Sermons on Character
He has told you, O man,what is good;⦁ We have not been left isolated⦁ Wondering what God wants of us:⦁ We have not been left without witness:⦁ We have not been left without witness:⦁ Creation⦁ The Bible⦁ Jesus⦁ The ChurchAnd what does the Lord require of you Micah 6:8 8 He has told you, O man, what is good;And what does the Lord require of youBut to do justice, to love [a]kindness,And to walk [b]humbly with your God?
To serve God, to serve his church, being able to serve in any capacity.When it comes to christianity we are not called to be spectators. Ephesians 2:10 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
What is our resolve?What is your resolve?What motivates you serve?In the church what is your resolve that motivates you to do something for the kingdom? 1 Corinthians 2:1-5 2 And so it was with me, brothers and sisters. When I came to you, I did not come with eloquence or human wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God.[a] 2 For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 3 I came to you in weakness with great…
Keep it, and it will keep you!IgnoranceIt will never Fly!Knowledge must come firstZeal – EnvyStruggle against EvilJesus’ mission was all consuming Romans 12:11 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.
Acts 20:35 35 I have shown you in every way, by laboring like this, that you must support the weak. And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ”
The Patience TestAble toAccept / Tolerate:⦁ Delays⦁ Problems⦁ SufferingWithout becomingAnnoyed or AnxiousYou can’t hide it!Obvious to everyone:⦁ Long-suffering⦁ Forbearing⦁ Accommodating⦁ Calm⦁ Content⦁ Easy-going⦁ Stoical Psalm 130:5 5 I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope;
Mercy Defined … ⦁ Mercy is thedemonstration of compassion⦁ Webster: “Kind or forgiving treatment of someone who could be treated harshly.”⦁ Easton’s Bible Dictionary:“Compassion for the miserable.”⦁ Compassionate treatment or attitude to an offender or an enemy⦁ Vine’s Dictionary:“The outward manifestation of pity”⦁ Helping the helpless, forgiving the sinner Colossians 3:13 13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.
1 Peter 5:4-6 4 And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading [a]crown of glory. 5 You younger men, likewise, be subject to your elders; and all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble. 6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time,
Be Sober – First Thoughts⦁ Not Drunk? ⦁ Sombre? ⦁ Serious? ⦁ Sensible? ⦁ The Sober-minded Christian⦁ Self-controlled⦁ Clear-headed⦁ Watchful— ⦁ God expects the Christian to know what is:⦁ Happening around them.⦁ Coming in the end. Acts 26:24-25 24 While Paul was saying this in his defense, Festus *said in a loud voice, “Paul, you are out of your mind! [a]Your great learning is [b]driving you mad.” 25 But Paul *said, “I am not out of my mind, most excellent Festus, but I utter words [c]of sober truth.
⦁ We are children of the King of Kings⦁ We are called to be just that!⦁ Our behaviour is a credit to God’s summons to service.⦁ 1 Corinthians 11:1Be imitators of me, just as I also am of Christ. (NASB)Our actions and identity always go together. They define who we are: Our stated beliefs are secondary Our actions are the greatest indicator Ephesians 4:1 Unity of the Spirit 4 Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy…