Gene Cunningham - October 12, 2000
Biblical Chivalry #5
King David’s men 2Sa 8:39. The goal of Chivalry is to prepare men for: battle, society, courtship. At Chivalry’s core is the principle of love others greater than self. Chivalry’s object is to develop character. 1Ki 2:2 Be a man GOD’s way. Manhood begins in the soul (i.e. character/how you think). Character of Jesus Christ Psa 15:1-5 You are what you do in the dark; Not what get from ancestors, but what you leave for your descendants; Lives pure, speaks true, follows the King, Lightens others load. 3 Battlefields for each man: soul, family, world. Duty of a solider: obedience, endurance, sacrifice. Character is a result of decisions. Character is what you build today. Psa 15:1-5 Who? Those who live the Christian life. How? Execute the Christian walk by redeeming the time. 1Co 4 Faithfulness equals: Courage to stand by principal; Humility to subordinate to higher; Purity, no compromise for temporary gain. We need a cause greater than ourselves. How to become faithful? 1. Jesus Christ 2. Grow in his WORD. Faithfulness is quality of a servant; it implies a trust. A steward is a trusted servant or a law keeper of a house. 1Ti 1:11-12 Trust what? Truth (Word of GOD), your spiritual gift 1Co 12:7, Ministry to world 2Co 5:10, Spiritual wealth Eph 1:3 Eph 3:8-16.
From Series: "Biblical Chivalry"
Men are to have a battle a romance and victory. Chivalry defined 'a knight' gentlemen in the highest sense of the word. Chivalry is a code of conduct containing courage honor and readiness. Our role from GOD is to be a man with courage endurance and love!