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  1. Letting our Light Shine “In Deed” Matt. 5:13-16/ Col. 3:17

  2. Letting our light shine “In deed” • Matthew 5:13-16 • Believers are salt and light • Your impact and influence on others ought not be suppressed • Let your light shine in such a way that men will see your good works and glorify God! • Colossians 3:17 • Everything we do has the potential to glorify God!

  3. Letting our light shine “In deed” • How might we allow our light shine thru the deeds in which we do? We will observe some practical applications under these sub-headings… • Obedience • Righteousness • Hospitality • Love

  4. Letting our light shine - Obedience • John 8:12 Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, "I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” • Genesis 6:22 Thus Noah did; according to all that God commanded him, so he did. • Acts 26:15-19, The apostle Paul was obedient. • Philippians 2:5-11, We are to have the attitude of humility and obedience.

  5. Letting our light shine - Obedience • Daniel 9:10 “We have not obeyed the voice of the Lord our God, to walk in His laws, which He set before us by His servants the prophets.” • Psalm 119:35 “Make me walk in the path of Your commandments, For I delight in it.” • Psalm 143:10 “Teach me to do Your will, For You are my God; Your Spirit is good. Lead me in the land of uprightness.” • Acts 17:11 “These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures dailyto find out whether these things were so.” • 2 Corinthians 10:5 “casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ”

  6. Letting our light shine - Righteousness G1343 δικαιοσύνη dikaiosunē Thayer Definition: 1) in a broad sense: state of him who is as he ought to be, righteousness, the condition acceptable to God 1a) the doctrine concerning the way in which man may attain a state approved of God 1b) integrity, virtue, purity of life, rightness, correctness of thinking feeling, and acting 2) in a narrower sense, justice or the virtue which gives each his due Part of Speech: noun feminine A Related Word by Thayer’s/Strong’s Number: from G1342 Citing in TDNT: 2:192, 168 - Thayer

  7. Letting our light shine - Righteousness • Ephesians 5:8-13, Walk in light • 1Timothy 6:11 “But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness. • 2Timothy 2:22 “Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.”

  8. Letting our light shine - Righteousness • Matthew 5:19 “Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.” • John 3:21 “But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.” • 1John 2:29 “If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone who practices righteousness is born of Him.” • 1John 3:7 “Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous.”

  9. Letting our light shine - Hospitality • Romans 12:9-13, Be given to hospitality

  10. Letting our light shine - Hospitality G5381 φιλονεξία philonexia Thayer Definition: 1) love to strangers, hospitality Part of Speech: noun feminine A Related Word by Thayer’s/Strong’s Number: from G5382 Citing in TDNT: 5:1,* -Thayer

  11. Letting our light shine - Hospitality • Romans 12:9-13, Be given to hospitality • 1Peter 4:7-10, Be hospitable toward one another • Hebrews 13:2 “Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels.” (NKJV) • Genesis 18

  12. Letting our light shine - Hospitality • 1 Timothy 5:10 “Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints' feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work.” (KJV) • 1 Timothy 5:10 “well reported for good works: if she has brought up children, if she has lodged strangers, if she has washed the saints' feet, if she has relieved the afflicted, if she has diligently followed every good work.” (NKJV) • 1 Timothy 5:10 “well reported of for good works; if she hath brought up children, if she hath used hospitality to strangers, if she hath washed the saints' feet, if she hath relieved the afflicted, if she hath diligently followed every good work.” (ASV) • 1 Timothy 5:10 “and having a reputation for good works: if she has brought up children, has shown hospitality, has washed the feet of the saints, has cared for the afflicted, and has devoted herself to every good work.” (ESV)

  13. Letting our light shine - Hospitality • James 2:1-9, Don’t be partial with hospitality! • 1Timothy 3:2 “A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, of good behavior, hospitable, able to teach;” (NKJV) • Titus 1:8 “but hospitable, a lover of what is good, sober-minded, just, holy, self-controlled” (NKJV)

  14. Letting our light shine – Love • John 14:15 "If you love Me, keep My commandments.” (NKJV) • Romans 12:10-11, Be kindly affectionate. • 1Corinthians 13:4-7, The greatest gift!

  15. Letting our light shine “In deed” • Matthew 5:13-16 • Believers are salt and light • Your impact and influence on others ought not be suppressed • Let your light shine in such a way that men will see your good works and glorify God! • Colossians 3:17 • Everything we do has the potential to glorify God!

  16. Letting our light shine “In deed” • Let us be determined to leave here today a better people with regard to exemplifying… • Obedience • Righteousness • Hospitality • Love • Matthew 5:16 “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”(NKJV)