SERMON TOPIC: Holiness
Speaker: Ken Paynter
Date: 20 August 1995
Topic Groups: ETHICS, HOLINESS
Sermon synopsis: 1 Pet 1:14-17 “As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: ‘Be holy, because I am holy.’
Since you call on a Father who judges each man’s work impartially, live your lives as strangers here in reverent fear.”
Are you one of those who don’t want the whole package God gives? You like the bit where you don’t have to go to hell – but you’d rather leave the holiness bit out.
God says that we must come as we are, but doesn’t tell us to stay as we are. His intent is to save us from our sin, not to keep us in our sin.