April 23, 2017 - I Saw the Light and It Gave Me Life!
Point 2: This, then is the message which we proclaim to you because we have heard, seen and touched… a. “God is LIGHT, in him there is no darkness at all.” i. These words are never actually attributed to Jesus in the Bible. Intro: There are very few things in life that However, consider John 21:25. This is remain the same, no matter how much time truth that John had learned from passes. However, the light of God’s love is one Jesus himself! of those things. God’s love for you is as ii. Why “LIGHT?” strong today as it was the day you were born, 1. Light exposes things. Brings the truth out where it can be seen. because God’s love for his people is the same today as it was in the beginning. b. We cannot walk around in “darkness” and claim to have seen the light! Point 1: The truth that we proclaim to you i. Paul had to deal with someone who was today is the same truth that has existed from living in sin, but claiming Christ: the very beginning. (1 Jn 1:1) 1 Corinthians 5:1-13. a. It’s what we have heard. ii. “Expel the wicked person from among i. Mark 16:9-14 you!” ii. Its nothing new for people to have a c. The Cycle of Light hard time believing what they have heard about Jesus. b. It’s what we have seen. i. Luke 24:1-12 ii. It's hard to believe what we haven't seen with our own eyes. c. It’s what our hands have touched. i. John 20:19-29 ii. It isn’t uncommon for people to desire proof about Jesus.