Matthew’s Gospel records perhaps the greatest and most powerful sermon ever preached, a Word that modern translations have titled, “The Sermon on the Mount.” In this sermon Jesus takes time to encourage, challenge, charge, educate, and affirm the crowd who was blessed to be present that day; as well as the timeless universal church. While there is much one can glean from this sermon one profound insight is that of Christ’s metaphors for His disciples, we are to be salt and light.
Coming off of a study of Paul’s letter to the Colossian Church we launch into this month recognizing the balance of “being” and “doing,” the need to be connected to Christ as the head of the church, and to seek Him first in all we do, say, and think. With this as our perspective, the first three weeks of the month of February will include a season of taking a closer look at what Christ was charging His disciples to do, as we embrace these two timeless metaphors.
Why did he call us the Salt of the Earth? Why are we known as the Light of the World? What does this look like in practical terms? Join us for the next three weeks as we study these four profound verses of Matthew’s gospel. May we be impacted through his highlighting of what it means to be a disciple who makes disciples.
February 5th / Salt of the Earth / Matthew 5:13
February 12th / Light of the World / Matthew 5:14-16
February 19th / A Practical Example of Salt and Light / CRU Sunday