Summary: We are entrusted with the light of God’s truth, that truth is our Savior Jesus Christ. It behoves us to reach ever higher to come together in ever larger numbers so that the light of our individual candles becomes a beacon that penetrates the darkness
Summary: Jesus calls us to be salt and light. A watching world needs to "taste the Lord and see that he is good." People need our preserving influence, and they need to see the light of Christ shine through us. You may be the only Bible some will ever read.
Summary: A Secret discipleship does not exist in God's kingdom. Either secrecy destroys discipleship, or discipleship destroys secrecy. Salt in a shaker or a light hidden makes no impact. You are called to poke holes in the darkness. (5 additional illustrations)
Summary: Jesus affirms his disciples by sharing that they are the salt of the World. I. Like Salt we are to be Stable and Consistent II. Like salt we are to be Essential and Indispensible III. Jesus wants us to be Salt that is bursting with Spiritual flavor
Summary: Our response to criticism by the world is to withdraw into our Christian subculture: Christian radio, colleges, books, TV, church, etc. Jesus tells us we must be the Salt of the Earth. What does that mean?
Summary: "Salt and Light" is a part of the Sermon on the Mount series. We look at both the qualities of being salt (creates thirst, a seasoning, part of the sacrifice, and preservative), and light (exposes and guides).
Summary: Jesus said that we are the salt of the earth and the light for the world. He compared our relationship to the world with salt and light. What does this mean? Why does Jesus compare us to salt and light? What is the significance related to this?
Summary: The Christian Worldview has permeated all of Western Civilization. The impact of Christian thought is the source of the freedoms that we enjoy. To separate Biblical truth from our society is to doom our culture to self-destruction.
Summary: If we want to know who we really are, what mirror should we look in? We need, we must yield to God's Word to God's will and allow him to mold us into the image the reflection, the image of His son.
Summary: We love to come to church, to sit in this wonderful place, to bask in God’s special presence here. But Christ calls us beyond these walls. This place is not the destination of our spiritual life, but the launching point for our work in God’s Kingdom.
Summary: 3 ways that a Christian can lose their saltiness (Outline and material adapted from Yves I-Bing Cheng at: http://www.meetingwithchrist.com/E023%20You%20are%20the%20salt%20of%20the%20earth%20(2)%20-%20Mt%205(13).htm)
Summary: HP (High Potency) + CP (Close Proximity) + CC (Clear Communication) = MI (Maximum Impact) (Outline and material taken from Bill Hybells & Mark Mittelberg's book, Becoming a Contagious Christian)
Summary: In our Scripture today, Jesus is saying that as the salt of the earth, and the light of the world, how we live and what we do is supposed to somehow draw those who are far from God to Jesus. We do this by sharing our faith