Thinking of This Season
THINKING OF THIS SEASON
Take Jesus and the Cxmas story for granted!
Perception determines behavior
Your perception of Christmas?
Your perception of the Christmas story?
a mystical glow about him or his face, he didn't hover 2' up
Your perception of the coming of Christ?
Let's take a fresh look at the first coming of Christ and reconsider our perceptions?
PLEASE TURN TO JOHN 1:14
John 1 = prologue.
Summary of the book of John and of the Gospel.
John's overview of the significance of Jesus's first coming.
READ JOHN 1:14 AND 18
Unbelievable picture being painted with these two verses
Helps us better grasp transition in man's relationship w/God
vs 14 we find We have seen the glory of God-the glory of the one and only, who came from the Father. and vers 18...
We have seen his glory We fisherman, tax gatherers, ex-..
lit. calm, continuous contemplation of a SPECTACLE
The glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father
Glory was like corresponds in nature to the father
shekinah glory of God
Join me in the OT book of Exodus, chapter 24,
a look at the GLORY of GOD.
READ EXODUS 24: 15, 16a and 17
Earliest references to Seeing the Glory of God
Note: Glory of Lord was cloud covering a mountain
To the people, Gl of L. consuming fire
God promised to meet Moses at the Ark of Covenant
Note: a very private place; only Moses and priests could meet
(QUOTE) Nu. 7:89 When Moses entered the Tent of Meeting to speak with the Lord, He heard the voice speaking to him from between the two cherubim above the atonement cover on the ark of the Testimony. And he spoke with him.
Note: To meet with God...Tent outside camp (7)
watching Moses-keyed off of him;
it was his relationship
Pillar of cloud over his tent while Lord spoke
Lord would speak to Moses as face to face
EXODUS 33:18 and 20-23
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