Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

The Glory of God – Part 4

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 2 Cor. 5:17

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus, and are faithful in Christ Jesus: Eph. 1:1

The Glory of God Defined

Jeffery Johnson:  “God’s glory is the sum of all that God is.  It is the radiance, majesty, beauty, and splendor that shine forth from His unchangeable and eternal essence.”

Jonathan Edwards:  “Glory is a shining forth, the excellency of God flowing forth, so that the glory of God is the shining forth of his perfections.”


          3.  God re-created us to reflect Him in the world: 2 Corinthians 4:4-6

                                       –  Our re-created position:  Union with Christ: 2 Cor. 5:17, 1 Cor. 15:22-24, Eph. 1:1, 1 Cor. 15:45-49, Eph. 4:20-24, Col. 3:9-10, Eph. 1:3-5; 12, Eph. 2:18-22, 1 Tim. 3:14-15

                                       –  Our re-created practice: reflecting the glory of God in Christ: Matt. 5:14-16, Phil. 2:14-16, 1 Peter 2:12