How Is Your Discipline of Holiness Doing

HOW OUR HOLINESS IS TO BE LIVED OUT IN OUR DAILY LIVING
First Peter Chapter One: Fourteen thru Sixteen
Pastor/Teacher Charles e Whisnant
February 13, 2014

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1A HOLINESS IS VIEWED AND FOREMOST AS THE DETACHING OF DESIRES FROM THE WORLD AND ATTACHING OUR DESIRE TO CHRIST: Prayer.
John 18:36, Matthew 7:16-20; John 15:;7; Philippians 4:6


2A HOLINESS AS THE CULTIVATING OF VIRTURE:
2 Peter 1:5; Philippians 4:8; Ephesians 4:2; Matthew 7:1-2; Matthew 18:15- 17, Proverbs 31:11-2

3A HOLINESS AS THE FOLLOWING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT’S URGINGS
John 14:26; Romans 8:26; 1 Corinthians 6:19; John 14:15-17

4A HOLINESS AS THE OVERCOMING OF SIN’S DOWNDRAG:
1 Corinthians 10;13; James 4:17; I John 5:4; Galatians 5:16; Revelation 3:5

1B How the Puritans Viewed Sin:
Thomas Manton, John Flavel, Richard Sibbes, Stephen Chamock John Owens, John Howe, Richard Baxter, Cotton Mather. Johnathan Edwards, Matthew Henry, Thomas Hooker,

5A HOLINESS AS THE EXERCISING OF FAITH
Romans 10:17; Hebrews 11:6; Mark 11:22-24; Luke 1:37;
1B No Biblical teaching on a need of a “second blessing

6A HOLINESS AS THE PRACTICAL OF SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES:
Hebrews 12:11; Proverbs 22:15; Proverbws 13:24; Titus 3:10; 2 Timothy 1:7

1B Christians must learn deliberately and regularly to do what makes for their spiritual well being: but not becoming self sufficient legalism.
2 Thessalonians 3:6; 2:15; Amos 3:3; Proverbs 22:6; Revelation 3:11

Godliness is far more than a checklist. It is a relationship


2B What Disciplines do you have in your life to keep you on the holiness track?
2 Corinthians 7:1; 1 Peter 2:9, Hebrews 12:14

7A The overview of the leading features of the landscape of Holiness

  • What has emerged is a profile of a person:
    Who can love God enough. Luke 10:27; Deuteronomy 6:5
    Who adoration of Him is unceasing. John 4:24; Colossians 3:16
    Who is always seeking to live nobly, loveingly, & honorable for God. Romans 12:2; 2 Corinthians 5:17; James 1:2-4
    Who reveres the indwelling Holy Spirit. Acts 1:8; John 14:16
    Who battles constantly against indwelling sin. Romans 7:1-25;
    Who pleads God’s promises & waits expectantly for their fulfillments. Philippians 4:19; 2 Peter 1:4; Jeremiah 29:11
    Who practices self-discipline maturely and thoughtfully. 1 Corinthians 14:20;1 Corinthians 13:11; Ephesians 4:4:14-15; Hebrews 5:12-13

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HOMEWORK FOR NEXT WEEK

Passion, Compassion, Prayer, Prudence, Gentleness, Generosity.

Each verse describes one of the above:

  1. Colossians 3:15 
  2. Genesis 6:6
  3. John 15:7
  4. I John 2:7
  5. Titus 3:2

Acts 20:35

Ephesians 4:32

Mark 6:34

Philippians 4:6

Galatians 5:24

Matthew 6:7

Luke 6:38

Proverbs 11:24-25

I Peter 3:15

2 Thessalonians 5:17

I John 2:20

Psalms 18:35

I Corinthians 7:9

Romans 1:24-27

James 3:17

Luke 21:1-4

Psalms 73:25-26

Colossians 3:12-13

Galatians 5:22-23

Luke 11:9

Matthew 6:22

Colossians 3:5

2 Corinthians 1:3-4

2 Timothy 2:24-26

Romans 8:16

Hebrews 11:3

Matthew 10:42

Psalms 23:1

Galatians 6:2

Isaiah 49:15

Jeremiah 11:33-34

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