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A task of doing things that look good on the outside, but no internal change takes place.


A lifestyle that consistently reflects the character of God.

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I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20 (NIV)

And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” Luke 9:23 (ESV)

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Matthew 6:33 (ESV)

He must increase, but I must decrease. John 3:30 (ESV)

“Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come.” This is a trustworthy saying, and everyone should accept it. 10 This is why we work hard and continue to struggle, for our hope is in the living God, who is the Savior of all people and particularly of all believers. 11 Teach these things and insist that everyone learn them. 12 Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity. 1 Timothy 4:8-12 (NLT)

4 Points Today For Training In Godliness

  1. There are no shortcuts to becoming a godly man.
  2. Godliness brings eternal value.
  3. Tension and Strain are required.
  4. Be consistent and be the example.

Be Consistent. Be The Example…

In word/speech: Language/Talk should always edify others in encouragement and uplifting conversations.

In conduct: Our entire demeanor, how we conduct ourselves should reflect a man of character and strong godly behavior.

In love: Our motive for doing things, “love when she’s being unlovable”, love when I don’t want to.

In faith: consistent walk, dependability, honesty, commitment, trustworthiness.

In purity: not only in our acts but have motives that are pure.

His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 2 Peter 1:3 (NIV)


  1. What changes do you need to make to pattern godliness in your life?
  2. 1 Timothy 4:12 lists five areas for us to be godly. What areas will you address and make effort to improve?
  3. How does 1 Peter 1:3 encourage you? Did you know that God has given “Jesus followers” everything we need to live a godly life?

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