StoneBridge Community Church
"I Am the Light of the World"
Pastor Jeff Cheadle
Locations & Times
  • StoneBridge Campus
    4832 Cochran St, Simi Valley, CA 93063, USA
    sábado 5:30 PM, domingo 9:00 AM, domingo 10:30 AM
  • Growth Groups
    Simi Town Center Way, Simi Valley, CA 93065, USA
    domingo 12:00 PM

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"I am the Light of the World.

The Text in Context

Bob Deffinbaugh, "The Light of the World (John 8:12-30)" From the series That You Might Believe: A Study of the Gospel of John.

The Feast of Tabernacles

Alfred Edersheim, "The Feast of Tabernacles" Chapter 14 of Edersheim's The Temple, Its Ministry, and Services.
1. Jesus is…
1. Jesus is the Light of the World.
For Reflection/Discussion: (1) When you were a child, were you afraid of the dark? Why or why not? (2) Have you ever found yourself "totally in the dark" about something? Have you ever been "in a dark place" emotionally? What was that experience like? How did you work through it? Was your faith a factor? (3) What is the Feast of Booths or Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkoth)? What took place in the Temple of the Lord during this feast? How does knowing when and where Jesus spoke the words "I am the Light of the World" illuminate our understanding of his words? (4) What were the "pillar of fire" and the "pillar of smoke" that accompanied the people of Israel during their wilderness experience? What did they represent? What do they teach us about God?
2. Whoever follows Jesus…
2. Whoever follows Jesus will never walk in darkness.

C.S. Lewis Memorial Plaque in Poet's Corner, Westminster Abbey, London.

For Reflection/Discussion: (1) In what ways did God guide the people of Israel during their wilderness wanderings? How does God guide people today? (2) What does it mean to follow Jesus? (3) How does following Jesus illuminate or shed light on our experience as human beings?
3. Those who have…
3. Those who have the light of life will reflect that light to others.

Article on The Prayer of St. Francis

Wikipedia article on the origins of the anonymous poem attributed to St. Francis.

Text of The Prayer of St. Francis

"As Christians, the Bible encourages us to "let our light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven" (Matthew 5:6) The prayer of St Francis reminds us just how we can do that." Includes the text as well as a musical performance of the prayer by the Canadian Tenors. Crosswalk, May 13, 2006.
For Reflection/Discussion: (1) Why, in your judgment, did some people believe in and follow Jesus, while others were fiercely opposed to him and his teaching? (2) What light does Jesus shed on your life? Is it a light that you welcome? (3) Do you know someone who is in a dark place emotionally, spiritually, or morally? How can you share the light of Christ in their lives?
Don't miss these great opportunities!

Join Pastor Jeff for his last ever New Member Seminar. CLASS 101 is a fun, informal afternoon where you can make new friends; learn about the beliefs, mission, and core values of our congregation; ask questions and, if you choose, become a member of our church family at the 5:30pm service on Saturday, October 27th. Free childcare. Please make a note on your Connection Card, send an email, or call the church office at 805-526-5475 to let us know you'll be attending.

Do you know who your Deacon is? Does he or she know who you are? Stop by the ministry tables on the patio next weekend immediately following each service and meet your Deacon.

Tailgate with us in the parking lot at StoneBridge! Decorate your trunk, pass out candy and include a game for kids to play for a chance to win a $100, $50 or $25 gift card. Costume contest for children and adults too! Call the office to sign up your vehicle.

Join us at The Oaks at Lake Hughes where you will find freedom from all the things that are weighing you down and keeping you from being the person that God wants you to be. Come and find your freedom in Jesus Christ. Visit the ministry table after service this weekend for more information. You can also visit our website to find out more information and to register.

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