O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. (Psalm 107:1)
We are doing a historical study of Psalms 105, 106, 107, and Acts 7. Our focus will be on Israel, the Church, and the United States. Today we will study God’s goodness in the church age.
God showed His goodness to the church by sending the good shepherd, with the good news, Jesus, who is the way, the truth, and the life.
God’s goodness in the church age
a. Jesus is the Good Shepherd John 10:11 “I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.”
b. The Gospel- The Good News 1 Corinthians 15:1-6 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; 2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. 3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: 5 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: 6 After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.”
c. Jesus is the way, truth and life John 14:6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
Three questions. First, is Jesus your good shepherd? Second, have you ever believed on Christ? Third, do you know Jesus as the way, truth, and life?
The answers to these three questions will determine where you will spend eternity. If you have any doubts, please call me.
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001