Mentoring & Discipling
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“Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others.”
(II Timothy 2:2)
Twelve Characteristics of a Godly Life
Become a Disciple of Christ.
Be Conformed to the Image of His Son.
What we do is a direct result of what we are. What we are is determined by our values. Our values determine our character, and our character determines our behavior.
Ask yourself these questions:
- “Do the characteristics reflected in my life exemplify the worlds values or those of Christ?”
- “When people spend time with me, do they go away desiring fame, wealth, material possessions, glamour, sexual pleasure or popularity, just to mention a few, or do they desire to be more like Christ?”
In other words, “What values do they desire as a result of observing my character”?
The following twelve characteristics are based on the premise that God has a purpose for each believer as they become a disciple of Christ. God’s purpose is explained in the eighth chapter of Romans, verses 28 and 29, “…to those who are called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the first of many brethren.”
Being a Believer
I know Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior
I am controlled and empowered by the Holy Spirit
I have Christ’s authority over all of the enemy’s power
Being a Warrior
I wear all of God’s armor in order to defeat Satan
Being Physically Pure
I belong to God and honor Him with every part of my body
Being Love Motivated
I love my family more than I love myself
Being Extremely Valued
I know and love who I am in Christ, I am extremely valued
I am Christ-actualized rather than self-actualized
Having a Servants Heart
I serve others I do not expect them to serve me
Serving Christ in the Workplace
I do my best for God’s glory not man’s
Trusting God’s Provision
I know that God supplies all of my needs according to His riches, not mine
I live Christ’s life on purpose, not by accident
The same principles from this series of posts have been expanded on significantly in the CMN three (3) book series, Mentoring His Way, and the training it is based on. For more information on Christian Mentors Network materials, events and CMN representatives in your area, contact Barry Lynch, below…
MENTORING HIS WAY
Spiritual Characteristics of a Godly Life, by Dr. Roy Comstock
This is one of a three-volume series called, Mentoring His Way – Disciple Twelve based on the “Twelve Characteristics of a Godly Life.” This is the second of a three-volume series called, Mentoring His Way – Disciple Twelve based on the “Twelve Characteristics of a Godly Life.”
In this second book, we learn about the four “Personal Characteristics if a Godly Life.”
Being Physically Pure: I belong to God and honor Him with every part of my body
The first personal characteristic of living a Godly life is about how we are to use our bodies. To exemplify the person of Christ, we need to control our bodies by putting them under the control of the Holy Spirit. The body manifests the values of the spirit and soul. Our values and character are developed deep within our soul. Our character is manifested through the body by our behavior. When the body is under the control of the Holy Spirit, it is an obedient servant.
Being Love Motivated – I love my family more than I love myself
The second personal characteristic of a Godly life is understanding the importance of the family. In no other place is it more important to remember that our purpose as Christians is to conform to the image of Christ. To have a Godly life, we need to make love our motive in all relationships, especially relationships within our family. Love needs to be the golden thread that holds our families together
Being Extremely Valued: I know and love who I am in Christ. I am extremely valued
The third personal characteristic of a Godly life is about the person – primarily our self-image. As others emulate our lives, it is important that we exemplify a positive attitude about who we are in Christ. To do this, we must first know how special we are to our Heavenly Father, because of our relationship in Christ.
Being Christ-actualized: I am Christ-actualized rather than self-actualized
The fourth personal characteristic of a Godly life is learning how to apply motivation. Motivation is the inner drive in each of us that keeps us continuously striving toward the attainment of the goals we have set until such attainment is achieved. Having a Godly Life means that we are motivated to become like Christ.
I am a Warrior: I put on all of God’s armor in order to defeat Satan
The fourth spiritual characteristic of a Godly life is learning how to put on the full armor of God for warfare against our enemy. God promised a way to keep temptation from becoming so strong that we could not stand up against it. He gave us six pieces of armor and instructions for their use. This gives Christians the ability to walk in the Spirit instead of walking in the flesh.
BARRY & JULIE LYNCH
18521 E. Queen Creek Road, Ste. 105-216
Queen Creek, AZ 85142
Meet CMN’s National Training Director, Barry Lynch and his wife Julie. They have two adult children and had a successful paint contracting company for over twenty years before joining CMN full-time on January 1, 2010. Barry was mentored by Roy Comstock in 2007 and has gone on to personally mentor many men through CMN’s mentoring process. He also has established Mentor Training classes in dozens of churches where thousands of men’s lives have been transformed from ordinary men into victorious warriors for Christ. Barry’s Mighty Men Task Force puts on the Recon Day workshops to pull together leaders eager to learn how to disciple men through small groups and one-on-one mentoring relationships. Similarly, Julie has developed Sisters of Strength with leadership teams that hold workshops and train women in local churches to mentor other women. Barry and Julie live in Queen Creek Arizona. Barry oversees the mentor training aspects.
Plugging-In with Christian Men
Heights Church Men
“At Heights, we come alongside men, equipping them to make an impact in their church, in their community, and in their families. Through bible study, mentorship, and recreation, men find new ways to live out their faith and connect with God’s unfailing love.” See the Men’s Calendar for more details.
CORNERSTONE CHURCH MEN
The Cornerstone Men’s Breakfast is a great way to plug-in with Cornerstone Church. Breakfast is FREE … and the brisket is fork-tender! We eat, share and have a 30-min devotional on the 3rd Saturday of each month.” See the Men’s Calendar for more details.
Prescott Christian Church Men
“The PCC Men’s Ministry is geared to provide discipleship training for men who desire to become more Christ-like in their daily walk at work, with friends and at home with their family. Jump-in and share breakfast with us when you’re in our neighborhood.”
See the Men’s Calendar for more details.
“We live in a culture that has, for centuries now, cultivated the idea that a skeptical person is always smarter than one who believes. You can almost be as stupid as a cabbage as long as you doubt.”
– Dallas Willard, Hearing God”