The Art of the Unordianary “Character”November 8, 2020
The Art of the Unordianary
Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Psalm 37:23-24 NKJV
The steps of a good man are [d]ordered by the Lord, And He delights in his way.
Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; For the Lord upholds him with His hand.
Jeremiah 1:5 NIV
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”
What is Character?
INTEGRITY—WHEN YOUR MATCHES YOUR .
Genesis 32:24-29 NIV
So was left , and a man with him till daybreak. When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he the socket of Jacob’s hip so that his hip was wrenched as he wrestled with the man. Then the man said, “Let me go, for it is daybreak.”
But Jacob replied, “”
The man asked him, “?”
“Jacob,” he answered.
Then the man said, “Your name will no longer be , but Israel,[a] because you have with God and with humans and have .”
Jacob said, “Please tell me your name.”
1. Practice the :
Treat every person you come in contact with as though Jesus died for him or her.
Treat every person as if Jesus left heaven to rescue him or her.
Treat every person as if he or she is made in the image of God and really matter to Him.
2. Practice :
Understand that people do not exist to serve you; you exist to serve them.
Look for ways to serve people besides preaching a sermon. (This will keep you humble and accessible.)
Remember that Jesus washed His disciples’ feet. Whose feet are we washing?
3. Practice the :
Abide in Christ. Revel in Christ. Enjoy Christ. Make much of Christ. Live in constant dependency on Christ.
I am a of God.
Galatians 3:26 NIV
So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith,
I am a person.
2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
I am the of God.
2 Corinthians 5:21 NIV
God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
I am unconditionally.
Romans 8:38 NLT
And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,p neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.
I am .
Colossians 2:9-10 NKJV
I am Gods .
Ephesians 2:10 NLT
For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
(This will keep you relying on Jesus as your source of power.)
We need to focus on building our character, and let God build our platforms and influence.
Marinate on that.