Sermon for September 22, 2019

In Step With God
I John 1:5-10

  I John 1:5-10—God is light (Theos esti phos) – this is NOT to be understood as a metaphor.

     A metaphor is a figure of speech that describes an object or action in a way that isn’t literally true, but helps explain an idea or make a comparison.1

          ·    Isaiah 9:2      ·   Ephesians 5:14    ·    Revelation 21:23

            ·    John 1:4,9; 8:12,35,46                 ·    2 Corinthians 4:6

What Jesus encourages his followers to do in His Light?   

·    Worship— 2 Corinthians 5:13-14  
·    Work— John 9:4  
·    War— Romans 13:12 
·   Walk—Ephesians 5:8
  ·   Witness—Philippians 2:15
·   Watch–1 Thessalonians 5:5-6

We are to be Children of Light
·    Luke  16:8                   
·    John 12:36
·    Ephesians 5:8 (again)          
·    I Thessalonians 5:5

Like a lighthouse, we reflect the inner presence of God that is magnified and increases and helps people and ourselves to not have to navigate in the dark.”

 1  https://www.grammarly.com/blog/metaphor/   Accessed September 18, 2019

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