Summary: As the candle gives itself for the light, so must we learn the gift that gives to to Light can make a big difference.
THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE, I ’M GOING TO LET IT SHINE!!
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
I start burning big candle prior to service.
As I start preaching I light a candle in a globe, I light a tall skinny candle,
and I light some very small candles. You will see the points below.
Always remember safety with the burning candles.
Genesis 1: 3 And God said: Let there be light, and there was light.
4. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided darkness from light.
John 1: 4 In Jesus was life, and the life was the light of men.
5. And the light shineth in darkness, and the darkness comprehended it not.
I. DEFINITION OF LIGHT:
To dispel darkness ---
Light makes vision possible.
Bright, not dark, to ignite, glowing, shining
2. Two things must be present where there is light:
Radiation -- Flame and heat.
The greater the light the more radiation and the more heat, the smaller the less.
3. THERE IS NO LIGHT WHATSOEVER ON THE MOON,
THE MOON IS A REFLECTOR OF THE LIGHT OF THE SUN.
SOME THOUGHT JOHN THE BAPTIST WAS THE LIGHT, JOHN KNEW BETTER.
John 1:8 John was not the light, but was sent to bear witness of the light.
9. That was the true Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light!
4. SAUL WAS WALKING DOWN THE ROAD AND HE SAW THE LIGHT!
SAUL WOULD BE FOREVER CHANGED BY THE LIGHT,
SO MUCH SO THAT HE BECAME PAUL!
5. GOD ENTRUSTS HIS LIGHT IN YOUR HANDS.
God really trusts you and has much confidence in you.
Remember how much God loved Job and how God trusted Job to hang on.
Well God really, really loves you and has seen you hang true in many, various,
I cannot pen how I have seen Jesus in you.
6. DOUBT VS BELIEF?
I read a thing the other day, it said many believe their doubts and doubt their belief.
But we must doubt the doubt and believe the belief.
Young people think life is tough, but we know life gets harder as we mature in the faith.
Any person walking could tell about the last 1 1/2 years having been a nightmare for us.
We could all say, when all is said and done, that we felt like "so what", and through all our
pain and emptiness we feel flooded.
We cannot say anything to others about our tears, but we COULD TELL ABOUT A FEW STORMS
We must learn to thank God for these test, while the test have been beyond anything
we have ever known before, there is a light to push away our darkness.
In the midst of the terrible test, I have not missed a sermon, and I have not missed a visit, and I
look for a breakthrough, yet, I have had joy in my sorrow, and I feel like I have let my compassion
make a difference.
Often we can’t share our heart but with others, because they have their own trouble.
But I still have this great confidence in our Master, and the Light will shine again.
7. HAVE YOUR PLACED YOUR LIGHT WISELY?
Matthew 5:14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid.
15. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel,
but on a candle stick; and it GIVETH light unto all that are in the house.
16. So let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works,
and GLORIFY your FATHER which is in heaven.
Put a priority on your light, so to let it shine to the maximum effectiveness.
8. IT’S THE LIGHT THAT IS IMPORTANT!
I am not what is important, He is my all and my hope.
I gladly give, and want to give more.
I see people and hurt.
What you do with the light will be our gift to Jesus.
I want to be like a candle and give myself for the light.
I have a sermon about the light and the candle.
9. REMEMBER IN EXODUS, THE PEOPLE WERE IN THE TRIAL OF TRANSITION.
Remember once in Egypt (Exodus 10:23), there was a great darkness, so great you could feel
the dark darkness. While Egypt spent many hours in darkness, God’s Kids HAD THE LIGHT!
God made a promise to His Children, to lead them by a CLOUD by day,
and a PILLAR OF LIGHT by night.
This promise is still to us this day. God will lead us in dark times,
He will never forget His People!
10. A SAD DAY WHEN THE LIGHT IN THE TEMPLE IS ALMOST OUT, AND THE PREACHER