Mat 05:13-16 v. 16 “Let your light so shine before men

Imperative: Mat 05:13-16 v. 16 “Let your light so shine before men

Mat 05:13  “You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trodden under foot by men.
Mat 5:14  “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid.

Mat 5:15  Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a bushel, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.

Mat 5:16  Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

GREEK VERBS:   
V-PMA-2P = Verb – Tense: Present/Mood: Imperative/Voice: Active – Person: 2nd Person Plural
V-AMA-2S = Verb – Tense: Aorist/Mood: Imperative/Voice: Active – Person: 2nd Person Singular
16
6   3779 [e]
16   houtōs
16   οὕτως
16   Thus
16   Adv
2989 [e]
lampsatō
λαμψάτω
let shine
V-AMA-3S
3588 [e]
to
τὸ
the
Art-NNS
5457 [e]
phōs
φῶς
light
N-NNS
4771 [e]
hymōn
ὑμῶν
of you
PPro-G2P
1715 [e]
emprosthen
ἔμπροσθεν
before
Prep
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Mat 5:13  “You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trodden under foot by men.

Implied: so be salty

S.O.W. QUESTIONS

S. What does it say?
O. What does it say that I need to obey?
W. Who needs to hear this? Generally? Specifically?
RESOURCES

What are the commands of Jesus Christ which we need to obey? In disciple-making, Jesus commanded the following in Matthew 28:20: “teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you…” What are the commands that we are to follow and teach others as identified by Jesus’ use of the imperative mood in the Greek?

S.O.W. QUESTIONS
S. What does it say?
O. What does it say that I need to obey?
W. Who needs to hear this? Generally? Specifically?
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DISCERNMENT QUESTIONS
What gets your attention?
What human needs or problems relate to the text?
What is it like to have that problem?
What other resources connect to this idea?
What is the solution suggested in the text, if there is one?
What would a camera see if the solution was implemented in my life, in my family’s life, or in my church or community?
What are the steps that I would take on Monday to implement that solution?
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CONTEXTUALIZING QUESTIONS What does this say to my context as a ……. person?… follower of Jesus? … to a church? … to a community – my neighbors?

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A sermon was preached on this command:
02-18-18
Let Your Light So Shine! Matthew 5:13-16
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