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Have you ever wondered what makes God smile? Join Pastor Rick as he looks at the life of Noah to demonstrate four ways we can make God smile.
WHAT MAKES GOD SMILE?
“You (God) created everything, and it is for your pleasure that they exist and were created!” Rev. 4:11b (NLT)
“The Lord takes pleasure in His people.” Ps 149:4 (GN)
WORSHIP: Living a life ___________________
“Because of God’s great mercy… Offer yourselves as a living sacrifice to God, dedicated to his service and pleasing to him. This is the true worship that you should offer.”
Rom. 12:1 (GN)
“Noah was a pleasure to the Lord.” Gen. 6:8 (LB)
WE GIVE GOD PLEASURE…
“I don’t want your sacrifices– I want your love! I don’t want your offerings–I want you to know me!” Hosea 6:6 (LB)
“Noah consistently followed God’s will and enjoyed a close relationship with him.”
Gen. 6:9b (NLT)
“God’s unchanging plan has always been to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. And this gave him great pleasure” Eph. 1:5 (NLT)
“The Lord takes pleasure in those who honor him and trust in his constant love.”
Ps. 147:11 (GN)
“By faith, Noah built a ship in the middle of dry land. He was warned about something he couldn’t see, and acted on what he was told… His act of faith drew a sharp line between the evil of the unbelieving world and the rightness of the believing world. As a result, Noah became intimate with God.” Heb. 11:7 (Mes)
God: “I want you to trust me in your times of trouble, so I can rescue you and you can give me glory.” Ps. 50:14 (LB)
3. WHEN WE ___________________
“We please God by what we do and not onlyby what we believe.” James 2:24 (CEV)
“Noah obeyed and built a boat…” Heb. 11:b (CEV)
“Noah did everything exactly as God commanded him.” Gen. 6:22 (NLT)
“Just tell me what to do and I will do it, Lord. As long as I live I’ll wholeheartedly obey.” Ps. 119:33 (LB)
“Those who live by their natural inclinations can never be pleasing to God.”
Rom. 8:8 (NJB)
“Then God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth!” Gen. 9:1 (KJV)
“The steps of the godly are directed by the Lord. He delights in every detail of their lives.” Ps. 37:23 (NLT)
“God takes particular pleasure in acts of worship -a different kind of “sacrifice”—that take place in kitchen and workplace and on the streets.” Heb. 13:16b (Mes)
“This is the crisis we’re in: God’s light streamed into the world, but men and women everywhere ran for the darkness…because they were not really interested in pleasing God.”
John 3:19 (Mes)
“The Lord looks down from heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who are wise, who want to please God.” Ps. 14:2 (LB)
“Everything that goes into a life of pleasing God has been miraculously given to us by getting to know, personally and intimately, the One who invited us to God.”
2 Peter 1:3 (Mes)
God smiles when I trust him.
“The Lord is pleased with those who worship him and trust his love.”
PSALM 147:11 (CEV)
Since God knows what is best, in what areas of my life do I need to trust him most?