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JESUS OBEDIENCE SCHOOL
Quick Review Theme: STAY in Jesus words Week 1:Jesus first words – in my Fathers house Week 2:Jesus temptation – WORD not WORLD
Quick Review Week 3: Jesus first miracle – fills thirsty world w/JOY Week 4: Jesus first message – REPENT, the kingdom of heaven is near
SERMON ON THE MOUNT
SALT + LIGHT
You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no loner good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men. (Matt. 5:13)
What on earth is this about? Why be salty?
Why be salty? Preservative: prevents decay in this rotting, dying world Seasoning: adds flavor
Salt in the Bible Used to season grain offerings (Lev. 2:13) Covenant of Salt (Num 18:19, 2 Chron. 13:5) Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt (Col. 4:6)
Salty Discussion 1.What evidence is there that society is rotting? 2.What causes us to stop being salty? 3.What are some practical ways we can be salty at work and elsewhere?
You are the light of the world. A city 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 men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. (Matt. 5:14-16)
Light in the Bible God is light (1 Jn. 1:5) Jesus is the light of men (Jn. 1:4) The Lord is my light and my salvation (Ps. 27:1)
Light vs. Darkness Light: goodness, holiness, purity & truth Darkness: sin, rebellion, ignorance & spiritual blindness
Darkness in the Bible Genesis: over the surface of the deep – light brought life (1:1-3) Place of no return (Job 10:21) Plague of darkness in Egypt (Ex. 10:21) Crucifixion: 3 hours of darkness (Matt. 27:45) Unfruitful deeds of darkness (Eph. 5:11)
Enlightened Discussion 1.How does our role as light complement our role as salt? 2.Why are we sometimes tempted to hide our light? 3.What happens when people see our good deeds?
Individual Application What one thing will you ask God to help you do this week to be SALT + LIGHT in this dying and dark world?