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Salty Saints

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Salty Saints

  1. 1. Salty Saints “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavour, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men” Matthew 5:1-13.
  2. 2. Salt seasons Christians ought to add zest and tang and some good flavour wherever they go. Your work place should be better because you are present. You may be the only Christian in your house, but you should be having a positive effect. Children, your school needs some salt, and you can be the one.
  3. 3. Salt creates thirst And our job as Christians is to make others thirsty for God. In John 4 Jesus compared Himself to a drink of living water. But we will not create thirst unless we are a salty saint, walking to the beat of a different drum. We also have to be ‘out there’ in other words, not just hiding here IN church, which is the ‘shaker’, but getting the salt OUT of the shaker.
  4. 4. Salt irritates, (in a wound) And Christianity rubs many the wrong way, because it is irritating to their wounds of wrong doing and sin. We should not purposefully try to be irritating, but also not to be surprised when it happens.
  5. 5. Salt cleanses and heals Salt in a “Water Softener” cleans the lime deposits out. And a salty gospel will convict and cleanse people of the deposits of sin. Jesus is speaking to the original disciples, many of whom were fishermen in the Sea of Galilee. And how did they keep it from spoiling when ready for transport? They would salt it down!
  6. 6. Salt preserves Again the disciple would salt their catch to keep the fish fresh! Humanism and evolution say we are getting better and better, but rather we are spiralling downward. The Bible promises the trend is downward, so, why even try? Because, it is our duty to stem the tide of sin.
  7. 7. CONCLUSION Remember Lot? He was saved, but not living it. He was supposed to be salt, but he lost his savour, and instead of influencing he was influenced, and could not even win his own family over to the truth in the end!

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