I Am the Light of the World

John 8:12-20


The rescue from sin, death, and darkness has gone global.

In the past, God led Israel out of the darkness of Egypt through appearing as a pillar of fire by night, but now God has appeared in flesh through Jesus to lead the world away from the darkness of sin and death. Jesus is a light like no other to all who follow him.

Let his light shine into your darkest moments, fears, struggles, and secrets. May we continue to follow his light even in our dark times, and shine his light in the dark world.

Jesus is a light of great certainty, and his claims are historical fact. His promise of the future in the new heavens and earth is one of no light: because he will be the light. May we have confidence, even in the dark times, that Jesus is the Light of the World, and may we share his light with the world.

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11 Nov 2018

Andrew Grills

Andrew is the Lead Pastor of City on a Hill Geelong. He has spent most of his life as an officer in the Australian Army. Graduating with the Sword of Honour from the Australian Defence Force Academy, he served in Infantry and Intelligence, including operations in East Timor with the commandos. He holds a postgraduate degree in International Relations from Oxford University and an MDiv from Ridley College. Andrew later became an Army Chaplain at the Australian Recruit Training Centre at Kapooka, before leaving the full time Army in 2013 to plant City on a Hill Geelong. Andrew has been married to his beautiful wife Danna for over 20 years and has five young children. He loves the ocean, traveling, camping, playing with his kids (including attending their innumerable sporting matches), and reading military history.

11 Nov 2018

Nick Coombs

Nick is the Lead Pastor of City on a Hill Melbourne East. He loves Jesus, is passionate about connecting deep theology with everyday life, and eager to make a difference in the time he has by helping plant as many churches as possible. After Jesus, Nick loves his wife Jules, and his two kids, Axel and Aria. He holds an MDiv from Ridley College, is a member of Acts 29, an ordained Anglican minister and gives too much of his time to fantasy sports.