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David Petty
David Petty
Sunday, January 28, 2024
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The fruit of the Spirit is . . . goodness (Galatians 5:22)

Only One Source (Mark 10:17-22)

17 As he was starting on his way, a man ran up, kneeled down in front of him and asked, “Good rabbi, what should I do to obtain eternal life?” 18 Jesus said to him, “Why are you calling me good? No one is good except God! 19 You know the mitzvot (commandment or instruction) — ‘Don’t murder, don’t commit adultery, don’t steal, don’t give false testimony, don’t defraud, honor your father and mother, . . .’”  20 “Rabbi,” he said, “I have kept all these since I was a boy.” 21 Jesus, looking at him, felt love for him and said to him, “You’re missing one thing. Go, sell whatever you own, give to the poor, and you will have riches in heaven. Then come, follow me!” 22 Shocked by this word, he went away sad; because he was a wealthy man.

Good News (Corinthians 15:1-4)

Now, brothers, I must remind you of the Good News which I proclaimed to you, and which you received, and on which you have taken your stand, and by which you are being saved — provided you keep holding fast to the message I proclaimed to you. For if you don’t, your trust will have been in vain. For among the first things I passed on to you was what I also received, namely this: the Messiah died for our sins, in accordance with what the Scriptures say; and he was buried; and he was raised on the third day, in accordance with what the Scriptures sa

Two Types of Experiences (Romans 8:28)

Furthermore, we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called in accordance with his purpose;

We Become Resources (Galatians 6:10)

Therefore, as the opportunity arises, let us do what is good to everyone, and especially to the family of those who are trustingly faithful.

The Best Is Yet To Come (1 Corinthians 2:9)

But, as the Scriptures say,

“No eye has seen, no ear has heard
and no one’s heart has imagined
all the things that God has prepared
for those who love him.”