Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

The Faces of ther Lord Jesus: God’s Glory Walking Among Us – Part 1

Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart. 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. And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. 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. For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. 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 Corintians 4:1-6

The Glory of God Defined: The glory of God is the excellency of His Holy Person shining forth in the radiance, beauty, magnificence, and greatness of His eternal and unchanging essence to be adored, enjoyed, and reflected back to Him from al creation particularly His people.”

2.  In the New Testament: Hebrews 1:1-3, John 1:14-18, Matt. 1:23, 2 Cor. 4:1-6

                          a.  The Faces of the Lord Jesus: God’s Glory Walking Among Us

                                                    –  A Suffering face: Isaiah 52:14, Isaiah 53:2-3

                                                    –  A Resolved face: Luke 9:51-56Luke 2:48-49

                                                    –  A Humbled face: Matt. 26:65-67, Mark 15:16-20, Luke 22:63-65

–  A Loving face: Luke 22:54-62, Mark 10:21

                                                    –  A Glorified face: Rev. 1:16, 2 Thess. 1:10

                                                    –  A Terrifying face: Rev. 6:15-16

                                                    –  A face to Seek: Psalm 27:8, Jer. 29:13