Eagle's Landing
We are Salt and Light
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  • McDonough Campus
    2400 Hwy 42 N, McDonough, GA 30253, USA
    Sunday 9:30 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM
  • Griffin Campus
    2567 Teamon Rd, Griffin, GA 30223, USA
    Sunday 11:00 AM
To his disciples the beatitudes are a proclamation,
Jesus was saying…
“this is what it means to be a part of God’s kingdom”
“this is what the new life looks like”
“this is your new character as a disciple”

To the crowds the beatitudes are an invitation to the new, blessed life.

To both groups Jesus makes it clear that the new life does not look like what one would expect.

We don’t naturally think…
5:3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit” or “Happy is the one that is spiritually bankrupt.”

5:4 “Blessed are those who mourn or “Happy is the one that mourns over their sin.”

In the beatitudes we see a progression of how God’s transforming work changes our character from the inside out.

Today we will look at what a disciple’s INFLUENCE looks like in the world.
“You are the salt of the earth.”

SALT
Preserves
It Medicates
It Prevents Decay
It Flavors and Seasons
It’s a valuable commodity

…salt may have had 14,000 different uses.
“Worth Their Salt”
There is evidence that salt was so highly valued it was used as a form of payment.
“That’s Like Putting Salt In The Wound”
Salt was used to treat wounds and prevent decay.
“You are the light of the world."
LIGHT
Gives Vision,
Brings Clarity,
Provides Direction,
Reveals What is Hidden,
and Causes Things to Grow
Jesus declared that he is the light, now Jesus says WE are the light of the world!
How can we really be salt and light for this world?

First, notice that this isn’t simply a “to do” command. When we come to Christ “we are” salt and light!

Second, notice the absurdity of Jesus’ statement—salt not being salty and someone starting fire to light a room then hiding it.
Admonition—don’t live a diluted or dark life, if you do you miss why you were created and redeemed!
Salt and Light Insights

Jesus makes us salt and the light… stay close.

We are salt and light in the world for HIS glory!

Matthew 5:16
“In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”

Salt and light are effective when present!