sermonette: How Bright is Your Light?
You are the Light of the World
Given 13-Dec-14; Sermon #1244s; 14 minutes
Ryan McClure, reminiscing about an airline flight into the Los Angeles basin late at night, viewing millions of sparkling and flickering lights of the city below, asks what God must see as He looks down viewing our lives as we function as spiritual lights in this darkening world. Do we let our lights shine through our lives by godly conduct, or are we trying to blend in with the world, compromising so as not to stand apart? What we do and what we do not do separates us from the world; when we embrace the ways of the world, we become adulterers and our lights go out. When we compromise just a little, our lights dangerously flicker. Every time we act according to God's ways, our light burns a little brighter. As we approach the end of this age, our light (that is, our example and conduct) should intensely burn.
Abstain from fleshly lusts Daniel's example Embracing the world I Peter 2:11-12 Godly conduct James 4:4-6 John 3:19 8: 12; 15:19 Loving the light Loving the world Matthew 5:14-16 Passover Pet sin Revelation 18:4 II Corinthians 6:11-14 Slip into sin after conversion Weird holy days