Message: “The Ingredients of Influence” from Jim Haskell

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Jim Haskell - June 30, 2024

The Ingredients of Influence

The Ingredients of Influence Matthew 5:13-16 “I heard about a recent study showing that the average person will influence eighty thousand people in their lives, positively or negatively.” If that is correct, what should be our purpose in influencing people and how should we go about doing it? 1. Salty Salt (Matthew 5:13) 13 “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. • Flavors • Purifies • Preserves God has called us to make a distinctive difference wherever we are and whatever we do. 2.Visible Light (Matthew 5:14-16) 14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 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. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. • Warms • Illumines • Radiates A city on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 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. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:14-16) "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." (John 8:12) Visible Light cannot be hidden. Light shines brightest when things are the darkest. Salt and Light people should be just as passionate…but not for physical needs alone, for those with spiritual hunger in a dark and cold impersonal world also! Bridgepoint Church is located in Decatur, GA, and we gather for worship in person and online at 10:45am. We would be honored to have you as our guest. Childcare is available too! If you are listening today and need prayer, please send us a message in the comments or email prayer@bridgepointtoco.com. We would be honored with the opportunity to pray for you. Jesus loves you! He willingly offered His life as a sacrifice and ransom for mankind. His victory over sin at the cross and over death is why we call Him Lord of lords and King of kings. We worship him as the Word who became flesh and dwelt among us. God still wants to dwell with His people, and that includes you! If you want more information on what salvation means, please send a message or email us.

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