SUNDAY SERMON ON THE BLOG – LIVING CANDLES.
"You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. - Matthew 5:14-16.
As Christians, we are not called to isolate ourselves from society. We are not called to be hermits or Monks. Instead, we are to recognize that we are in a world of darkness and live as light, not as little candles tucked away in some inner bedroom, but as candles set on their stands so all can see their light or cities on a hill that can't be hidden.
It’s not enough just to have light, we must walk in the light, and by the light. Our entire conduct needs to be a permanent announcement on the gospel we have received, and a continuous example of it’s power and truth.
Of course, our goal is not to call attention to ourselves, but to help others see the glorious grace of our Father.
Loving Father, help me by the power of the Holy Spirit, to be a continual blessing in God; may my life bless others today, and everyday, so they can see you and your love more
clearly. In Jesus' wonderful Name I pray. Amen.