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1 Has Glory of God Departed ? Take Heed Rom. 15:4 I Cor. 10:6

2 Echabod Echabod I Samuel 4  Israel is defeated by the Philistines  Eli’s Sons are Killed – Hophni & Phinehas  Ark of the Covenant captured by the Philistines Philistines  E li dies  Echabod (no glory) is born “ The glory has departed from Israel”

3 Glory - Glory is given by common consent - Viewed as having honor, renown, and deserving praise deserving praise - Divine splendor and perfection - Manifestation of power, wisdom, love, mercy, and forgiveness mercy, and forgiveness

4 King of Glory - God - Lift up you heads, O gates And lift them up, O ancient doors, That the King of glory may come in! Who is the King of glory? The Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory. Psalm 24:9-10

5 Glory of the Begotten Son - Christ - - Shared Glory with the Father before the world was – JN 17:5 the world was – JN 17:5 - Radiance of His Father Glory – Heb 1:3 - Crowned with Glory & Honor – Heb 2:9 - Lord of Glory – I Cor 2:8 - To Him be the Glory forever – 2 Pet 3:18 - The Angels around the throne said, “Worthy is the Lamb to receive Glory” “Worthy is the Lamb to receive Glory” – Rev 5:13 – Rev 5:13

6 How do we Glorify God & Christ? Jesus said that He glorified His Father by accomplishing all He gave Him to do John 17:4 Similarly, we glorify God and Christ by obeying Their Commandments Fear the God your God, to walk in all His ways and love Him, and to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. Deut. 10:12

7 Consider Is the Glory of God departing from the Unitied States of America? GovernmentSchoolsHomeChurch

8 Erosion of our Godly Heritage Population of “non-Christians” growing Population of “non-Christians” growing Movement to remove God’s name - Pledge of Allegiance & currencies. Movement to remove God’s name - Pledge of Allegiance & currencies. Laws currently allow: Laws currently allow: Killing innocent babies - Abortion Same sex marriages (some states) Disallows posting of 10 Commandments God is not feared or honored by majority of the population. God is not feared or honored by majority of the population.

9 Public Schools  Public prayer is prohibited classroom school activities  Creation not mentioned evolution taught as a science  Homosexuality considered an alternative lifestyle  Growing trends lack of respect for authority lack of discipline foul and ungodly language

10 Home  Households 53% of parents work outside home Only 69% of children living with both parents 28% children are from single parent household  Marriage 40-50% Marriages end in divorce  Only 39% of families attend Worship Service weekly women are 20% more likely to attend than men 62% of children will continue if both parent attend  Children’s education is left to schools and churches

11 Church -Children of God- Glorify Christ Daily - Live a life of Love God & Neighbor – Matt 22: Be a light for Christ in the world Matt 5:16 - Pray without ceasing – I Thess 5:17 - Praise and give thanks to the Lord Psa 106:1 - Live a holy life – I Pet 1: Bear our own burden – Gal 6:5


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