Jesus said, “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt becomes tasteless, how will it be made salty again?” What does it mean to be the salt of the earth? What does the world see pouring out from us? How does our faith preserve our lives and the lives of our community?
February 7| Conviction - Our Commitment to What We Believe
If we are to have impact on our culture, we must first know what we believe and how that belief informs our lives. Then, as we live out our beliefs before the world, we pray they will be drawn to the Lord we worship and serve. When the pressure is great to conform to different standards, our convictions of belief will empower us to continue being the salt of the earth. To prepare, read Titus 1.
February 14| Compassion - Our Love For Our Community
It was the compassion of the church for the suffering of one another that greatly impacted the unbelieving world. Compassion as a value was elevated by Jesus and has been an important legacy of His church. To be salt is to be compassionate. To prepare, read 2 Corinthians 1:1-11
February 21| Confession - Our Public Expression and Witness
The world is daily moving toward squelching faith speech. The enemies of our belief want to drive us underground and silence our influence. Now more than ever we must take advantage of the freedoms that remain to tell our generation about the light of Christ. In order for people to believe, we must salt our speech with the gospel. To prepare, read Matthew 5:13-16.
February 28| Collaboration - Our Unified Mission Among the Churches
The church is made up of all who are true believers in Jesus Christ. Together we form a massive force for good and righteousness in the world. Too often our differences become our public message instead of the unifying Word of truth. If we are to salt the earth, we must commit to working together as the body of Christ, no matter what name is on the sign in front of our buildings. To prepare, read 1 Corinthians 1:1-18.