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What does it really mean to glorify God?

September 12, 2010 Speaker: Paul Ortlinghaus Series: You Asked For It

Topic: Topical Passage: John 15:8

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Towards the end of this sermon, Pastor Paul talked very practically about what it looks like to experience spiritual transformation in our lives.  He was very inspired by a message that John Ortberg gave at the National Leadership Conferences of the EFCA in summer 2010.  Click here to listen to that message (right-click to download and save).

Pastor/author/blogger Kevin DeYoung recently posted 20 Biblical ways you can glorify God (click here to see his blog):

  1. Give God verbal declarations of praise (Rev. 4:8-9).
  2. Live a life of noticeable piety (Matt. 5:16; James 1:27; 1 Peter 2:12).
  3. Ask God for things in Jesus’ name (John 14:13).
  4. Bear fruit and show yourself to be a disciple of Jesus (John 15:8).
  5. Declare the truth about Jesus (John 16:14).
  6. Love your life less than God (John 21:19; 1 Peter 1:7; 4:16).
  7. Worship God as God (Rom. 1:21).
  8. Live a life of sexual purity (1 Cor. 6:20).
  9. Live a life of generosity (2 Cor. 9:13).
  10. Rejoice in God’s glory displayed in creation (Psalm 19:1).
  11. Do the works of faith (2 Thess. 1:12).
  12. Use your gifts in God’s strength (1 Peter 4:11).
  13. Make sure everyone knows you’re not God (Acts 12:23).
  14. Live a life of gratitude (Psalm 50:23; 2 Cor. 4:15).
  15. In matters of liberty, seek the good of others (1 Cor 10:31).
  16. Extend grace to sinners (2 Cor. 8:19).
  17. Be a part of a local church (2 Cor. 8:23; Eph. 3:20-21).
  18. Tell God you are wrong and he is right (Josh. 7:19; Jer. 13:16; Rev. 16:9).
  19. Obey God (Lev. 10:3; Mal. 2:2).
  20. Go from a Christ-despiser to a Christ-worshiper (Gal. 1:24).

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