by Jackie Prim

Able to Make a Difference
Rev. Jackie Love Prim
Matthew 5:14-16

Able To Make A Difference
Matthew 5:14-16
14 "You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your father in heaven.

Praise the Lord! I'm so glad to see each of you here, safe, and warm. It's been a very special week here in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, and not because the Superbowl is being played here. God proves once again that He indeed is God. He is sovereign. He can do whatever he wants to do, whenever and wherever he wants to do it. Five inches of snow overnight in Dallas, Texas. Eighty-six hours below freezing in Texas! It's been cold and it's been treacherous on the roads. Thank God for His grace and mercy. We even added a new term to our vocabulary - "rolling blackout."
That was something, wasn't it? I hope everyone was prepared. I mean, it's an awful feeling to suddenly realize, you're in the dark - with no power. You can't see, you have no way of knowing what's going on or what's happened. I thank God for my cell phone. First, because it provided light. And even if it's just a little light, it makes a big difference in the darkness. If it provides just enough light for the step you're on - that's a good thing. That makes a difference. And that's the subject of the message today - Able to Make a Difference.

Jesus tells us in His sermon on the mount, the fifth chapter of Matthew - you are the light of the world. Not because you're smart, or pretty, or tough, or rich or anything else. You are the light of the world because the spirit of God dwells in you. Otherwise, you're just like this flash light. It looks good - it has all the right pieces in place to function, but it's no good unless yo ...

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