Can You Please God?

As a father, my children are mine and I will never disown them. They are totally accepted by me and nothing can change that. However, when they are ugly to others it grieves me. When they love others it makes me smile from ear to ear. The same can be said about our Heavenly Father. I’m glad someone has written about this. The answer to legalism isn’t a distorted view of grace. It’s understanding our ‘position’ in Christ that through faith can never change our status with God on the one hand, but also understanding our ‘relationship’ with God as a loving Father who cares for, rejoices in, grieves for and even disciplines his children for their good.

Article: “Yes, You Can Please Your Father”

Author: Scott Hescht

I serve as the lead Pastor of the Haven Community Church. My wife Courtney and I have two children, Zane and Daxton. I love reading, writing, graphic design, and pretty much all things creative. Bring up the topic of sports and you’ve got a friend for life. I also love to teach and preach God’s Word to anyone who will listen. I strive to be a constant learner as well, understanding that education isn’t something that we receive, but rather a lifelong journey. Above all, I strive to be a friend to those around me, seeking to be a light for Christ despite my own shortcomings. I have a BFA at Stephen F. Austin State University and a MA in Christian Leadership at Luther Rice Seminary. Prior to establishing The Haven in 2012, I have served as a pastor at Life Spring Church and an elder at Freedom Fellowship Church. In addition to pastoring the Haven, I serve on the board for Relationships for Christ Ministries, a missions organization working in Africa and Latin America.

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