The Light of the World
John 1:6-9; 8:12; 9:5; 12:46; 1 John 1:5-7;
John 12:36; 1 Thessalonians 5:4-5; Ephesians 5:8
December 22, 2019


God’s first __________of creation were the creation of light and the ____________________________ of light from darkness.  In Scripture, light is used in many ___________________________ metaphors and symbols: ___________itself, what is __________ in life, truth and ___________________ guidance, understanding and __________________.  Light is a symbol of God’s presence and _________________, in contrast to God’s ______________.


A.  A Joyful __________________________


     1.  ____________ the light is  (John 1:4-5.  It is living, warm, 
          and _______________________)


     2.  ___________________ the light has come (John 1:10)
          a.  It is come into the ____________________.
          b.  It shines into the ___________________.


     3.  What this light _____________________ 
          a.  God’s hidden glory and _____________________, His 
               wisdom and __________________
          b.  The true ______________________ and destiny of man 
               (guilty and _____________________)


B.  Man’s Painful ____________________ – Spiritual Darkness 
      (2 Cor. 4:3-6)
     
     1.  Sinful _______________________ rather than the glorious 
          Gospel of Christ
          
     2.  _________________________, rather than the light of the 
          knowledge of God


     3.  _____________________, rather than the light of life


C.  A Great _________________________


     1.  For ____________________  (2 Corinthians 4:3-4)
          a.  Do not _________________ the light
          b.  Actively ____________________ the light


     2.  For _______________________
          a.  ____________________________ their need
          b.  _____________________ of their sin, trusting Christ 
               alone for their salvation