Sermon: Sprinkling salt on a divided world

There are evident divisions within our society, not only politically, but also spiritually among Christians.  There is a splintering in the belief of what evangelical Christian faith should look like. We should look at this as an exciting time — we have an opportunity to be what Jesus said we should be: the salt and light of the world.

We should be adding our Christian flavor — our salt —  to help solve problems like immigration, hunger, poverty, etc. God doesn’t want us to be ignorant of the political issues around us. However, we shouldn’t go “all in” without forgetting our faith. Although it’s necessary for us to be faithfully present with the world, it’s important for us to retain our distinctive witness.

Too much salt ruins the flavor of the dish. But no salt leaves the food bland. Our charge from Jesus is to be the salt of the world, influencing change through Christian witness. Not forcing our beliefs and values on others.


“Salt for the Soil, Light for the World”
Sermon by The Rev. Joe Gunby
Matthew 5:13-16
Feb. 5, 2017