Series: Hillside Radical
Hillside Radical: Salt and Light
August 27, 2023 | John Durham
CHRIST FOLLOWERS ARE TO BE GLOBAL INFLUENCERS…We sent Highland Mission Teams and Highlanders as Missionaries to 25 countries so far this year from Jan 1, 2023 – Today. Map
WE DON’T HOLD ONTO OUR FAITH PRIVATELY; WE HOLD OUT OUR FAITH PUBLICLY.
Salt and Light… 1. Purify 2. Heal 3. Bring Life 4. Are Pervasive
Our Christian habit is to bewail the world’s deteriorating standards with an air of self-righteous dismay. We criticize its violence, dishonesty, immorality, disregard for human life, and materialistic greed. ‘The world is going down the drain,’ we say. But whose fault is it? Let me put it like this: If the house is dark when night comes, there is no sense in blaming the house; that is what happens when the sun goes down. The question to ask is, ’Where is the light?’ In similar form, if the meat goes bad and becomes inedible, there is no sense in blaming the meat; this is what happens when bacteria are left alone to breed. The question to ask is, ’Where is the salt?’ Just so, if society deteriorates and its standards decline until it becomes like a dark night or a stinking fish, there is no sense in blaming society; that is what happens when fallen men and women are left to themselves, and human selfishness is unchecked. The question to ask is, ‘Where is the Church? Why are the holders of salt and light of Jesus Christ not permeating our society?" - Stott
IF YOU MOVE AWAY FROM THE BIBLE, YOU MOVE AWAY FROM JESUS.
THE ESSENCE OF CHRISTIANITY IS THAT WE GIVE JESUS OUR SIN AND HE GIVES US HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS.
In this sermon series, we'll look at the Sermon on the Mount and what Jesus is calling us to.