This is the PowerPoint file of an excellent lesson delivered by brother Clay Thornton- a must read and consider!
Life is full of choices, but they all typically boil down to this: whom will you serve? Rom.6:16-18 makes a similar comparison of choices. But if the choice of whom we will serve is too complicated or difficult, God helps us by clarifying the choice based on rewards. Specifically, the rewards of each choice- heaven for choosing God, or hell for choosing Satan, self and sin, or anything and everything else, have clearly contrasted benefits. Let’s spend a few minutes considering these choices.
Willie Nelson is quoted as saying, “Don’t come to me for wisdom. Come to me for experience.” This sounds like sage advice- at least on the surface. It perhaps even sounds somewhat “deep.” And it may indeed be both of those things, but what is he really saying? If I understanding his meaning, he’s saying that he has no wisdom to impart, but he has plenty of experiences to share.
With this ninth lesson in the series, we begin a new facet of it by considering Jesus' "I am" statements in the gospel of John. In this sermon, we seek to better understand exactly how and why Jesus is "the light"- and what this should mean to us.