July 27, 2016 | Wednesday Fellowship Service (+Bp. Ricardo Alcaraz)
Topic: Let us love what the Lord Loves
“If we love God, why don’t we begin to love the things that God loves? Why don’t we begin to do the things that please the Lord our God? Why don’t we engage in things that delights the Lord?”
Basic Things that Pleases Him
1.) Live a life of Faith and Obedience towards Him
John 14:21 – He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.
John 14:23 – Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.
Hebrews 11:6 – But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
2.) Worship Him in unity with one another
Zephaniah 3:17 – The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.
Psalms 87:2 – The Lord loves the gates of Zion More than all the dwellings of Jacob.
John 17:22-23 – And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.
Psalm 50:23 – Whoever offers praise glorifies Me; And to him who orders his conduct aright I will show the salvation of God.
Hebrews 13:15 – Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.
3.) Being a Cheerful Giver
2 Corinthians 9:7 – So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.
Exodus 25:2 – Speak to the children of Israel, that they bring Me an offering. From everyone who gives it willingly with his heart you shall take My offering.
Hebrews 13:16 – But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
Philippians 4:18-19 – Indeed I have all and abound. I am full, having received from Epaphroditus the things sent from you, a sweet-smelling aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well pleasing to God. And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
4.) Bring People to the Kingdom of God
Luke 15:10 – Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.
Proverbs 11:30 – The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who wins souls is wise.
Daniel 12:3 – Those who are wise shall shine Like the brightness of the firmament, And those who turn many to righteousness Like the stars forever and ever.
5.) A Life of Humility
James 4:6 – But He gives more grace. Therefore He says:“God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.”
Isaiah 57:15 – For thus says the High and Lofty One Who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place, With him who has a contrite and humble spirit, To revive the spirit of the humble, And to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
6.) Faithfully Serving Him
John 12:26 – If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor.
Matthew 25:20-21 – “So he who had received five talents came and brought five other talents, saying, ‘Lord, you delivered to me five talents; look, I have gained five more talents besides them. His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.
Let us Make the Lord Happy! Let’s add Joy in Heaven! It’s possible to add Joy in Heaven!