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Tuesday 1 February 2011
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The Glory                      of GodTuesday 1 February 2011
glory |ˈglôrē|                          noun ( pl. -ries)                  high renown or honor                     won by...
Evans says,        “Glory is the process of        manifesting, demonstrating        one’s attributes; letting        ever...
1. God’s glory manifested                   in his nature        The glory of God is, “the        visible manifestation of...
The glory of God is the composite ofall that he is - the sum of his being,the comprehensive grouping of allhis qualities, ...
2. Then Moses said to him,“If your Presence does notgo with us, do not send usup from here.Important principle - ifGod is ...
3. Then Moses said, “Now show me your glory.”In other words “I want to see and knowall that you are God, show meeverything...
The Hebrew word for goodness    was also used for jewelry, it    means splendour. God has    intrinsic glory - it is part ...
The Hebrew word for goodness    was also used for jewelry, it    means splendour. God has    intrinsic glory - it is part ...
“I am the LORD; that is my name!    I will not yield my glory to another    or my praise to idols.    Isaiah 42:8    Not t...
2. God’s glory manifested                     in history  God’s internal essence ins shown  by his external actions - the ...
which God will bring about in his own time—God, the            blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of      ...
which God will bring about in his own time—God, the            blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of      ...
which God will bring about in his own time—God, the            blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of      ...
When God shows up in history it is always in relation to light; Ezekiel 1:28 Like the appearance of a rainbow in the cloud...
2.a.Revealed in creation   God reveals the light of his glory in a   number of ways:   Psalm 19:1-2, 4-6   We cannot hide ...
2.a.Revealed in creation  The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies   proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day ...
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2.b. Revealed in the tabernacle  God revealed his glory in and around the tabernacle,  Exodus 40:34-38  Then the cloud cov...
Why did God appear as a cloud of glory?             Evans suggests this as a principle for             Christian living - ...
2.c. Revealed in the temple   1 Kings 8:10-11 reveals   God’s glory in the temple,   the permanent dwelling   pace of God....
2.c. Revealed in the temple                                     Because God was present   1 Kings 8:10-11 reveals         ...
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Zerubbabels Temple                             The rebuilding of Jerusalems                          temple was done in st...
Herods Temple in                           the Time of Jesus                              Herod began                     ...
2.d. Revealed in christ   The ultimate revelation of God’s glory   is Jesus Christ. John 1:1, 14, 18   In the beginning wa...
2.d. Revealed in christ   On earth Jesus was God’s   glory in human flesh -   because of this he could do   the miracles an...
2.d. Revealed in the church   Eph 3:20-21 - Now to him who is able   to do immeasurably more than all we   ask or imagine,...
3. God’s glory: the basis                of blessing and cursing    2 Cor 4:3-4 -And even if our gospel is    veiled, it i...
Evans suggests that the glory of Godwhich proved us sinners now becomesthe basis of our blessing:2 Cor 4:6-7 - For God, wh...
When you have God’s glory the   problems do not crush you, you   might get confused but you don’t   commit suicide - there...
God’s glory demands a                           response            Only fallen men and fallen            angels don’t vol...
1. Sing to him   Psalm 96:1-3 - Sing to the LORD   a new song; sing to the LORD, all   the earth. Sing to the LORD, praise...
Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be   glad; let the sea resound, and all that is   in it. Let the fields be jubilant,...
2. Praise him     We cannot give glory to God -     it is intrinsic to him - but we     can ascribe it to him.     A judge...
3. Glorify Him    Jesus healed 10 lepers and only    one came back to praise him -    Luke 17:13-19    V. 17 “Jesus asked,...
1. Bearing much fruit - Jn 15:8    2. Doing good works - Matt 5:16    3. Being sexually pure - 1 Cor    6:18-20    4. Conf...
And even if non-believers won’t    glorify God, God will still get the    glory    Look at pharaoh - would not let    Isra...
God’s glory transforms                    those who respond 2 Cor 3:18 18 And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate ...
A Temporary glow Exodus 34 When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the covenant law in his hands, he...
A permanent glow Meeting Jesus, becoming a Christian, puts a glow in our lives. If we expose ourselves to God’s glory this...
A permanent glow Meeting Jesus, becoming a Christian, puts a glow inin lives. If  The bottom line our we expose God’s glor...
Responding to the glory                        of God    1. Look at your daily routine    - how much of your time and    e...
Responding to the glory                        of God     And we all, who with    1. Look at your daily routine          u...
Responding to the glory                        of God     And we all, whohas         No temptation with    1. overtaken yo...
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  5. 5. glory |ˈglôrē| noun ( pl. -ries) high renown or honor won by notable achievements magnificence; great beautyTuesday 1 February 2011
  6. 6. Evans says, “Glory is the process of manifesting, demonstrating one’s attributes; letting everyone in the stands see you strut your stuff; letting people in on who you are on what makes you tick. That’s glory. “Only God has true glory. Nothing can ever happen to dim or diminish his glory.”Tuesday 1 February 2011
  7. 7. 1. God’s glory manifested in his nature The glory of God is, “the visible manifestation of his attributes, his character, his perfections” The OT word for glory means “to be weighted, to be heavy”. Awesome is used of God’s glory - because that is what he is!Tuesday 1 February 2011
  8. 8. The glory of God is the composite ofall that he is - the sum of his being,the comprehensive grouping of allhis qualities, attributes etc.Evans examines God’s glory furtherthrough Exodus 33:13-23. Mosesmakes three requests of God.1. Verse 13 -If you are pleased with me,teach me your ways so I may know youand continue to find favor with you. Tofollow God you need to know him,his ways are different to ours. Aluminum CompositeThe LORD replied, “My Presence will go Panel - widely used inwith you...” constructionTuesday 1 February 2011
  9. 9. 2. Then Moses said to him,“If your Presence does notgo with us, do not send usup from here.Important principle - ifGod is not with you it isnot worth goinganywhere.And the LORD said toMoses, “I will do the verything you have asked,because I am pleased withyou and I know you byname.”Tuesday 1 February 2011
  10. 10. 3. Then Moses said, “Now show me your glory.”In other words “I want to see and knowall that you are God, show meeverything”....the LORD said, “I will cause all my goodnessto pass in front of you, and I will proclaim myname, the LORD, in your presence. I will havemercy on whom I will have mercy, and I willhave compassion on whom I will havecompassion. But,” he said, “you cannot see myface, for no one may see me and live.”When my glory passes by, I will put you in acleft in the rock and cover you with my handuntil I have passed by. Then I will remove myhand and you will see my back; but my facemust not be seen.”Tuesday 1 February 2011
  11. 11. The Hebrew word for goodness was also used for jewelry, it means splendour. God has intrinsic glory - it is part of who he is. We try to look or be glorious, make up, plastic surgery, possessions etc. - God has it within himself, and it is there whether you recognise it or not.Tuesday 1 February 2011
  12. 12. The Hebrew word for goodness was also used for jewelry, it means splendour. God has intrinsic glory - it is part of who he is. We try to look or be glorious, make up, plastic surgery, possessions etc. - God has it within himself, and it is there whether you recognise it or not.Tuesday 1 February 2011
  13. 13. “I am the LORD; that is my name! I will not yield my glory to another or my praise to idols. Isaiah 42:8 Not to us, LORD, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness. Psalm 115:1 The glory of God does not depend on what he does but is about who he is Psalm 29:3 - he is the God of gloryTuesday 1 February 2011
  14. 14. 2. God’s glory manifested in history God’s internal essence ins shown by his external actions - the manifest glory of God, Shekinah glory - meaning to reside or dwell with, so men can see it. Evans says, “The internal essence of God would be a huge, radiating light. If God were to come to show us his inner self, we would see a big light. Where do I get that...?”Tuesday 1 February 2011
  15. 15. which God will bring about in his own time—God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To him be honor and might forever. Amen. 1 Tim 6:15-16 The sun is 93 million miles from us, yet we feel its effects and couldn’t get within 1,000,000 miles without being burnt to bits God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 1 John 1:5Tuesday 1 February 2011
  16. 16. which God will bring about in his own time—God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To him be honor and might forever. Amen. 1 Tim 6:15-16 The sun is 93 million miles from us, yet we feel its effects and couldn’t get within 1,000,000 miles without being burnt to bits God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 1 John 1:5Tuesday 1 February 2011
  17. 17. which God will bring about in his own time—God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To him be honor and might forever. Amen. 1 Tim 6:15-16 The sun is 93 million miles from us, yet we feel its effects and couldn’t get within 1,000,000 miles without being burnt to bits God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 1 John 1:5Tuesday 1 February 2011
  18. 18. When God shows up in history it is always in relation to light; Ezekiel 1:28 Like the appearance of a rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the radiance around him. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. When I saw it, I fell facedown, and I heard the voice of one speaking. Luke 2:9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. Rev 21:23 The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp.Tuesday 1 February 2011
  19. 19. 2.a.Revealed in creation God reveals the light of his glory in a number of ways: Psalm 19:1-2, 4-6 We cannot hide from God’s glory as it is revealed in the world around us. Go outside and see how glorious God is. Our galaxy, the Milky way, has over 200 billion stars - and the universes is thought to have at least 1 million other such galaxiesTuesday 1 February 2011
  20. 20. 2.a.Revealed in creation The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day God reveals the light speech; night after night they they pour forth of his glory in a reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they number of ways: use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet Psalm 19:1-2, 4-6 We cannot hide from God’s glory allitthe earth, their their voice goes out into as is revealed in theends of the world. In the heavens words to the world around us. Go outside has see how glorious God is. sun. It is like a God and pitched a tent for the Our galaxy, the Milky way, hasof his chamber, like a bridegroom coming out over 200 billion stars - and the universes is champion rejoicing1to run other thought to have at least million his course. It rises at such galaxies the heavens and makes its circuit to one end of the other; nothing is deprived of its warmth.Tuesday 1 February 2011
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  28. 28. 2.b. Revealed in the tabernacle God revealed his glory in and around the tabernacle, Exodus 40:34-38 Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle. Moses could not enter the tent of meeting because the cloud had settled on it, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle. In all the travels of the Israelites, whenever the cloud lifted from above the tabernacle, they would set out; but if the cloud did not lift, they did not set out—until the day it lifted. So the cloud of the LORD was over the tabernacle by day, and fire was in the cloud by night, in the sight of all the Israelites during all their travels.Tuesday 1 February 2011
  29. 29. Why did God appear as a cloud of glory? Evans suggests this as a principle for Christian living - don’t move until the glory cloud moves - if you have a passion for the glory of God look for it, then it will pull you forward and move you on at the right time.Tuesday 1 February 2011
  30. 30. 2.c. Revealed in the temple 1 Kings 8:10-11 reveals God’s glory in the temple, the permanent dwelling pace of God. When the priests withdrew from the Holy Place, the cloud filled the temple of the LORD. And the priests could not perform their service because of the cloud, for the glory of the LORD filled his temple.Tuesday 1 February 2011
  31. 31. 2.c. Revealed in the temple Because God was present 1 Kings 8:10-11 reveals amongst his people so God’s glory in the temple, were all of his attributes - the permanent dwelling power, knowledge, truth, pace of God. presence, guidance, When the priests withdrew from revelation - thus we see the Holy Place, the cloud filled the importance of the the temple of the LORD. And glory of God residing the priests could not perform with us. their service because of the 1 Sam 4:21 - ichabod = cloud, for the glory of the the glory has departed = LORD filled his temple. no presence = disaster!Tuesday 1 February 2011
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  33. 33. Zerubbabels Temple The rebuilding of Jerusalems temple was done in stages (c. 536– 516 b.c.). First, the altar was built, so that sacrifices could again be made (Ezra 3:2–3). The second phase was the laying of the foundation of the temple. The only information given in the biblical record about the architecture of the temple is the dimensions, which were sixty cubits (90 feet/27 m) high and wide (Ezra 6:3). As there is no mention of the length of the building, these dimensions must refer to the facade of the temple, i.e., the Porch.Tuesday 1 February 2011
  34. 34. Herods Temple in the Time of Jesus Herod began construction of this magnificent temple in 20/19 b.c., the main construction phase was completed within about a decade. The Roman army under Titus destroyed the temple during the capture of Jerusalem in a.d. 70.Tuesday 1 February 2011
  35. 35. 2.d. Revealed in christ The ultimate revelation of God’s glory is Jesus Christ. John 1:1, 14, 18 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God...The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth...No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known.Tuesday 1 February 2011
  36. 36. 2.d. Revealed in christ On earth Jesus was God’s glory in human flesh - because of this he could do the miracles and things that only God can do. During the Transfiguration we see Jesus in a glorified form - as if there was a bursting out of the glory of God from within him - and even the voice from heaven made them all hide their faces. Matt 17:1-8Tuesday 1 February 2011
  37. 37. 2.d. Revealed in the church Eph 3:20-21 - Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. God’s glory is shown through the people of God - we reflect and mirror what God is like Eph 1:12 -in order that we, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory.Tuesday 1 February 2011
  38. 38. 3. God’s glory: the basis of blessing and cursing 2 Cor 4:3-4 -And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. Rom 3:23 - for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, We are sinners because we are not like God - his inner being and ours are totally different - we have sinned and don’t match up to his gloryTuesday 1 February 2011
  39. 39. Evans suggests that the glory of Godwhich proved us sinners now becomesthe basis of our blessing:2 Cor 4:6-7 - For God, who said, “Let lightshine out of darkness,” made his light shine inour hearts to give us the light of the knowledgeof God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.But we have this treasure in jars of clay to showthat this all-surpassing power is from God andnot from us.Where’s the blessing? It is shown in 8-9,We are hard pressed on every side, but notcrushed; perplexed, but not in despair;persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, butnot destroyed.Tuesday 1 February 2011
  40. 40. When you have God’s glory the problems do not crush you, you might get confused but you don’t commit suicide - there maybe problems all around but God’s glory surounds you and therefore means you are not destroyed. So the glory of God brings his support, encouragement, blessing, strength etc. - it does not mean there will never be difficulties, simply that God promises strength for you to go through it.Tuesday 1 February 2011
  41. 41. God’s glory demands a response Only fallen men and fallen angels don’t voluntarily glorify God. Claiming to esteem God has to be shown - how much you esteem God is shown by what you do - how do you respond to God?Tuesday 1 February 2011
  42. 42. 1. Sing to him Psalm 96:1-3 - Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth. Sing to the LORD, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples. According to Evans, cows mooing, cats meowing and the rest are all giving glory to God - verse Psalm 96: 11-13aTuesday 1 February 2011
  43. 43. Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it. Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them; let all the trees of the forest sing for joy. Let all creation rejoice before the LORD, for he comes, And we should be doing the same, look at verses 7-9; Ascribe to the LORD, all you families of nations, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength. Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; bring an offering and come into his courts. Worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness; tremble before him, all the earth.Tuesday 1 February 2011
  44. 44. 2. Praise him We cannot give glory to God - it is intrinsic to him - but we can ascribe it to him. A judge or policeman becomes glorious by putting on a robe or uniform and becomes less glorious by taking it off - God never takes his glory off - he is glorious How much - Ps 113:3 - From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the LORD is to be praised. All times, all places, all eventsTuesday 1 February 2011
  45. 45. 3. Glorify Him Jesus healed 10 lepers and only one came back to praise him - Luke 17:13-19 V. 17 “Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine?” Where are we when it comes to glorifying God - in bed, too tired...God has given us life in him, our response should be to glorify him - something that can be dome in many ways:Tuesday 1 February 2011
  46. 46. 1. Bearing much fruit - Jn 15:8 2. Doing good works - Matt 5:16 3. Being sexually pure - 1 Cor 6:18-20 4. Confessing sins - Josh 7:9 5. Living by faith - Rom 4:19-21 6. Proclaiming his word - 2Thess 3:1 Etc.Tuesday 1 February 2011
  47. 47. And even if non-believers won’t glorify God, God will still get the glory Look at pharaoh - would not let Israel go - Ex 14:17 - I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians so that they will go in after them. And I will gain glory through Pharaoh and all his army, through his chariots and his horsemen. The question is not whether God will be glorified but whether we will give it to him voluntarily!Tuesday 1 February 2011
  48. 48. God’s glory transforms those who respond 2 Cor 3:18 18 And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. TM -And so we are transfigured much like the Messiah, our lives gradually becoming brighter and more beautiful as God enters our lives and we become like him.Tuesday 1 February 2011
  49. 49. A Temporary glow Exodus 34 When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the covenant law in his hands, he was not aware that his face was radiant because he had spoken with the LORD. When Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, his face was radiant, and they were afraid to come near him... When Moses finished speaking to them, he put a veil over his face. But whenever he entered the LORD’s presence to speak with him, he removed the veil until he came out.Tuesday 1 February 2011
  50. 50. A permanent glow Meeting Jesus, becoming a Christian, puts a glow in our lives. If we expose ourselves to God’s glory this remains - if not we need to re- enter his presence and be transformed. David in Ps 16:8-9 said - I keep my eyes always on the LORD. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure, The presence of God (eyes fixed on) produces gladness and rejoicing.Tuesday 1 February 2011
  51. 51. A permanent glow Meeting Jesus, becoming a Christian, puts a glow inin lives. If The bottom line our we expose God’s glory: 1 seeing ourselves to God’s glory this remains 31 not we need to re- Cor 10: - if and be enter his presence So whether you eat transformed. David in Ps 16:8-9 said - I keep my or drink or eyes always on the LORD. With him at whateverglad and my tongue you do, my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is rejoices; my bodyall will restthe do it also for secure, The presence of God (eyes fixed on) glory of God. produces gladness and rejoicing.Tuesday 1 February 2011
  52. 52. Responding to the glory of God 1. Look at your daily routine - how much of your time and energy is focussed around giving glory to God - how much is “activity” 2. Have circumstances worn you down - recommit to God and to seeking his glory 3. Memorise 2 Cor 3:18 and 1 Cor 10:13Tuesday 1 February 2011
  53. 53. Responding to the glory of God And we all, who with 1. Look at your daily routine unveiled faces - how much of your time and contemplate the energy is focussed around giving glory to God - are Lord’s glory, how much is “activity” being transformed 2. into his image with Have circumstances worn you down - recommit to God ever-increasing glory, and to seeking his glory which comes from the 3. Memorise 2 Cor 3:18 and 1 Cor 10:13 who is the Lord, Spirit.Tuesday 1 February 2011
  54. 54. Responding to the glory of God And we all, whohas No temptation with 1. overtaken you except Look at your daily routine unveiled faces - how much of your time and what is common to contemplate the energy is focussed around giving glory to GodGod is mankind.glory,- are Lord’s And how much is “activity” not let faithful; he will being transformed you becircumstances worn tempted beyond 2. into his image with Have you down - recommit toBut what you can bear. God ever-increasing glory, and to when you glory seeking his are which comeswill also tempted,he fromand the 3. Memorise 2 Cor 3:18 1 Cor 10:13 who is the Lord, provide a way out so that you can endure it. Spirit.Tuesday 1 February 2011
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