Who Cares About Character?
I. Christlike character is one of God's _______________ for every Christian.
"For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers." (Romans 8:29)
II. Christlike character is the focus of the fruit of the ____________________.
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, (23) gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law." (Galatians 5:22-23)
III. Christlike character keeps our focus on pleasing ___________ vs. people.
“But the Lord said to Samuel, "Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” (1 Samuel 16:7)