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The work of the Spirit of God is to reveal the glory of God in the person of Jesus Christ. ...

The work of the Spirit of God is to reveal the glory of God in the person of Jesus Christ.

This message was given on March 23, 2014 at New City Church in Calgary by Pastor John Ferguson. For more info visit: www.newcitychurch.ca

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Sermon Slide Deck: "Seeing & Savouring The Glory Of Jesus" (excerpts from 2 Corinthians) Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Seeing and Savouring the Glory of Jesus ! ~ 2 Corinthians 3:17-18; 4:3-6 ~
  • 2. John Newton, 1725-1807
  • 3. Amazing Grace! How sweet the sound! That saved a wretch like me! I once was lost! But now am found! Was blind but now I see
  • 4. “I know men; and I tell you that Jesus Christ is no mere man. Between Him and every other person in the world there is no possible term of comparison.... Jesus Christ founded His empire upon love; and at this hour millions of men would die for Him.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte 1769-1821
  • 5. “I am a Jew, but I am enthralled by the luminous figure of the Nazarene…. Jesus is too colossal for the pen of phrase-mongers, however artful…. No man can read the Gospels without feeling the actual presence of Jesus. His personality pulsates in every word.” ~ Albert Einstein
  • 6. How does the Holy Spirit glorify Jesus ?
  • 7. Seeing and Savouring the Glory of Jesus ! ~ 2 Corinthians 3:17-18; 4:3-6 ~
  • 8. 1 …the work of the Spirit 2 Be on the lookout for... …the glory of God
  • 9. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where 2 Corinthians 3:17-18 the Spirit of the Lord is, there is free- dom. And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to
  • 10. another. For this comes from the 2 Corinthians 3:17-18 Lord who is the Spirit….
  • 11. And even if our gospel is veiled, it is 2 Corinthians 4:3-4 veiled to those who are perishing. In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of unbelievers to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God….
  • 12. For what we proclaim is not ourselves, 2 Corinthians 4:5 but Jesus Christ as Lord, with our- selves as servants for Jesus’ sake….
  • 13. knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. hearts to give the light of the know- 2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shown in our
  • 14. The Spirit! reveals Christ. Observation #1
  • 15. “…the light of the gospel! of the glory of Christ.” ~ 2 Corinthians 4:4
  • 16. “There is a difference between having an opinion that God is holy and gracious, and having a sense of the loveliness and beauty of that holiness and grace… Jonathan Edwards, 1703-1758! “A Divine & Supernatural Light”
  • 17. “There is a difference between having a rational judgment that honey is sweet, and having a sense of its sweetness… Jonathan Edwards, 1703-1758! “A Divine & Supernatural Light”
  • 18. “When the heart is sensible of the beauty and amiableness of a thing, it necessarily feels pleasure in the apprehension….” Jonathan Edwards, 1703-1758! “A Divine & Supernatural Light”
  • 19. The Spirit reveals ! the glory of Christ. Observation #2
  • 20. “…the light of the gospel! of the glory of Christ.” ~ 2 Corinthians 4:4
  • 21. “A voice cries: ‘In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God…. And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.” ~ The Prophet Isaiah (40:3-5)
  • 22. “The time is coming to gather all nations and tongues. And they shall come and shall see my glory.” ~ The Prophet Isaiah (66:18)
  • 23. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God… And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” ~ The Apostle John! in The Gospel of John (1:1,14)
  • 24. ~ The Apostle Paul ! in Titus 2:13 “…the appearing of ! the glory of our ! great God and ! Savior Jesus Christ.”
  • 25. “…in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power.” ~ Hebrews 1:2-3
  • 26. The Spirit reveals ! the Gospel of ! the glory of Christ. Observation #3
  • 27. “…the light of the gospel! of the glory of Christ.” ~ 2 Corinthians 4:4
  • 28. “For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.” ~ The Apostle Peter! in 2 Peter 1:16
  • 29. “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon and have touched with our hands…that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you…” ~ The Apostle John! in 1 John 1:1ff
  • 30. ~ The Apostle Paul in Galatians 3:1 “It was before your eyes that Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified.”
  • 31. The work of the Spirit of God is to reveal the glory of God in the person of Jesus Christ. Main Idea
  • 32. WARNING!1 Beware of being mildly curious about Jesus
  • 33. Open yourself! to the Spirit’s work! in your life. 2
  • 34. ~ The Apostle John! in 1 John 3:2 “Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared, but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.”
  • 35. ~ The Apostle Paul ! in Philippians 3:8 “I count everything as loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.”
  • 36. flickr images courtesy of: Ian Britton: http://www.flickr.com/photos/freefoto/2747072912/