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Summary: What are the ingredients of being a godly man? Follow and see several ingredients. It is my desire to preach the Bible during the entire sermon. Please note all points and sub-points are tied to the scripture. This sermon is textual in style.

A "godly" Man. 2 Tim 3:16-17 NAS

16 All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; 17 that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.

Introduction.

When Kurt Warner played for the St. Louis Rams Football team he was considered the hottest quarterback in the National Football League. He prints his own trading cards.

But it’s not an ego thing . . . The cards tell the story of Warner turning his life over to Christ. He carries them around so he’ll have something meaningful to hand out to fans who ask for his autograph . . . His life in Christ is intertwined with his dramatic rags-to-riches football career. The NFL’s most valuable player led his team to victory against the Tennessee Titans in Super Bowl XXXIV.

Warner became a Christian several years ago, shortly after tragedy touched his life. The parents of his then girlfriend Brenda, now his wife, were killed when a tornado demolished their home in Mountain View, Ark. They had planned to be baptized that night, but stayed home because Brenda’s mother had a headache, USA Today said. People at the church were spared.

Kurt watched as Brenda, a Christian, responded to the tragedy with poise and grace rather than self-pity. He also knew how she had dealt with a crippling accident suffered by her son, Zachary, eight years earlier, when he was dropped on his head as a baby.

Brenda sat in a rocking chair next to Zachary’s hospital crib for 17 days, watching as he suffered seizures, quoting Bible verses, and asking God to perform a miracle. Although legally blind and

brain-damaged, Zachary is now can read, gets around fairly well, and takes mainstream and special education classes.

Three months after the deaths of Brenda’s parents, Kurt became a Christian. Two months after that he proposed to her, and he has adopted Zachary, and her daughter Jesse.

Kurt got involved in a Bible study and began to "understand what was really important in life," he told Crosswalk.com. "I had my life and my faith, and they were two separate things. But as I began to grow in my relationship with God, I began to understand how they fit together." The family attends St. Louis Family Church, as does Isaac Bruce, a Rams receiver. Pastor Jeff Perry leads a Bible study at the Warner’s home each Wednesday night during football season.

At this time Kurt Warner makes every effort to live a godly life. I think all men can be guided toward a godly life by honoring the: The . . Word of God. The . . Name of God. The . . Day of God. And The . . Ways of God.

1. A godly Man and the . . Word of God. 1 Tim 3:16-17

16 All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; 17 that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.

Illustration The Bible is True

New archaeological evidence shows that stories recorded in the Bible occurred, U.S. News & World Report (10-25-99) says. A number of findings refute skeptical secular scholars who assumed that accounts of the supernatural were only stories meant to illustrate theological points, not actual occurrences, according to the news weekly’s current issue. The cover features a painting of Adam and Eve.

The article cites the discovery of an Assyrian stone tablet in Israel dating to the ninth century B.C. that mentions David, the "king of Israel," as among Assyria’s foes. Skeptics had assumed that King David was a legend. The discovery of the remains of a crucified man, who was a contemporary of Jesus, buried in a family grave shows that the Romans allowed for that kind of burial, a fact that scholars have long doubted, the article said.

Application

I am pleased when such finds occur, but they do not change my position at all. I believed it all along, why because the Bible said it was so.

Godly men need to be men of the book.

2. A godly Man and the . . . . Name of God. Deut. 5:11

11 ’You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain. NAS

A. The godly man will Avoid . . Swearing Words. Lev 19:12 And you shall not swear

falsely by My name, so as to profane the name of your God; I am the LORD. NAS

B. The godly man will Avoid . . Supplement Words. Matt 5:37

"But let your statement be, ’Yes, yes’ or ’No, no’; and anything beyond these is of evil. NAS

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