Rentz Baptist Church
Sunday, March 24, 2019
In the Heart of Georgia, With a Heart for You

Sermon of the Week


3/24/19                                                                               Rentz

The Worth of a Soul

Hebrews 2:6-12


Introduction—Today is a joyful day that should make every true follower of Jesus praise the Lord! At the close of the service, we will celebrate the faith of someone as they follow the Lord in Believer’s Baptism. This is a microcosm of why we are to be doing what we are doing for the Lord Jesus. How much is a soul worth to God? How much should souls be worth to us?

I. Why Did God Make Man? (6-8)
                A. Mankind could never compare to God in power

                    and ability (Is.40:12-17)

                B. Since the fall, man is corrupt and incapable of

                    saving himself

                                1. Our hearts are desperately wicked


                                2. We fail to seek God and do right


                                3. Our end is hopeless without God’s

                                    intervention (Rom.6:23)

                C. Of all creation, man alone is made in the image of

                    God (Gen.1:26-28)

II. What Is the Worth of a Soul to God? (9-10)

                A. A Soul is worth the love of God (I Jn.4:9-10)
                B. A soul was worth the agony of the Cross
                    (Mk.15:33-34)—in the midst of darkness, Jesus
                    suffered for our sins
                C. Jesus shed His Blood as the ransom for mankind

III. What Should Be the Worth of a Soul to Believers? (11-12)

                A. The “Great Commission” is still our Heavenly

                    mandate and duty (Matt.28:19-20)

                B. Our joy is fulfilled when we share Jesus with
                                1. We may never make the world’s “Hall of
                                    Fame” by pointing people to Jesus

                                2. We will never be ashamed when we are

                                    surrounded by fellow believers, both now

                                    and eternally

                C. A soul is worth reaching, even when it’s difficult

                    (Jude 21-23)

                                1. Our concern for souls shows the level of

                                    the love of God in our lives

                                2. We must care enough to “pull them from
                                    the fire”
                                3. If we don’t reach them, who will?


Conclusion—If we aren’t careful, we can become satisfied and lax in our “Christian” life. We can get so busy doing church stuff that we forget the ultimate purpose for our presence in the world. Let’s never lose sight of the worth of a soul to God.