09 July 2023 (am) – Matthew 5:13-16
|Andy Bruins preaching from Matthew on Sunday 9th July 2023.|
Having established the “norms” of God’s Kingdom – those things that should characterise all of those who have entered it – Jesus now speaks about the impact that living this way will have on the world around us.
Q How has Christianity positively shaped the world we live in? How would you respond to the accusation that much evil has also been done under the banner of Christianity?
Q Read v13. How does Jesus describe His disciples? What was salt used for in the ancient world? What does it look like for disciples to be “salty”?
Q Why is this kind of saltiness essential? (see 13b)
Q Read v14-16. In what way are Christians to be like light? What is the light that Jesus is speaking of?
Q What will make people praise God (rather than us) when they see our good deeds?
Q What are some of the simplest ways that we can be more like salt and light today?