The Duties of Christian Leadership (MP3)
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The Duties of Christian Leadership by Sandy Simpson
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Christians, and especially Christian leadership, are called to be salt and light in a dark world.
- You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men. "You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
When the Lord tells us to be salt and light, He states both the positive and the negative. That is the way with all Scripture. We can’t just take the positive and be done with the subject. We have to consider all the ramifications of being salt and light. Salt is used to season food and make it taste good. It was and still is used as a preservative. In the same way Christians are to be salt in the world. Without the witness of Christ, without standing for the truth, life is ultimately tasteless and rotten. Anyone here who was a sinner for any length of time without the Savior knows what I am talking about. But the flip side is that salt can lose its saltiness. Christians can lose their saltiness by diluting the Gospel message to the point where it is useless. Let me give you an example of a washed out Gospel often preached in churches today.
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