Jesus came to bring the light of life to a death-darkened world. When we moved past the beatitudes, we immediately saw that Jesus began to challenge people’s concept of themselves. Only Christ could ever accomplish this. A claim made elsewhere in the gospel a. He is the light of the world, and He gives life to all who believe in Him. This world is in spiritual darkness – we are spiritually blind – which is why God can seem unimportant to us and the stock market can seem very important to us. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” 13 The Pharisees therefore said to Him, “You bear witness of Yourself; Your witness is not true.” 14 Jesus answered and said to them, “Even if I bear witness… Jesus did not die on the cross just to forgive … 14 “You are the light of the world. Darkness is the absence of light – let there be light, and the darkness is overcome. In his gospel, John doesn’t say anything about Mary or Joseph or baby Jesus born in a stable. Or will you believe in Him and ask him to save you, forgive you, and make you a child of God? John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. In the prologue - Jn 1:4-9 b. View Sermon Jesus said, this is the judgment…one day no one will be able to hide from the light. If you are still searching, God will be faithful to help lead you to Himself. Light can expose the vilest, corrupt darkness, but it’s not touched by it. D. Our good deeds ought to draw attention, not to ourselves, but to God. When Jesus says, “I am the light of the world” that excludes all other “lights.”. see Jesus full of grace and truth, and he shines the light of his grace to expose the deepest darkest places of our hearts, not as an act of condemnation or punishment. But that doesn’t mean that his light won’t be refused by many. Instead John begins with a mind-boggling theological truth about Jesus that is essential for us to know if we’re going to understand who Jesus is and why he came. Jesus brought light into the darkness of this world. Jesus said I am the light of the world and instructs his followers, “You are the light of the world…Let your light shine before others.” The light of life. Everyone who receives Jesus becomes a child of God (vv. There is darkness in the world. Luke 1:78-79 says, “Through the tender mercy of our God, with which the Dayspring from on high has visited us; to give light to those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.”. It is time, in the power of the Spirit, to take up our proper role, our fully human role, as agents, heralds, and stewards of the new day that is dawning. "In Him was life; and the life was the light of men. | This is the pastor bringing the evening message entitled Jesus, the Light of the World. Someone might wonder that about what Jesus came to bring. This light is vital. The people who want to hide from that light and those who are drawn to trust in the life of Jesus so much that they change their behaviour. John 1:1-5. We must follow the light. For nearly 30 years Doug Cone had lived a double life – having two families living less than 20 miles apart from each other. All Rights Reserved. 9-11). Powered by Church Plant Media. She had a secret fund called the Cone Charity, and when people wanted to adopt animals but couldn’t afford it, she told the veterinarians to charge it to the Cone Charity. c) There are seven colors that comprise the spectrum of light. Hundreds of years before Jesus was born a prophet named Isaiah predicted the coming of the Messiah. Jesus is the Bread of Life. He’s the one who makes this world beautiful in His time. Text-Featuring a sermon is a less expensive way to bring this sermon to the attention of thousands on the right bar with optional newsletter inclusion. The only thing that is constant in our universe is light. And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their deeds were evil. I am alive; I talk and laugh and cry and work and play and live. Jesus was in the world, but He was not of the world. This is Jesus, the light of the world. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Guilty consciences hate the light because exposes sin. …3He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with. You can print from either version. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life” (John 8:12). Christ is the one who gives glory and joy and victory. The "Light of the World" is the Son of God. In our preaching through the Gospel of John, we are going to return to the first chapter; let us all of us read it out loud together, John, the first chapter. Use the Light Of The World Coloring Page as a fun activity for your next children's sermon. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not" (John 1:4, 5). What a vivid picture of the grace and mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ! Yesterday I heard about a bumper sticker that says, eschew obfuscation. Not only that, they both agree that, "The fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true." If you don’t know what that means, it’s a confusing way of saying avoid confusion. If there were a way to shine the light on everything you have ever done, ever thought, or ever said, so that everyone could see it clearly how would you feel? He who follows me will not walk in darkness but will have the light of life. What is your response to Jesus? Jesus came to bring the light of God to sin-sick souls. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. He declares so himself in our text today. I want to keep it simple and clear. Who is Jesus and what did he come to do? I appreciate our children reminding us and in the next few minutes I want us to be reminded through God’s word who Jesus is and why he came, and it is my goal to eschew obfuscation. They cannot… This light is constant. Jesus came to bring the light of life to a death-darkened world. c. Etc. Spiritual life brings sight to our souls – we see the worth of Christ. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” This is the second statement and it is quite a powerful statement, rich with all sorts of symbolism and meaning. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. INTRODUCTION: Matthew 5:14-16. Many will refuse the light, but many will come to the light and be saved. Just don’t tell Doug. Pray with me. Many will reject the light (vv. 5. A. Jesus could touch sinners, but sin never touched Jesus.” This light is constant. It is full of multifaceted splendors. Adrian Rogers says, “This is a wonderful picture of Jesus Christ. So how amazing is it to consider that the shining of this great light into the world as seen in Jesus is now described by Jesus as the identity of his disciples (cf. In this lesson, we add another paint color as we see Jesus as the light of the world. b) Nothing can match the purity of the light of the Lord Jesus. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome. Stephen Hamilton Love Worth Finding's purpose is to bring people to Christ and mature them in the faith. We all know what it’s like to open a gift and you want to look grateful but you can’t help wonder: what do I do with this? John tells us that Jesus’ life is the light of the world. Jesus says, in Matthew 5:14, "You are the light of the world." In the original language these statements are in an emphatic tense, meaning it would not be wrong at all to say “you and you alone are…” [meaning Chris tians]. In John 9:5 Jesus said, “I am the light of the world.” And the sermon tonight is built on a text, John 1, verse 5, the last part of that verse. And in Ephesians 5:8, "At one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord." In fact, the next paragraph in Matthew 4 is Jesus choosing his disciples. Light and life are inextricably interwoven; you cannot have life without light. He exposes sin, but He is never touched by sin. Adrian Rogers says, “This is a wonderful picture of Jesus Christ. Through Christ God saves us, adopts us, transfers us from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of the Son He loves. This happens primarily through efforts in publishing and broadcasting biblical truth. But please don’t put off this decision. Jesus was the God of the OT who called Israel and set them apart as a nation for God – but when he came to them they would reject him. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. Dear God, thank … Likewise, in the spiritual realm, Jesus is the one constant. Jesus declared himself to be such. Ye ARE the light of the world…Ye ARE the salt of the earth. SEE IMPORTANT COVID-19 GUIDELINES... https://www.gracecorning.org/virus, December 12, 2010 Sermon # 25. Color is not in objects…it’s in light. And the darkness cannot overcome the light. When God first initiated life in this universe, He first commanded, “Let there be light.” (Genesis 1:3) If the sunlight were to disappear, our world would become cold and dark and dead. Jesus is the true light but people loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil. I. He opened blind eyes and he taught about God his Father and he healed the sick and called the outcasts to follow him and he died on the cross to pay for the sins of all who trust in him. Here we are less than two weeks away from Christmas and we are surrounded by all the sights and sounds of Christmas: the songs, the lights, Christmas trees, the gifts. 4) If anyone wants to be saved today, they must be saved through Jesus. Because He is the light of the world, we will never have to walk in darkness but live in the holy, divine light. Everyone of us. We shall now read the context together, the first fourteen verses of the first chapter of John. The light of the world is Jesus. The world is divided into two parts. To this day many will reject him because they prefer the darkness to light. As they finish, have them tape the paper light bulbs between the real light bulbs on the strand. Jesus is the light of the world. By Jesus on other occasions - Jn 9:5; 12:35,46 2. This is the first (and main) point of the sermon. Don’t blot out the light of Jesus Christ; rather, let Him shine through you today. HE IS THE LIGHT... 1. 12 Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. Jesus didn’t come to judge us, but to save us. John 1:5 says, “The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”. But the life Jesus came to bring is different than the life that we see in the people at the mall or at work or on the street. Tuesday, January 26, 2021 1 Corinthians 2. I pray that if you have never received Christ as your Savior and Lord, you won’t leave here today without doing so. To ignore Christ is to reject him. When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. December 20 “Jesus Is the Light of the World” Christmas is the celebration of light piercing our darkness, God’s light, Jesus, coming to us to enlighten our lives. From Matthew 5:14-16. Sermons.com provides sermon illustrations, sermons, powerpoint and worship resources, and children's sermons & bulletins. “Jesus the Light of the World”. Introduction In this world there is much darkness. He is the light, not a light a. SERMON IN A SENTENCE. Jesus was in the world, but He was not of the world. If every motive and every desire of your heart were exposed for all to see, would you welcome it? Think of a way Jesus brings light into your heart and life, and write a word to tell what you’re thinking on a construction paper light bulb. God comes to our rescue (v 9) John doesn’t just use light to announce an event; John describes Jesus as light. Use the Light Of The World Coloring Page as a fun activity for your next children's sermon. And to whom has the arm of the LORD been, revealed? The light of the world is Jesus. Will you receive him or will you refuse him? But Doug had a secret of his own that didn’t come out until shortly after Jean died. God come to earth as a man. Give kids construction paper light bulbs and allow time. Light can never be defiled, no matter what it passes through. Because of sin we are born into spiritual darkness and death, but by receiving Christ by faith we are born again as children of God into eternal life. Christmas is a Savior given to a dark world so that all who trust in him might have the light of life – and it calls for a response from every one of us. In the darkness of the approaching winter season we wait expectantly to celebrate the coming in to the world of the light of the world. He exposes sin, but He is never touched by sin. If you have any questions, I would love to talk with you after the service. Passage: John 1:1–1:13. 12-14-86 10:50 a.m. We are all a part of the First Baptist Church in Dallas, listening to a message from the pastor entitled Jesus: The Light of the World.. We all hide things in the dark. SERMON OUTLINE. We saw this last week in verse 4-5, where John identified Jesus as life which was “the light of men,” and that the light “shines in the darkness.” Light can expose the vilest, corrupt darkness, but it’s not touched by it. God is … John 3:19 (ESV). These resources are now available in multiple formats. Light can never be defiled, no matter what it passes through. The Lights of the World. E. This saying of Jesus is a total prohibition of what … “Ye are the salt of earth” a. Jesus could touch sinners, but sin never touched Jesus.”. All things were made through Him and without Him nothing was made that was made. But … So both of them say, Christians are light. Christmas is so much more than a baby in a manger. © 2021 Love Worth Finding Ministries. In Lessons One and Two, we painted the portrait of Jesus with two ways He described Himself to those listening to Him. Likewise, when Jesus came into the world, in Him was life, and that life was the light of Man! Darkness and light are opposites but they aren’t equal opposites. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.” We need Light to see and what we see with our eyes is only possible when there is light. The first is to be loved and the second is to love. He was despised and rejected by men. You Are The Light of the World Sermon Sermon outline by Tom Moore on the influence that Christians are to have in this present world. 1. Rev. And the darkness cannot overcome the light. Everything created was created through him and nothing was created without him. His abundant love satisfies our hunger for a relationship with God. What do I need that for? 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Jesus is the “I Am.” He is the answer to the spiritual needs of every person. Secrecy is one of the forms the darkness comes in. And I love all of that, but it’s so easy to get so caught up in the activities of Christmas that we lose sight of the meaning of Christmas. Christmas This is the Apostle John’s testimony. 4-5: Jesus came to bring the light of life to a death-darkened world. We are born again, not by flesh, or will of man, but by the will of God. The Light of the World is Jesus. JESUS: THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD. But the sun, in spite of its greatness, is not the "Light of the World." ILL: Jean Ann Cone had a secret. We are alive…and dead. 1. So the light of Christ cannot be overcome by the darkness of the world. He is the one who made the sun, for he existed with the Father in creation. We see truth. Pure white light consists of a spectrum of colors, the most gorgeous bouquet in the world. The Light of the World has come to rescue rebels through regeneration. ii) The spectrum of light, with seven colors, reminds us of the perfection of our Lord and Savior Jesus … Jesus Christ is the light of the world. Speaker: Allen Snapp Series: Christmas, Topic: John 8:12, 24-30 (v. 12 key verse) The Feast of the Tabernacles is the last of the seven annual feasts of Israel commanded by God, and one of the three feasts that all Jews were required to attend. Darkness and light are opposites but they aren’t equal opposites. Will you say “I don’t need him, I don’t need a Savior”? Jesus is the sun of justice and the bright morning star. grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Matthew 5:14-16 . "I Am the Light of the World" Sermon GO HERE - Gospel of 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 shall have the light of life.” These words come to us like a beacon of light that illumines the way to Heaven and Home. ii) It is the light of God that is in Jesus Christ. No one guessed how much Doug Cone was hiding in darkness. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”… Week #6 - Jesus is the Light of the World - Faithlife Sermons Let’s give full attention as we read God’s word. And you’re gonna wonder, “what do I do with this?”. i) Jesus is the light of the world. Hebrews 13:8 says, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.”, This light is victorious. We see how much we need God. At Christmastime we celebrate Jesus the Son of God, the second Person of the Trinity, entering the world as a man. Those who are lost and living in a dark world must turn to and follow Jesus, the only source of true light. Acts 4:12 “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”. Jesus, God’s light came into the world but the darkness has not understood it (John 1: 5.) English Español Try It Free Login Language English Español ... Jesus is the light of the world! 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