Together let’s sing the Word and then hear a message from the Word by Pastor Scott Lee. Scripture References 1 Pet 1:13-16, 1 Jn 2:15-17, Mark 12:28-31. Published as audio-only due to audio problems on Sunday morning with the live video feed.

Sermon Notes:

Ended last time with Ezra’s call to separation from sin (Ezra 9:1 ; 10:11)
We see that same thing in Peter’s call to ___________ I Pet 1:15
I. The call to follow Christ is a call to ____________ 1 Pet 1:13-16
(1) It is firmly rooted in the Gospel of God’s grace 1 Pet 1:8-13
• We must be _____________
• It starts with the ______ v13
(2) It is a call to ______ what is righteous and __________ what is
sinful v14-15
“Holiness is a ______ issue, not just a _____ issue”
“Follow your heart” is __________ advice Prov 14:12
(3) Holiness is the out-working of Christ-centered ______ vv15-16
1) Holiness is separation from ____ 1 Jn 3:5-6
2) Holiness is separation to ____ Lev 11:44
Turning from… turning to…
II. The call to be holy is a call to love like ____________ 1 Jn 2:15-17
A tension between love for ____ and love for the ______
The course of your _____ will be determined by the love of your
heart
We live “in this world” we must not be “of this world”
III. Christian Holiness is the practical applications of Christ-like love –
first to ____, then to ____ Mk 12:28-31
(1) Holiness begins with the command to love God _______ v30
• If we love Him we will ______ Him Jn 14:15
• Love for God moves us to love His ______
Ps 119:97 , 1 Jn 5:3
(2) Holiness is demonstrated through the love I show my ________
v31
Not just feelings, but actions of love 1 Jn 3:14,16-18 ; 4:7,12
• A final passage: Rm 13:8-14
• A Statement: