SUNDAY PRAYER PRAISE AND WORSHIP SERVICE 31 LIVING IN THE WORLD AS LIGHT
OUR FEATURED CHURCH THIS SUNDAY IS THE PACOLET FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH PACOLET, S.C. (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)
Good Morning Children of God, if it’s Sunday Morning it is time to Rise Up, Stand up and get your Praise on. For this is truly the first day of the rest of your life, and God has created it for PRAYER, PRAISE and WORSHIP; While you were stumbling around this week in darkness, unable to focus clearly on what He had set out in front of you; He picked you up, stood you up, put clothes on your back, shoes on your feet, food on your table, gasoline in your ride, He put a brand new strut in your stride and filled your heart with joy and laughter. What an awesome God we serve? Is there anything to hard for God? Let us Praise Him this Sunday Morning, like we never praised Him before, because He is truly worthy to be Praised.
LET US PRAY: Father we thank you for showering us with your blessings of love, peace and joy. We honor you Heavenly Father, and today, we have come to lift you up in PRAISE and WORSHIP, to give you the glory for saving us from our sins and bringing salvation into the world. In Jesus Name, Amen!
OUR SONG OF PRAISE: Our God is an Awesome God!
TODAY’S SCRIPTURE READING
THE LIGHT HAS COME INTO THE WORLD (John 3:17-21 ESV)
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him, whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God.”
LET US WORSHIP THE LORD IN OUR STUDY OF HIS HOLY WORD
Pastor Davis teaches a very profound lesson today on the light that exposes all evil deeds. Listen how the scriptures describes this light, it says, “In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not over come it. (John 1:4-5 ESV)”
Now I say to you who claim to love the Lord, yet you are living in darkness and carrying out the evil deeds of the devil. The life that we live today reflect the light that shines within us, which telegraphs to the world the condition of our spirit. It will say that our spirit is either good or it is evil. For those people who hate the light are those who want to sin in the darkness. Evil deeds are revealed by the light, so people who want to do evil must do it in the dark so they cannot be exposed and caught in the act.
Light means understanding and moral insight, spiritual vision. But more than just shinning or reflecting, the light of Jesus penetrates and enlightens our hearts and minds. Everyone who comes into contact with Christ can be enlightened. When Christ’s light shines, we see our sin and his glory, Therefore, we can refuse to see the light and remain in darkness. But whoever responds will be enlightened by Christ. He will fill our minds with God’s thoughts. He will guide our path, give us God’s perspective, and drive out the darkness of sin.
Now as you read and listen to the truth, know that the timeless light has invaded our time, and we can see it in our darkness. As the light shines, it drives away the darkness, for the unsaved world is blinded by the prince of this world. Christ’s light shined to a hardened, darkened humanity and he continues to shine. But the darkness can never extinguish it. This statement indicates the struggle between the darkness and the light. Unregenerate humanity under the influence of Satan, the prince of darkness, has not accepted the light and even resists the light. Thus, “darkness” indicated ignorance and sin, active rejection of God’s will. Those in darkness reject Christ, his light, and his followers. But no matter how deep the darkness, even a small light can drive it back. The power of Christ’s light overcomes any darkness in the world.
Therefore, brothers and sisters we encourage you to live in the light as the light that shines and reflects your true spirit that will help bring salvation to the world. We leave you with our peace that you will become a disciple of Jesus and carry his message into darkness of this world. I remain your brother in Jesus Christ, Pastor Davis/Master Teacher!
LET US PRAY: Eternal God our Heavenly Father, we thank you for the message and we thank you for the messenger. We thank you for sending your light into the world in order that we may be brought into it from the darkness. We pray that those who have heard the message and received the message will comprehend the brightness of the light and their light will shine in all places where evil spirits are larking, and those that are hiding in the dark might be exposed to the light, and be enlighten by the light, their minds will be filled with God’s thoughts and with God’s perspective, it will then drive out the darkness of sin. In Jesus name we pray, AMEN!
LET US GET OUR PRAISE ON: Lift Him up can’t stop praising His name, with Ron Kenoly
We thank you for joining us this day to lift up the Lord in Praise and Worship. We came in to Worship, now let us go out and serve. May God bless you abundantly in all you do. In Jesus name, Amen!
- Light or Dark (rcharmon.wordpress.com)
- Chosen To Shine (chosengenylm.wordpress.com)
- The Words Of Kings (aviesplace.wordpress.com)
- Do You Love The Sinner? (holdingforthhisword.wordpress.com)
- From Darkness to Light (kdmanestreet.wordpress.com)
- God gave us a life above sin but many chose darkness rather than light. (kingdompeoplenetwork.wordpress.com)
- It Ain’t About You! (bornfromabovenotofthisworld.wordpress.com)