Wednesday NightStudy Series5/13/2013Central Union Church of Christ, 3202 WestcliffRd #100 Killeen Texas 76543www.cucockilleen.org1“A disciple is not greater than histeacher, but everyone when fully trainedwill be like his teacher” Luke 6:40Lesson Author K.Brady
Godliness5/13/2013Central Union Church of Christ, 3202 WestcliffRd #100 Killeen Texas 76543www.cucockilleen.org2 Godliness..What is It? Why Add it to your Faith? Does it go Beyond Sunday? Submission is the only way! The Opposite of Godliness… Examples of Both Discussion Questions Part 2Topics below to be discussed (02/22/12)
5/13/20133Central Union Church of Christ, 3202 WestcliffRd #100 Killeen Texas 76543www.cucockilleen.orgWhat is Godliness Two Greek words relate to godliness.1 “eusebeia”(G2150), which means “piety”,2 “theosebiah” (G2317), which means “devoutness” Word Occurrence - Found 15 times in the Bible. In a Nutshell Godliness “Devotion”, “Dutifulness”and “Reverence”Godliness
5/13/20134Central Union Church of Christ, 3202 WestcliffRd #100 Killeen Texas 76543www.cucockilleen.orgWhat is Godliness Godliness refers to the act of being “pious” and living a good, reverent life towardGod and others because of what Christ has done in us. It means living out our disposition, respect, and reverence to Christ in all aspectsof our life. It is responding from our worship of Christ with the authentic desire toknow Him in a greater way. When “Piety” exist in our lives we respond byrearranging our priorities, mindsets, and character to line up with Gods characterand to be able to see the importance of virtue, then be equipped to use it to valueothers.(The God in You!....Discuss) This is the essence of real piety, to be “souled out” as in our soul is bought by ourLord and we respond with our lives to say it is real and true to my Lord(Your Devotion is Identifiable) ….”You are an a “reflection of the Lord”Godly People do Godly things?Godliness
5/13/20135Central Union Church of Christ, 3202 WestcliffRd #100 Killeen Texas 76543www.cucockilleen.orgWhy Add it to my faithStaying in devotion to the Lord daily keeps our minds spiritualGodliness comes from our focus, veneration, and affection of Christ that movesus from a religion to a relationship.It is an “outgrowth” of our growth in Him and not just something we do. This is basicallysanctification, where the character and holiness of Jesus are being imparted to us. It is offeredto us because He has justified us (Rom. 3:24-28; 5:9, 18; Heb. 9:22), forgiven and declared usclean to save us.Then comes the opportunity to grow further. As we get to know Him we growmore in Him and we become more set apart for His use and glory(Rom. 12:1-3; Eph. 2:10; 1 Thess. 4:7; 1 Tim. 4:4, 1 Pet. 3:15).Godliness
5/13/20136Central Union Church of Christ, 3202 WestcliffRd #100 Killeen Texas 76543www.cucockilleen.orgIs it only on Sunday?GodlinessNo…..Our Godliness should not only be on Sundaymornings but extend into our daily life.Examples of GodlinessJames 1:27, Acts 11:19-24, Eph 5:1, Matt 5:16, Gen 13:3-42 Kings 18:1-8, Ezekiel 47:7-12
5/13/20137Central Union Church of Christ, 3202 WestcliffRd #100 Killeen Texas 76543www.cucockilleen.orgSubmission onlyGodlinessGodliness only comes from our submission to God, whichproduces love, kindness, gentleness…This happens when we are changed by what He has done.You have to ask yourself,“Am I doing this? If not, why not?” When we profess Christas Lord or make a public testimony, we are declaring thatJesus Christ has a hold on our lives, from now through eternity,that transcends human understanding. We are no longer ofthis world, but belong to Him as His child, saved and redeemed.
5/13/20138Central Union Church of Christ, 3202 WestcliffRd #100 Killeen Texas 76543www.cucockilleen.orgThe opposite of GodlyGodlinessWe either have Godliness or Ungodliness in Us..Ungodliness, Irreverence, Impiety, seeking sin, wicked, andoutrageous behavior are the opposites.These bad characters come from not reverencing God which lines us up with thedesires of the world, preventing us from being a blessing to others and glorifyingour Lord and Savior. Impiety can be ignoring the orphans and widows, lettingour tongue do as it pleases, lying, or fornication. When we are not worshipingHim, we are engaging in pride and then we will engage in sin.Examples of Ungodliness –James 1:26, 4:4, 1 Tim 5:15, 2 Tim 3:6-9, Luke 9:62,1 Kings 15:1-8, Jeremiah 17:5-6, 29:20-28
5/13/20139Central Union Church of Christ, 3202 WestcliffRd #100 Killeen Texas 76543www.cucockilleen.orgGroup Discussion Part 2GodlinessGet into groups of 4 and discuss the followings questions.How do I exhibit Godliness in my daily life?What can I do to develop a better willingness to pursue Godliness?What blocks Godliness from working and being exhibited in me?How can I make Godliness function better, stronger, and fastereven in times of uncertainly and stress?
5/13/201310Central Union Church of Christ, 3202 WestcliffRd #100 Killeen Texas 76543www.cucockilleen.orgGroup Discussion answersGodlinessHow do I exhibit Godliness in my daily life?Impact and Shine..Matt 5:13-16, Remove Self..Matt 16:24, Daily Worship..Rom 12:1-3What can I do to develop a better willingness to pursue Godliness?Setting Priorities..Matt 6:33, Col 3:1-3, Daily Worship..Rom 12:1-3, Humble Mindset 1 Pet 5:6,Jas 4:6, The Mind that is out to attain always Phil 3:11-14What blocks Godliness from working and being exhibited in me?Works of the Flesh, Gal 5:19-21, Carnal Mind Rom 8:7, Pride 1 John 2:16, Wages of Sin Rom 6:23How can I make Godliness function better, stronger, and fastereven in times of uncertainly and stress? Whole Armour..Eph 6:10-16,Mustard Seed Faith Matt 17:20, Proper Reaction to Trials..James 1:1-3, Positve Thinking Phil 4:8Growing 2 Pet 3:18, Eph 4:15, Stay Prayed Up 1 Thes 5:17,
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