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The Goodness of God

The story of Christ birth is the ultimate demonstration of God’s love for the world.
Luke 2:8–14 KJV 1900
8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. 10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. 12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, 14 Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, Good will toward men.
Luke 2:8-14
It is the story of God’s Goodness.
It is the story of God’s Goodness.
Luke 2:1–7 KJV 1900
1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. 2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) 3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Beth-lehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) 5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. 6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. 7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
luke 2:1-7
Psalm 118:29 KJV 1900
29 O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: For his mercy endureth for ever.
psalms 118
Psalm 136:1 KJV 1900
1 O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: For his mercy endureth for ever.
Psalms 1
Psalm 147:1 KJV 1900
1 Praise ye the Lord: For it is good to sing praises unto our God; For it is pleasant; and praise is comely.
Psalm 145:9 KJV 1900
9 The Lord is good to all: And his tender mercies are over all his works.
Psalm 145:1 KJV 1900
1 I will extol thee, my God, O king; And I will bless thy name for ever and ever.
Psalms
Why did he love the world?
John 3:16 KJV 1900
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Why did he love the world?

Why did he love the world?
Genesis 6:5 KJV 1900
5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
Genesis 6
Matthew 15:19 KJV 1900
19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:
Matthew 15:19

Goodness is an expression of love.

tells us some things power of love
Without love
++I can be spiritual
++I can be gifted
++I can be charitable

Being Spiritual,Gifted, and charitable is not enough.

Without love
++I am and empty wagon
++I am nothing
++It is of no profit
Love
++Is selfless
++Long-suffering
++Knows how to conduct itself
++Endures beyond our emotions
++Requires nothing in return
;
Romans 5:8 KJV 1900
8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

God was showing us something.

John 1:10–14 KJV 1900
10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. 11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: 13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. 14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
John 1:10-14
John 1:10–13 KJV 1900
10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. 11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: 13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
John 1:10-
God demonstrated to us how to

Be Good for Nothing

Matthew 5:43–46 KJV 1900
43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. 44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; 45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. 46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?
;43-46
Romans 5:7 KJV 1900
7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.
Jesus’ coming would be an expression of love that was not conditional
John 3:16 KJV 1900
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
2 Corinthians 5:14 KJV 1900
14 For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:
2 cor
Romans 11:30
Romans 11:30 KJV 1900
30 For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief:
Mat 5:43-46
Matthew 5:43–46 KJV 1900
43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. 44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; 45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. 46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?
You too can be

Good for nothing

I came not to be served..serve
I came not to get ..to give
I came not to receive love..to express love
Freely you have recieved freely give
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