Sunday, February 9, 2014

Salty Bright and Good

We are to be Salt and a Light
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Pastor Jerry was reading from Matthew 5:13-20 about Salt and Light.

Matthew 5: 13, 14 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.  Ye are the light of the world.  A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid.

Salt is used to flavor and to preserve.  Salt that has lost taste is not worth anything.

Some people are so bright that they can light up a room.  Not a blinding light, but a steady beam.  Not just their little circle, but they bring hope and courage to those around them.  They are not the source, but they carry the light. 

Let your light shine holding it high so that all might see.  Share and teach the Word of God.

Many Christians hold their faith to be private.  They are silent and shy about their faith, and we wonder if they are actually not secure in what they believe.

We give to missions local and far, yet we do not see the results, but in faith we continue to give.  As Jesus would do, we serve all persons. 

We do this because of Jesus and the way he reached out to those who were sinners to bring them into the light.

His light was not glaring and overbearing to turn them away, but to bring them close.

A pinch of salt in the pot is enough to bring flavor.  A large cup of salt will ruin the soup.

We do not want to force our faith on others, or step on toes, but we must not be silent completely because we are told by Jesus to go out and change the world; as we are salt and light.  We must demonstrate salt and light by our words and our actions.

True righteousness does not mean “Holier than thou.”  Faith can be summed up by some on a bumper sticker or on a tee shirt.

Many will know Christ by our works, our example and way of life.  Practice your Righteousness.  Some may ask, “Why are you doing this?”  We answer it is the command of Christ.

Volunteers are needed to listen rather than do a lot of talking.  Then the person will be able to listen to you.

Jesus came not to enforce the law but to fulfill it.  Catch a glimpse of His life, and soak it in.  Jesus said, “You are the Salt and also the Light of the world.”

Stay Tasty and Brilliant

1 comment:

Floyd said...

We're definitely called to action. Light can be seen and salt can be tasted. "Tasty and brilliant." i like that!