Sermon About The Holiness of God: Principeles of holiness I Peter 1:13-25

Sermon About Holiness of God: Principeles of holiness

What does holiness mean? Is it something we should strive for or avoid? 

What does holiness mean? It means being set apart by God. Holiness is an important part of our Christian faith. We're called to live holy lives in order to please God.

What is Holiness?

God is holy – as He who called you is holy. This seems to be self evident truth that God is holy, that we cannot see Him shows that He is separate from ourselves

Also Is 6:3 and Rev 4:8, Isaiah’s response links the idea of cleanness/purity w holy

Holiness is one of the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:22). Holiness is not just a religious concept; it's also a moral quality. In other words, holiness is what makes us different from others. It's how we treat people, especially those who are weaker than us.

1. Peter tells me to Accept the PRINCIPLES of holiness I Peter 1:13-18

Be sober-minded which means to be free from the influence of intoxicants. Look at things wisely. Prepare our minds for action.

There are several reasons why we should seek holiness. First, holiness helps us become more like Jesus Christ. Second, holiness helps us live as Christians. Third, holiness helps us serve our fellow believers. Fourth, holiness helps us love God with all our hearts. Fifth, holiness helps us obey God's commandments. Sixth, holiness helps us make wise decisions. Seventh, holiness helps us overcome temptation.

What Does Holiness Look Like?

Command to be holy – you also be holy in all your conduct as written Lev 11:44, 19:2, 20:7

Holiness means being set apart by God. It means living according to God's will. It means walking in obedience to God's commands. It means loving God above everything else. It means serving others. It means not sinning against God. It means doing good deeds. It means having a pure mind. 


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2. Peter tells me to Apply the PROGRAM for holiness I Peter 1:14-17, 22

He talks a lot about our conduct. Don’t be fooled by the enticing things of the world.

How Can I Be More Holy?

If you're looking for ways to become more holy, there are several things you can do. First, pray regularly. Second, read Scripture. Third, spend time with other believers. Fourth, serve others. Fifth, live a life of purity. Sixth, love God. Seventh, love people. Eighth, forgive others. Ninth, keep yourself clean. Tenth, walk in humility. And finally, seek God's face.

Sermon About The Holiness of God: Principeles of holiness

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3. Peter tells me to Appreciate the PROVIDER of holiness I Peter 1:19-25

Made holy by His Blood. Made holy by His Word

The Love of God Should Motivate You To Holy Living 18-21. Motivation – the price God paid to redeem you = the love of God for you

Redeem – buy back – price of a slave Lv 25:25, 48-49

God did not redeem U with corruptible things like Ag or Au from your life

God redeemed U with the precious blood of Christ Hb 10:1-10

As of a lamb unblemished and without spot – only acceptable sacrifice to God

It means having a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. It means living according to His will. It means doing what He says instead of what we think. It means loving Him above everything else. It means following His commandments. It means being pure and holy. It means walking humbly before Him. It means seeking

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