by Brad Whitt

The Value of Your Soul
Dr. Brad Whitt
Mark 8:31-38

INTRO: I want you to take your Bibles and turn with me to Mark chapter 8 if you would. The gospel of Mark, the eighth chapter and today I want to talk to you about the most valuable, the most costly, the most important thing in all of the world - your soul.

While you're finding your place there in Mark chapter 8. . .

We all know that the Bible is God's great answer book and the reason for that is because it asks the greatest questions of life.

For example, there's the very first question that's asked in the Bible, and of course it's found in the very first book of the Bible - Genesis chapter 3, verse 9. God comes walking through the Garden of Eden just like He had done so many times before, but this time something's different. Adam isn't there to greet Him. Why? Because he was hiding behind a fig left, behind a tree somewhere because he had disobeyed God. He had sinned and as a result he realized that he was naked. So, he tried to hide from God. (Sin always brings separation.) Well, God comes walking through the Garden and asked the question that He may be asking of some of you today. Feel free to put your name in Adam's place. He asked, "Adam, where are you?" Now, let me ask you, did God not know where Adam was? Do you think that God couldn't see Adam hiding behind that fig leaf, behind that tree? Of course He could. So, why did He ask Adam where he was? Because He Adam to know where Adam was.

So, the first critical, crucial question of life is found in Genesis 3:9. The second critical question of life is found in Genesis 4:9. Just one chapter over. Cain has just killed his own brother -Abel and the bible says that the blood of Abel, the very first martyr, cries out to God and God comes to Cain and asks, "Where is Abel your brother?" Most of you should know the answer to this question. See if you can say it with me. "Am I my brother's keeper?" The answer is "yes, you ...

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