Friday, May 16, 2008

Light of the World

You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven (Matthew 5:14-16).

What does it look like when Christians live as the 'light of the world'?
What are some specific examples of ways you can 'let your light shine before men'?
What kinds of things can Christians do to deflect 'praise' from themselves for their good deeds, and direct it instead toward God?
Do you think Jesus' message in these verses was a radical, revolutionary message back in His time? Why or why not?
Do you think Jesus' message in these verses is a radical, revolutionary message today? Why or why not?
Jolt and Bolt

Grow Deep accountability question: Are you willing to spend time in prayer this week, asking God to help you be His light?

Go Wide accountability question: What is one thing you can do this coming week that would allow you to 'let your light shine before men'?

Dare 2 Share 2008

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