03/24/19: Jesus the Good Shepherd
To bring God’s goodness to those far from Him:
· Change your PERSPECTIVE: God is totally, consistently and radically GOOD.
Psalm 103:8–13 NIV
The Lord iscompassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.
James 1:17 NIV
Every good and perfect giftis from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
John 10:10 NIV
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
1 John 3:8 NIV
The one who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.
· Receive His POWER: Walk in purity and savor His presence.
Psalm 119:68 TPT
Everything you do is beautiful, flowing from your goodness; teach methe power of your wonderful words!
Galatians 5:22–23 NIV
But the fruit of the Spiritis love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
· Live with a PURPOSE: To give away His goodness.
Psalm 34:8 NIV
Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.
1. Bring His HEALINGand RESTORATION.
Matthew 10:8 NIV
Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.
2. Share His WISDOMandREVELATION.
1 Kings 4:34 NIV
From all nations people came to listen to Solomon’s wisdom, sent by all the kings of the world, who had heard of his wisdom.
3. Show His LOVEand COMPASSION.
Colossians 3:12 TPT
You are always and dearly loved by God! So robe yourself with virtues of God, since you have been divinely chosen to be holy. Be merciful as you endeavor to understand others, and be compassionate, showing kindness toward all. Be gentle and humble, unoffendable in your patience with others.
A Good Read: “God is Good” by Bill Johnson