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Pastor, Michael Garn

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Three Ls


Text: Proverbs Chapter 6:20-23
Key vs.23


I. LAMP = the vessel or Born again Believer in Christ.
II. LIGHT = God’s word applied.
III. LIFE = dedication to God’s word, working in and through the child of God.


I. LAMP
1. The lamp is the Born again Believer in Christ.
2. The fuel or oil is the Holy Spirit.
3. The wick represents the will of the Born again Believer in Christ.
1 A. PURPOSE
lB. The more that the wick is exposed the brighter the light becomes. 1C. How much will we allow the Holy Spirit to illuminate the area around us?
Ps. 119:105 “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”
II Sam.22:29 “For thou art my lamp,O LORD, and the LORD will lighten my darkness.”
Prov. 20:27 “Thy spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.
The choice is up to us. What will we do with God’s light,
will we share it or hide it?
II. [LIGHT]
Purpose.
God’s word says the law is light.
1A. The LIGHT is the product of the oil of the Holy Spirit
burning which causes illumination of the light.
1B.Is the burning of the light within us causing us to live a God honoring life?
1C. Light dispels darkness.
A. Do we desire to please the LORD and that it motivates
us to glorify Christ?
B. Darkness should scare us to flee from sin.
* Matt. 5:16 “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in
Heaven.”
*Matt.5:14 “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid.”
C. My good works cannot save me,.If I have received Jesus as my Saviour, I am saved and I should be a light for the LORD because I love the
LORD!
D. This makes the God happy!
Matt. 5:15 says: “Neither do men light a candle ,and put it under a
Bushel but on a candle stick; and it giveth LIGHT
Unto all that are in the house.”
E.The light is from God.
I Jn.1:5 God is light ,and in him is no darkness at all.”
E1.QUESTION; So I can carry something from God to another person?
ANSWER; Yes, the gospel is the light which all people are in need to have. I can be used to God!
III. [LIFE] (Reproof of instruction are God’s the ways for us to live life.)
1A. Reproof : correction
lB. God’s word can straighten out my zig zaggged life.
1C. God’s word is able to mold us to His will.
QUESTION; Pastor, I do not want my children to do the same as I am? ANSWER; The greatest way to teach others is by example.
lB. God loves to hear the words of a repentant heart.
Lk. 1:79” To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet in the way of peace.”
1E.Jesus is the way
As Matt. 7:14 “Straight is the gate, and narrow is the way,
which leadeth unto life.”
QUESTION; Amen do you mean that I have been seeking instruction for a long time and maybe I was looking in all the wrong places?
ANSWER; It has been literally right under my nose all of the time. Praise the LORD we have had a brake through!
1G. Life with God’s instruction is rewarding!
II Tim. 3:16 (shows us all about instruction)
“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is (LISTEN)
profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction
in righteousness.”
GLORY TO GOD,! WANT TO BE CORRECTED!,
I WANT TO BE RIGHTOUS IN GOD’s EYES!
I WANT MY LIFE TO COUNT FOR CHRIST!
I WANT TO BE THE RIGHT EXAMPLE!
I WANT TO QUIT MY PROGRAM AND GET GOING FOR CHRIST!
I’M GOING FORWARD WITH THE LORD!
I’M GOING TO LISTEN, DO AND WALK IN CHRIST.!
MY LIFE WILL GLORIFY THE LORD, FROM HERE ON OUT !!!!!!!
My LAMP is going to be different,it is going to shine!
My LIGHT will be shared!
My LIFE is going to be directed, corrected, and resurrected for the glory of
the LORD!

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