A character study, also known as a biographical study, seeks to research and to analyze the characteristics of a person or group of people in Scripture. It can be an incredible benefit to study how God interacted with His people in the past.
While this is taking place at the end of Paul's tenure in Ephesus what is laid out before us should be the guideline for any man who has been called to pastor a church. Details can be filled in by circumstances, character traits, and church politics. By the time the man feels led of the Lord to leave he can feel as if he did accomplish something if he has been able to do these things.
September 7: Happy Birthday, Jenny!
Taking the opportunity to wish my wife a happy birthday and discuss the blessing that a virtuous woman is as a wife, encouraging men to show their appreciation. And encouraging all women to aspire to such qualities.
We will come to a complete verse by verse discussion of Proverbs 31, eventually.
Since we have the gift of knowing Christ, we also have the gift of triumph.
The gift of knowing Christ includes all the gifts in the chain!
Knowing Christ is the tree and becoming more like Christ is the fruit. (v.8)
Failing to grow in our knowledge of Christ makes us deficient, blind, and forgetful. (v.9)
Applications: How could a responsibility also be a gift?
What in us must increase and overflow? 1 Thessalonians 3:12
As we have opportunity, what must we do? Galatians 6:10
What is the result of worry, greed, and distractions? Mark 4:19
All the traits of a godly leader flow out of this one: blameless. People are looking at your life. Be a role model. Be blameless. We should strive to be blameless, where if we are accused of something, the charges would not stick.
Often when people think of saints they envision great spiritual men of long-ago, but the Bible says if we are in Christ we are saints as well. The Bible also describes what traits and qualities a true saint of God possesses.
We have to go on to perfection in Christ Jesus, developing Godlike character among an ungodly nation. Just like the remnant He chose that was saved out of Babylon that returned to Jerusalem. We must come out of Babylon (this world). we make choices in being led by the Spirit of God to become the Sons of God.
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The Christian Family- Singles. How do you choose a Christian Mate? What character traits do you look for in a man or woman. Spend some time with Pastor Steve as he shares these important items to look for and be.
this sermon was preached in Cebuano Dialect during the Lord"s day worship of the Davao City Reformed Baptist Church located at Sampaguita Street, Green Meadows Subdivision, Tugbok District, Davao City, Philippines
There are those in the Church who profess Christ but are yet continuing in their old ways.Pulling off the old man and walking in the newness of life. Jacob was from a family but continued the same way after profession that God was his God.
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