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For Whose Glory?

April 20, 2008
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For Whose Glory?

This week's message is For Whose Glory?. Choose your connection speed to listen: dialup - broadband - transcript

Misdirected Glory Destroys

Today we take a brief look at the lives of celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, and ponder their emptiness and desperation. They had everything, and yet they were empty and without hope.

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They had something we all have, only much more of it, and that one thing is "glory." More specifically, they had "misdirected" glory. Today we take a look at how we all should handle the glory we're given if it is to produce life instead of death.

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All for the Glory of God

Scripture tells us, "Whatever you do, do all for the glory of God." Do you realize what could happen if the Church really did that? All too often (and we're all guilty of this), we accept and even seek after glory for ourselves instead of for God. Fellowship - click to enlarge

It may be the glory of being able to do whatever we want, the glory of riches, the glory of pride and dignity, the glory of recognition, or even the glory of appearing holy to others. But any glory which is directed upon ourselves is misdirected glory, and it will destroy us.

Jesus' model prayer, commonly called "The Lord's Prayer," ends with the words, "For thine is the glory..." It all belongs to him, and he says that he will not share his glory with flesh.

What's even more disturbing is that, when we glorify ourselves, our dreams, our causes, or anyone or anything else besides God, we are pointing others away from him. On the other hand, when we surrender all the glory to God, we point the world to him.


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