You Have Everything You Need for Life and Godliness

Practice Perseverance

Knowing that God has promised to complete the work he began in us, we are well equipped to practice perseverance, as Peter explains in his second epistle:

His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him, who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire. For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. (2 Pet. 1:3–7)

Because God has given us his “precious and very great promises,” Peter encourages believers to supplement faith with godliness, knowledge, steadfastness, and self-control—all of which have a direct impact on our relationships with other believers. He underscores his exhortation with a warning:

Word of the Week: Godliness

 

One Sunday on their way home from worship services, little Suzie turned to her mother and said, “Mommy, the preacher’s sermon this morning confused me.”

“Oh, why is that?” the mother asked.

“Well,” replied Suzie, “He said that God is bigger than we are. Is that true?”

“Yes, Suzie, that’s right.”

“But he also said that God lives in us. Is that true, Mommy?”

“Yes, dear, that’s true,” replied her mother.

“Well,” said little Suzie, “if God is bigger than us and He lives in us, wouldn’t He show through?”

Read more: https://thepreachersword.com/2020/07/06/word-of-the-week-godliness/

Three Marks of a Godly Person

The Bible tell us that King David was a a godly person; he was a man after God’s own heart.

So what set him apart as a godly person? David was a regenerated man, a man with a new heart, a man with a different spirit than other men of the world. We read of his godliness throughout the Old Testament books of first and second Samuel, as well as in the Psalms.

I want you to notice three truths that made David such an outstanding servant of the Lord, what distinguished him from all the rest. Let’s measure ourselves against these and remember that these are the gifts that Christ holds in His hands, and He offers them to us.

A Godly Person Has a New Heart

Read the rest: https://churchleaders.com/pastors/pastor-articles/377210-three-marks-of-a-godly-person.html

The Art of Godliness, Episode 10: Social Media – Challies

https://www.challies.com/podcast/the-art-of-godliness-episode-10-social-media/

The Art of Godliness, Episode 5: Music in the Church – podcast

https://www.challies.com/podcast/episode-5-music-in-the-church/

Godliness is not your Personality

http://headhearthand.org/blog/2017/09/18/godliness-is-not-your-personality/

How to fail in the pursuit of godliness

http://kuyperian.com/fail-pursuit-godliness/