“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” v. 16 "You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.” v.14 "Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.” v. 15
“And God said, let there be light: and there was light.” “And God said, let there be light: and there was light.” Gen.1:3 Speed - 186,000 MPS Sun - Self-luminous Moon - Reflects sunlight
What it means to let your light shine “You are the Light of the world”
“A city that is set on an hill cannot be hidden” “Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand.” “and it gives light to all who are in the house.”
“Let your light so shine before men” “That they may see your good works.” “And glorify your Father which is in heaven.” “went about doing good”. Acts 10:38
What it means to let your light shine We reflect the light of Christ Christians are visible We do not hide our influence
How you let your light shine “I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one.” John 17:15 No oxygen Light goes out
Not to boast Matthew 6:2 (ESV) “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. “
Light expels darkness Christians are a good example Attend Teaches Good works Gives liberally
A candle will shine just as bright in a cabin as it will in a castle. If you are not a Christian everywhere, then you are not a Christian anywhere.
Energy is being consumed It will Cost us: Time Energy Money Rom. 12:1 “living sacrifice”
Why Let Your Light Shine ? Matt.5:16 “Let your light so shine before men” Truth will purify - John 15:3 “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels” 2 Cor. 4:7
Why Let Your Light Shine ? Not to give Christians the glory Our influence should cause others to glorify God.