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Personal Holiness

January 29, 2023

“If I keep all the rules, then God will accept me”

“God has accepted me, so I don’t have to keep any rules”

A better definition of holiness – becoming more like Jesus and less like the world

There are two kingdoms (the worldly kingdom and the heavenly kingdom) trying to influence our BELIEFS, AFFECTIONS, DEVOTION, and PRACTICES

How do we live holy lives in an unholy world?



salvation is comprised of 3 processes: justification – sanctification – glorification

  • JUSTIFICATION – to be declared righteous by God
  • SANCTIFICATION – to be made holy by God
  • GLORIFICATION – to be perfected by God
  • Justification (PAST), Sanctification (PRESENT), Glorification (FUTURE)

sanctification is comprised of 2 processes:

  • vivify – to add life, quality, or energy to someone or something
  • adding to my life that which the Holy Spirit can use to strengthen and empower me to live a righteous and godly life
  • see 2 Peter 1:5-9

  • mortal – causing or liable of causing death
  • removing, subtracting, and putting to death that which would influence my heart, desires, and focus away from the things of God
  • see Romans 6:1-4



we simultaneously that which draws us closer to Jesus while that which influences us toward worldliness

“A true and faithful Christian does not make holy living an accidental thing. It is his great concern. As the business of the soldier is to fight, so the business of the Christian is to be like Christ.” – Jonathan Edwards

see John 17:15-17



MAIN TEXT: Colossians 3:1-17

Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand. 2 Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. 3 For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 And when Christ, who is your life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all his glory.

5 So put to death the sinful, earthly things lurking within you. Have nothing to do with sexual immorality, impurity, lust, and evil desires. Don’t be greedy, for a greedy person is an idolater, worshiping the things of this world. 6 Because of these sins, the anger of God is coming. 7 You used to do these things when your life was still part of this world. 8 But now is the time to get rid of anger, rage, malicious behavior, slander, and dirty language. 9 Don’t lie to each other, for you have stripped off your old sinful nature and all its wicked deeds.

10 Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him. 11 In this new life, it doesn’t matter if you are a Jew or a Gentile, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbaric, uncivilized, slave, or free. Christ is all that matters, and he lives in all of us. 12 Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. 13 Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. 14 Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. 15 And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.

16 Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts. 17 And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.



“A holy life will produce the deepest impression. Lighthouses blow no horns; they only shine.” – Dwight L. Moody




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