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Nothing Else Matters ~ How The Glory Of God Gives Meaning To All Of Life ~ How the Glory of God Changes Us

Glory of God

What makes us dissatisfied with our sin?

Only when we see the Glory of God as more desirable than our most cherished sin.

How the Glory of God Changes Us

And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit. 2 Corinthians 3:18 ESV

 

Nothing Else Matters

 How the glory of God gives meaning to all of life

How the Glory of God Changes Us

 

2 Corinthians 3:18

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Bulletin – Pastor to People – Sermon Notes

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How the Glory of God Changes Us

 

Bulletin – Sunday, May 16, 2010

 

Prelude Dr. Paul Satre, organ

“Come, Holy Ghost” (Friedrich Zachau); “Dear Jesus, We are Here” (Johann Walther)

Welcome Pastor Eric Naus

Call to Worship Sanctuary Choir, directed by Mike West

“We Will Praise the Name of the Lord” (Carol Cymbala and Jim Hammerly)

Invocation Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

“Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”

 

Scripture Reading 2 Corinthians 3:12–18 (ESV) Ron Ingram

Since we have such a hope, we are very bold, not like Moses, who would put a veil over his face so that the Israelites might not gaze at the outcome of what was being brought to an end. But their minds were hardened. For to this day, when they read the old covenant, that same veil remains unlifted, because only through Christ is it taken away. Yes, to this day whenever Moses is read a veil lies over their hearts. But when one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed.

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another.

For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.

 

“Be Unto Your Name” (Gary Sadler and Lynn DeShazo)

“Wonderful, Merciful Savior”

 

Special Music Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra

“Father, We Adore Thee” (Jim and Carol Cymbala)

Pastoral Prayer Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Offertory “Our Great Savior” (arr. Paul Manz)

“Doxology – A Word of Praise” Hymnal 815

Praise God from Whom all blessings flow; praise Him, all creatures here below.

Praise Him, above – ye heavenly host. Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

Nothing Else Matters

How the Glory of God Changes Us

2 Corinthians 3:18

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

 

“Lord, Be Glorified” (Bob Kilpatrick)

 

Benediction Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Postlude – Chorale (Johann Walther)

This Evening at 5:00pm, Room 107–108

Sunday Evening Gathering

The Pace of Faith – The Faith to March

Pastor Bob Gunter

 

Pastor to People

         This week, I will be trying to fulfill two responsibilities: one is to attend the Pastors’ Conference at Moody Bible Institute (at which I will be speaking on Tuesday evening), and the other is to attend some sessions of “The Gospel Coalition,” formed several years ago to retrieve the centrality of the Gospel in our churches and culture. The goal in all of these activities is to better equip the next generation for what they will be facing in our increasingly disintegrating society.

         Thanks to the many of you who have increased your giving recently! As you can see, our needs are great, but we are also confident that God will enable us to meet them as we sacrifice together for His glory – after all, nothing else matters!

Have a great week

Pastor Lutzer

Sermon Notes – Sunday, May 16, 2010

 

NOTHING ELSE MATTERS

How the glory of God gives meaning to all of life

How the Glory of God Changes Us

2 Corinthians 3:18

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

 

18And we all, with unveiled face,(AD) beholding(AE) the glory of the Lord,[f](AF) are being transformed into the same image(AG) from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit. ESV

 

What makes us dissatisfied with our sin? Only when we see the glory of God as more desirable than our most cherished sin.

 

 

Scripture Reading 2 Corinthians 3:12–18 (ESV)

 

 12Since we have such a hope,(T) we are very bold, 13not like Moses,(U) who would put a veil over his face so that the Israelites might not gaze at the outcome of what was being brought to an end. 14But(V) their minds were(W) hardened. For to this day,(X) when they read(Y) the old covenant, that same veil remains unlifted, because only through Christ is it taken away. 15Yes, to this day whenever Moses is read a veil lies over their hearts. 16But when(Z) one[d] turns to the Lord,(AA) the veil is removed. 17Now the Lord[e] is the Spirit, and where(AB) the Spirit of the Lord is, there is(AC) freedom. 18And we all, with unveiled face,(AD) beholding(AE) the glory of the Lord,[f](AF) are being transformed into the same image(AG) from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.

“16 But when one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed.”

 

 

We have advantages Moses did not have:

 

1. We have a greater opportunity

 

2. We have a greater boldness

 

3. We have a greater clarity

 

4. We have a greater transformation

↓  The Inspirational links:

Transformation

Metamorphosis

Butterfly [Metamorphosis/Transformation]

Monarch butterfly /Danaus plexippus

The Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) is a milkweed butterfly (subfamily Danainae), in the family Nymphalidae. It is perhaps the best known of all North American butterflies.

 

The bottom line:

 

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 Testing of Your Faith

   Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive  the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him”.

James 1:12 ESV

 

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Unloved, But Greatly Blessed ~ Genesis 29

          

Mother’s Day

 

Unloved, But Greatly Blessed
Genesis 29
 Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer
 
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Bulletin – Pastor to People – Sermon Notes
 

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LIVE BROADCAST

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Sunday

May 9, 2010

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Unloved, But Greatly Blessed

 

Bulletin – Sunday, May 9, 2010

Prelude Dr. Paul Satre, organ
Trumpet March (Jeremiah Clarke); Air (Jacques Chambonieres)
 
Call to Worship Handbell Ensemble
 “Jesus Shall Reign” (arr. Anna Laura Page)
 
Welcome Abby Naus
Baby Dedication Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer and Pastor Bob Gunter
Invocation Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer
“For the Beauty of the Earth” Hymnal 793
 
Scripture Reading Psalm 139:1–4; 13–16 (NIV) Mary Whelchel O LORD, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O LORD. For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, Your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
 
“Step by Step” (Beaker)
“Sovereign One” (Zach Jones)
 
Music Children’s Chorus, directed by Sarah Sanders
“A Blessing of Grace” (Mark Patterson)
 
A Tribute to a Mother
Pastoral Prayer Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer
 
Offertory Handbell Ensemble, directed by Amy Gatschenberger
“Beside Still Waters” (arr. Howard F. Starks)
 
“Doxology – A Word of Praise” Hymnal 815 Praise God from Whom all blessings flow; praise Him, all creatures here below. Praise Him, above – ye heavenly host. Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
 
Music Revolution’s Cry Youth Choir
“Enough” (Chris Tomlin and Louie Giglio)
Music Revolution’s Cry Youth Choir
“When I Think About the Lord” (James Huey, arr. Bradley Knight)
 
 

Unloved, But Greatly Blessed

Genesis 29

 Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer  

 

 
 Song of Response 
 “Jesus I Am Resting, Resting”

The Inspirational Blog “Jesus I Am Resting, Resting” Sung by Buddy Green.
  
(Words: Jean S. Pig­ott, 1876. Music: Tran­quil­i­ty, James Mount­ain, 1876.)

 

Postlude – Ayre (Georg Philip Telemann)
 
This Evening at 5:00pm, Room 107–108
Sunday Evening Gathering
 

Honoring Mothers – In the Bible and the Qur’an

Pastor Raouf Boulos

 
 
 
Pastor to People  
     
    Congratulations to all the mothers who are present today! We honor you. As the cliché says, “The hand that rocks the cradle, rules the world.”
         May is the month in which we honor all those who are graduating from the various educational institutions. Transitions are exciting and difficult; exciting because the future is so unknown and difficult because the future is so uncertain. Be assured that God will lead you.
         Our financial needs are critical. Our elders have discussed what our deficit means going forward and we hope to share these thoughts with you in the near future. Meanwhile, thanks for your prayers and sacrifice.
 
Have a blessed week,
Pastor Lutzer
 
 
  

Sermon Notes – Sunday, May 9, 2010

       

UNLOVED, BUT GREATLY BLESSED

Genesis 29:15-20,22-25,27,31-33,35  NIV     
Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer  

 

 Revelation 5:5 NIV

The Scroll and the Lamb

Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.”  
 
Isaiah 53:2b NIV
 
Jesus unattractive    
 
He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him,
nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.
 

Motherhood is always difficult, particularly if you are married to a difficult man. Leah shared her marriage relationship with her beautiful sister – a recipe for jealousy, anger and grace.

           

1. Leah is the unattractive woman

           

2. Leah is the unloved woman

           

3. Leah is also greatly blessed…

           

(1) In her relationship with God

           

(2) In the birth of her son, Judah

           

The bottom line:

           

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