Sermon Notes 07-13-11
1 John 1: 5
My God, how wonderful Thou art, Thy majesty how bright,
How beautiful Thy mercy seat, In depths of burning light!
How wonderful, how beautiful, The sight of Thee must be,
Thine endless wisdom, boundless power, And awful purity!
Frederick William Faber (d. 1863)
Intro: Sunday PM we read I John 1:5
God Is Light; All Light; Only Light!
“Light” is a powerful, universal theological word.
How is it used in the Bible? (Brainstorm)
A Welding Torch === Majestic Glory & Power
1 Timothy 6: 15-16
Darkness = Common
Result is Humble Worship (Fear)
A Reading Lamp === Revelation (Intellectual)
Darkness = Ignorant or False
Result is insight or knowledge
A Flashlight for path === Way to Live (Moral)
Darkness = Evil, impurity
Result is Walking is godliness
The effect of the light is not just to make men see, but to enable them to walk. Right conduct, not just clear vision, is the benefit which light bestows. John R.W. Stott
Ephesians 5: 6-13