THE DEVELOPMENT OF CHRISTIAN CHARACTER


   Introduction

        A.  We develop Christian character only by living with Jesus.

              1. Paul an example:  Galatians 2:20 (860)

              2.  Jesus is the authority in Christianity.  Hebrews 1:1-2 (883); Matthew 7:28-29 (708);
                   Matthew 28:18 (730)

        B.  We can develop Christian character as we learn from Jesus, the authority, the master
              teacher of all ages.

    I.  We can learn courage and convictions from Jesus.

        A.  Example:  John 18:1-8 (796)

        B.  Growing opposition to Christianity in our society.  Examples:

        C.  We must be bold.  Acts 4:12-13 (803)

  II.  Purity of heart can be learned from Jesus.  1 Peter 2:21-23 (895)

        A.  Jesus teaches:  Matthew 5:8 (705); Hebrews 12:14 (890); 2 Corinthians 5:20-21 (854);
             

  III.  Forgiveness can be learned from Jesus.  Luke 23:34; Matthew 18:21-22
        (719); Ephesians 4:32 (865)

  IV.  We can learn to sacrifice from our Lord.  Matthew 26:36-39(727); Luke 9:23 (760)

Closing

        A.  Review

        B.  Galatians 2:20 (860); Romans 6:3-6 (833)