Month: January 2018

  • Walking in the Light of the World: II. Filled with the Holy Spirit

    Walking in the Light of the World: II. Filled with the Holy Spirit

    God is relational. He does not merely give us a list of tasks and obligations, demanding that we do our job right. He draws us into relationship with Him through His Son, Jesus Christ. A major element of that relationship is the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives. We cannot walk in the light without being led by the Holy Spirit.

  • Walking in the Light of the World: I. Time and Wisdom

    Walking in the Light of the World: I. Time and Wisdom

    Ephesians 5:6–14 tells us that we can expose the deeds of darkness by walking as children of light. Ephesians 5:15–20 gives us several priorities for walking in the light. The former passage tells us what happens when we reflect the light of Christ to a dark world; the latter tells us a few ways to accomplish this.

  • Light of the World: Exposing the Deeds of Darkness

    Light of the World: Exposing the Deeds of Darkness

    All of these forms of “Christian advertising” are great ways to begin a conversation about the Gospel and what Jesus has done in one’s life. However, when there is a conflict between our bumper stickers or Facebook statuses and our lifestyles, the answer is not to hide the light. The answer is to tap more deeply into the light of Christ.

  • A Prayer Acknowledging Jesus as the Light of the World

    A Prayer Acknowledging Jesus as the Light of the World

    Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ is the light of the world: Grant that your people, illumined by your Word and Sacraments, may shine with the radiance of Christ’s glory, that he may be known, worshiped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

  • Reflecting the Light of the World

    Reflecting the Light of the World

    Jesus is the Word that became flesh to reveal God to us. He is the light of the world, so that we may see. Also, He is life so that we may live. His life is the light of men. His light, His life, and His love guide our steps. We cannot see the path God has prepared for us unless we follow Him.