Our Relationship to the World (Matthew 5:13-16)

Our Relationship to the World Matthew 5:13-16

Matthew 5:13-16

I. Salt (5:13)

    A. Must come into contact with something to affect it (Romans 12:1-2)
    B. What happens when it loses its effectiveness? (Luke 14:34-35)

II. Light (5:14)

    A. Jesus (John 8:12; 1:4-5)
    B. Disciples (Ephesians 5:8)
    C. More than mere reflection, we must burn as lamps lit from His fire! (John 12:36; Philippians 2:14-16; 1 Thessalonians 5:4-8)

III. “On a hill” … “on a lampstand” (5:14-15)

    A. Covert discipleship is forbidden (Matthew 10:32-33)
    B. As part of the local church (Revelation 1:20)

IV. Motivation (5:16)

    A. Marshall Keeble: “The Bible does not say to make your light shine, but it says to let it shine!”
    B. Good works to glorify God (Ephesians 2:10; Galatians 6:10; James 2:20-22, 24)

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