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a  life  pleasing  to  God ? 2 Cor. 12:9
What is the source of your strength? Phil. 4:13  Christ <ul><li>How can I live and please God?  1 Thes. 4:1 </li></ul><ul>...
Jacob: A Life Pleasing To God <ul><li>Before Meeting God:  Son of Isaac…   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Crafty:   Gen. 25:29-33 <...
Jacob: A Life Pleasing To God <ul><li>After Meeting God:  Gen. 28:10-21 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>God calls Jacob in a vision ...
Jacob: A Life Pleasing To God <ul><li>After Meeting God: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Seeks God in prayer:   Gen. 32:9-12 </li></...
<ul><li>1 Thes. 4:1 </li></ul><ul><li>Hebrews 11:6 </li></ul><ul><li>Phil. 4:13 </li></ul>
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A Life Pleasing to God

By Mike Smith

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A Life Pleasing to God

  1. 1. a life pleasing to God ? 2 Cor. 12:9
  2. 2. What is the source of your strength? Phil. 4:13 Christ <ul><li>How can I live and please God? 1 Thes. 4:1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be led by the spirit! “By the steps of the Lord” Rom. 8:14; Eph. 6:17; Jn. 8:31-32 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Divine favor rests on such! Prov. 16:7 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Christ the greatest example of a life pleasing the Lord: Mt. 3:17; Jn. 8:29 </li></ul><ul><li>Seek to please God by keeping His commands 1 Jn. 5:3; Heb. 13:16 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Jacob: A Life Pleasing To God <ul><li>Before Meeting God: Son of Isaac… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Crafty: Gen. 25:29-33 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jacob conned his brother out of is birthright </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have you ever cheated somebody to get something? Job 15:5; 1 Cor. 3:19 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deceptive: Gen. 27:18-29 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tricks his aged father into blessing him instead of Esau! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have you been deceptive, ever? Put yourself in company with Satan Rev. 12:9 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reaped what he sowed! Gen 27:42-43 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forced to flee from his brother’s rage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have you ever reaped the whirlwind? Hos.8:7;Gal.6:7-8 </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Jacob: A Life Pleasing To God <ul><li>After Meeting God: Gen. 28:10-21 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>God calls Jacob in a vision gives him same promises He did to Abraham </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jacob becomes a new man </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have you become new 2 Cor. 5:17 really? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He acknowledges God’s presence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you acknowledge God’s presence? Jas. 4:13-16 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He vows to make God his Lord </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you commit yourself to God as yours: 1 Pet.4:19 </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Jacob: A Life Pleasing To God <ul><li>After Meeting God: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Seeks God in prayer: Gen. 32:9-12 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you fervently pray? 1 Thes. 5:17 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alarmed by his brothers coming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you fear wrong things? 1 Jn. 4:18 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peace made between him & his brother Esau </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you seek peace and pursue it? 1 Pet. 3:11 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He has an affectionate meeting with his brother </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prov. 16:7 Do we have these kind of results? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He was part of the honor roll of faith. Heb. 11:21 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Walk By Faith: Let Your Faith Be Active! </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>1 Thes. 4:1 </li></ul><ul><li>Hebrews 11:6 </li></ul><ul><li>Phil. 4:13 </li></ul>

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