Day 19

Salt and Light

from the The Parables of Jesus reading plan


Luke 14:25-34, Matthew 5:13-16, Luke 11:33-36


In this study of the Parables of Jesus, we are reading many of the stories Jesus used to teach hearers about how to live as His followers. Each day we’ll read parables in their immediate context, focusing on a different category of parables each week. Then we will work through a series of questions to understand the meaning of the text and take to heart the “secrets of the kingdom.”

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Week 3: Parables about following Jesus

Many of the parables Jesus told have to do with what it means to follow Him in this life. Addressing topics from anxiety and fear, to compassion for our neighbors and commitment to the truth, Jesus uses common scenarios and familiar places to teach His disciples how to live as His people. Each parable in this week’s daily readings speaks to the Christian life in some way. Use the questions below to help you dig deeper into Jesus’ teaching.

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Questions:

1. Based on these parables, what does it mean to be salt? What does it mean to be light?

2. What problem is Jesus responding to with His parables about salt and light?

3. What is the central point of these parables?

4. What is your response to these parables?

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  1. Kevin says:

    Day 19: 1. Ig the salt has no taste, it is useless. Just like we are useless if not having the Lord. The light radiated from us when we are the right track with God. Similarly, the darkness does the same when we are struggling in our walks.

    2. We are beacons of God and should be desiring to be used as such.

    3. I think it’s important to know that other people see how we are doing wether or not we tell them. God is either shining or being faded away.

    4. I should take into consideration others views of me rather than just my view of myself and how I’m doing with God. It’s important to have more of a priority to be in a better place than just for me.

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