April 22nd, 2018: Waking The Dead – Restoring Glory

What would you think if I told you that you are more than you think you are? Most Christians don’t see themselves the way scripture describes us.

It’s true that we start as a sinner saved by grace, but we’re also a new creation in Christ Jesus and all through the New Testament the Apostles refer to Christ followers as Saints (see: Acts 26:10, Romans 15:26, Philippians 1:1, Colossians 1:2, & 1 Corinthians 1:2).

Even more than that we are meant to bear God’s glory. Our study focused on 2 Corinthians 3:7-18 where Paul talks about Moses shining with the Glory of God, but Paul makes a strong case that this should be commons place for those full of God’s Spirit. God wants all of use to live from that place of calling and gifting; filled up it hthe power and glory of the Holy Spirit.

If that’s not clear for you, one way to figure out where God meant for you to shine is to look for the place where you’ve been most attacked and shamed into hiding. The enemy of our soul sees that glory in you as well and wants to tarnish you. Pastor Dan concluded the message by sharing his own testimony on how he has experienced that and what God is doing in his heart.

2 Corinthians 3:18 (NIV)
18 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.