Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Christian Outdoor Object Lesson 38: The Brightest Light



Key Verse

"But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another" 1 John 1:7 KJV

Lesson

Note: Todays object lesson comes from the book Moving Mountains: A Daily Devotional by Amazing Facts.

An Amazing Fact: "The Torch" claims to be the world's brightest flashlight. It is currently being tested by the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s most powerful flashlight, with 4,100 lumens of "raw light power.” It is supposedly 100 lumens brighter than the record holder. It burns so hot that it can ignite paper, melt plastic, and even cook an egg. All yours for only $149!

Ever since the invention of the light bulb, mankind has continued to make more powerful and brighter lights. One of the brightest lights in the world (claimed by its owners) is the tip of Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas, which contains a fixed-position spotlight that points directly upward. Its beam is supposedly 42.3 billion candlepower.

But you don't need to go to Las Vegas to find the brightest light in the world. David writes in 2 Samuel 22:29, "For You are my lamp, O Lord; the Lord shall enlighten my darkness." From the first day of Creation when God proclaimed, "Let there be light" (Genesis 1:3), to the final book of Revelation, which tells us, "There shall be no more night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light" (Revelation 22:5), there is a clear association between our Lord and light.

Jesus said, "I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life" (John 8:12). Then in John 12:36, Christ admonishes us, "While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of the light." The Word of God, the Bible, is also referred to as light. In fact, David says, "Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path" (Psalm 119:105) You do not need the world's most powerful flashlight to find your way to heaven. God provides the light you need through the Bible. Turn on your light every day.1

Questions

Have you ever had a very bright light shined in your face? How did it feel?

What does light represent in the Key Verse?

How much light do we need to get to heaven?

Sources

1 Rittenour, Curtis, Shawn Brace, Stephen Hicks, John Krum, Anthony Lester, Laurie Lyon, Danae Schilt, Emily Simmons, Judy Thomsen, and Joelle Worf. Moving Mountains, 154. Roseville, CA: Amazing Facts, 2011.

Questions written by David F. Garner

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