As representatives of Jesus, we are to be both salt and light
A very encouraging and enlightening word! Lord help us to be all that we can be so those around us will encounter you. Help me to be bold and speak truth in Love to those you bring my way; bringing more people with us to the Father’s house❣️
What an honor for Jesus to call his bride to be salt and light. What if Jesus allows us to love him a little longer on this earth, grow us stronger, prune us, build our confidence, activate our faith, forgive us deeper, maybe suffer more painful life stuff. What if…. I don’t want to waste a single second loving and serving. We are called to be Delta Force followers of Jesus. We can hope and long for restoration in our relationships here…. And someday in Heaven longing for supernatural perfection on New Earth! Wait a little longer TP family —“I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13 NLT
This song 🎶😭 https://youtu.be/tIpxpjrInA8 Maranatha 💛
I am particularly concerned that churches are NOT preaching directly against the
present darkness pushed by our own government. Where is the salt and light from them?
Excellent, thank you! I was praying for a way forward this day and voila! Holy Spirit brought your article to me! Praising our Lord and Savior for His goodness and Grace!
"Deal with it"...
This is a pastor talking in a manner that I need and that I listen to! It isn't too bold, disrespectful, or heartless. It is the unvarnished truth that meatheads like myself need to hear to stop us from becoming a runaway train. I love this language because it convicts me, and comforts me. There is a comfort like no other when I know I am surrounding myself with people who care enough about me to tell me what I NEED to hear, and not what I want to hear. But this is want I want to hear, so both goals are reached when I'm in fellowship with those who God wants me to be.
Hoping all of my Tipping Point Family has an amazing Friday! Covering each of you...every one in prayer this morning. 🤗
Amen, Pastor Laurie!! Great article. The truth is the truth. Amen. Some people say the truth hurts, others that it convicts. I'm feeling a bit convicted. Do I ALWAYS behave as I should? I try to share the Lord, but do I do it enough? I don't get out much because of my heath, but I try to keep in touch via the internet. Do I witness enough? I do try, but when people get aggressive I do tend to back off. Anger intimidates me. Its from my childhood. I'm working on it, I guess I have to work harder. Lord help me.
God's blessings on All our Pastors, and all out Tipping Point Family. Love in Christ
Exactly what we need to hear! Thanks so much 😘
That was excellent Greg - thanks so much for that 😊🙏
Thank you, Greg, for reminding us how important our Christian walk is and how we should constantly be aware that we are Jesus's living epistles, and someone is always "reading" us and our "reading material" should always align up with the Word of God! Great article!
So, I had a “that’s too much pressure, deal with it” moment, this morning. I walked into my Church for ladies prayer just having read Greg’s post on how to live in perilous days. I was encouraged, pumped even, as the message of being Salt and Light, hit the target in every way. We started praying, great prayer time, going deep and Holy Spirit led, until the woman leading started quoting Dutch Sheets. She happens to lead the on-line women’s Bible Studies, so I was a little surprised. After the Bible Study, I carefully asked her if she thought Dutch Sheets was a true prophet? Now remember, our Church is a Church where Amir Tsarfati has come to preach on several occasions, and we know how he feels about modern day false prophets, and why! I wanted to be Light in the moment, and not a downer for the poor woman, and Jesus was faithful. Open your mouth and speak, the Bible says, and the Holy Spirit will give you the Words. I was able to explain to her that this “prophet” she was quoting, doesn’t happen to believe in a literal 1000 year reign of Christ. And it went from there... Sometimes you have to be Light, right in your own Church. That’s too much pressure!! Not today. Thank-you Jesus. I suspect we have to be Light, His Light, no matter where it leads us. False teaching right in the Church, and a good Church at that, is particularly annoying. 🌻
You know your the light when the only neighbor you speak with tells your adult children that you talk about God to much. I love God with all that I am and Love sharing his story and what's going on that reviles his Truth in today world. I am the Daughter of God and there I will always stand on his Rock of salvation.
All that I can say to this is AWESOME!!! So well said !!! Thank you!
You know we are the light and salt when a neighbor who says they are Christian complains to your adult children you talk about God to much and what's taking place in our world. I relocated my family and don't know anyone where I live and this is the only neighbor I speak with because the others live in fear of Covid and took the jab and don't want to be around those who didn't. So she was it and now it's just God, myself and family. I personally Love talking about our Father in Heaven and yet I find people have closed their ears and hearts to Truth. Sad to say the least yet as for me and my family we will serve our Lord Forever.
Thank you for the exhortation, Pastor Greg. I've been thinking about this for a while and trying to figure out specifically what and how to be/say/act around my coworkers to be salt and light. I work from home in Tech and have meetings/calls with some extremely smart and educated engineers who design microprocessors. I've been seeking to build relationships with my colleagues and look for opportunities to bring up my faith with them. Often, fulfilled prophecy in current events is a topic I've used to broach the subject - but in all honesty very few have responded with heightened interest.
So, I'm looking for practical ideas on how to be more effective in piquing interest in Jesus, and I'd love it if our TP community would POST STORIES, PHRASES AND IDEAS FOR RAISING THE SUBJECT OF JESUS OUT OF THE BLUE that have been fruitful. I hope this will prove helpful for all of us to be saltier salt, and brighter light in our personal spheres of influence.
After reading every article I can’t wait for the conference in September. How blessed we are to have such Godly , wise ,Men to share their beliefs with us . I love every article I read on here . Let’s go out and be the salt and the light ❤️
Thank you for this encouragement! A while back I started saying God bless you to people who served me in restaurants or stores. For the most part the reactions were very positive and appreciated. Since doing that it has made it easier for me to actually share Christ with strangers through the power of the Holy Spirit. Actually it was just to a guy who asked for some money to buy lunch and I asked him if I could pray for him and he said yes. So he heard the plan of salvation and now I have someone else to pray for. It was so exciting!!!