Have your inner values aligned
for successful Christian living

The value of faith

Arthur believes in things that he can't see; like being a part of God's family, that he is loved overwhelmingly, and being protected and cared for by His heavenly Father.

The value of trust

Arthur trusts God to do the things that only He can do. He trusts God to guide and steer him through his life everyday, and to help those he prays for.

The value of community spirit

Arthur is a member of numerous communities:, family, school, church, soccer. He comtributes like a team player, using the gifts and abilities he has. His friends know they can depend on him to use his ability well, and add strength to their group.

The value of self control

Arthur relies on the power of the Holy Spirit to help control the many forces he has to battle against to remain holy. The Holy Spirit gives him the capability to manage and overcome his weaknesses supernaturally.

The value of sacrifice

The Lord relies on strong people who are willing to make sacrifices and give things up so that God's work gets done. Arthur has real commitment to the cause, and works for the good of others, selflessly.

The world is in desperate need of Christian values

Everyday, the television news shows us some of the worst things that humans can do to each other and themselves. Whether it is financial fraud, violent offenses or negligence causing death; drug abuse, robbery, suicide or divorce; it's obvious to see that people need solutions to society's vast range of problems. What it also highlights is man's innate ability to be greedy, selfish, careless and hurtful.

What most people want is a peaceful, happy and prosperous life. But we all know the competition is tough just to get started, and many will look for an easier route that doesn't respect the rights of others. To a greater or lesser extent, they will take on a set of values that primarily serves their own needs and wants, and doesn't consider the feelings or lives of others.

We are basically resigned to accept that in an imperfect world, there will be troubles, conflict, unfairness and scarcity. Because of this we have to look after ourselves; but in doing so me may just be making the problem worse.

The Bible says that man's problems are a direct result of not respecting the one true God who created everything, and who knows best. Until man can find the way that God has appointed as the only solution, the problems will never stop, because man will remain fatally flawed. People may baulk at Christian values as the answer, because they feel it means being too religious, but being loving is not about religion, it is about faith. The alternatives to faith are on display right now - is secularism actually working? Faith accepts taht the power to solve man's problems comes from God, not from man.

God says it takes a new man, in the order of Jesus Christ, to become the solution. With the newness that Christ can give, comes a new set of values that define a new type of character, and a new source of motivation that is capable of God pleasing behaviors that are beneficial for mankind to live in harmony and to prosper.

The great change that Jesus taught was to replace the selfish notion of personal benefit (what's in it for me) with the concept of reciprocal benefit (do unto others as you would have them do unto you) where each person has the welfare of the other person at heart. Living by this principle is a function of healthy love. To love our neighbor as ourself, makes it our responibility to see that others are treated well, and that others will be looking out for us.

Question: Do Christian values hold the key to solving the problems (and the happiness) of the world?