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Shine on-lk8 16-18

  1. 1. SHINE ON! Luke 8:16-18
  2. 2. <ul><li>Showing the Light </li></ul><ul><li>8:16 “No one lights a lamp and then covers it with a jar or puts it under a bed, but puts it on a lampstand so that those who come in can see the light. 8:17 For nothing is hidden that will not be revealed, and nothing concealed that will not be made known and brought to light. 8:18 So listen carefully, for whoever has will be given more, but whoever does not have, even what he thinks he has will be taken from him.” </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul>Luke 8:16-18 (NET Bible) NET Bible® ©1996-2006 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. www.bible.org All rights reserved.
  3. 3. TAKE HOME <ul><li>Light! One of God’s favorite ways of describing Truth, Life, Jesus…and us. </li></ul><ul><li>Plug into God’s outlet and you’ll have enough light to direct your path and give others landing lights too. </li></ul><ul><li>Darkness only makes candles seem more vibrant and dazzling. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Opening Prayer
  5. 5. Announcements
  6. 6. Worship
  7. 7. John 1:1-18
  8. 8. The Big Light. The Flood Light. JESUS <ul><li>The ‘Light’ came into the world …but the world didn’t understand him. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. --John 1:5 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Isaiah saw the coming light centuries beforehand. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned. --Isaiah 9.2 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The world streams to the light of God’s love, truth and life. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn. --Isaiah 60:3 </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Daniel saw this coming 2500 years ago: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>But the wise will shine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>like the brightness of the heavenly expanse. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And those bringing many to righteousness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>will be like the stars forever and ever. --Daniel 12:3 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Paul called us Christ(mas) lights: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>… now you are light in the Lord . Walk as children of the light … For everything made evident is light … --Ephesians 5:8-14 </li></ul></ul>Children Of God Glow Like Jesus …With Lower Wattage
  10. 10. Children Of God Glow Like Jesus …With Lower Wattage <ul><li>The world needs people with candle power…for hope, direction and truth. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>… so that you may be blameless and pure, children of God without blemish though you live in a crooked and perverse society, in which you shine as lights in the world by holding on to the word of life … --Philippians 2:15, 16 NET </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. I believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God. I trust him as my Lord and Savior. He is the light of my life. Confession
  12. 12. Worship
  13. 13. Offering
  14. 14. Worship
  15. 15. Star Children Are Granted A Clear View Of Their Surroundings <ul><li>No need to read the stars, palms or leave life to guesswork. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I run in the path of your commands, for you have set my heart free. -- Psalm 119:32 NIV </li></ul></ul><ul><li>My torch needs to be held high and unimpeded so I can run with clear vision, without guesswork, confidant of my source and my certain future. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For God, who said &quot; Let light shine out of darkness ,” is the one who shined in our hearts to give us the light of the glorious knowledge13 of God in the face of Christ.” --II Corinthians 4:-6 NET </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Star Children Are Granted A Clear View Of Their Surroundings <ul><li>God’s light, shining through me, helps others see themselves more clearly. Matthew 5:14-16 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You are the light of the world. A city located on a hill cannot be hidden. People do not light a lamp and put it under a basket but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before people , so that they can see your good deeds and give honor to your Father in heaven.   -- Matthew 5:14-16 NET </li></ul></ul><ul><li>I’ll be the light of Christ to my world! </li></ul>
  17. 17. Prayer
  18. 18. TAKE HOME <ul><li>Light! One of God’s favorite ways of describing Truth, Life, Jesus…and us. </li></ul><ul><li>Plug into God’s outlet and you’ll have enough light to direct your path and give others landing lights too. </li></ul><ul><li>Darkness only makes candles seem more vibrant and dazzling. </li></ul>
  19. 19. GO & SHINE ON!

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