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Shine A Light - Various - The Future Is Now

Illumine our path with your presence. Guide us into your future. In the name of Jesus Christ our Light, Amen. Carol Stream IL All rights reserved. Used by permission. Congregations of the UCC may reprint for use in worship until February 7, God our Maker, whose first summons formed the realms of day and night, Still you speak amid our chaos, calling us to truth and right.

When our doubts and fears confound us, Give us faith to bear your light; give us faith to bear your light. God the Spirit, breathe upon us, with new life our souls excite; Let your flame break out among us; help us claim your urgent might. With your guarding, guiding presence, Give us hope to bear your light; give us hope to bear your light. God Incarnate, suffering servant, sharing in our human plight, Teaching, healing, feeding, seeking ever ready to invite: By your pattern of compassion, Give us love to bear your light; give us love to bear your light.

Director: Martin Scorsese. Facebook Twitter E-mail. Awards 4 nominations. If only all concert films were like this. I really hope we will see more concert films from Scorsese in the future, because "Shine a Light" is further excellence from him.

If all, or even a significant number of concert films were filmed with such skill and exuded such energy, there would be far more of them made and far more released theatrically. I'm not sure I'd call it a documentary on the Rolling Stones so much as a filming a brilliant filming of an especially good concert they played recently. Scorsese is smart enough, however, to use interviews and clips from all stages of the Stones' career for purposes of humor and even commentary on various aspects of music and the music business, as well as the band itself.

Your average Rolling Stones fan waiting to see a Rolling Stones concert and who isn't a fan of film probably will be bored during the film's opening scenes, but for those interested in film, they provide a fascinating glimpse into the marriage of live music and film-making, which doesn't happen as much as it should.

As we do this, the fruits of goodness, righteousness, and truth are produced in our lives. Application Question: What fruit do you most desire to produce in your spiritual life and why? Not only must believers produce the fruit of light, but they also must continually find out what pleases the Lord.

Those who walk in the light not only produce the type of fruit listed in the preceding verse, but also find out what is acceptable to the Lord. They put every thought, word, and action to the test. What does the Lord think about this? How does it appear in His presence? Every area of life comes under the searchlight—conversation, standard of living, clothes, books, business, pleasures, entertainments, furniture, friendships, vacations, cars, and sports.

Interpretation Question: How can believers test and discern if something is pleasing to God or if it is his specific will for our lives? If we neglect God or de-prioritize him, we will not be able to discern his good and pleasing will. In discerning what is pleasing to God, we must discern what God is doing in our hearts. Consider what Paul says in 2 Corinthians Now when I went to Troas to preach the gospel of Christ and found that the Lord had opened a door for me, I still had no peace of mind, because I did not find my brother Titus there.

So I said good-by to them and went on to Macedonia. Paul lived for open doors to preach the gospel; however, he left Troas because he had no peace of mind. Many times, God leads us through peace or lack of it. God works in our hearts to will and do of his good pleasure. He guides us by his peace, not by fear and anxiety. Proverbs says there is safety and victory in the multitude of counselors. Scripture records that when God called somebody to do something, he often confirmed it through a prophet or another believer.

God does the same with us. We should seek the counsel of other believers, especially in major decisions like who to marry, what school to go to, what job to take, etc. God often guides us through the counsel of wise believers.

God is sovereign over all things. Many times, he makes his will clear by closing or opening doors. If we are going to walk in the light, we must find out what is pleasing to God. We do this by bringing every thought and decision before the Lord so he can shine his light on it. He clarifies his will through his Word, other believers, our hearts, and his sovereignty, among other things.

Application Questions: In what other ways can believers discern what is pleasing to the Lord? Describe a time when God clearly guided you. Ephesians The next thing believers must do to live in the light is to not partake in darkness, but to expose it instead.

Interpretation Question: How should believers expose the deeds of darkness? A life of light exposes the sin of those around it. The rebuke of the light typically invokes either desire to change or anger.

First Peter says:. For you have spent enough time in the past doing what pagans choose to do—living in debauchery, lust, drunkenness, orgies, carousing and detestable idolatry.

They think it strange that you do not plunge with them into the same flood of dissipation, and they heap abuse on you. In a world that loves darkness and hates light, believers will constantly be mocked, thought strange, and sometimes persecuted for living a lifestyle of holiness.

John says:. This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. One must realize that living a holy life is both rare and strange in this world. Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were thrown into the fire for not bowing down to Nebuchadnezzar Daniel 3.

Jesus was crucified. We must welcome the cross our own Savior bore. He was the Light and the world hated him; we will often receive that same displeasure. Are you willing to be different even if it means being considered strange or hated? And they are still eligible for other scholarships for particular languages. There are diasporic communities around the country and even locally for whom the younger generation has a lot of language loss.

We want to make sure they know about us. I also see myself trying to think about how the program, because it is so intense, is nearly impossible to do while working full time. We do provide scholarships, but what more could we do to facilitate people from lower socioeconomic backgrounds to take this program? A: I am a heritage speaker of Russian and Turkish I painstakingly learned through summer language programs.

I did have various federal grants to do summer language learning in Turkey, one of which was the CLS, which we encourage our students to apply for.

I was interested in the long-term impacts of forced displacements. How do people see spiritual and ancestral belonging and how does that interact with ideas about citizenship? With unique treatment plans that are tailor-made to suit the individual, addicts will have every opportunity to overcome their addiction. Just before the patient begins treatment at Shine A Light Addiction Recovery Specialists, a comprehensive patient assessment will be conducted in order to determine which treatment method will work best.

No matter what age group the individual belongs to, treatment is available to those of all ages. The dedicated staff members at Shine A Light Addiction Recovery Specialists are committed to the recovery of the patient and will do everything in their power to help them throughout this trying time. Reaching personal life goals is possible but it requires the addict to kick the habit of abusing drugs and alcohol in order to obtain them. This is exactly why facilities for addiction treatment exist.

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