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
Mark 5: 24b – 34 ESV
Courage is reaching out
Courage is trusting God will meet you where you’re at
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.
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.
God doesn’t need our worship. (But He wants it anyway!)
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
“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: Kids
Mark 10:13–16 NLT
Jesus got angry when kids got left out.
Jesus will always be there for us, no matter what.
Things God Loves: Impartiality
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.
God hears the cry of injustice, and responds.
God wants His people to avoid injustice.
God wants His people to fight against injustice.
Amos 5: 21-24
Video Interview (David Zach from Remedy Drive)
Things God Loves: Mercy
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.
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.
1 John 1:9
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?
Things God Loves: Patience
Luke 23:24 (all verses are NASB)
2 Peter 3:9
Things God Loves: Meekness
prautés (prah-oo’-tace): meekness, mildness, gentleness.
English definition: a mild, moderate, humble, or submissive quality.
Meekness is NOT weakness.
Meekness is NOT the way of the world.
Mark 8: 36
Meekness is how we share our faith (the gospel).
1 Peter 3:15-16
Meekness is how we challenge the sin of other believers.
Meekness is how we should receive the word of God.
Meekness is how we should disciple others.
1 Thessalonians 2:7-8
Meekness is a fruit of the spirit.
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.
NT chréstotés (khray-stot’-ace) : goodness, excellence, uprightness.
Kindness is useful.
Kindness is good.
Titus 3:4-5a (end after “he saved us…”)
Kindness is a fruit of the Spirit
2 Corinthians 6:2-5
Kindness like this could change the world.