Summary: THE CHURCH MUST NEVER SEE INDIVIDUALS AS DISPOSABLE! We must give every effort to try and try again to reach those that are not in the ark of safety. Comfortable with the 99? One?
THERE IS A TERRIBLE DANGER OF SEEING PEOPLE AS DISPOSABLE.
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
I. THERE IS A CRY IN THE CHURCH WORLD TO USE PEOPLE TO BUILD THE CHURCH.
THAT IS NOT GOD’S PLAN --- GOD’S PLAN IS CLEAR --- USE THE CHURCH TO BUILD BETTER PEOPLE.
A. Life can become so cheap that we miss the real lesson:
WHAT SHALL WE GIVE IN EXCHANGE FOR YOUR SOUL?
We have often discussed knowing the price, the cost and the value.
B. WHAT YOU LOVE --- YOU WILL FIND TIME TO DO!
Matthew 16:26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
C. Is life precious to you? Many people agree ABORTION IS WRONG.
Can we see SPIRITUAL ABORTION is just as wrong?
DON’T RUN THEM OUT THE BACK DOOR?
DON’T THROW THE BABY OUT WITH THE DIRTY BATH WATER.
II. IF YOU REALLY KNEW --- SOME PEOPLE --- THEY ARE GARBAGE.
THEY ARE WOTHLESS SCUM.
A thing that is cheaper to throw away and replace than to fix.
Designed to be used once --- then throw away.
That you can do away with ...
Nonessential, useless, needless, expendable
B. THE GREATEST OPPORTUNITY WE HAVE TO DEMONSTRATE TRUE RELIGION
IS WHEN THE STONES ARE FLYING.
C. BEING A CHRISTIAN IS MUCH LIKE A TEA BAG,
HOT WATER WILL BRING OUT THE TASTE.
III. IF ONLY JESUS COULD REALLY SEE THE VALUE OF THE WOMAN?
NO, IF WE COULD ONLY SEE THE VALUE OF THE INDIVIDUAL!
GOD OPEN OUR EYES TO SEE! BREAK OUR HEARTS FOR WHAT GOD VALUES.
Luke 7:39 Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him: for she is a sinner.
A. This Pharisee has committed two sins:
1. Low opinion of another --- HEAD SHRINKERS?
2. ELEVATED SELF- OPINION.
B. This Pharisee has already JUDGED THIS LADY.
C. The Pharisee is GUILTY OF A LACK OF COMPASSION and UNDERSTANDING!
D. The Pharisee saw the LADY AS CONTAGEOUS and CONTAMINATED.
E. The Pharisee was A SPECIALIST AT FAULT-FINDING and FOCUSING ON THE
IV. IS IT POSSIBLE FOR GOD’S LEADERS TO MISINTEPRET WHAT IS REALLY
HAPPENING IN THE HEART OF PEOPLE?
A. ELI THOUGHT HANNAH WAS DRUNK?
B. Eli’s two sons were backslidden, their VALUE SYSTEM DID NOT ALIGN WITH
1 Samuel 1:12-13 And it came to pass, as she continued praying before the Lord, that Eli marked her mouth.  Now Hannah, she spake in her heart; only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard: therefore Eli thought she had been drunken.
V. A VALUE SYSTEM THAT JUDGES RIGHT NOW BY THE EYE SYSTEM CAN NEVER
PLEASE A HOLY GOD.
A. WE TEND TO JUDGE BY THE PAST, BY PERFORMANCE, BY THE OUTSIDE,
BY EDUCATION, BY THE SQUARE FOOTAGE, BY THE CAR A PERSON DRIVES.
B. God gives WHITE ROBES, a judge wears BLACK ROBES.
Matthew 7:1-4 Judge not, that ye be not judged.  For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.  And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.
C. Man’s visual field is so limited, we can not see the eternal.
2 Cor. 4:18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the thingswhich are not seen are eternal.
VI. WE DESIRE TO BLAME SOMEBODY FOR EVERYTHING THAT IS WRONG!
GOD’S VALUE SYSTEM IS LOOKING TO BRING GLORY TO HIS NAME.
A. It is easy to DEFINE THIS PROBLEM AS SOMEONE HAS SINNED.
B. This didn’t just happen, we need to blame someone... Why is he blind?
John 9:2 And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?
C. We can not leave everything to be explained by man’s eyes.
THIS MIGHT BE GOD’S OPPORTUNITY!
John 9:3 Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.