Discussion Questions for Sermon Series - Christian Week 3
1. If you’re a Christian, talk about the people who influenced your faith by being salt and light in your life. What did you learn from their example? If you’re not a Christian, talk about followers of Jesus who left you with a good impression of Christianity. What was it about them you liked? How were they different from other Christians you’d met?
2. Why is it so rare for Christians to be salt and light in the world? Why is it difficult to live as Jesus describes in the Sermon on the Mount?
3. Last week, Jon talked about Jesus’ command to his followers to love others. How does that command relate to being salt and light in the world?
4. Read Matthew 5:3–12. Is what Jesus describes realistic? In what practical ways could you live as he describes at home or at work?
5. Who is one person for whom you can be salt and light? What is one thing you can do this week to help that person connect the dots between how you live and the God you serve?
If you’re a Christian, it’s because someone was salt and light in your life. You’ve had providential relationships. When you look back on your life, those people were “towns on a hill,” showing you the way to God’s grace. Their persistence may have been a little irritating, but their love changed your life. Be salt. Be light. Salt always preserves. Light always shows the way.
In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16