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The Glory of the Lord Promised

Rev. Jim Daughtry, June 11, 2017
Part of the Sunday Morning series.

On this coming Lord’s Day, and then again on June 18, it will be our privilege to have Rev. Jim Daughtry in our pulpit. We are so thrilled that Jim and Sharon and their children (Anna, Peterson, and Joseph) are part of our Church family! Jim will be preaching in my absence as we are on vacation from today through June 24.

This Sunday Jim will be preaching a message entitled ‘The Glory of God Promised,’ from Exodus 33:18-23. Then on June 18, his message will be ‘The Glory of the Lord Revealed,’ from Exodus 34:5-8. These texts are foundational for our understanding of salvation, and how our Great God has redeemed us from sin’s curse by the sending of His Son in sovereign grace and mercy. And, as you might anticipate, these two Biblical texts are also helpful in shaping our understanding of those three beautiful words that we have been recently considering in 2 John 1:3–“grace, mercy, and peace.” I know you will be richly blessed, instructed, and encouraged by Jim’s preaching, and please hold him up in your fervent prayers as he comes to deliver the Word of the Lord to us.

Carol and I want to express our gratitude to you for allowing us some time away. We are so thankful for the opportunity to ‘unplug’ and to be refreshed physically and spiritually. And we thank you in advance for your prayers that we might have our hearts and minds strengthened by this brief season of rest.

Our gracious Lord willing, I will be back in our pulpit on Sunday June 25, and we will continue our study of 2 John 1:3, focusing again upon the wonder of God’s “mercy” in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Exodus 33:18-23

18And he said, I beseech thee, shew me thy glory. 19And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy. 20And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live. 21And the LORD said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock: 22And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a clift of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by: 23And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen. (KJV)