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Be salt shaker be a light bearer ps isaac yim
Be salt shaker be a light bearer ps isaac yim
Be salt shaker be a light bearer ps isaac yim
Be salt shaker be a light bearer ps isaac yim
Be salt shaker be a light bearer ps isaac yim
Be salt shaker be a light bearer ps isaac yim
Be salt shaker be a light bearer ps isaac yim
Be salt shaker be a light bearer ps isaac yim
Be salt shaker be a light bearer ps isaac yim
Be salt shaker be a light bearer ps isaac yim
Be salt shaker be a light bearer ps isaac yim
Be salt shaker be a light bearer ps isaac yim
Be salt shaker be a light bearer ps isaac yim
Be salt shaker be a light bearer ps isaac yim
Be salt shaker be a light bearer ps isaac yim
Be salt shaker be a light bearer ps isaac yim
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  • 1. BE SALT SHAKERS AND LIGHT BEARERS TO THE COMMUNITY Matthew 5.13-16 First Baptist Churc h 3 January 2010 www.gloscitymission.org.uk/saltandlight.gif
  • 2. What J esus taught ? <ul><li>That purity in the disciple’s life makes the person’s life most influential. </li></ul><ul><li>To become “salt of the earth” and “light of the world”. </li></ul>
  • 3. A. Jesus set standards to measure our commitment to God Matt. 5.3-12 <ul><li>Both are active agents. </li></ul><ul><li>Both work quietly. </li></ul>Believers are to be salt and light
  • 4. A. Jesus taught standards to measure our commitment to God Matt. 5.3-12 <ul><li>Charged </li></ul><ul><li>Commissioned </li></ul><ul><li>Challenged </li></ul><ul><li>Commanded </li></ul>The 4 C’s of salt &amp; light
  • 5. <ul><li>We preserve the moral values. </li></ul><ul><li>We improve the quality of life. </li></ul><ul><li>We promote healing in relationships. </li></ul><ul><li>We are to live a life that is pure. </li></ul><ul><li>We are to create thirst by our exemplary lives. </li></ul>What do we do as salt
  • 6. B. “YOU ARE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD” Matt. 5.14 <ul><li>AS LIGHT WE DISPEL DARKNESS. </li></ul><ul><li>AS LIGHT WE REVEAL THE TRUTH. </li></ul>Our source of light is JESUS <ul><li>AS LIGHT WE GIVE WARMTH. </li></ul>
  • 7. If we live for Christ our lights will shine for Jesus, showing others what Christ is like. <ul><li>A city on a hill </li></ul><ul><li>A lamp on a lamp stand </li></ul>
  • 8. How are your reflective qualities? As light to the world. www.texasescapes.com/TexasHillCountryTowns/Blanco-Texas.htm
  • 9. “ Either the Christian will kill the secrecy or the secrecy will kill the Christian.” By William Barclay WE DO HAVE INFLUENCE!
  • 10. Salt can be tasteless Light can be dimmed <ul><li>Galatians 5 </li></ul><ul><li>The war between the flesh and the spirit </li></ul><ul><li>Life in the flesh Gal. 5.19-21 </li></ul><ul><li>Life led by the Spirit Gal. 5.22-26 </li></ul>
  • 11. C. True believers do the right things and do them in the right spirit for the right purpose. <ul><li>“ LET YOUR LIGHT SO SHINE BEFORE MEN, THAT THEY MAY SEE YOUR GOOD WORKS AND GLORIFY YOUR FATHER IN HEAVEN.” Mat 5.16 </li></ul>http://www.squidoo.com/WinterHolidayCandles
  • 12. Application AS A BELIEVERS HOW DO YOU INFLUENCE YOUR WORLD AS SALT AND LIGHT?
  • 13. Application <ul><li>Speech </li></ul><ul><li>Behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Faith </li></ul><ul><li>Love </li></ul><ul><li>Purity </li></ul>
  • 14. Influence by modeling Author Unknown <ul><li>I’d rather see a sermon than hear one any day. </li></ul><ul><li>I’d rather one should walk with me than merely show the way. </li></ul><ul><li>The eye’s a better pupil and more willing than the ear. </li></ul><ul><li>Fine counsel is important, but example’s always clear. </li></ul><ul><li>The best of all the preachers are the men who live their creeds, for to see the good in action is what everybody needs . </li></ul>
  • 15. AS LEADERS OF THE CHURCH HOW DO YOU INFLUENCE YOUR WORLD AS SALT AND LIGHT? Application
  • 16. <ul><li>using your energy and resources to accomplish God’s purpose. </li></ul><ul><li>from servanthood. </li></ul><ul><li>sharing your vision and goals; your priorities and approaches </li></ul>Application
  • 17. COMMITMENT www.missionalmarriage.files.wordpress.com <ul><li>Be salt shaker and light bearers for Jesus. </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to “live simply” so that others can “simply live” </li></ul>

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