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.