REFLECTING THE LIGHT
A well-known Bible teacher has just finished speaking to a large class of business people on the Christians' responsibility to be light in the world. He had emphasized the as believers we all have the obligation to reflect the Light in the world, the Lord Jesus.
Rick Warren, “When you live in the light of eternity, your values change” (The
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 22, 2003
When you fully comprehend that there is more to life than just here and now, and you realize that life is just preparation for eternity, you will begin to live differently. You will start living in light of eternity, and that will color how you handle every relationship, task, and circumstance.
L = Living in light of eternity
I = Identifying the things that matter most for all eternity
F = Focusing on eternity, and what matters most in light of eternity, focusing on purpose as it relates to eternity?
Contributed by Mark Eberly on Oct 14, 2008
We are not meant to live in darkness. We were created to live in the light—in God’s light. I worked with a young lady several years ago whose boyfriend surrendered to the darkness. He blew his brains out with a shotgun just as she entered their bedroom. It was devastating. I knew the guy.
“There are two kinds of people: those who say to God ’Thy will be done’ and those to whom God says, ‘All right, then have it your way.’ Tragically, many people will have to endure eternity without God because they chose to live without him here on earth.” Warren adds “When you fully comprehend that
Contributed by Jeff Strite on Oct 20, 2002
A NEW LIGHT
One of the greatest tragedies for people would be to live in darkness when they could live in the light…
Rose Crawford had been blind for 50 years. Then she had an operation in an Ontario hospital. She said, “I just can’t believe it,” as the doctor lifted the bandages from her
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Apr 6, 2011
CONTINUING IN BLINDNESS
One of the greatest tragedies for people would be to live in darkness when they could live in the light.
Rose Crawford had been blind for 50 years. Then she had an operation in an Ontario hospital. She said, "I just can't believe it," as the doctor lifted the bandages
Contributed by Jim Kane on Jan 12, 2007
As I began to write, a very clear, if unusual illustration came to my mind. When you hear it at first you might be taken aback by the suggestion in the question. But, in light of what this series is about, discerning God’s purpose for each of us and our circumstances, it is a very good question to
Contributed by Steven Davis on Jan 15, 2003
It’s very bright in the middle of the day, but no matter how bright the day is, night eventually comes and the light fades away. However, it is possible - in theory at least - to live our entire lives in the light of the sun, if we were simply to keep journeying westward fast enough to keep up with
Contributed by E. Lee James on Oct 19, 2001
We are to work while we wait. A gardener for a large estate in northern Italy was conducting a visitor through the castle and the beautiful, well-groomed grounds. As the visitor had lunch with the gardener and his wife, he commended them for the beautiful way they were keeping the gardens. He
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 7, 2005
When we experience unconditional love…we live in the light of God’s love we will have hope. Life is about learning how to love. His love for you is unconditional.
James Van Tholen in his book “Where All Hope Lies”
Writes: From the human perspective, when you compare (God ) to the other
Contributed by Aubrey Vaughan on Jan 13, 2010
IMAGINE A VERY DANGEROUS ROPE JUNGLE BRIDGE (AS THE LAW) WE MUST CROSS IT – BUT WE COULD NEVER DO IT OURSELVES BECAUSE ITS SO DANGEROUS TO CROSS ONE FALSE STEP AND WE WILL PERISH INTO THE CHASEM – BUT WE HAVE A GUIDE WHO GOES BEFORE US (CHRIST) HE HAS CROSSED THE BRIDGE BEFORE AND HAS ALWAYS
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 8, 2009
STAY BUSY UNTIL THE MASTER’S RETURN
"The disciple is not called to eliminate his ignorance of the timing of the end, he is called to cope with it and respond to it appropriately."
"How can a doorkeeper fulfill his duties if he spends his time calculating how long the delay will be?"
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Feb 2, 2005
“Choosing To Love!” 1 John 2:7-11 Key verse(s): 9-10:“Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates his brother is still in the darkness. Whoever loves his brother lives in the light, and there is nothing in him to make him stumble.”
We live in a choice culture. In fact, we live in a culture
Contributed by Mark Eberly on Aug 24, 2009
One evening a burglar finally decided to make his move. He had been casing a house for weeks and determined that tonight he was going to break into a particular house where he was sure that the owners had left for vacation. Slyly and with extreme stealth he headed to the window. He had already
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 21, 2011
CHRYSOSTOM ON ECCLESIASTES
Eutropius had fallen into disgrace. As the highest-ranking official in the Byzantine Empire (late fourth century), he served as the closest adviser to the emperor Arcadius, then ruling in Constantinople. But Eutropius abused his imperial power and aroused the anger of
WHEN WE TRULY ARE THE CHURCH
Chuck Colson tells this story: "My mind goes back to a Christmas 20 years ago in Romania, when the country was still in the grip of communist tyranny.
The story begins with Laszlo Tokes, pastor of a fast-growing reformed church in the city of Timisoara. His
Contributed by Shawn Drake on Oct 25, 2001
Supplies Needed: One large pumpkin with the facial features cut out. When you cut out the features save them because you will need them during this object lesson. You will also need to save some of the slime and seeds from the inside. You will also need a candle.