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Christians Are Called To Live Holy Lives

CHRISTIANS ARE CALLED TO LIVE HOLY LIVES

I PETER 1:13-16

 

INTRODUCTION:

            A.        God’s family is made up of people made unique by their calling; I Peter 2:5

            B.         Christians are called to be different, to make a difference in the world;                                           I Peter 2:9

                        1.         Called to be the “salt of the earth”; Matthew 5:13

                        2.         Called as the “light of the world”; Matthew 5:14-16

            C.        Our study “Christians are Called to Live Holy Lives”

 

I.          CHRISTIANS ARE CALLED TO BE HOLY:  I Peter 1:15-16

            A.        The Greek word “Hagiov” means “dedicated; hallowed; pure; righteous; holy                                    separate from common condition and use”

            B.         Christians are to be “separate” from the world; II Corinthians 6:17

                        1.         Jesus is our example; Hebrews 7:26

                        2.         We are to imitate Christ; I Peter 1:15-16

 

II.         CHRISTIANS MUST BE DIFFERENT FROM THE WORLD; John 17:16

            A.        “In Christ” everything changes; II Corinthians 5:17

                        1.         Godliness in enjoined upon the Christian; II Peter 1:6

                        2.         We must embrace holiness; Titus 2:11-12

            B.         God’s people are to enthrone God in their hearts; I Peter 3:15

            C.        Every Christian is to “set his/her heart on the Lord; Colossians 3:2

 

III.       CHRISTIANS MUST WORK TOGETHER TO BE HOLY; Romans 12:10

            A.        They are to “serve one another”; Galatians 5:13

            B.         They must “comfort one another”; I Thessalonians 4:18

            C.        They will “exhort one another”; Hebrews 10:25

            D.        Every Christian in to do his/her part in service to God; Ephesians 4:16

 

CONCLUSION:

            A.        God calls man to be holy; we need each other to succeed in this endeavor

            B.         Are you a part of the Lord’s family?