Pastor Armstrong's sermon is based on Matthew 5:13-20.
Irreplaceable! (Matthew 5:13-20)
I. You are the salt of the earth
A. “You” is ____________.
B. “You” is __________________.
II. You are the salt of the earth.
A. Verses 13 and 14 are __________________ not __________________.
B. Jesus speaks not of possibility but of reality.
C. Paraphrasing Luther: “We love whatever pleases us. God’s love creates that which is pleasing to it.”
III. You are the salt of the earth.
A. Jesus has a very high view of _________________.
B. We are of such use to the world that we are ____________________ (“If the salt loses its flavor, how shall it [the world] be seasoned?”).
IV. You are the salt of the earth.
A. It improves flavor, texture, color, etc.
B. It preserves.
V. You are the salt of the earth.
A. As salt exists to ______________ food, we exist to ______________ the world.
B. Luther: “Salt cannot be salt for itself; it cannot salt itself.” So it is with us. What we are we are for the world, not for ourselves!
C. _______________ is bringing Christ to others and being Christ for others, at home, at work, at church, and in the community.