Across the Preacher’s Desk: The Light of The World

September 11, 2019 - Do any of us have the ability to fully comprehend the value of our influence? Because of our influence, none of us will go to heaven alone, we will take someone with us. However, conversely, none of us will go to hell alone either. We will take someone there with us also.

In the “Sermon on the Mount,” Jesus told his followers that they were the light of the world and the salt of the earth. Light illuminates and salt acts as seasoning and as a preservative. It is us to Christians to shine the light of the Gospel of Christ and illuminate a world in darkness. It is up to us to provide the seasoning to those within our sphere of influence. How bright is your light shining? You see, the only concept some folks have of Christianity is what they see in our lives. Because of our life, what is their concept of Christianity and the Church? Does the “thunder” of what we are drown out the “whisper” of what we say that we are?

In our business dealings, what is the concept that our associates have of Christianity? In our personal relationships, does the love of Jesus Christ show through in our lives or do people wonder how “Christians”, “church people” could be so low down and mean? If the image of Christianity and the church was dependent on your life, what would others think of Christianity and the Church? When people look at our lives, what is their concept of the church?

It’s something to think about… tbp

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