Sermon Notes March 12,2023

Can We Still Be Friends? 

 “Can We Talk?”

  1. Politics really do ______________________________.    
  2. Why? Because our world _______________________.

Matthew 5:13-16, “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 underfoot. You are the light of the world. A town built 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 others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

  1. In the ancient world, salt was for ______________________. Because left to itself, the world would ____________________.
  2. Light is a ___________________. Where salt works against something, light is trying to bring something — truth.

“It’s as if Jesus is saying, ’You and only You can play your part in stopping the world’s moral decay. You and only you can shine the light where you are.’”

  1. For a Christian, when you choose NOT to vote, you are abdicating your role as _______________________________.
  2. For a Christian your allegiance is to ____________________ and not a political party.

Martin Luther King, Jr.— “… there are two types of law: just and unjust … A just law is a manmade code that is out of harmony with the moral law… All segregation statutes are unjust.”