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Value or Worth 6.28.20
June 28, 2020

Value or Worth 6.28.20

June 28, 2020



How can we know what something is actually worth?

“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.

(Matthew 13:44-46)

Then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the wild animals of the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.”

So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

(Verse 31)…God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.

(Genesis 1:26-27, 31, NRSV)

Our value is based upon , not just on .

The Source of our value.

Authentic gives and determines value.

Q: How do you determine what you are worth?

A: You need to know whose you .

Jesus spoke all these things to the crowd in parables; he did not say anything to them without using a parable. So was fulfilled what was spoken through the prophet: “I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter things hidden since the creation of the world.”

(Matthew 13:34-35)

Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden.  But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?”

He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.”

(Genesis 3:8-10)

Q: What is something really worth?

A: It’s worth what someone is for it.

The Son of man came to seek and save those who are lost.

(Luke 19:10, NLT)

“Praise the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has visited and redeemed his people.”

(Luke 1:68)

For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 

(Hebrews 12:2, NIV)

The treasure in the dirt is still valuable.

God not only came for us but came to the for us.

He was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed.

(Isaiah 53:5, NLT)

Jesus was the and the .

A pearl is made lovely through the of .

We are the and the .

Our value comes from the fact that we were in the of .


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