having a form of godliness

Having a Form of Godliness – 2 Timothy 3:1-5

2 Timothy 3:1-4 sound a lot like our modern culture. Except that Paul is not talking about the culture at large. He is addressing those within the church who have a form of godliness but deny its power. Don’t be a Sunday Christian, putting on a mask Sunday morning, and then being like the world the rest of the week.

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Training to be Godly – 1 Timothy 4:7-8

Train yourself to be godly.  For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. 1 Timothy 4:7b-8 NIV (1978) I spend some time most days involved in physical training.  Most days I will don the fancy running clothes and spend time dodging cars out on the local roads.  Following that will usually be a long session that includes light muscle toning and stretching.  Some of the stretching is to prevent leg muscles from tightening up too badly, while an equal amount of the …

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A New Year’s Resolution for 2014

I am not generally one who makes New Year’s resolutions.  In part because I don’t see much purpose in it, and because, at least for me, they are quickly forgotten.  But I have been thinking about making some for 2014, and this time trying to keep them front and center and active. I thought about making a resolution to run 1000 miles, hit 1:50 in a half marathon and run another full marathon in 2014.  I also thought about resolving to hike at least 600 miles on the PCT this year.  But while both of those are things I would …

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