February 4, 2024

The Glory of the Lord

Passage: I Kings 8:1-11
Service Type:

The Glory Of The Lord

Text: 1 Kings 8:1 - 11

Intro: What a blessing it must have been to see the Glory of the Lord fill the house that day. Why did God manifest Himself to the people that day? How was His presence known? How can we expect to see and feel His presence in this house today?

I. God’s Will Was Accomplished – Lev. 9:6 “And Moses said, This is the thing which the LORD commanded that ye should do: and the glory of the LORD shall appear unto you.”
A. Everyone who was supposed to be there was there
B. The temple was built the way God intended
C. The temple was built by the right man – Soloman
D. The temple was built at the right time

II. God Was Well Pleased – Enoch – Heb. 11:5 “By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.”
A. By their actions
B. By their prayers
C. By their work – commitment 

III. God’s Blessings Flow Forth – Deut. 28:2 “And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God.”
A. Get Under The Spout

Illustration: A benevolent person gave Mr. Rowland Hill a hundred pounds to dispense to a poor minister a bit at a time, thinking it was too much too send him all at once. Mr. Hill forwarded five pounds in a letter, with only these words within the envelope, "More to follow." In a few days' time, the good man received another letter; this second messenger contained another five pounds, with the same motto, "And more to follow." A day or two after came a third and a fourth, and still the same promise, "And more to follow." Till the whole sum had been received, the astonished minister was made familiar with the cheering words, "And more to follow." 
Every blessing that comes from God is sent with the same message, 
"And more to follow." 
"I forgive you your sins, but there's more to follow." 
"I justify you in the righteousness of Christ, but there's more to follow." 
"I adopt you into my family, but there's more to follow." 
"I educated you for heaven, but there's more to follow." 
"I give you grace upon grace, but there's more to follow." 
"I have helped you even to old age, but there's still more to follow." 
Charles Haddon Spurgeon

B. Get right with God
C. Get right with your neighbor
D. Right kind of relationship
E. Power
1. Illustration: There are two types of Water Wheels, which are used to generate power. One is where the water comes down from above the wheel and the other comes from below. The one from above has more power. Men, like wheels, are turned by forces from various sources, and too many move by the undercurrent--desires and selfish aims drive them. But the good man's driving force falls from above

F. People Get Saved

IV. The Glory of the Lord Has Departed – Ichabod – 1 Sam. 4:21 “And she named the child Ichabod, saying, The glory is departed from Israel: because the ark of God was taken, and because of her father in law and her husband.”
A. In Many Churches Today
B. Social Clubs
C. They want their ears tickeled
D. They don’t want to hear the truth

Conclusion: Are you willing to do what it takes to have the Glory of the Lord fill this house or your home? Are you willing to get the trash out and clean it up for God?



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