The Light of The World


Reflection Questions

1. Think practically: what are some of the differences between light and darkness? What is the importance of light for living in the world?

2. Why do you think Jesus repeatedly uses the metaphor of light and darkness to describe spiritual realities?

3. How does Jesus apply his declaration that He is the light of the world? 

What response is he calling for?

4. What are the implications of the promise that those who follow him will not walk in darkness but will have the light of life?

5. Where does Jesus' promise of light strike you right now? Where could your life use more of the light of life?

6. Is there anywhere God might be calling you to bring light to someone else? What step might you take this week to bring the light of Jesus to somewhere around you experiencing darkness?

John 8:12-20

 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.


FOOTNOTES

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.