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Summary: Christians are the salt of the earth during the Church Age.

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The Salty Christian

Matthew 5:13 (KJV)

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.

Introduction

1- The Jewish Nation was the salt of the Earth till the Church was born.

2- The Kingdom was set aside because of unbelief and the Church was born.

3- The Church is the salt of the Earth today till the Rapture.

4- The Jewish Nation will be salt of the Earth again after the Church is gone.

Transition

1-Today, We want to talk about being a Salty christian.

I- The Christian character is to be like salt.

1- Salt is distinctive.

Salt is a wonder. Salt is composed of two poisonous substances. How is it possible that salt, which is necessary to life, is composed of sodium and chlorine, either of which if taken individually, would kill you?

The concentration of salt in the Dead Sea is ten times higher than that of any other sea or lake on earth. Every liter of its sea water contains an average of 30 grams of salts and other minerals. It is one of the greatest sources of salt in the world.

Application- Christians are to be distinctive.

2 Corinthians 6:17-18 (KJV)

17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,

18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty

2-Salt preserves

Satan And Salt

It is still not uncommon to put salt into a coffin, and we are told the reason: Satan hates salt, because it is the symbol of incorruption and immortality.

—Papatus

Application- Christians are to be preservers.

A- Preserve a sound Bible doctrine.

B- Preserve a sound church.

C- Preserve a sound Christian life.

3- Salt penetrates

Hebrews 4:12 (KJV)

12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

2 Corinthians 5:17 (KJV)

17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

4- Salt causes thirst

11170. Thirstier From Ocean Water Drink

Ocean water contains seven times more salt than the human body can safely ingest. Drinking it, a person dehydrates because the kidneys demand extra water to flush the overload of salt. The more salt water someone drinks, the thirstier he gets. He actually dies of thirst. When we lust, we become like this man. We thirst desperately for something that looks like what we want. We don’t realize, however, that it is precisely the opposite of what we really need. In fact, it can kill us.

—Craig Brian Larson

7004. Salt Creates Thirst

At a meeting some young people were discussing the text, "Ye are the salt of the earth." One suggestion after another was made as to the meaning of "salt" in this verse.

"Salt imparts a desirable flavor," said one.

"Salt preserves from decay," another suggested.


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