The Attributes of God: God’s Benevolence

Text: Misc.
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Outline: PDF
Date: December 16, 2007

This Sunday I will proclaim the benevolence (goodness) of God, which encompasses His grace (His goodness to the wicked), His mercy (His goodness to those in distress), and His patience (His continued goodness to those who sin against Him).

How, you may ask, does this sermon about God’s attributes tie into Christmas? The coming of Jesus Christ reveals God’s true nature (John 1:14). Mary reminds us in Luke 1 that the coming of the Messiah was a manifestation of God’s great mercy (Luke 1:50,54). God’s goodness and grace is best displayed in the gift of His Son who gives us eternal life (John 3:16). We are called to give good gifts to other as God has given to us. God also expects those of us who have received His mercy to show others mercy.

Posted on December 16th, 2007 | Permalink