The Heavenly Father created
us in His own image.
Gen. 1:26-28, “And God said, Let us make man in
our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of
the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the
earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God
created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male
and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them,
Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have
dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over
every living thing that moveth upon the earth.”
We as thoughtful children
express our love and respect to or for our parents. This is true whether
or not they’re still living. Conscientious children would avoid bringing
disgrace unto their parents. Even more so, as Christians, we should seek
to glorify our Heavenly Father. The term “glorify” means to praise,
magnify, extol, celebrate, honor, adorn with luster, and to clothe with
In the past there were those
who refused to glorify God. Those ungodly individuals did not wish to retain
God in their knowledge.
(Either read or elaborate upon this passage).
The physical universe
provides adequate evidence of God and declares His glory.
Psalm 19:1, “The
heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth his handywork.”
Rom. 1:20, “For the
invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being
understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and
Godhead; so that they are without excuse:”
Even the Son of God, while
upon earth, gave the Heavenly Father glory.
We learn at John 17:4,
while praying unto the Heavenly Father Jesus said, “I have glorified
thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.”
IN WHAT WAYS CAN YOU & I
GLORIFY GOD & BRING GLORY UNTO HIS NAME?
WE GLORIFY GOD BY BEING IN HIS FAMILY.
In order to be in the family of God we must be born again.
Being born again is a spiritual birth.
John 3:3-5, “Jesus
answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be
born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How
can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his
mother’s womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee,
Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the
kingdom of God.”
Members of a family will either bring honor or dishonor to their
Eph. 3:15-17, “Of
whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named. That he would grant you,
according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his
Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that
ye, being rooted and grounded in love,”
Those outside the family of God have no promise of a single spiritual
Eph. 1:3, “Blessed
be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us
with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:”
WE GLORIFY GOD BY BEING IN HIS CHURCH.
Eph. 3:21, “Unto
him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages,
world without end. Amen.”
“Praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord
added to the church daily such as should be saved.”
Eph. 5:23, “For the
husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church:
and he is the savior of the body.”
“Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave
himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of
water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious church,
not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and
WE GLORIFY GOD IN THE NAME CHRISTIAN.
Isaiah 62:2, “And
the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and
thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the Lord shall name.”
Acts 10; Acts
11:26, “…And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.”
I Pet. 4:16, “Yet
if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him
glorify God on this behalf.” “…in this name.” (R. V.)
Acts 5:41, “And
they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were
counted worthy to suffer shame for his name.”
WE GLORIFY GOD IN OUR LIVES.
Matt. 5:16, “Let
your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and
glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Also: Acts 4:13;
II Cor. 3:2, “Ye
are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men:”
John 15:8, “Herein
is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my
John 17:5, “And
now, O Father, glory thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had
with thee before the world was.”
“Therefore, when he was gone out, Jesus said, Now is the Son of man
glorified, and God is glorified in him.”
Faithful children of God
will receive glory in Heaven after our life on earth is over.
1 Pet. 5:1, 10,
“And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of
glory that fadeth not away.
But the God of all grace,
who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that
ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle
Rom. 8:17-18, “And
if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be
that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy
to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.”