SERMON EXCERPT - Sunday 10th March 2024

SERMON EXCERPT: 10th March 2024

TOPIC: Ye are light

TEXT: Ephesians 5:8-9

PREACHER: Mrs Anne Ochei

Who is a woman?

* A woman is a special being 

* ⁠A woman is a person who is full of confidence.

* ⁠A woman is a stronghold of every household 

* ⁠A woman is a removal of pain 

* ⁠A woman is called a personal messenger 

* ⁠A woman is the husband's best friend, and the child only love 

To be conformed means to be similar in form or time.

To comply means to comply with rules, standards or laws.

To conform means to change from one theme into another theme. 

Do not be conformed as a Christian mother, but be yea conformed to the Lord's standard. The Ten Commandments in the Old Testament have their standards and rules for us to follow. 

Wherever you find yourself, don't conform to the world's standard. You are supposed to be light in darkness. 

In whatever circumstances you find yourself in, do not compromise negatively. Be of the way of our Lord Jesus Christ because He is the light. Light distils itself from the darkness.

  • Light brings life; darkness brings death
  • ⁠Light brings strength; darkness brings weakness 
  • Light brings laughter, darkness brings sadness. 

Light does not come to an ordinary man or woman. It comes to one that has accepted Jesus to be His personal Lord and saviour. 

Who are you?

  • Are you a light at home?
  • Are you a light at your place of business?
  • Are you a light in your office?

When life's journey is over, you will know where you will find yourself. Choose to be light, daughter of Zion, be light. 

Who are you in your home? Are you a Jezebel?

Train your children in the way of the Lord to be submissive to your husband. You are to respect that man you called your husband.

Expectations of being a light

  1. Unity. Are you that man or woman that unites? 
  2. ⁠Be peaceful because our God is peaceful.
  3. ⁠Encourage. When people bring their issues to you, be of encouragement 
  4. Forgiveness. Forgive as our Lord Jesus Christ forgives us
  5. ⁠Show love. Show love to everyone: your family, extended family, and neighbours. 

Golden rule: Treat others the way we want others to treat us.

Women, be careful and be light in your home. Light attracts; it makes people come close to you. Bring light and stand in the way of light. Being a light, you must be trustworthy. 

In conclusion, ignite your light daily by doing the following.

  1. Read your Bible regularly 
  2. ⁠Always fellowship with brethren; come to Bible study, and make yourself available.
  3. ⁠Study the word of God faithfully with understanding.
  4. ⁠Believe and proclaim God's word.
  5. ⁠Evaluate your life daily.
  6. ⁠Put the word of God into action daily.
  7. ⁠Work in the light of God daily. Psalm 27:1 
  8. ⁠Follow Jesus because He is the light of the world. John 8:12
  9. ⁠Put on the armour of light and run away from any sinful act.
  10. ⁠Evaluate your life and be blameless. James 1:26-27 

Math 5:16, Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your father in Heaven.