“PIBC Mission—All to the Glory of God”
April 25, 2021 / Genesis 1:26-27
Make A QUIET COMMITMENT:
- QUIET your mind and soul before the LORD — “Be still, and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10)
- HUMBLE your heart seeking to be a good student of God’s Word — “Speak [Lord], for Thy servant heareth” (1 Samuel 3:10).
- COMMIT to obedience: Commit to doing whatever God will say to you in this message — “to obey is better than sacrifice” (1 Samuel 15:22)
It is important that we understand and unite together, in commitment, to walk with purpose, having the same mindset as we move forward in faith.
Amos 3:3 Can two walk together, except they be agreed?
For us to move forward in faith, we must be vessels fit for the Master’s use but also being a unified family moving forward with a unified purpose.
Mission: “All to the Glory of God”—GLORIFY
I. Introduction: Our Biblical is to Glorify God
KEY THOUGHT: A right view of God leads to our right view of sin and in turn leads to right living for Him. Without an exalted view of God our sin will lie unexposed and our life will remain unfulfilled and our God will remain unglorified.
II. We are to glorify God with our
=> GROW => GLOW
A. Before sin, God made man with a Image (Genesis 1:26-27)
Biblically, what is our image?
B. Because of , our Created Image became a Image
Ecclesiastes 7:29 Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.
Isaiah 53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
C. Through , our Created Image has been recreated in order to be a Image (2 Corinthians 5:17, 21)
2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”
D. Through , our Commitment is to become with our Created Image (Romans 12:1; 2 Corinthians 3:18)
Romans 13:14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.
Romans 6:13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.
With our Biblical purpose we see our great privilege as representatives of God as His image-bearers. But with great privilege comes great responsibility.
III. We are to glorify God with our Redemptive (Matthew 5:13-16)
Acts 1:8 “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto Me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”
A. As : resisting (Matthew 5:13)
Ephesians 4:31 Let all bitterness [smoldering resentment], and wrath [sudden outburst], and anger [constant state of disgust], and clamour [out of control strife], and evil speaking [slander], be put away from you, with all malice:
Ephesians 4:32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted [compassionate], forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.
Caution: Salt that loses its flavor loses its redemptive influence therefore being worthless.
B. As : giving (Matthew 5:14-15)
Caution: Light that fails to shine in the darkness has no redemptive influence and therefore is worthless.
Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
POINT OF ACTION: Our mission—doing “all to the glory of God”—is fulfilled in serving God in the way that we serve others. Our desire should be to glorify God by embracing His calling upon our lives to display our Redeemed Image with great Redemptive Influence in our Jerusalem—to the world in which we live.
What Is My Next Step?
Hearing — Giving attention to God’s Word with the intent to obey it – James 1:21-25
Doing — Making application of God’s Word to be more like Christ – Ephesians 4:22-24
- What did God show me that I must confess and forsake because it does not reflect Christ and hurts my relationship with Him and others? (Put OFF SIN)
- What did God show me about Himself in this text? (Renew your mind)
- What is He like?
- What does He like?
- What does He dislike?
- What does God say to me in this text? (Renew your mind)
- What command to obey?
- What promise to claim?
- What principle to apply (If I do ____, then God will do ___)?
- What example to follow?
- What verse(s) should I memorize and meditate upon through-out this week to help make my change lasting? (Renew your mind)
- In light of what I have heard from God, … (Put ON CHRIST)
- What character quality of Jesus must I demonstrate with God’s help this week?
- In what situations will I most likely be tempted not to respond in a Christ-like way?
- How can I get ready for those situations? (If I don’t have a plan for change, it probably won’t happen.)
OUR MISSION: Supremely love GOD, Sacrificially love others—ALL to the GLORY of GOD!