Clairemont Emmanuel Baptist Church
Our Response to Salvation: Holiness
May 17, 2020

Our Response to Salvation: Holiness

May 17, 2020

Our Response to Salvation: Holiness

Surviving Times of Suffering

1 Peter 1:13-16


Peter’s tone changes from exultation to exhortation The next short paragraphs detail the ethical responsibilities of those who’ve experienced the blessings of salvation described in 1:3-12.  The promises God makes to those who trust Christ alone for salvation, and the hope we have based on what we know about God, should motivate us to live holy lives. This starts in the mind but then leads outward to our actions, and then beyond ourselves. 


Sow a thought, reap an attitude;

Sow an attitude, reap an action;

Sow an action, reap a lifestyle.


Holiness means living by a higher standard than the world around us; it means .


Holiness is the idea of being separated from sin and, therefore, consecrated to God. 


  1. Christianity requires us to (vv. 13, 14)


Faith is really an exercise in


Ephesians 4:22-24


Jesus has to have authority over your .


Our minds are to be set on . (v. 13)


Hebrews 11:1


“If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were just those who thought most of the next. The Apostles themselves, who set on foot the conversion of the Roman Empire, the great men who built up the Middle Ages, the English Evangelicals who abolished the Slave Trade, all left their mark on Earth, precisely because their minds were occupied with Heaven. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this. Aim at Heaven and you will get earth ‘thrown in’: aim at earth and you will get neither.” – C.S. Lewis






  1. God (vv. 15, 16)


1 Samuel 2:20


Exodus 15:11


“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord.  “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. 9 For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8, 9


John 17:11


  1. Because He is holy, (vv. 15, 16)


“How little people know who think that holiness is dull. When one meets the real thing, it is irresistible.” – C.S. Lewis


Leviticus 27


Anything that was completely available to God, and only to God’s exclusive use, .


Psalm 119:11


2 Samuel 23:13-17


Insights about Holiness


  • Holiness means to be .



  • Holiness means that our love is .


Romans 12:10


  • This is the kind of devotion we should be giving .


“And I give myself as a holy sacrifice for them so they can be made holy by your truth.” John 17:19


  • Holiness is .


Romans 8:29


2 Corinthians 3:18


1 John 3:2




Daily Meditations


Memory verse: “Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming.” 1 Peter 1:13



Read 1 Peter 1:1-16. Peter lists several ways that followers of Jesus ought to respond to His gift of salvation.  List these responses and define them more fully.  




Read 1 Peter 1:13-16. Paraphrase the following phrases from 1:13.  Explain what you think they mean:


“Prepare your minds for action.”



“Set your hope fully on the grace to be give you when Jesus Christ is revealed.”




Read 1 Peter 1:13-16.  According to verse 14, what pressure are we to resist conforming to? Why?







Read 1 Peter 1:13-16.  What does it mean to be holy?



Is being holy difficult? Why or why not?




Read 1 Peter 1:13-16. List five people your close to.  How might an honest attempt to “be holy” improve your relationships with the people closest to you?




Read 1 Peter 1:13-16. Make a list of what you have to do over the next couple days. 




How can apply “be holy in all you do” to this list?


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