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GLORY
FEBRUARY 9, 2014
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI
USA
FEBRUARY MEMORY
VERSE
John 13:34
John 13:34 NKJV
34 “A new commandment I
give to you, that you love
one another; as I have loved
you, that you also love on...
“Little Feet”
Spring Consignment Sale
Friday, March 21
8:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 22
8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Cathy Jeffcoats has
suggested that
“LITTLE FEET”
could be a great service
project for our SS class.
There will be hundreds of
people entering the doors
of the Christian Life
Center and we can be
Jesus’ hands and feet to
ou...
In what ways could our
class volunteer?
There is a “Tea Room” for
those attending to have
refreshments, meet First
Baptist members and ask
questions they might ha...
Our class could provide
refreshments and we also
could supply hosts in the
“Tea Room”.
* Greeting consignors,
unloading items and
checking in items during
consignor drop off.
* Getting items to the sales
floor...
*Helping customers
during the sale.
* Checking customers out
and/or bagging purchases.
*Ministering to and
showing Jesus’ ...
Volunteers are needed in
the Christian Life Center
gym to assist individuals
returning to their cars
with the items they h...
Go to:
http://littlefeetconsignment.org
to the “Volunteer Now” tab.
What is the number
one thing?
The glory of God!

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1 Corinthians 10:31 NKJV
31 Therefore,

whether you
eat or drink, or whatever
you do, do all to the glory
of God.
John MacArthur, Jr.
(born June 19, 1939)
Radio program:
Grace to You
John is a relative
of Gen. Douglas
MacArthur.
http://...
God’s Glory - John 17
*What is God’s glory?
(Review God’s Attributes)
*Why give God glory?
*How do we give God
glory?
*Whe...
*God is serious about His
glory.
*You can’t rob God of His
glory – don’t even think
about it!
*Jesus said, “You have
your ...
*Be smart, don’t get
punished, get rewarded.
*He must increase, I must
decrease.
God’s Glory - John 17
*What is God’s glory?
(Review God’s Attributes)
*Why give God glory?
*How do we give God
glory?
*Whe...
Jesus Prays for
All Believers
John 17:22&24 NKJV
22 “And the glory which
You gave Me I have given
them, that they may be
o...
24 “Father,

I desire that they
also whom You gave Me may
be with Me where I am, that
they may behold My glory
which You h...
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If everything we do is for
His glory (1 Cor 10:31)
and since He gave us His
glory (John 17:22) and we
will behold His glor...
God’s Glory - John 17
*What is God’s glory?
(Review God’s Attributes)
*Why give God glory?
*How do we give God
glory?
*Whe...
What is God’s glory?
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Enjoy His Grace,
Extend His Glory
First of all, let's talk about the
what, then we'll talk about
the why, then we'll talk about
the how.
What do we mean by ...
There are two aspects to
God’s glory.
One aspect is the glory
that He has in Himself.
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Isaiah 6:3 NKJV
3 And one (seraph)
cried to another and said:
“Holy, holy, holy is the
LORD of hosts;
The whole earth is f...
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Here the angels state that
God has glory.
They don't say, "Give Him
glory."
They say, "Holy, holy, holy
is the Lord of hos...
The whole earth is full of
His glory."
*The first concept of the
glory of God is the glory
that's intrinsic to His
nature,...
It's His by virtue of Who
He is.
If no man was ever
created, if no angel was
ever created, would God
still be a God of glo...
If no one ever gave Him
any glory, if no one ever
gave Him any honor, if no
one ever gave Him any
praise, would He still b...
Yes, because He was the
glorious God He is now
before anybody ever did
give Him any glory, any
praise.
So God has intrinsic glory.
This is the glory of God's
nature.
What is this intrinsic
glory?
His intrinsic glory is the
manifestation of all of His
attributes.
God's glory is the
combination of all of His
attributes...
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Exodus 33:18-23 NKJV
18 And

he (Moses) said,
“Please, show me Your
glory.”
19 Then

He said, “I will
make all My goodness
pass before you, and I will
proclaim the name of
the LORD before you.
I wil...
and I will have
compassion on whom I
will have compassion.”
20 But He said, “You
cannot see My face; for no
man shall see ...
21 And

the LORD said,
“Here is a place by Me,
and you shall stand on the
rock.
22 So

it shall be, while My
glory passes by, that I will
put you in the cleft of the
rock, and will cover you
with My han...
23 Then

I will take away
My hand, and you shall
see My back; but My face
shall not be seen.”
Exodus 33:18-23 NKJV
I will put you in the cleft
of the rock…

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Ah! the goodness of God
is a big part of His glory.
*God's greatest glory is
that He is good.
*The brightest gem in the
cr...
"I will make all My
goodness pass before
thee."
There is a panorama such
as time would not be long
enough for you to see.
HE HIDETH MY SOUL
Words: Fanny Crosby
A wonderful Savior is
Jesus my Lord,
A wonderful Savior to me;
He hideth my soul in the
cleft of the rock,
Where rivers of...
Refrain:
He hideth my soul in the cleft of
the rock
That shadows a dry, thirsty land;
He hideth my life with the
depths of...
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Titus 2:9-10 NKJV
9 Exhort

bondservants to
be obedient to their own
masters, to be well
pleasing in all things, not
answe...
10 not

pilfering, but
showing all good fidelity,
that they may adorn the
doctrine of God our
Savior in all things.
Titus ...
*Titus 2:10 does not say
that you can adorn God.
*You can't add one thing
to God.
*But you can adorn the
doctrine of God.
...
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Adorning the doctrine of
God means that you can
enhance the teaching of
God in the world by your
godly behavior.
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When we live a holy life,
we adorn the doctrine of
God, but not God.

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You can live any life you
want and it won't affect
God.
But it does affect the
testimony about God in
your world.
*God has intrinsic glory
that we can't do anything
about.
*We can't add to it.
*We can't take it away.
*But we may adorn t...
On the contrary, man's
glory is granted to him.
We talk about men being
exalted and honored and
so forth but man has no
in...
*The glory that is God's is
His in His essence.
*That's His nature.
*You can't touch His glory.
*It cannot be taken away.
...
It's total glory, and it
cannot be diminished.
You can strip a king
naked, you can defrock a
priest, but…
You can't de-glory God!

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In that sense, concerning
His intrinsic glory, we
cannot give God glory.
We can't add to His
nature.
If He's infinite grace and
infinite mercy and infinite
power and infinite love
and infinite knowledge
and all of these thi...
All we can do is recognize
it.
All we can do is say,
"Yes, it is true. God is
glorious!"
That's all.
1 Chronicles 16:23-29
NKJV
23 Sing to the LORD, all the
earth;
Proclaim the good news
of His salvation from day
to day.
24 Declare

His glory
among the nations,
His wonders among all
peoples.
25 For

the LORD is great
and greatly to be praised;
He is also to be feared
above all gods.
26 For

all the gods of the
peoples are idols,
But the LORD made the
heavens.
27 Honor

and majesty
(glory) are before Him;
Strength and gladness are
in His place.
28 Give

to the LORD, O
families of the peoples,
Give to the LORD glory
and strength.

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29 Give

to the LORD the
glory due His name;
Bring an offering, and
come before Him.
Oh, worship the LORD in
the beauty of...
Catch the importance of
the first word in verse 24,
"Declare His glory."
Declare it.
It's not talking about
giving it to H...
Then in verse 27,
“Glory and honor are in
His presence.”
*His glory is in Him.
*That's His nature.
*None of these attribut...
David’s Praise to God
1 Chronicles 29:10-13
NKJV
10 Therefore

David blessed
the LORD before all the
assembly; and David s...
“Blessed are You, LORD
God of Israel, our Father,
forever and ever.
11 Yours, O LORD, is the
greatness,
The power and the ...
For all that is in heaven
and in earth is Yours;
Yours is the kingdom,
O LORD,
And You are exalted as
head over all.
12 Both

riches and honor
come from You,
And You reign over all.
In Your hand is power
and might;
In Your hand it is to ma...
And to give strength to
all.
13 “Now therefore, our
God, We thank You
And praise Your glorious
name.
1 Chronicles 29:10-13
"Thine is the greatness and
the power and the glory
and the victory and the
majesty."
*It's His.
*Whether we acknowledge
i...
Can His glory be diminished? No!
Isaiah 42:8b
8b "My glory will I not give to
another."
Isaiah 48:11c
11c I will not give ...
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He does, however, plant
His glory within us but
He never plants His glory
within us or upon us
apart from Himself.
*When we say that He
gives His glory to the
believer, we mean that
He Himself comes to
dwell in the believer.
*The glory n...
*It is always His radiating
through us.
*God never gives away
any of His glory.
*He never diminishes His
glory.
*He may plant His glory
in us, but it's still His
glory, and, therefore,
whatever we do, we do
to the glory of God.
*He ne...
*He can't divest Himself
of Who He is.
*The only way you and I'll
ever know the glory of
God is when the glory of
God resi...
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Psalm 24 NKJV
1 The

earth is the LORD’s,
and all its fullness,
The world and those who
dwell therein.
2 For

He has founded it
upon the seas,
And established it upon
the waters.

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3 Who

may ascend into the
hill of the LORD?
Or who may stand in His
holy place?
4 He

who has clean hands
and a pure heart,
Who has not lifted up his
soul to an idol,
Nor sworn deceitfully.
5 He

shall receive blessing
from the LORD,
And righteousness from
the God of his salvation.

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6 This

is Jacob, the
generation of those who
seek Him,
Who seek Your face. Selah
7 Lift

up your heads, O
you gates!
And be lifted up, you
everlasting doors!
And the King of glory
shall come in.
8 Who

is this King of

glory?
The LORD strong and
mighty,
The LORD mighty in
battle.
9 Lift

up your heads, O
you gates!
Lift up, you everlasting
doors!
And the King of glory
shall come in.
10 Who

is this King of

glory?
The LORD of hosts,
He is the King of
glory. Selah
Psalm 24 NKJV
He is the King of glory!

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*Now, here you have the
fact that God is glory.
*He is Who He is.
*We cannot add to it.
*We cannot diminish it.
The King o...
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Jesus says to Martha,
"Just hang on, Martha, and
you're going to see the
glory of God."
*This isn't something
Martha gave ...
John 11:40 NKJV
40 Jesus

said to her, “Did I
not say to you that if you
would believe you would
see the glory of God?”
Lazarus is dead, and Jesus
took His time getting
there, because He wanted
Him dead so that He
could teach a lesson with
a ...
Why did Jesus cry if He
knew what He was going
to do?
He wasn't weeping over
Lazarus' death.
He was weeping over the
power and consequence
of sin.

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The glory of God was
revealed through the
raising of Lazarus from
the dead.

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Since the glory of God is
the manifestation of His
attributes, what attribute
was displayed here?
Power.
Almighty power!
The power that was used
in Creation was about to
be put on display through
RESURRECTION
POWER!
This was His nature in
action.

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Jesus Prays for All
Believers
John 17:24a NKJV
24 “Father,

I desire that
they also whom You gave
Me may be with Me
where I am, that they may
behold My glory which
You have given Me;
John 17:24a NKJV
The Glory of the New
Jerusalem
Revelation 21:22-23 NKJV
22 But I saw no temple in it,
for the Lord God Almighty
and the La...
23 The

city had no need of
the sun or of the moon to
shine in it, for the glory of
God illuminated it.
The Lamb is its li...
*Heaven will be lit with
His glory.
*That's something God has.
*That's Who He is.
*That's His nature, and He
will not give...
Heaven is going to be lit
with the glory of God!

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*First of all we said that
God's glory is that which
is His intrinsic nature,
His attributes.
*But secondly, there is a
gl...
*That is when we recognize
His glory.
*What does it mean to give
God glory?
*Here it is.
*It means to magnify His
glory be...
*You're not adding to His
nature.
*You're enhancing the
doctrine about Him.
*In other words, you're
enhancing His glory in...
You're not enhancing His
glory in terms of its
existence.
It's a question of
testimony.
You're enhancing God’s
image in the eyes of men
when you give Him glory.

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In Philippians 1:20, Paul
said that, "Christ may be
magnified in my body."
He didn't mean that
Christ needs to be
improved...
He meant that, in the eyes
of the world, Christ needs
to be exalted through him.
When we give glory to
God, we are not add...
*We are merely revealing
Who He really is.
*Go back to 1 Chronicles
16:24.
"Declare His glory among
the nations."
*We just...
*You're merely publicly
giving testimony to His
glory.
*That's the point.
*That's the issue.
*Now look again at
verses 28 ...
1 Chronicles 16:28-29 NKJV
28 Give

to the LORD, O
families of the peoples,
Give to the LORD glory and
strength.
29 Give

to the LORD the
glory due His name;
Bring an offering, and come
before Him.
Oh, worship the LORD in the
beauty of...
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*That is the second aspect.
*We do not add to the
intrinsic nature of God.
*We merely enhance the
doctrine of God in the
e...
praise Him, when we lift
Him up, when we glorify
Him.

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1 Corinthians 6:19-20 NKJV
19 Do you not know that
your body is the temple of
the Holy Spirit Who is in
you, Whom you have...
20 For

you were bought at a
price; therefore glorify God
in your body and in your
spirit, which are God’s.
1 Corinthians ...
In other words, give pure
testimony by the way you
live to the pure glory of
God that men might see
His glory.
Glorify God in your body
and in your spirit which
are God's.

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Glory to God
Jude 24-25 NKJV
24 ”Now to Him Who is able
to keep you from stumbling,
And to present you faultless
Before th...
25 To

God our Savior,
Who alone is wise,
Be glory and majesty,
Dominion and power,
Both now and forever.”
Amen.
Notice, wherever there is
the glory of God, there is
the resultant joy.

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There are many things in
our world that magnify
God.
Creation reveals the glory
of God but men can
pervert it.
Psalm 19:1 NKJV
1 The

heavens declare the
glory of God;
And the firmament shows
His handiwork.
Romans 1:20-21 NKJV
20 For

since the creation of
the world His invisible
attributes are clearly seen,
being understood by...
His eternal power and
Godhead, so that they are
without excuse,
21 because, although they
knew God, they did not
glorify H...
futile in their thoughts,
and their foolish hearts
were darkened.
Romans 1:20-21 NKJV
We are to give Him glory,
not in the sense that we
add to His nature, but in
the sense that we give
testimony to His glory...
Psalm 29:1-2 NKJV
1 Give

unto the LORD, O
you mighty ones,
Give unto the LORD glory
and strength.
2 Give

unto the LORD the
glory due to His name;
Worship the LORD in the
beauty of holiness.
Psalm 29:1-2 NKJV
This is a command of
every man.
I don't care how strong
you think you are, you
give the Lord glory!
God’s Glory - John 17
*What is God’s glory?
(Review God’s Attributes)
*Why give God glory?
*How do we give God
glory?
*Whe...
If God's glory is the
combination of all of His
attributes, what are those
attributes?
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Romans 1:20 NKJV
20 For

since the creation of the
world His invisible
attributes are clearly seen,
being understood by th...
Godhead, so that they are
without excuse,
Romans 1:20 NKJV
Some of God’s attributes:
Omnipotence
Omnipresence
Omniscience
Holiness
Love
Mercy
Grace
Goodness
Righteousness
Justice
Sovereignty
Eternality
Immutable (unchanging)
Self-Existence
Transcendence
Immanence
Transcendence (God exists outside of
space and time)
Immanence (God is present within
space and time)
He is both “nearby” and “far
away”.
Jeremiah 23:23 NKJV
23 “Am I a God near at hand,”
says the LORD,
“And not a God afar o...
Isaiah 55:9 NKJV
“As the heavens are higher
than the earth, so are my
ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your...
“In him all things hold
together” (Colossians
1:17). That is God’s
immanence.
Read more:
http://www.gotquestions.org/immanence-of-God.html#ixzz2sn3yej24
We glorify God by
rehearsing His attributes.

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Holy:
Though all the attributes of
God are important and
dependent on one another,
the fact of God’s holiness
seems to be ...
When God revealed
Himself to man (Moses,
Job, Isaiah, Mount of
Transfiguration, etc.) each
encounter mentions His
holiness...
Isaiah called God “the
Holy One” more than 30
times.
Psalm 99:9 says, “the Lord
our God is holy.”
This is the only attribute
of God that is repeated
three times in Scripture:
Holy, holy, holy!
God will not set aside His
holiness even for His
mercy.
Even His love won’t
trump His holiness.
Without the authority of the
Bible, any attempt to explain
God’s attributes would be no
better than an opinion,
which by i...
It is because of God’s
righteousness and justice that,
in order for our sins to be
forgiven, Jesus had to
experience God's...
God did not reduce the
penalty for our sins since
it was His only Son Who
was paying the price.
As a matter of fact, Isaia...
Isaiah 53:10a NKJV
10a Yet

it pleased
the LORD to bruise (crush)
Him;
Since God is an infinite
Being, no human can fully
answer this God-sized
question of “what are the
attributes of God?”, bu...
May we all
wholeheartedly continue
to seek after Him
(Jeremiah 29:13).
Read more:
http://www.gotquestions.org/attributes-God.html#ixzz2sKfXrSen
To glorify God is to extol
His attributes—His
holiness, faithfulness,
mercy, grace, love,
majesty, sovereignty,
power, and...
rehearsing them over and
over in our minds and
telling others about the
singular nature of the
salvation only He offers.
God’s Glory - John 17
*What is God’s glory?
(Review God’s Attributes)
*Why give God glory?
*How do we give God
glory?
*Whe...
Now, you see the what of
His glory.
Two things:
1) His intrinsic glory, we
don't give that to Him,
He has it by His very
n...
2) By enhancing His
name, by exalting His
name, by lifting up His
name, by praising His
name, by honoring His
name, we giv...
*That's what we want to
concentrate on.
*We can't work on the first
one.
*It's done.
*We want to concentrate on
the second...
The first question is:
What is God’s glory?
The second question is:
Why should I give Him
glory?
Why?
Here's why.
Psalm 100:3 NKJV
3 Know that the LORD,
He is God;
It is He Who has made us,
and not we ourselves;
We are His people and th...
Romans 11:36 NKJV
36 For

of Him and through
Him and to Him are all
things, to Whom be glory
forever. Amen.
*Number one, because He
made us and gives us our
being and everything else.
*We certainly ought to
give Him glory!
*You kn...
Proverbs 16:4a NKJV
4a The

LORD has made all
for Himself.
He deserves us to give
Him glory because He
made everything.
He gave us our being, our
life, and everything that
is.
*How could we give glory
to any other god or any
other source?
*God does not want us to
give His glory to another
because ...
If we did give glory to
someone or something
other than God, that
would be foolish and not
good for us.
God wants the best...
Of Jesus it is said, "All things
are made by Him and for
Him," and that takes us to
the second thing.
We oughta give Him glory
because He made everything.
And, secondly, we oughta
give Him glory because

He made everything t...
You say, "Was that the
purpose?"
Yes.
Proverbs 16:4 says this, "The
Lord hath made all things for
Himself."
He made everything to
bespeak His glory.
Everything to radiate His
glory.
Everything.
Everything is to radiate His
attributes, to show His
power, to show His love, to
show His mercy, to show His
wisdom, to sh...
Colossians 1:15-16 NKJV
15 He

is the image of the
invisible God, the
firstborn over all creation.
16 For

by Him all things
were created that are in
heaven and that are on
earth, visible and
invisible, whether thrones
or...
All things were created
through Him (Jesus) and
for Him.
Colossians 1:15-16 NKJV
Yes, we are to glorify Him
because He made us.
And, secondly, because
He made us to glorify
Him.
Some will say,
“I'll never glorify God.
God’s people may glorify
Him but I'm not going to
succumb to that kind of
egoism.”
They may not want to
give God glory, but they
will, even if they don't
choose to.
They'll just give Him
glory unwillingly.
He gets glory out of
people who don't want to
give Him glory,
He gets glory out of
everything, sooner or
later.
Exodus 14:17b-18 NKJV
17b So

I will gain honor
over Pharaoh and over all
his army, his chariots, and
his horsemen.
18 Then

the Egyptians shall
know that I am the LORD,
when I have gained honor
for Myself over Pharaoh, his
chariots, and ...
God said He would get
the glory and He got it!
And He will get it.
He'll get it.
Read the rest of the Bible
and find out.
*Everybody gets to the
place where He gives God
glory, willingly or
unwillingly.
*Wittingly or unwittingly.
*But especiall...
They give Him glory and
that pleases Him!
Isaiah 43:19-21 NKJV
19 Behold, I will do a new
thing,
Now it shall spring forth;
Shall you not know it?
I will even make ...
20 The

beast of the field will
honor Me,
The jackals and the ostriches,
Because I give waters in the
wilderness
And river...
21 This

people I have
formed for Myself;
They shall declare My
praise.
Isaiah 43:19-21 NKJV
Yes, God especially gets
glory out of righteous
people.
1 Peter 2:9 NKJV
9 But you are a chosen
generation, a royal
priesthood, a holy nation,
His own special people,
that you ma...
you out of darkness into His
marvelous light;
1 Peter 2:9 NKJV
That's right.
Righteous people declare His
praise!
All right, we ought to give
God glory, one, because
He made us; two, because
He made us to give Him
glory, and He'll get i...
We might as well give it
willingly, because when
we give it willingly, the
result is,
"Therefore My heart is
glad."
We also ought to give God
glory because He judges
those who don't willfully
give Him glory.
If a person refuses the
willingness to give glory,
God gets His glory, but
He judges that person.
That's serious.
Romans 1:21 NKJV
21 although they knew God,
they did not glorify Him as
God, nor were thankful, but
became futile in their...
Romans 1:24-28 NKJV
24 Therefore

God also gave
them up to uncleanness,
in the lusts of their hearts,
to dishonor their bo...
25 who

exchanged the
truth of God for the lie,
and worshiped and
served the creature rather
than the Creator, who is
bles...
26 For

this reason God
gave them up to vile
passions. For even their
women exchanged the
natural use for what is
against ...
27 Likewise

also the men,
leaving the natural use of the
woman, burned in their lust
for one another, men with
men commit...
28 And

even as they did not
like to retain God
in their knowledge, God gave
them over to a debased
mind, to do those thin...
EITHER GIVE GOD THE
GLORY HE DESERVES
AND DEMANDS OR
FACE HIS WRATH!
Romans 1:18 NKJV
18 For the wrath of God is
revealed from heaven against
all ungodliness and
unrighteousness of men,
who s...
Why should we give God
glory?
We ought to give God glory
because He made us, because
He made us to give Him
glory, and bec...
Now look at Revelation 14:6-7
Revelation 14:6-7 NKJV
6 Then I saw another angel
flying in the midst of heaven,
having the everlasting gospel
to preach t...
7 saying

with a loud voice,
“Fear God and give glory to
Him, for the hour of His
judgment has come; and
worship Him Who m...
What is the everlasting
Gospel?
It's the Gospel of
judgment against unbelief
or against ungodliness or
against failure to ...
This is not the Gospel as
we know it simply
defined in Christ.
It's much broader.
It's the Gospel, the News
of God that runs
throughout time and
eternity that God rewards
the righteous, and God
punishes t...
Eventually God rewards
the righteous, and God
punishes the wicked.
In Revelation 14:7 the
angel says, "Fear God and
give glory to Him."
That's the everlasting
Gospel in any generation.
"Fea...
"For the hour of His
Judgment is come."
What a shocking and a
powerful statement that
is.
"Give God glory because
judgment...
Judgment is coming!
Give God glory because
judgment is coming.
God’s Glory - John 17
*What is God’s glory?
(Review God’s Attributes)
*Why give God glory?
*How do we give God
glory?
*Whe...
How do we give God glory?
At first, let’s focus on just
two of the many ways to
glorify God.
Giving God glory begins
with receiving Jesus
Christ!
The number one way to
give God glory is by
receiving Jesus Christ as
your Savior and as your
Lord.
Philippians 2:9-11 NKJV
9 Therefore

God also has
highly exalted Him and
given Him the name
which is above every
name,
10 that

at the name of Jesus
every knee should bow, of
those in heaven, and of
those on earth, and of
those under the ear...
11 and

that every tongue
should confess that Jesus
Christ is Lord, to the
glory of God the Father.
Philippians 2:9-11 NKJ...
The second way that you
give God glory is by
intentionally aiming your life
at that purpose.
By intentionally aiming your
...
You'll never glorify God
in your life until you
intentionally aim your life
at doing that.
What does intentionally
aiming your life at
glorifying God include?
Think about the memory
verse we are learning this
year...
1 Corinthians 10:31 NKJV
31 Therefore, whether you
eat or drink, or whatever
you do, do all to the glory
of God.
1 Corinth...
The point of our memory
verse is not only to eat to the
glory of God nor to just drink
to the glory of God but the
point i...
That is what is meant by
intentionally aiming at
His glory.
You're saying to yourself all
the time, "I want to do this
for His glory. I want to do
that for His glory.
Aim your life a...
Even Jesus said;
John 8:50a NKJV
50a “I do not seek My own
glory.”
John 8:50a NKJV
Weymouth New
Testament
John 8:50
I, however, am not aiming
at glory for Myself: there
is One Who aims at glory
for Me--and...
John 7:16-18 NKJV
16 Jesus

answered them
and said, “My doctrine is
not Mine, but His Who
sent Me.
17 If

anyone wills to do His
will, he shall know
concerning the doctrine,
whether it is from God
or whether I speak on My...
18 He

who speaks from
himself seeks his own glory;
but He Who seeks
the glory of the One Who
sent Him is true, and no
unr...
In other words, Jesus is
saying:
"I live to bring Him glory.
I live to radiate His
attributes.
I live to adorn the
doctrin...
I live to exalt God and
honor God in the eyes of
the world.
This is the purpose of My
life.“
Jesus
Beware of self-glory.
A hypocrite comes along
and tries to steal the glory
from God.

“I want a little glory for
myself."
Look long enough in this,
and you may find
yourself.
I found myself here.
Free will of man = the
possibility of man trying
to get some of God’s
glory. (that includes me)
Matthew 6:1-4 NKJV
1 “Take heed that you do
not do your charitable
deeds before men, to be
seen by them. Otherwise
you hav...
2 Therefore,

when you do
a charitable deed, do not
sound a trumpet before
you as the hypocrites do
in the synagogues and ...
Assuredly, I say to you,
they have their reward.
3 But

when you do a
charitable deed, do not let
your left hand know what...
4 that

your charitable deed
may be in secret; and your
Father Who sees in secret
will Himself reward you
openly.
Matthew ...
Can you imagine that?
This guy carries along a
few trumpeters to play a
little fanfare as he arrives
at the temple to drop...
Here I am, folks, plunk, plunk,
see me? See?
I want you to see this.

Matthew 6:2b NKJV
2b “As the hypocrites do in the
sy...
If you try to steal God's
glory, God doesn't like
that.
Beware of self-glory!
Also called vainglory.
When you aim at God's
glory, that automatically
means that you aim away
from your own glory.
Anything we do in this
life, whatever it is eating
or drinking or whatever,
ought to be to His glory.
Aim always and only and
purely at God's glory.
If you try to steal a little
glory for yourself, you
have stolen the blessi...
At a Christian conference,
a student asked Dr.
Dwight L. Moody if he
knew where they had
been.
Dr. Moody said “No.”
Then the young man said,
“We've been at an all
night prayer meeting.
See how our faces shine?”
Dr. Moody said,
“Moses knew...
Don't try to take any glory
from God, don't attempt
to steal it from Him.
*You're the loser, because
you can't get it from...
Exodus 34:29 NKJV
29 Now it was so, when
Moses came down from
Mount Sinai, that Moses
did not know that the skin
of his fa...
*The first principle of
aiming at the glory of God
is the sacrifice of self.
*Aiming at God's glory
means this, it means t...
We're not thinking about
how good it is going to
make us look.
No.
That's not it.
If we try to steal any of
His glory, we've stolen
from ourselves the joy
and the blessing of God.
The glory is His, not ou...
Exodus 32:25-29 NKJV
25 Now when Moses saw
that the people were
unrestrained (for Aaron
had not restrained them,
to their ...
26 then

Moses stood in the
entrance of the camp, and
said, “Whoever is on
the LORD’s side—come to
me!” And all the sons o...
27 And

he said to them,
“Thus says the LORD God
of Israel: ‘Let every man
put his sword on his side,
and go in and out fr...
28 So

the sons of Levi did
according to the word of
Moses.
And about three thousand
men of the people fell that
day.
29 Then

Moses said,
“Consecrate yourselves
today to the LORD, that He
may bestow on you a
blessing this day, for every
ma...
The glory of God is at
stake here.
God wanted to show the
world for all time that He
shares His glory with no
one.
God said,
"Get your swords.
Kill your brother."
"My own brother?
My own friend, my own
neighbor?"
Now comes the question
of whether they're gonna
do what was needed to be
done for the glory of God
or what they would do f...
Exodus 32:28 NKJV
28 "And the children of Levi
did according to the word of
Moses, and there fell of the
people that day a...
You say, "Why did God
have them do that?"
Because God's glory was
at stake, and God shares
His glory with no other.
And those people had to
pay the price of actually
going to kill the people
they loved for the sake of
the glory of God.
Th...
You, in your life, you aim at
God's glory.
When you consider it and
prefer it above all other
things, whether they be
mund...
Whether they be coins or
people...
Are you willing to pay a
high price when God’s
glory is at stake in your
business?
Sounds extreme doesn’t it?
God was willing to go to
the extreme to protect His
glory when He did not
back off from crushing
His only Son in order to
...
John 12:27-28 NKJV
27 “Now My soul is
troubled, and what shall I
say? ‘Father, save Me
from this hour’?
But for this purpo...
28 Father,

glorify Your name.”

Then a voice came from
heaven, saying, “I have both
glorified it and will
glorify it agai...
In other words, "God, if
You're going to get glory out
of this, I submit to it."
What does He say?
"'Father, glorify Thy n...
And then there came a
voice from Heaven,
saying, 'I have both
glorified it and will
glorify it again.'"
Yes, aiming at God's glory
means that I'm content to
do God's will, whatever it
costs.
The number one way to
give God glory is by
receiving Jesus Christ as
your Savior and as your
Lord.
The second way that you
give God glory is by
intentionally aiming your
life at glorifying Him.
END JOHN MCARTHUR
God’s Glory - John 17
*What is God’s glory?
(Review God’s Attributes)
*Why give God glory?
*How do we give God
glory?
*Whe...
Don’t wait until you can afford it.
*God is serious about His
glory.
*You can’t rob God of His
glory – don’t even think
about it!
*Jesus said, “You have
your reward.”
*Be smart, don’t get
punished, get rewarded.
*He must increase, I must
decrease.
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  1. 1. GLORY FEBRUARY 9, 2014 FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI USA
  2. 2. FEBRUARY MEMORY VERSE John 13:34
  3. 3. John 13:34 NKJV 34 “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. John 13:34 NKJV
  4. 4. “Little Feet” Spring Consignment Sale Friday, March 21 8:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 22 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
  5. 5. Cathy Jeffcoats has suggested that “LITTLE FEET” could be a great service project for our SS class.
  6. 6. There will be hundreds of people entering the doors of the Christian Life Center and we can be Jesus’ hands and feet to our guests.
  7. 7. In what ways could our class volunteer?
  8. 8. There is a “Tea Room” for those attending to have refreshments, meet First Baptist members and ask questions they might have about First Jackson.
  9. 9. Our class could provide refreshments and we also could supply hosts in the “Tea Room”.
  10. 10. * Greeting consignors, unloading items and checking in items during consignor drop off. * Getting items to the sales floor and organizing items before the sale.
  11. 11. *Helping customers during the sale. * Checking customers out and/or bagging purchases. *Ministering to and showing Jesus’ love to customers!
  12. 12. Volunteers are needed in the Christian Life Center gym to assist individuals returning to their cars with the items they have purchased.
  13. 13. Go to: http://littlefeetconsignment.org to the “Volunteer Now” tab.
  14. 14. What is the number one thing?
  15. 15. The glory of God! http://kibitskayainna.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/crucifixion-lion-and-lamb-graphic.jpg%3Fw%3D590
  16. 16. 1 Corinthians 10:31 NKJV 31 Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
  17. 17. John MacArthur, Jr. (born June 19, 1939) Radio program: Grace to You John is a relative of Gen. Douglas MacArthur. http://ts3.mm.bing.net/th?id=H.4529821671755722&w=282&h=366&c=7&rs=1&qlt=80&pid=1.7
  18. 18. God’s Glory - John 17 *What is God’s glory? (Review God’s Attributes) *Why give God glory? *How do we give God glory? *When do we give God glory?
  19. 19. *God is serious about His glory. *You can’t rob God of His glory – don’t even think about it! *Jesus said, “You have your reward.”
  20. 20. *Be smart, don’t get punished, get rewarded. *He must increase, I must decrease.
  21. 21. God’s Glory - John 17 *What is God’s glory? (Review God’s Attributes) *Why give God glory? *How do we give God glory? *When do we give God glory?
  22. 22. Jesus Prays for All Believers John 17:22&24 NKJV 22 “And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one:
  23. 23. 24 “Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.” John 17:20&24 NKJV
  24. 24. http://media.salemwebnetwork.com/worshiphousemedia/resource/images/main/s/mm/fgp/fpm/beholdhisglory.jpg
  25. 25. If everything we do is for His glory (1 Cor 10:31) and since He gave us His glory (John 17:22) and we will behold His glory (John 17:24), shouldn’t we know what His glory is?
  26. 26. God’s Glory - John 17 *What is God’s glory? (Review God’s Attributes) *Why give God glory? *How do we give God glory? *When do we give it?
  27. 27. What is God’s glory?
  28. 28. http://www.christianstatements.com/prodimages/QUOTE048-G-02.jpg
  29. 29. Enjoy His Grace, Extend His Glory
  30. 30. First of all, let's talk about the what, then we'll talk about the why, then we'll talk about the how. What do we mean by God's glory?
  31. 31. There are two aspects to God’s glory. One aspect is the glory that He has in Himself.
  32. 32. http://wallpaper.knowing-jesus.com/file/2249/600x338/16:9/revelation-4-8-holy-holy-holy-brown_2005766959.jpg
  33. 33. Isaiah 6:3 NKJV 3 And one (seraph) cried to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; The whole earth is full of His glory!”
  34. 34. http://thriceholy.net/JPGs/isaiah.jpg
  35. 35. Here the angels state that God has glory. They don't say, "Give Him glory." They say, "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts.
  36. 36. The whole earth is full of His glory." *The first concept of the glory of God is the glory that's intrinsic to His nature, He has it, we don’t give it to Him.
  37. 37. It's His by virtue of Who He is. If no man was ever created, if no angel was ever created, would God still be a God of glory? Yes.
  38. 38. If no one ever gave Him any glory, if no one ever gave Him any honor, if no one ever gave Him any praise, would He still be the glorious God that He is?
  39. 39. Yes, because He was the glorious God He is now before anybody ever did give Him any glory, any praise.
  40. 40. So God has intrinsic glory. This is the glory of God's nature. What is this intrinsic glory?
  41. 41. His intrinsic glory is the manifestation of all of His attributes. God's glory is the combination of all of His attributes.
  42. 42. http://creationsafaris.com/images/God_in_nature.jpg
  43. 43. Exodus 33:18-23 NKJV 18 And he (Moses) said, “Please, show me Your glory.”
  44. 44. 19 Then He said, “I will make all My goodness pass before you, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before you. I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious,
  45. 45. and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.” 20 But He said, “You cannot see My face; for no man shall see Me, and live.”
  46. 46. 21 And the LORD said, “Here is a place by Me, and you shall stand on the rock.
  47. 47. 22 So it shall be, while My glory passes by, that I will put you in the cleft of the rock, and will cover you with My hand while I pass by.
  48. 48. 23 Then I will take away My hand, and you shall see My back; but My face shall not be seen.” Exodus 33:18-23 NKJV
  49. 49. I will put you in the cleft of the rock… http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_3giJHcgq7Zk/TEX8Q9_OmuI/AAAAAAAAAoY/d-N5-oSnxMQ/s1600/cleft.jpg
  50. 50. Ah! the goodness of God is a big part of His glory. *God's greatest glory is that He is good. *The brightest gem in the crown of God is His goodness.
  51. 51. "I will make all My goodness pass before thee." There is a panorama such as time would not be long enough for you to see.
  52. 52. HE HIDETH MY SOUL Words: Fanny Crosby
  53. 53. A wonderful Savior is Jesus my Lord, A wonderful Savior to me; He hideth my soul in the cleft of the rock, Where rivers of pleasure I see.
  54. 54. Refrain: He hideth my soul in the cleft of the rock That shadows a dry, thirsty land; He hideth my life with the depths of His love, And covers me there with His hand… (repeat)
  55. 55. http://coverwithhislife.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/jesus_hands.jpg
  56. 56. Titus 2:9-10 NKJV 9 Exhort bondservants to be obedient to their own masters, to be well pleasing in all things, not answering back,
  57. 57. 10 not pilfering, but showing all good fidelity, that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in all things. Titus 2:9-10 NKJV
  58. 58. *Titus 2:10 does not say that you can adorn God. *You can't add one thing to God. *But you can adorn the doctrine of God. *What does that mean?
  59. 59. http://executableoutlines.com/charts/adorning%20the%20doctrine%20of%20god.jpg
  60. 60. Adorning the doctrine of God means that you can enhance the teaching of God in the world by your godly behavior.
  61. 61. http://ts4.mm.bing.net/th?id=H.4525698491024451&pid=1.7
  62. 62. When we live a holy life, we adorn the doctrine of God, but not God. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4L7bpsRRzRQ/T0DZdtIxA0I/AAAAAAAAAF4/n-xG5kBnu4Q/s1600/Adorn-the-doctrine-mplogo.jpg
  63. 63. You can live any life you want and it won't affect God. But it does affect the testimony about God in your world.
  64. 64. *God has intrinsic glory that we can't do anything about. *We can't add to it. *We can't take it away. *But we may adorn the doctrine of God.
  65. 65. On the contrary, man's glory is granted to him. We talk about men being exalted and honored and so forth but man has no intrinsic glory of his own.
  66. 66. *The glory that is God's is His in His essence. *That's His nature. *You can't touch His glory. *It cannot be taken away. *It cannot be added to. *It is His being.
  67. 67. It's total glory, and it cannot be diminished. You can strip a king naked, you can defrock a priest, but…
  68. 68. You can't de-glory God! http://api.ning.com/files/awmTA9wcSmIsY-YxIGEQ8l-TZf6cNM5dPAJMlp8uQC5r4HgCKvcNWxjphGSfuBWMxXx*owJULSKKG0TEGHTwew2Y*N9mnEg/glory.jpg
  69. 69. In that sense, concerning His intrinsic glory, we cannot give God glory. We can't add to His nature.
  70. 70. If He's infinite grace and infinite mercy and infinite power and infinite love and infinite knowledge and all of these things, there's nothing we can do to add to those infinities.
  71. 71. All we can do is recognize it. All we can do is say, "Yes, it is true. God is glorious!" That's all.
  72. 72. 1 Chronicles 16:23-29 NKJV 23 Sing to the LORD, all the earth; Proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day.
  73. 73. 24 Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples.
  74. 74. 25 For the LORD is great and greatly to be praised; He is also to be feared above all gods.
  75. 75. 26 For all the gods of the peoples are idols, But the LORD made the heavens.
  76. 76. 27 Honor and majesty (glory) are before Him; Strength and gladness are in His place.
  77. 77. 28 Give to the LORD, O families of the peoples, Give to the LORD glory and strength. http://images.firstcovers.com/covers/userquotes/a/ascribe_to_the_lord-63903.jpg?i
  78. 78. 29 Give to the LORD the glory due His name; Bring an offering, and come before Him. Oh, worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness! 1 Chronicles 16:23-29
  79. 79. Catch the importance of the first word in verse 24, "Declare His glory." Declare it. It's not talking about giving it to Him. He's got it. Just state it so.
  80. 80. Then in verse 27, “Glory and honor are in His presence.” *His glory is in Him. *That's His nature. *None of these attributes, can be added to.
  81. 81. David’s Praise to God 1 Chronicles 29:10-13 NKJV 10 Therefore David blessed the LORD before all the assembly; and David said:
  82. 82. “Blessed are You, LORD God of Israel, our Father, forever and ever. 11 Yours, O LORD, is the greatness, The power and the glory, The victory and the majesty;
  83. 83. For all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours; Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, And You are exalted as head over all.
  84. 84. 12 Both riches and honor come from You, And You reign over all. In Your hand is power and might; In Your hand it is to make great
  85. 85. And to give strength to all. 13 “Now therefore, our God, We thank You And praise Your glorious name. 1 Chronicles 29:10-13
  86. 86. "Thine is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty." *It's His. *Whether we acknowledge it or not, it is His.
  87. 87. Can His glory be diminished? No! Isaiah 42:8b 8b "My glory will I not give to another." Isaiah 48:11c 11c I will not give My glory to another. *God does not give away His nature.
  88. 88. http://wallpaper4god.com/en/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UntoHimGlory2.jpg
  89. 89. He does, however, plant His glory within us but He never plants His glory within us or upon us apart from Himself.
  90. 90. *When we say that He gives His glory to the believer, we mean that He Himself comes to dwell in the believer. *The glory never becomes ours.
  91. 91. *It is always His radiating through us. *God never gives away any of His glory. *He never diminishes His glory.
  92. 92. *He may plant His glory in us, but it's still His glory, and, therefore, whatever we do, we do to the glory of God. *He never gives away His nature. *He can't.
  93. 93. *He can't divest Himself of Who He is. *The only way you and I'll ever know the glory of God is when the glory of God resides in us in the person of the Holy Spirit, Who is God indwelling us.
  94. 94. http://christrescuemission.org/yahoo_site_admin/assets/images/The_Indwelling_Spirit.262210727_std.jpg
  95. 95. Psalm 24 NKJV 1 The earth is the LORD’s, and all its fullness, The world and those who dwell therein.
  96. 96. 2 For He has founded it upon the seas, And established it upon the waters. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-nsbGXGsp51A/UnRnmZoSnpI/AAAAAAAARO8/qUjLD_NWrNQ/s640/open%2Bsea%2Bfog.jpeg
  97. 97. 3 Who may ascend into the hill of the LORD? Or who may stand in His holy place?
  98. 98. 4 He who has clean hands and a pure heart, Who has not lifted up his soul to an idol, Nor sworn deceitfully.
  99. 99. 5 He shall receive blessing from the LORD, And righteousness from the God of his salvation. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_GHHug--MiP4/TIZWxiswnLI/AAAAAAAABns/l2uwWTkhgK4/s400/robe+of+righteousness.jpg
  100. 100. 6 This is Jacob, the generation of those who seek Him, Who seek Your face. Selah
  101. 101. 7 Lift up your heads, O you gates! And be lifted up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in.
  102. 102. 8 Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, The LORD mighty in battle.
  103. 103. 9 Lift up your heads, O you gates! Lift up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in.
  104. 104. 10 Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, He is the King of glory. Selah Psalm 24 NKJV
  105. 105. He is the King of glory! http://ih2.redbubble.net/image.9905920.7658/flat,550x550,075,f.jpg
  106. 106. *Now, here you have the fact that God is glory. *He is Who He is. *We cannot add to it. *We cannot diminish it. The King of glory!
  107. 107. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_kr_xfH0aEq4/TOrYkxAK_nI/AAAAAAAAAec/o4iyW230LJw/s1600/Lazarus+raised.jpg
  108. 108. Jesus says to Martha, "Just hang on, Martha, and you're going to see the glory of God." *This isn't something Martha gave Him. *This is something He had.
  109. 109. John 11:40 NKJV 40 Jesus said to her, “Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?”
  110. 110. Lazarus is dead, and Jesus took His time getting there, because He wanted Him dead so that He could teach a lesson with a miracle.
  111. 111. Why did Jesus cry if He knew what He was going to do? He wasn't weeping over Lazarus' death.
  112. 112. He was weeping over the power and consequence of sin. http://blogs.nazarene.org/kpprobst/files/2011/08/jesus-wept1.jpg
  113. 113. The glory of God was revealed through the raising of Lazarus from the dead. http://www.sgledhill.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/lazarus8.jpg
  114. 114. Since the glory of God is the manifestation of His attributes, what attribute was displayed here? Power. Almighty power!
  115. 115. The power that was used in Creation was about to be put on display through RESURRECTION POWER!
  116. 116. This was His nature in action. http://ccbratislava.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/resspower.jpg
  117. 117. Jesus Prays for All Believers John 17:24a NKJV 24 “Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me
  118. 118. where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; John 17:24a NKJV
  119. 119. The Glory of the New Jerusalem Revelation 21:22-23 NKJV 22 But I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple.
  120. 120. 23 The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light. Revelation 21:22-23 NKJV
  121. 121. *Heaven will be lit with His glory. *That's something God has. *That's Who He is. *That's His nature, and He will not give His glory to another.
  122. 122. Heaven is going to be lit with the glory of God! http://mikezfoto.com/images/amazing_sunsets-change_in_the_weather.jpg
  123. 123. *First of all we said that God's glory is that which is His intrinsic nature, His attributes. *But secondly, there is a glory which is given to God by His creatures.
  124. 124. *That is when we recognize His glory. *What does it mean to give God glory? *Here it is. *It means to magnify His glory before the world.
  125. 125. *You're not adding to His nature. *You're enhancing the doctrine about Him. *In other words, you're enhancing His glory in the eyes of men.
  126. 126. You're not enhancing His glory in terms of its existence. It's a question of testimony.
  127. 127. You're enhancing God’s image in the eyes of men when you give Him glory. http://www.virtuousplanet.com/shops/userimages/00001/00000000012/productSmall/00000000000000005704_16.jpg
  128. 128. In Philippians 1:20, Paul said that, "Christ may be magnified in my body." He didn't mean that Christ needs to be improved on.
  129. 129. He meant that, in the eyes of the world, Christ needs to be exalted through him. When we give glory to God, we are not adding to His nature.
  130. 130. *We are merely revealing Who He really is. *Go back to 1 Chronicles 16:24. "Declare His glory among the nations." *We just declare it.
  131. 131. *You're merely publicly giving testimony to His glory. *That's the point. *That's the issue. *Now look again at verses 28 and 29.
  132. 132. 1 Chronicles 16:28-29 NKJV 28 Give to the LORD, O families of the peoples, Give to the LORD glory and strength.
  133. 133. 29 Give to the LORD the glory due His name; Bring an offering, and come before Him. Oh, worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness! 1 Chronicles 16:28-29 NKJV
  134. 134. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-I80F5RQQO5w/T3L75l_EMtI/AAAAAAAABbM/3HCrGdfNAZY/s1600/Worship+the+Lord+.jpg
  135. 135. *That is the second aspect. *We do not add to the intrinsic nature of God. *We merely enhance the doctrine of God in the eyes of the world when we exalt Him, when we
  136. 136. praise Him, when we lift Him up, when we glorify Him. http://mygodisdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/glorify.jpg
  137. 137. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 NKJV 19 Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit Who is in you, Whom you have from God, and you are not your own?
  138. 138. 20 For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 NKJV
  139. 139. In other words, give pure testimony by the way you live to the pure glory of God that men might see His glory.
  140. 140. Glorify God in your body and in your spirit which are God's. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-DY7p_sEwAGQ/UGF9SKlplYI/AAAAAAAAAk4/YJR5OTM2JsY/s1600/imagesCA53O7HG.jpg
  141. 141. Glory to God Jude 24-25 NKJV 24 ”Now to Him Who is able to keep you from stumbling, And to present you faultless Before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy,
  142. 142. 25 To God our Savior, Who alone is wise, Be glory and majesty, Dominion and power, Both now and forever.” Amen.
  143. 143. Notice, wherever there is the glory of God, there is the resultant joy. http://glenpoolchurchofchrist.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/joy-608x456.jpg
  144. 144. There are many things in our world that magnify God. Creation reveals the glory of God but men can pervert it.
  145. 145. Psalm 19:1 NKJV 1 The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork.
  146. 146. Romans 1:20-21 NKJV 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even
  147. 147. His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, 21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became
  148. 148. futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Romans 1:20-21 NKJV
  149. 149. We are to give Him glory, not in the sense that we add to His nature, but in the sense that we give testimony to His glory, that we exalt His name.
  150. 150. Psalm 29:1-2 NKJV 1 Give unto the LORD, O you mighty ones, Give unto the LORD glory and strength.
  151. 151. 2 Give unto the LORD the glory due to His name; Worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness. Psalm 29:1-2 NKJV
  152. 152. This is a command of every man. I don't care how strong you think you are, you give the Lord glory!
  153. 153. God’s Glory - John 17 *What is God’s glory? (Review God’s Attributes) *Why give God glory? *How do we give God glory? *When do we give it?
  154. 154. If God's glory is the combination of all of His attributes, what are those attributes?
  155. 155. http://creationsafaris.com/images/God_in_nature.jpg
  156. 156. Romans 1:20 NKJV 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and
  157. 157. Godhead, so that they are without excuse, Romans 1:20 NKJV
  158. 158. Some of God’s attributes: Omnipotence Omnipresence Omniscience Holiness Love Mercy
  159. 159. Grace Goodness Righteousness Justice Sovereignty Eternality Immutable (unchanging)
  160. 160. Self-Existence Transcendence Immanence
  161. 161. Transcendence (God exists outside of space and time) Immanence (God is present within space and time)
  162. 162. He is both “nearby” and “far away”. Jeremiah 23:23 NKJV 23 “Am I a God near at hand,” says the LORD, “And not a God afar off? Jeremiah 23:23 NKJV
  163. 163. Isaiah 55:9 NKJV “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. That is transcendence.
  164. 164. “In him all things hold together” (Colossians 1:17). That is God’s immanence.
  165. 165. Read more: http://www.gotquestions.org/immanence-of-God.html#ixzz2sn3yej24
  166. 166. We glorify God by rehearsing His attributes. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_kbhJOdZh2CE/S1UlyhOl9KI/AAAAAAAADVc/ErFDMMJQQt0/s400/oak_w_words.jpg
  167. 167. Holy: Though all the attributes of God are important and dependent on one another, the fact of God’s holiness seems to be the one He wishes us to put emphasis upon.
  168. 168. When God revealed Himself to man (Moses, Job, Isaiah, Mount of Transfiguration, etc.) each encounter mentions His holiness.
  169. 169. Isaiah called God “the Holy One” more than 30 times. Psalm 99:9 says, “the Lord our God is holy.”
  170. 170. This is the only attribute of God that is repeated three times in Scripture: Holy, holy, holy!
  171. 171. God will not set aside His holiness even for His mercy. Even His love won’t trump His holiness.
  172. 172. Without the authority of the Bible, any attempt to explain God’s attributes would be no better than an opinion, which by itself is often incorrect, especially in understanding God (Job 42:7).
  173. 173. It is because of God’s righteousness and justice that, in order for our sins to be forgiven, Jesus had to experience God's wrath when our sins were placed upon Him (Exodus 9:27; Matthew 27:45-46; Romans 3:21-26).
  174. 174. God did not reduce the penalty for our sins since it was His only Son Who was paying the price. As a matter of fact, Isaiah 53:10 says that “it pleased the Lord to bruise Him”.
  175. 175. Isaiah 53:10a NKJV 10a Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise (crush) Him;
  176. 176. Since God is an infinite Being, no human can fully answer this God-sized question of “what are the attributes of God?”, but through God’s Word, we can understand much about Who God is and what He is like.
  177. 177. May we all wholeheartedly continue to seek after Him (Jeremiah 29:13).
  178. 178. Read more: http://www.gotquestions.org/attributes-God.html#ixzz2sKfXrSen
  179. 179. To glorify God is to extol His attributes—His holiness, faithfulness, mercy, grace, love, majesty, sovereignty, power, and omniscience, to name a few—
  180. 180. rehearsing them over and over in our minds and telling others about the singular nature of the salvation only He offers.
  181. 181. God’s Glory - John 17 *What is God’s glory? (Review God’s Attributes) *Why give God glory? *How do we give God glory? *When do we give it?
  182. 182. Now, you see the what of His glory. Two things: 1) His intrinsic glory, we don't give that to Him, He has it by His very nature.
  183. 183. 2) By enhancing His name, by exalting His name, by lifting up His name, by praising His name, by honoring His name, we give Him glory in the eyes of the world.
  184. 184. *That's what we want to concentrate on. *We can't work on the first one. *It's done. *We want to concentrate on the second one, to give Him glory!
  185. 185. The first question is: What is God’s glory? The second question is: Why should I give Him glory? Why? Here's why.
  186. 186. Psalm 100:3 NKJV 3 Know that the LORD, He is God; It is He Who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
  187. 187. Romans 11:36 NKJV 36 For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to Whom be glory forever. Amen.
  188. 188. *Number one, because He made us and gives us our being and everything else. *We certainly ought to give Him glory! *You know why God deserves the glory?
  189. 189. Proverbs 16:4a NKJV 4a The LORD has made all for Himself.
  190. 190. He deserves us to give Him glory because He made everything. He gave us our being, our life, and everything that is.
  191. 191. *How could we give glory to any other god or any other source? *God does not want us to give His glory to another because there is no one else.
  192. 192. If we did give glory to someone or something other than God, that would be foolish and not good for us. God wants the best for us.
  193. 193. Of Jesus it is said, "All things are made by Him and for Him," and that takes us to the second thing.
  194. 194. We oughta give Him glory because He made everything. And, secondly, we oughta give Him glory because He made everything to give Him glory.
  195. 195. You say, "Was that the purpose?" Yes. Proverbs 16:4 says this, "The Lord hath made all things for Himself."
  196. 196. He made everything to bespeak His glory. Everything to radiate His glory. Everything.
  197. 197. Everything is to radiate His attributes, to show His power, to show His love, to show His mercy, to show His wisdom, to show His grace. Everything.
  198. 198. Colossians 1:15-16 NKJV 15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.
  199. 199. 16 For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers.
  200. 200. All things were created through Him (Jesus) and for Him. Colossians 1:15-16 NKJV
  201. 201. Yes, we are to glorify Him because He made us. And, secondly, because He made us to glorify Him.
  202. 202. Some will say, “I'll never glorify God. God’s people may glorify Him but I'm not going to succumb to that kind of egoism.”
  203. 203. They may not want to give God glory, but they will, even if they don't choose to. They'll just give Him glory unwillingly.
  204. 204. He gets glory out of people who don't want to give Him glory, He gets glory out of everything, sooner or later.
  205. 205. Exodus 14:17b-18 NKJV 17b So I will gain honor over Pharaoh and over all his army, his chariots, and his horsemen.
  206. 206. 18 Then the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I have gained honor for Myself over Pharaoh, his chariots, and his horsemen.” Exodus 14:17b-18 NKJV
  207. 207. God said He would get the glory and He got it! And He will get it. He'll get it. Read the rest of the Bible and find out.
  208. 208. *Everybody gets to the place where He gives God glory, willingly or unwillingly. *Wittingly or unwittingly. *But especially God gets glory from the righteous.
  209. 209. They give Him glory and that pleases Him!
  210. 210. Isaiah 43:19-21 NKJV 19 Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness And rivers in the desert.
  211. 211. 20 The beast of the field will honor Me, The jackals and the ostriches, Because I give waters in the wilderness And rivers in the desert, To give drink to My people, My chosen.
  212. 212. 21 This people I have formed for Myself; They shall declare My praise. Isaiah 43:19-21 NKJV
  213. 213. Yes, God especially gets glory out of righteous people.
  214. 214. 1 Peter 2:9 NKJV 9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him Who called
  215. 215. you out of darkness into His marvelous light; 1 Peter 2:9 NKJV That's right. Righteous people declare His praise!
  216. 216. All right, we ought to give God glory, one, because He made us; two, because He made us to give Him glory, and He'll get it sooner or later anyway.
  217. 217. We might as well give it willingly, because when we give it willingly, the result is, "Therefore My heart is glad."
  218. 218. We also ought to give God glory because He judges those who don't willfully give Him glory.
  219. 219. If a person refuses the willingness to give glory, God gets His glory, but He judges that person. That's serious.
  220. 220. Romans 1:21 NKJV 21 although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Romans 1:21 NKJV
  221. 221. Romans 1:24-28 NKJV 24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves,
  222. 222. 25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
  223. 223. 26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature.
  224. 224. 27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.
  225. 225. 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; Romans 1:24-28 NKJV
  226. 226. EITHER GIVE GOD THE GLORY HE DESERVES AND DEMANDS OR FACE HIS WRATH!
  227. 227. Romans 1:18 NKJV 18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, Romans 1:18 NKJV
  228. 228. Why should we give God glory? We ought to give God glory because He made us, because He made us to give Him glory, and because He judges those who willfully refuse to give Him glory.
  229. 229. Now look at Revelation 14:6-7
  230. 230. Revelation 14:6-7 NKJV 6 Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth—to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people—
  231. 231. 7 saying with a loud voice, “Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him Who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water.” Revelation 14:6-7 NKJV
  232. 232. What is the everlasting Gospel? It's the Gospel of judgment against unbelief or against ungodliness or against failure to give God glory.
  233. 233. This is not the Gospel as we know it simply defined in Christ. It's much broader.
  234. 234. It's the Gospel, the News of God that runs throughout time and eternity that God rewards the righteous, and God punishes the wicked.
  235. 235. Eventually God rewards the righteous, and God punishes the wicked.
  236. 236. In Revelation 14:7 the angel says, "Fear God and give glory to Him." That's the everlasting Gospel in any generation. "Fear God and give Him glory." Why?
  237. 237. "For the hour of His Judgment is come." What a shocking and a powerful statement that is. "Give God glory because judgment is coming."
  238. 238. Judgment is coming! Give God glory because judgment is coming.
  239. 239. God’s Glory - John 17 *What is God’s glory? (Review God’s Attributes) *Why give God glory? *How do we give God glory? *When do we give it?
  240. 240. How do we give God glory?
  241. 241. At first, let’s focus on just two of the many ways to glorify God. Giving God glory begins with receiving Jesus Christ!
  242. 242. The number one way to give God glory is by receiving Jesus Christ as your Savior and as your Lord.
  243. 243. Philippians 2:9-11 NKJV 9 Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name,
  244. 244. 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth,
  245. 245. 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:9-11 NKJV
  246. 246. The second way that you give God glory is by intentionally aiming your life at that purpose. By intentionally aiming your life at glorifying Him.
  247. 247. You'll never glorify God in your life until you intentionally aim your life at doing that.
  248. 248. What does intentionally aiming your life at glorifying God include? Think about the memory verse we are learning this year, 1 Corinthians 10:31.
  249. 249. 1 Corinthians 10:31 NKJV 31 Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31 NKJV
  250. 250. The point of our memory verse is not only to eat to the glory of God nor to just drink to the glory of God but the point is that whatever you do, even as mundane as eating and drinking, ought to be done to His glory.
  251. 251. That is what is meant by intentionally aiming at His glory.
  252. 252. You're saying to yourself all the time, "I want to do this for His glory. I want to do that for His glory. Aim your life at the purpose of glorifying God, in everything.
  253. 253. Even Jesus said; John 8:50a NKJV 50a “I do not seek My own glory.” John 8:50a NKJV
  254. 254. Weymouth New Testament John 8:50 I, however, am not aiming at glory for Myself: there is One Who aims at glory for Me--and Who judges.
  255. 255. John 7:16-18 NKJV 16 Jesus answered them and said, “My doctrine is not Mine, but His Who sent Me.
  256. 256. 17 If anyone wills to do His will, he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether it is from God or whether I speak on My own authority.
  257. 257. 18 He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but He Who seeks the glory of the One Who sent Him is true, and no unrighteousness is in Him. John 7:16-18 NKJV
  258. 258. In other words, Jesus is saying: "I live to bring Him glory. I live to radiate His attributes. I live to adorn the doctrine of God.
  259. 259. I live to exalt God and honor God in the eyes of the world. This is the purpose of My life.“ Jesus
  260. 260. Beware of self-glory. A hypocrite comes along and tries to steal the glory from God. “I want a little glory for myself."
  261. 261. Look long enough in this, and you may find yourself. I found myself here.
  262. 262. Free will of man = the possibility of man trying to get some of God’s glory. (that includes me)
  263. 263. Matthew 6:1-4 NKJV 1 “Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in Heaven.
  264. 264. 2 Therefore, when you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory from men.
  265. 265. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. 3 But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,
  266. 266. 4 that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father Who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly. Matthew 6:1-4 NKJV
  267. 267. Can you imagine that? This guy carries along a few trumpeters to play a little fanfare as he arrives at the temple to drop his coins in the little deal.
  268. 268. Here I am, folks, plunk, plunk, see me? See? I want you to see this. Matthew 6:2b NKJV 2b “As the hypocrites do in the synagogue and in the streets, that they may have glory from men.” Matthew 6:2b NKJV
  269. 269. If you try to steal God's glory, God doesn't like that. Beware of self-glory! Also called vainglory.
  270. 270. When you aim at God's glory, that automatically means that you aim away from your own glory.
  271. 271. Anything we do in this life, whatever it is eating or drinking or whatever, ought to be to His glory.
  272. 272. Aim always and only and purely at God's glory. If you try to steal a little glory for yourself, you have stolen the blessing away from yourself and lost the joy.
  273. 273. At a Christian conference, a student asked Dr. Dwight L. Moody if he knew where they had been. Dr. Moody said “No.”
  274. 274. Then the young man said, “We've been at an all night prayer meeting. See how our faces shine?” Dr. Moody said, “Moses knew not that his face shone.”
  275. 275. Don't try to take any glory from God, don't attempt to steal it from Him. *You're the loser, because you can't get it from Him. *You just come out a hypocrite.
  276. 276. Exodus 34:29 NKJV 29 Now it was so, when Moses came down from Mount Sinai, that Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone while he talked with Him.
  277. 277. *The first principle of aiming at the glory of God is the sacrifice of self. *Aiming at God's glory means this, it means that we prefer Him above all else.
  278. 278. We're not thinking about how good it is going to make us look. No. That's not it.
  279. 279. If we try to steal any of His glory, we've stolen from ourselves the joy and the blessing of God. The glory is His, not ours.
  280. 280. Exodus 32:25-29 NKJV 25 Now when Moses saw that the people were unrestrained (for Aaron had not restrained them, to their shame among their enemies),
  281. 281. 26 then Moses stood in the entrance of the camp, and said, “Whoever is on the LORD’s side—come to me!” And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together to him.
  282. 282. 27 And he said to them, “Thus says the LORD God of Israel: ‘Let every man put his sword on his side, and go in and out from entrance to entrance
  283. 283. 28 So the sons of Levi did according to the word of Moses. And about three thousand men of the people fell that day.
  284. 284. 29 Then Moses said, “Consecrate yourselves today to the LORD, that He may bestow on you a blessing this day, for every man has opposed his son and his brother.” Exodus 32:25-29 NKJV
  285. 285. The glory of God is at stake here. God wanted to show the world for all time that He shares His glory with no one.
  286. 286. God said, "Get your swords. Kill your brother." "My own brother? My own friend, my own neighbor?"
  287. 287. Now comes the question of whether they're gonna do what was needed to be done for the glory of God or what they would do for their own selves.
  288. 288. Exodus 32:28 NKJV 28 "And the children of Levi did according to the word of Moses, and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men." Exodus 32:28 NKJV
  289. 289. You say, "Why did God have them do that?" Because God's glory was at stake, and God shares His glory with no other.
  290. 290. And those people had to pay the price of actually going to kill the people they loved for the sake of the glory of God. That's a high price, isn't it?
  291. 291. You, in your life, you aim at God's glory. When you consider it and prefer it above all other things, whether they be mundane or whether they be human.
  292. 292. Whether they be coins or people... Are you willing to pay a high price when God’s glory is at stake in your business?
  293. 293. Sounds extreme doesn’t it?
  294. 294. God was willing to go to the extreme to protect His glory when He did not back off from crushing His only Son in order to keep His justice in tact.
  295. 295. John 12:27-28 NKJV 27 “Now My soul is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save Me from this hour’? But for this purpose I came to this hour.
  296. 296. 28 Father, glorify Your name.” Then a voice came from heaven, saying, “I have both glorified it and will glorify it again.” John 12:27-28 NKJV
  297. 297. In other words, "God, if You're going to get glory out of this, I submit to it." What does He say? "'Father, glorify Thy name, whatever it costs Me.'
  298. 298. And then there came a voice from Heaven, saying, 'I have both glorified it and will glorify it again.'"
  299. 299. Yes, aiming at God's glory means that I'm content to do God's will, whatever it costs.
  300. 300. The number one way to give God glory is by receiving Jesus Christ as your Savior and as your Lord.
  301. 301. The second way that you give God glory is by intentionally aiming your life at glorifying Him.
  302. 302. END JOHN MCARTHUR
  303. 303. God’s Glory - John 17 *What is God’s glory? (Review God’s Attributes) *Why give God glory? *How do we give God glory? *When do we give it?
  304. 304. Don’t wait until you can afford it.
  305. 305. *God is serious about His glory. *You can’t rob God of His glory – don’t even think about it!
  306. 306. *Jesus said, “You have your reward.” *Be smart, don’t get punished, get rewarded. *He must increase, I must decrease.
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