Light of the World 3: Glory Givers

by Rev. Vince Finnegan on March 3, 2013
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Part one - SASA, part two - Speak Good Words, and part three - Ambassadors

Matthew 5:13-16
– The qualifiers for salt and light are the beatitudes – humility, mourning, meekness, hunger and thirst after righteousness, mercy, purity of heart, peace makers, and rejoicing under persecution. When we live accordingly, we have the impact of salt and light.

Salt represents a preserving quality. Your presence has impact because the blessing of God goes with you.

Philippians 2:3-16
We are the lights of the world.

Ephesians 5:5-20
As we walk rightly, we are light. We must be careful not to fellowship with darkness because it will quickly overcome the light in you.

1Peter 2:1-5
Non-Christians are self focused; young Christians struggle to transition from self to God focus. Mature Christians understand the purpose of life is to glorify God, to please Him.

1Peter 2:12
The aim of our life is not to please self but God and to help others to glorify Him.

Matthew 9:1-8, 1Corinthians 2:1-5
– Jesus, Paul, and all true servants of Yahweh knew their lives were to be reflected light. The light that was in them came from God and should be reflected back to Him.

Matthew 5:14-16
“See your good works and glorify your Father”

2Corinthians 5:15-21
We are salt, light bearers, strangers, pilgrims, and ambassadors for Christ. Christ took our place on the cross so that we can take his place now as ambassadors.

What we think (SASA) and what we speak (Speak Good Words) make us salt or salt less, light or darkness.

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