Here's last weekend’s sermon in 10 Tweets in our “The Story Begins (The Gospel Project)" series.
1/ Sally Lloyd-Jones: God tells us to glorify him. “Glorify” means “to make a big deal of.”
2/ Lloyd-Jones: God didn’t create us so he could get joy—he already had it.He created us so he could share it.
3/ The most amazing thing is that the God of the universe, our Creator, glorifies us by SHARING his glory with us.
4/ We are experts at inventing ways to build up our own prestige and bring honor to ourselves. We build our own kingdoms and seek the spotlight
5/ How often do you find yourself living without reference to God or mindful of him?
6/ Genesis 11: “Let us make a name for ourselves”
7/ Instead of giving God glory, they sought their own by huddling together to build their own kingdom, in refusal of God’s command.
8/ God sees our misdirected quest for glory. In his mercy, God spoils our quest.
9/ Sometimes we succeed wildly in building our reputation or our money or our careers. But then we experience the disappointment.
10/ We’re not peddling religion; we’re promoting Jesus and joy.
You can watch this sermon here.