BIBLE READING: ACT 11: 19-26
The church in Antioch were first called Christian because of their character and their way of life, they were faced with numerous challenges, yet they maintain their good character they are known for. Part of the things they did was not staying in a place but moving around preaching the word of God, they were persecuted, they were even killed but their character never change.
Why is important for us to talk about character? because we Christian have started losing our identity. When we talk about character, we are talking about someone’s identity. People of nowadays are always interested in copying other people’s lifestyle, anybody that live to copy other people’s lifestyle will always be the second best of whom he/she copy.
WHY CHARACTER BUILDING
1. The major reason why you must be a Christian is that your character before you give your life to Christ as been changed the moment you gave your life to Christ. If as a child of God, your Christian life is not transformed after you gave your life to Him then there is a problem with your Christian life.
2. Character is your personality. Never marry a lady because of her beauty or shape, neither marry a man because of his wealth or his physical appearance, character is a smoke which can never be cover.
3. Character is who you are in the dark and in the light. When you are opportune to fornicate, but you never compromise when you have the power at your disposal, but you never use it anyhow or misuse it.
4. Character is not the same as charisma, charisma can be a gift or talent, charisma can only last for a while, but character will be for an exceptionally long time. No matter what you may encounter you must never compromise your character as a Christian.
HOW TO KNOW PEOPLE’S CHARACTER
1. Access to Money
2. Access to Power
3. Access to Sex
HOW DO YOU WIN OR OVERTURN THE DEVIL?
Engage the Devil with the sword of the spirit (The word of God), you need to be consistency with God’s word for you to stand up against the devil when he come roaring.
As a child of God, you should never be compromise by anyone’s character or be influence by it, you must be bold with your character since you pledge your love to him, we must be intentional about our character.