1 Timothy 4:7–10 – “Our hope set on the living God” APHS Baccalaureate

1 Timothy 4:7–10

[7] Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness; [8] for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. [9] The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance. [10] For to this end we toil and strive, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Savior of all people, especially of those who believe. (ESV)

INTRO THOUGHTS

  • What does your future look like?
  • Where are you going?
  • Where is your hope?

Avoid Foolishness

Have nothing to do with

  • Irreverent and silly
  • Anything contrary to the Word of God
  • Believe God’s Word not words of man

Grow in Your Love For God

Train yourself

  • Physical effort. Determination, Discipline, Diligence
  • Greek… where we get the word gymnasium

For Godliness

  • When what we say matches how we live (We say we believe in God)
  • When our Life of Faith matches our Profession of Faith
  • Devotion to God which results in a life that is pleasing to Him.
  • When we love the Lord and love the things the Lord loves.

2 Peter 1:3 – His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, (ESV)

Go and Live Your Life

  • Embrace your Future
  • Holds promise
    • For the present life
      • Not easy…academics and athletics (what it takes)
    • The life to come
      • Yet holds great reward and promise
      • Examples of celebrities that had everything, yet had nothing
  • Hope set on the living God v. 10
    • Hope is confidence, based on understanding and wisdom.. facts and faith.

IT IS NOT WHAT YOU DREAM ABOUT, BUT RATHER WHAT YOU ARE WILLING TO PURSUE.

NOT ABOUT WHAT WE WANT TO ACCOMPLISH, BUT RATHER WHO WE WANT TO LIVE FOR.

Resources to help you grow in your faith.

https://pastorjonbeck.com/living-out-the-christian-life-our-sanctification/

  • Making Changes in Life
  • A Self Evaluation

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