How to Stay Spiritually Fit Part 2 (2 of 13) by Jeff Lynn

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How to Stay Spiritually Fit (2 of 13)
Series: "No Guts, No Glory"
Jeff Lynn
1Timothy 4:1, 6-9
Preached January 18, 2009

TEXT 1 Timothy 4:6-11

INTRODUCTION

Many of you have probably seen the disclaimer concerning diet supplements or workout plans that communicate you need to consult your physician before you do anything.
You get a kind of "diagnosis" as to where you are.
Here are some actual medical records that are a bit confusing….and funny.

READ RECORDS

TRANSITION

How would you diagnose yourself "spiritually?" Are you in good shape?

This morning, we are going to look at some areas in which we can diagnose ourselves and see how we're doing spiritually.

This is the second part of a two-part message where I am laying a foundation for this entire series called, "No Guts, No Glory," on how to get, and stay, spiritually fit.

Notice that Paul told Timothy to "command and teach these things."

This is what God has called me to do, as well.

I parallel the body of Christ to a team in which every member has a position to play. I believe that we need to be a highly, spiritually conditioned team to accomplish what God wants for us individually, and collectively, as a church.
Paul tells Timothy,

"..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."
1Timothy 4:8

So, being godly, which is becoming more and more like Christ, has great VALUE in every way.
There are promises that await you both now and for eternity.

Donald Whitney writes,

"The gold of Godliness isn't found on the surface of Christianity. It has to be dug from the depths with the tools of the Disciplines. But for those who persevere, the treasures are more than worth the troubles."
Donald Whitney
Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life

I believe one of the promises that you cash in on down here on the earth is "Freedom."
The disci ...


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