Summary: This message strives to create an overwhelming desire in the hearts of people to know Jesus Christ personally, by faith.
"The Worth of Jesus Christ"
"By faith Moses, when he was born, waw hid three
months of his parents, because they saw that he was a
proper child; and they were not afraid of the king’s
By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused
to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter;
Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the
people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches
than the treasurtes in Egyp: for he had respect unto
the recompence of the reward,
By faith he forsook Ebypt, not fearing the wrath
of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is
Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the first-
born shout touch them.
By faith they passed through the Red Sea as by
dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were
This morning, I hope to present Christ so purely,
and passionately, that everyone here will realize the
true worth of Jesus Christ. It would be be better to
loose everything, and know Christ, than to gain every-
thing this world has to offer, and loose Christ. Men
need to realize this. They need to see Christ for all He is worth. Moses’ parents did not fear the edict of Pharaoh, but by faith, they hid Moses and thus his life was saved. Moses did not fear the wrath of Pharaoh, either, for he chose rather to cast his lot with the people of God. Through the eye of faith, he
saw the true worth of the coming Messiah, as being more valuable than anything Egypt could offer him.
Some of you may be ridiculed at school because
of your faith in Christ, or mistreated at work, or
abused by an unbelieving spouse. The reason they treat you that way is because they do not see Jesus
as He really is-The Pearl of Great Price. If they did,
they, like Moses, would sacrifice anything to possess
Let’s notice, first of all-
I. The Difficulty of Moses’Decision
Humanly speaking, Moses was going to have to give
up much if he chose to associate himself with
Christ, and His people. And, he had been reared
in wealth, and power, beauty, and splendor. He
was well educated, and respected, and possible
heir to a throne. Yet, all that was refuge, gar-
bage, in Moses’ estimation, when compared to the
glory of the Christ.
Moses was not looking at temporary pleasures and
riches, however. He looked at them from an
eternal perspective. If he had stayed true to
Egypt and Pharaoh, it would have been Gain
Wealth & Power/Loose God. If he forsook Egypt
it would be Suffer temporarily/Gain eternal
joy and happiness.
Think about that when someone ridicules you for
your faith-They are the fool, not you. They
will hear God say-"Depart from me, I never knew
you!" Who will be the looser then?
So, looking at it from an eternal perspective,
it was an easy decision, not a hard one, for him
to make. Moses sensed a greater calling, an un-
seen hand, moving him onward, onward towards
God’s destiny for his life.
I’ve always believed in destiny. I believe God
put me here, put us all here, for a reason.
There is a place for us to serve, a purpose for
God has not often called great men of nobility
and rank to be His servants, but he did in Moses’
case. Most often, the common people hear Him
gladly. The rich and powerful feel no need of
Him. God chooses the despised, the lowly, that
He might gain glory in making them great, and
using them to glorify His name.
II. Secondly, Let’s notice, the Deliberation of Moses’
For Moses, and for all of us, it is Christ, or
Satan, Heaven, or Hell, God, or self. It is
Choose Christ/and whatever comes
from that decision,or
Choose Satan/ and enjoy the pleasures
of sin-then go to an eternity
He made his decision, and he stuck to it. He
was not wish-washy, or compromising. Jesus
said-"He that is not with Me is against Me; and
He that gathereth not with Me scattereth
abroad." So, which will it be for you?
Pilate faced the Ultimate Question, and so do
we all-"What must I do then, with Jesus, called
the Christ?" We cannot remain neutral. We must
So much that we see on tv talk shows seeks the
glorification of man. It is "whatever is best
for you, what you want the most." It is not
"What would my Creator have me to do?" It is
pure selfishness and rebellion against God.
It is blind ignorance of the true meaning of