Westside Baptist Church of York  
Welcome to West Side Baptist Church of York

Kermit L. Minnick, Pastor

“… you are of more value than many sparrows.”
Matthew 10:31

God takes particular care and notice of the sparrows. The Lord Jesus said, “Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God?” How much more will He take particular care and notice of men? On another occasion Jesus said, “”Of how much more value then is a man than a sheep!” The Scriptures consistently draw a line of distinction between man and animals. Man is never considered to be a glorified animal or a complex brute. Man is totally distinct from animals in the creative activity of God for he is the image-bearer of God. The fact that man is intensely rational, accountable, and spiritual makes him diverse from the sparrows and the sheep. Through sin, the image of God has been defaced and perverted. Man still thinks, but not correctly; man still behaves, but not righteously; man still loves, but not God. To restore man to true rationality, morality, and spirituality was the purpose of Christ’s death. It was for the redemption of lost men and women that Christ died. The value of a human soul not only surpasses that of an animal, but it exceeds the value of the world itself. Ponder these words of Jesus: “For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” Dear reader, never think for a moment that you are but a beast of the field. Do not think your spirit will end as your pet’s spirit. Animals will not suffer the everlasting wrath of God for they do not sin. People sin. And to whom much is given, much is required. Let us each turn from our sinful ways, and trust in the sacrifice of Christ, “for He will save His people from their sins.”



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