I AM The Light


Saturday 6:30PM, Sunday 9:15AM & 11:00AM in Worship Center. Wednesday - Community Groups and Teaching in the Worship Center @ 6:30 pm.

Dec. 11, 2022

I AM the Light

December 10 & 11, 2022

Primary Text:  John 9:1-5     

Previous Teaching:  The One

1)  I Want to Know Him 

Philippians 3:10-11:  I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead. 

DQ 1) What does it mean to “know” Christ Jesus?


2)  I AM the One

John 8:58-59:  "I tell you the truth," Jesus answered, "before Abraham was born, I am!"  At this, they picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus hid himself, slipping away from the temple grounds. 

DQ 2) Who did Jesus claim to be in John 8?


This Week’s Teaching

1)  THE Light

John 9:1-5:  As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth.  His disciples asked him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?"  "Neither this man nor his parents sinned," said Jesus, "but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life.  As long as it is day, we must do the work of him who sent me.  Night is coming, when no one can work.  While I am in the world, I am the light of the world."

DQ 1) What are the various ways in which Jesus is the “Light of 

           the world”?


2)  The Light of Life

John 8:12:  When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." 

DQ 2) What does it mean to “walk in darkness”?


3)  Let it be

Genesis 1:1-5:  In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.  Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.  And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.  God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness.  God called the light "day," and the darkness he called "night."  And there was evening, and there was morning--the first day.

DQ 3) What is darkness?  Why do you suppose God created 



4)  Eternal Light

Revelation 21:22-25:  I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple.  The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp.  The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it.  On no day will its gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there.

DQ 4) Why will the true eternal city (the New Jerusalem) need 

           no light source?


5)  Another Light

Matthew 5:14-16:  You are the light of the world.  A city on a hill cannot be hidden.  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.  In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. 

DQ 5) How do humans become light to the world?