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Eight Habits of Highly Effective Christians. Habit #2: Virtue II Peter 1:3-11. Jim Beasley - Sunday, January 31, 2010. Virtue Defined. MacArthur defines it as “the God given ability to perform heroic deeds.”

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Eight habits of highly effective christians

Eight Habits of Highly Effective Christians

Habit #2: Virtue

II Peter 1:3-11

Jim Beasley - Sunday, January 31, 2010


Virtue defined

Virtue Defined

  • MacArthur defines it as “the God given ability to perform heroic deeds.”

  • The Stoics insisted that in life there must continuously be what they called “prokope”, moral progress.

  • The Greek word “areti” (pronounced ar et ay) means excellence.


Virtue is an attitude we need to have

Virtue is An Attitude We Need To Have

  • Attitude determines outcome.

  • Virtuous Thinking

    • Philippians 4:8

    • Mark 7:21-23

    • Proverbs 23:7

    • Garbage in, garbage out


Virtue is an action that we must take

Virtue Is An Action That We Must Take

  • Inwardly, virtue is an attitude that we need.

  • Outwardly, virtue is an action that we must take.

  • How are we to be virtuous?

    • At Work

      • Be a good employee/employer

      • Don’t waste time

      • Treat all people with respect

      • Be honest in your dealings with others

    • At Home

      • Love your family

      • Take care of their needs

        • Physically

        • Emotionally

        • Spiritually

      • Be compassionate

      • Be people of your word

      • Be humble

      • Be an example


Virtue is an action that we must take1

Virtue Is An Action That We Must Take

  • How are we to be virtuous?

    • At Church

      • Love God’s people

      • Be loyal

      • Be friendly/develop good relationships

      • Be willing to work for Jesus

      • Be honest in your dealing with God and his people.

      • Be accountable


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