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Here's a place for Christians to find encouragement in their walk with God -with an international flavor. Not only will you find life direction from the Bible's perspective, but you'll also get to listen to missionaries from around the world as they talk about their journey into ministry and God's work in other countries. Expect to become strengthened in your faith, and inspired to live it out.

Dec 14, 2015

We've all lived with regret over making decisions that were not honoring to God - but living with regret does not have to be the norm. Today, I want to tell you about 4 people who can look back over certain parts of their lives and not have a since of regret.

These people made good choices, even when it was difficult, and as a result they enjoyed God's blessing on their lives and enjoyed the good feeling that comes from living without regret. But there is something more - something unexpected that can come from having strong Christian character. There is another reason you and I can live without regret.

In today's episode:

  • 2 Great benefits that can come from strong Christian character
  • Protecting our ministry effectiveness: the 2 areas of our character that we should not ignore
  • 4 Steps for strengthening our Christian Character
  • Part 2 of the missionary interview from the Paris, France area
  • Christmas greetings from Bolivia, South America

2 Great Benefits that can come from strong Christian Character

  1. We learned from the stories about Daniel, Esther and Joseph that God sometimes opens new opportunities for ministry when we make God honoring character a priority in our lives.
  2. We saw that right after Paul talks about ministry in Romans 12, he gives examples of having Christian character. There is a good reason for that: If we focus on ministry and ignore our Christian character, then we cannot expect to be effective in ministry.


Protecting our ministry effectiveness: the 2 areas of our character that we should not ignore

Pay attention to the way you treat other people
Pay attention to the way you treat your personal walk with God

 

4 Steps for strengthening our Christian character

  1. Decide that your Christian character matters to you
  2. Evaluate your life compared to Romans 12:9-21 (your strengths and weaknesses?)
  3. Ask God to help you make changes and expect Him to provide opportunities for change
  4. Find your fulfilment in serving God