The Force Awakens
John 3:19-21 NLT
God’s light came into the world, but people loved the darkness more than the light, for their actions were evil.All who do evil hate the light and refuse to go near it for fear their sins will be exposed. But those who do what is right come to the light so others can see that they are doing what God wants.
Deuteronomy 30:19 NIV
This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now CHOOSE LIFE!
2 Corinthians 4:4,6 NLT
Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God… For God, who said, “Let there be light in the darkness,” has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ.
1 Thessalonians 5:5-6 NIV
You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness. So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be awake and sober.
Ephesians 1:7-9 NLT
Don’t participate in the things these people do. For once you were full of darkness, but now you have light from the Lord. SO LIVE AS PEOPLE OF LIGHT! For this light within you produces only what is good and right and true.
Colossians 1:13-14 NLT
He has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son, who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins.
We change KINGDOMS by embracing a different KING.
People of Light
- People of Light REJECT the way of the world.
Matthew 16:24-26 NLT
Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross, and follow me.If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake, you will save it. And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul?
People of Light
- People of Light EMBRACE the Way of Jesus.
Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
The degree we are shocked when God’s light shines on an area reveals the degree of darkness we were living in that area.