Developing Godly Character
3 May 2020 PM – 2Chronicles 23-24 – Kings20 – Scott Childs
Welcome: Welcome to our Sunday evening online church service.
Introduction: The next king in our study of the kings of Israel and Judah is a young man named Joash (Jehoash). He was a good king during the first part of his 40-year reign, but then turned bad. What went wrong? He lacked personal godly character.
What is character? “Character can be defined as what makes a person distinct from others, often with a particular emphasis on moral qualities. When we think of a person who has good character, we often describe them with terms like integrity, honesty, strong moral fiber, care and concern for others, and the like. Character is demonstrated in actions but true character resides in the heart.” CompellingTruth.org
Transition: This evening I want us to examine three ingredients that are often part of developing godly character. I say “often” because some people who do not receive the first ingredient may also develop godly character, but it will be a greater challenge.
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