5 Ways to Please God
PREACHING THE GOSPEL.
the gospel pleases God.
Galations 1:15-16- "But when it pleased God, who separated
me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace, to reveal his Son
in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I
conferred not with flesh and blood:
BELIEVING THE GOSPEL AND BEING SAVED.
"It PLEASED GOD by the foolishness of preaching, to save them that
1Corinthians 1:21- "For
after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it
pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe."
3- MAKING US HIS CHILDREN.
God is pleased with every salvation
predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to
himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,"
Not Hyper-Calvanism. We are not pre-destined to be saved but according
to His foreknowledge, He knows who will trust Jesus and be saved. No
one is predestined to go to Hell as stated in the teachings of
(b) Salvation is available to all.
1Tim 2:4- "Who will have all
men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth."
Romans 10:12- "For there is no difference between the
Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him."
Romans 10:13- "For
whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
has no pleasure in the death and destruction of the wicked.
Ezekiel 33:11- " Say unto them, as I live, saith the
Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the
wicked turn from his way and live:"
CHRISTIAN SERVICE PLEASES GOD.
Philipians 2:13- "For it is God
which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure."
is a purpose and a job for every Christian. God does not call
everybody to be a Pastor, Preacher or Missionary but He does call every
child of his to have a purpose in the body of Christ.
can help by Prayer, some can help by using their talents to drive
a vehicle to deliver the elderly and children to church services,
others can visit those who are confined to hospitals, and many other
works of faith are available to those who care.
Missionaries by financial giving is the heart throb of God. The
Holy Spirit will lead each Child of God into the service He wants them
2Thessalonians 1:11- "Wherefore
also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of
this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness,
and the work of faith with power:"
CHRISTIAN SANCTIFICATION PLEASES GOD.
1Thessalonians 4:1- "Furthermore
then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that
as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God,
so ye would abound more and more."
Christian walk should be pleasing to God.
(1)- Please God by obeying his
1Thessalonians 4:2- "For ye know
what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus."
(2)- Please God by keeping your life
free from Adultry.
1Thessalonians 4:3- "For this is
the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from
(3)- Please God by making your life
1Thessalonians 4:4- "That every
one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and
(4)- Please God by not going after that
which is forbidden.
The Greek word Concupiscence is ep-ee-thoo-mee'-ah
which means to leave
off that which is forbidden. For instance; if you see a person of the
opposite sex that appeals strongly to you and the person is married,
you should never make any effort to pursue a relationship with that
person under any circumstances!
1Thessalonians 4:5- "Not in the
lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God:"
(5)- Please God by being honest.
1Thessalonians 4:6- "That no man
go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord
is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and
(6)- Please God by remembering that God
is Holy and he expects us to practice holiness.
1Thessalonians 4:7- "For God hath
not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness."
(7)- Please God by letting the Holy
Spirit lead our lives.
1Thessalonians 4:8- "He therefore
that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us
his holy Spirit."
(8)- Please God by loving the brethren.
1Thessalonians 4:9- "But as
touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye
yourselves are taught of God to love one another."
1Thessalonians 4:10- "And indeed
ye do it toward all the brethren which are in all Macedonia: but we
beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more and more;"
(9)- Please God by minding your own
business and working to provide for your family.
1Thessalonians 4:11- "And that ye
study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your
own hands, as we commanded you;"
(10)- Please God by having a good
testimony toward the unsaved.
1Thessalonians 4:12- "That ye may
walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack
five things please God.
1-You making full proof of your ministry.
2-People getting saved before it is too late.
3-God is pleased to make you a child of his.
4-Serve God with all your heart.
5-Christians walking in sanctification.
James T. Tyson Sr.