Tuesday, July 10, 2012

24 C's of Character in 24 Posts!

This is a Godly Character Traits study that my father is teaching our church body right now... To reinforce it in my mind, and also with the hope of encouraging others, I have decided to do a post per character trait! We are doing theses in 6 character traits a meeting portions, but I thought breaking that down to 1 per post might help me to focus on each and every individual trait...
Here it goes!...


Introduction:


What Is Character?


  • The traits that define or describe a person.
  • What you are other than biological factors.
  • The conduct that makes up your reputation.
  • The code of conduct that rules most actions.
  • The discipline and defaults for what you do.


How Is It Measured?



  • Your family does not count – they are biased.
  • But God's judgment is perfect – and in writing!
  • And other good men count – they tell the truth.
  • Also by fruit, friends, results, position, or praise.
  • We measure prospective spouses by a chart. (Rate a Date: Women & Rate a Date: Men)


How Does It Affect Me?


  • Men count on character for jobs and businesses.
  • Friends seek character for pleasure and safety.
  • Marriage, young person, depends greatly on it.
  • Any testimony for Jesus or truth depends on it.
  • Safety, peace, joy, and prosperity depend on it.



Is It Important?

  • The concept, but not the word, is in the Bible.
  • A good name is put above wealth (Prov 22:1).
  • God saved you to be like His Son (Rom 8:29).
  • Offence is against your calling (I Cor 10:31-33).
  • A good one glorifies God and defends the truth.



It Has Competitors


  • The world wants you to worry about your IQ.
  • Or how well you do in sports. Can you believe it?
  • Or how well you do in business.
  • Or whether you are attractive or not.
  • Or how popular you are with worldlings.



You Can Change It


  • Your goal and plan should be to improve it.
  • To grow … in favor with God and man.
  • To grow … in grace and the knowledge of Christ.
  • To increase … more and more as Paul wrote.
  • To perfect … that which is lacking in your life.



Hear God's Word


"The good man is perished out of the earth: and there is none upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood; they hunt every man his brother with a net."
Micah 7:2


"Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find?"
Proverbs 20:6


"He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me."
Psalm 18:19

Men with godly Character:
Noah:
"These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God."
Genesis 6:9

Job
"And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?"
Job 1:8

Samuel
"And the child Samuel grew on, and was in favour both with the LORD, and also with men."
I Samuel 2:26

David
"Then the princes of the Philistines went forth: and it came to pass, after they went forth, that David behaved himself more wisely than all the servants of Saul; so that his name was much set by."
I Samuel 18:30

Timothy
"Which was well reported of by the brethren that were at Lystra and Iconium."
Acts 16:2

Areas of Character

• Spiritual • Marital • Relational • Parental • Professional • Financial • Personal • Physical • National • Social

Learning Character


  • The subject is very broad and beyond one study.
  • Everything you think, say, or do is your character.
  • You should think about it always and everywhere.
  • As men, as pastor, we must remind one another.
  • For a reminder, here are the "C's" of character.


Now Let's Get Started!!!

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3 comments:

  1. Great job so far sister! Looking forward to the review! Thank you for taking the time! Love you dearly!

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  2. Thank you for your encouragement, sweet sister of mine! I pray that the Lord is glorified by this and that it will profit His saints :) Love you more!

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