Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

“The Faces of the Lord Jesus: God’s Glory Walking Among Us” – Part 2

Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart. 2 But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God’s word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God. 3 And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. 4 In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 5 For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. 6 For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 2 Corinthians 4:1-6

–  A Loving face

                                                                 The look of pity toward a fallen disciple: Luke 22:54-62

                                                                 The look of mercy to a seeking soul: Luke 19:1-10, Matthew 11:28-30

                                                                 The look of compassion to a rejecter of Christ: Mark 10:17-22

–  A Glorified face

                                                                 Revealed selectively in this life: Matthew 17:1-2

                                                                 Revealed comprehensively throughout eternity: Rev. 1:16, 2 Thess. 1:10, Rev. 22:1-5

–  A Terrifying face: Revelation 6:15-16

–  A Face to Seek: Psalm 27:8, Jeremiah 29:13