Resources on Character Studies

The Thieves – Salvation is Free

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If God’s perfect Son had remained distant and not drawn near to us, there would be no means of forgiveness for our sins. The story of the thieves gives us hope by demonstrating their experience of God’s love and mercy.

The Condemned Sinner – Barabbas

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The story of Barabbas and the angry mob demonstrates how quick we are to follow the crowd and discard God. But in Jesus’ cross, we are free from the punishment and condemnation we deserve.

The Worldly Skeptic – Pilate

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If we seek man’s approval, we will never find God. The desire to please people will keep us from God’s grace offered in Jesus.

Finite Leaders. Infinite God.

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Many leaders experience the temptation to consider themselves as indispensable to those they lead, but as Moses’ demonstrates, effective and long-lasting leadership demands wisdom and community.

The Best Is Yet To Come

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The story of Moses’ extraordinary life and death offers an opportunity to see God’s hand throughout his life in incredible ways, but it also offers us hope in something far greater than this unique servant of God.

Expect Opposition

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A few sound words of commitment to God do not prove a heart commitment to God. Balaam’s life and actions demonstrate that if we set our heart on sinful pursuits, we cannot avoid enticing others to sin.

The Nature and Danger of Rebellion

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The most dangerous place to take a stand is in the soil of rebellion.

The Tragedy of Unbelief

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God never makes a promise that He fails to fulfill. But without a strong faith, we will miss God’s reward.

The Ministry of Intercession and Mediation

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God always sees our idolatry. When we worship idols, we give ourselves over to all manner of unrighteousness. Our only protection against evil is the One true God who is righteous, holy and good.

The Ten Commandments

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No one can know the utter darkness of humanity until they see the awesome holiness of God.