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Saturday, January 16, 2010

STYLE OF LIGHT

Matt. 5:13-16 (v. 14)

Jesus said: "I AM the light of the world" (John 8:12)
Then He said: "Ye are the light of the world" (Matt. 5:14)
Since We are the "Light of the world" what "Style" of "Light" are We???

MANY STYLES OF LIGHTS...................................

The CHRISTMAS "Lights" Christians...........
1. Used only one time a year.
2. Used only on a special occasion.
3. These are More For Show than anything else.
4. Some Christians come once a year or on Special Occasions.
The FLASHING "Lights" Christians............
1. These are On & Off - On & Off - On & Off.
2. These have No Consistency.
3. These Christians can't be counted on to get the job done.
The FLASHLIGHT "Lights" Christians...........
1. Very useful in Times of Trouble but not all the time.
2. Very Short Life of usefulness.
3. Begin to fade out slowly.
4. These usually must be Hand-Held.
5. These can be Made Brighter if you Shake them but not for long.
The CANDLE "Lights" Christians..............
1. These are Affected by the Wind and may even go out.
2. These are Good Inside in times of storm on the outside.
3. The brighter they burn, the shorter their life of usefulness.
The DIRTY "Lights" Christians...............
1. These have lost their effectiveness.
2. The More the Dirt, the Less the Light.
3. Dirt build-up just because of time.
4. These need to be cleaned from time to time.
The SPOT "Lights" Christians................
1. These Concentrate Only on One Area.
2. These Reach Out Farthest but do not affect a large area.
3. These make the program Look Good.
The FLOOD "Lights" Christians...............
1. These Cover a Wide Area, with usually softer light.
2. These Add Usefulness to the area and program.
The CAUTION "Lights" Christians..............
1. These Warn of Danger and Guide the Traveler on his way.
The REFLECTIVE "Lights" Christians..........
1. These Must Receive their Light from Another Source.
2. Jesus: Sun / We: Moon / Eclipse: World between Sun & Moon.

2 comments:

Mark Hurley said...

Pastor Noffsinger,
Thank you for your Christian blogs. I was a member of Northwest Baptist Church from 1991 to 1992 while I was a student at the Command and General Staff College. As I begin my reading through the Scriptures this year, I hope you don't mind my sending you my questions about the Bible. If not, here is my first one. In Genesis 4:5, God is not happy with Cain's offering. But the reason why God is not happy with Cain's offering isn't clear, at least not in the preceding chapters. I have been told that God desired a blood sacrifice, such as Abel's, and I can accept this based on the Scriptures to come. Do we know with certainty why God was unhappy with "the fruit of the ground."

Dr Dave Noffsinger said...

Thank you for your question Bro Mark
The reason He would not accept the "fruit of the ground" is because it represents good works as a means of salvation and God said "without the sheding of blood shall no flesh be justified"