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I Am The Light of the World

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  1. I Am The Light of the World Created by David Turner www.Biblestudies-online.com

  2. John 8:12 Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, "I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life."

  3. I. The Light of God’s word would overcome natural darkness to bring order and life to the world.

  4. I. The Light of God’s word would overcome natural darkness to bring order and life to the world. Genesis 1:1-5 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (2) The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters. (3) Then God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light. (4) God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. (5) God called the light day, and the darkness He called night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.

  5. I. The Light of God’s word would overcome natural darkness to bring order and life to the world. • Before God worked on the earth.

  6. I. The Light of God’s word would overcome natural darkness to bring order and life to the world. • Before God worked on the earth. (2) The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep,

  7. I. The Light of God’s word would overcome natural darkness to bring order and life to the world. • Before God worked on the earth. • The Earth was formless (tohu).

  8. I. The Light of God’s word would overcome natural darkness to bring order and life to the world. • Before God worked on the earth. • The Earth was formless (tohu). • The earth was void (bohu).

  9. I. The Light of God’s word would overcome natural darkness to bring order and life to the world. • Before God worked on the earth. • The Earth was formless (tohu). • The earth was void (bohu). • Darkness was over the surface of the deep.

  10. I. The Light of God’s word would overcome natural darkness to bring order and life to the world. B. God prepared the earth for change with His Spirit.

  11. I. The Light of God’s word would overcome natural darkness to bring order and life to the world. B. God prepared the earth for change with His Spirit. and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters.

  12. I. The Light of God’s word would overcome natural darkness to bring order and life to the world. B. God prepared the earth for change with His Spirit. 1. The Spirit works in the darkness to prepare it for the light. “The Spirit hovered over the surface of the waters.:

  13. I. The Light of God’s word would overcome natural darkness to bring order and life to the world. B. God prepared the earth for change with His Spirit. • The Spirit works in the darkness to prepare it for the light. “The Spirit hovered over the surface of the waters. • That which is in the dark cannot comprehend the light without the Spirit’s preparation.

  14. I. The Light of God’s word would overcome natural darkness to bring order and life to the world. C. God’s light initiated the change in the world.

  15. I. The Light of God’s word would overcome natural darkness to bring order and life to the world. C. God’s light initiated the change in the world. (3) Then God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light.

  16. I. The Light of God’s word would overcome natural darkness to bring order and life to the world. C. God’s light initiated the change in the world. 1. The Light was initiated by God’s Word.

  17. I. The Light of God’s word would overcome natural darkness to bring order and life to the world. C. God’s light initiated the change in the world. • The Light was initiated by God’s Word. • The source of the light was Supernatural, not natural (not the sun).

  18. I. The Light of God’s word would overcome natural darkness to bring order and life to the world. C. God’s light initiated the change in the world. • The Light was initiated by God’s Word. • The source of the light was Supernatural, not natural (not the sun). • God, as the source of light in creation, previewed what it will be like in the new heaven and new earth.

  19. I. The Light of God’s word would overcome natural darkness to bring order and life to the world. Revelation 21:23-25 And the city has no need of the sun or of the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God has illumined it, and its lamp is the Lamb. (24) The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it. (25) In the daytime (for there will be no night there) its gates will never be closed; C. God’s light initiated the change in the world. • The Light was initiated by God’s Word. • The source of the light was Supernatural, not natural (not the sun). • God, as the source of light in creation, previewed what it will be like in the new heaven and new earth.

  20. I. The Light of God’s word would overcome natural darkness to bring order and life to the world. C. God’s light initiated the change in the world. • The Light was initiated by God’s Word. • The source of the light was Supernatural, not natural (not the sun). • God, as the source of light in creation, previewed what it will be like in the new heaven and new earth. • The Light: revealed disorder, was the source for life, revealed what could cause fear and pain.

  21. I. The Light of God’s word would overcome natural darkness to bring order and life to the world. D. On the fourth day God replaced the Supernatural light of his glory with the natural light of the sun, moon and stars to continue lighting the earth.

  22. Genesis 1:14-18 Then God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years; (15) and let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth"; and it was so. (16) God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night; He made the stars also. (17) God placed them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, (18) and to govern the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness; and God saw that it was good. I. The Light of God’s word would overcome natural darkness to bring order and life to the world. D. On the fourth day God replaced the Supernatural light of his glory with the natural light of the sun, moon and stars to continue lighting the earth.

  23. Just as God’s light brought the earth out of physical darkness, so God’s light brings humanity out of spiritual darkness

  24. II. The Light of God’s Word overcomes spiritual darkness to bring order and life to the world.

  25. II. The Light of God’s Word overcomes spiritual darkness to bring order and life to the world. • John 1:1-5 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (2) He was in the beginning with God. (3) All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. (4) In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. (5) The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.

  26. II. The Light of God’s Word overcomes spiritual darkness to bring order and life to the world. A. The human condition is like the earth.

  27. II. The Light of God’s Word overcomes spiritual darkness to bring order and life to the world. • The human condition is like the earth. 1. We are without form.

  28. II. The Light of God’s Word overcomes spiritual darkness to bring order and life to the world. • The human condition is like the earth. 1. We are without form. John 1:23 He (John) said, "I am A VOICE OF ONE CRYING IN THE WILDERNESS, 'MAKE STRAIGHT THE WAY OF THE LORD,' as Isaiah the prophet said."

  29. II. The Light of God’s Word overcomes spiritual darkness to bring order and life to the world. • The human condition is like the earth. • We are without form. • We are void (empty).

  30. II. The Light of God’s Word overcomes spiritual darkness to bring order and life to the world. • The human condition is like the earth. • We are without form. • We are void (empty). Ephesians 2:12 remember that you were at that time separate from Christ, excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.

  31. II. The Light of God’s Word overcomes spiritual darkness to bring order and life to the world. • The human condition is like the earth. • We are without form. • We are void. • We live in the sphere of darkness.

  32. II. The Light of God’s Word overcomes spiritual darkness to bring order and life to the world. John 3:19-21 "This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil. (20) "For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. (21) "But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God." • The human condition is like the earth. • We are without form. • We are void. • We live in the sphere of darkness.

  33. II. The Light of God’s Word overcomes spiritual darkness to bring order and life to the world. • The human condition is like the earth. • We are without form. • We are void. • We live in the sphere of darkness. • The Spirit prepares us for the light.

  34. II. The Light of God’s Word overcomes spiritual darkness to bring order and life to the world. John 6:63-65 "It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life. (64) "But there are some of you who do not believe." For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were who did not believe, and who it was that would betray Him. (65) And He was saying, "For this reason I have said to you, that no one can come to Me unless it has been granted him from the Father." • The human condition is like the earth. • We are without form. • We are void. • We live in the sphere of darkness. • The Spirit prepares us for the light.

  35. II. The Light of God’s Word overcomes spiritual darkness to bring order and life to the world. C. Jesus –the Word- is the true light of God. He overcomes spiritual darkness to bring order and life to the world.

  36. II. The Light of God’s Word overcomes spiritual darkness to bring order and life to the world. John 1:9-13. There was the true Light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man. (10) He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. (11) He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him. (12) But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, (13) who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. C. Jesus –the Word- is the true light of God. He overcomes spiritual darkness to bring order and life to the world.

  37. II. The Light of God’s Word overcomes spiritual darkness to bring order and life to the world. C. Jesus –the Word- overcomes spiritual darkness to bring order and life to the world. 1. He pulls us out of the sphere of darkness and delivers us to the kingdom of light.

  38. II. The Light of God’s Word overcomes spiritual darkness to bring order and life to the world. C. Jesus –the Word- overcomes spiritual darkness to bring order and life to the world. 1. He pulls us out of the sphere of darkness and delivers us to the kingdom of light. Colossians 1:13 For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son,

  39. II. The Light of God’s Word overcomes spiritual darkness to bring order and life to the world. C. Jesus –the Word- overcomes spiritual darkness to bring order and life to the world. • He pulls us out of the sphere of darkness and delivers us to the kingdom of light. • He gives us form.

  40. II. The Light of God’s Word overcomes spiritual darkness to bring order and life to the world. C. Jesus –the Word- overcomes spiritual darkness to bring order and life to the world. • He pulls us out of the sphere of darkness and delivers us to the kingdom of light. • He gives us form. • He takes away our emptiness.

  41. II. The Light of God’s Word overcomes spiritual darkness to bring order and life to the world. C. Jesus –the Word- overcomes spiritual darkness to bring order and life to the world. • He pulls us out of the sphere of darkness and delivers us to the kingdom of light. • He gives us form. • He takes away our emptiness. • He expels ignorance as light expels darkness.

  42. II. The Light of God’s Word overcomes spiritual darkness to bring order and life to the world. C. Jesus –the Word- overcomes spiritual darkness to bring order and life to the world. • He pulls us out of the sphere of darkness and delivers us to the kingdom of light. • He gives us form. • He takes away our emptiness. • He expels ignorance as light expels darkness. • He reveals our moral defects.

  43. II. The Light of God’s Word overcomes spiritual darkness to bring order and life to the world. John 3:19-21 "This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil. (20) "For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. (21) "But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God." C. Jesus –the Word- overcomes spiritual darkness to bring order and life to the world. • He pulls us out of the sphere of darkness and delivers us to the kingdom of light. • He gives us form. • He takes away our emptiness. • He expels ignorance as light expels darkness. • He reveals our moral defects.

  44. II. The Light of God’s Word overcomes spiritual darkness to bring order and life to the world. C. Jesus –the Word- overcomes spiritual darkness to bring order and life to the world. • He pulls us out of the sphere of darkness and delivers us to the kingdom of light. • He gives us form. • He takes away our emptiness. • He expels ignorance as light expels darkness. • He reveals our moral defects. • He reveals to us wisdom for living.

  45. II. The Light of God’s Word overcomes spiritual darkness to bring order and life to the world. C. Jesus –the Word- overcomes spiritual darkness to bring order and life to the world. • He pulls us out of the sphere of darkness and delivers us to the kingdom of light. • He gives us form. • He takes away our emptiness. • He expels ignorance as light expels darkness. • He reveals our moral defects. • He reveals to us wisdom for living. • He reveals to us the abundant and eternal life.

  46. The Light of God’s Word overcame natural darkness, the light of God’s Word overcomes spiritual darkness. As the sun and moon are natural lights continuing God’s brightness to the world, so we are to reflect God’s light in the darkness of this world.

  47. III. He has made us to be lights in this present darkness.

  48. III. He has made us to be lights in this present darkness. • Matthew 5:14-16 "You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; (15) nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. (16) "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.

  49. III. He has made us to be lights in this present darkness. A. We must be lights where there is intellectual darkness.

  50. III. He has made us to be lights in this present darkness. • We must be lights where there is intellectual darkness. • We must be lights where there is moral darkness.