In your existence as light, reveal what is pleasing to God and expose reality.
I. Understand you are light (vv. 7-8)
“you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord”
II. Reveal what is pleasing to God (vv.8-10)
“walk as children of light”
III. Expose reality (vv.11-14)
“expose… it becomes visible”
* Light reveals reality
* Reality includes great hope
“The gospel is not a general belief in heaven or hell or hope for a better life beyond… it is the announcement that Jesus Christ himself is our life, for he is our peace with God. He does not merely show us the way; he is the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6).” (Michael Horton, The Gospel-Driven Life)
• Why does it matter that you are light, rather than a light-reflector?
• How does your being light lead to your revealing (rather than trying to find) God’s good and perfect will?
• How is exposing sin in unbelievers hopeful? How do you be a sin-exposer without being a judge or a partaker?