Romans 2:6-13 says God who will render to every man according to his deeds: but unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation, and wrath, tribulation and anguish, upon EVERY SOUL of man that doeth evil; of the Jew first, and also of the Gentiles; BUT GLORY, HONOR, AND PEACE, TO EVERY MAN THAT WORKETH GOOD; to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile: for there is no respect of persons with God. For as many as have sinned without law shall perish without law; and all that sin in the law will be judged by the law. Hearers of the law are not justified but the doers of the law. 1 Chron. 16:28,29, 31 says GIVE TO GOD glory and strength. Give unto the lord the glory due his name Bring an offering and come before him (G0D) worship the Lord in the Beauty of Holiness. Let the heavens be glad let the earth rejoice and let men say among the nations The Lord reigneth and he is mankind’s lord ruler savior and King. What good is a king without faithful loyal followers and servants. The USA has immigration laws, as all nations and kingdoms. Immigrants coming into a country will enter legal or illegal. Yet the kingdom of God, the kingdom of Heaven (the church) is where all men are invited to enter by obeying the commands of GOD. God is not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. When this happens, man is given the necessary glory and honor to receive eternal life in heaven. GLORY is 1. Splendor 2. Praise 3. Great excellence 4. Absolute happiness 5. Gladness 6. Rejoicing 7. Exaltation 8. Great honor 9. Prosperity 10. Renewed mind and heart 11. Feeling of great pride with humility 12. Triumph 13. Elation 14. Feeling of accomplishment 15. being blessed by God our father HONOR is 1. Honesty 2. High respect 3. Excellent merit 4. High godly esteem 5. Reform to standards 6. purity in women 7. Courtesy 8. Distinction 9. Peculiar people 10. Great reputation. So, the greatest position in the world to receive glory and honor is to be a child of God, a Christian.
Mark 13;26 SAYS then they shall see the son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. Then he will receive people who have gained glory and honor through the church. This will be all the people in the world who have become God`s children and attend the services of the church and go into their neighborhood and get others be become Christians. John 7:17,18 says If any man will do his will he shall know of the doctrine. Whether it be of God or himself. He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory. But he that seeketh Gods glory that sent Jesus, the same is true and no unrighteous is in him.
Acts 7:55 But Stephen being full of the Holy Spirit looked up steadfastly into heaven. As the Jews gnashed on him with their teeth and saw the glory of God. Jesus standing on the right hand of God. What a sight to see just before death. Acts 12:23 Herod gave a speech and the people shouted Herods voice is as a god and not of man, and the angel of the lord smote Herod because he gave not glory to God. Afterwards he was eaten of worms. I Cor 2:7 says but we speak the wisdom of God not the world, in a mystery. Even the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the world unto our glory. I Cor 10:31Wheather ye eat, drink or whatsoever ye do, do all to the Glory of God. I Cor 11:7 says for a man ought not to cover his head. For as much as he is the images and glory of God the man. The woman is the glory of man. But if a woman has long hair it is a glory to her. For her hair is given her for a covering. I Cor 14:43 says the body is sown in dishonor and weakness it is raised in Glory and power. II Cor 1:20 For all the promises of God in him are yea or yes and amen (it is so) unto the Glory of God by us. II Cor 3:9 The ministration of righteousness exceeded much more in glory. We all with open face beholding as in a glass the Glory of the Lord are changed into the same image from glory to glory even as by the spirit of the Lord. II Cor 8:21 Providing for honest things in sight of the Lord and in the sight of men. II Cor 8:23 Any inquire of Titus? He is the fellow helper of Paul concerning the church at Corinth. The brethren with Titus are the messengers of the church and they (the messengers of the churches are Glory of Christ. Only glory and honor from God in the church will get mankind to heaven.
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Worship Sunday morning 10:30 a.m. Wednesday night Bible study is 6:30 p.m.