Light & Life in Christ (Lesson 2 of 10)

Laborer Training School 2018

Our ONE qualification for ministry: God → His Light & Life in us

God’s Light/Revelation → leads to → God’s Life 

  • Genesis 1: Light – days 1, 4 (1:3-5, 14-19)Life – days 5-6 (1:20-31)
  • John 1:4 – “that life was the light”
  • Num. 21:4-9 (with John 3:14-15) – “look at it and live,” (v. 8)
  • 2 Kings 2:7-14 – “if you see me…it will be yours—otherwise, it will not.” (v. 10)
  • 2 Peter 1:5-9 – “whoever does not have them is nearsighted and blind,” (v. 9)
  • Ephesians – 1:17-23 → “God…seated us” (2:6) → “walk” (4:1) → “stand” (6:10) 
  • Matt. 16:13-20 – Peter’s revelation → Peter’s ministry
  • Romans 6:1-3 – “Or don’t you know…?” (v. 3)

“In your light do we see light” (Psalm 36:9)

  • Gen. 1:14-19 – Greater and Lesser Light
  • Rev 1 – Jesus = light; church = lampstand 
  • Matt 11:25-30; 16:17; John 3:27 – true revelation is always from God
  • Gen. 3:5-7, 21-22 – eyes opened apart from God’s revelation → death

God gives light through: (1) Holy Spirit, (2) His Word/Scripture

  • Gen. 1:2-3 – “the Spirit of God was hovering…And God said…”
  • Lev. 11:36-37; Matt 3:13-4:11; Acts 8:29-35; 15:8-28; Heb 2:3-4; 2 Pet. 1:16-21
    • God’s Word – Psalm 19:7; 119:130
    • God’s Spirit – John 16:13; 1 Cor 2; 1 John 2:26

God uses others to reveal light (as they agree with Spirit + Word)

  • Rev 2-3 – “let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches”
  • Acts 18:24-28; Eph. 4:11  – teachers
  • Matt. 28:20; Acts 6:4; 8:29-35; 1 Tim. 5:17; Heb. 13:7 – leaders
  • Acts 9:4-6, 10-19; 2 Pet. 2:16 (see Num. 22)  – simple “disciples,” even a donkey 
  • Deut. 18:21-22; 13:1-5; Acts 17:10-11; Gal. 1:6-10; 1 John 4:1 – we must test teachers according to God’s Word and Spirit

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