Is God Selfish?

Is God Selfish?

All the honor. All the power. All the glory. They all belong to God.  And remember: All means all and that’s all all means.   Isaiah 42:8 "I am the LORD; that is my name! I will not yield my glory to another or my praise to idols.” That means for us none of the honor, none of the power, none of the glory…right? Not necessarily.

John 17:22-23 I have given them the glory You gave Me, so that they may be one as We are one— I in them and You in Me—that they may be perfectly united, so that the world may know that You sent Me and have loved them just as You have loved Me. God, through Jesus, gave us His glory.  What?  Just because God owns all the glory doesn’t mean He can’t/won’t share the glory. But here’s the catch - and this is important - God’s glory is revealed in us and shared with us when we are united.  When we unite we reveal God and experience God.  How amazing is that?  I would dare say it’s GLORIOUS.

And glorious you are illuminate church!  There’s so much unity in you.  How do I know?  Because I see so many faithful men, women and children united to the vision God has given us at illuminate.  I see so many hands united on the same plow, headed in the same direction so that many, many, many more people can find life in Jesus Christ.  We are united to change this region for the Glory of God!

So - Let’s revel in God’s glory.  Let’s CELEBRATE.  If you serve in any capacity within illuminate church we have a very special night planned for you.  Click the link below for all the details for You Shine 2019 - a volunteer celebration!

Life in Jesus,


Chad Hall