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


Welcome to Section 3 – The Lifestyle Characteristics of a Godly Life.

Below, you will find a complete list of all the posts in the third twelve weeks (38 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.

section3 The Lifestyle Characteristics of a Godly Life.

I suggest reading this introductory blog entry before proceeding into Weeks 25-36…

Section Three: Lifestyle Characteristics of a Godly Life.

Characteristic One: Having a Servant’s Heart.

Week 25: Let’s focus on Our Call To Servanthood.

25.1 Servanthood: Responding To God’s Call. Isaiah 6: 1-8

25.2 So What’s In Your John 3:16?  John 3: 16

25.3 The Pattern Has Been Laid Down For Us. John 13: 1-17 

Week 26: Let’s focus on How To Be a Good Servant.

26.1 Servanthood: Living The Golden Rule. Matthew 7: 12  

26.2 Servanthood: K.I.S.S. Luke 9: 1-6

26.3 Servanthood: Serving As Christ’s Representatives. 2nd Corinthians 5: 14-20                 

Week 27: Let’s focus on Joining Jesus in Serving Our World.

27.1 Servanthood: Come To Serve – Not Be Served. Matthew 20: 20-28                                     

27.2 Servanthood: A Coin In The Lord’s Pocket. Philippians 2: 1-11                              

27.3 Servanthood: Joining Christ In The Work He Does. Ephesians 2: 7-10

Characteristic Two: Serving Christ in the Workplace.

Week 28: Let’s focus on God’s Call to Work.

28.1  In The Beginning: Work. Genesis 1: 26-28           

28.2  Strength! Courage! Go To Work!  Joshua 1: 1-9  

28.3 Being Salt-n-Light…Not Doom-n-Gloom. Matthew 5: 13-16       

Week 29: Let’s focus on Jesus Joining Us at Work.

29.1  Inviting Jesus To Join Us At Work.  Philippians 3: 12-21

29.2  W-O-R-K: Running The Race With Jesus. Hebrews 12: 1-3    

29.3  Amazing Grace In The Workplace.  Ephesians 6: 5-9     

Week 30: Let’s focus on Persevering in our Work.

30.1  Sharing All The Good Things You Have…At Work!  Galatians 6: 4-6 

30.2  Yahweh Vs. Your Way?  1st John 2: 15-17    

30.3  Our Job: Keep On Keepin’ On. 2nd Timothy 2: 1-7

Characteristic Three: Trusting God’s Provision.

Week 31: Let’s focus on Money & Provision.

31.1  So…What’s In Your Wallet?  Matthew 6: 19-24         

31.2  A Barnful of Self. Luke 12: 13-21

31.3   What Are You Steeping Your Life In?  Luke 12: 22-32

Week 32: Let’s focus on What God Has To Say About Money.

32.1   God’s Priceless Invitation. Isaiah 55: 1-32a

32.2  God’s Priceless Promise. Proverbs 3: 1-10 

32.3  Jesus’ Invitation Into Empty.  Mark 4: 21-25

Week 33: Let’s focus on Recovering God’s Perspective on Money.

33.1  Restoring True Wealth Back Into This World.  1st Timothy 6: 6-12

33.2  So…What’s In Your Treasury?  1st Timothy 6: 17-21   

33.3  God & Generosity: Who’s Testing Who? Malachi 3: 6-12   

Characteristic Four: Living Purposefully.

Week 34: Let’s focus on How Jesus Led a Purposeful Life.

34.1  Living Purposefully: Jesus Is Our Model. Luke 4: 14-24          

34.2  Living Purposefully: Doing Only What The Father Is Doing.  John 5: 19-20  

34.3  Living Purposefully: Learning To Listen & Discern.  John 5: 30-32, 36      

Week 35: Let’s focus on Ways We Can Live a Purposeful Life.

35.1  Living Purposefully: Twigs On The Vine.  John 15: 1-8    

35.2  Living Purposefully: The Fruit-Bearer’s Secret Recipe.  John 15: 9-17    

35.3  Living Purposefully: Trust-Hope-Love.  1st Corinthians 13: 4-7, 12-13    

Week 36: Let’s focus on Where We Purposefully Go From Here.

36.1  Living Purposefully: Where Do We Go From Here?  Colossians 2: 6-7   

36.2  Living Purposefully: All In…For Good…For Him & For Us.  Acts 1: 12-14      

36.3  Living Purposefully: Communion-Community-Commission. Romans 12: 9-21   

A Fitting Conclusion: The World Is Our Stage.  Luke 24: 44-53

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.

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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