God’s Fireworks

You won’t find the word “fireworks” in most Bible dictionaries. But I believe that Jesus had plenty to say about the subject.

A few examples:

You are THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD. (Matthew 5:14)

GET FIRED UP — don’t hide it from the world. (Matthew 5:15)

LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE — so that others can see God working through you and praise Him. (Matthew 5:16)

Salt and Light

GUWG-Salt-Light-3We continue our 40-day journey deeeeep into the  of Jesus.

We’re sitting at Jesus’ feet, listening to the greatest sermon ever preached: the Sermon on the Mount.

Yesterday, we concluded our deeeeep dive into the Beatitudes. Today, Jesus moves right into how we’re supposed to live in this dying, dark world.

Here’s what he said:

Jesus on Light

light3We continue our journey into every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.

We’re in the midst of a series entitled JESUS ON EVERYTHING, where we’re looking at what Jesus said on a wide variety of subjects with a minimum of commentary from me.

Today’s topic: LIGHT. Jesus described quite the contrast:

The Light of the World

GUWG-Light-CrossWe continue our journey into every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.

We’re in the midst of a deeeeep dive into this rather provocative question: Who did Jesus say he is?

We started with these three answers: Son of Man, Son of God and Messiah.

Yesterday, we begin a look at eight “I am” statements Jesus made that further define who he is. The first: the Bread of Life.

Here’s today’s rather illuminating installment:

Shine

GUWGShineWe continue our journey through every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.

Jesus said that “all the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments”:

  1. Love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength.
  2. Love your neighbor as yourself.

(Matthew 22:37-40; Mark 12:28-34)

We’re in the midst of reviewing 50 commands straight from the mouth of Jesus that show what it reeeeeally means to love God and others. Here’s today’s featured command:

Don’t Stumble in the Dark

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105

This world can be a very dark place. Let God light the way.

Spend some quality time with your Bible today. Quiet your heart so the Holy Spirit can speak to you. Read a passage over and over until it sinks in. Use your imagination. Interact with it. Meditate on it. Memorize it. Then get out of your chair and apply it. Live it. The world needs God’s light now more than ever.

LET GOD’S WORD LIGHT YOUR WAY