3Galatians 1:10 For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God Galatians 1:10 For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.
4Galatians 4:12a Brothers, I entreat you, become as I am
6MAN’S APPROVAL REQUIRES SLAVERY John 8:34 Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin.
7MAN’S APPROVAL REQUIRES SLAVERY Romans 6:20 For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. 21 But what fruit were you getting at that time from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. … 23b For the wages of sin is death,
8MAN’S APPROVAL REQUIRES SLAVERY Exodus 20:3 “You shall have no other gods before me.”
9MAN’S APPROVAL REQUIRES SLAVERY Matthew 23:5 They do all their deeds to be seen by others.
10MAN’S APPROVAL REQUIRES SLAVERY Galatians 1:14 And I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my people, so extremely zealous was I for the traditions of my fathers.
11MAN’S APPROVAL REQUIRES SLAVERY Galatians 1:8 But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. 9 As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed.
12MAN’S APPROVAL REQUIRES SLAVERY Romans 12:18 If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.
15GOD’S APPROVAL REQUIRES SACRIFICE Matthew 11:28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
16GOD’S APPROVAL REQUIRES SACRIFICE Matthew 6:24 No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other.
17GOD’S APPROVAL REQUIRES SACRIFICE Hebrews 2:7b “you have crowned him with glory and honor,8 putting everything in subjection under his feet.”Now in putting everything in subjection to him, he left nothing outside his control. At present, we do not yet see everything in subjection to him.
18GOD’S APPROVAL REQUIRES SACRIFICE Romans 10:9 because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
19GOD’S APPROVAL REQUIRES SACRIFICE “He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.”Jim Elliot
20GOD’S APPROVAL REQUIRES SACRIFICE Galatians 4:9 But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how can you turn back again to the weak and worthless elementary principles of the world, whose slaves you want to be once more?
21GOD’S APPROVAL REQUIRES SACRIFICE 1 Corinthians 7:22 For he who was a slave when he was called by the Lord is the Lord’s freedman; similarly, he who was a free man when he was called is Christ’s slave. 23 You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of men.
22GOD’S APPROVAL REQUIRES SACRIFICE Exodus 21:2 When you buy a Hebrew slave, he shall serve six years, and in the seventh he shall go out free, for nothing. … 5 But if the slave plainly says, ‘I love my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go out free,’ 6 then his master shall bring him to God, and he shall bring him to the door or the doorpost. And his master shall bore his ear through with an awl, and he shall be his slave forever.
23GOD’S APPROVAL REQUIRES SACRIFICE Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
24GOD’S APPROVAL REQUIRES SACRIFICE Matthew 6:1 “Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. … 3 when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. …
25GOD’S APPROVAL REQUIRES SACRIFICE 6 when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. …17 when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, 18 that your fasting may not be seen by others but by your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. 19 Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal,
26GOD’S APPROVAL REQUIRES SACRIFICE 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
27GOD’S APPROVAL REQUIRES SACRIFICE “God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him!”John Piper