CHRIST-LIKE CHARACTER QUALITIES

1. August & September = LOVE
2. October = SET APART
3. November = THANKFULNESS
4. December = HUMILITY
5. January = DILIGENCE
6. February = FAITH
7. March = KINDNESS
8. April = PURITY
9. May = ENDURANCE

All Scripture is from the ESV unless otherwise noted

August & September: LOVE                   

August 26 and September 2

1 Corinthians 13:4-6

4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant

5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;

6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.

September 9 & 16

John 15:9, 12-13

9 As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love.

12 This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.

13 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.

September 23 & 28 (Wednesday)

1 John 4:9-10

9 In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. 10 In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

 

October: SET APART

October 7 & 14

Romans 12:1-2

1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.

2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind.

October 28 (ONLY)

1 Peter 2:9, 11

9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.

11 Beloved, I urge you… to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.

 

November: THANKFULNESS   

November 4 (ONLY)

Psalm 100:4-5

4 Enter His gates with thanksgiving,

   and His courts with praise!

   Give thanks to Him; bless His name!

5 For the Lord is good;

   His steadfast love endures forever,

   and His faithfulness to all generations.

November 11 & 18

Colossians 3:17

And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Ephesians 5:4

Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving.

 

December: HUMILITY

December 2 & 9

Philippians 2:3-4

3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.

4 Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

December 16 (ONLY)

1 Peter 5:5

Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

 

January: DILIGENCE

January 6 & 13

Philippians 3:13-14

13 Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,

14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

January 20 & 27

Proverbs 13:4

The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing,

   while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.

Proverbs 4:23

Keep your heart with all vigilance,

   for from it flow the springs of life.

February: FAITH

February 3 & 10

Hebrews 11:1, 6

1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

6 And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who seek Him.

February 17 & 24

Ephesians 2:8-9

8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

2 Corinthians 5:7

7 For we walk by faith, not by sight.

 

March: KINDNESS

March 3 (ONLY)

Ephesians 4:32

32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

March 24 & 30 (Wednesday)

Romans 2:4

4 Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?

 

April: PURITY

April 7 & 13 (Wednesday)

Matthew 5:8

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

Psalm 51:10

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.

April 21 & 28

Psalm 119:9-11

9 How can a young man keep his way pure?

   By guarding it according to Your word.

10 With my whole heart I seek You;

   let me not wander from your commandments!

11 I have stored up Your word in my heart,

   that I might not sin against You.

 

May: ENDURANCE

May 5 & 12

Romans 5:3-5

3 Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance,

4 and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,

5 and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

May 19

Hebrews 12:1

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.

EXTRA CREDIT OPTION: 7 POINTS POSSIBLE (per semester)

Choose any combination of Bible verses equalling 50+ words and write out those verses as you would a normal memory verse in Legacy Period. The verses must be approved by your Legacy Period teacher BEFORE you use them for extra credit. Also, the verses must be relevant to the monthly themes and “Christ-like character.”

If you have any questions regarding the verses, please email Mr. Stontz (jstontz@lcamn.org) or talk to your Legacy Period teacher.

 

Thank you for your diligence in studying God’s holy Scriptures, and may the Holy Spirit help you learn and live out His Word!