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1 Jun 22Blessings and Curses Jun 29Blessings for all Jul 6Open, Poor & blessed Jul 13Sharing, mourning & being blessed Jul 20Gentle, grounded & blessed Jul 27Sorted and blessed Aug 3(End of holiday club) Aug 10Pure, merciful & blessed Aug 17Engaged in peace & blessed Aug 24Committed, persecuted & blessed Aug 31Salt and light

2 Inward: Poor in Spirit, Mourn, Meek Desire Righteousness Outward: Pure in Heart, Merciful, Peacemakers Persecuted, Salt and Light 1

3 Offering Song Jesus, be the centre Be my source, be my light, Jesus. Jesus, be the Centre Be my hope, be my song, Jesus. Be the fire in my heart Be the wind in these sails; Be the reason that I live Jesus, Jesus. Jesus, be my vision Be my path, be my guide, Jesus. The offering funds the work of this church 10% is given to Tear Fund and BMS World Mission for work overseas 2

4 In Groups What does Salt do? What does Light do? 6

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17 In Groups What does Salt do? Flavour, preservative, soothing ointment, keep roads safe What does Light do? Warn (lighthouse), make clear (street lights, reading light), celebration (birthday, Christmas), Keep safe (security), give information (clock), warmth (sun)

18 Matthew 5 13 “Let me tell you why you are here. You’re here to be salt- seasoning that brings out the God-flavours of this earth. If you lose your saltiness, how will people taste godliness? You’ve lost your usefulness and will end up in the garbage “Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colours in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven. 2

19 Song: Be Salt, Be Light Be salt, be light, Show God’s love to those around you Be bold, be strong, For the Lord your God is with you. I am not afraid, (No! No! No!) I am not dismayed, (Not me!) Because I’m walking in faith and victory, Come on and walk in faith and victory, For the Lord your God is with you. 2

20 Groups Children: Make people out of play dough (which has salt and glitter in it) Adults: Why does Jesus say we need to be salt and light? 5

21 Why are we to be salt and light? Bring out best in others (flavour) Help people defrost their cold hearts Show value what precious Help move people from the fog of despair Preserve Heal -Protect Warn Celebrate Make clear: truth, Jesus (Shed light) Lead Interesting: Contrasts Show way: Bring together

22 Groups Children: Make initial letters out of play dough for all the adults and children in the group Adults: Where and to whom are we to be salt and light? Draw / write all the places on the big sheet of paper (there must be at least 3 places for each person in the group) Bring out best in others - defrost cold hearts - Show what is precious – way from fog of despair Preserve - Heal – Protect - Warn - Celebrate Make clear: truth, Jesus - Lead – Show Contrasts Show way: Bring together 5

23 Groups: All together Start with all the play dough people at home and someone says “Dear God, help X, Y, A, B and C to be salt and light at Home this week” Then in turn find out who is going to each location (e.g. School, Work) 5 Bring out best in others - defrost cold hearts - Show what is precious – way from fog of despair Preserve - Heal – Protect - Warn - Celebrate Make clear: truth, Jesus - Lead – Show Contrasts Show way: Bring together

24 Matthew 5 13 “Let me tell you why you are here. You’re here to be salt- seasoning that brings out the God-flavours of this earth. If you lose your saltiness, how will people taste godliness? You’ve lost your usefulness and will end up in the garbage “Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colours in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven.

25 Top 9 God Flavours What happens when we live God’s way? He brings gifts into our lives, much the same way that fruit appears in an orchard— things like: affection for others, exuberance about life, serenity. We develop a willingness to stick with things, a sense of compassion in the heart, and a conviction that a basic holiness permeates things and people. We find ourselves involved in loyal commitments, not needing to force our way in life, able to marshal and direct our energies wisely. Galatians 5:22-23 (Message) 2

26 Which Flavour is God calling me to be this week? Love affection for others, Joyexuberance about life, Peaceserenity Patiencewillingness to stick with things, Kindnessa sense of compassion in the heart, Goodnessa conviction that a basic holiness permeates things and people. Faithfulnessinvolved in loyal commitments, Gentlenessnot needing to force our way in life, Self Controlable to marshal and direct our energies wisely. Tip up! 5

27 Jesus, be the centre Be my source, be my light, Jesus. Jesus, be the Centre Be my hope, be my song, Jesus. Be the fire in my heart Be the wind in these sails; Be the reason that I live Jesus, Jesus. Jesus, be my vision Be my path, be my guide, Jesus. Affection for others, Exuberance about life, Serenity Willingness to stick with things, Sense of compassion in the heart, Conviction that a basic holiness permeates things and people. Involved in loyal commitments, No need to force our way in life, Able to marshal and direct our energies wisely. 1

28 Light of the world, You stepped down into darkness, Opened my eyes, let me see 4

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31 Love affection for others, Joyexuberance about life, Peaceserenity Patiencewillingness to stick with things, Kindnessa sense of compassion in the heart, Goodnessa conviction that a basic holiness permeates things and people. Faithfulnessinvolved in loyal commitments, Gentlenessnot needing to force our way in life, Self Controlable to marshal and direct our energies wisely. Not seeking after righteousness 2

32 Reflection Do I keep my head down, so that I am not insulted for being a Christian? Do I keep silent to avoid persecution? Is popularity or a quiet life more important to me than Jesus and his righteousness? REPENT! 2

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35 Groups: Children: Colour in Plates Adults: Prayer Our Father in heaven Hallowed be your name Your kingdom come Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven Give us today our daily bread Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours, now and for ever. Amen 5 Desire – Prayer – handouts – meet one to one (own)

36 From Amen to Action “Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.” And may the Blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always. Our Gathered worship has ended, our Worship & Service continue


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