And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,…
I. THE PRECIOUSNESS AND SACREDNESS OF THE CHURCH OF GOD.
II. THE LIGHT OF THE CHURCH OF GOD.
III. THE MINISTERS OF THE CHURCH OF GOD, AND THEIR FUNCTION.
IV. THE FUNCTION OF THE CHURCH OF GOD. "I would not give much for your religion," says Spurgeon, "unless it can be seen. Lamps do not talk; but they do shine. A lighthouse sounds no drum, it beats no gong; and yet far over the waters its friendly spark is seen by the mariner. So let your actions shine out your religion. Let the main sermon of your life be illustrated by all your conduct, and it shall not fail to be illustrious." Application:
1. To individuals. Are our lives luminous in the light of the Lord Jesus Christ?
2. To Churches. Are we making good our claim to a place in "the Church of the living God" by taking our part in performing the Divine function of that Church? Are we diffusing the light of God in Christ in this dark world?
Parallel VersesKJV: And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,