LET IT SHINE: Everywhere

Let It Shine

December 11, 2016

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We love the IDEA of letting our lights shine  - but most of us suffer from a limitation theology. We believe the light can only shine so far - and feel powerless to be the ones to make it happen.

On this third weekend of Advent let's consider a different approach as Pastor Rachel brings us a word of challenge and hope...

LET IT SHINE: Everywhere
 

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LET IT SHINE: Everywhere

Matthew 2:1-12

  • 2 Peter 3:9

 

 

WHO gets the light

  • Isaiah 9:2

 

 

HOW the light is shined

  • Ephesians 1:13-14

 

 

WHERE the light shines

  • Acts 1:8

 

 

 

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We love the IDEA of letting our lights shine – but most of us suffer from a limitation theology. We believe the light can only shine so far – and feel powerless to be the ones to make it happen.

LET IT SHINE – Everywhere

Daily devotionals that accompany each day's reading are also available on Facebook. They are created by a great Ginghamsburg unpaid servant team. You do not have to be a Facebook user to access them. View them here. When the page opens, click the date under NOTES (on the left hand side) to access the full document.

MONDAY: Matthew 2:1-2
Look Up! The Magi were looking for a star, a God sighting. Have you taken the time to look for a God sighting? What are you seeing?

TUESDAY: Matthew 2:9-10
Seek and Find. What have you been spiritually searching for in your life? How have you taken steps to find it?

WEDNESDAY: Matthew 2:11
Worship Him. Can you remember the first time you heard about Jesus? What happened? How do you worship Jesus today?

THURSDAY: John 1:15
The True Light: Even John recognized Jesus as the Light of the World. How does Jesus shine the light? Who in the world (or your community) needs more light?

FRIDAY: Psalm 139:7-12
God Sees Your Light. Name the dark places in your life. Where do you need God to shine more light in your life?

SATURDAY: Isaiah 60:15-22
God is Eternal Life and Light. Do you believe that God is able to bring light to the whole world? What keeps you from believing? What increases your belief?

SUNDAY: Philippians 2:12-18
Carry the Light. What does carrying the light look like in these scriptures? What are the obstacles to shining like stars? Do you struggle with those obstacles?

 

 

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Matthew 2:1-12

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