Throughout the last few months of 2010, I felt the need to speak about Christian Character, or (as it’s traditionally been called) Virtue. Thus this series entitled, Heart-Work.
What does it mean to grow up as believers? If we are saved by faith alone, why bother renovating our character? How does my life now relate to eternal life in the new heavens and new earth God has planned? Where do I being? How do we work on our character without lapsing into legalism and blind rule-following (or worse, rule-making)? These are the sort of questions we looked at during January and February, 2011.
The major inspiration for this teaching came from an N. T. Wright book, After You Believe: Why Christian Character Matters. If this topic interests you, I would encourage you to pick it up. You can find individual write-ups along with the resources I used in each message over at wspc.ca. As always, you can find the download links right here on the sermons page.
- Ta-Da (Matthew 19:16-30)
- Our Job Description (Genesis 1:26-28; 1 Peter 2:9)
- But That’s Impossible! (Matthew 5:1-11)
- Where Do We Begin? (Colossians 3:5-17; Romans 12:1-2)
- 3 Virtues, 1 Body (1 Corinthians 13)
- 9 Virtues, 1 Body (Galatians 5:16-23)
- How to be Royalty (John 1:1-13)
- It’s Getting Better all the Time (Genesis 39)