Today begins a new sermon series on Godliness. Godliness is learning to think like Jesus.
Recently I preached a series of sermons on holiness. This is the definition I gave: holiness is doing everything God wants and nothing He doesn’t.
Godliness comes after holiness and is closely associated with it.
Godliness describes thinking, acting, and doing as God does. It is to take on the mind of Christ and to be like Him. It is learning to think like Jesus.
Today’s sermon is taken from Philippians 2:1-11, a passage that encourages us to take on the attitude and actions of Jesus and let Him be the example for all we do. To do so is to live a Godly life.
Over the next two months we are going to look at specific actions that make us live and think like God. We are going to see that one of the greatest heights of spiritual living is to take on the mind of Christ so that our attitudes and actions reflect who He is.
We are going to find that God desires to equip us to do every good work.
Paul encouraged Timothy to train in Godliness. He noted that almost all training has value but that Godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come (1 Timothy 4:7–8).
Please join with me in seeking to become like God, desiring His greatest and fullest in our lives.