Alas...I continued our study in the Sermon on the Mount, picking up with our exposition of Matthew 5.
Subject: You Are the Light of the World
Text: Matthew 5:14-16
I. THE PRESUPPOSITION OF LIGHT (The Darkness of the World)
b. The Ignorance of Darkness (John 1:5)
II. THE PLAN OF LIGHT (The Dominion of the Believer)
Verse 16 He says, “Let your light so shine.”
What is God’s plan to deal with this dark and benighted world? His plan is US!
Verses 13-14 that are emphatic: “You and only you are the salt. You and you only are the light. If you don’t do it, there is nobody else who can.”
We have been given the light, and now we are caretakers of the light. (2 Corinthians 4:6; Ephesians 5:8)
III. THE PROBLEM OF LIGHT (The Danger of Failure)
He gives here in this text two illustrations: one is of a 1) city and the other of a 2) cottage.
Jesus’ concern in the text is clear and succinct: the light that He entrusts to us must not be covered up!
IV. THE PURPOSE OF LIGHT (The Dignity of God)
a. Repels Darkness
b. Reveals Danger
c. Recognizes Delusion
d. Rejects Disease
We thank God for the two who came forward today to rededicate their life. Also, one baptism today. Before the conclusion. Of our morning Worship, we communed together around the Lord's Table.
After this, our congregation enjoyed a nice dinner together in our fellowship hall. Hats off to our kitchen crew. They did an outstanding job, as usual.
If The Lord says the same, I hope to continue our teaching series on The Voice: Hearing God's Voice, and continue our exposition of Matthew 5 next Lord's Day.