2022-03-13

“I Am” Statements of Jesus – I Am The Light of the World

  • Prelude
  • Welcome | Announcements
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – UMH 574 – For Renewal of the Church
    • Renew your church, Lord, your people in this land. Save us from cheap words and self-deception in your service. In the power of your Spirit transform us, and shape us by your cross. Amen.
  • Reading – [John 9:1-5 ESV]

    • 1 As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth.
    • 2 And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”
    • 3 Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him.
    • 4 We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work.
    • 5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
  • Worship Hymns
    • TFWS 2032 – My Life Is in You, Lord
    • TFWS 2016 – Glorify Thy Name
    • UMH 171- There‚Äôs Something About That Name
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • TFWS 2119 – Where the Spirit of the Lord Is
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “I Am The Light of the World” – [John 8:12-20 ESV]
    • 12 Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
    • 13 So the Pharisees said to him, “You are bearing witness about yourself; your testimony is not true.”
    • 14 Jesus answered, “Even if I do bear witness about myself, my testimony is true, for I know where I came from and where I am going, but you do not know where I come from or where I am going.
    • 15 You judge according to the flesh; I judge no one.
    • 16 Yet even if I do judge, my judgment is true, for it is not I alone who judge, but I and the Father who sent me.
    • 17 In your Law it is written that the testimony of two people is true.
    • 18 I am the one who bears witness about myself, and the Father who sent me bears witness about me.”
    • 19 They said to him therefore, “Where is your Father?” Jesus answered, “You know neither me nor my Father. If you knew me, you would know my Father also.”
    • 20 These words he spoke in the treasury, as he taught in the temple; but no one arrested him, because his hour had not yet come.
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 664 – Sent forth by God’s Blessing
  • Benediction
  • Postlude