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    'Valuable Training' by Pastor Vern

    September 23, 2016

    1 Timothy 4: 6-10                                                                                         

    Growth in our spiritual lives is encouraged thought Scripture. We are told to find out what pleases God and then do it – Eph 5:10.  Our Vision Statement: To be a Christ-like people who intentionally influence our world to know Jesus.

    Memory verses – Nov ’94 to present – 21 years – more than 250 verses – a few have been repeated

    Definition – ‘pleasing to God’ – an exercise or discipline that focuses on God and results in attitude and actions that reflect His character and are pleasing to Him  

    ‘What you believe about God is the most important thing about you’ A W Tozer                                                                                                                                                                                                - Knowledge of the Holy – p 9

    1 Pleasing to God

    • ·         Enoch – Gen 5:21-24 – ‘Enoch walked with God; then he was no more, because God took him away’
    •             Heb 11:5 – ‘By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death; he could not be found, because God had taken him away. For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God’
    • ·         Heart for God
    • ·         Living with an awareness of God and having a growing relationship with Him
    • ·         Making an intentional effort to live God’s way

    2 Devotion to God

    • ·         Love of God – we begin with and growing awareness of two way love
    • ·         Fear of God – we have a growing awareness who God is
    • ·         Desire for God – we begin to develop a passionate longing for a deeper relationship

    3 Living for God

    • ·         Goal of godliness is a close and growing relationship
    • ·         Fear of God

    o   Anxious dread, impending judgement of sin (Jonathan Edwards –‘ Sinners in the Hand of an Angry God’ – July 8/1741 – Northampton, Mass – ‘Great Awakening’

    o   Veneration, reverence and awe

    §  Adoration, love and honour

    §  Glory – transcendent glory of God

    • ·         God is preparing us for heaven, to dwell with Him for eternity – Jerry Bridges p29
    • ·         We need to recover a deep sense of awe and profound sense of reverence

    o   Humble in our human condition

    o   Intentional desire to exalt God

    o   We should never lose sight of the fact that we were at one time objects of God’s wrath

    • ·         Growing in love with a deep appreciation of God’s grace and forgiveness

    Application

    • ·         Find out what is pleasing to God and do it
    • ·         Build a solid foundation for a growing desire for God
    • ·         Pursue valuable training in a relationship with God

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