The Grace Message

Dr. Andrew Farley

Are You Good? - Part 3

July 17, 2022

Religion often teaches we’re partly good and partly evil. While God forgives us, He’s waiting for us to change and perform better before He truly accepts us. So when we inevitably fall short, it’s easy to believe God sees us as sinful or wicked instead of good.

But believing you’re both good and evil is no way to live the Christian life. God has done something incredible to you at salvation. There’s more than forgiveness and Heaven: He’s made you new!

In this message, we’ll take a look deep inside at the believer’s inner being. It’s a place where there’s no mixture of darkness and light. My hope is you’ll be convinced that you’re now good ­­– not partly good or being made good someday, but good – because God has made you good!

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The Grace Message with Dr. Andrew Farley consistently offers simple, straightforward, and accurate help for anyone looking to better understand the depths of God’s grace. Andrew’s teachings will challenge the way you look at God through scriptural insights, and help you live in the freedom of the finished work of Jesus Christ.

About Dr. Andrew Farley

Dr. Andrew Farley is devoted to helping people better understand the grace of God and helping them live in the freedom that comes from a true understanding of Jesus Christ’s finished work on the cross. He seeks to challenge the way people look at God, and themselves, through practical, scriptural insights about God’s forgiveness, living under grace and what a new identity in Christ really means.

Andrew is the author of Zondervan’s debuted #1 bestseller on Amazon, The Naked Gospel, in addition to serving as lead pastor of Church Without Religion in Lubbock, Texas. He is also the president of The Grace Message. His mission is to help people better understand the grace of God and see them enjoy freedom. He previously served as a professor of linguistics at the University of Notre Dame and Texas Tech University

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