KEY VALUES OF SUGAR CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH
Mark 7:15 Nothing outside a man can make him `unclean' by going
into him. Rather, it is what comes out of a man that makes him
`unclean.'" For FROM WITHIN, OUT OF MEN'S HEARTS, come evil
thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed,
malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly.
All these evils come from inside and make a man `unclean.'"
Pro. 4:23 Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the
wellspring of life.
I. WHAT WE VALUE IN OUR HEARTS DETERMINES OUR:
-PERSONALITY (CHARACTER) -PURPOSE (HOPES) PRIORITIES-( ACTIONS)
VALUE TRAPS OF A SECULAR SOCIETY - SELF CENTEREDNESS
PLEASURE (FEELING GOOD), POSSESSIONS (LOOKING GOOD), POWER
(CONTROLLING FOR MY GOOD)
II. WHAT WE VALUE AS A CHURCH:
1. WE VALUE: GOD.
Matt. 22:36-40 "Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in
the Law?" Jesus replied: "`Love the Lord your God with all your
heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is
the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it:
`Love your neighbor as yourself.' All the Law and the Prophets
hang on these two commandments."
Luke 9:23 Then Jesus said to them all: "If anyone would come
after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and
2. WE VALUE: PEOPLE.
Gen. 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of
God he created him; male and female he created them.
Psalm 8:3-5 When I consider your heavens, the work of your
fingers, the moon and the stars, ...
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