Salt and light are two of the most basic essentials of life, and in the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus uses them to describe our essential role as Kingdom people. The basic role of salt is to preserve and flavor. The basic role of light is to dispel the dark. As God’s people, our basic role is to bring the distinct flavor of the Kingdom into the world, and to use our light to push out the kingdom of darkness. This gets to the very core of Jesus’ teaching, taking us back to the basics and reminding us of our distinct calling to impact the world.
Our Sermon on the Mount mega-series continues this weekend, with the second installment being on Salt & Light. Join us live this Sunday, November 8 at 10am! Details on how to tune in live here.