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Sermon Slide Deck: "A Bright Light For Darkened Hearts" (Luke 11:29-36)

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  • God Gives Us His Words of Eternal LifeLuke 11:29-36

    Found on page 870 in our guest Bibles.

    Todays Scripture:

  • See what you have to ask yourself is, What kind of person are you?

    Are you the kind of person that sees signs, that sees miracles?

    Or do you believe that people just get lucky?

    Or look at the question this way: Is it possible that there are no coincidences?

  • A Bright Light for Darkened Hearts

    The Gospel of Luke, 11:29-36

  • 29 When the crowds were increasing, he

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    began to say, This generation is an evilgeneration. It seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign ofJonah. 30 For as Jonah became a signto the people of Nineveh, so will the Son of Man be to this generation.

  • For just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great

    fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three

    nights in the heart of the earth.

    ~ Jesus of Nazareth in The Gospel of Matthew, 12:40

  • 31 The queen of the South will rise up

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    at the judgement with the men of thisgeneration, and condemn them, for she came from the ends of the earth tohear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold, something greater thanSolomon is here.

  • ~ The Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 1:30

    Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God.

    Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

    ~ The Apostle Paul in Colossians 2:2-3

  • 32 The men of Nineveh will rise up at

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    the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for they repented at thepreaching of Jonah, and behold, something greater than Jonah is here.

  • 33 No one after lighting a lamp puts it

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    in a cellar or under a bucket, but on a stand, so that those who enter may see the light.

  • I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the

    light of life.~ Jesus of Nazareth in

    the Gospel of John, 8:12

  • 34 Your eye is the lamp of your body.

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    When your eye is healthy, your wholebody is full of light, but when it is bad, your whole body is full of darkness.

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    35 Therefore, be careful lest the light inyou be darkness.

  • the light has come into the world, but people loved the

    darkness rather than the light because their

    deeds were evil.~ Jesus of Nazareth in

    The Gospel of John, 3:19

  • having no part dark, it will be wholly

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    bright, as when a lamp with its raysgives you light.

    36 If then your whole body is full of light

  • To be sure, an open mind is a

    good thing. But a mind is open only

    as long as it is closing in on the


  • Why does Luke record this account in his historical

    biography of Jesus?

    Important Question

  • We fight the light of Jesus OR

    we delight in the light of Jesus.

  • Adler admitted that he rejected religion because it would

    require a radical change in my way of life, a basic alteration in

    the direction of day-to-day choices as well as in the

    ultimate objectives to be sought or hoped for. The simple

    truth of the matter is that I did not wish to live up to being a genuinely religious person.

    Mortimer Adler


  • In him was life, and the life was the light of men.

    ~ The Gospel of John 1:4

  • I believe in Christianity as I

    believe in the sun, not only because I see it, but because by it, I

    see everything else.~ CS Lewis, Mere Christianity

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