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Series: RESTORING LOST VALUES
I want to begin a series of messages today entitled "Restoring Lost Values"
As I look at America today, I look at the political scene, I see the business scene, as I observe the educational world, I look at our young people and the kind of culture we have, I realize that in many ways we are a country in crisis. We are in crisis because we have lost and no longer practice many of the values that made our country great. So, I believe we need to have those lost values restored and we find those values in the word of God.
In this first message, I want to speak on the subject "Does Character Count." I think that one of the great values that has made our country great is the emphasis that we've had in our educational system in the churches on the value of character.
We are going to look at a man today who was not a perfect man but he was a man of great character. He was a man greatly used of God. His name was David, the king of Israel. The key to David's character can be found in Acts, chapter 13 and verse 22.
In speaking of the removal of Saul from the throne of Israel, the Bible says, "And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave their testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfill all my will."
Now what is the secret of greatness? If you were to ask, What is the secret of greatest of the world of Hollywood? They would say, "Well, the secret of greatest is a pretty face." or, "The secret of greatness is a great talent to act and perform." If you were ask Washington D.C., "What is the secret of greatness? They might answer, "The secret of greatest is who you know. It is the connections that you have."
If you were to ask in the financial world, "What is the secret of greatness?" They would say, "Well, the secret of greatness is the ability on mane ...
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