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Our calling in light of the return of Christ is to live as sons of light and sons of day.
We get to the second major question in John's epistle: Is our Christianity real? John uses a variety of tests to tease out whether or not someone who claims to have fellowship with God gives evidence of it. The first of these is a matter of walking in the light. God's very nature is light, and John expects people to bask in God's luminous nature. Their obedience to Him radiates His light to the dark world surrounding them. Worship fuels witness. And when the believer basks in God's nature, the problems of the world have a way of growing smaller.
Pastor Ron asks us to consider the question, How Do You Light Up The Darkness?
John 3:16, the most famous verse in the Bible, who said it and what did they mean? God loved this broken world so much that he gave us Jesus that he might bring new life, life from above.
What problems in your life do you think are too great for you to handle? They are. Too often we neglect God's ability to work in our life through the power of his spirit. What are you holding on to?
Today, we being a new series called “Jesus in the Present Tense.” The I AM statements of Christ are profound and incredibly challenging. In this message, we will consider Jesus’ statement, “I am the light of the world.” What does Jesus mean by this? Why does he use the metaphor of light, and how does this impact our day-to-day lives?
We are in the Gospel of John again today. We began this year considering the 7 miracles of Jesus as told my John. Beginning last Sunday, and continuing today, we are considering the 7 “I Am” statements of John. Seven times, John records Jesus proclaiming Himself with the introductory formula “I am.” Last week, we considered the statement “I am the bread of life.” We said that just as bread sustains our lives physically, Jesus proclaimed Himself to be the one that sustain us spiritually and eternally. Today, we turn our attention to a second statement: “I am the light of the world.” All of these statements are so important. All of these statements and so these sermons deal with a most important question: “Who is Jesus?” You know, if we get that question right, most other things are going to take care of themselves. So, who is Jesus? He is the Light of the World. What does that mean?
Christ tells us that true blessedness comes from both the hearing and the keeping of God's word. God has revealed himself to us throughout scripture and has called us to examine His word, store it in our hearts, and live according to the example that Christ has set. When we do keep His word, we become a light in the midst of darkness, revealing the knowledge of His righteousness and love to all.