GOD'S GIFT OF GLORY: DON'T MISS IT
2 CORINTHIANS 3:16-18; 4:1, 6.
INTRODUCTION: I was praying about this weeks thoughts when a portion verse of
the Bible came to me. It was a portion of 2 Cor. 3:18, which said, we all … are
changed into the same image from glory to glory. I didn't even know where the
verse was found and I had to look it up. At that point I was sure that this was special.
I. SEEK THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD'S GLORY. We need to seek this knowledge it
for ourselves. We see it like looking in a mirror, with Our Lord is standing behind
us. We see ourselves and then we behold the image of the glory of the Lord
standing behind us. No sinful man can look into God's face and see the totality
of HIS GLORY.
If you will read 2 Cor. 3rd AND 4th chapters you will understand, why it is so
important for us to understand God's special gift of glory to us. "For God who
commanded the light to shine out in the darkness, hath shined in our hearts,
to give light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ."
II. SEE GOD'S GLORY IN JESUS IN EVERYDAY LIFE. (2 Cor. 3:18).
This verse says that we are constantly being transfigured into His very own
image … and we are going from glory to glory (for this comes from the Lord
Who is the Spirit." Amplified version.
What the scripture says is that we can be assured God will let us experience
the glory of God in our lives. We can experience His presence through face
of Jesus Christ.
III. SHARE GOD'S GLORY THROUGH OUR MINISTRY. (2 Cor. 4: 1,4-6).
We need to see and read this whole chapter. Paul is telling one of the most
sinful churches of that day, that they can serve Christ. That people can see
through us the light of the gospel of Christ. Paul is so excited and says, "We
don't preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves as your
servants for Jesus' sake. He says, For God said Jesus made his light shine
in our hearts to give us light of the knowledge of the glory of God in face of
Christ. (2Cor. 4:5-6).
CONCLUSION: My prayer is that you and I do not miss the glory of God and all
that God has for us. My desire is to wet your appetite for more. Next week we will
share about thanksgiving, praise and ways to give glory to God.
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