“By Understanding your Source of Confidence”
Psalm 71:5, Jeremiah 17:7, Psalm 27:3
THREE THINGS THE BIBLE TEACHES WILL NOT WORK!
Designer Clothes: ‘If I look good, then I must feel good.”
I Samuel 16:7, “Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
Materialism has its roots in Low – Self Esteem
“Whoever trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will thrive…”
- Achievements: Jeremiah 9:23-14
Jeremiah Mentions 3 Big Values in America today:
1. Intelligence – “…the wise man boasting of his wisdom”
2. Physical Ability – “…the strong man boasting of his strength”
3. Money – “…the rich man boasting of his riches”
THREE LIFE PRINCIPLES THE BIBLE TEACHES WORKS!
- God made me Unique.
You find your identity and your dignity in your creator. (Psalm 8:5)
- Jesus died for me.
Value is determined by what someone is willing to pay. (I Peter 1:18-19)
- God has a plan for my life! “God did advance planning on your life.” (Ephesians 2:10)
“God has a plan for every child” (Psalm 139:16)
“Every Christian is on SPECIAL assignment from God, with special abilities and gifts He has given.” (I Corinthians 12:4)
THE SECRET TO THE SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT IS FOUND…
MATTHEW 28:19-20 (the message)
“Jesus, undeterred, went right ahead and gave his charge: “God authorized and commanded me to commission you: (I AM SENDING YOU!)
Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Then instruct them in the practice of all I have commanded you. I’ll be with you as you do this, day after day after day, right up to the end of the age.”