Contributed on Jan 2, 2020
Someone shows that they are a follower of the "Father of Lights" through their: 1) Words (James 1:19-21), 2) Walk (James 1:22-25), and 3) Works (James 1:26-27).
James 1:17-27  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.  Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.  ...read more
Contributed on Jan 10, 2020
The remarkable conversion of Saul, in which he put his faith in the Savior he had been so viciously persecuting, unfolds in five phases: 1) Contact (Acts 9:3), 2) Conviction (Acts 9:4), 3) Conversion (Acts 9:5), 4) Consecration (Acts 9:6–8), and 5) Communion (Acts 9:9).
Acts 9:1-9  But Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest  and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.  Now as he went ...read more
Contributed on Jan 18, 2020
1) Fervency in supplication (Acts 9:10-12), 2) Faithfulness in service (Acts 9:13-17a), 3) The Filling of the Spirit (Acts 9:17b), 4) Fellowship with the saints (Acts 9:18-19), and 5) Fervency in speaking (Acts 9:20)
Acts 9:10-20  Now there was a disciple at Damascus named Ananias. The Lord said to him in a vision, "Ananias." And he said, "Here I am, Lord." And the Lord said to him, "Rise and go to the street called Straight, and at the house of Judas look for a man of Tarsus ...read more
Contributed on Jan 23, 2020
In Psalm 119:105-112 the word of God is shown as: 1)Light Points Our Direction (Psalm 119:105-108), 2) Light Presents Our Defense (Psalm 119:109-110), 3) Light Provides Our Delight (Psalm 119:111-112).
Psalm 119:105-112 105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.106 I have sworn an oath and confirmed it, to keep your righteous rules. 107 I am severely afflicted; give me life, O LORD, according to your word! 108 Accept my freewill offerings of praise, O LORD, and teach me your ...read more
Contributed on Jan 30, 2020
In a hymn of praise to God’s goodness in Psalm 36, three basic characteristics are presented of the Father as the God of "the Gospel of Light". In this we see 1) Light from His Person (Ps. 36:5-6), 2) Light for His People (Ps. 36:7-9) and 3) Light from His Protection (Ps. 36:10-11).
Psalm 36:5-11  Your steadfast love, O LORD, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds.  Your righteousness is like the mountains of God; your judgments are like the great deep; man and beast you save, O LORD.  How precious is your steadfast love, O God! The children of ...read more
Contributed on Feb 7, 2020
In 1 John 2:7-11 we see the description of the fellowship in love as: 1) The Eternal Truth in the Old Light (1 John 2:7), 2) The Eternal Truth in a New Light (1 John 2:8) 3) The Eternal Truth as a Way of Life (1 John 2:9-11).
?1 John 2:7-11  Beloved, I am writing you no new commandment, but an old commandment that you had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word that you have heard.  At the same time, it is a new commandment that I am writing to you, which is true in him and in you, because the darkness ...read more
Contributed on Feb 14, 2020
In Acts 26:16-18, we see how one can turn “From Darkness to Light” beginning from: 1) The Appearing of Light (Acts 26:16–18), 2) Proclaiming the Light (Acts 26:19–23) and 3) 3) Persevering in the Light (Acts 26:24-32)
Acts 26:16–32 16 But rise and stand upon your feet, for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to appoint you as a servant and witness to the things in which you have seen me and to those in which I will appear to you, 17 delivering you from your people and from the Gentiles—to whom I am sending ...read more
Contributed on Feb 21, 2020
1) Contrast (Ephesians 5:8) , 2) Characteristics (Ephesians 5:9–10), 3) Command (Ephesians 5:11a) 4) Commission (Ephesians 5:11b–13) and 5) Call (Ephesians 5: 14).
Ephesians 5:8-14  for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light  (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord.  Take no part in the unfruitful works of ...read more
Contributed on Feb 29, 2020
The Psalmist of Psalm 88 expresses “Prayers that Light Darkness” with prayer as an: 1) Urgent appeal in Affliction (Psalm 88:1–9a), 2) Urgent appeal with No Answers (Psalm 88:9b–12), 3) Urgent appeal under Divine Wrath (Psalm 88:13–18).
Psalm 88:1-18 A Song. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. To the choirmaster: according to Mahalath Leannoth. A Maskil of Heman the Ezrahite. 1 O Lord, God of my salvation, I cry out day and night before you. 2 Let my prayer come before you; incline your ear to my cry! 3 For my soul is full of troubles, ...read more
Contributed on Mar 5, 2020
God enables us for 1) Being Salt & Light (Mt. 5:13a, 14), the problem if we are 2) Not being Salt & Light (Mt. 5:13b, 15), and 3) The Benefit of being Salt & Light (Mt. 5:16).
Matthew 5:13-16  "You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet.  “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. ...read more
Contributed on Mar 12, 2020
In order to "Walk in the Light”, there must first be: 1) Finding the Light (1 John 1:5), then 2) Following the Light (1 John 1:6), in order to enjoy: 3) Fellowship in the Light (1 John 1:7).
As the World Health Organization has declared the COVID-19, or Coronavirus as global pandemic this week, those studying viruses, virologists, have speculated as to the local and global infection rate. As they have warned of the nature of the contagion, they have prescribed steps in order to reduce ...read more