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I Am the Light of the World




I Am the Light of the World

John 8:12-20

Greg Pollak

I Am the Light of the World

John 8:12-20

- Exodus 3:13-14

- John 8:58-59

- John 8:20

Why Light?

1. Messiah is the Light (fulfillment of prophecy)

- John 8:12

- Isaiah 42:6-7

- Luke 4:16-21

- John 1:4

- John 1:9

- Exodus 13:21-22

- Psalm 27:1

- Isaiah 49:6

2. Light exposes our darkness (our need for a Savior)

- John 3:19-21

- Romans 3:19-20

- Psalm 119:130

How should we respond to the Light?

1. Trust the Light

- Psalm 27:1

2. Walk in the Light

- 1 John 1:5-9

- Psalm 119:105

- 1 John 1:5-9


Connection Builder(s)

  1. What is your most vivid memory as a child of experiencing a dark place (cave, tunnel, power blackout, etc.)?

  2. What feelings/emotions do you associate with darkness?

  3. What feelings/emotions do you associate with light?

Sermon Questions

Read John 8:12-20.

  1. What did Jesus claim in verse 12, and how is that a promise?

  2. What do you think Jesus meant by light and darkness?

  3. How did Jesus support/bolster His claim (John 5:31-40;8:14-18)?

  4. What does it matter that Jesus knew where He came from (John 7:41-42; 8:14,21-23)?

  5. What does the pharisees misunderstanding in verse 19 reveal about their relationship with the Father?

  6. How is following Jesus like following someone with a light for you?

  7. How do people you know misunderstand Jesus? How do their lives demonstrate they are "in the dark"?

  8. How can you be a light-bearer to them (Matthew 5:14-16; Philippians 2:15-16)?

You may consider praying together as a group for people in your lives who need to be shown the light of Jesus. Pray for God to draw them to Himself, andn pray for Gospel opportunities for you to share!

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