Summary of Giving God The Glory | Dr. Dewey Smith | Elevation Church

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In this video, Dr. Dewey Smith discusses the importance of giving God the glory. He begins by discussing the upward presentation and backward from conformation. He then goes on to discuss the need for inward transformation and how thoughts have consequences. He finishes by talking about how, in difficult times, we should give thanks to God for His mercy.

  • 00:00:00 This video by Dr. Dewey Smith discusses Elevation Church's upcoming West Coast Nights 2022. These nights will be an opportunity for attendees to experience Elevation Church's worship style and see Dr. Dewey Smith in person. Tickets can be purchased online at Elevation Nights.
  • 00:05:00 In this video, Dr. Dewey Smith discusses how we can give God the glory, given that He already possesses everything. He also refers to various passages in the Bible that discuss how God uses angels to bring words to His people, and how He uses angels for warfare. Finally, he explains that, just as God can use angels for various purposes, He also knows that He will need worshippers at times, and so He created the archangel Lucifer. However, Lucifer wanted to be like God, and as a result, was expelled from Heaven.
  • 00:10:00 In this video, Dr. Dewey Smith from Elevation Church urges Christians to give God the glory by presenting their bodies, soul, and essence to Him in an act of reverence. This is the first step in glorifying God, and Paul says it is by the mercies of God that we do it. Through this command, Paul is encouraging Christians to respond to God's many mercies in their lives. This is important because it shows that we are grateful for all He has done for us, and it shows that we are not only focused on our own needs but also on the needs of God. This is a reminder to always give God the glory, and it is something that we can all strive to do.
  • 00:15:00 In this video, Dr. Dewey Smith discusses how God gives us mercy by withholding things we deserve. This mercy is called "drunken mercy." Paul writes in Ephesians that it is a reasonable mandate for us to present our bodies as living sacrifices. This is an interesting concept because it shows that God's mercy is not arbitrary or capricious.
  • 00:20:00 Paul writes in 1 Corinthians that we should go backwards from confirmation to conformation, not the other way around. He warns believers not to assimilate into the culture around them and to maintain their Christian values even in the face of adversity. In verses 2-4, he describes how believers should dress and behave in order to glorify God. Finally, in verses 5-7, he describes the importance of being obedient to Christ even when it is difficult.
  • 00:25:00 In this video, Paul discusses the need to glorify God and avoid being influenced by the prevailing spirit of the age. He points to scriptures that teach that even in difficult times, the righteous will be preserved and his/her offspring will not beg for food. Finally, he encourages believers to give God praise and glory.
  • 00:30:00 In this video, Dr. Dewey Smith discusses the importance of giving God the glory, beginning with the upward presentation and backward from conformation. Thirdly, Paul says that in order to glorify God, there needs to be inward transformation. He uses the example of Adam and Eve, saying that they were originally one entity (head in heart), but as they began to think differently, they became what they are now. This is an important reminder for all children of God, as thoughts have consequences.
  • 00:35:00 In his sermon, Dr. Dewey Smith discusses the importance of keeping one's mind focused on God. He explains that if thoughts run wild, we can harness peace and prevent madness by putting handcuffs on our thoughts. He also shares his experience with broken heart syndrome and how it has impacted his ministry. Smith discusses how God has worked through difficult times in his life and encourages people to continue to rely on Him.
  • 00:40:00 The speaker talks about how, in difficult times, they give thanks to God for keeping them mind and keeping their mind healthy. He also talks about how, when it comes to proving the will of God, it's not about doing it in a passive way, but actively pursuing it. The speaker goes on to say that, in order to glorify God, we must first be transformed by the renewing of our minds.
  • 00:45:00 In this video, Dr. Dewey Smith discusses his problem with trying to find proof that God exists. He then imagines a courtroom scenario in which he is God's defense attorney. He shows evidence that shows God is real and credible, including testimony from people who have had problems but were later healed by God. He asks the audience to consider looking to themselves for proof of God's existence, and invites them to join the Elevation Church online community and watch live streams and videos every Sunday.

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