Hanningfield Green 


Bury St Edmunds 


IP29 4QD 

Just A Thought

Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that,” meaning that only understanding can drive out ignorance.

God has revealed that, “He is light and in Him is no darkness at all (1 John 1 v 5). In contrast, by nature we are in darkness, i.e. ignorance, having become alienated from Him (Ephesians 4 v 18), so fall short of the purpose for which He made us. Jesus declared that He is the light that we need to drive out our darkness, saying, “I am the light of the world” and “I have come as a light into the world, so that whoever believes in Me” - i.e. submits their life to Him and His teaching - “will not remain in darkness but have the light of life” (John 8 v 12 with 12 v 46). God started the physical life of this world by commanding light to shine out of darkness. Likewise, spiritual life is started by Him giving light, that is, an understanding of His grace in Jesus Christ, to any who come to Him (2 Corinthians 4 v 6).

It is the entrance of His words into our lives that gives understanding (Psalm 119 v 130), which is why as an evangelical church we are committed to the Bible, as it is the main way by which God communicates with mankind. His Word is both relevant and trustworthy and is for all people. We seek to shape our lives by His teaching, both as individuals and as a church. Because of this, teaching from the Bible is at the centre of our services.