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Summary: What does it mean to "train yourself to be godly?"

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GODLY TRAINING

I TIMOTHY 4:7-8

Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives tales, rather, train yourself to be godly.

What does it mean to train yourself to be godly? Four words or phrases stand out to me...

1. TRAIN

This word speaks of effort, discipline, hard work, dedication.

It says that

• it is hard,

• it takes effort,

• it is not for everyone,

• it is not natural

2. YOURSELF

• You can't expect others to do it for you

• you are personally responsible

But the help of God is definately there for us.

3. TO BE

Not ... to talk

Not... to pretend

Not... to plan to be

Not... to try to be

4. Godly

To be godly means to be ...

God-like..........consistant with what we know of God

God-pleasing

How do we train ourselves to be Godly?

What exercises do we do?

1. SEEK

Matt 6:33 "But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness. "

2. STRIVE

Fight the good fight

Run in such a way as to get the prize 1 Cor 9:25

3. LOOK

Reb 12 1-2 Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith

4. WITNESS

Matt 5:16 Let your light so shimne before men that they may see your good works and glor{fY God

5.WATCH

Be sober and vigilent for your enemy, the devil, is like a roaring lion, prowling about, seeking someone to devour 1 Pt 5:8

6. GROW

But grow in grace and in the knowledge of our lord and savior, Jesus Christ

2 Pt 3:18

7. FOLLOW

Jn 8:12 He that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

8. PRAY

Phil 4:6 In everything by prayer and supplications with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

9 LABOR

1 Cor 15:58 Always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.

10. OBEY

1 Jn 2:5 But whosoever keepeth His Word, in him verily is the love of God pelfected.


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