Welcome to Section 1 – The Spiritual Characteristics of a Godly Life.
Below, you will find a complete list of all the posts in the first twelve weeks (39 blogs) of our series. We suggest that you bookmark this home page for ease of use. Enjoy!
Each one of our blog studies can serve you well as a support piece in your devotional life with Jesus. As you’ll see when you open up one of our pages, each blog begins with a short scripture or reading, some thoughts to consider, and then concludes with a prayer and a question or two for you to ponder. Go slow. Walk at your own pace, inviting the Holy Spirit to join with you as you read and reflect.
The Spiritual Characteristics of a Godly Life.
We suggest reading these two blog entries before proceeding into Week One…
A Journey Into 3-C Christian Discipleship: An Introduction.
Section One: The Spiritual Characteristics of a Godly Life.
Characteristic One: Being A Believer.
Week 1: Let’s focus on Jesus.
1.1 Who Do You Say I Am? Matthew 16: 13-17
1.2 From Beginning To End. Colossians 1: 15-20
1.3 This Is How Much God Loves. John 3: 13-21
Week 2: Let’s focus on The Gift of Salvation.
2.1 The Free Gift. Ephesians 2: 7-10
2.2 Eternal Life Anyone? 1st John 5: 11-13
2.3 The God Of Ready Or Not. Romans 5: 6-11
Characteristic Two: Being Empowered.
Week 3: Let’s focus on The Holy Spirit.
3.1 The Spirit Of Truth. John 14: 15-21
3.2 The Spirit Of Wisdom & Peace. John 14: 23-27
3.3 The Spirit Of Power. Romans 8: 5-11
Week 4: Let’s focus on How The Spirit Leads Us.
4.1 Choosing To Be Led By The Spirit. Galatians 5: 16-18
4.2 Picking Some Real Fruit Of the Spirit. Galatians 5: 22-25
4.3 Gifts. Gifts. And More Gifts. 1st Corinthians 12: 1-7
Characteristic Three: Being Victorious.
Week 5: Let’s focus on The Battle.
5.1 The Victorious Life In Christ. 1st Corinthians 10: 1-13
5.2 Unmasking Satan. James 4: 7-10
5.3 Staying Alert. Keeping Up Our Guard. 1st Peter 5: 8-11
Week 6: Let’s focus on How Jesus Fought The Battle.
6.1 The Victorious Life: How Did Jesus Do It? Romans 6: 6-11
6.2 The Victorious Life: Managing Self, Not Sin. Luke 4: 3-13
6.3 The Victorious Life: So That About Wraps It Up. Ephesians 6: 10-18
Characteristic Four: Being a Warrior.
A Brief Introduction To Weeks 7-12.
Week 7: Let’s focus on Truth.
7.1 Truth Will Free Us Indeed. John 8: 31-38
7.2 Girding Ourselves With The Belt Of Truth. John 4: 23-24
7.3 The Truth, The Whole Truth, & Nothing But The Truth. John 17: 15-19
Week 8: Let’s focus on Righteousness.
8.1 Putting On The Breastplate Of Righteousness. Romans 3: 25-26
8.2 God’s Righteousness. Don’t Leave Home Without It. Colossians 1: 13-14, 21-22
8.3 Work From This Focused Center. 2nd Corinthians 5: 14-19
Week 9: Let’s focus on Peace.
9.1 Slipping On The Shoes Of Peace. 2nd Corinthians 5: 20-21
9.2 Parting Gifts. The World’s Vs. Jesus’. John 14: 25-27
9.3 Becoming An Instrument of God’s Peace. Philippians 4: 6-7
Week 10: Let’s focus on Faith.
10.1 The Shield Of Faith. A Solid Bridge Over Big Waters. Hebrews 11: 1-3
10.2 Every Detail = Something Good. Romans 8: 26-28
10.3 The Essentials Of Our Faith. Philippians 3: 12-16
Week 11: Let’s focus on Salvation.
11.1 The Helmet Of Salvation. Headgear For Life. 1st John 5: 11-15
11.2 So What Are You Filling Your Mind With? Philippians 4: 8-9
11.3 Transformed Thinking. Think About It! Romans 12: 1-2
Week 12: Let’s focus on God’s Word.
12.1 Taking Up The Sword Of God’s Word. John 1: 1-5, 14
12.2 Warning! Sharp Edges Ahead. Hebrews 4: 12-13
12.3 Staying On Track: Ponder. Meditate. Practice. Joshua 1: 7-11
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Now, it’s time to move onto our second section of Our Journey Into Christian Discipleship: Section 2 – The Personal Characteristics of a Godly Life.
Click here to see a complete list of Scriptures used in this series. As you go through this blog series, we suggest that you use the ancient tool of Lectio Divina as you approach each scriptural text we give you in this blog. Lectio Divina is a slow, intentional reading of the Holy Scriptures. Take your time as you ponder the text slowly, allowing the Holy Spirit to illuminate God’s Word for you as you read. Ask the Master as you read, “Jesus, what in this passage do I need to hear today?”