You are the Light for Jesus here in Owingsville and your families 2
13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. 14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
With a bowl of salt sitting beside a bowl of sugar; both ground the same, how do you tell one? apart from the other? Do you walk up and ask it? Put it under a microscope to get a better view? Send it somewhere for testing? Taste!
Lay a Christian beside a sinner, both with the same background and habits, how do you tell them apart? Sometimes that one is even tougher!
1. We are the Salt of the Earth.
a. If the salt loses its flavour or “savor” what good is it. What am I good for if you can’t tell what I am? Many are allowing themselves to live lives we would call “trashy” they will be cast out and trodden upon
b. Even before someone knows you personally they should be able to see your light shining for Jesus!
Matthew 5:14 (KJV)
Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
c. Many “Christians” today no longer can be told from the rest of the world!
29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. 30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. 31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice
2. We are the Light of the World
a. If you have Jesus in your heart you have Light and you are light. (a light bulb doesn’t give light because of the glass on the outside but what is on the inside) God has given you that power to be a witness for Him!
1 Thessalonians 5:5KJV
5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
b. You are the only light to shine here in this town don’t wait for someone else to show the way they may not be the one God sent!
22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
c. You are the only hope many out there will have because you are the one God sent!
3. Let your Light Shine here in Owingsville!
a. Too many “Christians” like to hide their light like they are ashamed of it! Even at home or in church!
b. How will they hear without a preacher? Not just the one behind the pulpit but also the soul winner willing to take the gospel outside the church!
14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
c. Too many say I can’t say it right but God will give you the words to say God will give you the help you need! Every time you try you plant a new seed! Keep planting those seeds keep shining your light keep up your saltiness!
8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.