John 8:29 And He who sent Me is with Me. The Father has not left Me alone, for I always do those things that please Him.”
Everything Jesus did… flowed out of an intimate relationship withHis Father. (Modeling this for us.)
At the very core of that intimacy…Jesus’ HEART was.. I do ALWAYS do those things that PLEASE the Father
God wants that to be our heart too… at the core of our relationship with Him…as we go into this new year
Jesus is our EXAMPLE (John 13, 1 Peter, 1 John)
In a fresh way! In a simple way! In a restored way!
Luke 3:22 The Holy Spirit descended in bodily form like a dove upon Him, and a voice came from heaven which said, “You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased.
The MESSAGE of the N.T. is… IN JESUS… we too are well pleasing to God.
Positionally- The Bible calls this justification.
Practically- From the day we’re genuinely justified the Holy Spirit begins actively working in our lives… a work of sanctification. (Explain)
Colossians 1:10 that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.
2 Corinthians 5:9 Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him. 10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ.
1 John 2:28 And now, little children, abide in Him, that when He appears, we may have confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His coming.
Colossians 3:20 Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord.
Colossians 3:22 Bondservants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh, not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but in sincerity of heart, fearing God. 23 And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men.
1 Corinthians 12:18 But now God has set the members, each one of them, in the body just as He pleased.
Philippians 4:17 Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that abounds to your account. 18 …the things sent from you, a sweet-smelling aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well pleasing to God.
Philippians 4:19 And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 4:1 Finally then, brethren, we urge and exhort in the Lord Jesus that you should abound more and more, just as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God (context)
1 Thessalonians 4:3 For this is the will of God, your sanctification: so stay away from all sexual sin.
2 Samuel 11:27 But the thing that David had done displeased the Lord.
2 Timothy 2:3 You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 4 No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier.
Hebrews 11:5 By faith Enoch was taken away so that he did not see death… for before he was taken he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
Hebrews 13:15 Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name. 16 But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
1 John 3:22 And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight.
Revelation 4:11 “You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; For You created all things,
and for Your pleasure they are and were created.”
WORD- Genuine Believer (been Justified & being Sanctified)
Luke 12:32 “Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
Ezekiel 33:11 As I live,’ says the Lord God, ‘I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn, turn from your evil ways! For why should you die, O house of Israel?’
Ezekiel 11:19 And I will give them singleness of heart and put a new spirit within them. I will take away their stony, stubborn heart and give them a tender, responsive heart.