Category Archives: Things God Loves

Things God Loves: Courage

cour·​age | \ ˈkər-ij , ˈkə-rij \
Definition of courage: mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty

[Churchill quote]

Mark 5: 24b – 34 ESV

[Radmacher quote]

Courage is reaching out

Courage is trusting God will meet you where you’re at

[Mandela quote]

Courage is doing what’s right, no matter what

Courage is knowing whose you are

Brian & Katie Torwalt Lyrics
I found You in the middle of my mess
You had been there all along
Open arms and open heart, You called me in
You didn’t hesitate at all

And the lies I once believed, they crumble
With the weight of Your truth
And the fear that gripped my heart, is arrested
So that I can see You

And fear can go to hell
Shame can go there too
I know whose I am
God, I belong to You

Things God Loves: Worship

The OT Hebrew word for worship is shachah (shaw-khaw’): to bow down.
Genesis 24:26-27
Genesis 24:52
The NT Greek word for worship is proskuneó (pros-koo-neh’-o): to do reverence to

“Many Spirit-filled authors have exhausted the thesaurus in order to describe God with the glory He deserves. His perfect holiness, by definition, assures us that our words can’t contain Him. Isn’t it a comfort to worship a God we cannot exaggerate?” ~Francis Chan

God deserves our worship.
God doesn’t need our worship.
Job 41:11
Psalm 50:10-12
Psalm 89:11
Acts 17:24-25

God doesn’t need our worship. (But He wants it anyway!)

John 4:23
When we bow ourselves in worship, He knows our hearts belong to him.

“Worship is an act of war against the enemy of our hearts.” ~Holly Gerth

Worship is Powerful
Acts 16:25-26

“Worship is more than singing. It’s more than just lyrics to a song. Worship is standing in the presence of God and declaring praises to His name.” ~Unknown

Things God Loves: Justice

ENG Justice A) having a basis in or conforming to fact or reason : reasonable B) conforming to a standard of correctness.
Psalm 10:17-18
God hears the cry of injustice, and responds.
Micah 6:8
Matthew 23:23-24
God wants His people to avoid injustice.
Leviticus 19:15
Isaiah 1:16-17
God wants His people to fight against injustice.
Proverbs 31:8-9
Amos 5: 21-24
Psalm 82:3-4
Video Interview (David Zach from Remedy Drive)
Isaiah 25:4

Things God Loves: Mercy

Colossians 3:12-17

Colossians 3:13 [bearing with one another] and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.

anexomai (an-ekh’-om-ahee) to hold up, bear with.
Proverbs 19:11
1 Peter 2:19
Colossians 3:13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; [as the Lord has forgiven you], so you also must forgive.
Isaiah 1:18
Psalm 103:12
1 John 1:9
Hebrews 8:12

Colossians 3:13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, [so you also must forgive. ]

Who do you I need to forgive?

Ephesians 4:32

Things God Loves: Meekness

Colossians 3:12-17
prautés (prah-oo’-tace): meekness, mildness, gentleness.
English definition: a mild, moderate, humble, or submissive quality.
Meekness is NOT weakness.
Matthew 26:47-54
Meekness is NOT the way of the world.
Matthew 6:19-21
Mark 8: 36
Matthew 5:5
James 3:13-16
Meekness is how we share our faith (the gospel).
1 Peter 3:15-16
Meekness is how we challenge the sin of other believers.
Galatians 6:1-3
Meekness is how we should receive the word of God.
James 1:21
Meekness is how we should disciple others.
1 Thessalonians 2:7-8
Meekness is a fruit of the spirit.
Galatians 5:22-23
Pursue Meekness by Abiding in Jesus.
1 Timothy 6:11-12

Things God Loves: Kindness

ENG kindness: 1) the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.
Be Kind Rewind pic
ENG Kindness: 2) A Kind Act
OT checed (kheh’-sed): goodness kindness, favor, mercy.
Exodus 34:6
Proverbs 19:22
Proverbs 31:26
NT chréstotés (khray-stot’-ace) : goodness, excellence, uprightness.
Kindness is useful.
Galatians 6:10
James 2:14-17
Kindness is good.
Titus 3:4-5a (end after “he saved us…”)
Kindness is a fruit of the Spirit
Galatians 5:22-23
2 Corinthians 6:2-5
Kindness like this could change the world.
Romans 2:4
Ephesians 4:31-32