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Series: Experience His Glory, Living in the Awe of God's Presence
Now, if you've been with us any time this year, you know that we started out a new series, the first part of January called ''Experience His Glory.'' That's the theme for our church. That's what we want from the Lord. We want to experience His glory. And when the Bible talks about the glory of God, in the Hebrew, glory means ''weight.'' It comes from a root word that means ''weight.'' And it involves all that God is. It's God's splendor. It's God's holiness. It's God's might. It's God's power. It's God's goodness. It's God's nature. It's all that He is bearing down on a situation. Moses, prayed, ''God, show me Your glory,'' and God revealed Himself to Moses. Now we pray, ''God, show us Your glory, reveal Your glory.''
Now, in the gospel of John, we read about Jesus revealing His glory for the very first time. You know, John's gospel is different from the other gospel writers, Matthew, Mark, Luke. Matthew, Mark, and Luke have what is called in seminary synoptic gospels. Synoptic means ''to see the same.'' Now they'll have a different story, a different twist. They have a different theme, but they tell you about lots of the same things. John is very different from that.
''Revealed Glory'' (John 2:1-11)
See, Matthew is writing to a Jewish audience. He wants the people to know that Jesus Christ is the Son of David. He is in the kingly line. And he gives you genealogy from Abraham to David, from David to Jesus, because Jesus Christ is King, and he wants everybody to know that. That's why he includes the story of the magi coming to crown Jesus King, so to speak. ''Where is He who is born King of the Jews?''
Mark's gospel has to do with Jesus being the servant. He came not to be served, but to serve and to give His life a ransom for many. You see in Mark's gospel that there's no genealogy given about Jesus. Why, because servants don't have ...
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