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What it Means to Live a Godly Life or Be a Godly Culture

Definition of Godly

“Reverencing God, and his character and laws; obedient to the commands of God from love for, and reverence of, his character; conformed to God’s law; devout; righteous; as, a godly life.”

Definition of Culture

“The act of, or any labor or means employed for, training, disciplining, or refining the moral and intellectual nature of man; as, the culture of the mind.” also, “The state of being cultivated; the result of cultivation; physical improvement; enlightenment and discipline acquired by mental and moral training; civilization; refinement in manners and taste.”

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. — 1 Timothy 4:7-8 (New International Version)


  • Reading and applying the Bible and Prayer are the main disciplines to a changed life.
  • We want to discuss life with the disciples as we are on this journey together.
  • What’s the intention of a Godly life?
  • Should we commit our vocation to Christ as well?
  • How do we experience God rather than know about Him?
  • Life is not about knowing yourself or creating what you want to be, it is about allowing God to recreate Himself in you.
  • Do you hunger to know God in the deepest place?
  • The early church understood and knew pain and could anticipate and respond accordingly.
  • Through suffering, we form hope, durable hope. Pain is not to be avoided.
  • Modern society doesn’t live as though pain is a normal part of life.
  • Modern Society is less able to form durable hope because of our attitude toward pain and suffering. The culture has trained us to be increasingly fragile.
  • As a result, successive generations have become increasingly less hopeful because they lack the interior emotional and relational architecture necessary to do so.
  • The culture gives us a limitless supply of things to distract us from our pain.
  • Hope requires effort as we endure smaller difficulties and move on to more difficult challenges. This is when durable hope is realized.
  • We can not develop the required hope as long as the culture avoids pain and suffering at all costs.

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