Rev. Peter Greiner
Sun 17 Feb
Moses led the people out of slavery in Egypt. They had been out of the Promised Land for over 400 years. God gave them the 10 Commandments as to how God’s people were to live their lives in relation to God and each other. Jesus proclaimed the Kingdom of Heaven is near. There were those who chose to follow Him in His Kingdom. How were they to live in the Kingdom?
Jesus teaches them what living in the Kingdom will be like as He preaches the Sermon on the Mount. The Sermon covers many topics including heart attitudes.
There is teaching on the Christian’s attitude toward the law, relationships toward others, divorce and marriage, forgiveness, loving those who hate you, and many other topics.
It is through all these different topics Jesus covers that the Christian is called upon to be distinctive. We are called upon to be salt and light in a world that often appears to be dark and unsavoury.
As we read the Sermon on the Mount we ask ourselves. “What is Jesus teaching us?” In what areas is God asking me to be salt and light? Am I being salt in the way I treat others? Am I being light when it comes to forgiveness? When people watch my life do they see a citizen of heaven or a citizen of the world? A challenging question to pray over.