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Matthew 5:13-16
[13] “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet.

[14] “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. [15] Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. [16] In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

DEEP SHEET:  Sermon Study Questions
1. What is the assessment of the world that is implied in vv 13-16?  Would you say that you have an accurate view of the world and its value system(s)?
2. What is the primary function of salt noted in the sermon, and how does this serve as a metaphor for Christians in society?
3. What are some of the effects of light?
4. How can we become either contaminated or concealed?  What role can persecution or private spirituality play in the latter?
5. What is the ultimate purpose of our being salt and list in the world?  Do we want people to see our good works?

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