Josh Prince: Light of the World

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Josh Prince: Light of the World (John 8:12-20)

Josh Prince, pastor of First Baptist Church in Cedar Hill, examines Jesus’ self-description as the “light of the world.” Jesus, when he called himself “the bread of life,” claimed to be “the true source of life [and] sustenance.” He also asserted his divinity when he called himself “the light of the world.” As the light, Jesus is the presence, protection and guidance of God.

Each person is confronted with the decision to accept or reject Jesus is the divine Son of God, the light of the world. The person who accepts Jesus’ claim must then become like Jesus and reflect his light in the world.



This sermon was delivered on Oct. 18, 2020, for the morning worship service of First Baptist Church in Cedar Hill, as the second in a series titled “I Am.” 

A sermon script is available here.


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