PERSONALITY STUDY

 

The Four Main Temperaments:



“SANGUINE”

“CHOLERIC”

“MELANCHOLY”

“PHLEGMATIC”

(Influencing – “I”)

(Dominating–“D”)

(Cautious – “C”)

(Steady – “S”)

 

 

 

 

Caring

Working

Analyzing

Observing

Emotional

Active

Moody

Secure

Talkative

Determined

Creative

Comfortable

People-Oriented

Goal-Oriented

Perfectionist

Self-Oriented

 

Blending:

Blends:
Everyone is a combination
in some % (1%-99%) of each. 

2T Blends

S/c, S/m, S/p
C/s, C/m, C/p
M/s, M/c, M/p
P/s, P/c, P/m

3T Blend with dominant
Eg: S/c/m, with S over 50%

4T Blend with Dominant

Eg: S/c/m/p with S over 50%

4T Blend, balanced
Eg: S/c/m/p. none over 50%

3T Blend, balanced

Eg: S/c/m with none over 50%

 

What you should know:

1.)  Your own STRONGEST and WEAKEST (or missing) TEMPERAMENT.

2.)  The Strongest and Weakest temperaments in your spouse, children, and other key relationships.

BENEFITS:

1.)  Better Communication

2.)  Reasonable Expectations

3.)  Proper enabling


Sugegsted Course Arrangement (9-week series)

“…and some days I wonder about thee.”

Introduction to Personality Types

Apostle Peter :

Somewhere Over the Top

How God trains & uses a Sanguine

Apostle Paul :

I broke the rock with my head.

How God trains & uses a Choleric

Moses:

That must be God in the details.

How God trains & uses a Melancholy

Jacob:

I only lie when necessary.

How God trains & uses a Phlegmatic.

“…Why Opposites attract, …

and what happens next.””

Spirit-controlled temperament

in your marriage

“Identically different.”

Raising great kids in view of their

God-given make-up.

Why my boss is the way he is.

Spirit-controlled temperament

in your career.

“All four of me agree.”

Spirit-controlled temperament

In your ministry. 


PERSONAL PSYCHOLOGY

 

SANGUINE

“Sparky”

“I”

CHOLERIC

“Rocky”

“D”

MELANCHOLY

“Mel”

“C”

PHLEGMATIC

“Frank”

“S”

 

 

 

 

 

KEY TRAIT

People-oriented

Goal-oriented

CreativePerfection

Detatched

Outgoing?

Very outgoing

Outgoing

Introverted

Introverted

Optimistic?

Totally

Yes

No

No

Lives In the…

Present

Present, future

Past, future

Past, present

Gen. Reaction

Impulsive

Deliberate

Analytical

Calm

EthnicStereotype

Italian

German, American

Oriental, Swiss

English

Ego

Self-appreciative

Self-confident

Self-critical

Self-sensitive

Alter-ego

Other-sensitive

Other-usable

Other-oblivious

Other-judging

Will Power

Weak

Strong

Average

Weak

Idealistic

At first

No

Yes

No

Sets expectations

High

High

High

Low

Deep Thinking

No

Somewhat

Yes

No

Deep Feeling

Somewhat

No

Yes

Somewhat

Time alone?

Can’t handle it

Only if working

Preferred

Preferred

Self-sacrificing

In return for approval

In return for achievement

Yes, very

No

Easily offended?

Yes

No

Yes

No

Shows when offended?

Yes

Yes

No

No

Active

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Pleasure Oriented

Yes

No

No

Yes

When angered

Blows up, then calms down

Gets mad,

stays mad

Cool now, mad later

Rarely displays anger

Means of torture

No one to talk to

Waiting in line

Improper tools

Doing work twice

Decisive

Back & Forth

Yes

No

Somewhat

Change of opinion

Constant

Rare

Yes

Stubborn

Loyalty

Good

If sees value

Yes

No

Happy

Yes

Satisfied

Rare moments

Content

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


PERSONAL HABBITS:

 

SANGUINE

“Sparky”

“I”

CHOLERIC

“Rocky”

“D”

MELANCHOLY

“Melvin”

“C”

PHLEGMATIC

“Frank”

“S”

Talkative

Very

Average

No

First no, later yes

Rises Up

Late

Early

Early

Late

Goes to bed

Late

Late

Early

Early

On Time?

No

Reasonable

No

Yes

Energy Level

Restless

Lots of energy

Steady

Low

Concentration

Poor

Good

Excellent

Fair

Procrastinates

Yes

Never

No (still analyzing)

Yes

Discipline

Poor

Good

Excellent

Fair

Practical

No

Yes

No

Yes

Aesthetic

No

At Times

Yes

At times

Meticulous

No

No

Very

No

Self-sufficient

No

Yes

No

Yes

Vices

A target

Can quit

Less likely

One

Time alone

Can’t handle it

Only if working

Preferred

Preferred

Takes criticism

Pretends to

Only from authority

Yes, deeply

No

Food selection

Wide (Spicy hot)

Narrow

Very fussy

Somewhat fussy

Daily Routine

None

Regular

Similar

Identical

Sets Goals

Yes, tons of them

Yes

Yes

No

Strives for goals

No

Yes

Yes, but gets lost

No

Organized

No

Somewhat

Overall, no

Very

Favorite Subject

People

Work

Technical

Unique

Pets

Loves ‘em all

No

Something classy

One weird pet as their best friend

Children

Many

2-3

One

Few, if any

Music

Any danceable

Songs by achievers

High class or unique

Weird

Car

Red corvette

Lincoln

Small, classy

Tan Ford

Spend Money

They don’t have

Save, then spend big

Carefully

Reluctantly

Donate Money

They don’t have

Yes

Discretely

If pressured

Will spend To

Have fun

Invest

Ensure quality

Make life easier

Clothing

Loud

Dress for success

Proper

Nerdy

Humor

Anything goes

Sarcastic, if any

Creative only

Witty, dry, teasing

Conflict

Hate / love

Confronting

Self-examining

Avoids

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


THEIR PLACE IN SOCIETY:

 

SANGUINE

“Sparky”

“I”

CHOLERIC

“Rocky”

“D”

MELANCHOLY

“Melvin”

“C”

PHLEGMATIC

“Frank”

“S”

 

 

 

 

 

Purpose In Live

Cheer (encourage)

Lead, Work

Invent & Fix

Balance

First Impression

Amazing

Positive

Fair or weird

Weird or Dull

Wants to be seen as

Fun, cool

Successful

Don’t

Clever

Friendly

Very

Per situation

Accidentally Aloof

Gracious

School discipline

Poor

Good

Excellent

Daydreams

Good student

No

B

A+

1-A, rest C’s

Extra-curricular activities

Lots: sports, drama, student council

Sports

Music, drama

Perhaps one

Athletics

Team sports

Play hard for fun

Play to win,

Any sport

Individual-effort sports

Only if naturally talented

Musical Instr.

Sings, drums, electric guitar

Rare

Any & all

3rd Tuba (also strum ukulele at home)

Successful?

Ups & Downs

Successful

Expert in 1 field

Just passable

During the

Big Game

Coach or cheerleader

Quarterback

Referee or scoreboard repair

Watching at home on TV

In their glory..

MC at party

Leading a work effort

Showing an invention that works

Balancing their checkbook

Close friends

Several

3 or less

A few

3 or less

Overall friends

Millions

Some

Some

Few

People who hate them

Some

Thousands

Rare

Rare

People they hate

None for long

Thousands

Rare

Few

Temperaments preferred

All

C,S,M, not P

M,P,S,C

P,M, not C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPIRITUAL LIFE

 

 

 

 

Picture God as

Mother

Coach

Critical father

Wizard of Oz

Expect heaven by

Religion, family

Hard work

Don’t

Intelligence

Reaction to religion

Acceptance (until party time)

Outward respect, inward doubt

Confused.  Can be zealous

Cynical

Present Gospel

Personally, emotionally

Authoritatively, step by step

In small, well-defined bites

Graciously, delicately

Spiritual Growth

In groups

In action

In Bible study

Kicking & screaming

“Natural” Use

Evangelism

Any service

Worship

Teaching

 

 

 

 

 

 


IN THE WORK-PLACE:

 

SANGUINE

“Sparky” - I

CHOLERIC

“Rocky” - D

MELANCHOLY

“Melvin”- C

PHLEGMATIC

“Frank”- S

Hard-working

In spurts

Very

Yes

No

Reliability

Poor

Good

Excellent

Excellent

Efficiency

Poor

Good

Poor

Excellent

Best Career

Sales

Business

Engineering

Banking, teaching

Worst Career

QC/accounting

Cashier

Fast, menial

Hi Pres. sales

Change Jobs

Often

It varies

Rare (but for market)

Rarely

Motivated By

Emotion

A Challenge

An ideal

Flattery

Unsupervised Performance

Poor

Very Good

Once

Fair+

Supervised Performance

Good

Good

Excellence

Fair-

Under pressure

Fumbles

Blasts through

Melts

Achieves

Determination

Starts quick, fades quick

Starts strong, finishes strong

Starts slow, but will finish

Excellent only if motivated

Problem Solving

What problem?

Plow through

Analyze & re-analyze

Avoids

ProbSolv Method

Talk it out

More hustle

Analyze & worry

Easiest Way
(not always best)

Leadership: wrt motivating people

Excellent

Good

No

No

Leadership: wrt course of action

Unclear

Good

Varies

Poor

Desk

A mess

Full, but organized

Orderly, unless involved

Orderly

Attn.to detail

Poor

For short spurts

Excellent

Fair

 

 

 

 

 

HOW TO SELL:

 

 

 

 

Persuaded by

Emotion/Deal

Direct approach

Meticulous & patient reasoning

Soft-sell & a “hook” (deal).  Make it easy.

Loyal customer

No (unless a buddy)

In time, yes

Yes

With attention, somewhat

Suggested Contact

Frequent

Regular

Don’t overdue

Don’t overdue

Contact length

Varies

Short

Long

Varies

 

THE BOSS:

CHOLERIC-SANGUINE – Gets fast & sweeping results.  Ultra-competitive, huge ego.  Works long hours and makes quick decisions.  Delegates, then jumps in and interferes.  Over-reacts.  High turnover.  Good judge of character.  He’ll either make a million or go broke the fastest.  Greatest need – to be humbled.

CHOLERIC-MELANCHOLY – Hard-working and accurate.  Knows what he wants and how.  Very goal-oriented.  Works longest hours.  Conservative.  Patient.  Demanding.  Trouble delegating.  High standards.  Can get side-tracked on smaller issues.  Greatest need – A vacation (to get things in perspective.)

CHOLERIC-PHLEGMATIC – Most effective, given proper tools and equipment.  Makes most practical business decisions.  Communicates well.  Very aware of $.  Does not waste time.  Stubborn, and often lacks fresh vision.  Resists change and new innovations.  Greatest need: continuing education and fresh vision.

BIBLE – Temperaments – Interaction (especially in Marriage)

MARRIAGE – The most intense scenario for intimacy and conflict:

Eph. 5:15-17 – Be alert; be smart! / vs 21: Mutual Submission (agape love)

Eph. 5: 32: A reflection of Christ & the church: 

Wives represent the Church (vs 22-24), and husbands represent Christ (vs 25-31)

1 Pet 3:1-7 – Wives (vs 1-6) –fruit of the spirit.

Husbands (vs 7) – “Dwell” / Knowledge / Prefer Her / Co-regency (joint-heirs of grace)

 

The Spirit

The World

The Flesh

The Devil

 

 

 

 

Win Souls! Love people!

You need to show off.

Ain’t I somethin’!!!

You can have it all!

Be strong & courageous

Rules are for suckers.

Us winners hate losers.

You should be king!

Praise the Lord

Science has the answers

I’m the smart one.

It’s hopeless!

Bring peace & unity.

You’re owed a turn.

I’ll wait and see.

They don’t deserve it!

 

Possibilities:

Husband & Wife have same leading temperament – Good or Bad?

Husband & wife have different leading temperaments – Good or Bad?

 

Ask: What is their “Love Language” – BASED ON THEM! (not you).

SANGUINE – “Is everybody happy?” – Attention / conversation / fun / affection / time

CHOLERIC – “Is everybody on the team?” – Progress / constructive activity / co-operation

MELANCHOLY – “Do you have a dream, too?” – Affirmation / patience / encouragement

PHLEGMATIC – “Can’t we just all get along.” – Encouragement  / peaceful home / tokens

 

VERSUS:

SAN vs CHO

SAN vs MEL

SAN vs PHL

CHO vs MEL

CHO vs PHL

MEL vs PHL

Dynamic!

In charge!

Effective!

Inspiring!

Lotsa shouting!

Big mistakes.

Dramatic!

Extremist!

Impractical.

 

Very very nice.

Co-dependent

Caring.

Unfinished business.

 

Successful in duty.

Meaningful

accomplishmnt

Heart-breaking

Journey

 

 

Efficient.

Practical.

At war on work ethic.

Peaceful.

Kind folks.

Boring to others?

Limited communication.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KNOW WHAT YOU’RE NOT!  - So you can know your blind spots. 

KNOW WHAT YOUR SPOUSE IS NOT! – So you don’t place unreasonable expectations on them.

 

 

 


CHILDREN

 

“Train up a child in the way he should go,

And when he is older, he will not depart from it.”

(Prov 22:6)

Train up a child in righteousness, in harmony with his natural personality,

And when he is mature, he will abide in that righteous training.

 

 

SANGUINE

“Sparky” - I

CHOLERIC

“Rocky” - D

MELANCHOLY

“Melvin” - C

PHLEGMATIC

“Frank” - S

 

 

 

 

 

Best habit

Friendly

Helpful

Helpful

Compliant

Worst habit

Pull pranks

Bullying

Self-critical

Won’t Try

Fave activities

Various thrilling

Sports

Arts, books

TV

Crying

Loud & Long

Loud & angry

Fussy

Average

Share Toys

Give away

If involved

Show & Tell

No way

Fight

Often

If challenged

Rare

Avoid

Eating habits

Eat anything

Good

Won’t eat

Somewhat fussy

Attention Span

Very short

Good

Very good

Daydreaming

Take correction

Superficially

Learn hard way

Deeply

Outwardly gracious, inwardly no

Discipline Req’d

Much

Steady

Light

Steady, with love

Learn By

Doing

Doing

Concentrating

Observing

Teaching Method

Example

State goal first

Step by step

Give overview first

Your attention

Demanded

Desire approval

Need encouragement

Unsolicited

Motivated by

Pleasing others

Accomplishing a task

Interesting

new things

Comfort vs. discomfort

Tell them

“I’m pleased with you.  You made me happy.”

“Great job!  Thanks!”

“Very interesting.  Beautiful.”

“We can get back to normal if…”

 

 

 

 

 

Best developed in

Youngest

Oldest

Only child

Middle child

 

 

 

 

 

Nickname: Boy

The Wild Indian

Rock-Head

The kid from outer space

The nice boy

Nickname:

Girl

The Drama

Queen

The new boss

The gifted child

Mouse

 


"PERSONALITY STUDIES":  TEMPERMENT QUESTIONS -

 

Don't over-analyze each question.  There is no right or wrong answer.  Just write the letter of the answer that "hits home" with you the most.  If it takes more than 30 seconds to decide, but you're really trying hard to pick the best answer, then pick "C".  If you can't decide because you're really not that into it, pick "D". 

 

You unexpectedly see someone you know, at the airport.  How do you greet them?

A - Warm hug.  B - Sincere hello and/or Firm handshake.  C - Polite hello.  D - Wait for them to notice you first.

You want your child to play sports so they can:

A - Make friends and have fun.  B - Develop character that comes from striving to achieve. 

C - Develop social skills and physical health.  D - It's no big deal if they play sports or not. 

When I disagree with my spouse, the best thing to do (after prayer) is:

A - Talk it out.   B - Determine the correct path in view of our goals & standards, and then follow it.  C - Make a list of pros and cons, as we pursue God's leading.  D - Pursue peace at all cost.

Which aspect of God helps you most with your assurance of salvation?

A - God has proven that He loves me.   B - God has made a deal, based on the finished work of the cross, and He'll stick to it.  C - God is holy, and his word is infallible.  D - God is merciful and understanding.

God will judge the value of our good works,  according to:

A - The love we have shown people.  B - The achievements we have allowed him to accomplish through us (including people we've helped.)  C - Our relationship with him, and the resulting personal holiness of our walk.  D - Our overall faithfulness to Him and His calling.

The main problem with the church in America is:

A - People aren't loving enough.  B - People are uncommitted and/or lazy.  C - A lack of personal holiness and separation from the world.  D - A failure to relate meaningfully to the culture.

By God's grace, I want my child to be:

A - A great person!  B - Successful at whatever he/she is called to pursue.  C - Smart, creative, and a good example.  D - Whoever he/she really is.

I am very uncomfortable around:

A - Quiet or very formal people.  B - Nerdy people.  C - Sloppy people.  D - Hyper people.

Even when I have good intentions, some people (even wrongfully) think I'm:

A - Too talkative.  B - Too aggressive.  C - Too fussy (perfectionist).  D - Too easy.

GALS ONLY -  I wish my spouse was:

A - More sensitive to people's feelings.  B - Better able to finish what he/she starts.  C - More appreciative of the little things.  D - More practical.

GUYS ONLY -  On the day of the Super Bowl, I want to be:

A - The coach.  B - The quarterback.  C - The artist performing at halftime.  D - The TV commentator. 

I'm interested in personality studies because:

A - I love people, and to relate to them better would be great!  B - I want to be successful in my relationships, especially with God and with my spouse.  C - It's fascinating the way God has created people, and I'm curious if there really is a "science" to personality.    D - "Personality Studies" is probably just another man-made way of covering the same old obvious stuff, but I'll play along for the time being.

Name

A's

B's

C's

D's

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Apostle PETER – Caring / Outspoken / Impulsive / People-Oriented

 

0.)    Introduction – Matt 14:25-31 – Walking on the water with Jesus.

 

1.)  Peter had to SAY something:

    a.) Matt 15:15-16 – He spoke for the group.

    b.) Matt 16:13-20 – First to speak right.

    c.) Matt 16:21-23 – First to speak wrong.

 

2.)  Peter had to DO something:

a.)    John 18:10 – Tried to defend Jesus vs. Malchus.

b.)    John 20:1-7 – Fearlessly the first to enter the empty tomb.

 

3.)  Impulsive, emotional:

a.)    John 21:7 – Jumped into water with heavy coat on.

b.)    John 13:6-9 – Changed mind from one extreme to another wrt foot-washing.

c.)    Matt 26: 31-33 – Made big promises.

d.)   Matt 26: 73-75 – Wept bitterly when failed.

 

4.)  Lives to the Crowd:

a.)    Acts 2:12-16 – Took initiative to explain gospel.

b.)    Gal 2: 7-17 – Sought favor of two opposing groups.

 

5.)  Personally loyal:

a.)    John 6:66-69

 

6.)  Best points:

a.)    Caring about people

b.)    Willing to give of self.

c.)    Active belief in God’s kingdom.

 

7.)  Spiritual Growth:

a.)    1 Peter 1:13-19

Peter learned to think, listen, read and heed.

 


The Apostle Paul – “On a Mission” – Determined – Active – Effective

 

0.)  Introduction – Philippians 1:21, 3:4-6

 

1.)  The Call of Paul

a.)    Acts 9:1-5 – “Banging his head”

b.)    Acts: 9:6 – “What do you want me to DO?”

c.)    Acts 9:7-8 – Two ways to torture a choleric

 

2.)  Paul as a Leader

a.)    Acts 27:20-25, 33-36 – Leaders emerge in a crisis.

b.)    1 Cor 9:24-27 – Sets goals, uses discipline.

c.)    1 Cor 4: 19-21 – Others naturally fear and follow.

d.)   1 Cor 11:1 – Lead by example.

 

3.)  Paul as a Worker:

a.)    1 Cor 15:10 – Works hard.

b.)    2 Cor 11:23-28 – Whatever it takes.

c.)    Acts 17: 32-34 – Doesn’t waste time.

d.)   Acts 20: 25-27 – Finishes what he starts.

 

4.)  Paul with People:

a.)    1 Thes 1:3 – Approves of achievers.

b.)    Acts 15:36-41 – Disapproves of quitters (John Mark)

c.)    Confrontive: Acts 16:36-40 – Wants apology from government.

d.)   Confrontive: Acts 19:29-31 – Ready to face a riot.

e.)   Acts 21: 10-14 – Not dissuaded by emotion or threats.

 

5.)  Lessons Learned:

a.)    Phil 3:7-10 – The right goal makes all the difference.

b.)    2 Cor 3:5, 12:8-10 – God is strong in our weakness.

c.)    2 Tim 4:10 – Forgive.  People grow, and even change.

d.)   Rom 15:1 – Bear with the weak.

 

6.)  Summary: 2 Timothy 4:5-8

 


MOSES – Meek / Moody / Detailed / Faithful

 

0.)  Introduction – Exodus 3: 1-5 – Moses Curiosity…”I wonder…”

 

1.)  The Call of Moses

a.)    Exod 3: 6-10 – God calls.  Moses hides his face.

b.)    Moses 4 Excuses:

Exod 3:11-12 – Self-insufficiency

Exod 3: 13-14 – HOW do I describe YOU?

Exod 4: 1-2 – How can I PROVE it?

Exod 4: 10-12 – Not eloquent

Conclusion (even after all God’s answers) – Moses still wants OUT!

 

2.)  Moses as a Leader:

a.)    Exod 16:2 – Not a “natural” leader of people.

b.)    Exod 18:13-20 – Not well organized.

c.)    Numb 11:10-15 – He melted under pressure and discouragement.

 

3.)  God’s Choice of Moses:

a.)    Numb 12:3 - Meek.  (Humble, self-sacrificing)

b.)    Numb 12:7 - Faithful

c.)    Exod 25:9 - He got all the details right. (Tabernacle / Civil Laws / Religious Statutes / Health Codes / Census of Israel / Spiritual Truth)

d.)   Exod 39:43 – Quality Control.

e.)    Numb 29:40 – Thorough on passing the message.

 

4.)  Moses’ Strong Devotional Life:

a.)    Exod 33:11 – Intimate with God.

b.)    Exod 33:12-17 – Insisted on God’s presence.

c.)    Exod 33:18 – Wanted to see God’s glory.

d.)   Exod 33:19-23 – God granted his request!

e.)    Exod 32: 31-32 – A passionate intercessor.

f.)     Exod 34:28 – Fasting and praying 40 days.

g.)    Exod 34:35 – Visually spiritual.

 

5.)  Moses’ sin of self-righteousness

a.)    Numb 20:3-12 – Taking God’s glory on himself.

(same sin that made him a murderer in Exod ch. 2)

 

6.)  Lessons of Moses – Deut 31: 1-8

a.)  He knew his place.

b.)  “God be with you”

c.)   “You will have success, victory.”

d.)  God keeps his promises.

e.)   Don’t fear, only obey.


JACOB – Observant / Steady / Deceptive / Selfish / Practical

 

0.)  Introduction – Genesis 25:27  “A plain man”

 

1.)  Business dealings:

a.)    Gen 25: 29-34 – Getting the birthright.

b.)    Gen 27 (all) – Getting the blessing.

c.)    Gen 26: 7-11, 17-22 –  Jacob’s father Issac:  Avoiding conflict by lying or leaving.

 

2.)  Departing Home

a.)    Gen 27:41-46 – Danger, departure, Rebekah.

b.)    A Man of Peace (also 31:20 wrt Laban, 32; 17-20 wrt Esau)

 

3.)  Jacob’s Purpose:

a.)    Gen 28:12-15 – Be a channel of God’s blessing for others.

b.)    Gen 28: 16-19 – Impressed.  Jacob responds regarding God.

c.)    Gen 28: 20-22 – Jacob’s response:

“I’ll follow you if you provide for me.”  (compare to: Hab 3: 17-18)

 

4.)    Laban – A taste of Jacob’s own medicine. (God uses Laban to chasten Jacob.)

a.)    Gen 29:16-27 – Welcomed him to use him.

b.)    Gen 30:27 – God blessed Laban for Jacob’s (Abraham’s) sake.

c.)    Gen 30: 29-40 – Dual cheating on cattle.

d.)   Gen 31: 1-3, 20 – He slips out.

 

5.)  Awareness (aka Awakening)

a.)    Gen 31:36, 41-42 – Of  Laban’s character. (Jacob stands up for RIGHT!)

b.)    Gen 31:48-49 – May God police over two who can’t be trusted.

c.)    Gen 32:9-10 – Jacob sees self, and must trust God.

 

6.)  Consequences

a.)    Gen 32:17-20  - Jacob gives to Esau

b.)    Gen 33:11 – He insists!

 

7.)  Jacob Leads:

a.)    Gen 35: 1-5 – He is henceforth referred to as an index to the God who blesses.

(Psalm 85 & many others – “God of Jacob”:  God’s provision & protection.

b.)    Gen 35: 9-12 – New name.  ISREAL “He who rules with God”.

 

 


SPIRIT-CONTROLLED TEMPERAMENT

 

Do you LOVE enough to GIVE ?

“He must increase…I must decrease.” (John 3:30)

 

Basic Psyche

Temperament

Spirit-Filled

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Dwelling with them according to knowledge.” (1 Pet 3:7)

 

 

Wise use of knowledge means:

Wise use of knowledge does NOT mean:

 

 

 

Wrt self

 

 

Wrt spouse

 

 

Wrt teammates

 

 

Wrt children

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christ’s example:  “It’s not about YOU, it’s about serving OTHERS.” ( Phil 2: 1-4)

The example of Timothy:   (Phil 2:19-22)

 

Be discerning: What is your motivation?

 

The Spirit

The World

The Flesh

The Devil

 

 

 

 

Win Souls! Love people!

STARS get ATTENTION !

Ain’t I somethin’!!!

You can have it all!

Be strong & courageous

Rules are for suckers.

Us winners hate losers.

You should be king!

Praise the Lord.

Science has the answers

I’m the smart one.

It’s hopeless!

Bring peace & unity.

You’re owed a turn.

I’ll wait and see.

They don’t deserve it!

 

“He called his servants, and delivered unto them his goods…according to their various abilities.” (Matt 25: 14-15)

“And after a long time, the Lord of those servants came, and reckoned with them.” (Matt 25:19)

“Well done, good and faithful servant.  You have been faithful over a few things, so I will make you ruler over many things.  Enter into the joy of the Lord!” (Matt 25:21.)