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Summary: This message strives to create an overwhelming desire in the hearts of people to know Jesus Christ personally, by faith.

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"The Worth of Jesus Christ"

Text-Hebrews 11:23-29

"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

commandment.

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

invisible.

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

drowned."

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

Him.

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.


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