Jeremy Paschal, Preacher from from the Greenwood Church of Christ taught or Mid-Week Bible Study. Jeremy continued to build on our ” Living the Salt Life” theme for the week from Matthew 5:13. Below is a quick outline of that discussion along with some photos of your campers before and during Bible Study.
Live the Salt Life by Removing Impurities
I. Introduction —
A. Popcorn and “salt”
B. Mt 5.13; Mk 9.50; Lk 14.34-35 — “become tasteless/unsalty”
- lit. “if the salt is proven foolish.”
- How? When mixed with, degraded by other substances.
- Result? Worthlessness.
C. Salt is valuable, but only when it’s pure…
- Holy, sanctified, set-apart. (Rom 12.1-2; James 1.27; 4.4; 1Pet 1.14-16; 1Jn 2.15-17)
- How? (Col 3.1-4)
A. Col 3.5-6 — “Hard sins” — immorality, alcohol, drugs, behavior with other men/women,
pornography, immodesty, activities, covetousness
B. Col 3.8-10 — “Soft sins” — foul language, gossip, dishonesty, meanness, unkindness (Col 4.5-6)
III. Influences (1Cor 15.33):
B. Media (tv, movies, music, internet)
C. Social media (Instagram, Snapchat, Tictoc)
D. Events (parties, school functions, dances, prom)
A. Hypocrisy. (Gal 2.11-13)
- You can’t lead where you aren’t willing to go; you can’t teach what you’re not willing to live;
you can’t season with tainted salt.
B. Evil influence. (Mt 18.7)
V. “Perfecting holiness” (2Cor 7.1)
A. God’s word. (Acts 20.32)
B. God’s people. (Pr 27.17)
C. Self-discipline. (1Cor 9.24-27)