Nick Grayshon (Sun, 19 Mar 2017)
Nick Grayshon from Holy Trinity Matlock Bath spoke on God's glory.
To view the bible verses Nick referred to (in PDF format), click here.
Jesus prays to be glorified
After Jesus said this, he looked towards heaven and prayed: ‘Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.
1 John 1:1-3
The incarnation of the Word of life
That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched – this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us. We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.
1 Nick talked about us being those who God has chosen to show his Glory in, how does God show is glory in us? And how does his glory shine through us that others may see.
2 All that Jesus did was to bring Glory to his father the father always glorified his son. How do we understand this relationship? If we are sons of God what should our relationship with the father be like?
3 how do we keep ourselves humble when God shows his glory through us to others when they praise us for what he did through us.
4 John 15:8 "This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples"
How is it to the fathers Glory when we are fruitful? What is the fruit that brings glory to God?