*WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Imagine a classroom scene where the teacher or another student makes statements that do not line up with your Christian worldview. Can you give ideas about how to respond and why it is important to present your worldview? Pick a scenario below and talk about it as a group…
A teacher makes a general statement that all religions are similar and lead to the same place.
Another student feels that cheating is OK if you need the grades to stay eligible for the football team, especially if you are a really good player.
Your good friend confides in you that she is thinking of having sex with her boyfriend because they really love each other and she thinks God will understand.
A well-meaning teacher advises you to look for a job, a vocation or a college that will result in you making the most amount of money possible regardless of your strengths, talents, or God’s leading in your life.
WHAT DOES GOD SAY ABOUT THIS?
1. In this Bible passage, what is Jesus trying to tell us about how we live our lives?
2. What does salt represent in Matthew 5:13? How does this relate to having a Christian worldview?
3. In Matthew 5:14 Jesus calls us “the light of the world.” What do you think He means by this?
HOW DO WE APPLY THIS TO OUR LIVES?
5. Every day we are confronted with decisions that have consequences for us and for others who are watching us. What are some situations you have encountered recently that made it hard for you to represent Jesus Christ and be a light others can see?
6. What are some ways to deal with these temptations and still be a light to the world?
7. How does knowing more about your own worldview help during times of temptation?
8. Do you think others notice if your life lines up with your worldview? Why does this matter when you are trying to share Christ with friends or family?
9. Take a few minutes to write a short prayer asking Jesus to make you salt and light in our world. If you feel comfortable, share your prayer with the group.
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