Contributed by Aubrey Vaughan on Nov 28, 2006
C.S. Lewis said, “In commanding us to glorify Him, God is inviting us to enjoy him.” God wants our worship to be motivated by
Contributed by David Dewitt on Dec 15, 2000
What Does Hope Do For Mankind?
Hope shines brightest when the hour is darkest.
Hope motivates when discouragement comes.
Hope energizes when the body is tired.
Hope sweetens while bitterness bites.
Hope sings when all melodies are gone.
Hope believes when evidence is eliminated.
In the book, “Let Us Break Bread Together” Fred Daniel Gealy writes,
“The word Epiphany is a great Christian word. The grace of God has appeared is the testimony of every page in the New Testament. My eyes have seen God has not just shown himself in the past; nor is his coming simply some
Contributed by on Apr 5, 2008
QUOTE: Charles Spurgeon, A View of God’s Glory.
“Now, what attribute is God about to show to Moses? His petition is, “Show me thy glory.” Will God show him his justice? His holiness? His wrath? His power? No. Hear the still small voice – “I will make all my goodness pass before you.” Ah!
Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Jun 2, 2008
"God's 'glory' is how we describe the sum effect of all of his attributes: grace, truth, goodness, mercy, justice, knowledge, power, eternality--all that He is. Therefore, the glory of God is intrinsic; it is as essential to God as light is to the sun and as wet is to water. You don't make the sun
Contributed by Eric Ferguson on Aug 5, 2008
BUILDING A CATHEDRAL
A man once walked by a building site and saw three stone masons side by side, sweating over their work in the hot sun.
He asked the first, "What are you doing?"
"Laying bricks" came the reply.
He asked the second stone mason, "And what are you doing?"
Contributed by Ken Pell on Jul 27, 2010
NO ROOM FOR THE GREAT
In "A Hunger for God", John Piper says, "If you don’t feel strong desires for the manifestation of the glory of God, it is not because you have drunk deeply and are satisfied. It is because you have nibbled so long at the table of
Contributed by Clark Tanner on Sep 18, 2009
"Christians, if there is any point at which we will balk at ascribing all glory, all authority, all sovereignty and lordship to God, then we have
BRAINERD: HONOR TO GOD
Let me leave you with some words from the famous American colonial missionary to the Indians, David Brainerd, who died at the age of twenty-nine. His diary reveals a young man intensely committed to God. Brainerd once said to Jonathan Edwards:
"I do not go to heaven to
IS IT WORTH IT?
I see a young soldier, he looks barely 18 to me, he has got fear in his eyes, but he has one goal... to get glory and honour... I see him, going through his training, a hard routine, 20 press-ups followed by 30 crunches, then an hour jogging, and then more push-ups, by the end of
Contributed by Mark Stepherson on Jul 19, 2011
Live in a Way That Glorifies God
Dan Blocker was my favorite character, Hoss, on the TV series Bonanza. When he died unexpectedly, Hoss died. The producers knew they could not replace him. The story was that woman was caught in a flood. Hoss held her above the water with one hand and held a
GOD'S GLORIOUS CREATION
Sometimes it’s good for us to get out of our environment to see the glory of God, and to be even more thankful for all he’s done and given, for that which he is doing now, and forevermore will do for all of creation.
Going on vacation last weekend t refreshed my
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 21, 2010
HAYDN: NOT FROM ME, BUT FROM THEE
Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) was present at the Vienna Music Hall where his oratorio The Creation was being performed. Weakened by age, the great composer was confined to a wheelchair. As the majestic work moved along, the audience was caught up with
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 24, 2010
BACH AND THE GLORY OF GOD
J. S. Bach said, "All music should have no other end and aim than the glory of God and the soul's refreshment; where this is not remembered there is no real music but only a devilish hub-bub."
He headed his compositions: "J. J." "Jesus Juva" which means "Jesus help
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 30, 2010
THE FOLLY OF GLORY
Some men become proud and insolent because they ride a fine horse, wear a feather in their hat or are dressed in a fine suit of clothes. Who does not see the folly of this? If there be any glory in such things, the
Contributed by Steve Gallimore on Aug 28, 2008
Can't Wait Until Morning
Dr. W. A Criswell, Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Dallas Texas, said on one occasion on an airplane flight he found himself seated beside a well-known theologian. He desperately wanted to start a conversation and they did get to talk. The man told Dr. Criswell
Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Jun 2, 2011
GOD’S GLORY AT MARANATHA
At the 2009 Kansas high school state track championship, an unusual thing happened. The team that won the girls 3,200-meter relay was disqualified. But what happened next was even more unusual. The team that was awarded the state championship by default turned right
GOD'S GLORY AND OUR HAPPINESS
Jonathan Edwards writes:
God in seeking his glory seeks the good of his creatures, because the emanation of his glory ... implies the ... happiness of his creatures. And in communicating his fullness for them, he does it for himself, because their good, which he
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 11, 2008
This illustration concerns an incident one day when C.S. Lewis was in the tool shed in his garden. He noticed a sunbeam shining across the shed. It was showing up the dust particles. He must have seen the same thing many times before, but this time he was captivated by it.