Summary: This is recurring theme throughout Scripture: the greatest treasure you and I can ever have is our relationship with Jesus Christ. And the greatest thing we can ever do..is to be a light to this world In which we live..and to share the source of the light
Learning To Be The Light
In the past two Sundays, we've talked about finding out
Who we are...and knowing where we are going
This morning I would like to challenge everyone..
To learn to be the light in all situations along the way!
Gal. 5:13-15 MSG
13-15 It is absolutely clear that God has called you to a free life. Just make sure that you don’t use this freedom as an excuse to do whatever you want to do and destroy your freedom. Rather, use your freedom to serve one another in love; that’s how freedom grows. For everything we know about God’s Word is summed up in a single sentence: Love others as you love yourself. That’s an act of true freedom. If you bite and ravage each other, watch out—in no time at all you will be annihilating each other, and where will your precious freedom be then?
Isn't that the truth..
Love others as you love yourself. That’s an act of true freedom. If you bite and ravage each other, watch out—
in no time at all you will be annihilating each other, and where will your precious freedom be then?
Learning to be the light in your world and loving on people,
And sharing the Love of God with others...
At times it's not an easy task
Did you know that some people are hard to Love?
Did you know..that sometimes you are hard to Love?
In both instances..it's usually because the flesh..
Gets in the way.
Who me? My flesh?
It affects everyone..it's called human nature..
I don't think there is anyone, who has never mumbled the words...
Oh..the nerve of some people
I can't believe my ears..and to think they
would say such a thing..after all I have done for them
That's the flesh, on both parts..raising it's ugly head
TBS. In Psalms 119:105 NKJ
Your word is a lamp to my feet
And a light to my path.
Sometimes we take things to personnel..
and we forget that it says..
That it's His Word..and it's His Light that does the work!
Our job is only to share it.. Amen?
If Gods Word and His Light are shared..they are More than capable of doing the work, they are released to do.
Our job is to release and share the gospel! Amen?
This little light of mine..
Hide it under a bushel? NO!
I'm going to let it Shine!
Everybody knows the song..
How's come no one wants to be the light?
Listen up church..
What we have, the knowledge we possess
Of the truth, the life and the way!
Is a valuable treasure and it's meant to be shared..
Not buried, hoarded and only kept to ourselves! Amen?
Matthew 5:14-16 MSG
14-16 “Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven.
The treasure we have is to be shared..the light you possess
Is to be turned on and left on! Amen?
You might think no one will see it..
But if you leave it on, I'm going to speak some faith over your life and tell you..
Someone will see it..if you shine your light
in the tunnel of the world..that so desperately needs to see the light at the end of that tunnel..
Someone is going to see it!
Illus. by David Dewitt
In 1972, NASA launched the exploratory space probe Pioneer 10. According to Leon Jaroff in Time, the satellite’s primary mission was to reach Jupiter, photograph the planet and its moons, and beam data to earth about Jupiter’s magnetic field, radiation belts, and atmosphere.
Scientists regarded this as a bold plan, for at that time no earth satellite had ever gone beyond Mars, and they feared the asteroid belt would destroy the satellite before it could reach its target.
But Pioneer 10 accomplished its mission and much, much more. Swinging past the giant planet in November 1973, Jupiter’s immense gravity hurled Pioneer 10 at a higher rate of speed toward the edge of the solar system.
At one billion miles from the sun, Pioneer 10 passed Saturn.
At some two billion miles, it hurtled past Uranus; Neptune at nearly three billion miles; Pluto at almost four billion miles. By 1997, twenty-five years after its launch, Pioneer 10 was more than six billion miles from the sun.