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be salt shakers and light bearers to the community matthew 5 13 16

First Baptist Church

3 January 2010

BE SALT SHAKERS AND LIGHT BEARERS TO THE COMMUNITYMatthew 5.13-16

www.gloscitymission.org.uk/saltandlight.gif

what j esus taught
What Jesus taught?
  • That purity in the disciple’s life makes the person’s life most influential.
  • To become “salt of the earth” and “light of the world”.
a jesus set standards to measure our commitment to god matt 5 3 12
A. Jesus set standards to measure our commitment to God Matt. 5.3-12
  • Both are active agents.
  • Both work quietly.

Believers are to be salt and light

a jesus taught standards to measure our commitment to god matt 5 3 12
A. Jesus taught standards to measure our commitment to God Matt. 5.3-12
  • Charged
  • Commissioned
  • Challenged
  • Commanded

The 4 C’s of salt & light

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What do we do as salt

We preserve the moral values.

We improve the quality of life.

We promote healing in relationships.

We are to live a life that is pure.

We are to create thirst by our exemplary lives.

b you are the light of the world matt 5 14
B. “YOU ARE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD” Matt. 5.14
  • AS LIGHT WE DISPEL DARKNESS.
  • AS LIGHT WE REVEAL THE TRUTH.

Our source of light is JESUS

  • AS LIGHT WE GIVE WARMTH.
if we live for christ our lights will shine for jesus showing others what christ is like
If we live for Christ our lights will shine for Jesus, showing others what Christ is like.
  • A city on a hill
  • A lamp on a lamp stand
how are your reflective qualities

As light to the world.

How are your reflective qualities?

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WE DO HAVE INFLUENCE!

“Either the Christian will kill the secrecy or the secrecy will kill the Christian.”

By William Barclay

salt can be tasteless light can be dimmed
Salt can be tastelessLight can be dimmed

Galatians 5

The war between the flesh and the spirit

Life in the flesh Gal. 5.19-21

Life led by the Spirit Gal. 5.22-26

c true believers do the right things and do them in the right spirit for the right purpose
C. True believers do the right things and do them in the right spirit for the right purpose.

“LET YOUR LIGHT SO SHINE BEFORE MEN, THAT THEY MAY SEE YOUR GOOD WORKS AND GLORIFY YOUR FATHER IN HEAVEN.” Mat 5.16

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application
Application

AS A BELIEVERS HOW DO YOU INFLUENCE YOUR WORLD AS SALT AND LIGHT?

application13

Speech

  • Behavior
  • Faith
  • Love
  • Purity
Application
influence by modeling author unknown
Influence by modelingAuthor Unknown

I’d rather see a sermon than hear one any day.

I’d rather one should walk with me than merely show the way.

The eye’s a better pupil and more willing than the ear.

Fine counsel is important, but example’s always clear.

The best of all the preachers are the men who live their creeds, for to see the good in action is what everybody needs.

as leaders of the church how do you influence your world as salt and light

Application

AS LEADERS OF THE CHURCH HOW DO YOU INFLUENCE YOUR WORLD AS SALT AND LIGHT?

slide16

Application

using your energy and resources to accomplish God’s purpose.

from servanthood.

sharing your vision and goals; your priorities and approaches

slide17

COMMITMENT

  • Be salt shaker and light bearers for Jesus.
  • Learn to “live simply” so that others can “simply live”

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