The Greatest of All Time II

The Greatest of All Time II - Salt and Light

Matthew 5:13-16

You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless. 

14 You are the light of the world — like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. 

15 No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. 

16 In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father. 

SALT

  • Cleansing - preservation from decay (Ezekiel 16:4) 
  • Forming Covenants (Lev 2:13, Num 18:19, 2 Chr 13:5)
  • To Add Flavor (Job 6:6, Mark 9:50)

LIGHT

  • Attractive Quality of Disciples Lives
    • Draw others who Want to Live Similarly (Isaiah 2:2-4; 42:6; 49:6; 60:1-3)
      • Philippians 2:14-15 Do everything without complaining and arguing, 15 so that no one can criticize you. Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people.
      • Missions, Outreach, Active in Civil Government, 
  • That Light (lifestyle) Glorifies God