Our Spiritual Development

3rd F-The House of Dunkin’

PAX Present: @spam, @dipstick, @pinto, @thunderbird, @swan, @f3bigworm, @squatter, @Ice-T, @miltonf3, @johnhenry2111aolcom, @sega, @pastormattwalton, @biscuit, and JESUS.

Topic: 1 Timothy 4:7-8, “Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives’ tales; rather, 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.”

Big Ideas:

1. Physical training is of some value!

2. Godliness has value for both the present life and the life to come.  Why?
  -Because godliness is the development of our relationship with Christ.  That relationship will be the centerpiece of our eternity.  Developing our relationship with Christ here is a broken prototype for what our relationship with Him will be there.  But it apparently still adds value to our relationship with Him in eternity.  Take some time to really think that through.
3. The clear expectation of Scripture is that our spiritual training/development should exceed our physical training and development.
4. God doesn’t want to be first over everything in your life; He wants to be first IN everything in your life.  First in your family; first in your workplace; first in your eating habits; and first in your physical development.
Challenges and Take Aways:
1. How do you approach your spiritual life?  Is it something to be developed and pursued or a box to check each week/day?
2. If you take an honest assessment of your life; which gets your best effort?  Your physical fitness, development, improvement, challenge; or your Spiritual fitness, development, improvement, challenge? 
3. Are you trying to prove something?  To yourself?  To others?  If so, what?
4. What is your plan for being more godly one year from now than you are today?  One month from now?  One week from now?
5. Which F3 brother(s) can help you develop that plan and work that plan?
6. Which F3 brother(s) can hold you accountable to that plan?
7. How can we hold each other accountable to developing our spiritual life as much as our physical life?

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