Jesus, The Light of The World

1.  Jesus Is The Light Of The World

John 8
12 Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of Life.”

2.  You Are Jesuses

What Does That Mean?

A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; 
15 nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.
16 Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. 

Self Control


How to Get Fully Engaged in your Church

How to Get Fully Engaged In Your Church

1. Group
Acts 2:46
Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts. 
2. Serve
Galatians 5:13
You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. 
3. Give
Mark 12:41-44
41 Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury.  
42 But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents.
43 Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. 
44 They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.”
4. Invest
James 2:15-16
15 Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,”
but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?
5. Invite
Proverbs 11:30
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life,     and the one who is wise saves lives.

Fight for the Family Part 3

1. Enjoyment is Commended.
Ecclesiastes 8:15
 So I commend the enjoyment of life, because there is nothing better for a person under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad. Then joy will accompany them in their toil all the days of the life God has given them under the sun.
2. Enjoyment is an Energizer.
3. Enjoyment is a Stress Reliever.
4. Enjoyment is to Be Demonstrated.
Ecclesiastes 9:9
 Enjoy life with your wife, whom you love, all the days of this meaningless life that God has given you under the sun—all your meaningless days. For this is your lot in life and in your toilsome labor under the sun. 
5. Enjoyment May End Quickly.
Ecclesiastes 11:7-8
7 Light is sweet, and it pleases the eyes to see the sun. 8 However many years anyone may live, let them enjoy them all.

Making peace with your past

Making peace with your past

Isaiah 43:18-19
Forget the former things, do not dwell on the past
Vs. 19
See, I am doing a new thing!  Now it springs up, do you not perceive it?  I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.
1.  Let go of  the junk that is killing you.  You can’t control it anyway.
2.  Embrace the One that wants to give you life.
3.  Enjoy the new things God is wanting to do in you and through you.
4.  Spring into action.  Don’t get left behind.
5.  Get ready to drive through the forest and swim in the desert.

Fight for the Family Part 2

Nehemiah 4:14

I. Fight to Get Them to Heaven.

(A) Dad, you have to know that you are going there yourself.
(B) Dad, lead a life that is worth imitating.
(C) Dad, the road to Heaven doesn’t have to be boring.
II. This Fight is Bigger Than Any Physical Fight. 

(1) Fight by remaining Steadfast in the Word of God. 

“To hit the devil in the face with a force he cannot resist. What are you hitting him with? He’s a million times stronger than you and he hates you and your family. How anybody walks through this devil ruled world without a sword in his hand is beyond me.”   John Piper
(A) Did you know the word of God is a tool of Protection?
(B) Did you know the word of God is a Detector? 
(C) Did you know the word of God is a Strengthener?
(2) Fight by walking in Faith.
(3) Fight by persevering in Prayer.
(4) Fight by Patiently Loving them.