Saturday, 29 August 2009

The pursuit of godliness

Knowing God - Theology made relevant in Discipleship today
IDMC 2009 @ Covenant EFC

Session 7 - The pursuit of godliness

- re-defining godliness

Three keys to godliness as seen in 2 Peter 1:3-4

A. See what God has granted (2 Pet 1:3a)
- most important faculty of leadership is to SEE
- we must see that godliness is possible
- 3 lessons in this passage: adequacy from God, privilege of God, grace in God

B. Know what God has revealed (2 Pet 1:3b)
- theology is not just propositional, but person-based (revelation)
- true versus empty knowledge
- key response to Him: allegiance, happy surrender
- glory of His power, excellence of His grace

C. Believe what God has promised (2 Pet 1:4)
- knowing God: the life of God in the souls of man
- message to the 21st century church: I'm hurt, I doubt, I can't, I'm too busy

- the pursuit of godliness

The depth of our life determines the quality and breadth of our ministry.
Godliness is God-centeredness, centering God in the center of our lives. Godliness is not just piety, but the life of God in us, a hunger and passion for things pertaining to God.

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