Friday, January 07, 2011

The Light of the World

Joyful all ye nations rise,
Jesus, the light of the world;
Join the triumph of the skies,
Jesus, the light of the world.

So goes an American carol from years gone by. But if the carol singers recognized Jesus as the light of the world, the Pharisees at the Feast of Booths in Jerusalem (John 8) certainly did not. They wouldn't even consider the possibility that Jesus might be the light of life. Yet their obstinacy provides us with a perfect opportunity to see Jesus demonstrate the truth of his claims. Join us this Lord's Day to see the light.

Songs
O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing (#69)
Jesus, Thy Blood and Righteousness
'Tis the Christ (#150)
The Name High Over All (#31)
Our Great Savior (#434)

Scripture Reading
Old Testament: Genesis 23; Psalm 85
New Testament: Matthew 15:1-20

Sermon
I Am the Light of the World - John 8:12-30

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