by Ernest Easley

Dispelling the Darkness
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
John 8:12

We're asking God these days to show us how much He would have us give next Sunday to our annual World Mission Offering. Our goal next Sunday is $350,000.00 as we once again do our part in dispelling the darkness throughout the world.

Hey folks ... God has put us here to reduce lostness! And that's what we find Jesus doing in the 8th chapter of John concerning a woman who had been caught in sin and then brought to the savior.

After Jesus showed her accusers some things about grace and mercy .. He reveals one of His "I am" statements. Having said to the woman caught in adultery in verse 11, "Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more".. He then said to those around Him in verse 12, "I am the light of the world, He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life."

We live in a world full of darkness. I am not sure if there has ever been a time throughout human history when there has been so much deception and darkness.

That's what makes these such exciting times be know Christ. The darker things get .. the brighter we're to be shinning. And it's the church ... the body of Christ .. the believers that has the unfinished task of dispelling the darkness by sharing the Light! And of course Jesus is that light!

Verse 12, "I am the light of the world, He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life."

With millions of people walking in darkness ... with no hope in the here-in-now ... no hope in the here-after .... What are we to do? What can we do? Listen to Jesus who said in Matthew 5.14, "You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven."

If there was ever a day to shine ... i ...

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