Sunday, September 16, 2012

Excellent Link!

 

Here is an excellent link! This document/lesson is directed toward youth, but is very much applicable to everyone! Let us seek to improve our character thereby bringing the glory due to Jehovah’s name to Him through our actions!!

 

Etiquette For Youth

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Last of the 24 C Character Traits…

This post is going to encompass the last 6 Character traits. I have had quite a bit going on and therefore didn’t get these last 6 published so for the sake of finishing up what I had begun I am posting the last 6 all at once. I greatly enjoyed this character trait study and pray that all who partook of it too will grow in conformity to Christ in all 24 aspects of character! Jehovah is a great cause! A worthy cause! Let us render Him our reasonable service by presenting our bodies a living sacrifice. ~Brytni

19- Cheerful:

• Joyful happiness and excitement about anything.
• Christians are to rejoice – they should be happy.
• But the world? … Be of good cheer, Jesus won!
• Your testimony totally loses if you are depressed.
• Everyone is glad to be around a cheerful person.
• God has put great joy in our hearts … show it!
• What did kings think of sad sacks in old times?
• God will judge those not glad for all things.
• Wives and children suffer if you are cast down.
• If all were cheerful all the time … what a church!

20-Cooperative:

• Agree to happily submit to the wishes of others.
• Why the lesson of the desert locust (Proverbs 30:27)?
• We submit ourselves to one another (Ephesians 5:21).
• Peace in an organization or organism requires it.
• Can you get excited about another's ideas?
• Do you build the family by celebrating each one.
• We are to endeavor for unity of peace (Ephesians 4:3).
• Do you rejoice or weep with those doing such?
• A church is for loving and serving, not vice versa.
• The ultimate – celebrating a repenting sinner!

“The locusts have no king, Yet go they forth all of them by bands;”Proverbs 30:27

“Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.” Ephesians 5:21

“Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” Ephesians 4:3

21-Conservative

• The least risky of two otherwise neutral options.
• All things may be lawful … are they expedient?
• What two animals best describe a foolish surety?
• Christian liberty is a fact … but not your license!
• Successful men are temperate in all things.
• Violating your conscience makes anything a sin.
• It is better to understate than to exaggerate.
• Music and television should be ruled harshly.
• The stricter you are with friends the better.
• Modesty is not for concluding … close enough.

22-Classy

• Cultured, refined, liberal way of doing things.
• Opposite of redneck, crude, rude, country, etc.
• There is more than one way to perform every act.
• Classy conduct adorns what you do with grace.
• What of Elijah and John? They were exceptions!
• It does not have to be costly … just done well.
• Don't expect elegance from your wife, if brutish.
• This is derived from being without offence.
• This is connected to devising liberal things.
• This is doing everything to adorn Christianity.

23-Clever

• Prudence and wisdom for examining and acting.
• A synonym for knowledge and understanding.
• Clever answers take study and careful thought.
• Clever choices require cynicism and caution.
• Clever men handle matters wisely (Proverbs 16:20).
• How clever are you at managing your wife's life?
• How clever at winning your children's hearts?
• Watch and learn from those older and wiser.
• Ask questions and use a multitude of counselors.
• God will give liberal wisdom to those that ask.

“He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: And whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he.” Proverbs 16:20

24-Charity

• The greatest grace and bond of perfectness.
• The definition is sweet and thorough (I Corinthians 13:4-7).
• This is how you should treat each person in life.
• Your religion is totally vain without godly love.
• How glorious are you to overlook faults (Proverbs 19:11)?
• Do you believe and hope all things for peace?
• Is it a pleasure to devise liberal things (Isaiah 32:8)?
• It is more forgiving others than sending cards.
• Divide the Samaritan from Haiti earthquake.
• Love is the greatest proof of God, for He is love.

“Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

“The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; And it is his glory to pass over a transgression.” Proverbs 19:11

“But the liberal deviseth liberal things; And by liberal things shall he stand.” Isaiah 32:8