“The Keeper of the Springs” by Chuck Swindoll

Read Matthew 5:13–14

The late Peter Marshall, an eloquent speaker and for several years  the chaplain of the United States Senate, used to love to tell the story of “The Keeper of the Spring,”¹ a quiet forest dweller who lived high  above an Austrian village along the eastern slopes of the Alps.

The old gentle man had been hired many years earlier by a young town  council to clear away the debris from Continue reading

I Am the Light of the World!

Most of us wouldn’t consider trying to feel our way through a strange building filled with danger. We would want a bright light to illuminate our path in order to make it through without harm. However, sometimes we don’t think about the danger and just try to make it on our own.  I remember a time when I was wandering in a dark building and almost took one step too many. If I had kept going I would have fallen down fifteen feet into a giant hole. Thankfully, an uneasy feeling prevented me from going any further without a flashlight. When I returned, I was able to make it safely around the hole and through the room without any bumps, bruises, or broken bones.

In John 8.12 Jesus cries out, “I am the light of the world!” Ok, He is the light, but what do we need His light for? Why should I trust His light? What is His light going to do for me? These are just some of the questions we will be answering on Sunday, March 25th as we continue our study on Jesus’ “I Am” statements.

Will you please join us tomorrow at Living Oaks Baptist Church as we worship together, and then learn a few lessons about how Jesus’ light can help us, protect us, guide us, and save us. Our worship service begins at 10:45 a.m. You can find direction to Living Oaks by visiting WWW.LOBC.NET.