The Light of the Way
Much of what Jesus taught his disciples had to pass through the filter of their current cultural understanding, where his lessons would frequently get stuck. Many times, the disciples failed to truly ‘get’ what Jesus meant in his parables and stories and illustrations. These times required asking more questions for a clearer explanation. Some of these instances left Jesus incredulous at their slowness, their seeming inability to believe what he told them.
Matthew 5:14-16; Isaiah 49:6
Matt. 5: 14 – The Light of the World –___________________________________
Isaiah 49:6 - A Light for the nations – ___________________________________
Matt. 5: 15,16a – Don’t _______________________________________________
Matt 5: 16 – Let your light ____________________________________________
“You are like that illuminating light. Let your light shine everywhere you go, that you may illumine creation, so men and women everywhere may see your good actions, may see creation at its fullest, may see your devotion to me, and may turn and praise your Father in heaven because of it.” Matthew 5:16, VOICE