Salt and Light – Mt. 5:13-1613141516What did the author mean?”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.”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.? What is the author’s and the audience’s situation? (politics; geography; demographics;customs)? For whom was the passage written?? What issue(s) does the passage address?? What are the significant words, phrases, statements?? What is its meaning (definitions; conualize)?? What was the author trying to convey to the audience – e.g. theological truths, practicaladvice?? What types of responses did the author expect on the basis of writing this passage?? What do you know about the author’s theological perspective?? What is the primary idea of the passage; what is the author trying to convey?Arts & HumanitiesReligious Studies

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