Jim Wilson is the retired director of Community Christian Ministries in Moscow, Idaho. He will be posting regularly, so check back in soon!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

How to Become a Responsible Man

1. Become a Christian. If you need help with this, ask a Christian friend or write, call, or email Community Christian Ministries. You can also request a copy of the gospel of John and the booklet Jesus Said, “Follow Me” from me. If you are already a Christian, confess all known sin to God. Visit the CCM website for a free download of my talk, “Confession of Sin.”
2. Repair your relationship with your parents (Mal. 4:6). See “Relationships with Parents” in How to Be Free from Bitterness.
3. Desire responsibility. "Here is a trustworthy saying: Whoever aspires to be an overseer desires a noble task" (1 Tim. 3:1).
4. Humble yourself before God. "Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time" (1 Pet. 5:6).
5. Follow the example of godly men.
6. Read the biographies of godly men such as Hudson Taylor, George Mueller, James Fraser, R.G. LeTourneau, George Whitfield, and R.C. Chapman.
7. “Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart” (2 Tim. 3:22).
8. Be a man of the Word: reading, studying and memorizing it, meditating on it, obeying it.
9. Be a man of prayer: praise, thanksgiving, supplication, intercession.
10. Recognize that irresponsibility is a sin, gross wickedness. Confess this wickedness; repent of it, forsake it.
11. When you read the Scriptures, latch onto the assignments, not just the authority.

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