Wanted: A Light Willing To Shine For Jesus


Pastor's Sermon Points 06-17-18


Scripture Text: Matthew 5:16
SUBJECT: Wanted: A Light Willing To Shine For Jesus
Introduction: Our text today comes from what is considered to be the first public message of our Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ.
The context of the text falls upon the backdrop of what is known in Christendom as the Sermon on the Mount.
Oswald Dykes has called this sermon found in the Gospel according to Matthew "The Manifesto of the King."
The Sermon on the Mount is an outline of behavior for those who would be Kingdom citizens; it is a message on the lifestyle for the new creations in Christ Jesus; those who have been washed in the blood and born of the Spirit.
The Semon on the Mount is a message on the character; the content; and the conduct of believers.
Sermon Points
Proposition Statement: God has designed the believer to be light in a dark world.
  • The Believer's Position
    • Matthew 5:14a
    • James 1:17
    • John 8:12
    • Matthew 5:44
  • The Believer's Place
    • Matthew 5:14b
    • John 12:46
    • Ephesians 5:8
  • The Believer's Purpose
    • Matthew 5:16
    • Psalm 43:3-4
  Summary Thought: Keep your lamp trimmed and burning for time is drawning nigh.