#103/365 – Light of the World… lalalalaaaaa

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Here are my little notes from tonights sermon – basic GIST is that we need to be dreaming GOD sized dreams… not settling for the comfortable church existence – but always pressing on into new and exciting things!!! Each candle here represents a person that wants to dream big dreams… to not just exist, but TO LIVE!!! 🙂 NOTES TO FOLLOW…

Arise Shine in 2009‘GOD-SIZED’ DREAMS

UNDERSTAND the sourceISAIAH 60: 1-31 “Arise, Jerusalem! Let your light shine for all the nations to see! For the glory of the Lord is shining upon you. 2 Darkness as black as night will cover all the nations of the earth, but the glory of the Lord will shine over you. 3 All nations will come to your light. Mighty kings will come to see your radiance.“LIGHT IS THE ILLUMINATION THAT MAKES SIGHT POSSIBLE…”

Be like a leaf = (Absorb the light and turn it into something useful that feeds the rest of the tree)…John 15 Talks about this relationship1 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. 2 He cuts off every branch that doesn’t produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more. 3 You have already been pruned for greater fruitfulness by the message I have given you. 4 Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful apart from me.Stay connected to the source and strive to be fruitful

Don’t let history repeat

  • The Kings of Judah and Israel
  • The Disciples
  • (Comfortable US)

Don’t let the BEST you have done so far, be the standard for the rest of your life (I know – I’ve said it here before!)2 Corinthians 4:7 – But this precious treasure–this light and power that now shine within us–is held in perishable containers, that is, in our weak bodies. So everyone can see that our glorious power is from God and is not our own.LET YOUR LIGHT SHINEMatthew 5:13-16 – (OUR SHINy GUIDE)We hide our light by:(1) being quiet when we should speak,(2) going along with the crowd(3) denying the light(4) letting sin dim our light(5) not explaining our light to others(6) ignoring the needs of others.Be a beacon of truth-don’t shut your light off from the rest of the worldJesus should be at the centre of everything we do!

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