Matthew 5:11-16

Are You a Useless Disciple?

Talk 11 of 53 in the Series Matthew 2012-14 St Andrews Cathedral

The next talk in the Series is Are Your Good Works Supernatural?

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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