Friday, February 5, 2016

In a Dark World, Let the Gospel Shine! - February 7th

Message notes for a sermon by Pastor Ewings based on 2 Corinthians 3:7—4:2
For many of us growing up, darkness was probably the one thing that scared us the most. Perhaps we grew up with a nightlight in our rooms. Perhaps we wanted a light on in the hall outside of our bedroom. Perhaps we didn’t want to go into anyplace where we might find ourselves in darkness. It’s natural to be scared of the dark because darkness enshrouds dangerous things. We never quite know what just might be lurking in the shadows until light takes away all doubt. 
Being in spiritual darkness is far worse than being in physical darkness. In physical darkness, at least, there is some hope that eventually someone would turn on a light, provide a flashlight or take our hands and guide us to safety. There is no such earthly hope in spiritual darkness. The sinful mind is spiritually blind to the blessings of God and His Gospel. Those who are perishing are unable to see the good news of the Gospel.  Today we see how the Lord, in His Word, reveals to us His glorious Gospel and shows us how we can shine with the light of the Lord as well.
I. List some ways in which the Gospel Shows Christ’s Glory:

II. List some ways in which the Christian Tells Christ’s Story:

God called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.  We go with Jesus’ glorious Gospel. Wherever the Gospel goes, lives will be illumined and souls saved!

Lesson 1:  Exodus 34:29-35
Lesson 2:  2 Corinthians 3:7-4:2
Gospel: Luke 9:28-36

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