Continuing with my coverage of the Sermon on the Mount…


our pastor continued the series this week from the sermon on the mount with these verses…

Matthew 5:13-16

13“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.

14“You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. 15Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.

i want to talk about “salt”

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part of my life was spent in a small town called Grand Saline, TX.  the town gets it’s name from the large Morton Salt Mine that is just outside the city limits.  literally the name means, “Big Salt”.  because of the mine, the town’s culture is built around salt.  there are signs of the Morton Salt Girl all over town, and they have a “Salt Festival” every summer.  There is even a “Salt Palace”, a building built entirely out of salt rock(it has a metal roof over it, or it would melt from the rain)!  needless to say the town is only more famous for Chris Tomlin.

salt permeates the very heart of the town.  it’s built on salt.  it’s very existence depends on the salt.  there is enough salt in the dome to meet the salt needs of the entire world for the next 500 years.  so what does that have to do with the verse about being “Salt”.  our pastor said that “left alone, our world will rot”.  salt was used as a preservative in bible times.  do we permeate and preserve the very hearts of the people that we are around?  do we realize that we have more than enough salt?  as pastor said “Delay the decay!  salt exists for food.  Believers exist for others!”  are you spicy?

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