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5 Core Values:

  1. My success is determined by how centered my life is around the
    Lordship of Jesus Christ.
  2. My family is a reflection of my relationship with Jesus Christ.
  3. My chief personal pursuit is to develop my character to be like
    Jesus Christ.
  4. My primary purpose is to help people change to be like Jesus
    Christ.
  5. 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
    your thoughts.”
    Learning to Value Others:

  1. Valuing others begins with compassion.
    Compassion: a willingness to allow yourself to feel the suffering of
    others
    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.’”
  2. 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.”
  3. Valuing others asks the question, “What am I willing to sacrifice for
    others?”
    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
    enough.”