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February 25, 2021 7:00 am
We are to be considered making a big deal about it because Dr. Tony Evans says we each have an important responsibility in God's kingdom shall be issued its even to eating and drinking, which is most common thing is to invite him to be glorified celebrating faithfulness. This is the alternative Dr. Tony Abbott, author, speaker, senior pastor of Oakland Bible Fellowship Dallas, Texas, president of the alternative. Some people see God's glory in nature. Others see it when something supernatural happens. Dr. Evans is God's glory can be found in everyday places and teaches us how we play a significant part in that, for others. Let's join them as he begins today I want to talk to you about the glory, the glory of God.
When we speak about the glory of God. We are talking about, not just the name God, but the glory attached to the knee greatness attached to the knee and the biblical word is glory. God's glory is the manifestation of his attributes, his characteristics is God on display. We talk about a basketball player being awesome all great manifesting big glory on the court were talking about what they display.
One of my favorite all-time basketball players was Dr. JI love Lisa and you deserve and got the name Dr. J was because of how he operated on the court. As I got the name Dr. Holly operate.
Maybe you don't know this. I got to play Dr. J101 I got the banana I want. I know you know what happened but I just tell you this little story at a conference in the handbrake time I was speaking teaching at the conference have a bunch of MBA guys and so do not weekly, knew each other a little bit being Chapel Mavericks and all that and so know you wanted to go workout I would work out. So I said let's do some 10 Mexico 108 you know I now know what surprised him because he eat what you know we went all over me and all of that, you know you six. I guess seven and he would let me shoot him. I was on that day I was on solid I was hit my shot is it my shot and we plan to 11 and it was it was it was. I actually scored nine points okay now I was shooting outside because he would let me drive, but I was midday, so he said to get one point in on this last point this last point that he needed because I needed to just needed one. He says will I tell you what it let me go all the way to the corner and let me go uncontested if I missed the shot you write on the basket. You can do.
Glad you get the ball back when the day why I thought that was pretty good I could really stop in the patrol so I thought I would at least give me a little chance you know so he went all the way to the corner and I'm standing around the basket and Casey Mrs. because that's the only chance and what he does from the corner.
Is she doesn't take what I thought he was going to shoot from the corner he takes to step docs let me stand on the best microphone. They made a fool out of me is what is all the best public and because we had all these moves in and everything and and so you think about greatness in their particular art skills. When you look at God's skills. The Bible says the heavens and earth declare the glory of God doesn't look at my skill set.
Look at what the issue with his glory is that nobody can compete with every other glorious person you know in whatever field you know them diminishes. Give him enough time enough age. The fast ones get slower they get injured. The winners start losing because time catches up with so glory is limited in time and space into one area because they're not glorious in everything that glorious in something, God's glorious weighty happy awesome all the things that make him God. All of his attributes. God's glory is extrinsic glory. Not really ascribed me say that again God's glory is weightiness.
Awesomeness his greatness is intrinsic, not really ascribed know what you want me when you go into a courtroom and the judge comes in ascribed glory to the judge your because that robot combat bench and back seat has positioned to when a police person pulls you over yes officer. No officer because their blue uniform has an ascribed recognition based on the law to lay off so you ascribed the glory now take the robot off if you don't know the address and ordinary close another human being in that post in that position you ascribed glory of faith if they leave the position or pass away.
Glory is not there so we ascribed glory to people based on what they have done, are doing at the time they are doing God's glory is not really ascribed.
We do that when we worship him. But it is intrinsic worth is glorious. Whether you ascribed it or not. What is the fire.
What is toward an bluest sky glorious to God you don't make fire hot you make the sky blue you make the water wet. That's how it is nothing you can do can interfere with so not giving God glory doesn't diminish his doesn't take away is glory doesn't doesn't limit his glory because it's built its intrinsic to who he is. So if you don't give him glory. It's okay because he give it to himself because his built-in in Exodus 33 Exodus chapter 33 verse 17 the Lord said to Moses, I will also do this thing of what you have spoken for you have found favor in my sight and I have known you by name.
Then Moses said, I pray you show me your glory. And he said I myself will make all my goodness pass before you and will proclaim the name of the Lord before you and I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, love, compassion on whom I will have compassion.
But he said you cannot see my face for no man can see me and live in the Lord said, behold, there is a place by me, you will stand out on the rock that will come about while my glory is passing by then I will put you in the cleft of the rock and cover you with my hand until I passed by and I will take my hand away.
You will see my back my face shall not be seen. Moses makes a request show me your glory. When he said another way, I want to see no Moses is seeing quite a bit on the hissing of Bush that could burn and see the plagues in Egypt bring federal to his knees. Moses received the opening of the Red Sea, Moses is seen the mountain quite so here seems so much he wanted to see more show me God tells them.
I can't let you see me face-to-face because it will kill you, it will no man can see my face and live you can't you can't see the inner core of me and survive it would be like going into a nuclear reactor and disintegrating. I mean we complain when it gets over 100 in Texas gets over 100 in Texas we run into the air-conditioned because we want to escape the heat of the sun, and God made some is been burning for thousands of years undiminished glory that is light coming from the sun and when it gets too bright in the middle of summer. We run from it because it's glorious to hot would be the illustration of the glory of God is beyond comprehension. He says my glory. You couldn't hand-deliver your own human limitations. But I'll let you see my back is off anything to show you my back.
I have to hide you in the clip of route about the past five I'm going to cover going to come of the cliff with my hands until all you see on my hinder parts.
The best way to explain matters. Are you going to see is the exhaust and looked up and have it in the sky after a plane is passed by, you'll see the plane but you see with the plane left behind. See the exhaust that's the concept. You never see me see my back to see what I left behind know what he left behind was the plenitude first five books of the Old Testament doesn't fix the Leviticus numbers Deuteronomy, Moses was able to write the first five books of the Bible through the exhaust of the C my history Moses could write Genesis even though he was met with Genesis. He can write Genesis because he saw the exhaust of God go by. Show me your glory. I want more. So guess what you hear. I'm here for his glory. Dr. Evans will have more force on the glory of God. He continues in just a moment. Stay with us. Words cannot express my gratitude to God for his faithfulness would've thought it would have taken this urban kid out of Baltimore, Maryland given him the opportunity, allowing me to earn a doctorate degree the church ministry that would model what we've been doing nationally through this ministry that he would build up and give us a staff who are committed to getting this truth out, reaching hundreds and hundreds of thousands of people with the truth of God in all manner of ways to impact individuals and families and churches and even communities with the worldview of the kingdom agenda visible manifestation of the comprehensive God of every area of life and I'm certainly grateful for all the friends he's given us to keep us being able to get God's truth into a needy world.
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We read in Exodus, you have found favor in my sight. I'm pleased with you. Moses says show me your glory. God says because you found favor that you see more. So many of us don't get to see more because his glory is not our goal. Our glory is our goal, and he will not share his glory with getting so if you want to see more of God on display. What is greatness what is advertisement more of his supernatural nature. You need to find that is to find favor is to seek to please look it first Corinthians 1031 first Corinthians 1031 it says whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
We are to become so would bring him glory making a big deal about a big God because isn't that what we do with great people make a big deal about when they made this don't past slightly we go to see that we have whole ceremonies to bring actors glory to bring singers glory to bring athletes glory.
We hold women you know that Hall of Fame to bring glory to bear here today gone Psalm 115 verse one. Abby says not to us but to your name.
Give glory, not us, but to your name. Q glory is that mentality that says I want God advertisement in my life now when we rebel against God. God has a way of still get glory Nebuchadnezzar. Nettie, he said, look at this great Babylon that I have built. I am the man and he then did what no man should never do. He built an idol to himself and demanded worship.
Chapter God is that okay with you, show you who's God for seven years he will become a man, you go to eat the grass with the animals in the field is Google love your fingernails will go a long soul. He was turned into a after a period of time he came to his senses. The next thing you hear is there is only one God in a May is not me. God told Moses, you'll find the word glory if you just look up the word glory. The final word glory altered by just everywhere but he told Moses he said nobody can see my face, live words, if you see my face will kill you too much radiation too much glory which means in order to see his face.
You got a guy. Paul said right now we see through a glass darkly prescriptions 13 six we know is that we know is greatness like the sun shining on a cloudy day is out there, but take out simply can't figure it out when we physically.we will see him manifested in his glory without the limitations of our humanity, but this helps me to understand the statement Paul. Paul makes the statement about himself.
He says I die daily when told what in Luke 923 go to our cross daily.
John the Baptist put it this way since I must decrease and he must increase, in other words, the smaller I get the big he gets. So the principal is the more of me.
I died to the more of him. I see the more of me. I died to that is seeking my own glory.
The more of his glory can be displayed because it is not competing.
Dr. Tony Evans will come back in just a moment to wrap up this message on the glory of God.
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So the issue for all of us even to eating and drinking, which is the most common thing we do is to invite him to be glorified in your life, glorified glorified my successes and be glorified by strong glorified in my pleasure would be glorified and not paid glorified. We could be a people growing in this that I exist for God's and today whatever deity is. I want to be his and her times I wanted to be glorified in the alternative, with Dr. Tony have brought to you by the urban alternative celebrating 40 years of faithfulness, thanks to the generous contributions of listeners like you