Focus on Our Growth and His Glory

October 8, 2023

Focus on Our Growth and His Glory

Sermon by Pastor Brent Snook / Oct 8, 2023

Series: FINISH!

Bible text: 2 Peter 3:17-18


Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things
before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error
of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness. But grow
in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour
Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever.
Amen. – 2 Peter 3:17-18

As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so
walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and
stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught,
abounding therein with thanksgiving. – Colossians 2:6-7


These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to
heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy
Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: – John 17:1

“God’s goal at every stage of creation and salvation is to magnify His glory.” – John Piper

I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the
work which thou gavest me to do. And now, O Father,
glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which
I had with thee before the world was. – John 17:4-5

Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever
ye do, do all to the glory of God. – John 10:31

Glory = “to give weight to”

How to Glorify God

1. Him with our lips. (Psalm 63:3, Luke 2:20)

2. Practice . (1 Samuel 15:22, Revelations 22:14)

3. in His name. (John 14:13)

4. Produce spiritual . (John 15:8)

5. Preserve purity. (1 Corinthians 6:18-20)

6. the good of others. (1 Corinthians 10:31)

7. Provide through . (2 Corinthians 9:13)

8. Present yourself honorably among . (1 Peter 2:12)

“God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him.” – John Piper

9. when persecuted. (1 Peter 4:16)

10. Please Him in our .

“There is no downside to my leaving this world – not in the slightest.” – Tim Keller


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