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Teaching

A Witness to the Light

I. Three Features of a Faithful Christian Witness

A. We are essential witnesses to Christ today 17:18

B. CONTENT of our witness

1. John 1:7; our witness is about Christ

2. The Apostle’s Creed is a good example of what we tell people about Jesus

3. John the Batptist’s example: He didn’t talk about his experience our how he felt; he talked about who Jesus is

(John 1:24-34).

C. MANNER of our witness

1. This is not something we are offering; its not about us (John 1:8)

2. Jb directed Jews questions away from himself and towards Jesus (John 1:26-27)

D. GOAL of our witness

1. For others to believe (John 1:7)

2. Its not winning an argument, its about winning a soul

3. What does this motivate us to do?

II. The True Light – Our Greatest Need

A. John 1:9 – His light shows us truth

1. It guides us in the path of righteousness Psa 23:1-3

2. Believing in Christ is the world’s great need

3. His light makes us aware of our need

B. This isn’t just for those who we are witnessing to… its for Christians too

1. Faith isn’t just an assent, its a living practice and habit

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