Matthew 5:11-16

Are You a Useless Disciple?

Matthew 5:11-16

1. The Standard Sermon
a. the metaphors of salt and light

b. the applications

2. Historical Background
a. ancient world options

b. biblical options

c. valuable uncertainty

3. Contextual Foreground
a. Jesus Kingdom mission

b. blessed persecution 5:10-12

c. higher righteousness 5:17-6:33

4. Salt and Light to be Revisited
a. distinctive

b. observable

c. conclusion

5. A Life Worth Living
a. different and praiseworthy life

b. John Chrysostom (AD 347-407)

c. of your father

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