Message for September 24, 2017 from Pastor Jerry

“For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” II Cor. 4:6

            Have you realized that God has prepared us through the glory of Jesus Christ to shine out of the darkness of the worldly system?  We are the light of the world to give direction to the lost and blinded world.  It is not our purpose to blind the evil world like shining a flashlight in their eyes to cause them pain.  We are to be seen by the light of Life as it is reflected through the darkness around us.  We are called to show the love of God to a dying world so they can find Christ.  Our light is to give them hope in Christ not to spotlight their sins.  It is the Holy Spirit’s job to convict of sin, not ours.

            If you are lost in the dark, seeing a light gives a sense of hope to find your way to a place of safety.  Light is a comforting thing when lost in the darkness.  Darkness cannot be turned off or on.  The only way to overcome darkness is to turn on a light.  There is no switch to turn off the dark.  Think about what light you are shining into the darkness.  Does it just light up the evil present or does it offer a place of hope for the weary?  The best light is the reflection of Jesus’ glory revealed in you.

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