WE WERE PLANNED FOR GOD’S PLEASURE

Pastor Bill Stevenson & Brother Justin Mosher

 

February 20, 2022

 

"You (God) created everything, and it is for your pleasure that they exist and were created."  Revelation 4:11b (NLT)

 

Love the Lord your God... This is the first and greatest commandment.”  Matthew 22:37-38 (NIV)

          

MY 1st purpose is to ____________________________.

Because of God’s great mercy to us... 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.” Romans 12:1 (TEV)

 

  • WORSHIP is ___________________________ to God’s love.

 

  • WORSHIP is ___________________________ to God.

 

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul,

all your mind, and all your strength.”   Mark 12: 30 (NCV)

 

 

GOD WANTS ME TO LOVE HIM...

 

                  _________________  “with my mind”

 

                  _________________   “with my heart and soul”

 

                  _________________    “with my strength”

 

1.   WORSHIP IS FOCUSING MY __________________ ON GOD.

You have looked deep into my heart, Lord, and you know all about me. You  know when I am resting or when I am working...You notice everything I do and everywhere I go.”  Psalms 139:1-3 (CEV)

 

 “For the sinful nature is always hostile to God. It never did obey God’s laws, and it never will. Romans 8:7 (NLT)

       

Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” Romans 12:2 (NLT)

 

“But when you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father in private. Then your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.” Matthew 6:6 (NLT)

 

“Worship Him continually.” Psalms 105:4 (TEV)

 

You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in You, whose thoughts are fixed on You! Isaiah 26:3 (NLT)

 

  1. WORSHIP IS EXPRESSING MY ______________________TO GOD.

“We love Him, because He first loved us.”  1 John 4:19 (KJV)

 

      “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)

 

“He is a God who is passionate about His relationship with you.”

Exodus. 34:14b (NLT)

 

Give yourselves completely to God since you have been given new life.” Romans 6:13 (NLT)

 

3.   WORSHIP IS USING MY ________________________   FOR GOD.

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as though

      you were working for the Lord and not for people.” Colossians 3:23(TEV)

     

“Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering.”  Romans 12:1a (Msg)

 

NOTES: ___________________________________________________

 

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