Holiness

Outline

 

1. A Divine Requirement

2. A Condition to Seeing God

3. The Work of the Holy Spirit

4. Effectiveness of the Word

5. Exhibited in Life and Conduct

6. 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 God

 

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 Spirit

 

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 Word

 

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 Conduct

 

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 your purity.

 

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