Columbia Community Bible Church

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God’s Promise of Light to Save Others

Scripture References
All Scriptures NIV unless otherwise noted.

Jesus is God’s Promised Light to Save Others

Isa. 9:2 “The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.”

2 Tim. 1:9b-10 “This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.”

Heb. 1:3 “… the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by His powerful word.”

We Are God’s Promise of Light to Save Others

Isa. 49:6 “I will also make you [Israel] a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring My salvation to the ends of the earth.”

Isa. 42:6-7 “I, the Lord, have called you [Israel] in righteousness; I will take hold of your hand. I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people and a light for the Gentiles, to open eyes that are blind, to free captives from prison and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness.”

Jn. 12:36, “Put your trust in the light while you have it, so that you may become sons of light.”

Mt. 5:14 “… ‘You are the light of the world.’ ”

Eph. 5:8 “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord.”

2 Pet. 1:4 “Through these (… grace and peace …) He has given us His very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.”

Mt. 5:16, NASB “Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.”

Jn. 5:35 “John was a lamp that burned and gave light, and you chose for a time to enjoy his light.”

Lk. 2:28-32 “Simeon took Him [Jesus] in His arms and praised God, saying: ‘Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you now dismiss your servant in peace. For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the sight of all people, a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel.’ ”

Acts 13:46-47 “Then Paul and Barnabas answered them boldly: ‘We had to speak the word of God to you first. Since you reject it and do not consider yourselves worthy of eternal life, we now turn to the Gentiles. For this is what the Lord has commanded us: ‘I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.' ”

Acts 26:16b-18 “ ‘I [Jesus] have appeared to you to appoint you as a servant and as a witness of what you have seen of Me and what I will show you. I will rescue you from your own people and from the Gentiles. I am sending you to them to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.' ”

Eph. 5:8b-9 “Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) …”

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