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TITLE: Salted with Fire
TEXT: Mark 9:49-50
PROPOSITION: Salt preserves even the wicked.
KEY WORD: Categories

  1. Salt preserves, flavors and purifies.
  2. Fire burns and destroys.
  3. How are people “salted with fire”?

Salted with Fire
  1. Malachi 3:2 - Who can stand the day of his coming? He is like a refiner's fire
  2. 1 Peter 1:7 - Trial of your faith, being more precious than gold, tried in the fire
  3. Salted = preserved, here - not for good, but for punishment of fire
  4. 1 Peter 2:4 - Angels that sinned - chains of darkness, reserved for judgment
  5. Fire is used in the Scripture to denote suffering, persecution, or distress of any kind.
  6. Fire is used to indicate trial, suffering, and persecution of any kind.
  7. Salt is used to denote penetration and preservation from corruption.
  8. Every one, good and bad, must suffer.

Salted with Salt
  1. Every sacrifice is salted with salt.
  2. Leviticus 2:13 - Every sacrifice of your food offering you shall season with salt.
  3. Most common use of salt -flavor, preserve, purify, and penetrate.

Salt in Yourself
  1. Are you salty?
  2. Matthew 5:13 - You are the salt of the earth.
  3. Do have salt (flavor, preserving and penetrating influence) inside?

Salt with one another
  1. Colossians 4:6 - Let your speech be seasoned with salt
  2. Treat each other with some flavor, tenderness, kindness

Worthless Salt
  1. Salt can become worthless - just make a pathway with it - Kill the grass.
  2. Pour out salt, ice and water from making homemade ice cream.
  3. Matthew 5:13 - Lose its flavor - good for nothing

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