BE SALT SHAKERS AND LIGHT BEARERS TO THE COMMUNITY Matthew 5.13-16 First Baptist Churc h 3 January 2010 www.gloscitymissio...
What J esus taught ? <ul><li>That purity in the disciple’s life makes the person’s life most influential. </li></ul><ul><l...
A.  Jesus set standards to measure our commitment to God  Matt. 5.3-12 <ul><li>Both are active agents. </li></ul><ul><li>B...
A.  Jesus taught standards to measure our commitment to God  Matt. 5.3-12   <ul><li>Charged </li></ul><ul><li>Commissioned...
<ul><li>We preserve the moral values.   </li></ul><ul><li>We improve the quality of life. </li></ul><ul><li>We promote hea...
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...
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>...
How are your reflective qualities? As light to the world. www.texasescapes.com/TexasHillCountryTowns/Blanco-Texas.htm
“ Either the Christian will kill the secrecy or the secrecy will kill the Christian.” By William Barclay WE DO HAVE INFLUE...
Salt can be tasteless Light can be dimmed <ul><li>Galatians 5 </li></ul><ul><li>The war between the flesh and the spirit <...
C.  True believers do the right things and do them in the right spirit for the right purpose. <ul><li>“ LET YOUR LIGHT SO ...
Application  AS A BELIEVERS HOW DO YOU INFLUENCE YOUR WORLD AS SALT AND LIGHT?
Application  <ul><li>Speech </li></ul><ul><li>Behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Faith </li></ul><ul><li>Love  </li></ul><ul><li>P...
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 o...
AS LEADERS OF THE CHURCH HOW DO YOU INFLUENCE YOUR WORLD AS SALT AND LIGHT? Application
<ul><li>using your energy and resources to accomplish God’s purpose. </li></ul><ul><li>from servanthood. </li></ul><ul><li...
COMMITMENT www.missionalmarriage.files.wordpress.com <ul><li>Be salt shaker and light bearers for Jesus. </li></ul><ul><li...
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  1. 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. 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. 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. 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 & light
  5. 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. 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. 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. 8. How are your reflective qualities? As light to the world. www.texasescapes.com/TexasHillCountryTowns/Blanco-Texas.htm
  9. 9. “ Either the Christian will kill the secrecy or the secrecy will kill the Christian.” By William Barclay WE DO HAVE INFLUENCE!
  10. 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. 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. 12. Application AS A BELIEVERS HOW DO YOU INFLUENCE YOUR WORLD AS SALT AND LIGHT?
  13. 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. 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. 15. AS LEADERS OF THE CHURCH HOW DO YOU INFLUENCE YOUR WORLD AS SALT AND LIGHT? Application
  16. 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. 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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