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  • Being Light In Darkness

    Contributed by Richard Schwedes on Jan 14, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,739 views

    Isaiah has a prophecy that helps identify the Messiah, and shows God’s characteristics. This prophecy also is something for us to take notice of, as reflectors of God’s light.

    Have you ever visited a maze. Every now and again as a family we seem to end up at one. And over the years I have learnt three things from our visit to a maze. One you don’t want to be in a hurry, being in a hurry will often make the place more frustrating and less enjoyable. Secondly make sure ...read more

  • Learning To Light The Way Series

    Contributed by Brad Bailey on Jun 12, 2009
     | 1,163 views

    Today… just want to step back and help us grasp the process of being light. I think for many of us it may begin by clarifying the paradigm.

    We’re beginning a short series today… and at the heart of this series is a call to consider perhaps the most sensational words ever spoken to us… one phrase, seven words, spoken by Jesus… that lifts our lives into a whole new level of meaning… those seven words… “You are the light of the ...read more

  • Fruit Of Goodness Series

    Contributed by Shawn Drake on Aug 11, 2004
    based on 28 ratings
     | 1,333 views

    This is the 6th sermon in the series "Fruit Producers".

    Series: Fruit Producers [#6] FRUIT OF GOODNESS Galatians 5:22 Introduction: Galatians 5:22 says, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness…” 1. This may be the hardest fruit to preach on, because we use the word good so often. 2. Goodness is being full of ...read more

  • Walking In The Light

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Oct 7, 2005
    based on 25 ratings
     | 2,689 views

    The life of the Christian is to be lived by walking in the light.

    Walking in the Light 1 John 1:5-10 September 4, 2005 Evening Message Introduction Have you ever found yourself walking around in the dark? A few nights ago I found myself in that exact position. I was up getting a glass of water in the middle of the night. I didn’t turn the lights on because ...read more

  • Joy In The Journey

    Contributed by D. Marie Hamilton on May 23, 2009
     | 3,220 views

    When we are able to feel good in the storms of life, that’s when we are at the center of God’s grace.

    Joy in the Journey 1 John 1-2:2 (Amplified Bible) 1 John 1 1[WE ARE writing] about the Word of Life [[a]in] Him Who existed from the beginning, Whom we have heard, Whom we have seen with our [own] eyes, Whom we have gazed upon [for ourselves] and have touched with our [own] hands. 2And ...read more

  • The Despised Gospel

    Contributed by Mitch Davis on Aug 29, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 788 views

    A general overview of how and why the gospel is despised by man (including a number of disciples who belong to the Lord).

    The Despised Gospel Theme: The true gospel message and commitment is despised by many. INTRODUCTION A. In the name of “mainstream Christianity” the gospel has a very easy flavor: 1. The idea is to get as many people in to their churches. 2. Getting the masses in is wonderful, but not at the ...read more

  • For The Love Of Darkness

    Contributed by Gregory Thomas on Sep 29, 2002
    based on 32 ratings
     | 2,015 views

    A THEOLOGICAL LOOK AT VARIOUS REASONS WHY MAN WOULD RATHER LOVE DARKNESS OPPOSED TO LIGHT.AND HOW IT IS EXPOSED.

    FOR THE LOVE OF DARKNESS JOHN 3:19 AND THIS IS THE CONDEMNATION THAT LIGHT IS COME INTO THE WORLD, AND MEN LOVED DARKNESS RATHER THAN LIGHT, BECAUSE THEIR DEEDS WERE EVIL. AND THIS IS CONDEMNATION THERE WAS MANY PEOPLE WHO HAD KNOWLEDGE OF CHRIST, HIS DOCTRINE AND MIRICLES, BUT THEY HAD ...read more

  • What Does It Mean To Be The Church?

    Contributed by Michael Hopkins on Oct 5, 2005
    based on 26 ratings
     | 2,659 views

    How we are to be salt and light in the world

    Brooks Atkinson, an American journalist, said, “I have no objection to churches, so long as they don’t interfere with God’s work”. Why are we here? What does it mean to be the church in Farnham in 2005? Our gospel reading has some ideas for us on what it might be all about, and our epistle ...read more

  • Sermon On The Mount Lesson 11

    Contributed by Bill Prater on Jan 2, 2001
    based on 82 ratings
     | 2,160 views

    Lesson 11

    God has a purpose for this world that involves US. It was His purpose to save us, and He did, and it is also His purpose to use us and He will. Just as we are called to be salt in a decaying world, we are also called to be light in a darkened world. I. A REALITY THAT IS INESCAPABLE "Ye are ...read more

  • A Candle In The Darkness

    Contributed by Troy Borst on Apr 27, 2001
    based on 82 ratings
     | 1,662 views

    The image of being "the light of the world" is quite important to the Christian life

    A CANDLE IN THE DARKNESS MATTHEW 5:14-16 OPENING ILLUSTRATION… “Take off the Sticker” (p) My wife and I were traveling to Greeneville the other day and I became frustrated. We were in our car, which really has no markings that we are Christians other than the “Pastor” sticker I have placed ...read more

  • Scoring For Jesus

    Contributed by Christopher Roberts on Sep 16, 2003
    based on 34 ratings
     | 799 views

    Jesus’ call to be salt and light is Jesus’ call to be offensive. Only when we are on the offense will we score for Jesus.

    Please e-mail me with any comments or if you use any part of this at your church at Mail4ChrisR@aol.com. I would love to hear about it. God Bless! - Chris This time of the year is a little disappointing for anyone from Cincinnati. Why? Because football season just got underway. The Cincinnati ...read more

  • Its Moving Day Again

    Contributed by Charles Scott on Oct 19, 2006
     | 891 views

    Christians are to be a light in a dark place, Our lives are to be an example, a light others can follow in our pilgrimage to the Father’s house.

    ITS MOVING DAY AGAIN Hebrews 11__1-16 BY CHARLES SCOTT Church of the Good Shepherd Indianapolis Hebrews 11:1-3, (4-7), 8-16 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the people of old received their commendation. By faith we understand ...read more

  • Salt And Light Series

    Contributed by Matthew Rogers on May 30, 2002
    based on 110 ratings
     | 4,578 views

    Disciples of Jesus can have a profound impact on the world.

    March 18, 2001 Understanding the Kingdom – Part 4 INTRODUCTION What possible influence could the people described in the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:3-12) expect to have on this hard, tough world? Slowly but surely the world is rotting from within. The erosion has plunged our world into a ...read more

  • Influence

    Contributed by Jay Mcphearson on Oct 29, 2003
    based on 46 ratings
     | 4,931 views

    We are to change the world we live in.

    Intro: (Start with Blank) A lady was getting on a bus for her early morning commute. She had her small baby in her arms. She walks up the steps and the bus driver looked at the baby and said – mam – that is the UGLIGIEST baby I have ever seen. It made her mad. She slowly walked to the back of ...read more

  • A Formula For Impacting Our World Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Oct 2, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,856 views

    The simple formula Jesus has given us for impacting our world is that we are salt and light.

    Introduction: A. I wanted to start today’s sermon with a funny story of a science chemistry experiment gone wrong. 1. So I went on line and searched for quite a while, thinking surely there must be some great stories out there. a. I stumbled on one that didn’t have a lot of details, which would ...read more