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Salt & Light

June 4 | DNA Guide

Be Real Together:

Take a few minutes to catch up, tell stories, and laugh together. Trust and friendship take time to build. If you’re launching a new DNA, one person should tell their story — what do we need to know about you? Next week, have another person in your DNA share their story.

Read Together: Matthew 5:13-16 CSB

The One Question:
Ask this question at your family meal or DNA.

As a disciple of Jesus, do you acknowledge yourself as someone charged with the responsibility and ability to co-labor with him in spreading goodness in the world?

Grow Together:
Use these questions to go deeper with your DNA or for personal study.

  1. As Pastor Sean preached this Sunday, in verse 13 Jesus says that we “ARE” the salt of the earth. With one of salt’s primary uses being a preservative to keep things good, what is a particular blessing of goodness in your own life that you feel Jesus wants you to preserve? 
    • As you contemplate and discuss, consider that as disciples of Jesus we are to be permeated with his preserving power which influences the world for good.
  2. Jesus says in verse 14 that we “ARE” the light of the world. If Jesus says that we “ARE” the light, where does this light come from? (Hint: compare with John 1:4, 9; 8:12)
  3. What is light for? (See verse 16, Mark 4:12-22, Luke 8:16-17, and John 1:9)
  4. Do you feel secure in your saltiness to partner with Jesus’ purposes for the world as his salt and light?
  5. How can we be activated by God to be his salt and light and have assurance in this? 
    • 2 Peter 1:3-4 tells us that we are granted all things “through the knowledge of him, who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them [we] may become partakers of the divine nature”. (ESV)
    • We are activated and become salt and light by taking hold of God’s promises through our knowledge of Jesus. Spend time reminding each other of God’s promises for us from Scripture.

Pray Together:

Take time to pray with and for each other.

Deeper Study: