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Jesus Teaches about Fulfilling the Law

Lesson 6 

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Summer 2019

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By:  

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July 07, 2019

Lesson Focus:

Righteousness is light-shining, not rule-following.

Bible Basis:

Matthew 5:13-20

Materials Needed:

Step 1:

  • None

Summary & Links:

Jesus Teaches about Fulfilling the Law

Memory Verse:

In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
—Matthew 5:16

Step 1:

Righteousness is light-shining, not rule-following.

Materials Needed:

  • None

A VARIABLE LIGHT

If you go outside one night this week, you may be able to spot Saturn in the sky. On July 9th, it will be in “opposition” to us, meaning that the earth is directly between Saturn and the sun, showing the ringed planet at its brightest. In technical terms, its apparent magnitude will be as high as –0.55, which will make it brighter than all but two stars in the night sky. But as both planets continue their orbits around the sun, Saturn’s perceived luminosity will drop. At its farthest from earth, its apparent magnitude dips to +1.17 (in this scale, a higher number is less bright). Saturn’s visibility rises and falls with time.

A RELIABLE LIGHT?

Jesus called Christians the light of the world and compared us to a city set on a hill. If you’ve ever driven at night and seen a community or even just a single house on a hill, you can picture what He meant. It’s visible for miles around and functions as a reliable guide for those trying to find their way in the dark. But as individuals and as the global church, our apparent luminosity to the world can seem to dim with time. The people living in darkness need to continue seeing the great light.

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