A Journey Into 3-C Christian Discipleship: The Personal Characteristics of a Godly Life


Welcome to Section 2 – The Personal Characteristics of a Godly Life.

Below, you will find a complete list of all the posts in the second twelve weeks (37 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.

section2 The Personal Characteristics of a Godly Life.

I suggest reading this introductory blog entry before proceeding into Weeks 13-24…

Section Two: Personal Characteristics of a Godly Life.

Characteristic One: Being Physically Pure.

Week 13: Let’s focus on Wholeness.

13.1 Whole & Holy. Body & Soul.  1st Thessalonians 5: 23-24

13.2 This Garbage Has Got To Go!   Ephesians 4: 17-24

13.3 Money, Sex & Power. God Owns The Whole Works. 1st Corinthians 6: 13-20

Characteristic Two: Being Love Motivated.

Week 14: Let’s focus on Motivation.

14.1 Choosing A Pathway Of Motivation. Galatians 5: 19-23

14.2 The Power Of Love.  1st John 4: 7-16 

14.3 We’ve Got A Lot Of Loving To Do. 1st John 4: 17-21

Week 15: Let’s focus on Marriage.

15.1 Finding Agape Love In Our Marriages.  Ephesians 5: 21-33 

15.2 Love And Marriage.  1st Corinthians 7: 3-6  

15.3 Marriage And The Golden Rule. Matthew 20: 26-28

Week 16: Let’s focus on Family.

16.1 Shooing Away The Kids. American-Style.  Matthew 19: 13-14                        

16.2 Restoring Wisdom To Our Fast & Furious Lives. Proverbs 4: 1-10        

16.3 So…Let’s Sum Up Agape Love. 1st Peter 3: 8-12    

Characteristic Three: Being Extremely Valued.

Week 17: Let’s focus on Who God Made Us To Be.

17.1 In The Beginning. We Are Good. Genesis 1: 26-28, 31          

17.2 Stuck In The Middle. We Are Good. Psalm 8: 3-9            

17.3 In The End. We Are Good. Revelation 5: 6-10                        

Week 18: Let’s focus on The Power of Choice.

18.1 The Renewing Of Our Mind. Psalm 119: 9-16    

18.2 Cleaning Up The Snake Pit. Matthew 12: 35-37 

18.3 The Amazing Power Of God-Given Choice. Romans 10: 8-10  

Week 19: Let’s focus on The Power of Love.

19.1 The Weight Of Christ’s Love.  Romans 8: 31-35, 37-39 

19.2 The Dimensions Of Christ’s Love.  Ephesians 3: 11-20

19.3 Staying Grounded In Christ’s Love.  Colossians 1: 21-23  

Week 20: Let’s focus on The Power of Self-Awareness.

20.1 Learning To Lean On Jesus Alone.  Romans 7: 14-25

20.2 Identifying & Embracing Who We Are-Part 1.  2nd Corinthians 12: 7-10  

20.3 Identifying & Embracing Who We Are-Part 2.  2nd Corinthians 10: 3-6

Characteristic Four: Being Christ-Actualized.

Week 21: Let’s focus on Who We Really Are – Part I.

21.1 The Truth (About Myself) Can Set Me Free.  John 3: 31-32

21.2 The Enneagram: Understanding Myself 101. Psalm 139: 13-16

21.3 The Challenger: Enneagram #8.  Isaiah 30: 18

Week 22: Let’s focus on Who We Really Are – Part II.

22.1 The Peacemaker. Enneagram #9. Ecclesiastes 11:6

22.2 The Reformer. Enneagram #1. James 1: 19-20   

22.3 The Helper: Enneagram #2.  Jeremiah 31: 3

Week 23: Let’s focus on Who We Really Are – Part III.

23.1 The Achiever: Enneagram #3. Ephesians 4: 15-16   

23.2 The Individualist: Enneagram #4. Philippians 2: 3-4  

23.3 The Investigator. Enneagram #5. Philippians 2: 4-6 

Week 24: Let’s focus on Who We Really Are – Part IV.

24.1 The Loyalist. Enneagram #6.  2nd Timothy 1: 7

24.2 The Enthusiast. Enneagram #7.  Isaiah 55: 2 

24.3 A Christ-Centered Response to the Enneagram.  Matthew 11: 28-30

Don’t take this journey into 3-C Christian Discipleship alone! One of the best ways to explore the on-going applications of this blog series is to walk alongside a biblically-based, Christ-centered spiritual director who is familiar with how to make material like this part of your overall spiritual formation in God. Many of our directors in our Sustainable Faith-Heartland network are available to companion you in your journey with Jesus. Click here for more info.

Now, it’s time to move onto our third section of Our Journey Into Christian Discipleship: Section 3 – The Lifestyle 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?”

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