“Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.”
1 Corinthians 10:31
• Everything that God has created was created to bring Him glory.
• When we get a hold of what God has called us to do and we do it, we bring Him glory.
“And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.”
• There is something attractive about someone giving God the glory for success in our lives.
• Everyone likes glory given to God but no one likes pride.
“And blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen.”
• Glory is: using your life to make God know. It is the kabob, the expressed image of God.
• We are living scripture, in some cases, the only bible some will read. (2 Corinthians 3:2)
– “Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men:” 2 Corinthians 3:2
• The church was formed based off two questions Jesus posed to the disciples in Matthew 16: Who do men say I am? Who do you say I am?
• The “church” are the people called out of darkness to share with the world who Jesus is.
“And the Lord said, I have pardoned according to thy word:”
• May the Lord be glorified in all that we do, in the way we treat others, the way we raise our kids, the way our kids behave, etc.
“But now, O Lord , thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.”
• God wired us a certain way when He created us. What is your element, what do you do that causes others to say that you are in your element?
• Your purpose is revealed by your design and your potential is revealed by your purpose.
• Purpose produces design while design creates potential.
• When Adam was in the garden, God called him to care for it. Although Adam was designed with the potential to reproduce, God never called him to do it when he was alone. It was only after Adam named all the animals and realized that he was without a mate that God created Eve and then God told him to multiple.
“Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?”
• The created thing cannot answer why it was created.
• You cannot be what you are not. God’s design tells of what you were created for.
• He won’t give you a word that you cannot perform.
• The purpose that God has for your life will not go beyond your natural ability. For example, if God has created you as a man, He will not give you a word that you need to be a mother.
• We cannot judge a man for being what he was created to be. An example would be judging a person based on the color of their skin. Racism is evil. When you judge a person based on their creation, you are not actually judging them, you are judging God, the one who created them.
“To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,”
• The passage here uses the word manifold. Manifold and the word motley are semantically related. These words can usually be used interchangeably. Manifold is defined as marked by diversity while motley is defined as variegated in color. So, this passage teaches us that God is diverse!
• Many people say that God does not see color. This is impossible because He created color. He is so big and so diverse that when He created man in His image, He created an innumerable diverse representation of a God who can’t be defined by one look or color. God does see color and He is too big to just be one color!
• The church cannot all look the same either. We can’t all be the pastor or the worship leader. However, if we all serve in the purpose and capacity that God has called us to, then we make up the full body of the church.
• Don’t be something you are not, be who you are.
Sunday, January 19, 2020 – 9:45AM Service