Are you doing the hard work in building your character? Dr. James Merritt shares how to instill twelve character traits essential to godly living.
Dr. James Merritt is a husband of 44 years to his wife Teresa. They have three sons, a daughter-in-law, and four grandchildren.
He received his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Philosophy from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Dr. Merritt is a pastor, the past President of the Southern Baptist Convention, and host of The Touching Lives television program seen nationwide and in 122 countries.
When Dr. Merritt has time to catch his breath, you can read all his thoughts as he’s a prolific author.
“Character is what you and God know that you are.” ~ Dr. James Merritt
Enjoy the multitude of topics discussed including law school, character, Valentine’s Day, and caging the lion plus so much more.
- Joy in my heart
- The movie theatre
- Law school
- Harvest House
- Character vs. Reputation
- Andre Agassi
- Social media
- Matthew 18
- Parent Involvement
- 1 Corinthians 11:1
- Respect & Self Control
- Fruits of the Spirit
- Valentine’s Day
- The Main Character
- Caging the Lion
“Too often though we get caught up in the humanity of it and not the divinity of it and we miss a golden opportunity for God to grow us and God to mature us.” ~ Dr. James Merritt
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Quotes and statements within the interview:
“Why are they doing that? All He ever did was good.”
“And the Holy Spirit said, ‘They’re not crucifying Him; you are.'”
“It wasn’t the Roman soldiers that nailed Jesus to the cross. It was my sins that nailed Jesus to the cross.”
“I know now that someone did the something.”
“It was just like a bucket of peace came over my body and my heart and my soul.”
“This is the one book I didn’t want to write. And it may turn out to be the best book I’ve ever done.”
“Image is nothing if behind the image is a facade.'”
“And character is what you really are when you think nobody’s looking.”
“But I tell our church we’re not going to make the political personal here.”
“Integrity is the mouth of the river. It is the fountainhead.”
“Integrity is always doing the right thing at the right time in the right place regardless of the cost of the consequences.”
“You cannot have integrity without honesty, but you can have honesty without integrity.”
“Take the high road. There’s not a lot of traffic on it.”
“The best way honestly, really to develop character in your everyday life is to let Christ form His character in you every day.”
“This book was extremely convicting to me.”
“If God is sovereign, there are appointments. They’re not accidents.”
“All truths are God’s truths.”
What has your story gifted you?
- Is to realize how great a sinner I am and how great a Savior He is.
Paul said, “I am what I am by the grace of God.”
“Because without Him, I wouldn’t have a story, and if I had, it wouldn’t be worth telling.”
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