I John 3:1. True spirituality begins with an accurate picture of God. If you start with the wrong picture of God, you will never have the kind of relationship that God desires. God sent the apostle John a selfie. We see it in I John 3:1. In that picture we see God has a dream for your life, and because of that, you have incredible power to influence God’s emotions. You can grieve your Heavenly Father or you can bring Him great joy. God wants to have a relationship with you, and that relationship comes through our relationship with Christ. So with God it’s not what you do, it’s who you are, and who you are is a child of the King. When we live like it, God is happy.
Living a God Pleasing Life: What makes God happy? The Bible says that, “God rewards those who diligently seek him.” Hebrews 11:6. What does it mean to “diligently seek Him” and are there ways that we can do that, that are more effective than others? What many Christians sadly misunderstand is that God isn’t into religious activities or performance-based Christianity. O.K., so what then does God really want from us? In this sermon series Pastor Barry will answer that question by looking at Biblical Characters whose lives were pleasing to God.