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2 True Refinement Northern Caribbean University Prepared by: Paul Riley “That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations” (Psalm 67:2).

3 Gen. 2:9 “And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food;” Gen. 2:19 “And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field,” Gen. 2:9 “And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food;” Gen. 2:19 “And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field,” “That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations” (Psalm 67:2). Our Earth is a Mine

4 Genesis 2:7 “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” Genesis 2:7 “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” “That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations” (Psalm 67:2). Our Earth is a Mine

5 “True refinement does not find satisfaction in the adorning of the body for display.” {Child Guidance, 423.1} “That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations” (Psalm 67:2). True Refinement

6 “True refinement will never be revealed so long as self is considered as the supreme object. Love must dwell in the heart. A thoroughgoing Christian draws his motives of action from his deep heart-love for his Master. Up through the roots of his affection for Christ springs an unselfish interest in his brethren.” {Adventist Home, 425.4} “That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations” (Psalm 67:2). True Refinement

7 1 Timothy 2:9, 10 “In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.” 1 Timothy 2:9, 10 “In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.” “That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations” (Psalm 67:2). Biblical Principle #1

8 Dress to express and not to impress. “That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations” (Psalm 67:2). Biblical Principle #1

9 Luke 12:27 Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Luke 12:27 Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. “That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations” (Psalm 67:2). Biblical Principle #2

10 True refinement values the natural not the artificial. “That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations” (Psalm 67:2). Biblical Principle #2 Pure gold vs washover

11 1 Peter 3:3, 4 Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. 1 Peter 3:3, 4 Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. “That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations” (Psalm 67:2). Biblical Principle #3

12 True refinement places emphasis on the inner qualities rather the external form. “That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations” (Psalm 67:2). Biblical Principle #3

13 “That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations” (Psalm 67:2). Learning from Nature Yellow Elder (Tecoma stans) Natural flower of the Bahamas and the US Virgin Islands. TRUE BEAUTY HAS A PURPOSE.

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16 “That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations” (Psalm 67:2). Learning from Nature Stomach Pains Protect the kidneys Fevers Diabetes Fungal Infections Worms Yellow Elder From In My Backyard: Powerful Herbs and Foods of the Caribbean Part 1 Learn to apply in:

17 “That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations” (Psalm 67:2). Learning from Nature “He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth” (Psalm 104:14). “There are simple herbs and roots that every family may use for themselves and need not call a physician any sooner than they would call a lawyer…the use of which will tide over many apparently serious difficulties.” ( Selected Messages, Book II, 279, 291).

18 “That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations” (Psalm 67:2). Learning from Nature ) One of the few plants that creates offspring from its leaves. T RUE REFINEMENT REPRODUCES ITSELF TO BLESS MORE LIVES. Leaf of Life (Bryophyllum Pinnatum)

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20 “That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations” (Psalm 67:2). Learning from Nature Pains of all kinds Allergies Joint pains Broken bones Viral infections Blurred vision & Cataracts Migraine headaches Leaf of Life From In My Backyard: Powerful Herbs and Foods of the Caribbean Part 1 Learn to apply in:

21 “That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations” (Psalm 67:2). Learning from Nature ) Simple, attractive tree Sweet, colourful and delicious fruits Medicinal leaves, fruit, bark, roots, stems and flowers BEAUTY WITH A PURPOSE INDEED Papaya (Carica papaya)

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24 “That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations” (Psalm 67:2). Learning from Nature Sickle cell disease Warts and ringworm Fresh and old wounds Contraceptive Menstrual flow Strengthen digestive system Enlarged liver and spleen Papaya From In My Backyard: Powerful Herbs and Foods of the Caribbean Part 1 Learn to apply in:

25 “That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations” (Psalm 67:2). Our Purpose God want us to be refined so that we may the crowning demonstration of the fact God’s creative power. “That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations” (Psalm 67:2)..

26 “That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations” (Psalm 67:2). Our Purpose “That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude of a palace:” Psalm 144:12


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