Not to Please Ourselves

The Failings of The Weak Romans 15:1-3 ESV “We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. For Christ did not please himself, but as it is written, ‘The reproaches … Continue reading Not to Please Ourselves

Choosing Rather to Be

Hebrews 11:6 ESV “And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.” Faith is not some innocuous (lacking in qualities that stimulate or challenge) belief in God – Father, Son (Jesus Christ) and Holy Spirit. … Continue reading Choosing Rather to Be

What’s Your Mind Set On?

Romans 8:1-4 ESV “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his … Continue reading What’s Your Mind Set On?

Live to Please God

1 Thessalonians 4:1-2 NIV “As for other matters, brothers and sisters, we instructed you how to live in order to please God, as in fact you are living. Now we ask you and urge you in the Lord Jesus to do this more and more. For you know what instructions we gave you by the … Continue reading Live to Please God

Living Lives Pleasing to God

Ephesians 5:1-2 NIV “Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” We read in the previous chapter that we, as believers in Jesus Christ, were created to be like … Continue reading Living Lives Pleasing to God

Walk to Please Him

1 Thessalonians 4:1-2 ESV “Finally, then, brothers, we ask and urge you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God, just as you are doing, that you do so more and more. For you know what instructions we gave you through the Lord Jesus.” … Continue reading Walk to Please Him

And Without Faith

Hebrews 11:6 ESV “And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.” This word “faith,” in the original Greek, is “pistis.” It means belief, trust, confidence, fidelity and faithfulness. And, it means to be persuaded … Continue reading And Without Faith

Living Life Above Reproach

The Knowledge of His Will Colossians 1:9-12 ESV “And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to … Continue reading Living Life Above Reproach