Listen to the Messge



John 8:12 
 
Light brings clarity and direction into every situation. 
This darkness that we experience is self-inflicted. 
This doesn't mean that everything about our culture is wrong. 
You can't count on just anyone to guide you through.
You can't live without a clear sense of direction.
You can't live without hope.
 
1. Jesus is the Light of the World.
  • "Everything good I know, everything decent I know, everything pure I know, I learned from Jesus."        
  • "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." (John 8:12)
  • His teachings demonstrate what a life filled with light looks like.
  • "You know what? I miss him." 
2. Following Jesus fills your life with light.
  • The pilot needs to be able to see where he's landing. 
  • The sun will no more be your light by day, nor will the brightness of the moon shine on you, for the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory. (Isaiah 60:19)
  • You learn how to live a light-filled life. 
  • Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, O Lord. (Psalm 89:15)
3. Others will be drawn to the light.
  • "You are the light of the world." (Matthew 5:14)
  • You become the light to those around you.
  • People see the light, and they're drawn to the light. 
  • ...and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. (1 John 1:7)
  • "Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven." (Matthew 5:16)
  • Not drawing attention to ourselves, but drawing attention to Jesus Christ.
  • He's counting on you to be the light for those around you.
  • Christ through you.