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" You are the light of the world.”

  1. 1. " You are the light of the world.” "You (and I should be) the light of the world.” Mat 5:14 The images used appear to be in the public domain. If any picture is used inappropriately, please let me know I will correct it immediately.
  2. 2. <ul><li>&quot; You are the light of the world . A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lamp stand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot; 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. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mat 5:14-16 </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. … Therefore let us lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light . Let us behave properly as in the day, not in carousing and drunkenness , not in sexual promiscuity and sensuality , not in strife and jealousy . Rom 13:12-13
  4. 4. <ul><ul><ul><li>For you are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober. 1Th 5:5 -6 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… so that you will prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world , Phi 2:15 </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><ul><li>for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord ; walk as children of Light </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth), </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eph 5:8,9,15 </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Dark World Out There carousing drunkenness sexual promiscuity sensuality strife jealousy crooked perverse unwise
  7. 7. Picasso, Guernica, 1937 Dark World Out There World of pain, agony, alienation, destruction, violence, brutality, chaos pain agony alienation destruction violence brutality chaos
  8. 8. Only Hope: Light and its Attributes
  9. 9. Self portraits Won his first award at 14 Painted in periods: Blue etc Pablo Picasso 1881-1973 Genius - not necessarily LIGHT !
  10. 10. Old Guitarist Le Gourmet (1901) Blue Period Family of Saltimbanques 1905 Rose Period
  11. 11. Picasso’s Protocubism and Epoque Negre Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, 1907
  12. 12. Girl with a Mandolin, 1907 Portrait of Ambroise Vollard Picasso’s Cubism The Guitar Player (1910)
  13. 13. Three Musicians , 1921 Three Women , 1921 Picasso’s “Classical” Period Picasso’s “Classical” Period
  14. 14. Fernande Olivier Olga Koklova Marie Thérèse Walter Françoise Gilot Picasso: Genius in Art, not a LIGHT – Living in Darkness “ Let us behave properly…, not in carousing…, not in sexual promiscuity and sensuality, …” Rom 13:12-13 Picasso’s many Love Affairs
  15. 15. Disrespect for people “ As far as I'm concerned, other people are like those little grains of dust in the sunlight. It only takes a push of the broom and out they go.&quot; &quot; Women are either Goddesses or doormats.&quot; Picasso: Genius in Art, not a LIGHT – Living in Darkness
  16. 16. 1883-85 1878 1888 1888 1889 1889 Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) Self-Portrait with Halo and Snake, 1889 Gauguin, Self-Portrait as Christ on the Mount of Olives, 1889 1888 Genius - not necessarily LIGHT !
  17. 17. <ul><li>Left his wife ( Mette ) and five children </li></ul><ul><li>and moved to Tahiti in 1891 </li></ul><ul><li>to escape corruption of the </li></ul><ul><li>civilized West </li></ul><ul><li>Took up with various Tahitian </li></ul><ul><li>women, ( Teha'amana, Pau'ura, Marie-Rose [early teens] ) </li></ul><ul><li>Children with different mothers </li></ul><ul><li>Alcoholism </li></ul><ul><li>Syphilis </li></ul><ul><li>Attempted suicide </li></ul>Gauguin: Genius in Art, not a LIGHT – Living in Darkness
  18. 18. Was painted after attempting suicide. Gauguin, Where do we come from? Who are we? Where are we going? 1897 tree of knowledge to understand life innocence and birth . old woman contemplating death
  19. 19. Japanese believed that the color yellow symbolized hope Hope Hope Hope Hope The Yellow Christ, 1889
  20. 20. <ul><li>First actor to make $1 million deal (1917) </li></ul>Genius - not necessarily LIGHT !
  21. 21. Charlie Chaplin in a fury at a hotel when he was not recognized…. <ul><li>“ I am going home” </li></ul><ul><li>Get me 12 taxis. </li></ul><ul><li>“ One to ride in and.. </li></ul><ul><li>the others as escort “ </li></ul>Busy developing an image rather than becoming a Light Chaplin: Genius in Cinema, not a LIGHT – Living in Darkness
  22. 22. Married Five Times, mostly to Teens!! <ul><li>In 1918, Chaplin (28) married </li></ul><ul><li>the 16-year-old Mildred Harris </li></ul><ul><li>At 35, he married the16-year-old Lita Grey after she became pregnant.. Divorced 2 years later. </li></ul><ul><li>He was 47 when he secretly married </li></ul><ul><li>the 25 year old Paulette Goddard in June 1936. </li></ul><ul><li>Chaplin married actress Joan Barry, but ended it when she started harassing him. </li></ul><ul><li>He met Oona O'Neill, and married her on June 16, 1943. He was 54; she was 17. </li></ul>Mildred Harris Goddard
  23. 23. Beautiful Humanitarian Humanitarianism alone is not LIGHT !
  24. 24. Help and with AIDS patients Humanitarianism alone is not LIGHT !
  25. 25. <ul><li>Anti-landmine campaign </li></ul>Promoted and achieved Landmine bill, 1998 Humanitarianism alone is not LIGHT !
  26. 26. LIGHT marred by Personal Failures James Hewitt James Gilby Oliver Hoare Hasnat Khan Dodi Fayad Will Carling
  27. 27. Founder of the Foursquare Gospel, a Pentecostal mission, in Los Angeles Built the very first Christian radio station in the world Angelus Temple , L.A. (1923-) * 1.7 million followers Evangelist - not necessarily LIGHT !
  28. 28. Angelus Temple <ul><li>Pretended Kidnapping </li></ul><ul><li>With lover </li></ul><ul><li>Abortion etc </li></ul><ul><li>divorced </li></ul><ul><li>Affairs in an out-of-the-way apartment. </li></ul><ul><li>Among her lovers was a ghostwriter she hired to do her </li></ul><ul><li>autobiography and a young comic named Milton Berle. </li></ul><ul><li>He described her apartment as a love nest with a </li></ul><ul><li>homemade altar in front of which she engaged in sex </li></ul><ul><li>with him. </li></ul><ul><li>At the time of her death in 1944 -- from an accidental </li></ul><ul><li>overdose of barbiturates </li></ul>Aimee Semple McPherson: Genius in Evangelism, not a LIGHT – Living in Darkness
  29. 29. William Wilberforce You are (a) Light (in) the World
  30. 30. <ul><li>In spite of suffering two nervous breakdowns, serious digestive problems, extreme melancholy Wilberforce led the campaign against slavery. Despite raising the issue of abolition every year Wilberforce was voted against by other MPs year after year. </li></ul><ul><li>Finally, in 1807, the trade was abolished by Parliament </li></ul><ul><li>In July 1833 Slavery was abolished in the British Colonies </li></ul>
  31. 31. William Wilberforce <ul><li>His first anti-slavery motion in the House of Commons in 1788, in a three-and-a-half hour oration that concluded: </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Sir, when we think of eternity and the future consequence of all human conduct, what is there in this life that shall make any man contradict the dictates of his conscience, the principles of justice and the law of God!&quot; </li></ul>
  32. 32. <ul><li>Two years into Parliament, Shaftesbury commenced </li></ul><ul><li>his efforts to alleviate the injustices caused by the </li></ul><ul><li>Industrial Revolution: </li></ul><ul><li>— prohibited employment of women and children in </li></ul><ul><li>coal mines, —provided care for the insane, —established a ten-hour day for factory workers, —outlawed employing young boys as chimney sweeps. </li></ul><ul><li>the building of model tenements (on his own estate) and </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;ragged schools&quot; for waifs. </li></ul><ul><li>was president of the British and Foreign Bible Society. </li></ul><ul><li>--He supported: </li></ul><ul><li>the London City Mission, </li></ul><ul><li>the Church Missionary Society, </li></ul><ul><li>the Young Men's Christian Association. </li></ul><ul><li>He supported 33 philanthropic organizations in his life. </li></ul><ul><li>To spread the gospel he started religious </li></ul><ul><li>services in theaters and music halls. </li></ul>Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury Lord Shaftesbury You are (a) Light (in) the World
  33. 33. Perseverance Courage Are involved in Community Convictions People of Light have…
  34. 34. Character People of Light have… <ul><li>Do good works </li></ul><ul><li>Be sober </li></ul><ul><li>Above reproach </li></ul><ul><li>Be blameless </li></ul><ul><li>Be innocent </li></ul><ul><li>Goodness </li></ul><ul><li>Righteousness </li></ul><ul><li>Truth </li></ul><ul><li>Abstain from: </li></ul><ul><li>Carousing </li></ul><ul><li>Drunkenness </li></ul><ul><li>Sexual promiscuity </li></ul><ul><li>Sensuality </li></ul><ul><li>Strife </li></ul><ul><li>Jealousy </li></ul>