Chapter 5 – The Sermon on the Mount
Story No. 3 of 29 (Matthew 5:14-16, Mark 4:21, Luke 8:16)
Jesus said to his Apostles, “You are the light of the world,” like a city built on a hillside which cannot be hidden and everyone will see.
While Jesus’ Gospel teachings were and remain a light to the world, the twelve Apostles were also a light to the people. Wherever they went, whatever they did or said, would be seen, scrutinised and acted upon by others.
Jesus told the Apostles, you do not light a lamp and put it under a basket, “It is set on a lampstand, where it gives light to all in the house. So, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father”.
Jesus taught his Apostles the Gospel, his Word, now they were expected to share it with others.
We are also lights for others to see. We may not have the same brilliance as the Apostles but, through our actions and behaviours, we inform many about our faith and values.
Our light is always switched on!
Lord Jesus, be our guide, strength and hope to our daily light. May your teachings burn brightly in our heart.
O Christ Jesus,
when all is darkness
and we feel our weakness and helplessness,
give us the sense of Your presence,
Your love, and Your strength.
Help us to have perfect trust
in Your protecting love
and strengthening power,
so that nothing may frighten or worry us,
for, living close to You,
we shall see Your hand,
Your purpose, Your will through all things.
|Music Suggestion: In Christ Alone|
Listen and reflect… pause and talk.
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(Note: The story order represents an approximate timeline of events in Jesus’ ministry; Biblical Scholars views vary.)