SUNDAY 15ST OF MAY, 2016. TOPIC: FROM STORY TO GLORY.


TEXT: Psalm 57 vs 64, Psalm 64 vs 10, Proverb 3 vs 35, Psalm 8 vs 5, Joshua 14 vs 1 – end, Roman 5 vs 3, Number 13 vs 1 – end, Number 14 vs 1 – end, Genesis 6 vs 1 – end, Joshua 2 vs 1 – end, Acts 9 vs 30 – end, Acts 10 vs 1 – end, II Timothy 4 vs 9.

MEANING
STORY: Story in the biblical contest is a life that is not fruitful or productive.
An accelerated explanation of an experience which most times adds no value to time and our growth.
GLORY: Glory is a supernatural endowment given to a person by God which stands him/her out.
Glory is an ability to stand against natural laws and make meaningful impacts.
A supernatural trait which is seen around a person which stands him out in rough times.
Glory is an ability to call a giant a grasshopper.
Glory is a lifestyle given to anyone to stand as a different specie amongst his folks.
KNOWLEDGE EMPHASIS
1) To empower others.
2) Excelling in every commitment given to us in every areas.
3) Stable in serving God and maintaining spirituality.
4) Living a fig-free (life that is productive) life style.
5) Living a character of model.
II Corinthian 2 vs 1 – end, Roman 8 vs 1 – end, Job 2 vs 1 – 9, Mathew 16 vs 24 – 26, Mathew 18 vs 18 – end, Esther 4 vs 1 – end, Ruth 3 vs 1 –end, Ruth 4 vs 1 – end, I Corinthian 14 vs 1 – end, Acts 15 vs 1 – end.

The glory of God scares away demons in the following ways:
i) It does not permit worry.
ii) They don’t entertain fear.
Proverb 3 vs 35, Habakkuk 3 vs 3, Haggi 2 vs 7, Zachariah 2 vs 5, Mathew 6 vs 2 – 13,
Roman 2 vs 7, I Corinthians 10 vs 31, Hebrews 1 vs 3, I Peter 1 vs 3 – 17, Revelation 21 vs 11.
A man whose life is full of glory and not story demonstrates the following:
1) A high level of discipline.
2) High level of commitment to the work and word of God.
3) They are keenly devoted to holiness and the voice of God.


CONCLUSION
Story makes a man cheap while glory makes a man expensive.
When glory departs, excuses occupy.