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  1. Unsavory Salt

  2. Modern expressions oftencome from Bible Christians are salt: purifying, preserving effect on world Twinkling of eye Drop in a bucket Old wives’ fables Salt of earth

  3. Mt.5:13-16 13: salt can mix w. impurities • Christians can lose influence: mix w. world • When salt tastes like sand . . .

  4. Jebel Usdum Southwest short of Dead Sea. Cliff, 7 miles long. 30-60 feet high. Composed almost entirely of salt. • 1. Flavor • 2. Preserve

  5. Mt.5:13-16 “Brethren, we are drifting!” 13: salt loses flavor; mixed w. impurities 14: light dispels darkness (ignorance, sin) 15: purpose of light: uncover, shine 16: who gets the praise?

  6. I. Attitude Toward Scripture

  7. Bible has been replaced by . . . Modernism: God gave thoughts…2 T.3 Naturalism: know God w/o Bible…Ps.19 Universalism: no one lost…Mt.7 Denominationalism…Jn.17:21 Digressivism: what individual does… church can too… Col.3:17; 1 T.5:16 Secularism: ignorance, apathy, Hos.4:6

  8. I. Attitude Toward Scripture II. Attitude Toward Sin

  9. Principles(Ga.5:21) • Movies.Ps.101:3 • TV: 40+ hours / week • By age 14: 11,000 murders • It does affect us Keepyour heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life– Pr.4:23

  10. Principles(Ga.5:21; Hb.5:14) • Movies. Ps.101:3 • Profane literature. Mt.5:28 – LOOK + LUST = SIN Pr.6:25-26, life 1 Co.10:6, Israel Ep.2:3, wrath Ep.4:22, corrupt 1 Pt.2:11, war 2 Pt.1:4, escape

  11. Principles(Ga.5:21; Hb.5:14) • Movies. Ps.101:3 • Profane literature. Mt.5:28 – + LUST = SIN LOOK “I have made a covenant with my eyes; Why then should I look upona young woman?” – Job 31:1

  12. Principles(Ga.5:21; Hb.5:14) • Movies. Ps.101:3 • Profane literature. Mt.5:28 – • Mixed swimming. • Women at beach admit it • Fathers know

  13. Principles(Ga.5:21; Hb.5:14) • Movies. Ps.101:3 • Profane literature. Mt.5:28 – • Mixed swimming. • Immodest apparel. 1 Tim.2:9-10 Christians are different

  14. 1 Tim. 2:9-10 • Clothes must match character (10) • She professes godliness • Clothes reveal the heart, 1 Pt.3:3-4 claims = godliness = clothes

  15. Principles(Ga.5:21; Hb.5:14) • Movies. Ps.101:3 • Profane literature. Mt.5:28 – • Mixed swimming. • Immodest apparel. 1 Tim.2:9-10 • Dancing. Gal.5:19, 21

  16. Galatians 5:19 19Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness . . . 21envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries . . . • Lewdness, lasciviousness: indecent bodily movements, unchaste handling of males and females • Revelries: carousing; wild parties involv-ing drinking and dancing…

  17. Principles(Ga.5:21; Hb.5:14) • Movies. Ps.101:3 • Profane literature. Mt.5:28 – • Mixed swimming. • Immodest apparel. 1 Tim.2:9-10 • Dancing. Gal.5:19, 21 • Alcohol. 1 Pt.4:3

  18. 1 Pt.4:3 For we have spent enough of our past lifetime in doing the will of the Gentiles — when we walked in lewdness, lusts, drunkenness, revelries, drinking parties, and abominable idolatries. • Drunkenness: free-flowing wine • Revelries: carousing; wild parties involv-ing drinking and dancing… • Drinkingparties: social gathering at which wine was served… Est.1:8; 6:14

  19. Principles(Ga.5:21; Hb.5:14) • Movies. Ps.101:3 • Profane literature. Mt.5:28 – • Mixed swimming. • Immodest apparel. 1 Tim.2:9-10 • Dancing. Gal.5:19, 21 • Alcohol. 1 Pt.4:3 • Frivolous divorce. Mt.19:3-9 • No fault divorce. 1 Co.6:18

  20. Challenge • “A Christian is a keyhole through which other folk see God” • We cannot convert the world with corrupt character • It would do no good if we did