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True Value. Value 1. Merit, worth, importance, usefulness.  “Knowledge of typing is of great value in this job.” 2. Monetary worth. Market price, cost.

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1 True Value

2 Value 1. Merit, worth, importance, usefulness.  “Knowledge of typing is of great value in this job.” 2. Monetary worth. Market price, cost.  Painting worth $10, Ideals, standards, moral code of ethics. 1 Sm.26:…24. Mt.6:26; 12:12; 27:9.

3 I. Worldly Values Distort Our Goals

4 1. Possessions/purchasing power What value in eternity (Lk.16)?  Mk.4:19, self-deception  1 Tim.6:9-10, self-destruction  Hb.11:25, self-determination

5 1. Possessions/purchasing power 2. Power Temporal. Is.14 Earthly power does not transfer into eternal power, glory, or fame

6 1. Possessions/purchasing power 2. Power 3. Pleasure 1 Tim.5:6, a misguided and deadly emphasis.

7 I. Worldly Values Distort Our Goals II. Wrong Values Deter Our Growth II. Wrong Values Deter Our Growth

8 “To serve Christ, I need…”  Eloquence. Ex.4:10; Ac.18:24  Education. Jn.7:15; Ac.4:13  Charisma, charm. Pr.31:30  Convenience. Ac.16:19-34; 24:24-25  Good looks. Ga.4. Is.53  Good health. 1 Tim.5:23. 3 Jn.2  Years of study, wisdom. Ac.8:26; 9:19f  Youth and vitality. Phm.9; 3 Jn.1

9 I. Worldly Values Distort Our Goals III. Worthy Values Display Our Gospel II. Wrong Values Deter Our Growth

10 1. Faith in God that produces self- denial, Hb.11:6, Mt.4:18-20; Ac.20:24 Mt.13: Be even more dedicated to spiritual values (25:25) Mt.22:37, total commitment: a pledge / promise to surrender to will of Lord

11 1. Faith in God that produces self-denial, Hb.11:6, Way of life that reveals who and what we are Ac.4:13 1. Entertainment, Ro.12: Speech, Col.4: Habits, 1 Pt.2:12 Distinctive preaching Distinctive living

12 1. Faith in God that produces self-denial, Hb.11:6, Way of life that reveals who and what we are 3. Uncompromising spirit in matters of faith But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s delicacies, nor with the wine which he drank; therefore he requested of the chief of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself – Daniel 1:8

13 1. Faith in God that produces self-denial, Hb.11:6, Way of life that reveals who and what we are 3. Uncompromising spirit in matters of faith  Mt.14:3-10 Truth, not consequences, determine actions; prefer death to cowardice

14 1. Faith in God that produces self-denial, Hb.11:6, Way of life that reveals who and what we are 3. Uncompromising spirit in matters of faith 4. Consciousness of our debt to all  Ro.1:14-16  Lk.10:33


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