A story is told in the book of Mark where a man comes to Jesus and says, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus responds, saying, “No one is good except God alone.” (Mark 10) Do you agree? What makes someone good?
Read 2 Peter 1:5-7
Exploring the Passage
1) There is a long range of steps to go from faith to love. The first one, foundational to the rest, is goodness. Why do you think it needs to be first?
2) What makes goodness come from the Holy Spirit?
Charting the Course
1) Adding goodness is a response to God’s provision and promises. How can you “add goodness” to your personality?