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Sunday Extra: The Light of God

In this dark world, Leighton Ford encourages us to be the light that Christ has put within us.

“Lord, deliver me from the news cycle.”

So much time and attention is focused these days on what’s wrong … what’s bad … what mistakes someone has made.  In such a dark world, how are we to “be the light?”

This past week, Leighton Ford was guest speaker for the Belhaven University chapel service.  Belhaven’s 2020-2021 Verse of the Year is from Psalm 112:4 … “Light dawns in the darkness for the godly.  They are generous, compassionate, and righteous” … so he focused on “The Light of the Lord, be the light and reflect the Light.”

Anytime Leighton Ford shares from the Word … whether he’s preaching, sharing a devotional, or encouraging through conversation … I want to listen!  So I am excited this week’s Sunday Extra features Leighton’s message on “being the light and reflecting this light” from Belhaven University.

Leighton concluded his message with this prayer for you and me:

“To be the light that Christ has put within you, and to reflect the Light you find in Jesus Christ to others.”


Dr. Jim Singleton
Executive Director of Missional Leadership
Leighton Ford Ministries

Dr. Singleton also serves as Associate Professor of Pastoral Leadership and Evangelism at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

MEET THE BOARD:  Belhaven University President Roger Parrott

Belhaven University President Roger Parrott is a member of the Leighton Ford Ministries Board of Directors and a longtime friend and colleague of Leighton Ford.

Belhaven University is one of the fastest growing Christian universities in the United States with 5,000 students on nine campuses.  During Dr. Parrott’s tenure, the number of full-time faculty has quintupled, undergraduate academic majors have dramatically expanded, and a general core Christian World View curriculum was created.

Dr. Parrott served as U.S. Director for the Lausanne Committee on World Evangelization from 1986-1989 and continues to serve on the Executive Committee of the Lausanne Movement.  He also serves on the boards of Mission America, Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, and the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.


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