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Treasure Map (4 of 6)
Pastor Kerry Shook
We're in a series that I'm calling Pirates: Reclaiming Stolen Treasure and on Mother's Day we are going to look at how to dig deep to discover the treasure of self-worth because ladies, Satan likes nothing better than to steal away your self-worth and to make you feel like what you do has absolutely no value whatsoever. Today I've given you a treasure map so take it out of your program and it points the way to the priceless treasure of recognizing your value. I want you to open your Bibles to Proverbs 31. It's our key verse. Would you stand in honor of God's Word and just read this out loud with me. "Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised. Reward her for all she has done. Let her deeds publicly declare her praise."
Lord, I pray that today You would help everyone here recognize how valuable they are in Your eyes. That we would stop comparing ourselves to everyone else, but we would look right to You to find our worth. In Jesus' name. Amen.
You can be seated.
I want you to underline that phrase "beauty does not last." The reason why we lose our self-worth is we compare ourselves to other people and we're looking to the wrong things to give us value. The world says you find your value in how you look. If you don't look like a super-thin air-brushed model on a magazine cover then you don't have value and that's ridiculous because you don't find your self-worth in something that can change or be taken away. You don't find your value in something that doesn't last and looks don't last. Someone gave me a brochure a couple of days ago that was the very first brochure that we sent out as a church 13 years ago. I looked at the picture of the pastor and I thought, wait a minute I thought I was the founding pastor of this church." He looked completely different ...
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