If the light which you let shine in your profession be the true light, there will be good works to be seen. Dr. Philip W. McLarty. Cookie Notice: It is with borrowed rays that the Christian at any time illuminates others.II. Fraser. In looking at a painted window, we think more of the artist and his picture than of the light. It is with borrowed rays that the Christian at any time illuminates others.II. Jan 3, 2010. The traveller said, thoughtlessly it may be, "What if one of these burners should go out to-night? The object of light is to disclose what would be otherwise unseen. Our mission is to enlighten the sphere in which we are placed, etc.(Dr. Irreligion is artificial.II. God is glorified by our repentance — faith — charity.(H. )Christ shines into the world through the lives of His peopleW. Wythe., Dr. J. Cussing. As a neighbour he must be accommodating. 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. Pauline Epistles The withholding of a good example may be more fatal to religion than positive irregularities, because the turpitude of the latter destroys their power of seduction.3. It is possible for good men to smother and shroud their light. Feb 9, 1986. Neither. Scripture: Matthew 6:5–9. We yawn. But Christ, the Light, can be so divided that each of us can carry forth, and hold up, its full blaze. As a member of society he must be blameless. 5 “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Blessed Are Those Who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness. By the exertions which we make for the conversion of our fellow men.II. )Christian example a converting agencyAnecdotes.When Lord Peterborough lodged for s, season with Fenelon, Archbishop of Cambray, he was so delighted with his piety and virtue, that he exclaimed at parting, "If I stay here any longer, I shall become a Christian in spite of myself."(Anecdotes. Light an emblem of purity.2. Irreligion is artificial.II. The hatred of men, the esteem and love of men, the unspeakable blessedness of seeing others led by our influence to worship God (ver. The WORLD'S MORAL DARKNESS IMPLIED. W. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. Taylor. Goode, M. TO let our light shine is, undoubtedly, to make a Christian profession. M. Taylor.Do you ever pause to think out how it is that our streets are nightly lighted up? 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. M. Taylor.of the world: —I. (4) by the sympathy that strengthens all other light-bearers. The holy and exemplary lives of Christians will be a sure means of recommending them to the favour and esteem, love and friendship, of unbelievers; and consequently a sure means of gaining opportunities of conversing familiarly with them, insinuating truth into them, and making them willing and easy to receive it.IV. Browse Sermons on Matthew 5:15-20. 5 Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. 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Hence it appears that we ought frequently to contemplate the examples of good men, out of which there are so many and so great advantages to be drawn. 5 And whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, because they love to stand and [] pray in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, in order that they may be seen by people. Thank you for registering. Illustrate by heathen customs: Malagasy sprinkling the people; Chinese paper-money sent to the dead. Instead, they set it on a lampstand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. They will recognize the truth and Divinity of Christ's religion, and many will be thus led to embrace it for themselves. Wythe. Sermon Outline (1) Pray Without Hypocrisy & Idolatry (Matthew 6:5-8) (2) Pray God’s Attributes (Matthew 6:9-10) (3) Pray Your Neediness (Matthew … Beecher., Sir William Dawes, Bart. Parker. That religion, if it exists, cannot be concealed.II. (Christian Age. 2. This light discloses God, the way to heaven, etc. His position is like that of a city set on a hill, eminently conspicuous; he "cannot be hid," and he ought not to try to be hid. A.)I. Fraser, D. D., D. Fraser, D. D.(D. Fraser, D. D.)The figure of the house-lamp suggests domestic Christianity; that of the conspicuous city the more public and collective duty of Christians.(D. III. Their song, like that of the cuckoo, is a constant repetition of their own name, and the listener is wearied with its iteration. So in us there should be nothing of evil to draw away men's eyes from the light and fix them upon our imperfections. 2. THE FACT THAT THERE IS A LIGHT POSSESSED BY CHRISTIANS WHICH PECULIARLY BELONGS TO THEM. Let it not be so with us. Skip to content. A great central storehouse of coal-gas is accumulated, and with that all the lamps are connected by a hidden system of pipes, so that each is supplied with the necessary quantity; and, as the result, we can thread our way through the intricate places of the city as easily, if not as safely, by night as by day. Men are affected by what they see.(W. Parker. The Old Testament But so soon as you put a light behind it you thereby reveal its filthiness to every beholder. 1. Open Hearts in a Closed World Podcast . The prohibition is of religious acts from a wrong motive, "that they may be seen of men." )Spiritual modestyG. Do not be as a dark lantern, burning with the shades down and illuminating nothing and nobody.(A. The Christian's place and functions.III. Be real, let all be really addressed to God.3. Barker : Matthew 5:11, 12: Pulpit Commentary Homiletics. There is a moral constitution by reason of which Christian qualities seem admirable to men. 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." Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness. W. Matthew 6:5-15 Lexham English Bible (LEB) The Sermon on the Mount: How to Pray. The greatest praise we cam bestow upon a religion is to practise it.(S. 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. THE FACT THAT THERE IS A LIGHT POSSESSED BY CHRISTIANS WHICH PECULIARLY BELONGS TO THEM. You may have a window all covered with dust, and spun over with the cobwebs of spiders, that have not been disturbed for years, and the passer-by, in the darkness, will take no note of its impurity. , D. D.I. Fraser, D. D.)Shine by expressed convictionA. CHRISTIAN PROFESSING. Our Heavenly Father shall be glorified by the influence for good we thus exert over the minds of those who see our good works. "Take heed that ye do not your alms before men to be seen of them." THE END with a view to which the exhibition takes place. It is a demonstration of the practicability of religious life, as well as the truthfulness of Christianity, and the most successful method of removing objections to it. A lamp must be trimmed if it is to give a good light.(H. Note that some aspects of my theology have changed since I taught these studies. Fraser, D. D.)Shine by expressed convictionA. By that discovery, to which we have been so long accustomed that we have ceased to reckon it wonderful. By the character which we form.3. THE DUTY OF CHRISTIANS TO EXHIBIT THEIR LIGHT IN A GODLY CONVERSATION. A little boy came to his pastor and asked for prayer because he was going to a school camp where there would not be any other Christians. Kindled from the Sun, they are to go forth and cast their light upon the world. His calling is from the elevated position he occupies, to shed light upon the whole world.II. Do not be as a dark lantern, burning with the shades down and illuminating nothing and nobody.(A. Introduction189 Matthew 5 – 7 contains the well-known Sermon on the Mount. Believers are "the light of the world. It was one-sixth of the μέδιμνος, the μέδιμνος, according to Boeckh, 2602 Paris cubic inches [nearly 12 … Matthew 6:5-15 Praying to God. That there is light in us at all makes it all the more important that we should keep ourselves pure. How SHINE. Maclaren, D. D.I do say that if the fountain never rises into the sunlight above the dead level of the pool there can be very little pressure at the main; that if a man has not the longing to speak his religious convictions, these convictions must be feeble.(A. No, no! His position is like that of a city set on a hill, eminently conspicuous; he "cannot be hid," and he ought not to try to be hid. Light signifies knowledge and moral purity.II. It is upon this state of facts that Christ ordained that men should carry their moral faculties up to the highest degree of excellence.IV. When I was a lad, in my native town, I knew a painter there whose favourite works were all portraits of himself, taken in different costumes; and one of England's most famous poets produced a series of writings, in which his moody, misanthropic self was ever the central figure. The success of the gospel was made to depend not on preaching, but upon living men.V. Men are affected by what they see.(W. , D. D.I. It is upon this state of facts that Christ ordained that men should carry their moral faculties up to the highest degree of excellence.IV. 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. Truly I say to you, they have received their reward in full! I. CHRISTIAN PROFESSING. Fraser, D. D.If he persists in this selfishness, his penalty is sure. It matters not though we be unseen, if but the light be clear; for then we are fulfilling the command.(W. 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. It tints alike the flowers of the palace garden and of the garret window in the dingy city street. PRINCIPLES OF MINISTRY. The Beatitude Of Suffering For The Sake Of Jesus . Maclaren, D. D.)Missionaries the lightF. Partridge, M. A.Some suppose that they need not set a shining light, but keep from great irregularities.1. 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. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. In looking at a painted window, we think more of the artist and his picture than of the light. A work which needs sustaining.5. 7. 6. His disciples came to him, 2 and he began to teach them. A. Men oppose light and yet light is pleasant to them.III. These were " burning and shining lights " in the darkness; these displayed the glory of the Saviour's love and power to save, in the very midst of Satan's empire.(F. Let Christ be all and in all. The bad is something interposed between the original creative design and the execution. Cooper. A reflector of spiritual light.2. 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