Jesus Christ has entrusted to his followers the message of the Gospel, which contains the power of God unto salvation. The authority to share the good news comes through the Holy Spirit, who makes us witness. A witness is one who declares on the basis of personal experience what he or she knows to be true about Jesus Christ. (Discipleship Essentials p. 164)
“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet.
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.