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Patterns of Light (3 of 4)

Sermon Series: Patterns of Light | Advent 2017
Sermon Title: The Community of Light
Scripture Reading: Isaiah 60:1-3; Matthew 5:13-16; Ephesians 5:8; 1 Peter 2:9

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The light of Christ comes not only to drive out the darkness in our souls, but also to illuminate and empower God’s gathered people, the church. Christ wants to draw the world to himself through the light-bearing work of his faithful followers. In The Community of Light (3 of 4), Pastor David invites us to consider how Jesus envisioned his church as the light of the world, and how local churches, including Grantham Church, are called to be a home and a beacon for the dawning of the light. 

Worship Resources:
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December 17 bulletin
small group discussion questions

Patterns of Light (1 of 4)

Sermon Series: Patterns of Light | Advent 2017
Sermon Title: The Coming of Light
Scripture Reading: Genesis 1:3-4; Isaiah 9:2; John 1:1-14; 2 Corinthians 4:6

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According to the Bible, God’s first act of creation was light bursting forth in the darkness. And when God separated light from darkness, this wasn’t just a way of describing what happened in the physical world. It also said something about the cosmic struggle between good and evil—a central motif in the New Testament. In The Coming of Light (1 of 4), Pastor David invites us to see the advent of Jesus as the dawning of new creation, where the life of Christ becomes a light to all humanity.

Worship Resources:
sermon slides
sermon video (mp4)
December 3 bulletin
small group discussion questions