Canvas – Part 4: Reflect His Glory

Canvas – Part 4: Reflect His Glory

Reflect His Glory
Canvas – Part 4
March 23-24, 2019
Dr. Jeffrey Allen Love

 2 Corinthians 3:18

 

Glory: Beauty, power, or honor; a quality of God’s character that emphasizes His greatness.

  1. Perfection of God’s Character
  2. Praise
  3. God’s Visible Presence

“So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.” 2 Corinthians 3:18 

“For everything comes from him and exists by his power and is intended for his glory. All glory to him forever! Amen.Romans 11:36 

  • Prayer: Let My Life Reflect Your Glory. 
  1. In my walk

“So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31

“Do not let any part of your body become an instrument of evil to serve sin. Instead, give yourselves completely to God, for you were dead, but now you have new life. So use your whole body as an instrument to do what is right for the glory of God. Romans 6:13-14

  1. With my stand

“Abraham never wavered in believing God’s promise. In fact, his faith grew stronger, and in this he brought glory to God.” Romans 4:20

“’(Jesus) All who are mine belong to you, and you have given them to me, so they bring me glory.’” John 17:10

 

My Next Step: ____ I will pray daily this week: “Let my life reflect Your glory.”

Life Groups Study Questions
Taking the Talk to Another Level
For the Week of March 24, 2019

Life Groups use these questions to dig deeper into what we talked about this weekend as we do life together in relationships. If you’re not in a Group you can find out more about Groups and how to get signed up by checking the “Groups” box on your Connection Card, getting a “Groups Brochure” at the Info Center in the Lobby, going to alivechurch.com/groups, or email us at groups@alivechurch.com.

Connection Points

  • March Madness (©CBS Sports) is in full swing. How’s your bracket? Do you have a favorite team?
  • How do the fans of a team (any team) reflect that team?

Quick Review

  • Looking back at your Talk Notes, was there anything you heard in the service that particularly caught your attention, or that maybe challenged or even confused you?

Discussion Starters from the Weekend Talk

Pastor Jeff wrapped up our Canvas series by challenging us to “Reflect His Glory.”

  • Read 2 Corinthians 3:18 and Romans 11:36.
  • What veil is Paul talking about? (See 2 Corinthians 3:7, 12-17.)
    • What does it mean to be made “more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image?”
    • What are the limits of God’s Glory as stated in Romans 11:36?
  • Jeff encouraged us to adopt this prayer: “Let my life reflect Your glory.”
    • If you feel comfortable doing so, go around the room and have each person speak this prayer.
      • What difference can this make to your everyday life?
    • What keeps you from reflecting God’s glory?
  • Read 1 Corinthians 10:31 and Romans 6:13-14
    • How does your “walk” reflect God’s Glory?
  • Read Romans 4:20 and Genesis 15:1-6
    • When have you had to completely trust God even when circumstances and logic seemed to be going against it?
    • How can you prepare yourself to be ready to “stand” and trust God the next time you are faced with a challenge or test of your faith?
  • What did you think about the “reveal” of the mural of canvases?
    • How has this series impacted your view of God’s Glory?

Digging Deeper

  • Read John 17:1-5, 20-26
    • What are some different ways that Jesus speaks of “glory” in these verses?
    • What did Jesus pray for?
      • Why do you think He prayed for those things?
    • What comes to mind when you consider that Jesus gave us the glory God gave Him? (v. 22)

Taking It Home

  • Our Next Step from the Talk is: I will pray daily this week, “Let my life reflect Your Glory.”

Pray

  • Pray for one another in your Group to intentionally live out the Next Step.

This Weekend:

  • Thanks again to American landscape artist Phil Starke for being here to help us with this series.
  • This week we begin a new series, “Bloodline: Why did Jesus Have to Die?” Come and see what God is doing through Alive Church.

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