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Salt in the Spoiling Places | Living on Mission

7 Feb

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“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. You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.” — Matthew 5:13-14

“Jesus calls his disciples to exert a double influence on the society – a negative influence by arresting its decay and a positive influence by bringing light into its darkness. For it is one thing to stop the spread of evil; it is another to promote the spread of truth, beauty and goodness.” — John R. W. Stott

In the days before household refrigeration salt was used as a preservative to slow decay. In much the same way we…

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Love Covers Spiritual Envy

17 Jan

Old Mirror Standing Against Wall

“Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone.” 1 Corinthians 12:4-6

Is it just me or do others find it difficult to view themselves through Christ. Am I the only one who distractedly picks apart areas of character or strengths feeling like it is impossible to measure up to some ideal? Has anyone else thought, “Why can’t I be more like..?”

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