September 23, 2022

“Are We Hiding the Light?”

Light, as we learned last Sunday, serves at least four important functions: it attracts, it guides, it reveals, and it warns. When I think of those four functions, I’m reminded of what a church, like ours, is to be doing as we display the light of Christ to people in our region.

This coming Sunday, we’ll focus on Matthew 5:15 where Jesus says, “No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket.”

The church is continually contending with “baskets” that are trying to conceal Christ’s light. I hope you can be with us on Sunday as we consider three churches Jesus rebuked because they were concealing His light.

Between now and Sunday, I hope you’ll join me in praying Matthew 5:14-16 over our church and the global church.

Agreeing with you in prayer,

pastor jamie

14 You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. 15 No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father. (Matthew 5:14-16)