Jesus Words 13 – being on display
Video monitor – a DISPLAY
Def. – make a prominent exhibition of (something) in a place where it can be easily seen.
Question is WHY!
Where does our “worth” come from?
Desire to be accepted and approved by those around is.
JESUS’ WORDS (13)
Vs . 1-4. Giving
Vs. 5-15. Praying
Vs. 19-24. Fasting
14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.
16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
JESUS AT WORK. – MAIN CONCERN?
Jesus stepped into a boat, crossed over and came to his own town. 2 Some men brought to him a paralyzed man, lying on a mat. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the man, “Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven.”
3 At this, some of the teachers of the law said to themselves, “This fellow is blaspheming!”
4 Knowing their thoughts, Jesus said, “Why do you entertain evil thoughts in your hearts? 5 Which is easier: to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up and walk’? 6 But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.” So he said to the paralyzed man, “Get up, take your mat and go home.” 7 Then the man got up and went home. 8 When the crowd saw this, they were filled with awe; and they praised God, who had given such authority to man.
OUR CALL ( proof coin vs. uncirculated )
This is to My Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, proving yourselves to be My disciples.
CHOSEN POSSESSION / ( earthquake warning )
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, to proclaim the virtues of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.
For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance as our way of life.
CONDUCT ( lightening rods )
Conduct yourselves with such honor among the Gentiles that, though they slander you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day He visits us.
REFLECT – not here for all we can grab…
…. higher purpose.
1 Corinthians 10:31
31 So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.