Way Maker – Light In The Darkness

Pastor Jason Burns

October 20, 2019

Matthew 5:14-16 ESV // “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

We are a picture of Jesus to the dark world.

Light reveals truth.

Light exposes darkness.

John 8:12 ESV // Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

Mark 4:19 ESV // ... but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it proves unfruitful.

Do my friends know?

Reasons you might be afraid to share your faith:

  1. Fear of offending
  2. Fear of loss
  3. Fear of being passed over

Acts 1:8 ESV // But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”