JESUS: PREACHER, TEACHER, PROPHET, AND SAVIOR
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2018
THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT FROM MATTHEW 5:13-16
PART TWO: SALT AND LIGHT
Welcome to our fourth lesson in our study of the Son of God, the second person of the Holy Trinity. This week we continue our study on JESUS: PREACHER, TEACHER, PROPHET & SAVIOR. Please read MATTHEW CHAPTER 5:13-16 and see the questions below and the answers:
1. What do you think Jesus meant when he said in Verse 13 “You are the salt of the earth.” And to whom was he speaking when he says “You”?
2. Read Matthew 5:13 and tell us how can a Christian become like salt that has “lost its flavor”?
3. Why do you think Jesus meant when he said in Verse 13 that the salt that loses its flavor
“will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless.”
4. What do you think Jesus meant in Verse 14 when he said, “You are the light of the world”?
5. Where in the Gospels do you find Jesus calling himself “the light of all people” and what do you think he meant?
6. Describe the image that comes to your mind when you read Jesus saying in Verse 14 “A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.”
7. How would you explain Verse 15?
8. What do you think Jesus means in Verse 16 when he says “In the same way, let your light shine before others”?
9. What would happen in America if others could see the light of Jesus in his disciples?
10. Can you give at least three examples of how you can let your light shine?
11. What do you think the images of salt and light say to us as Christians about what our own mission in the world and in Charity?
12. Read the examples below from “Who Turned Out the Lights?” and honestly name at least three times that you as a Christian, Turned Out the Lights?
“Why would anyone try to hide a light?” Jesus asked. Unfortunately, many Christians do just that. We hide our light by:
• being quiet when we should speak up
• going along with the crowd
• denying the truth
• letting sin dim our witness for Christ
• not explaining the truth to others
• ignoring the needs of others