by Stan Coffey

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Stan Coffey
Mark 8:36-38

Today I want to talk about the greatest value of all, humanly speaking. I want to talk about the value of a soul.

I think, in many cases, even in the confines of Christianity, we have lost sight of the value of the human soul and Jesus in this passage puts all the wealth of the world, all of the gold, all of the silver, all of the land, the stocks, the bonds, all of it that a man could amass and He says that it's not worth one single soul. One soul is worth all that this world could ever offer.

This passage of scripture has always been a meaningful passage to me. It said when they uncovered the tomb of Charlamaine the Great of France, that the archeologist in that dig found a large room. It was a throne room and the corpse of the king had been placed upon the throne. When they found that corpse, the flesh had corrupted and decayed and there was nothing left but a skeleton. In the hand of that skeleton of that former king there was a Bible and a boney finger pointing to a passage of scripture. It's the passage of scripture that we are going to see this morning.

Mark 8:36-38 – (36)"What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul? (37)Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul? (38)If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his Father's glory with the holy angels."

What is the value of a soul?

1. You know that value of a thing by its maker.

It is said that one of the most valuable paintings in all the world is "The Madonna" by Raphael. The thing that makes it valuable is because of the skill of the artist. It's like no other painting because the artist is like no other artist. Your souls is worth more then ten million worlds like this one because of the one who made it.

We read in the book of Genesis that the Lord God formed ...

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