Monthly Archives: April 2018


Light Confronts the Darkness-Introduction

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Light Confronts the Darkness-Introduction

In this series we will be looking at the following principles and applicable verses regarding the Light Confronting Darkness. We will be looking at each Bible passage in context.

Light Confronts the Darkness
Ephesians 5:11-12
Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of the things that they do in secret.

Shining Stars Expose Darkness
Philippians 2:15
That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;

Speak the Truth in Love
Ephesians 4:15
Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ Continue reading “Light Confronts the Darkness-Introduction” »


Confront the Darkness-Summary

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Light Confronts the Darkness-Summary

The following is a summary of recent articles regarding the concept of Light Confronts the Darkness.

Light Confronts the Darkness
Ephesians 5:11-12
Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of the things that they do in secret.

Christians are called to expose darkness, not accommodate it. There are many ways to do it. One of them is for Christians to reflect Jesus.

Shining Stars Expose Darkness
Philippians 2:15
That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;

Stars should bring light into darkness. Stars should expose darkness. If we are walking in the character of Jesus our life will expose darkness. Thus Jesus is our example. At times Jesus spoke truth to confront darkness. Continue reading “Confront the Darkness-Summary” »


Lamp Under a Basket 1

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Lamp Under a Basket

In the last few articles we have been talking about Light Confronts Darkness, Christians Should Shine Like Stars in the Sky, and Speaking the Truth in Love. In this article we are going to talk on letting your light shine. A light under a basket does not shine. There are things we should do and say that reflect the character of God. We should point people to Jesus and His Word.

Matthew 5:14-16
14 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” Continue reading “Lamp Under a Basket” »


Speak the Truth in Love

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Speak the Truth in Love

In our last article we talked about that we are shining stars and that shining stars overcome darkness. We also took a quick look at the concept of speaking truth in love. We mentioned that it does not mean to never confront darkness. In this article we will explore more the concept of shining stars and the concept of speaking the truth in love.

Philippians 2:15
That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;
Continue reading “Speak the Truth in Love” »


Radical Islam and Fear-What Could Come from It? 1

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Radical Islam and Fear-What Could Come from It?

Something to Think About-Something to Consider
I acknowledge this long. BUT it is worth the read. If you want to cheat, go towards the bottom of the page. It is the most critical part!

Fear of radical Islamist Terrorists
I think most people would agree that regardless of religious beliefs, even many Muslims, there is a fear of radical Islamist terrorists. A justifiable fear. If there is any person reading this that does not have a fear of radical Islamist terrorists that creates some fear in me. How can anyone support they have done, are doing, and will do?

Okay if I have not lost you yet, keep reading. Continue reading “Radical Islam and Fear-What Could Come from It?” »


Shining Stars Expose Darkness

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Shining Stars Expose Darkness

In our last article we stated that Light Exposes Darkness. We showed that the Bible makes it clear that we are to expose darkness. It also makes it clear that we are to confront darkness. It also makes it clear that we are to be Shining Lights. It actually gets very specific about us being shining lights.
Philippians 2:15
That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;
Continue reading “Shining Stars Expose Darkness” »


Light Confronts Darkness

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Light Confronts Darkness

Has anybody ever been in a dark room trying to see? Or maybe in a cave with no light? Most of us have driven when it is totally dark outside. In these situations do we embrace the darkness? Do we try to appease the darkness? Do we say to the darkness, “It’s okay that you are stopping me from seeing”? Of course not! When we enter a realm of darkness we CONFRONT the darkness. We expose it with light. We don’t use a flicker of light. We use a flashlight, a lantern, headlights, maybe even a large spotlight. We do not apologize to the light. Continue reading “Light Confronts Darkness” »