Big Apple Chapel is a New Testament based church in New York City, modeled after the pattern of the early church, with a strong emphasis on following Christ as a community of His disciples.

  • Sunday - 10:30 am
  • 520 8th Ave, 16th floor
    New York, NY
  • phone: +1 (973) 837-1041


BAC Sermons

Pleasing God: Giving Him What He Wants

1995-04-01 Ephesians 5:10

Demonstrating/Proving/Manifesting what is pleasing/acceptable to the Lord.

I. Pleasing God is a Result of Worthily Walking as a Child of Light

                The Fruit (product) of the Light (the dynamic of seeing reality) is:

                                Goodness {godlike actions which benefit others}

                                Righteousness {being rightly related to God and man}

                                Truth {accurate perception of God & man which engenders life, putting off old, being renewed, putting on new.}

II. To Please God We Must:

Perceive His Will  Col 1:9...pray for you...filled with the knowledge of his will by/in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;

Live a Worthy Life 10 That ye may walk worthy of the Lord to all pleasing:

Evidence Fruit being fruitful in every good work,

Advance our Acquaintance of God and increasing in the knowledge of God;

Strengthened to Endure 11 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, to all endurance and patience

Enthusiastic Thanks joyfully 12 giving thanks to the Father, who qualified us to be partakers inheritance of the saints in light

Questions for Reflection/Discussion/Response:

1. What does God like more than obedience?

2. Why don't most believers walk worthy of the Lord?

3. What helps you think more about pleasing God?

4. If you were God, would you be pleased if all your redeemed creatures were just like you?

5. If you were God, what would you change about you?