Place and Purpose

Re:Verse passage – Matthew 5:13-16 (day five)  

What if you heard these words of Jesus for the first time in the context and culture of the society of Jesus days on earth?

As Jesus continues this sermon,  He speaks directly to His followers.  You are salt. You are light. I doubt they had ever been told they could be of any use in religious matters. Weren’t smart enough. Weren’t righteous enough. Weren’t trained or educated enough. Then all of a sudden, the message is clearly communicated. There is a place for you in the  Kingdom of God. There is a purpose for you in the Kingdom of God. There is potential for you in the growth and mission of the Kingdom of God. What an amazing message for them and for us!!  We have the same place, potential, and purpose in the Kingdom of God right here, right now. This is who we really are. Hear the hope and opportunity for each us in Jesus words-  You are salt!  You are light!  

Author: Scott Lane

Scott Lane is the Executive Pastor of Ministry at FBCSA.

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