Archive for the ‘Godliness’ Category

July 11th, 2015

Walk Carefully

“But Jehu was not careful to walk in the law of the Lord, the God of Israel, with all his heart. He did not turn from the sins of Jeroboam, which he made Israel to sin.” 2 Kings 10:31 (ESV)

Are you a fully devoted follower of Christ? Have you completely surrendered to the Lordship of Christ? Make Jesus the Lord of your life. Enthrone Him. Yield to His prompting. Obey His voice. Walk in His steps. Know God’s Word so that you can obey God’s will. Forsake sin. Remove anything that would hinder your love relationship with the Lord. Walk carefully.

  • “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers;but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.” Psalm 1:1-2 (ESV)
  • “Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.” Ephesians 5:15-16 (ESV)

Jehu did not follow the Lord with all of his heart. He drifted into the same pattern of Jeroboam which made Israel to sin. Jehu’s life was not marked by obedience to the Lord, but rather rebellion and neglect.

Delight in God’s Word. Meditate on God’s Word day and night. Allow God’s Word to illuminate the path He wants you to take and to inform the decisions He wants you to make. Walk wisely. Take steps that are firm and make the most of the opportunities God places before you. Acknowledge the reality of the evil which is so prevalent in our society. Choose to walk carefully and employ the wisdom God gives you to walk in His ways.

Riding HIS Wave,

Stephen Trammell
Lead Pastor

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Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Saturday, July 11th, 2015 at 1:00 am
Category 2 Kings, Attentive, Godliness.
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May 13th, 2014

Everything You Need

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.”   2 Peter 1:3 (ESV)

God does not expect you to live the Christian life outside of His enablement. In fact, it is impossible to be a fully devoted follower of Christ without God’s provision. You need God’s fuel to accomplish God’s will for your life. God’s mission demands supernatural power that you don’t have outside of His resources. To operate in God’s economy requires God’s energy.

God’s divine power has given you everything you need for life! Your union with Christ connects you to the supernatural power needed for living out your faith. Being salt and light on this broken planet will require that you to stay in a vibrant, healthy, and growing relationship with Christ. As you come to know the Lord intimately, your progressive relationship will unlock God’s power in your life.

God’s divine power has given you everything you need for godliness! To be godly is to be like God. His heart becomes evident in your heart. His love becomes evident in the way you love others. His compassion becomes apparent as you extend His compassion to those in need. In Christ, you become the conduit through which God displays His power and His grace. Everything you need for godliness is made available to you through your abiding relationship with Christ.

Stay connected! Keep your love relationship tender, open, and progressive. Confess known sin. Receive God’s forgiveness. Feed on God’s Word daily and practice His Presence throughout the day. Be conscious of God’s activity in you, through you, and around you. God is working His power in you so that He can display His power through you.

Drawing Near,

Stephen Trammell
Lead Pastor

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 at 1:00 am
Category God's Provision, Godliness.
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July 11th, 2012

Walk Carefully

“But Jehu was not careful to walk in the law of the Lord, the God of Israel, with all his heart. He did not turn from the sins of Jeroboam, which he made Israel to sin.” 2 Kings 10:31 (ESV)

Are you a fully devoted follower of Christ? Have you completely surrendered to the Lordship of Christ? Make Jesus the Lord of your life. Enthrone Him. Yield to His prompting. Obey His voice. Walk in His steps. Know God’s Word so that you can obey God’s will. Forsake sin. Remove anything that would hinder your love relationship with the Lord. Walk carefully.

  • “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers;but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.” Psalm 1:1-2 (ESV)
  • “Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.” Ephesians 5:15-16 (ESV)

Jehu did not follow the Lord with all of his heart. He drifted into the same pattern of Jeroboam which made Israel to sin. Jehu’s life was not marked by obedience to the Lord, but rather rebellion and neglect.

Delight in God’s Word. Meditate on God’s Word day and night. Allow God’s Word to illuminate the path He wants you to take and to inform the decisions He wants you to make. Walk wisely. Take steps that are firm and make the most of the opportunities God places before you. Acknowledge the reality of the evil which is so prevalent in our society. Choose to walk carefully and employ the wisdom God gives you to walk in His ways.

Chronological Bible Reading Plan: (Day 185:  2 Kings 9-11)

Pursuing God,

Stephen Trammell
Executive Pastor
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Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 at 1:00 am
Category 2 Kings, Attentive, Godliness.
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June 3rd, 2009

Training Yourself to be Godly

“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 Tim 4:7-8 (NIV)

Godliness involves a lifestyle oriented around living to please God. The believer’s life is marked by godliness when the constant pursuit is that of maintaining a vital relationship with God through Christ. Becoming godly includes a disciplined life centered on fulfilling God’s agenda and practicing God’s presence. Training yourself to be godly requires an awareness of the claims of Christ on your life. You do not drift into godliness. Godliness is the byproduct of the intentional daily surrender to the Lordship of Christ.

  • “But godliness with contentment is great gain.” 1 Tim 6:6 (NIV)
  • “But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.” 1 Tim 6:11 (NIV)

What are you pursuing? You will become what you are becoming right now. Take care of your body, the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 6:19-20). Don’t neglect your health. Eat properly, exercise consistently, and rest completely. Physical training is of some value. However, choose to nurture your inner life. Nourish your soul through a vibrant, healthy, and growing relationship with Christ. Maintain a living connection to Christ and allow Him to live His life through you (Gal. 2:20).

Godliness impacts eternity. Your life in Christ continues beyond the grave. You will trade-in your physical body for the glorified body God has for you. Your love relationship with Jesus continues for eternity. Pursue godliness by loving what God loves, hating what God hates, and valuing what God values.

Pursuing God,

Stephen Trammell
Executive Pastor

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009 at 1:00 am
Category Discipline, Godliness.
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May 13th, 2009

Everything You Need

“His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.” 2 Peter 1:3 (NIV)

God does not expect you to live the Christian life outside of His enablement. In fact, it is impossible to be a fully devoted follower of Christ without God’s provision. You need God’s fuel to accomplish God’s will for your life. God’s mission demands supernatural power that you don’t have outside of His resources. To operate in God’s economy requires God’s energy.

God’s divine power has given you everything you need for life! Your union with Christ connects you to the supernatural power needed for living out your faith. Being salt and light on this broken planet will require that you to stay in a vibrant, healthy, and growing relationship with Christ. As you come to know the Lord intimately, your progressive relationship will unlock God’s power in your life.

God’s divine power has given you everything you need for godliness! To be godly is to be like God. His heart becomes evident in your heart. His love becomes evident in the way you love others. His compassion becomes apparent as you extend His compassion to those in need. In Christ, you become the conduit through which God displays His power and His grace. Everything you need for godliness is made available to you through your abiding relationship with Christ.

Stay connected! Keep your love relationship tender, open, and progressive. Confess known sin. Receive God’s forgiveness. Feed on God’s Word daily and practice His Presence throughout the day. Be conscious of God’s activity in you, through you, and around you. God is working His power in you so that He can display His power through you.

Pursuing God,

Stephen Trammell
Executive Pastor

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Wednesday, May 13th, 2009 at 1:00 am
Category God's Provision, Godliness.
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