That's how it still works. The Second Coming If Jesus fulfilled the Law, how should view it? b. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. But when the time comes for the sustained, heavy lifting of daily obedience, we can't budge the burden. 1. 1. What does the Bible say to the church, and to the individual Christian, about the role of politics in the church? Desalted salt is unfit even for manure. When the salt is worthless then the meat rots. And yet, England did not go through a revolution. iv. iv. 1. The OT will be around as long as the universe is around. iii. The Law is like math. i. You don’t need to close the deal every time you are with someone. d.      Will He start a different Kingdom than what Daniel prophesied about? b. During the ride, police say, his 1983 Harley Davidson spun out of control, and he flew headfirst over the handlebars. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and … The salt of the earth. v.                         Let your light shine in your neighborhood. Of the many things to which salt could refer to, its use as a food preservative was probably its most basic function. b.      Jesus Christ fulfills the OT Law (5:17b). 1. Moderation and Balance iii. One example is found in Matthew 5:13: “You are the salt of the earth. Redeeming and restoring the arts. iv. 3. Like the story of Jonah being on a whale for three days. First, Jesus was basically saying our lifestyle should be a manifestation of his light. The influence of our lives is directly related to our disposition and character. vii. d.      #2- Paul says that we are no longer under the Law. 3. 40:3, Is. The Law should not be abandoned. c.       Jesus Christ affirms all of the OT Law (5:18). (James 5:20; Mark 16:15, 2 Corinthians 5:18-21) We believe that soul-winning is the Great Commission given to the Church. 2. 2. 23:4, “They tie up heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on people’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to move them with their finger….”, ii. Basis of Salvation There has been a lot of interest and talk of redeeming and restoring culture. Jesus is saying that His teachings are on par with the OT. iv. They talk a lot. Why was it spared? c.       The Old Testament was like a type-writer, Jesus is like a computer. The combined download below includes complete teacher notes, craft examples, object lessons, a preschool version, coloring page, and worksheets. There have been times when I have used the weight machines where you put the pin in and adjust it to the proper weight. vi. (1 John 4:7; Romans 12:18) We believe in Christian tolerance to all who believe in the deity and redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Jesus is showing the gap between what God actually requires, and what we can actually do. The Law is good, not bad. They perfectly followed the Law. In a similar way, there were many people who were thinking that this Jesus was starting something totally different or totally new. ii. So the Bible does say sex is for a man and a woman inside marriage to nurture love and commitment in a long-term permanent relationship of marriage. iv. Make friends with the world, which is antichrist. a. I know this comes as a shock. The King had a motto: “After me the deluge.”  He was absolutely right, it was a prophetic voice. Are we against the Law? x. 8. (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17) We believe that the second coming of Christ is literal and inevitable. The kind of Christians who actually live the beatitudes are light salt and light to the world, they will have an influence in the world. The Law is good, but following it with vigor doesn’t get you anywhere. It’s like weightlifting. Each weekly Salt & Light session includes a spiritual practice alongside thought-provoking commentary and discussion prompts. i. Jesus disciples will live lives of purity and righteousness, and will shine and stick out in this dark world. Let's examine the implications of the image of salt and light. b. Are we still under it? He left people thinking. Now we have a new Law, the Law of Christ. a. b. It is then that the world is made to listen to her message, though it may hate it at first.’. There were dozens of uses for salt. viii. b. i.  Mat. Water Baptism The more decay in society means that society looks less and less like Downton Abbey and more and more like MTV’s Cribs. 4. 23:25, “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! We need to remember salt must not lose its taste and light must not be hidden. If someone asks “how are you today?”  you tell them, “Better than I deserve.”, 2. 3. No, He is telling them to let their light shine in the dark places. We try it a little, and we succeed. Turn in your Bible with me to the 5 th chapter of Matthew for our study tonight. ii. d.      “These laws were like empty jars, and Jesus comes along and fills them…He fills full the Law, as He fulfilled the Law.”. Have an event, bible study or course that might interest Salt&Light readers? b. Salt and Light Women’s Bible Study Growing in Wisdom & Faith (A Woman After God's Own Heart Series) by Elizabeth George This is a study of the book of James, exploring the themes below and more: • Persevering through life’s troubles • Putting on a heart of patience • Planning the future with God in mind Jesus has brought the whole system to an end. The enjoyment of the heart, coupled with the act of obedience, is what Jesus is after. 3. iii. Jesus is saying that the Pharisees are doing the rights things, but internally their hearts are not righteous. Your unbelieving husband may not want to hear the gospel every day, but he can’t NOT be affected by your life. ii. Does debt affect giving in modern times in light of the Israelite tithe and slaves? a. Heaven The Pharisees manipulated the Law. However it needs to be interpreted in light of Jesus’ fulfillment. It’s like when the owner’s manual comes to a car and says something like, “Change the oil every so many thousand miles,” it’s not busywork, it’s saying that’s how the car was designed, [and] if you violate that you will actually hurt the car. b.      That’s the kind of external religiosity that God rejects. Stop and capture the significance of this statement. Unity, Liberty, and Love 7-9—Jesus started a New Covenant. Everything that a typewriter wanted to be when it was a little boy (and more!) And if we put ourselves back under the Law, even though the Law is incredible, we lose a LOT! i. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith—.”. vi. I can think of at least three reasons. If you relax the Law, there are major consequences, to society and to the individual. Drop us your details at hello@saltandlight.sg. 14 You are the light of the world - like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. is now found in the computer. The two extremes: 1. The Amplified Version makes this a lot clearer. 2. What was salt used for in Bible times? I want us to avoid assuming that all possible uses of salt were in view here. Question: "What does it mean that believers are to be salt and light (Matthew 5:13-16)?" This is an clever suggestion, but the problem is that the Law is never divided up. It’s like accounting or engineering. The Influence of Light (5:14–16). Was it their suave diplomats? (Ephesians 2:8) We believe that before salvation we have no righteousness of our own and must come to God through the righteousness of Christ. The Pharisees externalized the Law. “Oh sweetie, why did you do this?”. 1. True Christianity, as displayed in the Beatitudes, has a tremendous amount of influence. If you are a doctor speaking to a room of people who have cancer, don’t tell them they have a bad cough. a.       Don’t think you can save yourself by obeying the Law. If you read the Law and pat yourself on the back, you are unsaved. The sun produces light, the moon reflects light. Redeeming and restoring politics. Menu. (John 14:2; Revelation 7:15-17) We believe that heaven is a literal place, eternally existent. 3. This is a great argument for the truth of Scripture: 2. For effectiveness the Christian must retain his Christlikeness, as salt must retain its saltiness. Starting now all the way through v. 48, Jesus will show a greater righteousness. 3. This means that the world decays like rotten fish or meat, but Christians slow the process. vii. (2 Corinthians 5:10; Revelation 20: 11-13) We believe that all shall stand one day before God in final judgment, and there receive eternal reward or eternal judgment. “For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished.”. In the Bible, we find two remarkable testimonials about us, the disciples of Jesus. IV. Make people a little uncomfortable. 2. b.      Don’t buy in to the deadly idea that your good can somehow outweigh your bad. iv. ii. Jesus teaches that the Scriptures are inspired. It says “You are the lig… Let you light shine as a mother. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavour? Think of it like the sun and the moon: 1. When Jesus spoke of light He was saying that the world is in darkness. If your life is not different in a righteous way, you will have no credibility. The hands are outstretched—pointing to Jesus. i.  Gal. The Law was good, but it didn’t produce holy lives. Say randomly, “God is so good.”  And watch people’s reaction. (John 3:1; Romans 5:8, Romans 10:9-10) We believe that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us, signing the pardon of all who believe on Him and confess Jesus Christ as their Lord. Salt was a warning against being good for nothing and light was used to show us how to be good for something. But if your focus is on the being salt and light, if your focus in on redeeming culture and restoring culture, you end up creating Pharisees and self-righteous zombies. iii. vii. Can you make it salty again? Evangelism ii. Does the OT Law still apply to us? Salt and Light - “You are the salt of the earth. #4- It means He is the perfect interpreter of the Law. v.                         #3- It means He perfectly lived the Law and perfectly followed the Law. b. iii. i. This Sunday School lesson is from Matthew 5:13-20. Does it still apply today? Can we pick and choose the parts of the Law we like and the parts that no longer apply? Living the Law was and is, unsustainable. 53:4. In fact, the Spirit is doing what the could never do. They developed a system of laws around the Law. iv. What did Jesus mean by "Salt and Light"? Q. 25 But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian…”. The Law was a schoolmaster that showed us our sin. 3. They do this because they think we are the New Israel, we have replaced Israel, and we are the Kingdom of God, and we will eventually Christianize the entire world, so let’s re-establish this OT Law. Maybe they are gossiping? ii. They stop talking. "Now that faith/Christ has come, we are no longer under the supervision of the law"—but not because the law is contrary to the promises; rather, it is because the law is fulfilled in Christ and the Spirit in a manner similar to the way a typewriter is fulfilled in the technology of a computer. The Lord says that we are salt and light.That doesn’t mean we will become salt and light in the distant future, but that we are already salt and light, here and now. An online Bible Study website! iii. Drop us your details at hello@saltandlight.sg. ii. 1. That is how the Old Testament law worked. 2. This embodies individual and corporate expressions of praise and thanksgiving and reverence in holiness. What does this mean? **. We fulfill them by typing on the computers. Nevertheless, it can become contaminated by mixture with impurities, and then it becomes useless, even dangerous. ii. i.  Christians who live the Beatitudes are light of the world. We exist to provide resources to equip the Body of Christ to enjoy learning the Word of God, dive deep into the truths of His Word, and retain these life-giving words so that they produce a harvest in their lives! We think we can lift the weight of obeying God—that we can be really good. They invented laws to get around the law. Tithes and Offerings What does it mean to be salt and light? And when the Church forgets this, and gravitates to other things, that’s when the Church fails. It’s a package, and God never splits it up like that. We are not under the Law, we are under grace: 1. 7:14, “For the unbelieving husband is made holy because of his wife, and the unbelieving wife is made holy because of her husband. Focus on getting the gospel out! The function of salt is largely negative: it prevents decay. 3. 1. One of those riding in protest was a 55-year-old man from Parish, New York. ii. One commentator made this comparison…. 5. Was it their Navy? If you focus on the Great Commission. It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless. The Fall of Man I delight in doing this. i. 1.4K likes. b. Salt & Light Bible Studies. Salt&Light does not organise or own the events listed below. I should preface this by saying, “I am not a frequenter of the gym. Some interpret this as implying that God fulfilled the civil law, and the ceremonial law, but we still need to follow the moral law. 1. ix. d.      Jesus Christ ramps up the Law (5:19-20). A city built on a hill cannot be hid. It is HIS divine will that young people come to faith in Jesus Christ and find salvation through the Gospel and the work of the Holy Spirit to bring them to faith. Not even a comma is insignificant. Every comma is inspired. Have an event, bible study or course that might interest Salt&Light readers? Have an event, bible study or course that might interest Salt&Light readers? You are the salt of the earth. The Church as Salt and Light Matthew 5:13-16 This series of bible studies are designed to be used in your small group, however they also contain additional ‘Going Deeper’ background notes at the end for a deeper understanding and for use as a sermon guide. b. vii. Salvation Through Grace 5. Paul's critique of the Judaizers is that they are typing on manual typewriters after computers are on the desk! If you relax these commandments, there will be consequences: 1. ii. You have a group of unbelievers and they are discussing immoral things, maybe they are cussing? But the point, I think, is that Jesus is basically telling everyone that that are hopeless. What happened was utterly fascinating! In Him we are salt and light (Matt. iii. No. 3:4-9, “…though I myself have reason for confidence in the flesh also. Answer: Jesus used the concepts of salt and light a number of different times to refer to the role of His followers in the world. They developed a system of procedures and duties, but it was void of the heart. e.       Salt of the earth—not honey of the earth. Again, imagine someone saying that fulfilled the Law. vii. There is a subtle danger I want to warn you about. Salt and Light: College and Careers Bible Study welcomes you to our official Facebook page! 2. Jesus said that we are "the salt of the earth" and "the light of the world".Being salt and light is not optional. During his own boyhood Jesus must often have watched his mother use salt in the kitchen and light the lamps when the sun went down. This is an astounding claim and an astounding implication…. Wesley was born again, lived out the Beatitudes, and proclaimed the gospel! d.      This is what the Millennium will be like, and this is what true Christians will be like in the meantime. 3. NOTE:  Men, there is a right answer and a wrong answer to this unforeseen question. The dividing wall of hostility is over. a. Now He is working in and through the Church, which is male-female-Jew-Gentile. (Revelation 20:10,15) We believe that hell is a literal place of eternal torment for all who reject the Lord Jesus. This has been misapplied to say that Christians are to “spice up life” for people. 3. a. (1 John 1:9) We believe that upon sincere repentance and a wholehearted acceptance of Christ as Lord, we are justified before God. a.      Jesus Christ approves of the OT Law (5:17) “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets…”. He left people curious. ii. But when you type on a computer, you are really still using the old manual typewriter's technology. viii. What do you think it means to be good for something? I think it means at least four things. I am not well-known at the Buck Center.”. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. a.       William Wilberforce—who led the abolition of slavery in Great Britain. The Law should still be taught. He is our New Sabbath Rest, or better and more perfect Sacrifice. We’re a team of men and women who are committed to building up the Body of Christ by providing Bible studies for all ages and interest levels. Lighthouses blow no horns, they just shine.” D.L. 3. (1 John 5:7) We believe God is Triune: Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, the three in one. 2. Home; About. d.      NOTE: The right answer is: “Sweetie, how could I not? 2. It was a burden on people, and it was oppressive. David has been full-time in the Lord’... More. 1. iii. c.       The viewer is drawn to Christ in subtle and overt ways. And interestingly enough, what happens when people believe the gospel and get saved, is they instantly become salt and light. A person can’t say, “I obeyed the Law close enough.”  You either did or you didn’t, there is no middle ground. (Gal. Dr Lloyd-Jones emphasized this: ‘The glory of the gospel is that when the Church is absolutely different from the world, she invariably attracts it. vi. “I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.”. 2. The Lord’s Supper But in putting them away, we do not destroy them. ”. f.        The solution to this is that we focus, not on redeeming culture, but focus on the Great Commission. The Greek word ‘phos’ used by Matthew in place of light here gives the meaning ‘manifest’. Salt and light are indispensable household commodities. 1. There were dozens of uses for salt. 2. Background Study: Jesus gives this short parable during the Sermon on the Mount but it is also repeated throughout the gospels in different contexts (Mark 4:21-22 and Luke 8:16; 11:33).Rock salt came from underground mines. 5. vi. “If you are not an enigma to people, then you should seriously question your salvation.”  MLJ. a. ii. 2. Some people have a difficult time with some of the stories in the OT. This is a HUGE question, and I don’t want to pretend to try to answer it fully here, but let me take a stab. One solution to these questions is given by breaking up the law into three areas: 2. 5. You can’t divide up the Law into different sections. For more information, please click on the links in each listing to contact the organisers directly. Not only does Jesus say He agrees with it hear, but He specifically mentions Jonah and the fish, concurring with it. It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. 4. 4. Should we still sacrifice animals and not wear different fabrics together? iii. Salt&Light does not organise or own the events listed below. Salt and Light — Matthew 5:13-16. a. a. iii. 1. 4. Salt&Light does not organise or own the events listed below. That exactly what happened and France was ripped apart by the French Revolution. i.  Christians who live the Beatitudes are the salt of the earth. The Gifts and the Fruit of the Spirit What was his method:  Translate the bible, so they can hear and share the Good News, then when people got saved, they started New Testament churches. 6. Why? i. Today we are under a whole new principle, a whole new law. Salt of the Earth (5:13). It may not be your call to be in full-time ministry, rather, Jesus is telling His disciples to let their light shine, wherever they are. i.  Jesus is responding to people misunderstanding his ministry. “You are the light of the world. Helmut Thielicke (Thay-Lick-E) takes this on when is says that when you look at some Christians, ‘one would think that their ambition is to be the honeypot of the world. Christians are a kind of moral antibiotic. Like during the French Revolution there were people who wanted to change the calendar, change the week from a seven-day week to a ten-day week. If you focus on the New Birth, then God will produce people who live the Beatitudes and live like salt and light. The police and the doctor treating the man said afterward that if he had been wearing a helmet, he probably would have survived the accident. iii. c.       Heb. III. 4. For more information, please click on the links in each listing to contact the organisers directly. 7. They had laws to keep them from laws. The Gospel of John says Jesus is the true light, (John 1:9). 5. For them it’s all about the motions, all about the behavior. I am not starting something totally new. e.       It will be a gradual increase in obedience, and an enjoyment to obey. Salt&Light does not organise or own the events listed below. We’ve included everything you need to teach. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? Bible Study Salt and Light. a. Then why did Jesus call us the light of the world? John MacArthur is right when he says you can boil down this section of salt and light with one word: influence. 1. The Old Testament was a pencil doodle, and Jesus is painting. Jesus is saying, “No! 6. d.      The less salt that Christians have, means less preservation for the rotting culture. It’s not busywork. The Holy Scriptures Witnessing has some persecution attached to it; … x. ii. 3. As God's chosen people, they possessed the Word of God, and were salt and light in the world. 1. c.       This kind of heart obedience characterizes the kingdom. Moody. ix. Historians have described at length the moral corruption of English culture. a. Let’s increase it. Heaven and earth will pass away before God’s Word does. Authors; Contact; Blog; Freebies; About. The Logical connection to the Beatitudes: i.  Christians have an influence in the world: 1. Haddon Robinson tells the story about the French culture of the early 1700s was in the process of decay. vi. Have an event, bible study or course that might interest Salt&Light readers? We try to legalize Christianity or try to build the kingdom here. 2. 1. 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