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Live in Light

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Live in Light

Ephesians 5:6–14 ESV
Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not become partners with them; for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of the things that they do in secret. But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible, for anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says, “Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”
Christ transforms into Light
We were all darkness after the fall
Darkness is the absence of light
-no such things as something that shoots a beam of darkness
John 1:4 ESV
In him was life, and the life was the light of men.
b. Light illuminates and transforms darkness
2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
2. Do not walk in darkness
a. pursue the fruit of light
b. try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord
-Focus on living in the light
-analogy of walking in a dark room
c. Avoid works of darkness
i. Do not partner with darkness
-do not be influenced
-not avoiding non-believers, but limiting their influence (spiritual, morally, etc)
Matthew 28:19–20 ESV
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
3. Proclaim the Light
a. expose the darkness
i. not with judgement, but with the Gospel
b. we cannot change people, only God
c. God calls people out of darkness
2 Peter 3:9 ESV
The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.
What kind of light are you using?
We cannot walk in light if we are not plugged into the source.
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