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Spirit Controlled Temperament

Author : Tim LaHaye
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Examines the basic human temperaments and how God can use them, along with questions for group study.

Spirit Controlled Temperament

Author : Tim F. LaHaye
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Everyone is a curious mixture of weaknesses and strengths, and there's a reason. Everyone has inherited a distinct temperament -- predominantly sanguine, choleric, melancholy, or phlegmatic, with a combination of traits from two or more groups. Given a person's natural temperament, the Holy Spirit can manifest supernatural characteristics in his life. God's Spirit can release an individual from a life of anger, fear, depression, indecisiveness, instability, and restlessness, and can give a new freedom of peace, purpose, self-control, and dignity.

Spirit Controlled Temperament Lahaye Tim 1982

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More than 1, 000, 000 copies in print Introduction There is nothing more fascinating about people than their inherited temperament! It is temperament that provides each human being with the distinguishing qualities that make each as individually unique as the differing designs God has given to snowflakes. Temperament is the unseen force underlying human action, it force that can destroy it normal and productive human being unless it is disciplined and directed. Temperament provides both our strengths and weaknesses. Although we like to think only of our strengths, everyone has weaknesses! God has given Christians the Holy Spirit, who is able to improve our natural strengths and overcome our weaknessesas we cooperate with him. That's the basic message of this hook, first published twenty-six years ago. The Making of a Best-Seller No one was more surprised than I when Spirit-Controlled 7rm/Jerament, my first book, became it best-seller. It has now sold more than one million copies-just in English. It has also been translated into more than twenty languages, for which I am particularly grateful. It is a special privilege to he a writer, as the written word allows you to minister to people you have never met-all over the world. Actually, I originally had no intention of this material being published as it book. It started out as printed notes of a series of Sunday night sermons delivered in 1966 to my congregation in San Diego. The series was designed to help them see how the Holy Spirit could strengthen their natural weaknesses. Well, it was one of the most practical and best received sermon series that I delivered in my twentyfive years at that church. Many parishioners testified that God used it to transform their lives. I had noticed that the attendance was better when I printed my messages, and for this series-one of my first-we broke all previous attendance records. In the providence of'God, John Lindscott, the manager of the Campus Crusade bookstore in Arrowhead Springs and a former member of our church, "happened" to he in San Diego and hear the last of these sermons. Looking over the eleven messages, he said, "Why don't you put these together and put a cover on it so I can try selling them in our bookstore" Wondering if anyone outside our church would read them, I asked, "How many should I send?" "Three hundred," he said. Well, my high-school children collated the printed notes and glued covers on them. Then I took them to a printer to cut them properly. Three days later John called and said he wanted twelve hundred more! It seems lie had given one to Hal Lindsey, teaching for Campus Crusade at the time, and asked him to recommend it. Hal crawled into bed that night and read it before he went to sleep. The next morning he held it up in class and said, "I just read the neatest little book. You ought to read it." The first three hundred were gone in one afternoon. Thus the call for twelve hundred more. My second "private" printing was for three thousand, which I assumed would last the rest of my life. About that time I preached this series in Phoenix. It had the same effect on those people as it had had on my congregation. The hundred copies of the book I took with one quickly sold out. About the time we needed a third printing, our children were getting tired of collating "Dad's books." One day as my wife, Beverly, dropped me off at the airport to fly to Chicago, where I was to speak at it Suinday-school convention, we stopped and prayed that God would raise up a publisher for this little book. Little did we know that he had already prepared the ground. John Lindscott had given Bob Hawkins, the marketing genius of Ken Taylor's The Living Bible, it copy and said, "Bob, you ought to publish this hook." It seems that Bob had put it in his briefcase and hadn't read it until his wife, Shirley, had got hold of it and said, "Bob, Tyndale House ought to publish this hook." With those recommendations-from John Lindscott and Shirley-Bob came to hear me speak in Chicago. Afterward he introduced himself and invited me out for dinner to the famed Jim Diamond's Steak House. What he said that night changed my life: "'Tyndale House is going to branch out into book-as opposed to Bible-publishing, and we would like to make Spirit- Controlled 7vmpercament our first book." And that is how my first hook became the first book published by Tyndale House. I n it vital sense S'ph t-Controlled Temperament, with its downto-earth practical message on how we can strengthen our weaknesses through the Holy Spirit, reflects God's gracious, strengthening work in these three principal parties. Now, twentyfive years later, Tyndale House is a major Christian publisher with one of' the most complete lines of helpful biblically based materials in the country; Bob Hawkins has founded Harvest House, publisher of' hundreds of good books; while I have written thirty hooks to date with more than 9 million copies in print worldwide. When I first wrote Spirit-Controlled Teinjperantent, I was excited about its potential for helping people who yearned for a more consistent Christian life. Its concepts had already changed my life, and through my extensive counseling ministry I was witnessing similar transformations in the lives of many others. From the thousands of letters and personal testimonials I have received in response to my teaching this material in more than eight hundred Family Life Seminars around the world, I have become even more convinced of its relevance. So when Tyndale House asked me to revise the book, I gladly accepted the challenge. A Brief History of the Four Temperaments The theory of the finer temperaments is not perfect; no theory of human behavior is. However, it is the oldest on record, going back more than three thousand years: In Proverbs 30:11- 14 the wise man saw finer kinds of people. About five hundred years later, the four were given names by Hippocrates, said to be the father of modern medicine. Galen, a Greek doctor, came up with a detailed list of the strengths and weaknesses of the four around A.U. 200. This has remained pretty much intact throughout history and is still the prevailing position in Europe. Unfortunately, Sigmund Freud and his unscientific theories that based human behavior on environment and background rather than on inherited tendencies became the predominant view in America. Shortly after it was published in English, I read Temperantent and the Christian Faith by the Norwegian theologian Ole I Iallesbv. This book about the four temperaments gave me dif=ferent by sets of weaknesses. Hallesbv suggested that we receive beset seemed people different why into insight new our natural tendencies for good and bad from our temper-antents. My Contributions to the Study of the Four Temperaments ,Spirit-Controlled 7'mperamenl was the first book on the subject of'temperament written in English and for Christians. Since then I have written Trans/ormed /emperaments, a biblical study of Peter the Sanguine, I'atil the Choleric, Moses the Melancholy, and Abraham the Phlegmatic. My wife, Beverly, has written two books on the subject, .Spirit-Controlled Wonsan and How to Develop }oar-Child's Temperament. Between us we have been privileged to popularize this ancient concept in the Christian cont►nunity. It is said that copying is the highest form of'praise. Several others have since written on this subject, evidencing that it is it helpful tool. Some have presented it as personality traits, others in terms of animal traits, and still others have developed personality tests based on the theory. This wealth of material only testifies to the enduring nature of the theory as a peoplehelping tool. In the twenty-six years since I wrote this material, the concept has been confirmed hundreds of times in the counseling room, through administering the LaHave Temperament Analv'sis test to more than twenty-seven thousand people, including mane counselors who in turn ttse it ill their work. While I didn't originate the idea of' the four temperaments, I have made three contributions to the field. 1. Temperament Mends. Sonia people reject the theory because they observe at least two temperaments in people. I acknowledge such "primary" and "secondary" temperaments. This new edition contains a whole chapter on twelve blends of temperament. 2. The enemies of anger and fear. All of us have one of two primary emotional enemies that if left unchecked will seriously limit our lives: anger or fear. (Some people, because of their mixture of temperaments, have both problems.) The good news is that the Holy Spirit is able to give Christians victory over these life-limiting emotional problems. 3. Opposite temperaments attract in marriage-but that's not the end of the story. If used properly, this can be a great advantage. If not used properly, it can turn love into hate. I discuss this idea thoroughly in I Love You, but Why Are We So Uijferent? One of the most exciting discoveries I have made as a pastor-counselor is this: In the nine fruit of the Spiritfilled life as described in Galatians 5:22-23, there is a strength for every weakness. Whatever our backgrounds, temperament combinations, or habit patterns, Jesus Christ by his Holy Spirit can give us victory over "the sin which so easily ensnares us [causes us to stumble] " (Heb. 12:1). A Theory That Works The temperament theory is not the final answer to human behavior, and for these and other reasons it may not prove satisfactory to everyone. But of all behavior theories ever devised, it has served me as the most helpful explanation of why people act the way they do and what their principal weaknesses are. Since the original publication of this hook, I have seen nothing that has shaken my confidence in this old theory. On the contrary, I have had many experiences that confirmed my conviction that it is the best explanation of human behavior available today. And while it is not specifically taught in the Scriptures, when used with the Scriptures to show the power available to us in the indwelling Holy Spirit, it is the best tool for helping people ever devised. I have found the four temperaments to he a tool to help people reach their maximum potential. Among the many different behavior theories-from Transactional Analysis and Freudian theory to the Myers-Briggs sixteen types-1 consider it the best and the easiest to understand and use for selfimprovement. After examining the Myers-Briggs system of sixteen categories, I prefer the temperament theory for three reasons. (1) It is easier. With temperaments you have to learn only four names that are descriptive of the action they represent. The twelve blends are mixtures of the four temperament names. (2) The Myers-Briggs system, like the Taylor Johnson test, offers no remedial help. As we shall see, the temperament theory lends itself to effective change by the ministry of the Holy Spirit. (3) The twelve blends of temperament are true to life. It isn't perfect, no human system is, but it does not contradict Scripture, it parallels several scriptural principles, and it has a track record of helping many people, to the glory of' God. Some think the temperament theory is "too simplistic," but that may be part of the key to its popularity; people can understand it. Still others have tried unsuccessfully to tie it to the ancient signs of the zodiac and the horoscope. In so doing they make it drastic miscalculation-of nine months! Howl The horoscope is based on one's day of birth, which in reality has nothing to do with temperament. As we shall see, your temperament was determined at conception by the combination of the genes of your parents. And temperament characteristics illustrate the biblical truth that we are "fearfully and wonderfully made" (Ps. 139:14) -"made" or "created" with both strengths or talents, which God wants to use, and weaknesses, which he wants to strengthen by the Holy Spirit. My intent in this book is to help you understand how the Holy Spirit can enable you to overcome your weaknesses. It is not automatic! You must cooperate with the Spirit of God to effect lasting change in your life. Credit Where Credit Is Due I am in debt to many people in the writing of this hook. I have combined my extensive reading on the temperaments and in psychology in general with my observations of peopleobservations made as pastor and counselor for more than thirty-three years. I've gleaned much from the speaking ministry of the biblically based Christian psychologist Henry Brandt. I also drew extensively from Temperament and the Christian Faith by the late Norwegian theologian Dr. Ole Hallesby.

Spirit Controlled Temperament

Author : Tim F. LaHaye
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Everyone is a curious mixture of weaknesses and strengths, and there's a reason. Everyone has inherited a distinct temperament -- predominantly sanguine, choleric, melancholy, or phlegmatic, with a combination of traits from two or more groups. Given a person's natural temperament, the Holy Spirit can manifest supernatural characteristics in his life. God's Spirit can release an individual from a life of anger, fear, depression, indecisiveness, instability, and restlessness, and can give a new freedom of peace, purpose, self-control, and dignity.

The New Spirit Controlled Woman

Author : Beverly LaHaye
ISBN : 9780736915953
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LaHaye's classic book The Spirit-Controlled Woman sold more than 810,000 copies! Updated and expanded, The New Spirit-Controlled Woman is sure to reach a new generation of readers with its timeless message of personal growth. Exploring the basic temperaments (melancholy, sanguine, choleric, phlegmatic), Beverly helps women discover their strengths and weaknesses and reveals how the Holy Spirit maximizes and minimizes these to fulfill God's purpose. Readers will discover how temperaments impact... being single being married love life communication ministry The New Spirit-Controlled Woman shows readers that God loves them, that He has wonderful plans for them, and that He provides the power and drive needed to fulfill His will.

Discussion Guide For Spirit Controlled Temperament

Author : Tim F. LaHaye
ISBN : LCCN:67028429
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Transforming Your Temperament

Author : Inspirational Press
ISBN : 0884863549
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"Spirit-Controlled Temperament," "Transformed Temperaments," and "Why You Act the Way You Do" explain the Four-Temperaments theory

Pastoring The Temperament

Author : Dr. Selvyn M. Sewell
ISBN : 9781469101781
Genre : Psychology
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Jesus declared that His mission was to heal the brokenhearted, deliver the captives and liberate the oppressed. He also declared that we would be judged based upon our care for those who were in need. Pastoring the temperament is a book designed to help Christians understand how to care for people. By understanding their temperament traits, the Pastor and Counselor can better understand their weaknesses and strengths. Our emotional and spiritual needs are influenced by our Temperament. We respond to the call of God and the power of the holy sprit in different ways because of this influence. Individuals express and respond to persons and situations based upon their temperament predispositions. This book will open the eyes of its readers to a better understanding of themselves and others. It will also help the readers understand how to please God, and help others to do the same.

Leadership Personal Development And Career Success

Author : Cliff Ricketts
ISBN : 9781133169819
Genre : Science
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Defying the tired cliche that leaders are born and not made, Leadership: Personal Development and Career Success 3rd Edition explains and demonstrates the leadership skills and abilities that are most valued in agricultural industries, helping students to identify and enhance their strongest traits. The authors' emphasis is on human relations, decision-making, promoting healthy lifestyles, maintaining a positive attitude, cooperative small and large group activities, and proper utilization of human resources, focusing on those skills that will most benefit the leaders of tomorrow. Leadership: Personal Development and Career Success 3rd Edition analyzes attributes and capabilities of those in leadership positions, to assist students in the development of their communication skills and interpersonal relationship and other related skills. Students will learn the fundamentals of public speaking, FFA Parliamentary Procedure, group dynamics, interpersonal skills and workplace readiness. English, speaking skills, higher order thinking, and basic communication skills will be reinforced. A generous number of activities, along with objectives and questions, motivate students to put these into action. A financial management chapter details how to successfully manage, budget and invest money with innovative ideas on accumulating personal wealth through agricultural enterprises. As we enter the 21st century and a global marketplace, these skills will become more important as an asset for career success. Leadership: Personal Development and Career Success 3rd Edition will prepare students for agricultural careers, build awareness, and develop tomorrow's leaders in the food, fiber, and natural resources fields. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Spirit Controlled W

Author : Beverly LaHaye
ISBN : 0890812713
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This bestseller gives the Christian woman practical help in understanding herself and the weaknesses she encounters in her private life and in her relationships. Covers every stage of a womans life.

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