First aired Saturday July 4, 2020

As we seek to live like Jesus in the here & now join us this week as we explore how to Live as Salt of the Earth in this digital age as we hear from Jose St Phard.

Icebreaker

What condiments do you like adding to food? What do you think of Wasabi? Mustard? Ketchup? Mango Chutney? Other? What’s your favourite? Why?

Praise

Sermon

Digging Deeper

Reflect on the sermon today – did any ideas strike you that you’d like to comment on?

What were you challenged by in today’s message?

Which of the “beatitudes” resonate with you and why?

What angle do we get from the Message version, as opposed to a more traditional translation? Do you have a preference?

Do you think this is a list of instructions on how to behave? (like, laws?)

When society judge us for our faith, it’s pretty hard to feel “blessed”. Comment on how God can bless us, even when it doesn’t feel like it.

The text says that salt which is not salty will be thrown away. Does the analogy hold? If we lose our faith, are we thrown away?

If we lose our “saltiness” how can we get it back – is it even possible?

The text says that salt which is not salty will be thrown away. Does the analogy hold? If we lose our faith, are we thrown away?

If we lose our “saltiness” how can we get it back – is it even possible?

What practical steps can we take to be “salty” in Melbourne today?

Prayer & Challenge

Jesus – please keep us being your salt in this community, lead us to be the salt of the earth…