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A Few Thoughts About Discipling Part 4


B1 What it is
C1 God’s character traits (attributes). These attributes are God’s glory. This is a glory of character and spirit. His glory is not what He has but in whom He is. He will not share His glory (Isaiah 42:8). The heavens (atmosphere and universe) reveal His glory (Psalm 19:1) as well as everything in and on the earth (Isaiah 6:3). Believers are to show the glory of God is what we think, desire, say, and do (2 Thessalonians 2:14). Eventually, every person will know God’s glory (Habakkuk 2:14). The Lord Jesus is God’s glory perfectly revealed, since Jesus is God (Hebrews 1:3). There is no other god for no other name and person has these attributes in and of themselves.
Communicable traits
D1 Communicable traits
(a few for example) These are those humans have in common. Even though we have these in common, we do not have them in the same way as God. His are perfect; ours are not. His love is untainted; ours may be. His compassion is perfect; ours is not. As Christians grow in faith, the Holy Spirit progressively works in our lives to have these character traits more fully and godlier.
E1 Compassion
F1 Definition
G1 Definition: a feeling of sharing another’s suffering, prompting a desire to relieve that suffering; commiseration; clemency.
G2 The Greek word is σπλαγχνίζομαι splanchnízomai. It means to have the emotion of pity, to take time to help meet someone’s need.
F2 Bible verse
G1 Matthew 20:34 CSB Moved with compassion, Jesus touched their eyes. Immediately they could see, and they followed him.
G2 Luke 10:33 CSB But a Samaritan on his journey came up to him, and when he saw the man, he had compassion.
G3 Luke 7:11-13 NLT Soon afterward Jesus went with his disciples to the village of Nain, and a large crowd followed him. A funeral procession was coming out as he approached the village gate. The young man who had died was a widow’s only son, and a large crowd from the village was with her. When the Lord saw her, his heart overflowed with compassion. “Don’t cry!” he said.
E2 Faithful
F1 Definition:
G1 Fulfilling one’s duty or obligations in life
G2 The Greek word is πιστός pistós. It means to be trustworthy and reliable.
F2 Bible verse:
G1 Luke 16:10 NASB He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much.
G2 1 Corinthians 1:9 NIV God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
G3 1 Corinthians 10:13 NRSV No testing has overtaken you that is not common to everyone. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tested beyond your strength, but with the testing he will also provide the way out so that you may be able to endure it.

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