“OUR COUNTRY IS FULL OF CRACKS.”

Matthew 5:13-16

We have a foundation problem, not a symptom. Too often we treat the symptom and not the cause.

Now the time has come to treat the cause; having analyzed the symptoms. If you know anything about the H.I.V., you know that AIDS attacks the immune system.

Satan is attacking our countries immune system; our very foundation. The word foundation in Hebrew is: Shathath, political or moral support and in the Greek: Themelios:

Jesus here gives two analogies to show that the world has gone mad.

Salt and Light.

I. SALT PRESERVES.

We are the salt. Joshua saw the Captain of The Host; Jesus, He is our Captain. He is not on either side…He came to take over.

We should be concerned about the foundations, about our future in America. I cannot say that we are the answer, but we have the answer.

Not the Politicians, scientists, psychologist, psychiatrist, social worker, etc. We do not have a crack in the wall, but the foundation.

As someone once said, “the Problem is not that sinners are sinning; the problem is that saints are sitting.”

Study  Sodom and Gomorrah as a great example.

II. SALT IRRITATES AND CREATES THIRST.

We are to create thirst. The bartender puts peanuts out to get you drunk, not because he likes you.

III. YE ARE THE LIGHT.

To dispel darkness; the one with the light is the leader.

You are the light; so lead and notice verse 16 is to us, not the world. The world cannot do good works; we do it with the Bible. The world does not have the answer; the Bible has it for us and society as a whole.

IV. GLORIFY THE FATHER.

Our job is to make Him look good; not ourselves. We must show and tell the world how good Jesus is.

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