During the Case for Christ series at Alive Church, we have talked about several facts that point us to the existence of Christ. When you know the facts about His life, death, and resurrection, it makes sense to believe in Him…but what happens when you try to explain it to someone else?
In my last talk, Explaining the Good News of Christ, I offered scripture-based advice that can help Christians be better witnesses to their friends, their family, their co-workers and their community members. It all boils down to being “the salt of the earth” (Matthew 5:13).
I love salt! I know that using salt in food elevates the flavor. For example, chips and salsa are a great combination on their own, but if you sprinkle a little salt on the chip after you’ve dipped it in salsa, it becomes even more flavorful.
When we share the love of Jesus with others, we can add a little “salt” to their lives. Living without believing, accepting and relying on Jesus is like eating the chips and salsa without that extra sprinkle of salt…it may taste okay the first bite or two, but when you take a bite with the salted chip, you begin to realize what you’ve been missing!
Adding salt to chips and salsa may not be the “standard” way to eat these foods. Most of us dig in without thinking about adding anything else but deviating from the usual way to eat salsa has its benefits.
As followers of Jesus, being the “salt” means bringing flavor by sharing our faith journeys. It means talking about Jesus in ways you may not expect. It means being different than what others may perceive as Christian because to make a difference, we have to be different.
If you’re a follower of Jesus, what does it mean to you to be different in how you share Jesus’ love with others? If you’re not a follower of Jesus, what would you like to see Christians do differently?
It would be great to see your responses on our Facebook page! I’ll be praying for you as you think about the answers.