This week’s devotional guide has Matthew 5:13-16 as its inspiration. In that text Jesus tells his disciples that they “and they alone” are salt and light in the world. This sermon explores how bringing good news to the WHOLE world has always been in the heart of God. This week’s reading guide: Monday, January 9.
This devotional guide prepares readers for the January 8 sermon, “Caring About Others,” and it looks at the final four Beatitudes: mercy, purity of heart, peacemaking, and being persecuted. By spending time with the devotional readers will be better prepared to think about the ideas of the sermon as well as its command on their