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Original Power Point By Richard Thetford Edited with additions of scriptures/etc Jack Wheeler – Clovis Ca.
Give Diligence: Add to Faith – Virtue Add to Virtue – Knowledge Add to Knowledge – Temperance Add to Temperance – Patience Add to Patience – Godliness Add to Godliness – Brotherly Kindness Add to Brotherly Kindness – Love For if these things be in you and abound, they make you that you shall neither be barren or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ
Godliness Piety, which is characterized by a Godward attitude, does that which is well-pleasing to God God-likeness
By Peter –2 Peter 3:11 Seeing that these things are thus all to be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy living and godliness. Godliness Commanded
By Paul –1 Timothy 4:7 but refuse profane and old wives' fables. And exercise thyself unto godliness: Godliness Commanded
By Paul – Titus 2: For the grace of God hath appeared, bringing salvation to all men, 12 instructing us, to the intent that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly and righteously and godly in this present world; 13 looking for the blessed hope and appearing of the glory of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Godliness Commanded
Ways We Can Be Like God In Love –John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have eternal life.
Ways We Can Be Like God In Love –1 John 3:10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.
Ways We Can Be Like God In Impartiality –1 Peter 1:17 And if ye call on him as Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to each man's work, pass the time of your sojourning in fear:
Ways We Can Be Like God In Mercy –Titus 3:5 Not by works done in righteousness, which we did ourselves, but according to his mercy he saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit,
Ways We Can Be Like God In Holiness –Matt 5:48 Ye therefore shall be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
Godliness Often Misconstrued Some think that gain is godliness –1 Timothy 6:4-5 4 he is puffed up, knowing nothing, but doting about questionings and disputes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmising, 5 wrangling of men corrupted in mind and bereft of the truth, supposing that godliness is a way of gain.
Godliness Often Misconstrued Some practice an outward form of godliness –2 Timothy 3:5 Holding a form of godliness, but having denied the power therefore. From these also turn away.
Results of Godliness Ensures persecution –2 Timothy 3:12 Yea, and all that would live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
Results of Godliness Godliness works deliverance from temptation –1 Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as man can bear: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation make also the way of escape, that ye may be able to endure it.
Results of Godliness Godliness with contentment is where we gain –1 Timothy 6:6 But godliness with contentment is great gain:
Results of Godliness Godliness prepares us for the life to come –1 Timothy 4:8 For bodily exercise is profitable for a little; but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life which now is, and of that which is to come. Be content with what you have, never with what you are.
CONCLUSION Pray for conditions favorable to practicing godliness –1 Timothy 2:1-3 1 I exhort therefore, first of all, that supplications, prayers, intercessions, thanksgivings, be made for all men; 2 for kings and all that are in high place; that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and gravity. 3 This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour.
CONCLUSION Godly people are set apart for the Lord –Psalms 4:3 But know that Jehovah hath set apart for himself him that is godly: Jehovah will hear when I call unto him.
CONCLUSION Good works become professors of godliness –1 Timothy 2: In like manner, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shame fastness and sobriety; not with braided hair, and gold or pearls or costly raiment; 10 but, which becomes women professing godliness, through good works.
CONCLUSION Must strive to be like Him – to be with Him in eternity! –1 John 3:2-3 2 Beloved, now are we children of God, and it is not yet made manifest what we shall be. We know that, if he shall be manifested, we shall be like him; for we shall see him even as he is. 3 And every one that hath this hope set on him purifies himself, even as he is pure.
Godliness For if these things be in you and abound, they make you that you shall neither be barren or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ
Godliness Has your life shown the Godliness of Jesus?
To Realize Real Value
To realize The value of a sister/brother Ask someone Who doesn't have one.
To realize The value of ten years: Ask a newly Divorced couple.
To realize The value of four years: Ask a graduate.
To realize The value of one year: Ask a student who Has failed a final exam.
To realize The value of nine months: Ask a mother who gave birth to a stillborn.
To realize The value of one month: Ask a mother Who has given birth to A premature baby.....
To realize The value of one week: Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.
To realize The value of one minute: Ask a person Who has missed the train, bus or plane.
To realize The value of one-second: Ask a person Who has survived an accident.
To realize The value of one-sermon: Ask a person Who died between last Sunday and now.
Time waits for no one. Treasure every moment you have. You will treasure it even more when You can share it with someone special.
To realize the value of a friend or family member: