Gene Cunningham - October 12, 2000
Biblical Chivalry #7
Men are called to be heroes. Foundations of character: Faith (1Co 4:2), Meekness, Self Control. Faith = expression of faith; Meekness = expression of hope; Self Control = expression of love (1Co 13:13). All three foundations are intangible, 2Co 5:7 and Joh 3 are example of you see it by faith. The foundations are: Faith in a person; Hope in a Plan; Submission to GOD’s love. Isa 43:7 GOD’s plan. Act 24: Paul who was called for the gentiles, longed (against GOD’s will) to go to the Jews. He was disciplined and given to Felix for judgment. Paul chose to return to his message and in his defense gave Felix the gospel in the form of a message on righteousness, self control, and the judgment to come. Felix hardened his heart. 2 types of rejection of the message. Those that harden and Satan who waits for a better time LUK 4. The answer is today is the time! 2Co 6: 1-2, Heb 3: 7-15, Eph 5:16, Col 4:5. Rome was built on family virtues: Gravitas - accountability, Piteous - submission to proper authority, Simplicitos - seeing things as they are. Self control gives us confidence, delivers us from fear. Power - Eph 1:19 - InKratos “autocratic, ruler ship of a monarchy in you; under the reign of grace.”
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!