The Reason for the Season – JESUS

Introduction
Due to the corruption of the fallen nature of man, he is a sinner at birth, and no matter what will continue to be a sinner until the day he dies.

Broken man

This is the first fact that we must deal with before going any further in regards to our fellowship with God the Father and our Savior Jesus Christ.

Sin
First let us consider 1 John 1:8, which states:

If we say that we have [words: G2192, Grammar: G5719 ] no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.”

The verb: “we have” (echo) is in the:
Present Tense, meaning it is: Continuous Action – Never stops
Active Voice, meaning it is: Subject Causes the Action (Object Receives Action)  ~ we choose to do it
Indicative Mood, meaning it is: Mood of Certainty – A Reality ~ it is an undeniable fact
First Person, meaning it is: Applies to the Speaker (“I” – “We”) ~ this is to you and I
Plural Number, meaning it is: Applies to All ~ it applies to everyone

The verb used before sin in this verse is in the present tense meaning it is an action that never stops.  The active voice means that the subject, the person is the one that is doing the sinning.  The indicative mood means that this is an absolute fact.  The first person means that John is applying this to himself.  And the plural number means it applies to everyone as well.   This is simply saying that every human being rather believer or not will sin all of their life until death.  This does not mean that sin will reign in the life of the believer as it does in the unbeliever.

Sin - Missing the mark

Next let us consider 1 John 1:10, which states:

“If we say that we have not sinned [Word:G264, grammar: G5758], we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.”

The verb: “Sinned” (hamartano): [literally means: “to miss the mark”]
Perfect Tense, meaning it is: Completed in the Past, Results in the Present
Active Voice, meaning it is: Subject Causes the Action (Object Receives Action) ~ we choose to do it
Indicative Mood, meaning it is: Mood of Certainty – A Reality ~ it is an undeniable fact
First Person, meaning it is: Applies to the Speaker (“I” – “We”) ~ this is to you and I
Plural Number, meaning it is: Applies to All ~ it applies to everyone

– 1 John 1:8 refers to the state of sin within the human. A state that will never ever end during the current dwelling within this human body.

– 1 John 1:10 refers to the individual acts of sin. And though in the English it appears to be past tense, and is not, it is in the perfect tense which declares that the individual acts of sin are so established as to be referred to as having passed, where in the past can never be changed; so is it with sin even in the present in that the action of individual sins is so prominent as it cannot be changed as well. The results of sin are ever-present.

The point of these 2 passages is to nail down the fact that all of mankind sins in their life, even the believer.

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Problem One – Broken Fellowship
So what does sin have to do with the subject matter of fellowship between man and God? While there is the obvious conclusion that for the believer sin becomes a barrier in our relationship with God as seen in 1 John 1:6-7, which states:

If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth  But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.”

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Problem 2 – Warped Perspective
One of the multitude of problems that sin introduces within humanity is a warped perspective regarding every part of a person’s life.

One of these areas in regards to our own skewed perspective has to do with our own self-centeredness.

Self-Centered
You see every sin that we ever contemplate or do is done to appease our self-worth as seen in our selfishness. We first see this played out when a person is born, children have no ability to perceive anything be on themselves and how they relate to their environment. It is completely natural that when a baby is hungry, Uncomfortable because it is soiled itself, physically discontented due to heat or cold, or lonely are anxious; they cry. They never think about how it affects others, that is not part of their psyche at the time, their awareness of the world around them is merely an extension of themselves. As children grow up we teach them to think in care about others, something that is completely unnatural.

And as we grow up we see reflected in the world around us a culture that is self-centered as the trade in every aspect of our lives.

For the Believer As Well
And it is this form of self-centeredness that plagues believer and skews the way that we look at things.

Self-Esteem

It affects the type of church services that we officiate, the lyrics of the songs that we sing, the emphasis the preacher places on text; because of our fallen nature we are all affected by the “I” syndrome. This is why it is so common for new believers to think that the Bible is about man and salvation.

In fact if you ask most believers the reason for man’s existence and they will naturally state is for fellowship with God that man was made.

The Reason for Man’s Creation
And while true, fellowship is one of the motivations of our existence, the highest motivation for God creating man was to glorify God, not man. This is readily seen in Isaiah 43:7, which states:

Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.”

This verse, among many others points out that true Christians, those that are born again children of God are created to glorify God (See Endnote #1).

God created His creation for Himself – it is God that is the center of our universe, not man. And it is God himself that chose that His Son, The Messiah of Israel, Jesus the Christ would be preeminent in all of creation as seen in the following Scriptures:

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Hence, the Reason for the Season of CHRISTmas
(“mas” means celebration)

The Volume of the Book
One of the passages that points out the preeminence of Christ, yet even more so when you understand what the Greek that lies beneath the surface says, is Hebrews 10:7 which states:

“Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.”

First, we need to realize that the writer here is quoting Psalm 40:7, as well as stating it’s current application even as it related to the sacrificial system; thus indicating that this Scripture has fulfillment in the Old Testament and in the New Testament, as the passage has meaning concerning both the Old and New Covenants (Hebrews 8:13), indicating that Jesus is preeminent in both the Old and New Testament.

Psalm 40: 7 has always been understood to be a messianic Psalm referring to the Messiah.  Whereas the writer of the book of Hebrews indicates how Jesus was the fulfillment of the Hebrew Messiah.

In the English this text seems somewhat straightforward, though many misunderstand the use of the word “volume” thinking it means the amount of space concerning what is written; yet this is not what it means, it has greater significance than even this misunderstanding.

The word that is translated into the English word “volume” in the Greek is kephalis, which holds great significance in understanding this passage.

scrollBiblical Scrolls
At the time it was written, the Hebrew Holy Scriptures were long manuscripts which we commonly refer to as scrolls which were rolled up due to their massive length (Codices, synonymous with our ideas of a book with individual pages that were held together by a binder, were not yet prevalent).

In order to handle the scroll without damaging it, and to aid in reading the scroll, the Hebrews used two kephalis, which were wooden rods that would be placed at the end of each side of the scroll, in order to facilitate the reading of the scroll by simply unrolling the kephalis on the left, and rolling up the kephalis on the right (Remember, Hebrew was read from the right to left). – see below.

The kephalis was what held the Scripture together and made it functional – readable, while at the same time protecting the scroll itself.

It would be somewhat synonymous with our current understanding of what bindings on books are meant to do.

Jesus Holds Together the Word of God, He is the Basis of Everything in It
The point that this Scripture is making is that Jesus holds together God’s Word and presents it in such a way that it is readable, understandable, and protected – Jesus in essence is the foundation and the mortar that holds the pages of God’s word together concerning its subject matter – which is Jesus Himself.

Jesus in the BiblePreeminence of Christ
For the Christian, the first and primary rule of Biblical interpretation (hermeneutics) centers on the relationship of the Bible to Jesus Christ, in which Jesus must be placed in the center of every text (Eph. 1:21-22), hence referred to as the preeminence (meaning: “above and beyond everything else in importance” – pre [“before”], eminent [“importance”]) of Jesus Christ (Hebrews 2:10), in both the Old and New Testaments, as Creator (Col. 1:16) and Lord (Php. 2:10); that is far and above fulfilling the Will of the Father in gaining a greater understanding of what God would communicate to us in His Word (John 8:28).

For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever (Romans 11:36)

As Jesus said of Himself in John 5:39,

“you search the Scriptures for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they that speak of me.

Hebrews 10:7, which quotes Psalms 40:7, which is a Messianic passage, states:

“Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me.”

It is these, among many other Scriptures that instruct us that the Scripture centers on the person of Jesus Christ, as the only begotten Son of the Father (2 Peter 1:17). It is in understanding His preeminence (Rom. 11:36) in fulfilling the Will of the Father, that allows the salvation of all of mankind (Heb. 2:10), yet concerning salvation man is not the focus of attention, God is (1 Peter 4:11); and it is Jesus Christ in which God reveals Himself to man (John 14:9), and Christ Jesus by whom God the Father is glorified (Col. 3:17).

Specifically concerning Christ preeminence, Colossians 1:16, states:

For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him

Concerning Christ and the law, Matthew 5:18, states:

Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled.”

Concerning Jesus’ place in the Old Testament Scriptures, in Luke 24:27, Jesus states concerning Himself:

And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.”

Again, Luke 24:44-47, speaks of Christ’s fulfillment in prophecy when it states:

And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. And He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures. Then He said to them, “Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, “and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem

John 1:1, states:

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”

John 1:14, states:

And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”

John 1:29, states:

The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

John 1:45, which states:

Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.

John 5:46-47, states:

For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me. But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words

John 12:16, states:

His disciples did not understand these things at first; but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things were written about Him and that they had done these things to Him.”

John 14:6, states:

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

John 15:25, states:

But this happened that the word might be fulfilled which is written in their law, `They hated Me without a cause.”

John 17:6-7, states:

I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word. (7) Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.”

Acts 1:16, states:

Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus.”

Acts 2:16-36, states:

But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; (17) And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: (18) And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy: (19) And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: (20) The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come: (21) And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved. (22) Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know: (23) Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain: (24) Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it. (25) For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved: (26) Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope: (27) Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. (28) Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance. (29) Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day. (30) Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne; (31) He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption. (32) This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses. (33) Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear. (34) For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, (35) Until I make thy foes thy footstool. (36) Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.”

Acts 3:18, states:

But those things, which God before had shewed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled.”

Acts 8:35, states:

Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture [which was Isa_53:7], and preached unto him Jesus.”

Acts 10:43, states:

To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.”

Acts 13:27-37, states:

For those who dwell in Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they did not know Him, nor even the voices of the Prophets which are read every Sabbath, have fulfilled them in condemning Him. And though they found no cause for death in Him, they asked Pilate that He should be put to death. Now when they had fulfilled all that was written concerning Him, they took Him down from the tree and laid Him in a tomb. But God raised Him from the dead. He was seen for many days by those who came up with Him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are His witnesses to the people. And we declare to you glad tidings that promise which was made to the fathers. God has fulfilled this for us their children, in that He has raised up Jesus. As it is also written in the second Psalm: `You are My Son, today I have begotten You.’ And that He raised Him from the dead, no more to return to corruption, He has spoken thus: `I will give you the sure mercies of David.’ Therefore He also says in another Psalm: `You will not allow Your Holy One to see corruption.’ For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell asleep, was buried with his fathers, and saw corruption; but He whom God raised up saw no corruption.”

Acts 26:22-23, states:

Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come: That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should shew light unto the people, and to the Gentiles.”

Acts 28:23, states:

And when they had appointed him a day, there came many to him into his lodging; to whom he expounded and testified the kingdom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus, both out of the law of Moses, and out of the prophets, from morning till evening

Romans 1:1-3, states:

Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of God which He promised before through His prophets in the Holy Scriptures, concerning His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who was born of the seed of David according to the flesh, and declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead. “

Hebrews 1:1-3, states:

In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe. The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.”

Hebrews 4:13, states:

Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do

Jesus is not only the reason for the season, which is named after Him; He is the reason for life itself.  

Endnote:
1. The word “glorify” as found in the Bible

~ 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.”

~ Psalms 50:15 – “And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.”

~ Psalms 86:9 – “All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Lord; and shall glorify thy name.”

~ Psalms 86:12 – “I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify thy name for evermore.”

~ Isaiah 24:15 – “Wherefore glorify ye the LORD in the fires, even the name of the LORD God of Israel in the isles of the sea.”

~ Isaiah 25:3 – “Therefore shall the strong people glorify thee, the city of the terrible nations shall fear thee.”

~ Isaiah 60:7 – “All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together unto thee, the rams of Nebaioth shall minister unto thee: they shall come up with acceptance on mine altar, and I will glorify the house of my glory.”

~ 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.”

~ Luke 2:20 – “And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.”

~ Luke 5:25 – “And immediately he rose up before them, and took up that whereon he lay, and departed to his own house, glorifying God.”

~ Luke 18:43 – “And immediately he received his sight, and followed him, glorifying God: and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise unto God.”

~ John 12:28 – “Father, glorify thy name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again.”

~ John 13:32 – “If God be glorified in him, God shall also glorify him in himself, and shall straightway glorify him.”

~ John 16:14 – “He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.”

~ John 17:1 – “These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee”

~ John 17:5 – “And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.”

~ John 21:19 – “This spake he, signifying by what death he should glorify God. And when he had spoken this, he saith unto him, Follow me.”

~ Romans 15:6 – “That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

~ Romans 15:9 – “And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name.”

~ 1 Corinthians 6:20 – “For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.”

~ 2 Corinthians 9:13 – “Whiles by the experiment of this ministration they glorify God for your professed subjection unto the gospel of Christ, and for your liberal distribution unto them, and unto all men”

~ 1 Peter 2:12 – “Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.”

~ 1 Peter 4:16 – “Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.”

~ Revelation 15:4 – “Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.”

The word glorified as found in the Bible

~ Leviticus 10:3 – “Then Moses said unto Aaron, This is it that the LORD spake, saying, I will be sanctified in them that come nigh me, and before all the people I will be glorified. And Aaron held his peace.”

~ Isaiah 26:15 – “Thou hast increased the nation, O LORD, thou hast increased the nation: thou art glorified: thou hadst removed it far unto all the ends of the earth.”

~ Isaiah 44:23 Sing, O ye heavens; for the LORD hath done it: shout, ye lower parts of the earth: break forth into singing, ye mountains, O forest, and every tree therein: for the LORD hath redeemed Jacob, and glorified himself in Israel.”

~ Isaiah 49:3 – “And said unto me, Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified.”

~ Isaiah 55:5 – “Behold, thou shalt call a nation that thou knowest not, and nations that knew not thee shall run unto thee because of the LORD thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for he hath glorified thee.”

~ Isaiah 60:9 – “Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring thy sons from far, their silver and their gold with them, unto the name of the LORD thy God, and to the Holy One of Israel, because he hath glorified thee.”

~ Isaiah 60:21 – “Thy people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified.”

~ Isaiah 61:3 – “To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.”

~ Isaiah 66:5 – “Hear the word of the LORD, ye that tremble at his word; Your brethren that hated you, that cast you out for my name’s sake, said, Let the LORD be glorified: but he shall appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed.”

~ Ezekiel 28:22 – “And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Zidon; and I will be glorified in the midst of thee: and they shall know that I am the LORD, when I shall have executed judgments in her, and shall be sanctified in her.”

~ Ezekiel 39:13 – “Yea, all the people of the land shall bury them; and it shall be to them a renown the day that I shall be glorified, saith the Lord GOD.”

~ Daniel 5:23 – “But hast lifted up thyself against the Lord of heaven; and they have brought the vessels of his house before thee, and thou, and thy lords, thy wives, and thy concubines, have drunk wine in them; and thou hast praised the gods of silver, and gold, of brass, iron, wood, and stone, which see not, nor hear, nor know: and the God in whose hand thy breath is, and whose are all thy ways, hast thou not glorified”

~ Haggai 1:8 – “Go up to the mountain, and bring wood, and build the house; and I will take pleasure in it, and I will be glorified, saith the LORD.”

~ Matthew 9:8 – “But when the multitudes saw it, they marvelled, and glorified God, which had given such power unto men.”

~ Matthew 15:31 – “Insomuch that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they glorified the God of Israel.”

~ Mark 2:12 – “And immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went forth before them all; insomuch that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, We never saw it on this fashion.”

~ Luke 4:15 – “And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all.”

~ Luke 5:26 – “And they were all amazed, and they glorified God, and were filled with fear, saying, We have seen strange things to day.”

~ Luke 7:16 – “And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and, That God hath visited his people.”

~ Luke 13:13 – “And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.”

~ Luke 17:15 – “And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God”

~ Luke 23:47 – “Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man.”

~ John 7:39 – “(But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)”

~ John 11:4 – “When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.”

~ John 12:16 – “These things understood not his disciples at the first: but when Jesus was glorified, then remembered they that these things were written of him, and that they had done these things unto him.”

~ John 12:23 – “And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified.”

~ John 12:28 – “Father, glorify thy name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again.”

~ John 13:31 – “Therefore, when he was gone out, Jesus said, Now is the Son of man glorified, and God is glorified in him.”

~ John 13:32 – “If God be glorified in him, God shall also glorify him in himself, and shall straightway glorify him.”

~ John 14:13 – “And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.”

~ John 15:8 – “Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.”

~ John 17:4 – “I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.”

~ John 17:10 – “And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.”

~ Acts 3:13 – “The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him go.”

~ Acts 4:21 – “So when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding nothing how they might punish them, because of the people: for all men glorified God for that which was done.”

~ Acts 11:18 – “When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life.”

~ Acts 13:48 – “And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed.”

~ Acts 21:20 – “And when they heard it, they glorified the Lord, and said unto him, Thou seest, brother, how many thousands of Jews there are which believe; and they are all zealous of the law”

~ Romans 1:21 – “Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.”

~ Romans 8:17 – “And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.”

~ Romans 8:30 – “Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.”

~ 2 Thessalonians 1:10 – “When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.”

~ 2 Thessalonians 1:12 – “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.”

~ 2 Thessalonians 3:1 – “Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you”

~ Hebrews 5:5 – “So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee.”

~ 1 Peter 4:11 – “If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.”

~ 1 Peter 4:14 – “If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.”

~ Revelation 18:7 – “How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.”

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Faith Bible Ministries Blog ~ An Online Study of the Bible

“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This online Bible study series addresses primary New Testament words in their original language - Koinè Greek - as opposed to mainly using the English translations; which is like adding color to a black-and-white picture.

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"So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God"

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"So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God"

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