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How Good Is Good Enough?
Mark 10:17-31


A.      How Good is Good Enough?

1.      Many Christians Have Difficulty Answering This Question:

a.     Biblically, we know we’re never ‘good enough.’

b.     Practically, many still wonder if they’ve been ‘good enough’ to get to heaven.

B.     God’s Promise for Our Salvation

To get a clear picture of our salvation we need to balance God’s grace and our faith while we stand on God’s promise. Ephesians 1:13


I.         No One is Good Except God

A.      No One Is ‘Good’ …

1.      The world (our society) tells us each person is ‘special.’

2.      Jesus didn’t get the memo: He says just the opposite … “no one is good except God alone.” Mk. 10:18

3.      The Bible says that all are under sin. Rom. 3:9-10 (Ps. 53:3)

4.      By works of the Law no flesh will be justified … Rom. 3:20

II.       Balancing Grace and Faith

A.      Saved By Grace Through Faith Ephesians 2:8-9

1.       By grace … God has given (gift) His salvation as revealed through the gospel. Jn. 3:16; Rom. 1:16

2.       Through faith … man hears the saving message and believes God’s promise of salvation.  Eph. 1:13

B.     Grace is Not to be Abused

1.       Shall we sin that grace may abound? Certainly not! Rom. 6:1

2.       No, we have died to sin and will not use God’s grace as a vice to sin.

C.     Those In Christ: No Condemnation

1.       Our minds are set on the Spirit. Rom. 8:2

2.       We’re freed from the law of sin/death. Rom. 7:24; 8:3, 10-14

3.       We call God “Abba! Father!” Rom. 8:15-17

4.       In Christ: nothing separates us from Him! v. 31ff


      The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him. (Ps 28:7).


Glory to God in the church by Christ Jesus
Franklin Church of Christ