MAT T H E W 5:13-16 (NIV)
"You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses
its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is
no longer good for anything, except to be thrown
out and trampled by men. 14 You are the light of
the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. 15
Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a
bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives
light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way,
let your light shine before men, that they may see
your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
MAT T H E W 5:14-16 (TPT)
Your lives are like salt among the people. But if you,
like salt, become bland, how can your ‘saltiness’ be
restored? Flavourless salt is good for nothing and will
be thrown out and trampled on by others. Your lives
light up the world. Let others see your light from a
distance, for how can you hide a city that stands on a
hilltop? And who would put a lamp and hide it in an
obscure place? Instead it is placed where everyone in
the house can benefit from its light. So don’t hide
your light! Let it shine brightly before others, so that
the commendable things you do will shine as light
upon them, and then they will give you praise to your
JO H N 8:12 (NIV)
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I
am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will
never walk in darkness, but will have the light of
#1: I T IS ES S E N T I A L NO T TO
WI T H D R AW FR O M TH E WO R L D
“Christians have been blaming the meat (of
society) for going rotten when the preserving salt
has been taken out of it and the house for getting
darker when the light has been removed. It is time
for Christians to realise their responsibility to be
salt and light in society.” (John Stott)
#1: I T IS ES S E N T I A L NO T TO
WI T H D R AW FR O M TH E WO R L D .
#2: I F WE AR E NO T
WI T H D R AW I N G YE T WA N T TO BE
EF F E C T I V E , WE MU S T RE M A I N
DI S T I N C T I V E .
#3: I F WE AR E TO HAV E AN
IN F L U E N C E - WE MU S T LE T OU R
LI G H T SH I N E .
1. YOU BECOME WHAT YOU THINK
PR O V E R B S 23:7 (NKJV)
For as he thinks in his heart, so is he…..”
PR O V E R B S 23:7 (GNB)
'As He thinks, so he is'
SE Q U E N C E OF TH O U G H T S
Receive a thought
Repeat a thought
Form a pattern around the thought
Form an attitude
Speak it out
Act it out
2. CEASELESS TRAFFIC IN OUR
MINDS CAUSES RUTS & OUR
‘JUST GO THERE’.
START NEW TRACKS.
RO M A N S 12:2 (TPT)
Stop imitating the ideals and opinions of the culture
around you, but be inwardly transformed by the Holy
Spirit through a total reformation of how you think.
This will empower you to discern God’s will as you live
a beautiful life, satisfying and perfect in His eyes
RO M A N S 12:2 (NIV)
Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this
world, but be transformed by the renewing of your
mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what
God's will is - His good, pleasing and perfect will.
HO W NO T TO SU C C E E D
• Concentrating on the thought
• Become dominated by the thought
• By focussing on the thought
• Vacuum or emptying yourself of the
HO W TO SU C C E E D :
CO L O S S I A N S 3:2 (NIV)
Set your minds on things above, not on earthly
PH I L I P P I A N S 4:8 (NIV)
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is
noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever
is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is
excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things.
3. PREPARE YOUR MINDS FOR
1 PE T E R 1:13 (NIV)
Therefore, prepare your minds for action; ...
WH E R E DO YO U STA R T ?
• Acknowledge the reality of how you
• Substitute with a scripture.
• Build new ruts!!
HE R E ’ S WH AT YO U DO HAV E CO N T R O L
OV E R …
How you handle your mistakes
Boundaries you set in relationships
Gratitude you feel and your own joy
Effort you put in
How you treat or speak to yourself
How you treat or speak to others
How you accept and forgive yourself
Who you follow
When you ask for support and help
How you react to the information & influences on your life