BEING ONE! "And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I am come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are." John 17:11... IN JESUS TODAY! "Painted in white, the walkways came from two different entrances,…See More
MIXED UP MOTIVES! "And the king shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me." Mathew 25:40... IN JESUS TODAY! Isn't it a terrible feeling when you have simply wanted to do good for someone, and others…See More
Character is never built in a classroom. Character is built in the circumstances of life. The classroom Bible study is simply the place to identify character qualities and teach how character is developed. When we understand how God uses circumstances to develop character, we are able to respond correctly when God places us in character-building opportunities.
God builds character in our lives by allowing us to experience situations where we are tempted to do the exact opposite of the character quality. Character development always involves a choice. When we make the right choice, our character grows more like Christ.
If you want to know what Christ-like character looks like, a good place to start is the list of nine character qualities Paul enumerates in Galatians 5:22-23: "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control"
A miracle called love dwells within the heart; you don't know how it happens or where it gets its start. But, the happiness it brings you always gives a joyful lift. You realize that love is God's most precious gift.