Episode 17: Podcast Version of the Newsletter
Salt and light
The more I study the Sermon on the Mount, and especially the Beatitudes, the more it’s changing the way I view my responsibilities as a Christ-follower. The quote above from the book “Fearfully and Wonderfully” by Philip Yancey and Dr Paul Brand, reminds me of the way God works.
He does not come to us in a way which compromises choice. He speaks through people more than he speaks directly to humankind. He sends us evidence of his love (in Jesus) rather than simply telling us of his love. And then he sends us, disciples of his son, to make the invisible visible. In what way can we make the invisible visible? By being salt and light.
We are called to be salt and light. I must confess that I don’t always feel my life is very ‘salty’, or bright. Yet, if we realise we are the light and salt of the world then we know we are powerful – if not by the methods of the world, yet more powerful than any force in the world.
I offer my recordings this week in the hope that they will help you to be as bright and tasty as possible.
The podcast summary contains a reminder of what’s been posted on my site this week. I.e. the usual TTT, SS & QTC. To watch/listen to any posts, just head over the the website.
Please keep me in your prayers as I continue to prepare the teaching series for January and February as well as the teaching day on the Sermon on the Mount.
Thank you for reading this far, and encouraging me in my endeavours to support our times of quiet with God, our corporate worship experiences, and the effectiveness of our preaching and teaching.
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God bless, Malcolm