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Baxter on Glorifying God 2 - by Michael Phillips
Baxter on Glorifying God - Part 2 of 3
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1 Corinthians 6:20
Jan 01, 1988 pm - Tonight, with the Lord's blessing, we proceed in our study of Richard Baxter on Glorifying God. Baxter was an English Puritan pastor who wrote much--and very well--on practical living for Christ. To glorify God means to praise Him with your thoughts, your words, and your deeds. You ought to do it because the Lord deserves your praise. The Hymn of Angels should be your song too, "You are worthy, O LORD, to receive glory and honor and power". Last time, we looked at glorifying God with our hearts. This is of primary importance--"As a man thinks in his heart, so is he" says the Proverb. Devout words and daring deeds for God are polluted when they spring from a dirty heart. Unlike the Scribes and Pharisees, we've got to clean--not only the outside of the cup--but the inside as well. Glorifying God begins with reverent and loving thoughts for Him. But it doesn't end there. Our text says we're to glorify God with our bodies as well as our souls. Why? For three good reasons, at least: (1) God created our bodies to praise Him; (2) Jesus Christ redeemed our bodies to praise Him; and (3) The Holy Spirit indwells our bodies to praise Him. One way we glorify God with our bodies is by putting ... More >>>

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