Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, o Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 2:20-21
Glory in the church! Christians must recall that one of our primary missions is to glorify God in the church. Churches are to glorify our Head, the Lord Jesus Christ. Let’s understand a few ways that God may receive glory in church through our lives.
1) We glorify God through worship. We worship through song, fellowship, prayer, giving, and God’s Word. We are giving praise and glory to our Savior as we engage in these joyful practices. We are ascribing ultimate worth to the King of kings when we worship Him. Let us hear the word of the psalmist on this matter—worship the lord in the beauty of holiness!
2) We glorify God through obedience to His commands. If we call Jesus Lord, we must obey His commands. James commands us to be not just hearers but doers of the Word. (James 1:22) Seek to obey the principles and precepts found in Scripture. Give glory to God in this matter.
3) We glorify God through sharing the good news. We ascribe glory to His name by telling others about what God has done for us. Testifying to our salvation and sharing the gospel bring glory and honor the One who gave His life for us. Share and tell so that Jesus will be glorified in your witness.
May Jesus be glorified in the church forever and ever! Amen.