Take It With A “Grin” of Salt

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Sermon on the Mound

Take It With A “Grin” Of Salt

Matthew 5:13-16

What are Christians to be for the world?  Are we simply to be nice and humble people whose main virtue is self-abasement?  Jesus calls to be more than that and it starts in the church.  In these few verses Jesus challenges that thinking and the culture of niceness that permeates the church.  Jesus addresses what we are to be for the world, using the analogy of salt, light and fruit.  What do we do in the church when the salt has lost its flavor?  Would we ever pull someone out of the game?  What does Jesus say should be done?