Series: The Salt And Light Company by Stuart Briscoe

NOTE: This sermon is part 1, 2, and 3 of a 3 part sermon series. Three sermons outlines are included in this download.

PREVIEWS:

Part 1: Salt of the Earth (1 of 3)
Series: The Salt And Light Company
Stuart Briscoe
Matthew 5:13

Jesus told His disciples, "You are the salt of the earth." He was telling them that they were to play a significant role in their society. The same applies to the church today. How this role is to be fulfilled is the subject before us today.

I. The Status of Being Salt.

A. Being salt is not optional.
1. "You are…" v. 13

2. "Follow me…fishers of men." 4:19

3. "He saw the crowds…began to teach (disciples.)" 5:1

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Part 2: The Light of the World (2 of 3)
Series: The Salt And Light Company
Stuart Briscoe
Matthew 5:14-16

Jesus continued to outline His expectations of His disciples by telling them that in addition to being the salt of the earth they were the light of the world. How does this apply to us today?

I. An Explanation. v. 14

A. The "calling" aspect.
1. "You are the light of the world."

2. "You are the light of the world."

B. The "continuation" aspect.
1. The prophetic promise. Isaiah 42:6 7

2. The messianic statement. John 8:12; 9:5

3. The apostolic commission. Matthew 5:14 16

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Part 3: Good Deeds (3 of 3)
Series: The Salt And Light Company
Stuart Briscoe
Ephesians 2:8-10

Jesus called his disciples to be salt and light. Their effectiveness was related to their capacity for producing "good deeds" which would so impress people that they would praise the "Father in heaven." How does this apply to us?

I. "Good Deeds" Are Not the Basis of Salvation.

A. Salvation is God's remedy for the human dilemma.
1. Salvation from spiritual deadness. v. 1

2. Salvation from spiritual delusion. v. 2a; 1 John 2:16-17

3. Salvation from spiritual domination. vv. 2b 3

4. Salvation from spiritual doom. v. 3b
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