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But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.”
 
 
who called you out of darkness
 
God calls us out of the darkness of a life without Christ. Darkness is the sphere of those who reject Christ as their Savior. God calls us out of the condition of being an unbeliever. 
 
Col. 1:13 “He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love.”
 
into His marvelous light
 
“Into his marvelous light” is the event of becoming a Christian. 
 
John 3:19 “And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20“For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.21“But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.”
 
8:12  “Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”
 
Acts 26:18  “To open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.”
 
Ephesians 5:8 “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.”
 
PRINCIPLE: 
 
Becoming a Christian is a transition from darkness to light.
 
APPLICATION: 
 
Have you passed from a state of darkness to a state of light? Have you come to trust Christ as your Savior?
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