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Two Testaments, One Story: God's Glory



 

God’s Glory

 

Do you identify with any of these statements?


  • I am happy when I have no family conflict.

  • When all my bills are paid, I feel better about life.

  • I feel relieved, my medical exam went well.

  • I am delighted when my parent’s leave me alone.

  • I was able to help out a good friend today, I feel very satisfied.

  • I was right, I was correct, and everybody knows it - I feel good about that.

 

Is the Presence of the Holy Spirit welcome in your presence today?

 

Exodus 33:7-23


Moses said to the LORD, “You have been telling me, ‘Lead these people,’ but you have not let me know whom you will send with me. You have said, ‘I know you by name and you have found favor with me.’ If you are pleased with me, teach me your ways so I may know you and continue to find favor with you. Remember that this nation is your people.”

 

The LORD replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”

Then Moses said to him, “If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here. How will anyone know that you are pleased with me and with your people unless you go with us? What else will distinguish me and your people from all the other people on the face of the earth?”

 

And the LORD said to Moses, “I will do the very thing you have asked, because I am pleased with you and I know you by name.”

 

Then Moses said, “Now show me your glory.”


And the LORD said, “I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim my name, the LORD, in your presence. I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. But,” he said, “you cannot see my face, for no one may see me and live.”

 

Then the LORD said, “There is a place near me where you may stand on a rock. When my glory passes by, I will put you in a cleft in the rock and cover you with my hand until I have passed by. Then I will remove my hand and you will see my back; but my face must not be seen.”

 

Big Idea


The glory you reflect to the world is in direct proportion to the time you spend in Jesus’ presence.

 

Why Are We To Reflect God’s Glory?

 

1.         Created in His Image

 

Genesis 1:27 (NIV)

 

So, God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them;

 

Why Are We To Reflect God’s Glory?

 

1.         Created in His Image

2.         His Purpose in Our Life


Matthew 5:16 (NIV)

 

In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

 

Why Are We To Reflect God’s Glory?

 

1.         Created in His Image

2.         His Purpose in Our Life

3.         Transformation Through Christ

 

2 Corinthians 3:18

 

But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.

 

We Are Made to Reflect God's Glory

 

Do you live like God's glory is beyond you and only for special people?

 

Hebrews 11:6

 

But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

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