Scripture says to, "Be ye holy; for I am holy." Does this command apply to us today?
Does your life reflect the cry: "O God, I want to be like Jesus! I want to be holy. I want to walk holy before you all the days of my life"?
God has given the command to be holy as He is holy, and this command applies to everyone, even today. Can you be holy by your own strengths, will power and abilities?
Since we can't be holy by our own works, strengths and abilities, what do we do? Why would God command us to do something that is humanly impossible?
There is only one man that God recognizes as holy. Who is that man?
To be holy we must go to the One who is holy. If we are "in Christ" (born again), then His holiness becomes our ___________ .
TRUE or FALSE. We can only go to God on the basis of being "in Christ," by the virtue of His holiness.
To understand the beautiful truth of being "in Christ" and receiving His holiness as our own, Jesus gave us an example: "I am the vine, ye are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me ye can do nothing." Consider how a vine gives life to the branches. And if the branches are not attached to the vine, they are dead.
Jesus Christ, holy and blameless, has a body. Who is that "body"?
Holiness is not something we do, or attain, or work up. Rather, it is something we ________ ! God accepts us as holy only as we have _______ in Christ and abide in Him. The path to holiness is not through human ability, but through _______ .
The passage from 1 Corinthians 1:29 says, "...no flesh should glory in His presence." How does this passage correspond with our attempts to come to God with any confidence in our flesh (our works, strengths or abilities)?
On what or on whom do we have to depend to do the work of God?
Throughout our Christian journey, God will call us to do His work. Will you put off all confidence in your flesh to do God's will?
Is the holiness God demands within human power to achieve?
There is only one ground on which we can be made holy. What is that ground?
Are you relying on your good works to earn salvation and holiness? Or are you resting your confidence in Christ and His atoning work at the cross?
If you trust Christ for your salvation, do you also trust in Him for His keeping power and His enabling you to walk out your Christian faith?
What is the work of the Holy Ghost in your life?
Are there varying degrees of holiness or varying degrees of maturity?
There is one degree and standard of holiness. What is that standard?
Are you going to take off your "shoes" - your reliance upon your own flesh - and lay claim to the holiness that is yours in Christ?