Based upon Dr. Stanley’s Life Principle Notes
Is your Life making an impact? Our impact on others should be as significant as the effect light has on darkness. People should see something compelling in us; as we abide in Jesus, He shines through to impact those around us.
Review the MEMORY VERSE (Is 9:2). Let’s hide the Word of God in our heart; MEDITATE, what does the verse say to you? Pray for understanding. Review, Review, Review!
DISCUSS: What did I learn in the Sunday School lesson and the sermon about “Light in the Darkness?”
Read: (Mt 5:14-16). Light comes from Jesus. Jesus was talking to His disciples (& you); what special qualifications did they have to be the light of the world? Were they learned men, educated and well qualified? But, they changed the world forever.
Light points the way. As a flashlight illuminates the path and a lighthouse guides ships, God can use you to show His way to those who haven’t been enlightened. Ask Him for opportunities to point the way. (Dan 12:3)
Light reveals. The light from one match or a small candle can be seen at a distance; likewise, God doing His work through you can shed light on those around you. Discuss ways that He wants to shine through you. (Is 58:10)
Lights can go dim: You must trim the wick in a lantern or the wick will get too long and create soot that makes the light shine less brightly. That’s what happens when we tolerate sin in our lives; His light is kept from shining brightly! Apply (1Jn 1:9) and let your light shine this week!