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October 26, 2014 Speaker: Reid S. Monaghan Series: The King's Speech

Topic: Exposition Scripture: Matthew 5:13–5:16

INTRODUCTION

 

Words and speeches

 

The beatitudes

 

Blessed for what?

 

YOU ARE—MATTHEW 5:13-16

 

Jesus the poetic teacher

 

The Salt of the earth

Exodus 30:35, Mark 9:50

 

Influence in the world
 
Faithful in God’s Purposes

 

The Light of the world

 

What!?
 
Cities and Lamps
 
In the Same Way

 

OUR LIGHT AND THE GLORY OF CHRIST

 

Jesus, Bright Shining Sun

John 1:1-5, 9; John 8:12, Colossians 1:27; John 15:1-5

 

Living by Faith as God’s Blessed People

Galatians 2:20

 

Community Meditation

 

Feel

  • Do you feel like you ARE the light of the world? How are you currently facing or dealing with your own darkness?
  • Do you tend to live like the moon trying to generate its own light? Why does this lead to frustration?

Know

  • Read Isaiah 49:1-6. What is God’s purpose and method of bringing his salvation to the ends of the earth? Did God’s people fulfill this purpose in the Old Testament? Read John 8:12-20. Discuss how Jesus fulfills God’s purposes of being the light of the world? Theologically reflect on the relationship of OT Israel, Jesus the Son of God and all Christians as his Kingdom People.
  • How might we succeed in being faithful sons and daughters of God whereas so many in the Scriptures fall so short?

Live

  • How are you connecting to the light of Christ on a day to day basis? Discuss your practice of reading and meditation on the Scriptures?
  • Are you living in a light-less world day to day? How can you connect with God’s people for gracious accountability to seek the Lord.
  • Read 1 John 1. What practices do you see here that will help you walk in the light of Christ?

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The Authority of the King

March 29, 2015

Foundation for the Good Fight

March 22, 2015

House Builders