Go and Show Forth His Glory.

Transcript November 25

Introduction

Day 4 Year End Revival Wednesday, 25th November, 2020 Topic: Go and Show Forth His Glory. Text:John 15: 1- 8; Acts 12: 1 - 5 Acts 16: 25 - 31 Galatians 1: 11 - 24 INTRODUCTION The theme of this meeting is TRANSFORMED BY HIS GLORY. We have established the fact that it is in the glory of Jesus Christ that our own glory finds root. That is, our glorying is in Christ. Whatever we do must be for Christ's glory. Even, whatever happens to us must be for Christ’s glory. Apostle Paul testified, “iba se nipa iye tabi nipa iku, a o gbe Kristi ga lara mi" (Phil. 1:20) He further said, " So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. This is where we are ending today - to go and show forth the glory of our Father in the way we live, in the way we handle our life affairs, in the way we run the ministry of Jesus in our care, both individually and corporately. May the Holy Spirit help us. A LOOK AT THE PASSAGES 1. Jesus is our Saviour, Master, Shepherd, Captain, Chief Soul Winner. He has said when we abide in Him we sill bear much fruit, for that is His Father's glory, which further shows that we are His disciples. 2. The miraculous escape of Peter from prison, being delivered by the angel of the Lord as a result of the Church fervent Intercession on his behalf 3. The imprisonment of Apostle Paul and also released miraculously. The eventual salvation of the jailer and his household 4. The testimony of Apostle Paul, that people glorified God on his behalf. HOW WOULD YOU AND I LIVE TODAY TO SHOW FORTH CHRIST’S GLORY 1. By making it pure our aim that it is God’s glory we are after, John 8: 50 That is, God must be the ultimate of all our actions 2. As said earlier, when we win souls for the Lord, John 15: 8 3, When we work out our salvation in fear and trembling, Phil. 2: 12 4. As we walk in the Lord with all cheerfulness, 2 Cor. 1: 4 "It brings glory to God when the world sees a child of God has within him that which can make him cheerful in the worst times." Thomas Watson. 5. When we stand for the truth, Jude 5. 6. When we praise Him, Psalm 50: 23; 86: 12. Thomas Watson said, "praising God is one of the highest and purest acts of religion; in prayers, we act like men, in praise we act like angels" 7. When we are zealous for His name, Numbers 25: 11; Rev 2: 2. "Zeal is being impatient for God’s honour. A Christian fired with zeal takes a dishonour done to God worse than an injury done to him or her" 8. When we remember God in our eating and drinking, 1 Cor. 10: 31 9. When we labour to draw others to Christ, seek their conversion and consequently make them instruments of glorifying God, Gal 4: 19 10. When we live a holy life, 1 Peter 2: 9 "though the main work of religion lies in the heart, yet our light must so shine that others may behold it " 11. When we give God the glory for all that we achieve, 1 Cor. 15: 10 Source Thomas Watson “A Body of Divinity" pp 10-18. Watson was a former editor of ChurchLeaders.com. HOW THEN DO WE KNOW WE ARE SHOWING FORTH THE GLORY OF GOD? We will be more surrendered. See Rev. 1: 17; (John the beloved) See John 20: 24ff (Thomas Didymus when he saw Jesus) See Luke 5: 1 - 11 (Peter and co, after they have caught much fish at the intervention of Jesus) CONCLUSION We are made and redeemed for God’s glory. The more of Christ we become, the more of His glory we show. How we live will either glorify or dishonour God The things we do and how we do them will show whose glory we are carrying. Can we pray this prayer? 'Whichever way, glorify yourself in my life, Lord"

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