Christian Character (17 of 23) by Stephen Whitney

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Christian Character (17 of 23)
Series: Colossians - The Supremacy and Sufficiency of Christ
Stephen Whitney
Colossians 3:12-14

The death of cowboy Roy Rogers on July 6, 2000 was viewed by many older moviegoers as the sad finale of their love affair with an idealized American West where the good guys did indeed, wear white hats and the bad guys were always defeated.

Rogers, who died of congestive heart failure at 86, starred in scores of movies and 100-plus TV shows, along with his wife Dale Evans and is beloved palomino horse, Trigger. He openly declared his faith in Christ and spoke up for Christian values. Film critic Leonard Maltin once described him someone who portrayed himself as a good, honest man because “that’s what he was.”

Roy Rogers did not just play the part of a good guy, he really was a good guy because his godly character shown though.

Character is a distinctive mark made by cutting, stamping or engraving on stone, metal or other hard material. When we talk about a person’s character we mean those individual qualities which demonstrate their personality.

Your character is who you are meaning your personality which is reflected outwardly in your actions, attitudes and speech. Believers, whose sins have been forgiven by Christ and their lives changed, should then reflect the character of God.

John Gill wrote, “There is a new course of life, both of faith and holiness; a new way of serving God through Christ by the Spirit. He is become a new creature . . . as it were into a new world.”

As a result of the Holy Spirit dwelling in a believer we develop the character of God which replaces our old sinful character.

Romans 8:29 That we might be conformed to the image of Christ. Berkeley - “to share the likeness of Christ.” Our character would become a mirror of the character of Christ.

SPIRITUAL POSITION :12a Paul has said believers are to put off old sinful habits (:5-9). Matthew Henry wrote, Believers must not only cease t ...

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