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What am I Worth?

What Am I Worth?

How do I know that I am valuable?


Psalm 139:13-18


Peter 2:9-10            Ephesians 1:4-5                     1 Corinthians 1:26-30


The value of an item is determined by how much someone is ___________________  _________________________ for it”.

1 Corinthians 6:20         1 Timothy 2:5-6


Romans 8:16-17 1 Peter 1:3-4


John 3:16 Ephesians 1:18-19


Genuine Faith Submits to God’s Will

Key Question:

James 4:4

James 4:7

Submit means to be ___________________________________________.

James 4:13-15

Our _____________ have to do with how we use our ________________. 

We need to take time to ________________  and ________________  the Lord.

Our ______________ have to do with how we spend our______________. 

2 Corinthians 8:7 (NIV)  “But since you excel in everything–in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in the love we have kindled in you –see that you also excel in this grace of ______________.”   

________________  is not a ________________  issue; it’s a   ________________ issue.

Matthew 6:21

Practical Steps:

Start by __________________________________________________.

Commit to _________________________________________________.

Grow in __________________________________________________.


Connection Group Questions

Read James 4:1-5:6

James 4:4  What do you think it means to have “friendship with the world”?  Why do you think James uses the term “adulterous” to describe people who practice friendship toward the world?

What ideas come to mind when you think of the word ‘submit’?  How does that differ from the idea of being “under God’s arrangement” and having our life oriented around Him?

Plans/Time:  How difficult or easy is it for you to give time to God?

What are the greatest obstacles you have to spending time “seeking” Him?

What are the greatest obstacles you have to spending time “serving” Him?

What are some things you could do to create time to seek and serve Him in a greater capacity? Do you believe it’s something he is calling you to do?


Do you agree that giving is more of a heart issue than a money issue?  Why or why not?

2 Corinthians 8:7 says we should excel in the grace of giving.  How important is that to you personally?

Is it difficult or easy for you to give your money to God?  What are your greatest obstacles to giving with greater generosity?

In the message this week some practical steps were given in regards to becoming more generous.  Is there a step that you plan to commit to? Why (or why not)?

Read James 5:1-3.  What does James point out about the relationship between worldly wealth and the passage of time?

Look up Matthew 7:19-24.  What similarities do you find between the to the words of Jesus and the words of James?

Based on the words of James and Jesus, what is the right relationship to have with wealth and possessions?   Why?

What one step can you take this week to better live in light what we’ve discovered this week?


Over Under: Calling from God


If we have an underwhelming experience with God, the issue may be:

  1. Our _______________________________________________________________________.

Isaiah 6:1-4

  1. Our _________________________________________________________________.

Isaiah 6:5-7

  1. Our __________________________________________________________________.

Isaiah 6:8

  1. Our __________________________________________________________________.

Isaiah 6:8

 Isaiah 6:9-10 

God knew people would _____________________________________________

Isaiah 6:11-13 

but it would ultimately ____________________________________________.

 Two Vital Behaviors: 

 ________________________________        _____________________________________

7 DAY CHALLENGE: pray every day for an opportunity to engage in one spiritual conversation this week. 

 When we are _______________________________________________________in our calling from God it forces us to _________________________________ and _______________________________.


Over Under: Connection with God


If we have an underwhelming experience with God, the issue may be:

  1. Our _________________________________________________________________.

Isaiah 6:1-4

  1. Our _________________________________________________________________.

Isaiah 6:5-7

  1. Our _________________________________________________________________.

Isaiah 6:8 “And I heard the voice of the Lord…”

 qol means _____________________________________________________________.

 Six Voices We May Hear:

___________________________        ___________________________        ___________________________        ___________________________        ___________________________        ___________________________

 Adonay refers to the __________________________________________________.

 3 Primary Ways God Speaks:




God will NEVER speak in a way that’s inconsistent with _________________________________.

God may also speak through:


___________________________        Philippians 4:7     1 John 3:19-21


Over/Under: Humility Before God

Isaiah 6:1-4
Isaiah 6:5
1. Isaiah was deeply conscious of _____________________________________ .

We may have an underwhelming experience with God because of __________________.

2. Isaiah responded with ______________________________________________.

Isaiah 6:6, 7
3. God __________________________________________________________________.

Grace means _________________________________________________________.

Romans 5:20-21
__________________________________ > __________________________________
Romans 6:1-2, 12, 14

If we are ________________________________________________________________, perhaps we are _________________________________________________________.

Need Grace? ______________________________________!

God opposes the proud, but gives GRACE to the HUMBLE.
Proverbs 3:34 James 4:6 1 Peter 5

Over/Under: Vision of God


We are often overwhelmed by ________________________________________ because we have an underwhelming __________________________________.

Isaiah 6:1-4

“Holy” means __________________________________________________________.

1 Samuel 2:2

When the angels around the throne call or cry to one another, “Holy, holy, holy,” they are expressing with force and passion the truth of the supreme [and complete] holiness of God, that essential characteristic which expresses His awesome and majestic nature.

The bible says God is holy, holy, holy. Scripture does not say God is ‘love, love, love’ or that He is ‘wrath, wrath, wrath’ but that He is ‘holy, holy, holy.’
~RC Sproul

“Glory” refers to ______________________________________________________.

A proper vision of God’s greatness puts __________________________________________________________________________.

James 4:14 NLT “Your life is like the morning fog – it’s here for a little while, then it’s gone.”

Surviving the Storm

* a short portion of this message did not record properly, so the introductory notes have been completed and the scripture text is printed below.

Easton’s bible dictionary “Faith is in general the persuasion of the mind that a certain statement is true.  Its primary idea is trust.” 


Mark 4:35-5:1

35 On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” 36 And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him. 37 And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was already filling. 38 But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke him and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” 39 And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. 40 He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?” 41 And they were filled with great fear and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”

Mark 5:1

1 They came to the other side of the sea, to the country of the Gerasenes.

The storm will come _____________________________________________, but our faith should ________________________________________________.

How do I keep my unwavering confidence in God?

Remember who _______________________________________________________.

Remember who’s _____________________________________________________.

Remember He ________________________________________________________.

Remember He ________________________________________________________.

Remember to _________________________________________________________.

___________________  ____________________  _____________________!