Riverdale Ministries

February 11, 2016

Thoughts from Sunday 
This past Sunday we began our new series, Daybreak by exploring the declaration and invitation that Jesus makes in John 8:12.
"I am the Light of the World."
Jesus made this bold announcement at the Jewish festival of lights that commemorated God's guidance and protection during Israel's journey in the wilderness.  It's a bold statement in which he's doing nothing less than claiming to be God in the flesh...the one, true light of not only Israel, but the entire world.

"Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." 
After his bold declaration, Jesus invites all of us into relationship with him. How? It's simple yet challenging. Follow him. Stop trying to be your own light and submit to the Light of the World. If we do, his promise is that his light within us will overcome the darkness in our lives.
We hope that you'll worship with us each Sunday from now to Easter as we consider how the Light of Christ overcomes darkness by examining Jesus' ministry in the opening chapters of the Gospel of John.

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