Remarks From The Pastor - March 17, 2019

Welcome to Temple Baptist Church.

Senior Pastor Tom Porter

Senior Pastor Tom Porter

Good morning, dear TBC family and friends. I pray that you will experience a Christian welcome here.

Last week we looked at Matthew 5:13, “Ye are the salt of the earth:” We learned that salt prevents decay, it can sting and it creates thirst. From this we can see that God has an immune system in society; it’s called the church. We, the church, are the ones God has placed in history to act as His divine repellent against the effects of sin and unrighteousness in the world. Our job as a church is not to impact the church. Our job is to impact the world!

Secondly, salt gives flavor to life. We Christians are God’s seasoning to the world. There are some experiences of life that really don’t taste good. But the addition of a little salt (some Christian kindness) can make such a difference!

Thirdly, we learned that salt makes people thirsty. Our job as Christians is to create thirst in an unrighteous world so we can turn around and offer them THE LIVING WATER that will quench their thirst.

In today’s sermon we will look at Matthew 5:14-16 and see that Christians are also to be the LIGHT OF THE WORLD. Light makes darkness flee, it exposes flaws and imperfections. Light helps you follow the right path and brings hope and security.

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