Matthew 5:13 - 16

Sermon Outline

  • Being salt means permanence
  • Being salt means preservation
  • Being salt means purity
  • Light displays
  • Light directs

Family discussion

Younger and Older:

  1. In what ways does Jesus want His followers to preserve in the world?
  2. In what ways can we lose our saltiness?
  3. How does this passage help us understand our role in the world outside of the church?
  4. What can be the danger of us just assuming we are too unimportant for anyone in the world to notice us?

Deeper Discussion:

  1. What did it mean when God or people made a covenant of salt?  What does this tell us about what it means for us to be salt?
  2. What effect do we have on the church when we lose our saltiness?
  3. What else in the Bible is referred to as light?  How does this affect our view of what it means to be lights?
  4. In what ways are good works important as the light we shine?  What do our good works show?