Consistent Character series

The Abounding Long-Form podcast is a ministry of

We publish daily audio devotionals – 90-second messages highlighting Biblical principles and pointing listeners to Jesus Christ.

More recently, we’ve also been producing and publishing these long-form podcasts, which were recording during a Sunday morning class I have taught through the years at Harvest Baptist Church on Guam.

These more lengthy messages from God’s word are intended to help you consider principles and doctrinal concepts more deeply.

Our latest series is called “Consistent Character.”

We found our definition of Christian character in an unlikely way: through a Google search. The site Got Questions provided a paragraph and a half that served as a summary for our Biblical understanding of the term:

Character is defined as strength of moral fiber. A.W. Tozer described character as ‘the excellence of moral beings.’ As the excellence of gold is its purity and the excellence of art is its beauty, so the excellence of man is his character. Persons of character are noted for their honesty, ethics, and charity. Descriptions such as ‘man of principle’ and ‘woman of integrity’ are assertions of character. A lack of character is moral deficiency, and persons lacking character tend to behave dishonestly, unethically, and uncharitably.

A person’s character is the sum of his or her disposition, thoughts, intentions, desires, and actions. It is good to remember that character is gauged by general tendencies, not on the basis of a few isolated actions.

This definition, which is consistent with scriptural understanding, reveals the broad nature of our study.

We’ll spend 11 weeks talking about Christian character. I hope you can follow along.

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