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Revival Sermon: The Glory of God

"Show Me Your Glory" - a Sermon from Exodus 33:18-23


Exodus 33:18-23 ESV KJV
Moses said, “Please show me your glory.” And he said, “I will make all my goodness pass before you and will proclaim before you my name ‘The LORD.’ And I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy. But,” …

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Sermon Description

Christians long to see the glory of God as Moses did when he approached the Lord and interceded for the Israelites in Exodus 33:18–23. It is essential that Christians know his increasing boldness, and plead with God to “show me your glory”. Sadly, there are many today who cannot truly say they have a longing to know God more deeply. Many either never knew Him in the first place, or have the feeling that they have “arrived,” and look down upon others who have not. The church today must long for personal and direct knowledge of God. In this sermon on Exodus 33:18–23 titled “Revival Sermon: The Glory of God,” Dr. Lloyd-Jones points out how often the Psalmist expresses this exact longing when he calls upon the Lord. His satisfaction is found solely in the Lord. Christian prayers should be motivated by a concern for the manifestation of the glory of God. Dr. Lloyd-Jones also points out an example found in the New Testament in the life of Paul. Paul was never satisfied in his personal relationship with Christ, but longed to know Him more. The more he knew about Christ, the more he loved Him and desired to spend his life for the gospel.

Sermon Breakdown

  1. Moses makes an extraordinary request to see God's glory.
  2. Moses is not satisfied with what God has already shown and promised him. He wants more.
  3. Do we have a desire for God himself and to know his glory? This is the highest reach of faith.
  4. The prayer for revival is ultimately a prayer for the manifestation of God's glory.
  5. God answers Moses that he will show his glory but only partially. No one can see God's face and live.
  6. God will allow Moses to see his back but not his face. This is a glimpse of his glory as he passes by.
  7. Revivals are when God's glory passes by and we get a glimpse of it.
  8. Though partial, God's answer is definite. Moses will see God passing by.
  9. We can have glimpses of God's glory even now. We see through a glass darkly but we do see.
  10. Examples of glimpses of God's glory: Paul on Damascus road and in 2 Corinthians 12; Peter in 1 Peter 1:8.
  11. Jonathan Edwards and Charles Spurgeon knew glimpses of God's glory.
  12. We should follow Moses' example, be thankful for what we have been shown but ask for more. Seek God's glory.

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Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) was a Welsh evangelical minister who preached and taught in the Reformed tradition. His principal ministry was at Westminster Chapel, in central London, from 1939-1968, where he delivered multi-year expositions on books of the bible such as Romans, Ephesians and the Gospel of John. In addition to the MLJ Trust’s collection of 1,600 of these sermons in audio format, most of these great sermon series are available in book form (including a 14 volume collection of the Romans sermons), as are other series such as "Spiritual Depression", "Studies in the Sermon on the Mount" and "Great Biblical Doctrines". He is considered by many evangelical leaders today to be an authority on biblical truth and the sufficiency of Scripture.