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The Darkness Cannot Overcome The Light – Jesus

John 1:5

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

Have you ever tried to go from one doorway to another in a room that is without any lights? There is a room in my basement that only has a switch at one door and not the other. If for some reason I go out in the light or someone follows me and turns off the light – I must return in the dark. It is not always easy for sure! Thank God for the flashlight app on my iPhone. It has helped me avoid stubbing my toe many times.

But – I have often gone around in the dark because I like the light switches to be in the right direction (you know – up for on and down for off). If I turn the light on at one door and off at the next – the switches get out of sequence (I know – a little OCD of me for sure). It is my issue – I’m sure I am alone! Walking in the dark is no fun I must say. Continue reading


January 8, 2018 Posted by | Build, Church, Community, Daily Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement, Evangelism, Faith Journey, Family, From the Pastor, Leadership, Personal, Theology | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Light of Life

John 8:12

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

profileHave you ever walked in the darkness?  My brother recently came to 1st Church in his capacity as a plumber to give us an estimate on some work.  As we walked through the many hallways and byways of the church I didn’t know where all the light switches were located.  He teased me – in front of his helper – that I often walk through dark rooms because the light switch is in the wrong direction (I have this thing about switches being up for on and down for off).

Walking in darkness is not cool.  You can stub your toes.  You can hit your shin on something sharp.  You can fall down (and can’t get up!). Continue reading

September 11, 2013 Posted by | Church, Community, Daily Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement, Faith Journey, From the Pastor, Leadership, Theology | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment


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