“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23, ESV)

18/09/2022 – Evening Service: The golden chain of salvation 4 – Glorification

Bible Readings:

1 Corinthians 15:20 – 58

Revelation 19:1 – 16

Sermon Outline:

Romans 8:28–30 (NKJV)

28And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

29For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.

30Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.

I Glimpses and promises of eternal glory

Grace is the first degree of glory, glory is the highest degree of grace.

Octavius Winslow

II Some features or elements of future glory

III Preparation for eternal glory

Bless God that there is in us resurrection life, and that there awaits us a resurrection.

J. J. Bonar

Our bodies shall be like Christ’s glorious body, not equal to it.

Richard Sibbes

At the close of every obituary of his believing children God adds the word ‘henceforth!’

A. W. Tozer

Westminster Confession of Faith
CHAPTER XXXII. Of the State of Men after Death, and of the Resurrection of the Dead

The bodies of men after death return to dust, and see corruption, but their souls, (which neither die nor sleep,) having an immortal subsistence, immediately return to God who gave them. The souls of the righteous, being then made perfect in holiness, are received into the highest heavens, where they behold the face of God in light and glory, waiting for the full redemption of their bodies; and the souls of the wicked are cast into hell, where they remain in torments and utter darkness, reserved to the judgment of the great day. Besides these two places for souls separated from their bodies, the scripture acknowledgeth none.

II. At the last day, such as are found alive shall not die, but be changed: and all the dead shall be raised up with the self-same bodies, and none other, although with different qualities, which shall be united again to their souls forever.

III. The bodies of the unjust shall, by the power of Christ, be raised to dishonour; the bodies of the just, by his Spirit, unto honour, and be made conformable to his own glorious body.