sermonette: The Light of the World
David C. Grabbe
Given 24-Oct-16; Sermon #FT16-08s-PM; 20 minutes
The "last great day of the Feast" in John 7:27 is not the Eighth Day. Everything from John 8:1 through John 10:21 took place on the Eighth Day. A common theme of His teachings on that day revolved around light and darkness, and twice on that Holy Day He proclaimed that He is the Light of the World. Light represents abundant life, truth, purity, and enlightenment, overcoming the depravity of sin and the darkness of ignorance and death. To give light is the essence of resurrecting them to life; as the Light of the world, Jesus can teach us to see what is right and the safe way to walk, shining brightly on the pitfalls of sin. Jesus is the only hope for those who dwell in darkness. On the eighth day, following the Millennium, the whole world will walk in the light as the New Jerusalem descends out of Heaven, fulfilling in the ultimate sense, "Let there be Light" God will be all in all. May God speed the Eighth and glorious day.