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THE GREAT ADVENTURE - LIVING THE SPIRIT-FILLED LIFE
Dr. Stan Coffey
If you please God, it doesn't make any difference who you displease. And if you don't please God, it doesn't make any difference who you please. The Christian's number one job is to please God. The Bible tells us that we please God in a very different way than a lot of the other religions of this world try to please their God. Some people think you please God by cutting your body; some people think you please God by carrying crosses through streets; some people believe that you please God by taking a vow of poverty; some people believe that you please God by doing a certain thing in your life or going through certain rituals in your life. But we are told about how every boy, every girl, every man, every woman here today, regardless of who you are or what church you belong to, can please God with your life.
The Bible says there is only one way to please God, and here it is. "Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him" (Hebrews 11:6). Do you believe that God rewards those who earnestly seek Him? I do. If we believe that, then every person here today ought to be seeking that reward from God. By "those who earnestly seek Him" and those who believe Him. "Without faith" - the word "faith" means acting in obedience to God's command; it means trusting God at His word; it means obeying God when He gives you a direction in your life. "Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him." Now that's not the idea many people have of God. The idea many people have of God is God is a mean God, that God is constantly out to get you, that God is constantly out to show you where you're wrong, and God is waiting for you to make a mistake s ...
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