Free