2// People pleasing is incompatible with serving Christ.
3// Pleasing God is not a license to displease people--to offend, to be inconsiderate, to be disagreeable.
4// Paul cared what people thought of him for the right reason--to win others to Christ.
5// Paul: "For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them." 1 Cor 9:19
6// No one in the NT is accused of being a people-pleaser more than Paul and Jesus. The gospel makes the religious uncomfortable.
7// People pleasing can be manipulative or it can be the disease to please.
8// You have been approved by God in Christ. Gal 3:26-27...you have been clothed in Christ
9// Tell you story: keep it short & relevant, your story's not boring (2 Cor 2:4-6), God overrules your worst intentions. Gal 1:23-24
10// Where's God's glory in your story? His glory shines in the places of transformation.