Sermons from New Covenant Community Church

We are Light (Ephesians 5:1-11, Matthew 5:14-16)

Joel Greutman, July 2, 2017
Part of the None series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

God is light. And Paul is telling us that we are supposed to imitate God and be His light in a dark world. This means we are going to be different. We are going to offend, we are going to irritate, and that's ok. In this sermon, Pastor Joel Greutman talks about how our identity is in Christ and believing what He calls us rather than what we could call ourselves, and He says we are Light.

Tags: darkness, jesus, light, witness

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Ephesians 5:1-11

5:1 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints. Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving. For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not become partners with them; for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), 10 and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord. 11 Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. (ESV)

Matthew 5:14-16

14 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. (ESV)

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