A Holy Life

When you hear the word “holy”, you probably think of angels sitting on white clouds, a painting of Jesus gazing into the sky while holding a (perfectly calm) lamb, or a large cathedral with stained glass windows and the Bible on a large table front and center. The word implies reverence, grandeur, and transcendence. When we compare ourselves to those images, we might never consider our lives as “holy.” It just doesn’t seem to match up. But what if our lives were a better picture of holiness than those images we thought about? What if God desired for us to be an accurate representation of His holiness, according to His Word? What if we looked differently, spoke differently, and acted differently than the rest of the world because of the truth of Christ that has transformed our lives? What if we were the best representation of holiness on this earth? And what if, when others thought of the word “holy”, they thought of us? Holiness can seem like a vague, impractical, unachievable goal, but when we look through Scripture, we learn that it’s quite the opposite. Christ said “Be holy as I am holy.” The Bible isn't made up of impractical theories about life, it's real life, and holiness can be a part of your students’ real lives every single day. Our part in becoming holy is NOT trying harder but surrendering more of ourselves to Him.

Inside The Guide

Each guide is broken up into six weeks. Below is a small insight into each week.

Submitting

What can I learn from Jesus’ example of how he submitted himself to God the Father? Where do I need to do this in my own life?

Thinking

What does Scripture say about how I think and its effect on my life? What are some ways I can use biblical practices to improve my thoughts and improve my life?

Talking

What connection is there between a holy heart and what comes out of my mouth?

Eating & Drinking

As a follower of Christ, how are we responsible to others about what I eat and drink? What does it mean to seek the good of others in the things I choose to eat and drink?

Living

What would it look like for us to be holy in everything we do? What would need to change?

Acting

Jesus is clear that he hates when people only act holy but do not live holy. Where in my life do my words not match my actions?

 

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