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1 “You are the light of the world.” BIBLE STUDY MARCH 30, :30 P.M. Matthew 5:14-16 (KJV) 14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

2 “You are the light of the world.” As salt makes a difference in people’s food, so light makes a difference in their surroundings. Jesus would later explain, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t be stumbling through darkness, but will have the light of life” (John 8:12).John 8:12 As salt makes a difference in people’s food, so light makes a difference in their surroundings. Jesus would later explain, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t be stumbling through darkness, but will have the light of life” (John 8:12).John 8:12 Matthew 5:14-16 (KJV) 14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

3 “You are the light of the world.” Christ’s disciples must live for Christ, shining like a city on a mountain, glowing in the night for all to see. They are like lights in a dark world, showing clearly what Christ is like. Because Jesus is the light of the world, his followers must reflect his light. Matthew 5:14-16 (KJV) 14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

4 “You are the light of the world.” Believers, Light: the disciples' character is light. Christ said, "I am the Light of the world" (John 8:12; Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, 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 Believers, Light: the disciples' character is light. Christ said, "I am the Light of the world" (John 8:12; Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, 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 Matthew 5:14-16 (KJV) 14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

5 “You are the light of the world.” Believers, Light: the disciples' character is light. Christ said, "I am the Light of the world" (John 8:12; John 9:5). As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. Here He says the disciple is to be like Him—"the light of the world."John 8:12John 9:5 Believers, Light: the disciples' character is light. Christ said, "I am the Light of the world" (John 8:12; John 9:5). As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. Here He says the disciple is to be like Him—"the light of the world."John 8:12John 9:5 Matthew 5:14-16 (KJV) 14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

6 “You are the light of the world.” Believers, Light: The disciple is to undergo a radical transformation: he is to become like Christ more and more and to reflect the light of Christ (2 Cor. 3:18; 2 Cor. 4:6-7).2 Cor. 3:182 Cor. 4:6-7 Believers, Light: The disciple is to undergo a radical transformation: he is to become like Christ more and more and to reflect the light of Christ (2 Cor. 3:18; 2 Cor. 4:6-7).2 Cor. 3:182 Cor. 4:6-7 Matthew 5:14-16 (KJV) 14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

7 “You are the light of the world.” Believers, Light: 2 Cor. 3:18;2 Cor. 3:18 2Co 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. Believers, Light: 2 Cor. 3:18;2 Cor. 3:18 2Co 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. Matthew 5:14-16 (KJV) 14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

8 “You are the light of the world.” Believers, Light: 2 Cor. 4:6- 7).2 Cor. 4: Corinthians 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. Matthew 5:14-16 (KJV) 14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

9 “You are the light of the world.” Believers, Light: 2 Cor. 4:6- 7).2 Cor. 4: Corinthians 4:7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. Matthew 5:14-16 (KJV) 14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

10 Light is and does several things. 1. Light is clear and pure. It is clean, that is, good, right, true. "For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as the children of light: (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth)" (Ephes. 5:8-9).Ephes. 5:8-9

11 Light is and does several things. 2. Light penetrates. By nature it cuts through and eliminates darkness. "Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness" (1 Thes. 5:5).1 Thes. 5:5

12 Light is and does several things. 3. Light enlightens. It enlarges a person's vision and knowledge of an area. "Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth" (John 12:35).John 12:35

13 Light is and does several things. 4. Light reveals. It opens up the truth of an area, a whole new world, and it clears up the way to the truth and the life. "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me" (John 14:6).John 14:6 "While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light" (John 12:36).John 12:36

14 Light is and does several things. 5. Light guides. It directs the way to go, leads along the right path. "I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide [walk] in darkness" (John 12:46)John 12:46

15 Light is and does several things. 6. Light strips away the darkness. "And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved" (John 3:19-20).John 3:19-20

16 Light is and does several things. 7. Light routs the chaos. "That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world" (Phil. 2:15).Phil. 2:15

17 Light is and does several things. 8. Light discriminates between the right way and the wrong way. "Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, 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).John 8:12

18 Light is and does several things. 8. Light discriminates between the right way and the wrong way. Ephesians 5:8-10 (KJV) 8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: 9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) 10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.

19 Light is and does several things. 9. Light warns. It warns of dangers that lie ahead in a person's path. Ephesians 5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. Ephesians 5:12 For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.

20 Light is and does several things. 9. Light warns. It warns of dangers that lie ahead in a person's path. Ephesians 5:13 But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light. Ephesians 5:14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.

21 Light is and does several things. 10. Light protects. It protects a person from the dangers of darkness, from stumbling, falling, and injuring himself. "The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light" (Romans 13:12).Romans 13:12

22 John 3:16 WE EXTEND AN INVITATION TO DISCIPLESHIP For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.


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