Sharing with a “Good” Person (Romans 6:23, Romans 3:23, Proverbs 24:23-25, Romans 5:8, Mark 12:28-31)Steve Bruecker, March 28, 2010
Part of the Pauma Valley Community Church series, preached at a Special event service
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God-- 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
Ephesians 2:8-10 (NIV)
We can help “good” people by…
Discovering their Spiritual Needs
• Fishing with spiritual hints
• By asking…
Do you believe in heaven?
Why would God let you into heaven?
Illustrating Being Good is not Good Enough
Running a stop sign (Rom. 6:23)
Committing 182,500 sins (Rom. 3:23)
Unjust judge (Prov. 24:23-25)
King and his mother (Rom. 5:8)
Rejecting God is worse than murder (Mark 12:28-31)
Good works are evidences of a saving faith and not requirements for heaven.
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23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (ESV)
23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, (ESV)
23 These also are sayings of the wise.
Partiality in judging is not good.
24 Whoever says to the wicked, “You are in the right,”
will be cursed by peoples, abhorred by nations,
25 but those who rebuke the wicked will have delight,
and a good blessing will come upon them. (ESV)
8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (ESV)
28 And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, “Which commandment is the most important of all?” 29 Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” (ESV)