On the way to Sunday … Vegas Style

Search for the lost, bring back those that stray away, put bandages on those that are hurt, and make the weak strong.   Ezekiel 34:16

If you ever have the opportunity to fly into Las Vegas, do it at night.  It is an incredibly beautiful city.  The downtown strip in Vegas is as bright as day in the middle of the night.  Why all the light?  It helps keep the criminals away.  Light has a way of doing that.

Have we as followers of Christ become so comfortable in the light that we are now afraid of the dark and shadows?  God has given us the responsibility as Christians and as a church to reach the people in the shadows – the hurting and crippled people.The people living in the shadows do so because they are afraid to reveal themselves to others.

PEOPLE!  We have NOTHING to hide.

If we used half the energy that we use to complain about the shadows to light up the darkness the world would be changed.

In Matthew 5:14, Jesus says, “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.”

Maybe it’s time we spent more time lighting up the world “Vegas Style” instead of embracing the idea that what happens in church stays in church.

What would ‘lighting up the world” look like?  Great Question …

Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.  John 13:35

We have nothing to hide …. we have Love on our side … what are you waiting for?

Light up the World!

See you Sunday …


I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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