Sabbath 8/22/15 Daytona SDB Church Pastor Wray sermon “Why Glory is Due Christ”

Mar 2, 2014
Daytona Beach, FL
Sabbath 8/22/15 Daytona SDB Church Pastor Wray sermon “Why Glory is Due Christ” John 1:1-27

These scriptures introduce us to Jesus Christ and tell us why glory is due to Christ.
G- L- O- R- Y

G = Giving (Titus 2:14) Christ gave himself for us to save us from our sins and give us eternal life. Christ gave himself for us. Jesus died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sin. He was an innocent one who died for the guilty-Us. We still need the grace of God today. Christ needs to be glorified in our lives. We must accept Him as Lord and share Christ with others.

L = Love (Gal. 2:20) We have been crucified with Christ and He lives in us. We live by Faith in the Son of God. Christ’s great love brought faith, love and hope to the fallen mankind. We are to love the lonely, sick, poor and bereaved. We are to have love like Christ had love. Love your neighbor as yourself.

O = Obey (Phil. 2:8) Jesus humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death. He was obedient to God. Jesus obeyed God rather than man. We should do the same thing – obey God and seek His will. Obedience leads to righteousness. We should want to do what God wants us to do!

R = Rely (John 8:28) Jesus said He only did what God told him and taught him to do. God’s word ought to be our word. Jesus didn’t rely on his power. He depended and relied on God’s power. We need to rely on God’s power and not on our own. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to thy own understanding. But in all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy path”.

Y = Yield (Matt. 2:39) Jesus said not his will but God’s will be done. Yielding is letting God be in the driver’s seat of our lives. Yield, not to our will, but to God’s will be done. Jesus chose his father’s will instead of his own human desire. Jesus died to bring the fallen mankind, life and joy. Yield your body as righteousness to God.

Let your lives reflect the glory of Christ so others can see him reflected in your lives. In our daily walks in life, may our lives reflect Jesus Christ. Let others not see us but see the Lord Jesus Christ.