Holiness, Godliness, Usefulness
04/13/2014, by John Kincaid
Lesson 205: Faith To Be Holy, Part 1
By faith, Abraham obeyed God, even though he did not know where he was going. Heb.11:8
As believers seek to follow God, the world often views us as strange, even ridiculous.
We think of holiness as avoiding impurity, but holiness includes obedience to God.
To be holy, we must say with Jesus, “Here I am, I have come to do God’s will.” Heb.10:7
Holiness is more than separation from the pollution of our culture. Holiness calls us to obey God even when it is uncomfortable, dangerous, or requires costly sacrifice.
Sometimes we face temptation to cheat or cover up some awkward situation.
But we are called to be truthful, and to trust the outcome to God. God blesses obedience.
When we respond to God’s revealed will, our obedience will require us to take a leap of faith.
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.