Monday, June 4, 2012
Sunday Sermons :: The Light of the World
This morning, our pastor, continued in our congregation's study of John. We opened with John 8:1 - Jesus in the temple being asked to condemn an adulteress, to which he responds, "If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her." No one commenced with the stoning and Jesus did not condemn.
Further along, we came to 8:12, which our pastor believes is a life changing verse. 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."
With this statement, Jesus allowed the Pharisees to condemn him for blasphemy. It is odd to me that they didn't mind the miracles he performed, as long as they weren't performed on the Sabbath. Through his acts of mercy on the sick, the invalid, the blind and others, the Pharisees had to have known he was more than a mortal man. How could any mere man perform these feats of awe?
Yet, because of Jesus' definitive and truthful statement, they condemned the light of the world.
In today's modern lifestyle, Jesus' words still apply. They are comforting for no matter the hardships in life, with Him, you will never be alone.