The Light of the World - Part 1 (2 of 11) by Ernest Easley

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The Light of the World - Part 1 (2 of 11)
Series: I Am
Ernest L. Easley
John 8:12

One thing we all have in common is decisions.

We live every day on the verge of some crucial decision: Career decisions, family decisions, relationship decisions, investment of time and money decisions, raising children decisions, aging parents decisions: Decisions! Decisions! Decisions!

''There was once an old sailor my grandfather knew,
Who had so many things which he wanted to do;
That, whenever he thought it was time to begin,
He couldn't because of the state he was in.

We're not sure if we should laugh or cry. The old sailor's problem sounds like our problem! We live on the edge of making some crucial decision.

Answer me this: what critical decision are you facing right now? Got it? Now let me ask you this: How will you know what you are to do? On what basis will you make that decision? And after having made it, how will you know you've done the right thing regardless how it turns out?

I have some wonderful news today that will help guide you in making those crucial decisions! It's found in John 8.12 where we hear Jesus say, ''I AM the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.''

It's here in John 8.12 we find the second of the seven I AM statements of Jesus as we continue our series of messages under the heading I AM.

Last time together we heard Jesus say in John 6.35, ''I AM the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in me shall ever thirst.'' And that name I AM takes us back to Exodus 3 when having been instructed by God to lead the children of Israel out of Egypt into the Promised Land, Moses asked God, verses 13-14, ''When I come to the children of Israel and say to them, 'The God of your fathers has sent me to you,' and they say to me, 'What is His name?' What shall I say to them?'' And God said to Moses, I AM WHO I AM.'' And He said, ''Thus y ...

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