The Holiness of God: The Standard for Our Lives

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  • The holiness of God is one of the most important and foundational truths of the Bible. (Exodus 15:11, 1 Peter 1:16, Revelation 4:8)
  • It is a truth that we must understand and embrace if we are to have a right relationship with God. (John 17:17, 2 Corinthians 7:1)
  • In this sermon, we will explore the meaning of God’s holiness, its implications for our lives, and how we can grow in holiness.


  • What is holiness?

    • Holiness is the state of being set apart from sin and evil. (Leviticus 11:44, 1 Peter 1:15, 1 Thessalonians 4:7)
    • It is the state of being perfectly pure and righteous. (Psalm 24:3-5, Isaiah 6:3)
    • God is holy because He is perfect and without sin. (1 John 1:5, Revelation 15:4)
  • What are the implications of God’s holiness?

    • God’s holiness means that He is completely separate from sin. (Isaiah 6:3, Habakkuk 1:13)
    • It means that He is perfectly just and righteous. (Psalm 7:11, Romans 3:26)
    • It means that He will judge sin and evil. (Isaiah 13:9, Revelation 20:11-15)
  • How can we grow in holiness?

    • We can grow in holiness by obeying God’s commandments. (1 John 2:3-6, 1 Peter 1:14-16)
    • We can grow in holiness by spending time in prayer and Bible study. (James 4:8, 2 Timothy 2:15)
    • We can grow in holiness by fellowshipping with other believers. (Hebrews 10:24-25)


  • The holiness of God is a great mystery, but it is also a great comfort. (1 Peter 1:16-17)
  • It is a mystery because we cannot fully understand God’s holiness.
  • It is a comfort because we know that God is holy and that He will ultimately triumph over sin and evil.
  • Let us strive to grow in holiness so that we can be more like our holy God.


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