It’s All About Jesus

“The Inside Scoop on God”

1 John 1:5

 

When Jesus said “God is light,” it tells us a lot about God.

“God is light” helps us see that:

  1. God is pure.

 

When you are stained by sin, God can purify you.

 

  1. God overcomes the darkness.

 

There is no darkness so dark that God’s light cannot penetrate.

 

  1. God gives life.

 

When you feel like giving up, God gives you new life.

 

  1. God’s guidance is perfect.

 

When you don’t know which way to go, seek God’s guidance.

 

  1. God reveals what is true.

 

God reveals himself. God wanted us to know Him, so He sent Jesus.

God reveals what is in us. Light exposes whatever is there.

 

When the darkness closes in, cry out to Jesus, the Light of the World.

LifeGroup Questions: Applying the Teaching to Our Life

  1. Have you ever been in a place for very long that was totally and completely dark (like a deep cave or room with no windows or light)? What was it like?
  2. In the sermon Pastor Jim invited people to fill in the blank with their own answer for the statement: “God is _________.” What was your answer?
  3. Describe a dark season in your life where it seemed impossible to get the light of truth into your situation. What happened?
  4. Read John 3:19-20. Why do people tend to stay in the darkness? What brought you out of the darkness?  How have you used that to help others into the light?
  5. Review the 5 points in the sermon that describe how the characteristics of light help describe God. Which one felt the most significant to you? Why?

Core CHRISTlike Characteristic: Heart of Worship/Loving God