Jumping into a new series, Pastor Chris takes a deep look at the words of Jesus from Matthew chapter 5, “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. You are the light of the world. A town built 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. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
So what does being salt really mean? Historically it has been taught that salt does this and therefore we as the church are this. Let me give you some examples. Salt is known as a preservative and so the church is a preservative against moral decay in society. Another approach is salt bring flavor and therefore the church bring flavor to society and culture around her. Salt is also known as a fertilizer and so we as the church create ground where there can be spiritual growth. Or when you consume salt you become thirsty and so we as believers create a thirst of those around us for God.
These are all good and biblically, there is nothing wrong with them. But there is something greater than these analogies of salt. There is something that is even greater at the core of what salt is all about.
Listen or watch along as Pastor Chris breakdown the core of salt and how we can grow our saltiness in our relationship with Christ.
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