Light

Related: Love   The Light. A vast and important subject in scripture is that of light. The word has two primary meanings. First, 'light' can refer to a character or state of absolute moral purity. We read that "God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all" (1 John 1:5). Light is the character of God's own nature. He is perfectly pure. Furthermore, all of God's associations are pure, and therefore He is unapproachable by man in the […]
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John 1 – 2

Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk   Introduction to the Person of the Son John 1 – 2   John 1 – 2. These two chapters form the introduction to the Gospel of John. They introduce us to the Person of Christ. We are given a number of essential truths concerning His Person, a dispensational outline relating to Himself as the center of God’s purposes, and finally the sentence of judgment on failed Judaism in light of His coming. In the […]

Ephesians 4:17 – 5:21

Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk   2nd Sphere: Walking Worthy as a Christian Testimony in the World Ephesians 4:17 – 5:21   2nd Sphere. Having discussed the subject of walking worthy in the assembly sphere, Paul next exhorts us to walk worth as a Christian testimony in the world. This consists of a series of arguments as to why we should walk worthy in this sphere of life. Not only should the one body be evident in the earth (collectively), but a new order of manhood should be evident as well […]

Matthew 5:13-16

Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk   Salt and Light: The Twofold Influence of Believers on the World Matthew 5:13-16   Salt and Light. These two metaphors are used to summarize the twofold influence that the subjects of the kingdom can have in this world. They are also a summary of the effect of the beatitudes (vv.1-12). Salt – speaks of the preserving influence of a righteous life. Up until the 20th century and before the invention of refrigeration, salt was used as a preservative. It was useful in preserving […]

John 8

Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk   An Adulterous Woman: Jesus as Light of the World Rejected by Israel John 8   John 8. In a certain sense, John 7 and 8 really go together as they are both the Lord’s words in the temple at the Feast of Tabernacles. However, the best expositors agree that John 7 concludes the first portion of the book; which is the presentation of the Son of God to man as the solution where Judaism – the greatest of earthly religions […]

John 9

Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk   Healing a Blind Man: Jesus as Light of the World Awakens a Remnant John 9   Man rejects the Light, God sovereignly works the New Birth. In John 8 we saw the Light (Jesus) “appearing in the darkness, and the darkness apprehending it not.” By the end of John 8, the religious leaders have heard His declaration “I AM” and have taken up stones to kill Him. “He came to his own, and his own received him not.” But in […]

John 12

Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk   Entry Into Jerusalem: Christ as Blesser of the Millennial Earth John 12   John 12. In this chapter, we have the closing events of the Lord’s public ministry. We find Him at one time in close fellowship with His loved ones, and at another time speaking publicly to Jews and Gentiles. We have, in a certain way, a final offer to accept Jesus as Messiah, and to believe on Him as the Sent one of the Father. It […]

2 Corinthians 4

Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk   Christian Reflection: A Treasure in Earthen Vessels 2 Corinthians 4   2 Corinthians 4. In ch.3 we learned that the Spirit of God is forming Christ in the believer, by occupying us with His glory. In ch.4 we find that the glory of God has beamed into our hearts for the purpose of shining back out again. The subject of the chapter is Christ flowing out from ourselves to the world, and the things that might hinder or […]