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Mt 5:13-16
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As Salt
The New King James Version
13 “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.
The Message Bible
13 “Let me tell you why you are here. You’re here to be salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this earth. If you lose your saltiness, how will people taste godliness? You’ve lost your usefulness and will end up in the garbage.
What is the purpose of salt?
 
When is salt good?
 
When is salt bad?
 
What does it mean for salt to loose its flavor or saltiness? How could that happen?



the following links can provide some interesting insight:
http://www.wasalt.com.au/SaltUses.html
http://www.evidenceforchristianity.org/can-salt-lose-its-saltiness/
http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/13043-salt

 
As Light
14 “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 14-16 “Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven.
Have you even been in a cave with no light?
 
When do you want the lights on?
 
Do you ever want a light that doesn’t shine out for someone else’s benefit?
 
When is light beautiful?
 
Do we posses light of ourselves, or is it reflected?
 
What are the implications of being a reflector of light?
 
What are the implications of being a refractor of light?



the following links can provide some interesting insight:
http://www.sermons4kids.com/pluggedin.html
http://www.goarch.org/archdiocese/departments/youth/youthworkers/sessions/JOY20GOYA20Light20of20the20World.pdf
 
Updated: Aug 30, 2014