In The Fellowship Of Light
Audio
Delivered By
Phillip Rainwater
Delivered On
April 8, 2018
Central Passage
I John 1:3-12
Subject
PM Sermon
Description

INTRODUCTION:

            A.          Men are social beings and seek fellowship

            B.          Greek terms:

                          1.         “Koi-no-nee-ahn” = “Fellowship; partnership; communion; aid; relief; contribution to aid”; Acts 2:42; 4:32

                          2.         “Sko-tee-ah” = “Darkness; privacy; moral or spiritual darkness”; I John 1:5-6

                                      a.         Sinners are called out of darkness; I Peter 2:9

                                      b.         Paul wrote; Ephesians 5:8

                          3.         “Phos” = “Light; broad day; radiance; blaze of light; illumination; a source of spiritual light or brightness”; Philippians 2:15

            C.        Christians are called into fellowship with true and pure light; I John 1:3

 

I.          RELATION OF GOD TO LIGHT AND DARKNESS:  I John 1:5

            A.         Paul told the brethren; II Corinthians 6:14-17

            B.         God has no part with sin; Christians are delivered out of darkness; Colossians 1:13

                         1.        Delivered from sin; Romans 6:6

                         2.        Separated from darkness; II Corinthians 6:17-18

 

II.        THE CHRISTIAN PRIVILEGE:  I John 1:3

            A.        Partners in the Light; II Corinthians 4:6

            B.        “Ye are the light”; Matthew 5:14-16

            C.         A great privilege to walk in God’s light; I John 1:7

 

III.       CHRISTIAN RESPONSIBILITY AS LIGHT:  Matthew 5:16

           A.          To cast off the works of darkness; I Thessalonians 5:4-9

           B.          To make a difference as a unique people; I Peter 2:9

           C.          To shine forth with the glory of God; Philippians 2:15

 

CONCLUSION:

           A.           The greatest fellowship (partnership) of all; I John 1:3

           B.           A partnership designed to call the world out of darkness into God’s light

                         1.         God has done His part; John 3:16

                         2.         Jesus mission; “Seek and save”; Luke 19:10

           C.        Christians are to follow His example; Matthew 28:18-20