We’ve got Glory Upside Down (TAW022)

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Episode 022 – We’ve Gotten God’s Glory Upside Down

I grew up learning a Christian story that the most important thing was God’s glory. We gave God glory by what we believed, how we behaved, and how we talked about God to other people. Good Christians and Good churches would focus on giving God glory above all else. To kick off season 2 of the podcast, I’m going to share with you how I’m learning we may have misunderstood God’s glory.

Show Notes

Show notes will not be a transcript. At least not now. You’ll find a few key bullet points, any scriptures references, as well as any other books or resources referenced.

  • Scriptures Cited
    • 1 John 4:8The one who does not love does not know God, because God is love.
    • John 10:30The Father and I are one.
    • John 1:14The Word became flesh and took up residence among us. We observed His glory, the glory as the One and Only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
    • Colossians 2:9For the entire fullness of God’s nature dwells bodily in Christ.
    • Hebrews 1:1-2Long ago God spoke to the fathers by the prophets at different times and in different ways. In these last days, He has spoken to us by His Son. God has appointed Him heir of all things and made the universe through Him.
    • John 17:3This is eternal life: that they may know You, the only true God, and the One You have sent—Jesus Christ.
    • 1 John 4:20If anyone says, “I love God,” yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For the person who does not love his brother he has seen cannot love the God he has not seen.
    • Matthew 22:37He said to him, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.
    • John 13:34I give you a new command: Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you must also love one another.
    • Matt 5:46For if you love those who love you, what reward will you have? Don’t even the tax collectors do the same?
    • Luke 10:25-37 – The parable of the Good Samaritan.
    • 1 John 3:16This is how we have come to know love: He laid down His life for us. We should also lay down our lives for our brothers.
    • 1 John 4:16And we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and the one who remains in love remains in God, and God remains in him.
    • Jude 1:25To the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord,[a] be glory, majesty, power, and authority before all time,[b] now and forever. Amen.

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