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Sermons about Glory
Pastor Jonathan Shirk's final sermon at North Park Church
God gave us his amazing creation for our use, for us to rule over. We failed to rule over it, instead, we let it rule over us. Now we live in a frustrating and dangerous world, full of death and destruction. We don't see the world in subjection to us, but we do see Jesus, who has overcome the frustration of creation in his life, death and resurrection, and now calls us forward into his renewed creation.
The witness of the Old Testament is clear - Jesus is greater than even the angels! If the Old Testament Church was punished for disobeying the message brought to them by angels, how much greater will the condemnation be of those who ignore the salvation brought by the greater one, Jesus?
Jesus is better! Don't love the world, love him!
Justified By His Grace As A Gift
Paul wanted the church to know a few things: 1) He wanted the church to know God's possession of them: 2) He wanted the church to know God's presence in them: 3) He wanted the church to know God's purpose for them:
This short passage is a summary of Paul's thoughts from chapter two. It is a simple yet powerful prescription for success in sanctification. Sanctification is the process that Christians undergo as they are transformed into Christ likeness. The result of sanctification is glory. The prescription for success includes union with Christ as well as our actions and the proper directing of our attention. Sanctification is not for the elite but for all that have union with Christ, all believers.
We have journey through much of the Gospel of John this year—not verse by verse, but nonetheless, I think that we have been in this glorious Gospel enough to see its purpose (to make Jesus known so that He would be known by others). Today, we find ourselves in John 17. It’s a prayer. In a sense we are eavesdropping, through the miracle of the inspiration of Holy Scripture, on the prayer life of Jesus. There is another prayer that we refer to the Lord’s prayer. You know the one. It begins, “Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name…” But, here in John 17 is another model prayer. As one said, “John 17 gives us a glimpse into the heart of Jesus unlike any other chapter in the four Gospels.” (Gary Burge, NIV Application Commentary, 458)