Object Lessons

Send Out the Light

Objects: Red Candle and a silver Dollar

I have with me this morning, boys and girls, a tall RED candle. This represents the men and women, boys and girls, who have been washed in the blood of the Lord Jesus. "Without shedding of blood is no remission" of sins.—Hebrews 9:22, and "The blood of Jesus Christ, His Son, cleanseth us from all sin."—1 John 1:7.

Not only are sins blotted out when one accepts the Lord as Saviour, but something else happens, too. You know, in God's word we read, "The spirit of man is the candle of the Lord," and "The Lord will light my candle." Those who believe on the Lord Jesus as Saviour have the candles of their hearts lighted by the Lord Himself.

When the Lord Jesus was here upon earth, He said, "I am the light of the world, he that followeth me, shall not walk in darkness but shall have the light of life."—John 8:12. When the Lord Jesus comes into a heart He brings light and everlasting life. If you have never opened. your heart's door and let Him come in to be your Saviour, the candle of your heart is still unlighted.

(Light candle.) See the golden light. Having received Jesus as your Saviour, this is the way you are to shine for Him. In Matthew 5:14 we read, "Ye are the light of the world" and in Matthew 5:16, "Let your light so shine before men. . ."

There are ways in which this light may be made to shine the brighter and farther, and there are ways, too, in which the light may be hindered in its shining. I have here a silver dollar which represents not only money, but all of one's earthly possessions. By holding the dollar in front of the light, it is hindered from shining, isn't it? (Demonstrate.) Love of money and the things of this world are keeping many from shining for the Lord Jesus. (Suggest other things which enter lives of boys and girls and hinder their shining for Him.) But suppose we put the dollar back of the light. (Demonstrate.) Ah, what a difference! Now, it becomes a reflector and sends the light farther. A reflector can be used to send the light into the farthest and darkest corners. So money, the root of all evil, can be used to send the good news of the Lord Jesus to the farthest and darkest corner of the whole earth. (Suggest ways, such as supporting missionaries, sending out gospels, tracts, etc.)

Every Christian has money and earthly possessions on one side of the light or the other. Have you given all to the Lord Jesus, boys and girls, to be used by Him as a reflector, or are you still holding on to the things He has given you, thus hindering your shining for Him? Remember He said, "Ye are the light of the world," and "Let your light so shine."

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