Weekend Message Takeaway: “On Mission with God”

Continuing our study through the Sermon on the Mount, this past weekend Pastor Doug shared from Matthew 5:13–16. In this message, we learned that Jesus is inviting us to be on mission with Him as He sends us into the world to be salt and light; to be like a shining city on a hill.    

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Let’s recap some of the key talking points from Pastor Doug's teaching this weekend:

Jesus Is Inviting Us to Be on Mission with Him (Matthew 5:13–16): Who are we? According to Jesus, we are salt; we are light; we are a city on a hill. In essence, He is saying that we are world changers. He is inviting us to be part of His amazing work to transform the world. 

It Is Better to Light a Candle Than Curse the Darkness: We emit what we absorb . . . this is a basic principle of radiation. Jesus is light; He is brilliantly radiant. And as we spend time with Him, we absorb His life, His thoughts, and His heart into our core. And when that happens, we will begin to emit His radiance to the world around us. As the light of the world, when we come into contact with people, the glow of Christ should light up their lives and reflect His glory.

Our Mission Will Hasten Christ’s Return: Jesus told us to preach the gospel of the kingdom to the whole world as a testimony to all nations. God alone knows when that objective will be accomplished. What we know is that Christ has not returned yet, so the task is not yet done. When it is done, Christ will come. Until then, let’s get busy and complete our mission. Let’s bring light and life into as many souls as we can until Christ returns.

If you long for Christ’s return, then make every effort to get the gospel into all the world. So, we're instructed not only to wait for, but also to hasten the coming day of the Lord by preaching the good news to the nations.

Quote to Remember: The light that shines the farthest, shines the brightest at home.—Pastor Doug Sauder

Now–February 7 | Various Times and Locations
It’s been an incredible Missions Week so far and there’s still more action ahead! If you haven’t had a chance to join us, there are still tons of opportunities for you to interact and be inspired by our missionaries and exciting global efforts. Join us today, Monday, February 5, for our Missionary Coffee Talk Sessions at various campuses or Tuesday, February 6 for our Global Awareness Night: God's Heart for Justice.

For more info, contact Lysa McMillan or click here.


Join us this Wednesday as we close Missions Week with a special night dedicated to prayer for the nations and all our missionaries who carry the gospel to the ends of the earth.

This weekend we’ll continue our study through the Sermon on the Mount as Pastor Doug explores Matthew 5:13–16. Join us as we explore what it means to be salt and light in the world.

About the Author

Danny Saavedra

Danny Saavedra is a licensed minister who has served on staff at Calvary since 2012, managing the Calvary Devotional and digital discipleship resources. He has a Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling and Master of Divinity in Pastoral Ministry from Liberty Theological Seminary. His wife Stephanie, son Jude, and daughter Zoe share a love of Star Wars, good food, having friends over for dinner, and studying the Word together as a family.