Religion & Spirituality:Christianity
10-22-17 Kevin Goins - What makes God happy?
“What Makes God Happy?” Luke 15:1-7
Recently a great deal of research has been done to determine what it takes to make people happy. For Christians, however, there is something far more important that knowing what makes people happy, and that is knowing what makes God happy. To know what makes God happy is to know God better and this knowledge will also help us prioritize our lives. Of course, if we love God we will want to make him happy, which makes it necessary for us to learn how we can do that. What is it that makes God happy? What does this parable teach us?
I What makes God ________ makes some people very u____________ (15:1-3).
There was one thing about Jesus which the Pharisees just could not tolerate: Jesus not only spent t____ with, but actually a____ with tax-collectors and sinners.
Why did the Pharisees believe they had to a_______ sinners?
They thought the way to be ____ is to stay away from what is obviously ____.
They thought shunning sinners would s________ them into w_______ to be good.
II What makes God happy may seem i______________ to some (15:4-6)
Whether the shepherd left the 99 alone, and in danger, is not the issue; the issue is that the shepherd had to m______ a c______.
The fact that God loves the _____ does not keep him from loving and seeking the _____.
III Lastly, what makes God happy is for h____ happiness to become o____ happiness (15:7).
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