Thursday, July 22, 2010

God is the Source of All Good

God is the Source of All Good
  • Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow. (James 1:17)
  • A man is unable to have anything if it is not given to him from heaven. (John 3:27)
  • Indeed, everything comes from God (1 Chronicles 29:14)
God is the Source of Salvation & Freedom from Sin
  • God has bound all people to disobedience so that he may show mercy to them all. (Romans 11:32)
  • The payoff of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23)
  • This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other. (1 John 4:10-11)
  • We love because God loved us first. (1 John 4:19)
  • No one can come to me (Jesus Christ) unless the Father has allowed him to come. (John 6:65)
  • For God, who said “Let light shine out of darkness,” is the one who shined in our hearts to give us the light of the glorious knowledge of God in the face of Christ. (2 Corinthians 4:6)
  • For we too were once foolish, disobedient, misled, enslaved to various passions and desires, spending our lives in evil and envy, hateful and hating one another. But “when the kindness of God our Savior and his love for mankind appeared, he saved us not by works of righteousness that we have done but on the basis of his mercy, through the washing of the new birth and the renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us in full measure through Jesus Christ our Savior. And so, since we have been justified by his grace, we become heirs with the confident expectation of eternal life. (Titus 3:3-7)
  • But God, being rich in mercy, because of his great love with which he loved us, even though we were dead in transgressions, made us alive together with Christ – by grace you are saved! (Ephesians 2:4-5)
  • For by grace you are saved through faith, and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God; it is not from works, so that no one can boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9)
  • God is the one who saved us and called us with a holy calling, not based on our works but on his own purpose and grace, granted to us in Christ Jesus before time began, but now made visible through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus. He has broken the power of death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel! (2 Timothy 1:9-10)
  • Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy he gave us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, that is, into an inheritance imperishable, undefiled, and unfading. It is reserved in heaven for you. God, in his mighty power, will protect you until you receive this salvation, because you are trusting him. This salvation is ready to be revealed in the last time. (1 Peter 1:3-5)
God is the Source of All the Good His Children Do
  • It is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose. (Philippians 2:13, NIV)
    • The one bringing forth in you both the desire and the effort – for the sake of his good pleasure – is God. (Philippians 2:13, NET)
  • Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come. (2 Corinthians 1:21)
  • Jesus said, "I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who reside in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing." (John 15:5)
  • O Lord, you make us secure & establish peace for us, for even all we have accomplished, you have done for us. (Isaiah 26:12)
  • It is not that we think we can do anything of lasting value by ourselves. Our only power and success come from God. (2 Corinthians 3:5)
  • In Judah the hand of God was on the people to give to them one heart to do the command of the king and the officials by the word of the Lord. (2 Chronicles 30:12)
  • For I (Paul) am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the assembly of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me has not been in vain. In fact, I worked harder than all of them – yet not I, but the grace of God with me. (1 Corinthians 15:1-10)
  • For the LORD gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. (Proverbs 2:6)
  • If anyone is deficient in wisdom, he should ask God, who gives to all generously and without reprimand, and it will be given to him. (James 1:5)

  • What makes you better than anyone else? What do you have that God hasn’t given you? And if all you have is from God, why boast as though you have accomplished something on your own? (1 Corinthians 4:7)
  • From the fullness of his grace we have all received one gracious blessing after another. (John 1:16)
Praise the Lord! Praise, you servants of the Lord, praise the name of the Lord! (Psalm 113:1)