Study 10: A Man of Contentment

I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:12-13 …godliness actually is aContinue reading “Study 10: A Man of Contentment”

Study 9: A Man of Humility

Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love, being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. Ephesians 4:1-3 ThereforeContinue reading “Study 9: A Man of Humility”

Study 8: A Man who Fears the LORD

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Proverbs 9:10, Psalm 111:10 If you address as Father the One who impartially judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves in fear during the time of your stay on earth… 1 Peter 1:17 We are continuing our study on the Character of a GodlyContinue reading “Study 8: A Man who Fears the LORD”

Study 7: A Man who Flees Temptation

Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win. Everyone who competes in the games exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable.Therefore I run in such a way, as notContinue reading “Study 7: A Man who Flees Temptation”

Study 6: A Man of Prayer

With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints, and pray on my behalf… that I will make known with boldness the mystery of the Gospel. Ephesians 6:18-19 We now begin a new study:Continue reading “Study 6: A Man of Prayer”

Study 5: Being in the Vine

I am the vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes itso that it may bear more fruit. You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. Abide in Me, and IContinue reading “Study 5: Being in the Vine”

Study 4: Cultivating Conviction

For God has not given us a spirit of timidity (sinful fear lacking conviction), but of power and love and discipline. Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord or of me His prisoner, but join with me in suffering for the gospel according to the power of God… for this reasonContinue reading “Study 4: Cultivating Conviction”

Study 3: Life in the Church

You have an indispensable role in the church: to use your spiritual gifts and pursuit of godliness for the growth and benefit of the body. “Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called. He gave some as… pastors andContinue reading “Study 3: Life in the Church”

Study 2: Introduction to Discipleship

Consider how to stir one another up to greater love and good deeds in the assembly. Why? For the Day is drawing near. “Brethren, join in following my example, and observe those who walk according to the pattern you have in us.” Philippians 3:17 “We proclaim Christ, warning every man and teaching every manwith all wisdom, soContinue reading “Study 2: Introduction to Discipleship”

Study 1: Foundational Convictions

Never imagine that our relationships can ever be more important than genuine spiritual influence in each other’s lives. Though we may enjoy the good interactions of everyday life, we should be evaluating everything according to the Word and the illumination of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 2:14-16). The purpose of this series is to drive homeContinue reading “Study 1: Foundational Convictions”