"You see a large crowd of kids coming… do you instinctually go to the kids or turn & run the other way. :) "
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The “I AM” series is a highlighted look at these unique proclamations by Jesus on who He is. May we grow in our love, knowledge and devotion to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ through this series. Week 1 examined Jesus as “the bread of life”. This week we look at his claim that “I am the light of the world” in John 8:12. A bright light in a dark place is similar to a large group of kids coming your way, it either draws your attention toward it or it makes you want to close your eyes and move away from it.
Key Passages: John 8:12; Jn 1:4-9,12; 1 Jn 1:5; Jn 12:46; Mt 5:14-16; Rev 21:23
- Review the primary sermon points to refresh the message (or have a volunteer do this).
- You might literally try this if your space/room allows… but not necessary:
- Imagine a dark room with no light. How would you describe it and your ability to do anything in it? (dark, black, unable to see anything, might trip on something or fall in a hole, don’t know the way out, etc)
- Now imagine one candle lit in that room. How does this change things? (point of reference, able to see objects, can find my way to the light or way out, anyone around can find their way to the light, etc)
- What are some spiritual parallels from this illustration?
- Read the following verses and share what it says about “light”: Jn 1:4 (light=life), Jn 1:5 (light>darkness), 1 Jn 1:5 (God=light; no darkness in God) and Jn 12:46 (Jesus=light to save us out of darkness), Ps 27:1 (my light and my salvation).
- Read Matthew 5:14-16. What are believers called in v14? How can we be called “the light of the world” if Jesus is called this in Jn 8:12? (Jesus [Holy Spirit] in us makes us light like him; reflective glory aversus Jesus’ intrinsic glory) Rev 21:23 describes Jesus as the “lamp” that shines the light (glory of God). How can we be “lamps”? (let your light shine before others)
- Ask what other personal observations or takeaways your group had from the sermon.
Pray that we shine bright as lamps of God’s glory as a church, as a Community Group and as individual believers so that people will be drawn to Jesus; pray for boldness to share the gospel.