Empowered to Excel - Perseverance in our Godly Purpose

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Sunday, 27 September 2009
56:47:00

Introduction

My godly purpose as a teacher in Singapore Bible College is glorify God by teaching what is transformational and transferrable so that I grow with my students in Christlikeness.

  • What is your godly purpose in your station of life as student, professional, employer, employee, care-giver, someone in transition, retired, …?
  • How do you fulfill it?
  • How do you persevere?
1. By imitating godly men and women. 3:10-13
  • Imitate their godly character. 3:10a
  • Imitate their godly response. 3:10b-13
2. By confidently obeying God’s Word. 3:14-17
  • Confidence in our spiritual heritage. 3:14-15
  • Confidence in the inspired Word of God. 3:16-17

Reflection and Action:

1. In my present station of life as ____________________, I shall persevere in my godly purpose of ______________________________________.


2. To persevere, I shall imitate godly people by

  • Reading a biography.
  • Asking an elder or trusted friend for counsel.
  • ___________________________________.

3. To persevere, I shall confidently obey God’s Word by

  • Re-ordering my priorities.
  • Honouring Christ in my thought, word and deed.
  • ______________________________________.

Questions:

1. Take a few moments to fill in the blanks under Reflection & Action. Share your thoughts with the person next to you or with your group.

2. Think through 2 Tim 3:10-17, with Paul’s experience in Iconium, Lystra and Derbe as background (Acts 14). In what way was Paul’s life inspiring to you as he persevered in his godly purpose?

3. Have you ever felt discouraged or wanting to give up your station in life? How did you persevere? Or, complete the following sentence: In that difficult situation I persevered because _________________________________________________________________.