REASONS WHY WE SHOULD GLORIFY GOD
I Corinthians 6: 19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
Other verses in this chapter will be used
· To Glorify means Exhibiting happiness or gladness;
· To Express Delight.
· Glorify also means Rejoice Greatly; Be proud of; To Adore; Our Song of Praise; Our Boasting.
OUR DUTY TO GLORIFY GOD…
1-By Praise—Psalms 22:23 Ye that fear the LORD, praise him; all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him; and fear him, all ye the seed of Israel.
2-By Good Works---Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
3-By Fruit-Bearing---John 15:8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.
4-By Spiritual Unity—Romans 15:6 That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
5-By Entire Consecration---Our Text Verse I Corinthians 6:20;
II Thessalonians 1: 11 Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power: 12 That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
WE SHOULD GLORIFY GOD IN BODY AND SPIRIT BECAUSE CHRIST REDEEMED THEM AT CALVARY.
I. BECAUSE OF HIS PURCHASE--I Corinthians 6:20
A. HE PAID THE PRICE OF HIS GLORY. His glory is so great that the city of God has no need of the sun or the moon, but the Lamb is the light. He laid aside that glory and died in shame.
B. HE PAID THE PRICE OF HIS GRACE
1-Il Cor. 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
2-I Peter 2:24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
C. HE PAID THE PRICE OF GRIEF. Isaiah 53 says Surely he was a man of sorrows acquainted with grief.
1-Grief of the nails.
2-Grief of our needs.
II. BECAUSE OF OUR PURIFICATION--verse 11.
A. HE WASHED US--verses 9 and 10.
B. HE WEANED US--verse 11--sanctified.
C. HE WELCOMED US--verse 11--justified. All this came about because of the name of Jesus and the Spirit of God.
III. BECAUSE OF OUR PARTNERSHIP--verse 15.
We are members of Christ.
A. MEMBERS OF HIS BODY.
B. MEMBERS OF HIS BRIDE.
IV. BECAUSE OF HIS PROMISE--verse 14. He promised to raise up our body like He raised up the body of our Lord Jesus Christ.
A. BY HIS POWER--verse 14.
B. WITH OUR SAME PERSONALITY--Matthew 8:11 And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.
CONCLUSION: He purchased our body and spirit at the cross, and we ought to cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit.