Maclaren, D. D. A good man or woman reveals the ugliness of evil by showing the beauty of holiness.(A. The QUALIFICATIONS needed by Christ's disciples for a right discharge of the duties of their position and calling (vers. Fraser, D. D.)Wanted, much wanted, bright ChristiansD. Men are affected by what they see.(W. As a father he will have proper regard for the spiritual good of his children.6. A. 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. how Godlike was their employ. As day shines over city, village, plain, and hill, over land and over sea, so would Christ, the Day, shine over all the world, bringing life and hope and salvation everywhere. Maclaren, D. D.ou. As a member of the Church of Christ he must show good will.4. )Christians must be receptive of lightS. There is a right way of shedding light. The Preachers' Monthly., James Stewart., Christian Age. 2. A. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.” Explanation and Commentary on Matt 5:14. All others are in darkness. Consider the LIGHTING.1. Cut the current and the electric light dies, slacken the engine and the electric are becomes dim, quicken it and it burns bright.(A. Goode, M. A.of the world. W. In the sixth chapter our Lord gives cautions. )Christ shines into the world through the lives of His peopleW. This rule may serve for some external direction in this perplexed case. The true disciple's POSITION and calling. Be modest in other things. It may appear from this that secrecy is necessary to prayer and almsgiving; but that it is not the lesson inculcated, is evident from the tenor of Scripture. That is all you and I have to do — tend the light, and do not like cowards cover it up. )Christian example an argument of weightAnecdotes., W. S. Dewstoe.A young minister, when about to be ordained, stated that at one period of his life he was nearly an infidel. Many people claim the name of Christ, but how many shine brightly in the world? 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 nothing to mar the brilliancy of the light. Look at the primitive Schwartz, at the devoted Brainerd, at the zealous Corrie, and many others; Oh! The passage read to the end will remove the difficulty suggested. M. THE FACT THAT THERE IS A LIGHT POSSESSED BY CHRISTIANS WHICH PECULIARLY BELONGS TO THEM. And it gives light to all who are in the house. That they may glorify your Father which is in heaven.(D. 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. THE WORLD THE SPHERE. His calling is from the elevated position he occupies, to shed light upon the whole world.II. Be The Light Shirt Matthew 5 14 Tshirt, Christian Shirt, Bible Scripture, Inspirational Tee, Matthew 5:14 ,faith T-Shirts Gift Men Women MichaelGiftEveryday. Not to be seen of men. M. (1)It must be done under the influence of faith in Christ. The silver reflectors are burnished to the brightest purity, and every funnel and glass are absolutely without a spot. As a subject he must be orderly.3. Habitual holiness is required. The Christian's place and functions.III. Slocombe.Our measure of light will depend greatly upon the clearness and sensibility of our spiritual perceptive and receptive capacities. Keywords. A. )Christian ConsistencyW. 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. Because Christ has put light into His people, he does not intend it to be hid.II. It matters not though we be unseen, if but the light be clear; for then we are fulfilling the command.(W. CHRISTIAN INFLUENCE. , D. D.I. Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.”. By that discovery, to which we have been so long accustomed that we have ceased to reckon it wonderful. Maclaren, D. D.)If you are not warming the world, the world is chilling yA. J. Wilmot Buxton., Dr. A. Barnes.1. He is … III. , D. D.)Christian example leads to the discovery of Christian sympathyWhen the English minstrel went to seek for his master of the Lion Heart, he played everywhere the monarch's favourite tune, and was at length rewarded by hearing its notes sent feebly back to him from the prison wherein Richard was confined. Knowledge.3. Matthew 5:14 Context. W. Wythe.1. His calling is from the elevated position he occupies, to shed light upon the whole world.II. Moberley, D. C. L.)Lustrous ChristiansW. )LinksMatthew 5:14 NIVMatthew 5:14 NLTMatthew 5:14 ESVMatthew 5:14 NASBMatthew 5:14 KJVMatthew 5:14 Bible AppsMatthew 5:14 ParallelMatthew 5:14 Biblia ParalelaMatthew 5:14 Chinese BibleMatthew 5:14 French BibleMatthew 5:14 German BibleMatthew 5:14 CommentariesBible Hub. M. Taylor.Do you ever pause to think out how it is that our streets are nightly lighted up? )A good life the great means of glorifying GodW. This rule may serve for some external direction in this perplexed case. "God is the eternal fountain of all honour and glory, therefore, strictly speaking, cannot be dishonoured; He cannot but be glorified, because to be Himself is to be-infinitely glorious. H. Beecher.)I. 1. God is glorified by our repentance — faith — charity.(H. Its unmistakeable there. The light that is in him will wax dim and incur great risk of going out, because it is shut up, and not set to burn on the lamp-stand,where the fresh air may reach and feed the flame.(D. 1. A. "See your good works."III. A reproducer of this light.3. It is not enough to be Christians only to ourselves, we must be so before God and men. J. Wilmot Buxton.)I. As a neighbour he must be accommodating.5. A. Moberley, D. C. L.What are the limits of lawful showing of our deeds, so that we may not break the law which bids us be secret?1. As a member of society he must be blameless.2. Be consistent.4. The world is “in the dark” about God, but Christians “turn on the lights”. Fear; Birth; Darkness; Twins; Enlightenment; There … It attracts attention.IV. It is part of the Sermon on the Mount, and is one of a series … But so soon as you put a light behind it you thereby reveal its filthiness to every beholder. Taylor. It is the most successful method of reproving wrong-doing.V. That they may glorify your Father which is in heaven. (2)From love to God(3)with a view to His glory.2. This implies that the true light has been kindled in us. Jesus knew all the attainments of the earth, and He could appreciate their excellency and beauty too;... but nothing of all this could east light on the deepest problems that agitate the human heart — what must I do to be saved? If you are not warming the world, the world is freezing you. The city is lit by lamps, and yet it is the gas that lightens it. Modestly but yet bravely carry out your Christianity, and men will see it. )Christ shines into the world through the lives of His peopleW. Three things are necessary to render a work good. The beatitudes were all about the character qualities we’ll possess as we are conformed to the image of Jesus. 3-10):III. In looking at a painted window, we think more of the artist and his picture than of the light. It is not our mere words, but also our works. Science and religion need not be divided. A reflector of spiritual light.2. The Church's responsibility. In like manner, if wherever you go you would sound out the music of your Christian experience, other hearts would respond to the melody, and your joy would be redoubled.Christian example must be free from inconsistencyThe visitor to a lighthouse is struck with the perfect cleanness of everything about the lantern or the lamps. 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. said the keeper, "go out, sir? Maclaren, D. D. A good man or woman reveals the ugliness of evil by showing the beauty of holiness.(A. Because Christ has put light into His people, he does not intend it to be hid.II. And its job is Make things in a sinful world better through through its message of hope in the Gospel. Modestly but yet bravely carry out your Christianity, and men will see it. M. Taylor.The purpose of letting our light shine is, that God, not ourselves, may be glorified. And so the text seems to offer the antidote to its own difficulty. Our mission is to enlighten the sphere in which we are placed, etc. Goode, M. Science and religion need not be divided.II. Men may see God through our works.(A. Fraser, D. D.)Wanted, much wanted, bright ChristiansD. Slocombe.1. 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. Let it not be so with us. Intro: Here in The Sermon on the Mount, the Lord Jesus uses two powerful metaphors to describe His people. IV. Sermon # 4 “Let Your Light Shine” Matthew 5:14-16 We are now in our fourth in our series based on Christ’s Commands. Curling, M. II. This holy light possesses a peculiar character, which the light of mere science, literature, or secular knowledge has not and cannot have. 5:16 Even so, let your light shine before men; that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. It visits poor and rich. Curling, M. 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. But so soon as you put a light behind it you thereby reveal its filthiness to every beholder. J. Wilmot Buxton.)I. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Unity.5. The passage read to the end will remove the difficulty suggested. We should learn in them to see our own faults, and to mend 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." Matthew 5:14-16 This Little Light of Mine Dr. Philip W. McLarty When “Papa Mack,” as the children call him, asked me to do the children’s sermon this morning, of course, I said, “Yes!” 1. A lamp must be trimmed if it is to give a good light.(H. God is glorified by our repentance — faith — charity. A Christian that hums with holy love to God cannot be-unnoticed.II. He must keep within the limits of his proper place. In looking at a painted window, we think more of the artist and his picture than of the light. The light that is in him will wax dim and incur great risk of going out, because it is shut up, and not set to burn on the lamp-stand,where the fresh air may reach and feed the flame.(D. 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. 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? In the way of duty and obligation.(F. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 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. (Accept all answers) Most of us like having the lights on instead of off. Hughes, M. Then the light is a joyous and happy sort of thing.(W. We should learn in them to see our own faults, and to mend them. Fraser, D. D.)Shine by expressed convictionA. The holy and exemplary lives of Christians provoke men to a curious observation and examination of them, and also of the grounds and principles from which they proceed.III. Just as the glorious orb of day, prying into the recesses of rocks and valleys, receives from the glassy lake and the limpid stream, and from every bright object, beautiful reflections of himself, though nothing could be seen at all without his own light; so God, contemplating the race of man, though he finds among us nothing but what He Himself enables us to exhibit, discovers in every heart that is faithful, in every heart that is pure, in every heart that is holy, merciful, and kind, beautiful representations of His own sublime perfections, and these He is pleased to call glorifications of Himself, though they are made so only by His own gracious acceptation.(H. Men are to see the works, not the worker.4. 14 “You are the light of the world. We are naturally inclined to imitation. Rees. )Christians the lightW. A word about THE GREAT CONCEPTION OF A CHRISTIAN MAN'S OFFICE WHICH IS SET FORTH IN THIS METAPHOR. IMPLICATIONS. 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. 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. Goode, M. M. Taylor.The purpose of letting our light shine is, that God, not ourselves, may be glorified. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. The light that is in him will wax dim and incur great risk of going out, because it is shut up, and not set to burn on the lamp-stand,where the fresh air may reach and feed the flame.(D. This obligation of giving light is still further enforced by the thought that THAT WAS CHRIST'S VERY PURPOSE IN ALL THAT HE HAS DONE WITH US AND FOR US. Wythe. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. By that discovery, to which we have been so long accustomed that we have ceased to reckon it wonderful. 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