Summary: The world won’t know that Jesus is Lord of your life, till they see how you conduct your life.
Turn On The Light
Matthew 5:13-16 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. 14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works,
and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Jesus Body, You & Me
World NOT turned off by Jesus
BUT carnal Christians
We must enlarge from INSIDE OUT…
Big Inside…Big Outside
Philippians 2:13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
Philippians 2:12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only,
but now much more in my absence, work out
your own salvation with fear and trembling.
Ephesians 3:20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
Isaiah 54:1-3 Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith the LORD. 2 Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes; 3 For thou shalt break forth on the right hand and on the left; and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited.
Break Out, Break Even, Go with Flow OR Bring Hope
Salt, Light, City… 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works,
and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
1 Peter 2:12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.
1 Peter 4:14 If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of,
but on your part he is glorified.
God’s Glory is Heaven’s First Agenda, Not Salvation, Not Reformation, Not even Transformation
Luke 2:14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
Matthew 6:9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father in heaven.
In Matthew, Jesus speaking to outcast, poor, wrong side of tracks, non-elite, unable to believe they could have any impact on society and says, YOU are the salt, light, city. They said, You know who you are talking to? WHO ME???... Let your light so shine…
God knows your heart,,,,good, bad, truthful, faking, political, genuine, motivation, intent, right reasons, wrong reasons, U Compliment someone,,,thinking
I really wish you were dead. God knows your HEART but the person next to you doesn’t have a clue.
Only way people know your heart is by your actions.
Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
I know, can’t earn it, BUT,,, Any time works is mentioned, we throw it out, anytime we talk of works, lifestyle, actions or behavior, we are called legalist
and accused of going back to the law. “
I am under Grace and not the Law”.
10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus UNTO good works, which God hath before ordained that we SHOULD walk in them.
John 14:12-15 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. 13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name,
I will do it. 15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
1 John 2:3-4 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. 4 He that saith,
I know him, and keepeth not his commandments,
is a liar, and the truth is not in him.