“The Real You” series – Week 6: You Are The Light Of The World!

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Why are there so many Christians who aren’t shining very brightly when Jesus told us we are the light of the world? I believe this video sheds some light on why this is happening and it has everything to do with us knowing our true identity in Christ.

Are we believing that we have to try real hard to be a light and shine more brightly, or do we know the truth about ourselves – the truth that Jesus Himself told us!


Here are some comments from others about this video:


“I don’t have to try to be a light, I know that I am!!!!! Whoooo!!!! So good! Applies to every single aspect of our identity in Christ Jesus!”  – Stephanie from Wentzville, Missouri

“This is so good, it’s helping me to renew my mind and be more aware of my thinking patterns that need to change.” – Michele from Pensacola, Florida


I love it! So good!” – Tonya from Chicago, Illinois


“He’s not disappointed in me!” – Monica from Mount Vernon, Texas


“I love spent decades thinking about ME and trying to “fix” me” – Renee from Washington, Missouri


Here’s the foundational verse for this series:

2 Corinthians 5:17 (AMPC)

Therefore if any person is [ingrafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new has come!


Here’s a list of some of the Scriptures I used in the video below:


John 8:12 (TPT)

Jesus, the Light of the World

12 Then Jesus said, “I am light to the world and those who embrace me will experience life-giving light, and they will never walk in darkness.”


  1. John 8:12 The Greek word (never) is a double negative, emphatically saying, “never, no never!”


Matthew 5:14-16 (NASB)

14 You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; 15 nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

Let our light shine – remember who we are because when we remember who we are in Christ, others are going to see our good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven!

In fact, it’s Him working in and through us.

Ephesians 2:4-10 (NASB)

But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.

Receive Forgiveness = Forgive others

Receive Love = Love others

Receive gift of Righteous = be good to others

Receive Compassion = be compassionate toward others

I hope you enjoy week 6 of this video series!

Note: Be sure to click on the settings gear and change the video quality to HD after clicking on play.

If you have not yet made Jesus your Savior and received the wonderful joy that His finished work on the cross has provided for you to live in, please visit my page here titled Jesus In The Driver’s Seat. On this page I explain the good news of the gospel and you will have the opportunity to pray a prayer of salvation, making Jesus your Savior! Jesus loves you and His arms are wide open!

Sandra McCollom

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Thank you for this message of support and love from Jesus which comes through you in such a clear and kind way. Your story about being criticized for not acting quickly enough, and your grace filled reaction is inspiring. In my opinion the vast majority of people are moving too fast and trying to do too much. You set an example that it’s okay to move at a normal pace, and God does not judge us. Problem is we’ve forgotten what is ‘normal’. Loud and clear I heard “Don’t live by what other people think about you.” Even better I… Read more »

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