Books & Chapters
Matthew 5 - NIV
13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.
16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
The Fulfillment of the Law
The Fulfillment of the Law
Sermons on Matthew 5
Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on Jan 31, 2017
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)
For those not familiar with an Anglican Service there are four Scripture readings prior to the Message. Today's assigned readings are: Isaiah 58:1-12; Psalm 112:1-10; 1 Corinthians 2:1-16 and Matthew 5:13-20. A quiet forest dweller ... lived in the mountains ... high above ... a Swiss village ...read more
Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on Apr 18, 2016
What is servant evangelism: It is demonstrating the kindness of God The Love God by offering to do some act of humble service with no strings attached. Do the small thing to show the main thing -- God's Love.
For those who are not familiar with an Anglican Service there are four Scripture readings prior to the Message. Today's assigned readings are: Acts 9:36-43; Psalm 23; Revelation 7:9-17 and John 10:22-30. How where you named? Where you named after someone; maybe someone in your family ...read more
Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on Feb 2, 2016
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.
For Those not familiar with an Anglican Service; there are 4 Scriptures read prior to the Message. Today's assigned readings are: Exodus 34:29-35; Psalm 99; 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2; and Luke 9:28-43. After being away for some time on a business trip, ... Bill thought it would be nice ... to bring ...read more
Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on Mar 15, 2015
You "Are" The Salt You "Are" The Light! It does not state you could be the Salt or the light. It does not say you should be the salt and the light. It says you "are". It is a promise!
Our reading from Matthew .....is near the beginning .....of Jesus' most famous..... sermon,...... "The Sermon on the Mount." In our text, .....Jesus called his followers then...as well as us this day.....to the highest standards .....of conduct. (Pause) He challenged us .....to "turn the ...read more
Contributed by Pastor Dre on Apr 19, 2014
Here is a message encouraging us to be the Salt of the Earth...
"Pass the salt, Please" Matthew 5:13 Matthew 5:13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. Matthew 5:14 Ye are the light of the world. A city ...read more