Salt & Light

February 20, 2022

Matthew 5:13-16

Pastor Terry Wilcox

  1. Jesus says, “You are the light of the world.” In the Bible, light is used as a symbol of holiness, goodness, knowledge, grace, hope, and God’s revelation.
    I believe Jesus’ use of salt and light are metaphors for .
    Both Matthew 5:13 and Matthew 5:14 begin with .
    We are to influence this world for the   .
    These four verses summarize our .
    I Peter 2:9
  2. The presupposition of Jesus’ announcement is that the world is    and .
    What are the three top qualities you want in a leader?
    Jeremiah 17:9
    Mark 7:21-24
    Only God changes the  !
  3. Salt: a metaphor for .
    Salt adds flavor, fights , creates thirst, may cause , contributes , and  life.
  4. “You are the light of the world.” Matthew 5:14
    Light dispels
    Light reveals 
    Light is necessary for lifeLight gives direction
    Light makes movement possible

    Jesus alludes to risk:
    · Salt
      Exposed to elements or separated
    · Light
       Can be obscured or hidden


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