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Unaware That We Are Taking God’s Glory: Part 1 | Message 14 (WIP)
This message is a serious look into our motives for serving God and how our motive can cause us to take credit for His results. In much the same way as a child who had been given money to buy a present may feel about how much they had paid for a gift.
Jesus said, “If ye love me, keep my commandments.” This makes it clear that why we do something is more important than what we do. An example of this would be to buy a Christmas present because it is Christmas, or to buy it because we want the receiver to benefit from the gift. One is a matter of duty and the other is an act of love. Paul, in writing to the Church at Corinth told them, “Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.” We can get a sense of relief or a feeling of accomplishment when our motive is about duty or fulfilling a need, but the feelings of elation, that Paul spoke about only come by actions motivated by love.
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- Matthew 7:24-26
- Revelation 3:13-17
Self focused, Recognizing God’s involvement, Hearing and doing, The last church age, All about me, Focused on work, results and growth, Motive check time, How does God benefit by making me, Doing for self, Our free will, Praising each other, Motivated by need, Comfort from working, Satan’s problem, Humble laborers, The power of our free will, Warning about taking credit, Striving with God, Seek to understand God better, Look for His involvement, Perfect peace.
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Unaware That We Are Taking God’s Glory: Part 2 | Message 15 (WIP) This message continues the study of our motives in serving God and how easily our efforts can change from serving in love into a service of duty. We are much like Cain and Abel. Both had a desire to please the LORD with their...
This video presentation is similar to a screen saver that automatically advances with celestial images of the heavens from the Hubble, NASA, STScI and James Webb sites. They all have an accompanying scripture, or portions which can help illustrate Psalm 19:1 “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork”.
This series on the Glory of God was originally introduced with only ten Hubble slides shown on a large screen while fifteen verses were being read. It lasted about ten minutes. When completed there will be around 400 images in the Video Slideshow with related scriptures.
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