Category Archives: Core 24

May 14: Fruit from the Vine

Read Galatians 5:1-26 If many of us were honest, we would likely have to admit that the Holy Spirit is the member of the godhead least familiar to us. In fact, we may find ourselves giving mere lip service to … Continue reading

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September 23: Self-control

Read Titus 2:1-15 Core Virtues . . . Being Godly SELF-CONTROL — I am able to control myself through Christ. For the grace of God . . . teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to … Continue reading

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September 22: Gentleness

Read John 8:1-11 Core Virtues…Being Godly GENTLENESS – I am thoughtful, considerate and calm in dealing with others. Probably you have witnessed someone in your life “go ballistic” before. By “ballistic” I mean the opposite of gentle. Maybe you can … Continue reading

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September 21: Faithfulness

Read Luke 19:11-27 Core Virtues . . . Being Godly FAITHFULNESS — I am consistently and perpetually loyal. Not everyone in this guy’s hometown believed in him. In fact, some of them really despised him and took great measure to … Continue reading

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September 20: Goodness

Read Matthew 5:13-16 Core Virtues…Being Godly GOODNESS – I am a person who makes things and people around me better. You are… The salt of the earth. The light of the world. A city on a hill. Salt, light, and … Continue reading

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September 19: Kindness

Read Zechariah 7:1-14 Core Virtues…Being Godly KINDNESS – I am helpful and beneficial to others. Spiritual disciplines can be a very important part of the Christian life. By “spiritual discipline,” I mean certain things that you and I do routinely … Continue reading

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September 18: Patience

Read James 5:1-12 Core Virtues…Being Godly PATIENCE – I am slow to react negatively, especially in frustrating situations. “…developing fully devoted followers of Christ…” That is our church’s mission statement. It is inherent to the commission Christ gave to His … Continue reading

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September 17: Peace

Read Psalm 16:1-11 Core Virtues . . . Being Godly PEACE — I am free from anxiety because things are right between God, myself and others. No worries because God, the very LORD of all directs all I have, all … Continue reading

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September 16: Joy

Read Philippians 4:1-13 Core Virtues . . . Being Godly JOY – I am content and grateful without regard to the circumstances surrounding me. It doesn’t come by willing it. We can’t get joy through sheer desire or strength of … Continue reading

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September 15: Love

Read 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 Core Virtues…Being Godly LOVE – I am sacrificially and unconditionally loving. “For since there is jealousy and quarreling among you, are you not worldly? Are you not acting like mere men?” (1 Cor. 3:3) Hardly impressive…far … Continue reading

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