Sermons & Sunday Schools

Disciplines of Grace

Godliness: No Pain, No Gain

In this sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia begins a mini-series on the disciplines of grace, that is, the positive spiritual activities that should characterize the lives of believers as believers pursue Christ. Pastor Dave starts with an overview of the topic of spiritual discipline from 1 Timothy 4:7-8. In these verses, Paul exhorts you to discipline yourself for godliness according to God’s word so that you may experience eternal life. This exhortation comes via two commands followed by two reasons to obey the commands:

1. Follow God’s Word, Not Man’s Myths (v. 7a)
2. Discipline Yourself for Godliness (v. 7b)
3. Other Pursuits Bring Limited Benefit (v. 8a)
4. Godliness Brings Unlimited Benefit (v. 8b)