Contributed on Oct 17, 2016
Noah portrays for us how we are to walk by faith.
We're going to look at Old Testament characters and talk about the character traits portrayed by each that God wants to develop in us as His children. The theme of this series is simple: God seeks to stretch us to go beyond our comfort zone so He can grow our character. In life, there are two ...read more
Contributed on Oct 24, 2016
Abraham provides us with a portrait of obedience.
This series is not just about characters from the Old Testament. It's about the character God wants to develop in each of us to make who He created us to be. God is far more interested in our character than in our comfort. He isn't going to allow us to stay in our comfort zone and just glide ...read more
Contributed on Oct 31, 2016
Joshua and Caleb are great examples of commitment.
We've looked at the example of Noah and Abraham, as we considered the importance of faith and obedience. Now, we're going to look at Joshua and Caleb, who give us a portrait of commitment. You're familiar with the term "oxymoron" aren't you? An oxymoron is defined as "a figure of speech in which ...read more
Contributed on Nov 7, 2016
Deborah provides us with a terrific example of courage.
We're looking at the lives of Old Testament believers as we think about characteristics God wants to develop in us. Today, we're thinking about courage. A good, biblical definition of courage would be, "the strength to obey God even when I'm afraid and things are difficult." Today, we're ...read more
Contributed on Nov 14, 2016
Daniel passed both the peer test and the privacy test. He was a man of integrity.
What is integrity? The dictionary defines integrity as: "the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness. The state of being whole and undivided." The last part of that definition refers to that fact that the word, "integrity" comes from the same Latin root ...read more
Contributed on Nov 21, 2016
Through the cross, Christ provided salvation for those who are lost and an example of service for those who are saved.
As we conclude our Character Tour of the Old Testament, we're looking to the example of Jesus, who shows us what it means to serve God. This is important, because of the command Christ has given to us: "As the Father has sent me, I am sending you." - John 20:21 (NIV) As we consider the ...read more