Salt, Light, and Transformation (Matthew 5:13-20)

salt and light

Last Sunday’s sermon was inspired by Matthew 5:13-20.

Salt and Light

‘You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled under foot.

‘You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hidden.No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.

The Law and the Prophets

‘Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets; I have come not to abolish but to fulfill. For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth pass away, not one letter, not one stroke of a letter, will pass from the law until all is accomplished. Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, will be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

Or read the passage here online.


  • What kind of work has proven helpful in bringing about and welcoming transformation in your life?
  • What is one significant area in your life that you would like for God to help transform, change or deepen?
  • What opportunities have you had to be an agent of transformation in your everyday life? Have you seized upon those opportunities?

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