by Matt Hunt
“You are the salt of the earth. 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 underfoot.” Matthew 5:13 NIV
What ‘flavour’ do you leave in a group after you have left a conversation? What ‘taste’ do people leave with you when they leave your house? What impression do we leave in people hearts and minds when they leave a CrossLife event or worship service? What is the first thing people think of when they hear ‘CrossLife’ in our local communities of Upper Coomera, Helensvale and Southport?
Are we the taste of salt? A taste that stands out and is recognised?
These questions are not questions of theology, doctrine and thinking. They are questions of relationship, behaviour and the atmosphere we set.
They are questions about our values: values that we express alongside values to which we aspire.
So what sort of values does God want for his church? It’s a question we are going to engage with as we begin our next sermon series through the book of Colossians. A little letter written to a local church outlining not just what they believe, but also what they were known for, committed to, and aspired to under the leading and filling of the Holy Spirit. Indeed Colossians 4:5-6 picks up this same theme of salt and influence …
“Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” Colossians 4:5-6 NIV
So as we sift through this wonderful little letter let’s be asking one another, praying to the Father, seeking out His leadership around the question, “Lord, what sort of values do you want at CrossLife?”
Join us as we explore this together
February 11, 2021
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