5 Core Values:
- My success is determined by how centered my life is around the
Lordship of Jesus Christ.
- My family is a reflection of my relationship with Jesus Christ.
- My chief personal pursuit is to develop my character to be like
- My primary purpose is to help people change to be like Jesus
- My goal is to value every life the same as Jesus Christ.
PHILIPPIANS 2:3-4 NIV
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility
VALUE OTHERS above yourselves, not looking to your own interests
but each of you to the interests of THE OTHERS.
“If a person’s scale of values is based solely on material wealth, he
will have difficulty all his life. Do not pay much attention to fame,
power or money. Someday you will meet someone who cares for
none of these things, and then you will know how poor you really
are!” — Rudyard Kipling
ISAIAH 55:8-9 NCV
The Lord says, “My thoughts are not like your thoughts. Your ways
are not like my ways. Just as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than
Learning to Value Others:
- Valuing others begins with compassion.
Compassion: a willingness to allow yourself to feel the suffering of
ZECHARIAH 7:8-10 NIV
And the word of the Lord came again to Zechariah: “This is what the
Lord Almighty said: ‘Administer true justice; show MERCY and
COMPASSION to one another. Do not oppress the WIDOW or the
FATHERLESS, the FOREIGNER or the POOR. Do not plot evil
against each other.’”
- Valuing others requires going through a value transformation.
LUKE 12:13-21 NIV
Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide
the inheritance with me.” Jesus replied, “Man, who appointed me a
judge or an arbiter between you?” Then he said to them, “Watch out!
Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an
abundance of possessions.” And he told them this parable: “The
ground of a certain rich man yielded an abundant harvest. He thought
to himself, ‘What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.’ Then
he said, ‘This is what I’ll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger
ones, and there I will store my surplus grain. And I’ll say to myself,
“You have plenty of grain laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat,
drink and be merry.”’ But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night
your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have
prepared for yourself?’ This is how it will be with whoever stores up
things for themselves but is not rich toward God.”
LUKE 12:48b NLT
“… When someone has been given much, much will be required in
return; and when someone has been entrusted with much, even more
will be required.”
- Valuing others asks the question, “What am I willing to sacrifice for
Simplicity — Sincerity — Sacrifice
2 CORINTHIANS 8:9 NLT
You know the generous grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Though he
was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that by his poverty
he could make you rich.
2 CORINTHIANS 8:12-15 NLT
Whatever you give is acceptable if you give it eagerly. And give
according to what you have, not what you don’t have. Of course, I
don’t mean your giving should make life easy for others and hard for
yourselves. I only mean that there should be some equality. Right
now you have plenty and can help those who are in need. Later, they
will have plenty and can share with you when you need it. In this way,
things will be equal. As the Scriptures say, “Those who gathered a lot
had nothing left over, and those who gathered only a little had