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God is Holy (and We Should Be Holy, Too!)

God Is Holy

I. The adjective “Holy” describes all three Persons of the Godhead

    A. The Father (Exodus 15:11; 1 Samuel 2:2; Psalm 103:1; 105:3; 106:47; 111:9; 145:21)
    B. The Son (Luke 1:35; Psalm 16:10; Acts 2:27; 3:14; 4:27, 30; Hebrews 7:26)
    C. The Spirit (it’s in His name: the Holy Spirit!)

II. “Be holy, for I am holy” (1 Peter 1:13-16)

    A. The children of Israel (Leviticus 11:44, 45; 19:2; 20:7, 26; Deuteronomy 7:1-6)
    B. Christians (1 Peter 1:13-16; 2 Corinthians 6:17-7:1; 1 Peter 2:9; Romans 12:1; Ephesians 1:3-4; 5:27; Colossians 1:22)
    C. It is a daily decision (Colossians 3:12-13)
    D. Imitating our High Priest (Hebrews 7:26)

      1. Harmless (Matthew 10:16; Philippians 2:14-15)
      2. Undefiled (Psalm 119:1)
      3. Separate from sinners (1 Corinthians 15:33-34)

    E. “Take time to be holy”

Let This Mind Be In You: Holy

Holy

1 Peter 1:13-16

I. OUR CONDUCT MUST DEPICT THE HOLINESS OF CHRIST

    A. Christians are not only expected to be holy; we are commanded to be holy (Hebrews 12:14)
    B. To be holy is to be different from the world (1 Peter 1:13-16)
    C. Christians are a part of “a holy priesthood” and “a holy nation” (1 Peter 2:4-5,9-10)
    D. The world opposes holiness (1 Peter 4:1-4)

II. THE SCRIPTURES HELP US TO BE HOLY AS GOD IS HOLY

    A. Psalm 1:1-2 – Be careful where you walk, stand, and sit; and meditate on the Word
    B. 1 Corinthians 10:12-13 – Be on guard against temptation and look for God’s way of escape
    C. 1 Corinthians 15:33 – Choose your closest friends wisely
    D. 2 Timothy 2:22 – Run away from sin, and run toward righteousness, faith, love, and peace
    E. 1 John 1:9 – Confess and ask for forgiveness to be cleansed, justified, made holy and set apart (cf. Psalm 103:2)
    F. Romans 12:1-2 – Fully committed to God’s will as a living sacrifice
    G. Philippians 3:12-16 – We are on a journey to eternity