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Living a Holy Life

March 7, 2021   /   Troy Spradlin   /   Margaret Street Church of Christ

God says, “Be Holy, for I am Holy,” (1 Peter 1:16). What does it mean to live a holy life? An excellent guide for what God desires in us can be found in Malachi 3:11-18.

I. V6-7: A Holy Life is Loyal to God.

A. Contrast #1: man’s vs. God’s

B. Those who live a holy life must be as as God is regarding

C. is one of the most important elements of a holy life!

Scripture References: Phil 4:21; 1 Corinthians 6:11; 1 Peter 1:15-16; Lev 11:44; 1 Sam 1:24,28, 2:2,11: Heb 13:8; Eph 4:14; 2 Tim 4:3; Gal 5:22-23; 


II. V8-10: A Holy Life is Sanctified to God. 

A. Contrast #2:  vs. to God.

B. “To be sanctified” means, “” which also means “” For one to be holy means to be from.

C. We must be deliberate in being distinct or different (set apart) from those who .

Scripture References: Matt 6:33; Lev 20:23; Jer 10:2; Ezekiel 20:32


III. V11-12: A Holy Life is Blessed by God.

A. Contrast #3:  vs. of the world.

B. Is not one of the greatest blessings “the , which ,”? 

Scripture References: John 10:10; Phil 4:7

IV. V13-18: A Holy Life is Remembered by God.

A. Contrast #4: one’s name  vs. one’s name

B. One must live a holy life because of their for God and to .

C. Living a holy life only happens when you in your life!

Scripture References: Revelation 20:12-15, 3:15; Ecclesiastes 12:13


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