"Who's Influencing Who?" (Matthew 5:13-16)

Sermon Date: 
Oct 30 2016
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Please feel free to use the following as a reflection, personal study, or for your Life Group. Please be sensitive to other views expressed. (NOTE AUDIO SERMON STARTS AT 1:18)

INITIAL QUESTIONS
1. How would you define darkness or evil?
2. How do you think evil is being disguised in our society?
3. Should Christians avoid being around the darkness in fear of sinning?

READ MATTHEW 5:1-16

QUESTIONS FOR FURTHER DISCUSSION / STUDY
1.It seems each year the evil elements of Halloween become more and more dark each year. What might this be saying about our culture in general?

2. Is there a connection between the beatitudes and being the Salt and Light? How so?

3. Based on the assigned text, what is the calling placed upon Christians living in this dark world?

4. Why do you think Jesus makes reference for Christians to be the Salt of the earth? Light of the world?

5. How is it possible to be the Salt and Light without falling under the influence of the darkness around us?

6. What might be some examples in Christians losing their Saltiness or Light? What is the downfall as such?

IN CONCLUSION
How did God speak to you through this reflection / study?

You ARE the Salt and Light!
Blessings in our Lord,
Pastor Trevor