INFLUENCE BY DISCIPLES OF CHRIST
Matthew 5:13-16 (705)
A. “Leached out” salt. Application:
B. Light from a lamp. Application:
C. Influence is a quality that _____ of us possess.
1. Bad to good. Saul of tarsus. Acts 19:1-2 (808); Philippians 1:21 (867)
2. Good to bad. Judas Iscariot. Matthew 27:3-4 (728)
D. Three ways by which we can have a good influence.
I. By what we say. Ephesians 4:29,32 (865)
A. A great deal of attention can be given to what is spoken. Example:
B. No corrupt words. Morally debased; evil; depraved. Webster’s New World
C. Use words of edification. To instruct or improve morally or spiritually. Webster’s
II. By expressing our faith. James 2:14-20 (892)
A. By works (actions, obedience). Vv 14,18b, 20,15
B. By a faith stronger than the demons. V19
1. Faith that expresses love, submission and obedience.
III. By our demonstration of love. John 13:34-35 (793)
1. Love as Jesus loves.
2. Then we will be recognized as disciples of Christ.
Article by W.D. Wilmeth