By Bryan Chapell
"Be Holy, simply because i'm holy." --1 Peter 1:16 How can God count on us to be as holy as he's? isn't really it unrealistic, on condition that he's infinitely natural and we're essentially imperfect? any such common turns out both to disregard our frailty or to impose definite failure--until we know the way God perspectives us. Then we're reminded that, because of what Christ comprehensive on our behalf, our perfection isn't the requirement for coming into his nation. but that very grace nonetheless calls us to reside righteously--for the sake of our future health, certain, yet such a lot of all, since it glorifies God. during this difficult but heartwarming paintings, Bryan Chapell illustrates the foundations of grace, the practices of religion, and the causes of affection in dwelling a lifetime of holiness. you'll trip via reassuring Scripture passages that convey reliable works and obedience to be, no longer a way of creating or keeping salvation, yet a thankful reaction to God's mercy. And in Bryan Chapell's encouraging words--drawn directly from the guts of God--you will keep in mind that your holiness isn't loads an issue of what you in attaining because it is the grace that God presents. A grace so wealthy as to make the pursuit of his holiness your soul's inner most pride.
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It always does. May each of us learn to embrace this faith that is the health of our souls, the joy of our hearts, and the truest source of Christian obedience. t w o United for Life “[M]ay God bless my discovery of the powerful means of holiness so far, as to save some . . ” Pastor Walter Marshall was grieving as he wrote these words. People in his church were despairing that they would ever obtain the spiritual maturity and victory for which they longed. Despite their continual striving for holiness, they felt themselves unable to escape sinful habits and patterns of thought.
He had an absolute trust in the goodness of his God no matter what the difficulty. Still, Jim’s dealing with the cancer was never a matter of resignation. Far from it, he was in a race. Jim raced to finish a book on the history of his family and family business that recounted the grace of God in his life. He didn’t write because he believed that his writing would make God love him more, but because he was so filled with a loving zeal for the Savior. Jim entitled his book Nothing Happened by Accident.
Love for God expressed in thankful praise and service is the ultimate and highest motivation of all Christian worship, obedience, and mission. 13 The Scriptures highlight the power of a thankful response to Christ’s mercy by recording that the leper risked what he had gained to return to Jesus praising God in a loud voice (Luke 17:15). Just as he had previously called out for mercy in a loud voice, he now praises God with similar volume. The degree of his appreciation reflects his previous degree of desperation (cf.