Light of The World | Short Sermon Series
As a Christian, you have within you the power to overcome the spiritual darkness that fills the world. But how can we tap into this power?
- God alone is the source of light.
The only one who can break through this darkness is God—the source of all light. He’s the one who created the sun, moon, and stars. And since He is holy and dwells in unapproachable light (1 Timothy 6:16), all spiritual understanding originates from Him as well. Even though He shines all around us, only those who have had their eyes opened can see the full revelation of spiritual truth.
At one point in His ministry, Jesus said, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in darkness, but will have the Light of life” (John 8:12). What all the world’s empires could not accomplish, God did by providing the revelation of truth, which can lead everyone out of sin and into forgiveness and salvation.
- You are called upon to be the light of the world.
While Jesus walked this earth, He was the Light of the world. And in the Sermon on the Mount, He said to His disciples, “You are the light of the world” (Matt. 5:14). We are not the source of light; Christ is. But as believers, we have His presence dwelling within us through His Holy Spirit. We are merely the beacons through which He shines into this dark world.
Perhaps you live or work in a very dark place and feel as if your little light is insignificant in the face of it. But in reality, a tiny bit of brightness can drive away the shadows. Instead of becoming discouraged, ask Jesus to shine even more brightly through you for the sake of those who are lost and wandering around in hopelessness.
- God supplies all our needs. Through Him, we can be a light to the world.
Being a light to the world may seem like an impossible challenge. However, the Lord always supplies the resources you need in order to obey Him. And we have a great resource at our fingertips—God’s Word. As you read Scripture, ask Him to make Psalm 119:130 a reality in your life: “The unfolding of Your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.” The more His Word transforms you into Christ’s image, the more brightly you will shine.
God supplies everything we need in order to stay on course, and His Word is a lamp to guide us as we walk His path (Psalm 119:105). In it we find His principles, commands, and promises to lead us along the way of obedience and guard us from falling into the darkness of sin.
Being a light isn’t something you strive to achieve, but something you pray to be. Ask the Lord to give you opportunities and courage to reflect Christ in word and deed so someone else can hear the gospel and escape the darkness. Then pray for that person to be brought into God’s glory so that Jesus will shine to others through his or her heart.
Designed by Jen Chik
Designed by Jen Chik