Why Would Anyone Want To Be Holy? (4 of 18) by Larry Osborne

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Why Would Anyone Want To Be Holy? (4 of 18)
Series: 1 Peter - Surviving The Storm
Dr. Larry Osborne
1 Peter 1:13-16

WHY WOULD ANYONE WANT TO BE HOLY?

CIRCLING BACK
FOR A SECOND LOOK:
Last Week: 1 Peter 1:13-21/ This Week: 1 Peter 1:13-16

Holy people (and things) simply belong to God. They are set apart.
Leviticus 11:45 and 20:26/ Exodus 19:6/ Hebrews 12:14/ Genesis 2:2-3 and Exodus 20:8

FAKE HOLINESS
Don't pursue or be fooled by

(1) Modern Day Pharisees:
Radical Separation and Self-Denial
Matthew 9:10-13 and 1 Corinthians 5:9-13/ Matthew 15:1-7/ Colossians 2:20-21

(2) Modern Day Zealots:
Angry Activists
John 3:16/ Romans 5:10/ 2 Timothy 2:24-28

(3) Modern Day Monks:
Reflective Loners
1 Peter 2:12/ Matthew 5:14-16/ Matthew 28:19-20

(4) Modern Day Samsons:
Power without Godliness
Judges 15:20-16:31/ Numbers 22:26-35/ 2 Thessalonians 2:9

GENUINE HOLINESS
How To Live Like What We Already Are

(1) It starts with spiritual birth
John 3:3 and 14:6/ Philippians 2:13/ Isaiah 64:6

(2) Ask, ''How will this impact eternity?''
I Peter 1:13/ 1 John 3:2-3/ Matthew 6:19-21

(3) Ask, ''How will this impact God's reputation?''
Colossians 3:17/ 1 Peter 2:9-12

(4) Ask, ''What does God say to do in this situation?
1 Peter 1:14-17/ Luke 6:46-49/ Proverbs 1:7 and Matthew 10:28

TAKING IT HOME
Looking back at this week's teaching and study, what steps do you want to take in the next few weeks to be set apart?

Growth Group Homework:

MY STORY
1. If you had been asked prior to this message to name a modern day ''holy person,'' who would you have named?

2. What concepts of holiness did yo ...


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