This Fall, we will spend ten Sundays looking at the Bible’s teaching on holiness. We will consider this topic from two perspectives: The holiness of God himself, and the holiness to which God calls each of us.
As Christ-followers, we believe there is a God who is perfect in his own holiness, and that he calls us to Christ, saves us through Christ, and then invites us to live holy lives. God is holy and, as his people, we are to be holy. Or, as the writer of Leviticus puts it: “I am the Lord your God; consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am holy” (Leviticus 11: 44).
Although the notion of personal holiness can be intimidating, it simply means that as God’s people we are called to imitate God’s character as we go about our daily lives—easier said than done.
September 9 The God Who is Holy Isaiah 6: 1-6
September 16 Smoke on the Mountain Exodus 19: 1-25
September 23 A Righteous People Deuteronomy 4: 1-9
September 30 Throw Away Gods Joshua 24
October 7 Holiness Personified John 14
October 14 ‘Saints,’ Really? Ephesians 5
October 21 Dying to be Holy Colossians 2
October 28 Keeping in Step John 14, 16
November 4 Making Every Effort 2 Peter 1: 1-8
November 11 Abiding in Christ John 15: 1-16