Scripture: Matthew 5:13-16

Scripture Referenced: Matthew 4:8-10; Matthew 12:25-26; Matthew 5:2-12; Colossians 1:13-14

Catechism Question: #43 | What are the sacraments or ordinances?


When the ship is sinking and you’re forced to choose sides, the new solution is to jump from island to island to island. You don’t have to pick one. It’s a new sensibility. It’s been a new way for me to articulate myself…My work in my film and my work in my life have influenced who I’ve become. Life imitates art. And so a lot of my choices, these characters that I’ve been playing, have actually built a person, they’ve raised me.
— Shia Labeouf, Interview Magazine
1. A god exists who created and ordered the world and watches over human life on earth.
2. God wants people to be good, nice, and fair to each other, as taught in the Bible and by most world religions.
3. The central goal of life is to be happy and to feel good about oneself.
4. God does not need to be particularly involved in one’s life except when God is needed to resolve a problem.
5. Good people go to heaven when they die.
— Christian Smith, Souls in Transition
The Kingdom norms so work out in the lives of the Kingdom’s heirs as to produce the Kingdom witness.
— D.A. Carson