Pass the Salt… Hit the Lights!

Pass the Salt… Hit the Lights!

Pass the Salt… Hit the Lights!

(Matthew 5:13-16)
Sunday, October 14, 2018 

Salt:

1. Is PRECIOUS.

(John 3:16; Romans 5:8; Ephesians 2:4-5)

2. PRESERVES and PROTECTS from contamination. 

(Romans 1:18-31; 1 John 2:15-17; Jonah 3:10; Luke 13:34; 2 Peter 3:9; 2 Corinthians 2:16-18; John 1:1-5; Psalm 119:105)

3. HEALS. 

(2 Chronicles 7:14; Matthew 18)

4. Increases THIRST. 

(Psalm 41:1-2)

5. CONTAMINATION reduces salts usefulness. 

(Romans 12:1-2; 2 Timothy 2:21-22)

Light:

6. EXPOSES what is hidden in the dark.

(Ephesians 5:8-13; 2 Peter 1:19)

7. Gives GUIDANCE, showing the WAY we should FOLLOW.

(John 8:12; Psalm 119:105, Psalm 119:130; 2 Timothy 3:16; John 13:12-17; 1 Corinthians 11:1-2; Philippians 3:17; 1 Timothy 4:12; 1 Peter 2:21)

8. Encourages GROWTH.

(Hebrews 10:24; Ephesians 4:14-16)

Taking it further to help you THRIVE 

1.  Looking back at your notes from this week’s teaching, was there anything that particularly caught your attention, challenged, or confused you?

2.  In what ways are you surrounded by the pollution and contamination of the world and its systems? 

How could your presence in your home, workplace, school, neighborhood be acting as a “preservative”? Can you describe a personal example of this?

3.Salt absorbs water. The Bible calls itself Water. What does your absorption of the Water of the Word look like on a weekly basis? In what ways could you increase or improve your absorption of it?

4.In what ways can believers hide their light? What are some dangers in doing this?

5.Describe someone who has been salt and light in your life. In what ways did they do this? What was their impact upon you?