MEETING THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD
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Delivered By
Pastor Jack Peters
Delivered On
January 31, 2021 at 10:30 AM
Central Passage
John8:1-11
Subject
Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John #16
Description

JOHN 8:1-11 – MEET THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD

MEETING JESUS IN THE GOSPEL OF JOHN #16 – 1/31/21

Isaiah 5:20-24 reminds of the darkness around us.

Romans 3:10-12, 23 – reminds of the darkness inside us.

It is into this darkness that Jesus cries, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. (John 8:12)

FACT - I am the light of the world

  • Light was the first thing created. Genesis 1:1-3
  • God is light. 1 John 1:5
  • Jesus, as God, is light John 1:4
  • John 1:5 – Jesus overcame the darkness through His death, burial, and resurrection. – Isaiah 53:5-6                                1 Corinthians 15:20, Revelation 1:18

FAITH – I am the light of the world

  • For anyone to have eternal life in the future and abundant life now, he or she must have faith in the Lord Jesus. John 3:16-21

FOLLOW - He who follows Me

  • As we just saw, it takes faith to follow Jesus.
  • It takes change to follow Jesus. 2 Corinthians 5:17, Galatians 2:20, Ephesians 1:13-14
  •  It takes love to follow Jesus. 2 Corinthians 5:14-15
  • It takes surrender and obedience to follow Jesus. Luke 14:25-33
  • It takes fellowship to follow Jesus. John 15:4-5

FRUIT - shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.

  • The pattern of life changes. 1 John 1:6-7
  • We are to walk in the light as He is in the light. 1 John 2:6
  • We have a support team. – fellowship, 1 John 4:7-11
  • We have cleansing 1 John 1:7-10
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