A City Set on a Hill

Text: Matthew 5:14

Highly Visible

  • We should not expect to blend in with the world (Romans 12:1-2)
  • There would be a sharp contrast between Christians and the world (John 15:18-19; 1 Peter 4:3-4)

Target of Attacks

  • Expect persecution (1 Peter 4:12)
  • Do not surrender (Revelation 2:10)
  • Fight back (2 Corinthians 10:3-5)

Position of Strength

  • God is on our side (Romans 8:31)
  • We have a firm, unchanging foundation (Matthew 7:24-27)
  • We have support (Hebrews 3:12-13; 4:14-16)
  • But we must not abandon our position (Hebrews 10:39)

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