Light of the World

Not satisfied with your world as it is. You are not responsible for the whole thing but what is your part? Life is not about me.  2Cor 5:17-20 I am a new creation. Ministry of reconciliation: to bring others into relationship with God.

There is no solution as long as I blame others. The condition of the world is because the church has failed to bring the world to God. Man’s sin separated us from God but God’s heart of love meant He took the action needed. John 3:16

John 8:12 Jesus is the light of the world. Mat 5:14 I am the light of the world. A city set on a hill. Something on me shines in a dark world. John 3:20-21 Come into the light. What areas are in darkness? We all have them. They lose their hold when brought into the light. Eph 5:8 Walk as children of the light.

Isa 60:1-4 Arise aggressive. Devil says, “What can you do?” On your mark, on your mark,… Heb 12:1 Run the race with endurance. Swim meet starter. Ready to explode off the blocks. Intentions vs. Actions 1Cor 4:20 NLiv “For the Kingdom of God is not just a lot of talk; it is about living by God’s power.” Mark 2:4 Four friends carrying the paralytic: how many others needed healing. God does not respond to need, He responds to faith. Mat 14 Peter walks on water: what about the others in the boat. Step out. Act. God doesn’t need more people who sit in their easy chair and whine about the world going to hell. Will you be a whiner or a winner?

James 2:26 Faith without works. 1John 3:18 Msg “Let’s not just talk about love, let’s practice real love.” Aggressive, action. That is what it means to be a man. Possibility of rejection.

Time to rise up. Be an influence. Get in the game, off the sidelines.  Shine. Eph 6:10 Take a stand. Mat 9:37-38 The harvest is ready but it takes work.

Power of light:

1. Different from darkness.  If I act like the world what impact can I have? Or when I show up those of the world say, “Wow, what just happened?”

2. Gives direction. Lighthouse. Not wandering in darkness. Come on, let’s go together. As the world gets darker and darker, we get brighter.  Isa 60:3 The nations shall come to your light.

John 4:35 It’s time to lift up our eyes and see the harvest. Recognize the influence you can be. One light may be weak but what is the power of 100 together, 1,000, 1,000,000.

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