Why Good People Do Bad Things
Sermon Series Detail
And How God Can Help Us Do Better
Why do good people often act in such selfish, destructive, and evil ways? This series helps us face the truth about ourselves and then introduces us to the marvelous grace and mercy of God. Here we see our self-deceptions, our unwillingness to see our selfishness, and our uncanny ability to deny how we are perceived by others and by God. Here is hope for those who have denied their deep need for God’s intervention and grace.
Self-perception lies at the core of who we are and the way we behave.
Self-deception: taking what God has said and redefining it so that we can live out the sinful desires of our hearts.
Shame is the feeling that we’ve radically disappointed ourselves, our friends, and God.
Every arrow—every attack on someone—is an arrow that pierces the heart of Jesus.
We are healed when we think of ourselves as being one who is loved by God.
If you’re bound to sin, when it calls, you must answer.
Since God is in control, we don’t have to be controlling.
We can’t really know who we are until we know who God is.
Before Paul’s conversion, he tried to destroy the Church and approved of Stephen’s murder. No one can say, “I’m too bad to be saved.”