“Eternal Honor”

“ETERNAL HONOR”

FBC Earlville 3-18-12 10:30 AM Rev. J.B. Stopford, Pastor

 

INTRODUCTION    Today’s “Special”:  “Children Are Quick!“

TEACHER: Why are you late?

STUDENT: Class started before I got here.

 

TEACHER: Winnie, name one important thing we have today that we didn’t have ten years ago.

WINNIE: Me!

 

TEACHER: Clyde, your composition on ‘My Dog’ is exactly the same as your brother’s. Did you copy his?

CLYDE: No, sir. It’s the same dog.

 

TEACHER: Harold, what do you call a person who keeps on talking when people are no longer interested?

HAROLD: A teacher

 

 

Today’s message concludes our series on “honoring God”.  We have learned that to “honor” means “to give the highest respect.”, “to draw attention to the one (One) you love.”

Today we are going to look at the end of honor – in glory.  And when that is offered, that truly will be ETERNAL honor.      PRAYER

GOD WILL RECEIVE ETERNAL HONOR BECAUSE:

 

  1.   HE IS CREATOR  (Rev. 4:9-11)
  • The sticky point among the cults becomes one of the focal points of eternity!
  • “The Jack Frost Syndrome” is eliminated

You will have no one exclaiming “Jack Frost is biting at my nose”, or “Mother Nature is upset”, or “wish you luck!” in Heaven.  All honor is to the true Creator!

  • “Fairest Lord Jesus” original lyrics

I came across this songs original lyrics, as written in 1873 by Lutheran minister, Joseph Seiss:

Beautiful Savior, king of creation
Son of God and Son of Man!
Truly I’d love Thee, truly I’d serve Thee,
Light of my soul, my joy, my crown.

Fair are the meadows, fair are the woodlands,
Robed in the flowers of blooming spring;
Jesus is fairer, Jesus is purer,
He makes our sorrowing spirit sing.

Fair is the sunshine, fair is the moonlight,
Bright the sparkling stars on high;
Jesus shines brighter, Jesus shines purer
Than all the angels in the sky.

Beautiful Savior, Lord of the nations,
Son of God and Son of Man!
Glory and honor, praise, adoration
Now and forevermore be Thine!

  • Amos 4:12-13 – prepare to meet your Creator!

2.  HE IS THE LAMB WHO WAS SLAIN (Rev. 5:12-13)

*  The “One on the throne” & the Lamb receive equal worship

*  The observation of the past:  Zech. 12:10; 13:6

3. HE IS THE ONLY SAVIOR (Rev 7:9-12)

  • No opposition is evident in eternity
  • No self-sufficiency in Heaven!  So why is there any now?
  • The Lord Jesus will be the center ALONE!  Is He today?

4. HE IS THE ONLY TRUE JUDGE  (Rev. 19:1-3)

*  No more battles against the evil one

 

          5.  HE IS THE ETERNAL KING  (Rev. 21:22-26)

*  Phil 2:9-11 is fulfilled

 

 

CONCLUSION: 

If He is given eternal honor in Heaven, why not give Him eternal honor NOW?

 

CLOSE IN PRAYER


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