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15 Sept 2017-VALUE PROPOSITION OF SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE-Bible Verse Series-Rev.George Varughese

VALUE PROPOSITION OF SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE

Bible Verse Series

Luke 6:45

43 “For a good tree does not bear bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit.44 For every tree is known by its own fruit. For men do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they gather grapes from a bramble bush. 45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart[a] brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks. Luke 6:43-45 (NKJV)

43 For there is no good tree which produces bad fruit, nor, on the other hand, a bad tree which produces good fruit. 44 For each tree is known and identified by its own fruit. For figs are not picked from thorn bushes, nor is a cluster of grapes picked from a briar bush. 45 The [intrinsically] good man produces what is good and honorable and moral out of the good treasure [stored] in his heart; and the[intrinsically] evil man produces what is wicked and depraved out of the evil [in his heart]; for his mouth speaks from the overflow of his heart. Luke 6:43-45 (AMP)

JESUS’ VIRTUE PRINCIPLE ON CHARACTER (7)

1. Type of fruit is the result of the type of tree

  • 43 “For a good tree does not bear bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit.

2. The quality of the fruit is depends on the quality of the tree

  • 44 For every tree is known by its own fruit. For men do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they gather grapes from a bramble bush.

3. The character of a man is the output / result of who he is internally

  • 45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart[a] brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks. Luke 6:43-45 (NKJV)

4. The output of a man is the result / just an overflow / an extension of who he is

  • 45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart[a] brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks. Luke 6:43-45 (NKJV)
  • Speech is just an indicator’
  • a litmus test (a test for acidity or alkalinity using litmus)

5. Good beget good and evil begets evil

  • 34 Brood of vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.35 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart[a] brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things. Mathew 12:33-37

6. Words are a litmus test of just who we are. We will be recognised by the quality of our words

  • 36 But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. 37 For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” Mathew 12:33-37 (NKJV)

7. We are to give an account for these outward manifestations in the afterlife 

  • 36 But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. 37 For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” Mathew 12:33-37 (NKJV)

KEY LESSONS:

Character versus Personality: (6)

Character: The mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual (Oxford dictionary)

Personality: are outward manifestations of a person that can be mimicked

Character: are core values of a person, building blocks that makes up a person

 

1. You cannot output what you are not

  • it will be short-lived
  • because its a drama / play act
  • the true nature will show up in no time

2. Its what you full of that show off

  • be it how educational / intelligent you are
    • contrasted with be it how uneducated you are
  • be it how fined your character is
    • contrasted with how unrefined you are
  • be it how courteous you are
    • contrasted with how rough / rowdy you are

3. In vocation, people / the stakeholders expects the output of quality and productivity out out her employees, but its so hard to train empty heads / hearts that does not carry these virtues / values

  • like good Japanese work ethics is the outcome / result of a good character of the Japanese people
      • 5s are good housekeeping practices
        • Step 1: Seiri, or Sort.
        • Step 2: Seiton, or Systematize.
        • Step 3: Seiso, or Sweep.
        • Step 4: Seiketsu, or Standardize.
        • Step 5: Shitsuke, or Self-Discipline.

4. In natural life, families and communities expects good virtues from her members, but these doesn’t happen overnight

5. The values that is perpetrated today, values of rebellion and non-conformance to the norms is hard to change because these values are ingrained through the various channels of media and entertainment 

6. Value proposition (in marketing) an innovation, service, or feature intended to make a company or product attractive to customers (internet). What is our value proposition today? 

 

 

 

 

 

Jesus’ Virtue Principle on Character Part 2:

 

33 “Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or else make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for a tree is known by its fruit. 34 Brood of vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.35 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart[a] brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things. 36 But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. 37 For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” Mathew 12:33-37 (NKJV)

33 “Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for the tree is recognized and judged by its fruit. 34 You brood of vipers, how can you speak good things when you are evil? For the mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart. 35 The good man, from his [inner] good treasure, brings out good things; and the evil man, from his [inner] evil treasure, brings out evil things.36 But I tell you, on the day of judgment people will have to give an accounting for every careless or useless word they speak. 37 For by your words [reflecting your spiritual condition] you will be justified and acquitted of the guilt of sin; and by your words [rejecting Me] you will be condemned and sentenced.” Mathew 12:33-37 (AMP)

Watch over your heart with all diligence,
For from it flow the springs of life. Proverbs 4:23  (AMP)

The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life and his words of wisdom are a source of blessing,
But the mouth of the wicked conceals violence and evil. Proverbs 10:11  (AMP)

Every man’s way is right in his own eyes,
But the Lord weighs and examines the hearts [of people and their motives]. Proverbs 21:2 (AMP)

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