Salt and Light-worksheet
The believer’s relationship with the world
If you had just two words to describe a believer’s relationship with the world, what would they be?
The Lord likens a believer to ______ and ________.
Salt ______________; salt gives flavor; salt cleanses; salt de-ices; salt creates ________; and salt, when poured into a wound, stings. But how do followers of Christ, like salt, do these things?
- We are to ___________ the truths of God.
We are not to allow the world’s __________ to corrupt what the Lord Jesus has taught. We are to preserve what He taught by ______________ it and _____________ it.
- We are to create a ___________ for God.
The Lord told these disciples that what was heard from their ________ and seen in their _________ would create a hunger and thirst for Himself that would drive men to Him to receive the water of life.
The example of the Apostle Paul – 1 Thess. 1:1-6. They _____________ the life of Paul.
If your life is not creating a thirst in others for God, what good is it?
The nature of light is to __________. Jesus uses this metaphor to teach us that we are not to _________ what we have in Christ.
- Light cannot be __________.
God wants the world to know who belongs to Him.
- Light both __________ and __________.
The world loves ____________ rather than light.
Did you know that there is a direct correlation between the light we shine and our obedience to the word of God? Phil. 2:14-16.
The church is to be as distinct from non-Christian society as light is from darkness and salt from decay. And yet the church is to permeate that society much as light shines in darkness and salt soaks into meat.
What is your relationship with the world?