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Reflecting the Lord's Glory

Scriptures Referenced: (2 Corinthians 3:7-18, Galatians 2:20, Exodus 34:29-35)

Speaker: Tom Leonard, October 20, 2019



About Tom Leonard: Tom Leonard is the Senior Pastor at Island Alliance Church.

Scriptures Referenced

2 Corinthians 3:7-18

7But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away: 8How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious? 9For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory. 10For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excelleth. 11For if that which is done away was glorious, much more that which remaineth is glorious. 12Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech: 13And not as Moses, which put a vail over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished: 14But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ. 15But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart. 16Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away. 17Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 18But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. (KJV)

Galatians 2:20

20I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. (KJV)

Exodus 34:29-35

29And it came to pass, when Moses came down from mount Sinai with the two tables of testimony in Moses' hand, when he came down from the mount, that Moses wist not that the skin of his face shone while he talked with him. 30And when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone; and they were afraid to come nigh him. 31And Moses called unto them; and Aaron and all the rulers of the congregation returned unto him: and Moses talked with them. 32And afterward all the children of Israel came nigh: and he gave them in commandment all that the LORD had spoken with him in mount Sinai. 33And till Moses had done speaking with them, he put a vail on his face. 34But when Moses went in before the LORD to speak with him, he took the vail off, until he came out. And he came out, and spake unto the children of Israel that which he was commanded. 35And the children of Israel saw the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses' face shone: and Moses put the vail upon his face again, until he went in to speak with him. (KJV)

Notes:

Reflecting the Lord’s Glory
II Corinthians 3:7-18
Main Point:
When we turn to Jesus Christ, the and we reflect His glory to a watching world.

‘Glory’ (Doxa) = splendor, brightness, (of good opinion, positive = praise)

“We Reflect the Lord’s glory” = we can only reflect The Lord Jesus’ glory thru the indwelling Spirit of Christ = the life of Christ in me. ~Galatians 2:20

1. The Law which brought death & condemnation came with God’s glory but the ministry of the indwelling Spirit which brings is much more glorious!
(verses 7-11)
2. Moses wore a veil to the Israelites from seeing God’s glory (which was passing away – fading). (verse 13)
~Exodus 34:29-35

3. A veil remains on their still when reading the old covenant (which glory is passing away) (verse 14)

4. Only when we turn to the Lord Jesus Christ is the veil that dulls our minds . (verse 14)

5. We reflect the Lord’s glory with because it comes from the indwelling Spirit of the Lord. (verse 12)

*As we interact with people they should see the Lord’s glory…