Pleasing God

Grace and Glory

[This message was preached by Mark VanOuse at Transforming Lives Through Christ Ministries on Sunday August 24, 2014]

It’s a simple, yet amazing truth: God is glorified most by the grace He gives. In this message preached on a Sunday morning at his home church, Mark takes us through the scriptures visiting some of the great high points of the praise and glory of God. Strikingly, right there at the peak glory of God, we also see the language of grace.

Learn, straight from the scriptures, the breathtaking truth that God is indeed glorified most by the grace HE gives!

 

The Necessity of The Just Shall Live By Faith

By Mark VanOuse
Hebrews 11:6 (NKJV)

[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.

How many would like to please God? If you are truly born again, a child of God, deep down you desire to please God, right?
“Without faith it is impossible to please Him”
Now, Hebrews 11:6 stands in the context of the greatest chapter in all the Bible about faith, in the greatest book in all the Bible about the New Covenant. You would agree, then, that this verse is extremely important on the subject of living the Christian life in a manner that truly pleases God, right?

What Pleases God?

(1)  Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us,
But to Your name give glory,
Because of Your mercy,
Because of Your truth.
(2) Why should the Gentiles say,
“So where is their God?”
(3) But our God is in heaven;
He does whatever He pleases.
— Psalm 115:1-3

Throughout the scripture we clearly see that the almighty, transcendent and holy God “does whatever He pleases”.  But has it ever occurred to you: What pleases God?

The answer may surprise you.  Look at the following verses: …

What Pleases God?

Psalm 115:1-3, esp vs 3

(1) Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us,
But to Your name give glory,
Because of Your mercy,
Because of Your truth.
(2) Why should the Gentiles say,
“So where is their God?”
(3) But our God is in heaven;
He does whatever He pleases.

So what pleases God? …