We are Either a Bridge or a Barrier to People Coming to Christ

“Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:16).

You are either a bridge or a barrier to people coming to Christ.

“Let your light shine before others…”

  • Let – we can live a way that lets others see light and we can live in a way that hides the light
  • Let your light shine
    • Light is not something we possess. Light is something we can only reflect. Just as the moon does not generate its own light, we cannot generate light on our own. The moon shines only by reflecting the light of the sun
    • In the same way, we can only reflect the light of Christ
  • Let your light shine before others
    • The key is to be in the presence of Christ. When we are near Christ, we reflect Christ’s light

“Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify the Father in heaven.”

  • That they may see your good deeds
    • We reflect Christ’s light when we live like Christ. When we reflect Christ’s love and grace, we reflect Christ’s light
    • Christ’s light is demonstrable through our good deeds
    • Treat everyone with the love and grace of Christ

When the people around us experience Christ’s love and grace through how we treat and honor them, they come to experience and know God.

We are either a bridge or a barrier to people coming to Christ.

Shine Christ’s light. Reflect God’s love and grace to the people around you. There is someone who needs Christ’s light today. Be that person. “Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify the Father in heaven.” 

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