Say What? Shake & Shine

Feb 4, 2024    Garry Firth

Here are some questions to help you process this message and apply it to your life:

1. What’s your favourite Disney movie – animated or real? (Snow White, Little Mermaid, Moana, Toy Story, etc.)

2. Who are you? How would you answer that question? 

Jesus said, "You are the salt of the earth.” (Matthew 5:13) 

What thoughts come to mind when you hear that? Are you flattered? Insulted? Confused? 

3. “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.” (Matthew 5:13) 

What comes up for you when you hear that? What are some ways that we (the church) have lost our saltiness? 

4. “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. (Matthew 5 14-16)

What stands out to you in these verses? What do you think Jesus is referring to when people hide the light? 

5. As salt (identity) we are to preserve culture and society (purpose) and as light (identity) we are to illuminate the darkness in the world (purpose). Brainstorm some ways you can do that as a group or an individual. Who is someone you could be salt & light to? Pray for that person and the opportunity to be salt and light.