Back to Glory

nebulae1Pastor Jeff responds to a previous post about, “What is God’s glory?”  It is a powerful explanation, well worth investing additional mental capacity.  Read on…

2 Corinthians 3: 18 is a beautiful verse for New Covenant believers to understand. “ And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord who is the Spirit”.

“Glory is the weight of his presence, in the new covenant it is  the transformed reflection into his likeness…and is ever increasing….( by being transformed –present imperative-Romans 12:2 and Ephesians 5:18 (be being filled –present imperative)  The interesting thing is they are both Passive it is something we are to allow to be done to us….

When you put it together the Glory of God resides in us and is to shine from us in increasing measure as we allow him to transform/fill us…..

You are right Archie, it is God’s Essence….or  better said It is his presence…The word homoousia was coined to define the trinity… Same Essence or Substance….Because God the Father is unseen he allowed him to see God the Spirit…same essence 1 God 3 persons….

What God gave to the Son (who became flesh and dwelt among us) was the indwelling presence of the Spirit…which is what Jesus has given to us….We are One as He is One.”

Thank you Pastor Jeff and world reads…

I love odd people

odd-people“They went, and while still on their way, became clean. One of them, when he realized that he was healed, turned around and came back, shouting his gratitude, glorifying God. He kneeled at Jesus’ feet, so grateful. He couldn’t thank him enough—and he was a Samaritan.”  That’s a bit odd.

I love odd people.  I suppose it is because I am a bit odd myself.  I feel at home with odd people.  My dad was an odd person.  I loved my dad.  What is it about odd people that make my day?

I think maybe it is because they love life.  They appreciate what God has done for them and are confident enough in their identity to just be themself.  While most of the world looks at them and giggles behind their back, they have a smile and beauty that maybe only they appreciate.  They love God.

When I was a research scientist, I had a friend who wore different color socks.  He had more interesting things going on in his head than worrying about the color of his socks.  I had a mathmatician friend that took his toothbrush for a walk on a string.  I had another scientist friend who was comfortable peeling his toenails in the middle of a party.  These people were all brilliantly odd and didn’t fit in.  They were modern day Samaritans.

Samaritans don’t fit in, but do great things.  Wouldn’t you like the confidence to be a modern day Samaritan?

One Church. One Mission. One Life.

The staff of Grace Point is to memorize “I have given them the glory that you gave me…” John 17:22-23, but I have a question.

What is glory?

Does anyone know what Moses was asking when he asked God to show him His glory?