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Salt and Light

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Influencers

  1. 1. Influencers Matthew 5:13-16 “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 underfoot. You are the light of the world … let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
  2. 2. Identity in Christ What do I stand for? Why am I here? Who am I?
  3. 3. Identity in Christ •Destined to Win Overcomers •Destined to Belong Members •Destined to Protect Guardians
  4. 4. The Lies • “I can be a Christian and not live like it!” • “I would like to live like a Christian should but I can’t!” • “I am as good as the next person!” • “I am better than the one who really let me down and they claimed to be a Christian!” • “I can handle this on my own!”
  5. 5. Identity in Christ • I John 2:19 – They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us. • 2 Corinthians 10:12 – We do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves. When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are not wise. • 2 Corinthians 13:5 – Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test?
  6. 6. Identity in Christ •Destined to Win Overcomers •Destined to Belong Members •Destined to Protect Guardians •Destined to Be Noticed Influencers
  7. 7. Influencers • Matthew 5:13-16 – 13 “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 underfoot.” – 14 “You are the light of the world. A town built 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 others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
  8. 8. Influencers • You are the salt of the earth… – NOT you should be YOU ARE – Salt … as a flavour enhancer – Salt … as a preservative – Useless salt is road bed material “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 underfoot.” Matthew 5:13
  9. 9. Influencers • You are the salt of the earth… – Your conversation – Your behaviour – Your manner – Your service – Your relationships “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 underfoot.” Matthew 5:13
  10. 10. Influencers • You are the light of the world… – NOT you should be YOU ARE – Light … can’t be hidden – Light … spreads – Useless under a bowl “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 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. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:14-16
  11. 11. Influencers • You are the light of the world… – Your light is your good deeds – Your service – Your service to everyone in the house – Your service in the church “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 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. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:14-16
  12. 12. Influencers I Know • A young woman • A grandmother • A father
  13. 13. Influencers I Know • A young woman • A grandmother • A father • Fatherless Homes Study – 63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes – 90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes – 85% of all children that exhibit behavioural disorders come from fatherless homes – 80% of rapists motivated with displaced anger come from fatherless homes
  14. 14. Influencers I Know • A young woman • A grandmother • A father • Fatherless Homes Study – 71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes – 75% of all adolescent patients in chemical abuse centres come from fatherless homes – 70% of juveniles in state-operated institutions come from fatherless homes – 85% of all youths sitting in prisons grew up in a fatherless home
  15. 15. Influencers I Know • A young woman • A grandmother • A father • Fatherless Homes Study – 5 times more likely to commit suicide – 32 more times more likely to run away – 20 times likely to have behavioural disorders – 14 times more likely to commit rape – 9 times more likely to drop out of high school – 10 times more likely to abuse chemical substances – 9 times more likely to end up in a state-operated institution – 20 times more likely to end up in prison
  16. 16. Influencers I Know • A young woman • A grandmother • A father
  17. 17. • Matthew 5:13-16 – 13 “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 underfoot.” – 14 “You are the light of the world. A town built 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 others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” Influencers I Know

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