Holiness, Godliness, Usefulness
05/04/2015, by John Kincaid
Lesson 591: Practice Makes Perfect
We may be deeply committed to follow God, but if we never actually follow, we make no progress.
We may study the Bible daily, and learn deep truth from the Holy Spirit. But if we fail to actually live what we believe, and “walk the talk”, there is no practical value or growth.
“It is the practice of godliness that enables us to become godly.” (Jerry Bridges)
No one will grow in their skill as an athlete, musician or any endeavor without practice.
James 1:22, 25 be doers of the word, and not hearers only… a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.
1 John 3:18 let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.
Rom.12:2 be transformed by the renewal of your mind
As we fill our minds with the truth of Scripture, we need to pray that the Holy Spirit will apply this truth to transform our hearts and to make us humble.
About This Series
The goal of this series is to become more useful in serving the Lord Jesus Christ, as an instrument in the Redeemer's hand. The theme verses for the series are Ephesians 4:22-24, Philemon 11, 2 Timothy 2:21
- to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds,
- and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
- Formerly he was useless to you, but now he is indeed useful to you and to me.
- Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work.