No sermon audio to post today. We had a guest speaker yesterday, and didn’t record his music and testimony.
To get you thinking about next Sunday’s message, I would encourage you to read Ephesians 3:14-21. I’ll type the words out below but I would also encourage you to spend some studying this passage in you Bible this week as well.
A Prayer for the Ephesians
14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
I’m looking forward to our time of worship at Homedale Friends Community Church this coming Sunday morning. May God’s blessings be upon you this week!
I apologize that the sermon did not get recorded this week.
In lieu of the audio recording I will share some notes to encourage you to think about what it means to reflect the light of Jesus.
As we are attached to the vine of Christ the light of Christ is in each of us and we are to reflect Jesus’ light to the world in which we live. Like a mirror reflects sunlight we are to reflect God’s light.
The Scripture we read during our time together: Matthew 5:14-16, 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 (focus on verse 20), and 2 Corinthians 3:7-18 (focus on verse 18). We also read John 15 as a refresher.
We are to let our lights shine so that others may glorify God. We are to be God-bearers as we point others to glorifying God and a relationship with Jesus Christ.
As we journey with Jesus we are transformed in the image of Christ, and we are to reflect that image to the world.
When we consider being like Jesus I want to encourage you to read one of the Gospels … the accounts of Jesus life … as if you have never read about or heard about Jesus before, and really consider what it means to be like Jesus and to live your life like He did. What are we doing to know Jesus, so we can make sure to reflect Him?
Study Jesus … believe the truth of Jesus … be like Jesus
We have to make sure we know what we are reflecting.