The Journey with Ron Moore

What are the essential characteristics of the Kingdom of God on Earth? Moreover, what can you do to destroy them…and what can you do to maintain them?

Ron Moore talks about that on today’s broadcast and offers practical guidance on keeping the peace of God in your heart and your church.

What are some common threads in addictions?  How do they weave a fabric that threatens to pattern every inch of your life?

Ron Moore and Men’s Pastor Tunch Ilkin outline those characteristics so that you can determine if they’re lacing through the warp and weft of your soul.

What kind of character does it take to change the world?  And where are those virtues found?

Today Ron Moore shares those biblical characteristics and invites you to join the community of world-changers.

There is a grand narrative that binds together all of scripture and history.

In this half-hour, Ron Moore reviews the part of that narrative which includes the story of Nehemiah and your story too.

A godly parent is a teacher, model and an unconditional friend. These responsibilities are like a three-legged stool. If one “leg” is missing, our effectiveness becomes minimal at best. Each “leg” is supported and held together by the Lord.

A Teacher

Our role as a teacher means that we must impart knowledge in a way that each of our children can understand – at every stage of his/her life. While others may be primary teachers in academic disciplines, only the parent can teach the bedrock “subjects” of spiritual values and character.

One has well said, “You cannot impart what you do not possess.” Therefore, as godly parents we must be in the process of spiritual development.

A Model

Our role as a model demands that our life must not be full of contradictions. Our words must not contradict our actions. The way we act in public must not contradict the way we act at home. Inconsistency destroys the message.

However, perfection is not a possibility either. We must be willing to say, “I’m sorry. Will you forgive me?” In God’s grace, even our failures provide an opportunity for modeling.

Every important relationship (God, Husband-Wife, and Parent-Child) is modeled (and learned) at home. We live our lives following the good or bad models; or working hard to break out of the negative “model mold.” Remember, if Christianity does not “work” in the home, it does not “work.”

An Unconditional Friend

The world is a competitive and conditional place. Most of what we do is based on performance. The home must be a place where you are accepted and loved unconditionally. And the parent must be an unconditional friend (not a buddy, but a true friend).

A true friend is able to separate the person from the performance (“I love and accept you for who you are, not because of what you do”). A true friend is able to “push” without pushing away (“I know you can do better. Let me help you.” – instead of – “Get with it, or else”). A true friend is able to motivate without manipulation (“We loved to watch your older brother play football” – interpreted – “You better do what he did if you really want to please us.”) A true friend is able to encourage without destroying (“God has given you unique gifts. Let me help you develop them” – instead of – “You will never amount to anything.”) A true friend is able to encourage unique gifts regardless of personal preferences (“I love watching you develop in your musical gifts” even when you have always had a passion for sports.)

Proverbs 17:17

A friend loves at all times…

Song writers Jule Styne and Bob Merrill had it almost right when they penned the words, “people who need people, are the luckiest people in the world.” The Bible says it better; “people who need people, are the most blessed people in the world.”

Today, Ron Moore talks about that God-blessed need and what you can do to meet it.

Do you know who your true friends are? Those you can count on to be strong and weak with you in every season of life?

Well today, Ron Moore continues his examination of the qualities that secure the best of friendships. Listen and learn so you can find them in yourself and others.

Who would you take a bullet for? Who would take one for you? Perhaps more to the point, who would you stand with in the face of powerful opposition?

In this half-hour, Ron Moore explores the qualities found in that kind of friendship. It’s a remarkable story of love on which you can build your relationships.

What are the essential characteristics of the Kingdom of God on Earth? Moreover, what can you do to destroy them…and what can you do to maintain them?

Ron Moore talks about that on today’s broadcast and offers practical guidance on keeping the peace of God in your heart and your church.

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