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Salt and Light - Matthew 5

Something nutritionists won't tell you: you need salt in your diet. People and animals cannot live without a minimal amount of salt. Unfortunately, when we get too much salt in one place (eg in our body, or in the soil, or a lake or river) it has a toxic effect.
Jesus says to his disciples, 'you are the salt of the earth; you are the light of the world.' It is his word that makes us what we are as his people. How could we fail to be what we are? Salt is meant to be spread, not concentrated. Light is meant to shine, not be hidden.
This sermon explores Matthew 5:12-20.
It was preached on February 9 at Sunday Night at St John's.
It can be used in conjunction with the Prezi zooming visuals found at this link.

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In December 2013, Sunday Night at St John's had a guest preacher from the Salvation Army, talking about his work with homeless and vulnerable people in the city of Melbourne.

This is an audio recording of that event (the guest preacher has asked not to have his name published)

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Jesus begins his Sermon on the Mount with the apparently upside-down kingdom values of the Beatitudes: 'Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven...'
These famous sayings called the Beatitudes may be well known to some of us but they still hold some surprises. The Beatitudes are not conditional blessings, 'If you do this, God will bless you,' but rather a state of already being blessed by God and living in the joy of his kingdom...

This sermon explores the Beatitudes. It's the beginning of a sermon series on 'Life in the Kingdom of God' which will follow through the Sermon on the Mount.
It was preached at Sunday Night at St John's on the 2nd of February 2014.

It can be used with the Prezi zooming visuals found at this link.

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