I AM THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD
John 8:12 – Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world, he who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”
Without Jesus Christ, we are living in spiritual darkness.
With Jesus we receive Heavenly Sunshine. We grow! We’re alive! We’re free! We’re full!
John 12:46 – I have come as a light into the world that whoever believes in Me should not abide in darkness.
Every born again believer has a mission.
Our mission is to shine for Jesus Christ.
Matthew 5:14 – You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.
Matthew 5:15 – Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all those who are in the house.
Matthew 5:16 – Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
Isaiah 60:1- Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.
Isaiah 60:2 – For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the Lord will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you.
How do we shine for Jesus Christ?
SHINE HIS LIFE AND LIGHT
Jesus is the light of the world. His life and His light shine through us.
Exodus 25:31 – You shall make a lampstand of pure gold.
Exodus 25:32 – And six branches shall come out of its sides: three branches of the lampstand out of one side, and three branches of the lampstand out of the other side.
Jesus shines through us by the power of the Holy Spirit!
The nine golden bowls on each side represent the nine fruit of the Spirit and the nine gifts of the Spirit.
The life and light of Jesus shine through us to touch those around us.
SHINE HIS MERCY AND TRUTH
Psalm 85:10 – Mercy and truth have met together,
Psalm 89:14 – Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; mercy and truth go before Your face.
Mercy and truth flow through Jesus Christ.
John 8:10 – Woman where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?
John 8:11 – She said, “No one Lord.” And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.”
John 3:17 – For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
SHINE HIS GLORY AND POWER
John 9:4 – I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work.
John 9:5 – As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.
John 9:6-7 – When He had said these things, He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva; He anointed the eyes of the blind man with clay. And He said to him, “Go wash in the pool of Siloam. So he went and washed and came back seeing.
Isaiah 60:2 – But the Lord will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you.
John 9:35 – Do you believe in the Son of God?
John 9:38 – Then he said, “Lord, I believe!” And he worshipped Him.
What was life like for you before Jesus came into your life?
How did Jesus come to you and rescue you from darkness?
What are some ways we can shine for Jesus Christ?
Do you know someone who is struggling with the darkness that you are called to love and help?
Do you tend to focus more on mercy or more on truth? How can you become more balanced?
Are you willing to surrender to Jesus Christ and let Him live through you by the Holy Spirit?
John 8:12 – Then Jesus spoke to them again, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”