2017.10.15 礼拝

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2017.10.15 礼拝

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2017.10.15 Matthew 5:13-16 「”Acquiring the Right Leadership”

Leadership is: “Influencing and developing a group of people in order to accomplish a purpose.”

Leadership = Influence ⇒Good Leadership = Good Influence ⇒Good leader is a person with good influence.

Matthew 5:13 “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.

Matthew 5:14-15 14 “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 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.

Of course, specifically, Salt=Jesus (Good News) Light=Jesus (Good News)

But what kind of influence will people receive when they have the salty taste from Jesus (Good News)?

Similarly, what kind of influence will people receive whey they have the light from Jesus (Good News)?

Think how you influence others around you – positively or negatively:

Positive influence – warmth, kindness, softness, gentleness, honesty, diligence, humility.

Negative influence – coldness, viciousness, stubbornness, nervousness, unfaithfulness, laziness, arrogance.

How did you influence others before came to know Jesus? Were they positive or negative influences?

It is easy to judge others whether they influence people positively or negatively. It is necessary to do a self-check since the good influence from God could be hidden behind our sinful and self-centered nature.

① Pour out “light” and “warmth”

・Imagine a “family,” “church,” “work place” with bright and warm atmosphere (imagine the people being changed with the love of Jesus and his Words).

・Be aware that you have the responsibility to build a bright and warm atmosphere. (Get rid of the thought that “someone would be the mood maker.”)

・Check whether your expressions and actions reflects the light and warmth of Jesus Christ. (If necessary, use a mirror or a video camera to check how you look.)

・Believe that you have your own “light” and “warmth” that are gifted from God.

Matthew 5:14-15 14 “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 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.

② Create “joy” and “fun.” Salt=Taste : “meaning” / “humaneness” / “interest”

Matthew 5:13 “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.

・The call of Good News from Jesus bears “meaning” on us.

・The “humaneness” of Jesus – fun, kindness and love of Jesus as shown in the Bible – is commonly shared

by people who believe in Jesus.

・When we are filled with the love of Christ, “joy” and “fun” are created within us and catches on to people around us.

Colossians 4:5-6 5 Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. 6 Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.

➂  Feel the “joy” / “light” / “warmth” within yourself after the service and small groups.

⇒ Be thankful to the Lord for being able to influence each other.

Matthew 5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.


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