Misconceptions #4: Can We Earn God's Favor?

Scripture References:

1 John 4:10-12

Matthew 20:1-15

Worship Bulletin 10/04/15

Sermon Notes:

Sermon Notes

“Can We Earn God’s Favor?”

Matthew 20:1-15

Part 4 of “Misconceptions of God”

October 4, 2015


Key Thought: In the Western mindset, greed often drives an attitude of ENTITLEMENT.  People want what they DESERVE even when it comes to God.


What picture does Jesus reveal?


1.     God is GENEROUS.  There is nothing we can do to deserve or earn God’s favor.


2.     God’s generosity comes from:

·        God’s inexhaustible ABUNDANCE.

·        God’s deep COMPASSION for human need.


How do we respond? “Go and do likewise.” (Luke 10:37)