Chanukah - Festival of Lights
- What is Chanukah?
- What is the Miracle of Chanukah?
- Did Jesus observe Chanukah?
Did Jesus Observe Chanukah?
- Jn 10:22-23 - Feast of Dedication
- “Enkainia” Gk - Feast of Dedication [Chanukah]
- Jesus in Temple in Solomon’s Colonnade
- Jews gathered around Him
- Included in NT because it happened after OT
Light - Physical
- The natural agent that stimulates sight and makes things visible
- Understanding of a problem or mystery; enlightenment
- Electromagnetic radiation within a certain portion of the electromagnetic spectrum
Properties Of Light
- Intensity - Brightness, Luminance
- Propagation direction - Way light travels
- Frequency or wavelength - Determines color
- Speed - 186,282 feet per sec
- To see the light, we need darkness
- The host is dark
Sources Of Light
- Bioluminsecence - from a living organism
- Particles passing through various materials
- Sonoluminescence - Bursting of bubbles from sound waves
- Triboluminescence - chemical reactions
- Radioactive decay - Particles dying
Light - Spiritual
- Good, Divine
- Illumination, Intelligence
Jesus Is The Light
- Ge 1:2 - Spoken into existence by God
- Ge 1:3 - Light Is Good
- Ps 56:13 - Life
- Is 9:2 - Salvation
- Pr 6:23 - Commandments
- Ex 10:23; Ps 27:1; Is 9:2; 2 Co 4:6 - Divine Presence of God
- 1 Jn 1:5 - God is light
- Ja 1:17 - Father of Lights
- 1 Jn 1:5-7 - Revelation of God’s Love
- Jn 8:12; 9:5 - He is the light of the world
We Are The Light
- Ma 5:14-16 - Light and light-bearers
- Ep 5:8 - Shining light of witness
- Ph 2:15 - Witness
- Ma 10:27 - Proclaim fearlessly
- Lu 12:3 - Proclaim
- Ph 2:15 - We have the light of God Himself
The Coming Light
- Re 22:5 - No more night
- Re 21:23-24 - Nations will walk by its light
- 2 Pe 1:19 - Pay attention to the light
Time Of Rededication
- Rededication of Temple - Chanukah
- Rededication of myself - Jesus is asking
- Are we believing?
- Are we seeing Him?
- Do we know Him?
- How are we showing it?
- Pray for guidance from the Holy Spirit
It’s Not About
- It’s not about the tree!
- It’s not about the house!
- It’s not about _______________________
It’s About The Light!
It’s About Jesus!