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  • Train Yourself To Be Godly by: Marvin I. Adel Metro Batangas Christian Church
  • Train Yourself To Be Godly.
    • Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives' tales; rather, train yourself to be godly …
    • 1 Timothy 4:7 (NIV)
  • Train Yourself To Be Godly.
    • 1. What does it mean to be godly?
    • 2. Why do we need to train ourselves to be godly?
    • 3. What benefit is there in doing so?
  • Train Yourself To Be Godly.
    • 1. What does it mean to be godly?
    • Godliness comes from the old English word " Godlikeness
    • Godly means “being like God” in character
  • Train Yourself To Be Godly.
    • God's character
    • “ But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control . This is the fruit the Holy Spirit will produce in our lives as we kill off those natural sinful desires of the flesh, and cease to live by them, but live instead by the Spirit, in line with the Spirit's leading”. …Galatians 5:22-2
  • Train Yourself To Be Godly.
    • How do we know that these are the characteristics of God?
  • Train Yourself To Be Godly.
    • Love .
    • 1 John 4:8: - Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.
    • 1 John 4:16: - God is love . Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.
  • Train Yourself To Be Godly.
    • Joy .
    • Nehemiah 8:10 : - Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.
  • Train Yourself To Be Godly
    • Peace .
    • Isaiah 9:6: - For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, everlasting Father, Prince of Peace .
  • Train Yourself To Be Godly
    • Patience .
    • 2 Peter 3:9: - The Lord isn't really being slow about his promise to return, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to perish, so he is giving more time for everyone to repent.
  • Train Yourself To Be Godly
    • Kindness .
    • Luke 6:35-36: - But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.
  • Train Yourself To Be Godly
    • Goodness .
    • Psalm 25:8-10: - Good and upright is the LORD; therefore he instructs sinners in his ways. He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way. All the ways of the LORD are loving and faithful for those who keep the demands of his covenant.
  • Train Yourself To Be Godly
    • Faithfulness .
    • Deuteronomy 7:9: - Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands
  • Train Yourself To Be Godly
    • Gentleness .
    • Matthew 11:29-30: - Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
  • Train Yourself To Be Godly
    • Love
    • Joy
    • Peace
    • Patience
    • Kindness
    • Goodness
    • Faithfulness
    • Gentleness
    • Self-control
    = Godliness
  • Train Yourself To Be Godly
    • 2. Why do we need to train ourselves to be godly?
  • Train Yourself To Be Godly
    • 3. What benefit is there in doing so?
    • 1 Timothy 4:8: - For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things , holding promise for both the present life and the life to come