They both come from “salarium,” the Latin word for “salt.”
It comes from the ancient practices of using salt as a form of currency or payment (salary) and the use of salt in religious practices throughout the Greco-Roman world, including in Judaism (Leviticus 2:13). These are just two of the many uses of salt within the ancient world.
In Matthew 5, Jesus calls his followers “the salt of the earth.” When I have heard this verse taught, the implications were limited to two- flavor and preservation. While those are true, being and living as “salt of the earth” means so much more.
Could it be that just like being and living as salt of the earth means more than what many of us have heard, being and living as a Jesus follower means more than what we have heard?
Does the way of Jesus mean more than belief? Does the way of Jesus mean more than mere morality? Does the way of Jesus truly transfer the way in which we live? If it does, how do we live the way of Jesus?
Coming February 2016
The Way of Jesus Study
The Way of Jesus Study is a 8 week journey through Jesus’ most in depth teaching on what it means to follow Him: the Sermon on the Mount. I want to begin to get the word out.
It is open to any and everyone. This is not a typical Bible study but an exploration, through as many different means as possible, to discover what it looks like to live the way of Jesus in 2016.
Consider joining The Way of Jesus study:
Sunday nights at 6:00pm in room E-102.
8 Weeks beginning February 14, 2016.
Find more information here.
If you have any questions, pass them along. Or let me know you’re interested in joining the journey.