Sunday Messages

Oct 10, 2010

Jesus on Mission

Matthew 5:10-16 by Pastor Dan Walker

In this message from the Sermon on the Mount, we explore what Jesus had to say about a believer's mission in life. Jesus explains how a disciple of His is to influence their world by being salt and light. Learn how you can influence others for God and make a difference.

Duration:35 mins 48 secs

Jesus on Mission

40 Days with Jesus – Part 2

Life Church October 10, 2010

Pastor Dan Walker




1 John 5:19 (NIV) We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one.




1 John 2:15 (NIV) Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.




John 15:19 (NIV) If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.




1. Be the __________ of the earth

Matthew 5:13a (NIV) You are the salt of the earth.




Luke 9:26 (NIV) If anyone is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his glory …




1A. _______________ your world

Matthew 5:13a (NIV) You are the salt of the earth.




1B. Don’t _______________ with the world

Matthew 5:13b (NIV) But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.






2. Be the ____________ of the world

Matthew 5:14-15 (NIV) You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.




2A. Put the truth into _____________

Matthew 5:16a (NIV) In the same way, let your light shine before men that they may see your good deeds …




2B. Put the truth into _____________

Matthew 5:16 (NIV) … and praise your Father in heaven.




3. Expect __________________

2 Timothy 3:12 (NIV) In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,




3A. Realize persecution brings ____________

Matthew 5:10-11 (NIV) Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.




3B. ____________ in persecution’s reward

Matthew 5:12 (NIV) Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.