A Divine Requirement
A Condition to Seeing God
The Work of the Holy Spirit
Effectiveness of the Word
Exhibited in Life and Conduct
Opposed to Sin
1. A Divine Requirement
Genesis 17:1 When
Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, “I am
El-Shaddai—‘God Almighty.’ Serve me faithfully and live a blameless life.
Leviticus 19:2 “Give
the following instructions to the entire community of Israel. You must be holy because I,
the Lord your God, am holy.
Romans 12:1 And so,
dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God
because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the
kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him.
Ephesians 1:4 Even before
he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without
fault in his eyes.
2. A Condition to Seeing
Matthew 5:8 God
blesses those whose hearts are pure, for they will see God.
Hebrews 12:14 Work at
living in peace with everyone, and work at living a holy life, for those who
are not holy will not see the Lord.
3. The Work of the Holy
Romans 8:9 But you are
not controlled by your sinful nature. You are controlled by the Spirit if you
have the Spirit of God living in you. (And remember that those who do not have
the Spirit of Christ living in them do not belong to him at all.)
4. Effectiveness of the
John 17:17 Make them
holy by your truth; teach them your word, which is truth.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 All
Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make
us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and
teaches us to do what is right. 17 God uses it to prepare and equip
his people to do every good work.
5. Exhibited in Life and
Matthew 5:16 In the
same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will
praise your heavenly Father.
Colossians 4:6 Let
your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the
right response for everyone.
1 Timothy 4:12 Don’t
let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all
believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and
6. Opposed to Sin
Romans 6:1-2 Well
then, should we keep on sinning so that God can show us more and more of his
wonderful grace? 2 Of course not! Since we have died to sin, how can
we continue to live in it?
Romans 6:22 But now
you are free from the power of sin and have become slaves of God. Now you do
those things that lead to holiness and result in eternal life.
Outline is from the Dixon Analytical Bible
Scripture is from the New Living Bible
courtesy of www.biblegateway.com
Arranged and modified by HKM 10/17/2010