Tough Times – Living the Holy Life
January 19, 2022
Living the Holy Life
Pastor Blake Hanson | 1.19.22
HOW TO LIVE HOLY IN A HURTING WORLD…
1. Prepare your .
1 Peter 1:13–16 (NLT)
13 So prepare your minds for action and exercise self-control. Put all your hope in the gracious salvation that will come to you when Jesus Christ is revealed to the world.
14So you must live as God’s obedient children. Don’t slip back into your old ways of living to satisfy your own desires. You didn’t know any better then.
15 But now you must be holy in everything you do, just as God who chose you is holy.
16For the Scriptures say, “You must be holy because I am holy.”
Craft your plan with the in mind. (action)
Live . (self-control)
“Live as God’s obedient children.”
2. Know your .
1 Peter 1:17 (NLT)
17And remember that the heavenly Father to whom you pray has no favorites. He will judge or reward you according to what you do. So you must live in reverent fear of him during your time here as “temporary residents.”
We’re responsible for the of our character.
2 Corinthians 5:9–10 (NLT)
9So whether we are here in this body or away from this body, our goal is to please him.
10For we must all stand before Christ to be judged. We will each receive whatever we deserve for the good or evil we have done in this earthly body.
John 3:18 (NLT)
18“There is no judgment against anyone who believes in him. But anyone who does not believe in him has already been judged for not believing in God’s one and only Son.
God is responsible for what’s owed.
1 Peter 1.18-20 (NLT)
18For you know that God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors. And it was not paid with mere gold or silver, which lose their value.
19It was the precious blood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God.
20God chose him as your ransom long before the world began, but now in these last days he has been revealed for your sake.
3. Trust in God’s .
God’s plan: is found through Jesus.
1 Peter 1:21 (NLT)
21Through Christ you have come to trust in God. And you have placed your faith and hope in God because he raised Christ from the dead and gave him great glory.
1 Corinthians 2:7–8 (NLT)
7No, the wisdom we speak of is the mystery of God—his plan that was previously hidden, even though he made it for our ultimate glory before the world began.
8But the rulers of this world have not understood it; if they had, they would not have crucified our glorious Lord.
We have in God’s plan.
4. Lead with .
1 Peter 1:22–25 (NLT)
22 You were cleansed from your sins when you obeyed the truth, so now you must show sincere love to each other as brothers and sisters. Love each other deeply with all your heart.
23For you have been born again, but not to a life that will quickly end. Your new life will last forever because it comes from the eternal, living word of God.
24As the Scriptures say, “People are like grass; their beauty is like a flower in the field. The grass withers and the flower fades.
25But the word of the Lord remains forever.” And that word is the Good News that was preached to you.
Luke 6:35–36 (NLT)
35 “Love your enemies! Do good to them. Lend to them without expecting to be repaid. Then your reward from heaven will be very great, and you will truly be acting as children of the Most High, for he is kind to those who are unthankful and wicked.
36 You must be compassionate, just as your Father is compassionate.
Know God’s .
Matthew 24:35 (NLT)
35Heaven and earth will disappear, but my words will never disappear.