Parenting for Life 6

ENCOURAGING CHRIST-LIKE CHARACTER

Philippians 2:5;  II Timothy 4:6-8, 16-17

Character: mark made by an impression, to scrape, cut, engrave or etched

  • Greek: a stamping tool

  • Middle English: From the early sense

  • ‘a distinctive mark’ to mean ‘token, feature or trait, and from this ‘a description, especially of a person’s qualities, and that to ‘distinguishing qualities.’

MY  DELIGHT  

II Timothy 4:6-8

MY  DESTINY   

II Timothy 4:18

Foundational Stage (ages 0-6)                     Focus on Discipline

Training Stage (ages 6-12)                             Focus on Information

Skill Stage (ages 12-21)                                  Focus on Self-control

Apprenticeship Stage (ages 21-30)               Focus on Service

Public Ministry (ages 30-50)                          Focus on Influence

Counsel & Guidance (ages 50-death)            Focus on Mentoring

MY  DISCIPLES    

II Timothy 4:7

MY DISCOURAGEMENT

II  Timothy 4:16, I Corinthians 13:13

MY  DEVOTION   

II Timothy 4:2

Jim Carter