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Won't You Be My Neighbor? (Matthew 5:13-16)

Dennis R. Wiles, May 11, 2014
Part of the PLANTED...In Community to Build Relationships series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

Dennis R. Wiles
FBC Arlington
May 4, 2014

. . . In Community to Build Relationships
Spring 2014
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Matthew 5:13-16

Text: Matthew 5:13-16

What is our responsibility to our neighborhood?

How should the Church manage/influence its intersection with society at large?


SALT OF THE EARTH – As followers of Jesus, we have a role to play in the overall welfare of God’s creation.

LIGHT OF THE WORLD – We are lights shining in the midst of the darkness of our world.

Matthew 5:13-16

13 “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet.

14 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. (ESV)