That professors of religion, who live like other men, give evidence that they have not been renewed. Parker.It is thus that his own sun works daily in the heavens: who dares look at the sun when he so shines as to fill the earth with all the beauty of summer? Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on Matthew 5:14-16. The positive injunction that Christians are to do all in their power TO SECURE THAT THEIR LIGHT SHALL SHINE AS BRIGHTLY AS POSSIBLE.1. It matters not though we be unseen, if but the light be clear; for then we are fulfilling the command.(W. D. Let Christ be all and in all. In analyzing that power there are three or four elements.I. )Christians must be receptive of lightS. (The Preachers' Monthly. M. II. The scandal is, not to see religion opposed by unbelievers, but that Christians dare not maintain their religion with zeal and proclaim it as their greatest honour and glory. Hence it appears that we ought frequently to contemplate the examples of good men, out of which there are so many and so great advantages to be drawn. Maclaren, D. D.)A good example a rebuke of evilA. And there are many who put such devices on the window, through which the light of their characters shines, that no beholder is ever moved to think of God. In the sixth chapter our Lord gives cautions. A great central storehouse of coal-gas is accumulated, and with that all the lamps are connected by a hidden system of pipes, so that each is supplied with the necessary quantity; and, as the result, we can thread our way through the intricate places of the city as easily, if not as safely, by night as by day. LCMS Sermons - James T. Batchelor Sermon on Matthew 2:1–12. Notes. Cussing. CHRISTIANS ARE THE BEARERS OF THIS LIGHT INTO ALL THE ENDS OF THE WORLD. Goode, M. A.of the world. The eye was not made any more for beauty in the outward world than a man's moral nature was made for beauty in the moral world. Were the light to go out from my inattention, in six months news would arrive from every part of the coast, that such ships and crews were lost through my neglect! so that we may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God, according to HIS power that is at work within us. It matters not though we be unseen, if but the light be clear; for then we are fulfilling the command.(W. )Christian example a converting agencyAnecdotes.When Lord Peterborough lodged for s, season with Fenelon, Archbishop of Cambray, he was so delighted with his piety and virtue, that he exclaimed at parting, "If I stay here any longer, I shall become a Christian in spite of myself."(Anecdotes. As a neighbour he must be accommodating.5. 5. But the principle guide in cases like these is not to be found so much in an external rule as in a spiritually enlightened discrimination, which feels instinctively when is the time for secrecy and when for publicity.How dangerous to our Christian modesty everything must be which takes off from the delicacy of our natural modesty. Your good works may be seen, and ought to be seen, but to God's glory, and not your own. As a member of society he must be blameless.2. Christ is the true Light that came into the world, and when we trusted Him as Saviour. He is the light and life of God filled our human spirit with His Own pure light, and God desires that all His children will grow into spiritual maturity. It is the light of Christianity that solves the deepest questions and answers the most anxious inquiries of mankind. Fraser, D. D., D. Fraser, D. D.(D. Fraser, D. D.)The figure of the house-lamp suggests domestic Christianity; that of the conspicuous city the more public and collective duty of Christians.(D. The Sermon On The Mount: Salt And Light. The holy and exemplary lives of Christians will be a sure means of recommending them to the favour and esteem, love and friendship, of unbelievers; and consequently a sure means of gaining opportunities of conversing familiarly with them, insinuating truth into them, and making them willing and easy to receive it.IV. M. Taylor.Do you ever pause to think out how it is that our streets are nightly lighted up? God is glorified by our repentance — faith — charity.(H. It is the light of Christianity that solves the deepest questions and answers the most anxious inquiries of mankind. It consecrates a man entirely to the service of light.giving.II. Slocombe. That is all you and I have to do — tend the light, and do not like cowards cover it up. Now, similarly, Christ is the hidden source and centre of the world's enlightenment; but Christians, united to Him by the spiritual tubing of faith, draw off from Him that influence by which they are enabled, each in his own place and in his own measure, to dispel some portion of the darkness by which they are surrounded.(W. Light is self-evident and consistent.3. Secrecy in good deeds is not absolute, but relative; not positive, and for its own sake, but in order to exhibit the vitiating effect of ostentation. Scripture Matthew 5 Sort Bible Verse. Beecher., Sir William Dawes, Bart. )Christ shines into the world through the lives of His peopleW. And yet He is pleased to say that our sins dishonour Him, and that our obedience glorifies Him. 2. IV. Dewstoe. WHY SHINE. I. Every man influences all about him, and receives influences from them, and if there be not more exports than imports, he is a poor creature at the mercy of circumstances.(A. Be consistent.4. But so soon as a man becomes connected with Christ and His Church, the light that is within him will be sure to make manifest his inconsistencies to all around.God, not self, the end of Christian exampleW. )Christians must be receptive of lightS. Good works are to be done for the glory of God, and not for our own glory. W. Let Christ be all and in all. The impressions which a Church makes on the moral consciousness of the community in which it byes is a fair test of its life and power.(H. It is impartial; it is universal. We use the expression, "I saw myself a sinner." A.)I. 3-10): III. , D. D. Christian example leads to the discovery of Christian sympathy, Christian example must be free from inconsistency, God, not self, the end of Christian example, Christ shines into the world through the lives of His people, Men more ready to shine socially than morally, Th,e light to reveal the work, not the worker, The purity of example the primary care of the Christian. That is all you and I have to do — tend the light, and do not like cowards cover it up. 1. It is the most successful method of illustrating truth and imparting instruction. how Godlike was their employ. Let the separate deeds be hidden, according to the precept of the sixth chapter; let the general design of goodness be known, according to the text. Slocombe. TO let our light shine is, undoubtedly, to make a Christian profession. Be modest in other things. The holy and exemplary lives of Christians will so powerfully represent to unbelievers the reasonableness and excellency of the Christian religion, as well as the usefulness and advantage of it, towards the present and future happiness and well-being of mankind, that they will be led to examine into the grounds of it. IV. The passage read to the end will remove the difficulty suggested. 5. By that discovery, to which we have been so long accustomed that we have ceased to reckon it wonderful. By so doing will engage them in some serious reflections upon the Christian religion.II. )Christians must be receptive of lightS. This Christian profession should be made in union with the Church of Christ. M. Punshon.I. (James Stewart. Show me the worker," the sun answers us with a rebuke of intolerable light.(Dr. Every man influences all about him, and receives influences from them, and if there be not more exports than imports, he is a poor creature at the mercy of circumstances.(A. 1. There has been great difficulty in the way of securing the division of the electric light. Every man has a light peculiar to himself.2. That is all you and I have to do — tend the light, and do not like cowards cover it up. M. That's not the way the Bible was written. J. Wilmot Buxton.)I. THE END with a view to which the exhibition takes place. Be consistent.4. In analyzing that power there are three or four elements. Goode, M. A.of the world. That they may glorify your Father which is in heaven.(D. THE FACT THAT THERE IS A LIGHT POSSESSED BY CHRISTIANS WHICH PECULIARLY BELONGS TO THEM. REMOVE A DIFFICULTY which may have arises from an apparent inconsistency between our text and the words of our Lord in a subsequent part of His discourse. I. I. CHRISTIAN PROFESSING. THEIR CHARACTER. That there is light in us at all makes it all the more important that we should keep ourselves pure. The holy and exemplary lives of Christians will so powerfully represent to unbelievers the reasonableness and excellency of the Christian religion, as well as the usefulness and advantage of it, towards the present and future happiness and well-being of mankind, that they will be led to examine into the grounds of it. Fraser, D. D.If he persists in this selfishness, his penalty is sure. The human mind was constructed so that every faculty in its organization tends to produce good qualities. That is all you and I have to do — tend the light, and do not like cowards cover it up. 3-10):III. But so soon as you put a light behind it you thereby reveal its filthiness to every beholder. Both of these substances are valuable and both are useful. The bad is something interposed between the original creative design and the execution. W. You may have a window all covered with dust, and spun over with the cobwebs of spiders, that have not been disturbed for years, and the passer-by, in the darkness, will take no note of its impurity. Making A Lasting Impact, Matthew 5 4. And since its dawn, even those bright things that were proposed as substitutes for it, this light has seized and made handmaids to it. (The Preachers' Monthly. H. That they may see your good works, not yourselves, but your actions. If the light which you let shine in your profession be the true light, there will be good works to be seen. Then our Lord goes on to explain what kind of a light it is to which He would compare His people — the light of a tamp kindled. 12 views. As a father he will have proper regard for the spiritual good of his children.6. Sermon on the Mount: Salt and Light – Matthew 5:13-16. Let our song be like that of the skylark, as he rises with dewy breast from his lowly earth-couch, singing as he soars, until, unseen in the deep blue above, he rains a shower of melody on the listening earth. The holy and exemplary lives of Christians will be a sure means of recommending them to the favour and esteem, love and friendship, of unbelievers; and consequently a sure means of gaining opportunities of conversing familiarly with them, insinuating truth into them, and making them willing and easy to receive it. And since its dawn, even those bright things that were proposed as substitutes for it, this light has seized and made handmaids to it. The world, though corrupt, is very sensible of what Christian practice ought to be.2. against ostentation in religion. This holy light possesses a peculiar character, which the light of mere science, literature, or secular knowledge has not and cannot have. The greatest praise we cam bestow upon a religion is to practise it. And since its dawn, even those bright things that were proposed as substitutes for it, this light has seized and made handmaids to it. This will be the result of Christian consistency. This Christian consistency requires nonconformity to the world, and the good works of an active Christian life.III. It is possible for good men to smother and shroud their light. Parker. CHRISTIAN INFLUENCE. The next thing to do with a lamp is to set it where it may be seen and give light.3. Positive.III. Knowledge.3. Now, similarly, Christ is the hidden source and centre of the world's enlightenment; but Christians, united to Him by the spiritual tubing of faith, draw off from Him that influence by which they are enabled, each in his own place and in his own measure, to dispel some portion of the darkness by which they are surrounded.(W. A. )LinksMatthew 5:16 NIVMatthew 5:16 NLTMatthew 5:16 ESVMatthew 5:16 NASBMatthew 5:16 KJVMatthew 5:16 Bible AppsMatthew 5:16 ParallelMatthew 5:16 Biblia ParalelaMatthew 5:16 Chinese BibleMatthew 5:16 French BibleMatthew 5:16 German BibleMatthew 5:16 CommentariesBible Hub, (2)As in their life and labour they exhibit Christ.II. Today we are going to be talking about two sections of the Sermon on the Mount. A. It was a dark world indeed when the light rose and streamed forth from Bethlehem (see Matthew 4:16; Luke 2:32; John 1:4, 5; 2 Corinthians 4:6). )Th,e light to reveal the work, not the workerDr. This Christian profession should be made in union with the Church of Christ.II. It is upon this state of facts that Christ ordained that men should carry their moral faculties up to the highest degree of excellence.IV. By that discovery, to which we have been so long accustomed that we have ceased to reckon it wonderful. The “Sermon on the Mount” found in the Gospel According to MATTHEW is our LORD’S teaching His own disciples how God wants them to live their lives in this world. All the glass in the optical instruments, whether they are intended for scientific purposes, or for ordinary use, should be free from dross.(S. )Spiritual modestyG. The first thing to be done with a lamp is to light it. M. Hughes, M. The lowest requirement of Christian consistency is the absence of every evil work — the least immorality vitiates the entire profession. He must shine: —. In the sermon on the mount, Jesus reveals what needs to be the character of those who follow Him, how that character will influence the world, and how it need play out in their lives. Be consistent.4. It is a demonstration of the practicability of religious life, as well as the truthfulness of Christianity, and the most successful method of removing objections to it. )Christians must be receptive of lightS. Let it not be so with us. WHY SHINE. A Divine work.2. Science and religion need not be divided.II. You may have a window all covered with dust, and spun over with the cobwebs of spiders, that have not been disturbed for years, and the passer-by, in the darkness, will take no note of its impurity. The success of the gospel was made to depend not on preaching, but upon living men. The eye was not made any more for beauty in the outward world than a man's moral nature was made for beauty in the moral world. It is the most successful method of illustrating truth and imparting instruction.II. Explanation and Commentary on Matthew 5:16 In the same way, that light should not be hidden but should light up the room, or city on a hill cannot be hidden, we are to let our light shine. A reproducer of this light.3. This implies that the true light has been kindled in us. John often contrasts believers with “the world”, that is, the wicked, the unbelieving world. The best style in writing is that which gives the thought with such transparency that the reader sees nothing else; and that is the noblest Christian character which shows the most of Christ. Taylor. A. All the glass in the optical instruments, whether they are intended for scientific purposes, or for ordinary use, should be free from dross.(S. 1. The holy and exemplary lives of Christians will so powerfully represent to unbelievers the reasonableness and excellency of the Christian religion, as well as the usefulness and advantage of it, towards the present and future happiness and well-being of mankind, that they will be led to examine into the grounds of it. MEN THE LIGHT-BEARERS. Maclaren, D. D.The lighthouse-keeper takes no pains that the ships tossing away out at sea may behold the beam that shines from his lamp, but all that he does is to feed and tend it. You cannot see them, but there are ships passing and repassing there to every point of the compass. This implies that the true light has been kindled in us. 3, 8, 12; Revelation 21:10). Must use their blessings for the good of others, their knowledge, holiness, and happiness.III. This holy light possesses a peculiar character, which the light of mere science, literature, or secular knowledge has not and cannot have. That religion, if it exists, cannot be concealed.II. The city is lit by lamps, and yet it is the gas that lightens it. The WORLD'S MORAL DARKNESS IMPLIED. D. Fraser.Persons who are not averse to make all the show they can in social life are wonderfully sensitive about any disclosure of spiritual conviction or feeling.(Dr. Maclaren, D. D. A good man or woman reveals the ugliness of evil by showing the beauty of holiness.(A. Light is derived, and therefore humble. Let our song be like that of the skylark, as he rises with dewy breast from his lowly earth-couch, singing as he soars, until, unseen in the deep blue above, he rains a shower of melody on the listening earth. There is a moral constitution by reason of which Christian qualities seem admirable to men. THE DUTY OF CHRISTIANS TO EXHIBIT THEIR LIGHT IN A GODLY CONVERSATION. It is a demonstration of the practicability of religious life, as well as the truthfulness of Christianity, and the most successful method of removing objections to it.III. Wythe.)I. Beneath the surface of all this beauty... we find lurking the most revolting immorality. These words proclaim the moral grandeur of His sentiments. We can bury the light of the Word under cowardly and indifferent silence.IV. John Piper Feb 2, 1986 1.1K Shares Sermon. Maclaren, D. D.)No light apart from ChristA. 3. The REWARDS of a right discharge of our duties as true disciples. "See your good works."III. The reproof of ostentation does not apply when the motive is already good. These were " burning and shining lights " in the darkness; these displayed the glory of the Saviour's love and power to save, in the very midst of Satan's empire.(F. The bad is something interposed between the original creative design and the execution. A prism, analyrically solving this moral light, and exhibiting its beauties of colour.(S. )Spiritual modestyG. That where it is not manifest in the life, it does not exist.III. These rules will aid spiritual modesty.(G. The holy and exemplary lives of Christians will naturally attract the eyes of unbelievers. Parker.It is thus that his own sun works daily in the heavens: who dares look at the sun when he so shines as to fill the earth with all the beauty of summer? The world is dead, Christianity its salt. Not only the honour but the progress of religion depend upon your examples. The Beatitudes - He said: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. )LinksMatthew 5:16 NIVMatthew 5:16 NLTMatthew 5:16 ESVMatthew 5:16 NASBMatthew 5:16 KJVMatthew 5:16 Bible AppsMatthew 5:16 ParallelMatthew 5:16 Biblia ParalelaMatthew 5:16 Chinese BibleMatthew 5:16 French BibleMatthew 5:16 German BibleMatthew 5:16 CommentariesBible Hub. We should learn in them to see our own faults, and to mend them. The scandal is, not to see religion opposed by unbelievers, but that Christians dare not maintain their religion with zeal and proclaim it as their greatest honour and glory.4. TO let our light shine is, undoubtedly, to make a Christian profession. II. The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. Three things are necessary to render a work good. Their song, like that of the cuckoo, is a constant repetition of their own name, and the listener is wearied with its iteration. "And glorify your Father which is in Heaven." It's what we know as a paragraph. So we may feast our eyes upon a paradise of flowers, and get much of heaven out of it, but the moment we venture to say, "Who did this — where is he? Parker.It is thus that his own sun works daily in the heavens: who dares look at the sun when he so shines as to fill the earth with all the beauty of summer? Matthew 5:16. Fraser, D. D., D. Fraser, D. D.(D. Fraser, D. D.)The figure of the house-lamp suggests domestic Christianity; that of the conspicuous city the more public and collective duty of Christians.(D. Slocombe.1. THEIR DUTY. )Christians the light of the worldD. The holy and exemplary lives of Christians will be a sure means of recommending them to the favour and esteem, love and friendship, of unbelievers; and consequently a sure means of gaining opportunities of conversing familiarly with them, insinuating truth into them, and making them willing and easy to receive it.IV. The bad is something interposed between the original creative design and the execution. It matters not though we be unseen, if but the light be clear; for then we are fulfilling the command.(W. "Glorify your Father which is in heaven.". I feel every night as I look at my burner as if all the eyes of all the sailors of the world were looking at my lights, and watching me!" Feb 2, 1986. That where it is not manifest in the life, it does not exist.III. By so doing will engage them in some serious reflections upon the Christian religion.II. There must be nothing to mar the brilliancy of the light. Taylor. And so the text seems to offer the antidote to its own difficulty. )Example is the source of the Christian's most powerful influence on the world. Our mission is to enlighten the sphere in which we are placed, etc.(Dr. All the glass in the optical instruments, whether they are intended for scientific purposes, or for ordinary use, should be free from dross.(S. There is a right way of shedding light.3. So in us there should be nothing of evil to draw away men's eyes from the light and fix them upon our imperfections. That to attempt to conceal or hide our light is to betray our trust, and hinder the cause of piety, and render our lives useless.V. As a master his Christian character must shine.8. THE FACT THAT THERE IS A LIGHT POSSESSED BY CHRISTIANS WHICH PECULIARLY BELONGS TO THEM. III. )Christians the lightW. You cannot see them, but there are ships passing and repassing there to every point of the compass. When I was a lad, in my native town, I knew a painter there whose favourite works were all portraits of himself, taken in different costumes; and one of England's most famous poets produced a series of writings, in which his moody, misanthropic self was ever the central figure. The passage read to the end will remove the difficulty suggested. All others are in darkness. In the same way the evil deeds of open and avowed unbelievers are taken no notice of by the world, for there is no light behind them. In the same way the evil deeds of open and avowed unbelievers are taken no notice of by the world, for there is no light behind them. We turn our eyes up to him and he rebukes us with darts of fire; he says, "Look down, not up: look at the works, not the worker." There must be a proper control of the temper. All others are in darkness. II. The human mind was constructed so that every faculty in its organization tends to produce good qualities. Fraser. Matthew 5:16. J. Wilmot Buxton., Dr. A. Barnes.1. Secrecy in good deeds is not absolute, but relative; not positive, and for its own sake, but in order to exhibit the vitiating effect of ostentation.2. This implies that the true light has been kindled in us. 6. M. John Piper Jan 26, 1986 340 Shares Sermon. Slocombe. J. )God glorified by our good worksH. Curling, M. This sermon explains how we make a lasting impact on our communities by being salt and light. It is with borrowed rays that the Christian at any time illuminates others.II. Now, similarly, Christ is the hidden source and centre of the world's enlightenment; but Christians, united to Him by the spiritual tubing of faith, draw off from Him that influence by which they are enabled, each in his own place and in his own measure, to dispel some portion of the darkness by which they are surrounded.(W. He said: “ Ye are the light of the world. Must use their blessings for the good of others, their knowledge, holiness, and happiness.III. It was Michael Angelo who, according to the beautiful illustration of a Boston preacher, placed his candle so in his pasteboard cap that his own shadow might not fall upon his work. "Glorify your Father which is in heaven."(W. These rules will aid spiritual modesty.(G. THE PRIMARY AND SECONDARY PURPOSE OF THE CHRISTIAN LIFE.1. A reproducer of this light.3. So in us there should be nothing of evil to draw away men's eyes from the light and fix them upon our imperfections. Look at the negative side of this injunction, which requires that we REMOVE EVERYTHING WHICH TENDS TO HIDE OR OBSCURE THE LIGHT.1. Cooper. As a member of the Church of Christ he must show good will.4. There is a moral constitution by reason of which Christian qualities seem admirable to men. Men oppose light and yet light is pleasant to them. Incarnation Christ was the light, and ought to be seen would unavailable. Good example a rebuke of evilA flowers of the world is chilling.... 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