This Little Light of Mine sermon video. Where, in your heart, do you place the lamp – light? Do you hide it in a jar? Do you shove it under a bed? Or, is it elevated exposing everything ‘so that those who come in can see the light?’ What do others see when they see you at work? How are you seen at home by your spouse or children? How does your life look?
THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO LUKE CHAPTER 8
By Delbert Young
This Little Light of Mine sermon video (8:16-21)
This Little Light of Mine sermon video Luke 8:16-21
Scriptures: Luke 8:16-17; Luke 8:18; Luke 8:10; Psalms 119:105; Philippians 2:15; Luke 8:19-20; Mark 3:21; Mark 3:31-32; Luke 8:21; James 1:22-25
We are learning how, after about a year to a year and a half, the ministry of Jesus Christ made a transition. Jesus no longer taught and explained as he had before. He now spoke to the crowds only in parables.
He told the parable of the Seed and the Sower. His disciples came to Jesus and asked him what the parable meant. As we saw, the parabolic teaching was about how and why hearts hear and respond to the word of God differently. After explaining the parable, Jesus immediately said,
Luke 8:16-17 “No one lights a lamp and hides it in a jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, he puts it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought out into the open.
What’s firing up a lamp got to do with seed and paths and rocks and thorns and dirt? He’s talking, but not making sense. Had Jesus lost his mind? Actually, as we will see shortly, some people were beginning to think he had. I do know one thing. He’s been talking about the importance of listening and if we’re going to keep up, we best hone our listening skills and pay attention… (continue sermon notes)