TO SHINE AS LIGHTS, WE MUST LIVE LIVES OF INTEGRITY AND “HOLD FAST” THE WORD OF LIFE…
- Some translations read “hold forth”, Certainly we should do both…
- Hold fast the Word of life by paying attention to it by our study and obedience to it- 2 Timothy 2:15, Ezra 7:10
- “Hold forth” the Word of life (by offering it to those in the world) – Mark 16:15
- In both ways, we are to be like “The Statue Of Liberty”
- Showing the way
- Offering hope to those in need. – Read 2 Corinthians 4:8-18
Philippians 2:14-16 Do all things without complaining and disputing, 15 that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, 16 holding fast the word of life, so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain or labored in vain.