Nicodemus: A Man Who Found Light in the Night (4 of 18) by Ken Trivette

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Nicodemus: A Man Who Found Light in the Night (4 of 18)
Series: Getting Acquainted With People of the New Testament
Ken Trivette
John 3:1

Outline
1. NICODEMUS HEARING JESUS
a) The Way to God
b) The Work of God
2. NICODEMUS HELPING JESUS
a) A Despised Christ
b) A Defended Christ
3. NICODEMUS HONORING JESUS
a) A Selfless Act
b) A Significant Act


One of the saddest stories I have ever read is about the legendary Country and Western singer, Hank Williams. In 1948 he wrote the familiar song entitled I Saw the Light. The first stanza goes:

I wandered so aimless, life filled with sin;
I wouldn't let my Dear Savior in.
Then Jesus came like a stranger in the night;
Praise the Lord, I saw the light!

The first line in the stanza seems to be a fitting description of the life Hank Williams lived. Biographers tell of a life tormented by disease, drugs, and alcohol. He died in the back of his Cadillac somewhere in West Virginia, on January 31, 1952 at the age of 29.

Near the end of his life, while doing a concert in San Diego, he was so drunk (or drugged) that he stumbled off the stage after only two songs. Minnie Pearl and the show's promoter drove him around town trying to sober him up enough to do the second show. They began singing with him his song I Saw the Light. They had sung only the first stanza when Williams said, "Minnie, I don't see light. There ain't no light."

The Bible tells us that those who are lost lived in darkness. However, the Lord Jesus came to this earth that those who are in darkness might be brought into the light. Jesus said in John 12:46, "I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness." Paul said in Ephesians 5:8, "For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord." Everyone that has been saved has been brought out death into life and out of darkness into light.

One of the more familiar names in the New Testament is the name Nicodemus. He was a man wh ...


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