Friday First - Looking at the Glory of the Lord Part 3

During October we are focusing on Jesus in the present. We have been in 2 Corinthians where we find a passage that is almost inexhaustible in what we can learn. Looking into the Glory of the Lord is based on two passages that serve as bookends on the section. 2 Corinthians 3.18 says new covenant believers come with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord. 2 Corinthians 4.6 says God has shone in our hearts, bringing the light of the knowledge of God’s glory, in the face of Jesus Christ. This privilege is given to those who believe on Christ and have received the new Covenant promises.

On Sunday we’ll talk about what we mean when we mention looking into the glory of the Lord. We’ll talk about the Corinthian situation Paul was facing and how looking to Christ sustained him. And finally, we’ll talk about another thing that happens when we look into the glory of the Lord: We embrace the powerful privilege we’ve been given.

Our whole life is looking at the glory of God revealed in the face of Jesus. We continually look to Christ … looking to his life and works. We look to Him, hastening for His return. Jesus is the author and finisher of our faith. He isn’t a part of our life, He is our life!

As you prepare for worship, please think about these questions.
  1. What is so precious to you about the privilege of looking into the glory of God?
  2. Is our look into His glory objective or subjective? Explain.
  3. What and who blinds the hearts of those who are perishing?
  4. How can their veil be removed? (2 Corinthians 3.14)
  5. What can you do to keep your gaze set on Christ more and more?

Those Serving

OPENING / WELCOME
Kody Pritt

SONG LEADER
Jason Schofield

PRAYER OF PRAISE
Dru McLaughlin

LEAD LORD'S SUPPER
Kody Pritt
 
SCRIPTURE READING
Shane McLaughlin
2 Corinthians 4.3-4


PREACHING
Matthew Allen

CLOSING PRAYER
Drew Triplett

CLOSING COMMENTS
Rich Walker

WELCOME CENTER
Kathy Downey / Matt Ringle

USHERS
Dan Spargo / Bob Hoopes

CLOSING THE BUILDING
Ben Baker

Matthew Allen

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