Summary: We must live a life that glorifies God.
Living Life on Purpose
March 29, 2009 Morning Service
Immanuel Baptist Church, Wagoner, OK
Message Point: We must live a life that glorifies God.
Focus Passage: I Peter 4:11
Supplemental Passage: Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
1Pe 4:11 If you have the gift of speaking, preach God's message. If you have the gift of helping others, do it with the strength that God supplies. Everything should be done in a way that will bring honor to God because of Jesus Christ, who is glorious and powerful forever. Amen. (Contemporary Eng Ver)
I. It’s not about you
a. On an appointed day Herod, having put on his royal apparel, took his seat on the rostrum and began delivering an address to them. The people kept crying out, "The voice of a god and not of a man!" And immediately an angel of the Lord struck him because he did not give God the glory, and he was eaten by worms and died. (Acts 12:21-23)
b. 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 glory belongs to the horse, the bird and the tailor.
II. It’s all about God
a. 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."
b. Glorifying God consists in four things:
i. 1. Appreciation,
ii. 2. Adoration,
iii. 3. Affection,
iv. 4. Subjection
Invitation: Are you intentionally, purposefully, strategically glorifying God with your life? When people see how you live your life, do they applaud God? When someone tells you "good job," do you somehow seek to turn the spotlight onto Him?
The glory of God, and, as our only means to glorifying Him, the salvation of human souls, is the real business of life. C.S. Lewis.