January 31, 2021

How Should Christians Engage the World Around Them?

Anthony Gammage – Matthew 5:13-16

Sermon Quotes

Matthew 5:13–16
13“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet.”

14 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. 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.”

Mark 9:50
“Salt is good, but if the salt has lost its saltiness, how will you make it salty again? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.”

1 Peter 2:9
“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.”

Matthew 5:3–9

3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”
5 “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.”
 6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.”
7 “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.”
8 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.”
9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.”

Matthew 5:10–12

10 “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
11 “Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.”
12 “Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”

John 8:12
Again, Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

“Flight into the invisible is a denial of the call. A community of Jesus which seeks to hide itself has ceased to follow him.”
-Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Discipleship