Fruit of The Spirit: Goodness


Sermon Summary


February 14, 2021

Pastor Shawn Stinson





    Galatians 5:22-23


    • Intro: Starting with the goodness of God
      • Moral goodness
      • Perfection and proficiency in action
    • Two questions:
      • 1. Why don’t I believe God is good?
      • 2. Why do I fail to mirror God’s goodness to others?

    Psalm 34:8
    Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!

    Romans 15:13–14
    [13] May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of
    the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. [14] I myself am satisfied about you, my brothers,
    that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge and able to instruct one

    Living the goodness of God at work
    “We are not to choose jobs and conduct our work to fulfill ourselves and accrue power, for
    being called by God to do something is empowering enough. We are to see work as a way of
    service to God and our neighbor, and so we should both choose and conduct our work in
    accordance with that purpose.” Keller

    Living the goodness of God at home
    What characteristics would Jesus have at home? How would he parent? How would he love?


    "Goodness is kindness in action."

    "The presence of God in us fills us that we may abound in hope."

    "Circumstances that we live in do not define the goodness of God."

    "What if we imagine the way we work as bringing goodness to others?"