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Mark 9:49-50; Matthew 5:13


1.     Context

a.     Cut off hand, foot, eye = make the sacrifice

b.     We must cut off the things of the world

c.     Salt is good – IF – it does its job

d.     When it loses its distinctive power – worthless

e.     Salt in you = peace with others

2.     The Wrong – Salt Shortage

a.     Sodom and Gomorrah – Genesis 18-19

b.     Israel – 2 Chronicles 36:36

c.     God’s Universal Law – Be Salt or Ruin

3.     The Remedy – 2 Chronicles 7:14

a.     If you:

                                                    i.     Humble

                                                   ii.     Pray

                                                 iii.     See God

                                                 iv.     Turn from wicked ways

b.     Then God will:

                                                    i.     Hear from heaven

                                                   ii.     Forgive your sins

                                                 iii.     Heal your land

4.     The Application

a.     Preservative

b.     Special use or no use at all

c.     We can make the world more palatable

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