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Changing Lives Ministry
Daily Devotional
"grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus
Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity."
2 Peter 3:18

Holiness, Godliness, Usefulness
05/26/2014, by John Kincaid


Lesson 248: The Earth Is The Lord's

Isa.6:3 Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.
 
Psa.24:1,3-4,10 The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place? The one who has clean hands and a pure heart… The Lord Almighty—he is the King of glory.
 
We can’t bribe God; He already owns everything. Our performance doesn’t save us or keep us saved.

Obedience should be our thankful response to God’s grace and mercy. Then our actions will increasingly reflect holiness; the pursuit of holiness will become our delight. Titus 2:11-14
 
The purpose of these lessons on holiness is to discover the source of this delight, and to use it to avoid the pitfalls of legalism and license.

We are saved based on our union with Christ, not our works. Growth in holiness depends on the same union.
 
2 Tim.2:1 be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
 
When we realize the grace God has given us, we are overwhelmed by His love.

We begin to want the same things God desires; His purposes become our purposes.
 
James 5:11 you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful.

 

About This Series

The goal of this series is to become more useful in serving the Lord Jesus Christ, as an instrument in the Redeemer's hand. The theme verses for the series are Ephesians 4:22-24, Philemon 11, 2 Timothy 2:21

- to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds,
- and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
- Formerly he was useless to you, but now he is indeed useful to you and to me.
- Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work
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Changing Lives Ministries
Asheville, NC 28803

ministrychanginglives@gmail.com

Phone: (828) 318-9825
 

For Further Reading

These authors and books were
helpful in preparing this series:

Bryan Chapell:
   "Holiness by Grace"
Kris Lundgaard:
   "The Enemy Within"
Jerry Bridges:
   "The Pursuit of Holiness",
   "The Practice of Godliness",
   "Respectable Sins",
   "Trusting God",
   "The Discipline of Grace",
   "Transforming Grace"
Warren Wiersbe:
   "Bible Exposition Commentary"
A.W. Tozer:
   "The Pursuit of God", 
   "The Knowledge of the Holy"
J.I. Packer:
   "Rediscovering Holiness"
Russell D. Moore:
   "Tempted and Tried"
Paul Tripp: "Instruments
   in the Redeemer's Hands"
Timothy Lane & Paul Tripp:
   "How People Change"

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Unless otherwise noted, all Scriptures are from: The Holy Bible: English
Standard Version. 2001. Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.

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