Dear Central Members & Friends,
As I reflect back on our Father’s Day service and the lesson I taught from Philippians 2:19-30 we discovered that Timothy and Epaphroditus had two significant attributes that stood head and shoulders above other men that Paul encountered in his ministry.
They were distinguished by Paul for their obsession with doing the things that pleased God and for being trustworthy. These two attributes distinguished their character and put them in a category of men where it doesn’t take long to call the roll.
There are two questions all of us should be asking ourselves about our own character.
- What does my character reveal about me in my private moments when I am not in the
- What is my real obsession? What am I spending the vast majority of my time on?
Character is who we are when we think no one is watching. What we are obsessed about is revealed by looking at what we spend the vast majority of our time doing. By taking an honest inventory of ourselves and answering the above questions we will gain a lot of insight about what we need to work on in our spiritual transformational journey.
All of us have work to do in order to be more like Christ in our character. Therefore, please realize this is not an attempt to embarrass anyone or make you feel unworthy. However, it is a note geared to make you focus on being more serious about your spiritual walk and to respect the Holiness of God. Our greatest blessings occur from our obedience to God. Why don’t you focus on enhancing your spiritual walk by examining your current spiritual level utilizing these basic questions in your life today. You will be amazed at the impact it will have on your transformational journey.
Remember character does matter and our character is revealed in every interaction we have with people!!
I hope you enjoy the slide deck from my sermon on Sunday and study them in more detail during your personal devotional and quiet time!!
Grace & Shalom!!
Pastor Perry Stuckey