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  1. Letting Your Light Shine In 2008 Matthew 5:13-16

  2. Letting Your Light Shine In 2008 Matthew 5:13-16 (NKJV) 13 "You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.

  3. Letting Your Light Shine In 2008 Matthew 5:13-16 (NKJV) 14 You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.

  4. Letting Your Light Shine In 2008 Matthew 5:13-16 (NKJV) 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

  5. Letting Your Light Shine In 2008 • Collectively we need to be busy preaching and teaching the gospel – (from the pulpit - via radio – the internet – supporting preachers around the world) • But the greatest impact on those around us will be accomplished on the individual level!

  6. Letting Your Light Shine In 2008 • You Are The Light of The World – (Mat 5:16) • For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light – (Eph 5:8; cf 1 Pet 2:9) • Our light is to be seen by men in the world – (Phili 2:15, 16) • Doesn’t mean to sound a trumpet – (Mat 6:2, 16-18) What Kind of Example Are You For Those Around You?

  7. Letting Your Light Shine In 2008 • Our Morality? • Our Language? • Our Clothing? • Our Habits? • Our Entertainment? • Our Attitude? • Our Spirituality?

  8. Letting Your Light Shine In 2008 Our Morality • We are to be morally pure – (Eph 5:3; 1 Cor 6:9-11; Gal 5:19-21) • How can we be a positive influence on a morally depraved society while engaging in immoral acts? (MDR? Hatred? Cheating?)

  9. Letting Your Light Shine In 2008 Our Language Our speech should be Pure – Truthful Loving – Helpful – Instructive - • Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting, . . .– (Eph 5:4) • Sound speech that cannot be condemned, . . . – (Titus 2:8 ) • Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one. -(Col 4:6)

  10. Letting Your Light Shine In 2008 Our Dress - • Modest clothing Professing godliness – (1 Tim 2:9,10) • Not revealing - • Not caught up in worldly fashions – • Not false humility -

  11. Letting Your Light Shine In 2008 Our Habits? • There should be no fleshly appetite over which our spiritual mind does not rule – (1 Cor. 6:12; 1 Cor 9:27) • Our body is a temple – (1 Cor. 6:19) • Quit bad habits & Establish good habits - You cannot influence someone to do something that you are not willing to do!

  12. Letting Your Light Shine In 2008 Our Entertainment? • We are to think on things that are good and wholesome - (Phili 4:8) • What about the TV programs and movies we watch? The music we listen to? The places we go? The books we read? • Our mind does NOT filter and purify garbage – it is contaminated by it!

  13. Letting Your Light Shine In 2008 Our Attitude? • The Beatitudes, [humility, hate sin, meekness, hunger for God, merciful, pure, peacemakers, faithful] - (Mat 5:3-12) • A supreme Love for God and a sincere love for our fellowman – (Mark 12:29-31) • Optimistic – (Phili 4:12,13) Complaining? Nagging? Negative? Hating? Unhappy? . . .etc.

  14. Letting Your Light Shine In 2008 Our Spirituality? • Attendance? – (Heb 10:25) • Worship? – (John 4:24) • Fruit – (Gal 5:22,23) • Caring for one another? – (1 John 3:17) • Our public practice, - (Rom. 1:16) - (praying in public? Reading the Bible? Talking about spiritual things with others, godly living)

  15. Letting Your Light Shine In 2008 • Our Morality? • Our Language? • Our Clothing? • Our Habits? • Our Entertainment? • Our Attitude? • Our Spirituality?

  16. Letting Your Light Shine In 2008 Matthew 5:13-16 (NKJV) 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

  17. Letting Your Light Shine In 2008 • Collectively we need to be busy preaching and teaching the gospel – (from the pulpit - via radio – the internet – supporting preachers around the world) • But the greatest impact on those around us will be accomplished on the individual level!

  18. Will You Let Your Light Shine Before Men in 2008?