Darkness universally symbolizes sin and death; light corresponds to life and holiness and purity. Thus King David sings Scripture: John This message centers on three ways we can let our light shine in a world cast in darkness.
But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men. Scripture: Matthew Illustration: As Craig T. Kocher in his commentary on our text states, "Christian hope is fundamentally different from optimism. Christian hope locks its steely eyes on the devastation of the world around it, and readily acknowledges Denomination: Assembly Of God. The church, the body of Christ, must shine the light of Christ in a wicked world.
How can we accomplish this? Illustration: Your loved one is very sick and in desperate need of medicine from the drug store. You are sent to get it and bring it back home. When you enter the store, do you look over the Scripture: Acts Denomination: Bible Church.
Jesus wanted us to see the relationship that the members of the body of Christ are to have with the world. Scripture: Matthew , Matthew , Matthew NIV And the light shines though the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it. NLT Have you ever been in a room that had no windows, and when you shut off the lights it was so dark you could feel Denomination: Holiness.
Scripture: Ephesians She was dressed extra nice that day and had her hair done very well. Scripture: Joshua NKJ John Jesus Denomination: Foursquare. How would you change the world? How would you change your world, the one in which you live? Who is going to make the change? How are changes made in our world? Who makes changes? What is our role as a church in changing our world?
The Beautiful Province is also the nerve center of the Holy Convocation, which is the greatest spiritual festivity of the church. Denomination: Holiness. Here they were minding their own business when, all of a sudden, there comes a man who sees them. John While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light. Jesus constantly exposed the Pharisees; He could see their hearts and was regularly reading their thoughts. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.
Or, do we even have a role? Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.
This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. For at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord.
Light of the World is a phrase Jesus used to describe himself and his disciples in the New Testament. The phrase is recorded in the Gospels of Matthew and. You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it.
Walk as children of light. The night is far gone; the day is at hand.
So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness. Of David. The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet. And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb. And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil.
And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness.
But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.