Learning and Living the God-centered life

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Preparing the heart for the glory of God

This Sunday we continue in our study of the glory of God. May I encourage you to PREVIEW the notes by clicking on this LINK.

My plan is to start on page 14 as we look together at:

1. The PURPOSE of His glory
2. Our PROBLEM in relationship to His glory
3. His PROVISION for our glory
4. Our PRIORITY of His glory

The attribute of God's glory is critical for us to study and understand because this is the very THEME of the entire Bible. Doesn't it make sense that if the glory of God is the theme of the Bible, then this very thing should be the theme of our lives? As we study the doctrine of God's glory, my recommendation is that you underline and write the word GLORY in the margins of your Bible. Don't be passive in this study become proactive. READ the Scriptures that are referenced in the notes, THINK about how they speak of God's glory, PRAY that the Holy Spirit will open your eyes and LIVE in a way that demonstrates the greatness of the Lord Jesus.

Notice in the gospel of Luke, Chapter 2, the glory of God is mentioned twice in these verses regarding the birth of Jesus Christ.

Luke 2:6 While they were there, the days were completed for her to give birth.
Luke 2:7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
Luke 2:8 ¶ In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock by night.
Luke 2:9 And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened.
Luke 2:10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people;
Luke 2:11 for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
Luke 2:12 “This will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
Luke 2:13 And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,
Luke 2:14 “Glory to God in the highest,

Jesus Christ is the glory of God revealed to us in human flesh. The life that Christ lived then, which was a life that glorified His heavenly Father 24/7, is the same life we can live today. Because as He walked in the power of the Spirit, He has provided to us as believers, that very same power. Here is a key question for us to consider. Are we appropriating the power of the Spirit daily in our lives that reflects the greatness of Christ to the glory of our heavenly Father?

That question will bring us back to the lesson for Sunday which again will deal with God's purpose, man's problem, God's provision, and man' priority as all these relate to the glory of God. I know this is the Christmas season and each of your are overloaded with gift buying, Christmas gatherings and planning to be with family. But as Alan Redpath, great preacher in the 20th Century, once warned his congregation "BEWARE OF THE BARRENNESS OF A BUSY LIFE."

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