The Ridge Church
Pursue Godliness
Sunday Morning Bible Study Outline
Locations & Times
  • The Ridge Church
    7350 Old Hwy 13, Carbondale, IL 62901, USA
    Monday 9:00 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM
Living a Godly Life in an Ungodly World

Session 1 Pursue Godliness
Session 2 Depend on God
Session 3 Act with Courage
Session 4 Worship Continually
Session 5 Remember God’s Faithfulness
Session 6 Leave a Legacy
The Point

Make God the focus of your life.
The Bible Meets Life

The Christian life is all about Christ—and Christ alone. A lot of things will pull for our attention, but what comes first? Christ does. As we seek Him, our attention will be pulled toward those things that are most needful. As king, Asa surely felt a lot of responsibility for leading the nation, but his desire to please God kept him focused. By centering on God, Asa served his country well.
The Setting

“Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”8 The inspired writers of the Books of Kings and Chronicles no doubt understood this principle and recorded the history of God’s activities with His chosen people. Among the lives and deeds of the kings of Israel and Judah detailed in the Book of 2 Chronicles, the reign of King Asa of Judah and his attempts to maintain godly standards for himself and his people is recorded.
What are some things you enjoy being distracted by?
How would you describe a life that pleases God?

Who taught you how to identify right and wrong?
What kinds of obstacles to godly living do believers encounter today?

What are the rewards we receive when we eliminate things that dishonor God?
How can we enjoy a season of God-given rest without becoming complacent?

How can our group help one another guard against temptation and spiritual attacks?
Live it Out

Memorize Scripture. Commit to memory Matthew 6:33: “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you.” Allow the truth of this verse to penetrate your heart and mind; let it be a driving force in your pursuit of godliness.

Make a list. Identify areas in your own life that have become idols and false gods. Develop a plan to purposely rid yourself of them.

Recruit warriors. Enlist a small group of people to serve as your army of valiant warriors who will stand guard with you when attacks come from
the enemy.
Pursuing godliness is not an easy thing to do in today’s world. But it is possible when you avoid distractions and keep your focus on Christ.