Pursuing Godliness

1 Timothy 4:6
Author: Philip Harrelson
Topics: Godliness, Heart, Holiness, Leadership, Worldliness
Series: Bible Study Series, Spiritual Training Camp 2010

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I Timothy 4:6-9 KJV  If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.  [7]  But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.  [8]  For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.  [9]  This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation.

  1. INTRODUCTION

Generally when a minister gets up and reads passages of Scriptures like we have opened up this particular study with, two emotions generally come to the forefront.  For all of those who are living on the fringe there is an immediate defensiveness that rises up because up within them and there can be a number of reasons for it.  The other group gets on the edge of their seat, not so much physically but mentally, and waits for the proverbial hammer to drop on someone else for their lackadaisical approach to God.  It is my belief that both of those feelings need to be totally discarded and another one brought into play - honest spiritual self-evaluation.  What does God require from me?  What would He have to say about the way I am conducting my life?  Is my walk with God worldly or other worldly?


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