Tree Sunset Horizon
the church of Christ 
meeting in Marana, AZ

We Aim to Please

We Aim to Please

 

"So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aima to pleaseb him." (2Cor5:9 ESV)

 

Examining the Words of this Admonition

aphilotimeomai = 1) to be actuated by love of honour (1Thess4:11)

2) to be ambitious / 2a) to strive earnestly, make it one's aim (Rom15:20)

beuarestos = 1) well pleasing, acceptable (not just barely good enough) - fully received.

Child-like Ambition

Choosing WHOM to Please

Examples of Aiming to Please God

Children of God seek to please Him in three areas: Learning, Living, Loving: Col1

Learning

Living

Loving

Reason to Please Him

God makes it His goal to deliver all those who make it their goal to please Him.

notes by David Teel  Wednesday, February 19, 2014