14 As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, 15 but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, 16 since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” – 1 Peter 1:14-15

1. God is immeasurably holy.

Holy Holy Holy is not one+one+one; it’s perfection x perfection x perfection. The holiness of God distinguishes Him absolutely, even from the sinless angels…. His holiness is simply His God-ness in all his attributes, works and ways. – Ray Ortlund

To transcend is to rise above something, or go beyond a certain limit. When we speak of the transcendence of God, we are talking about that sense in which God is above us and beyond us. Transcendence describes His supreme and absolute greatness. The word is used to describe God’s relationship to the world. He is higher than the world. He has absolute power over the world. The world has no power over Him. Transcendence describes God in His consuming Majesty, His exalted loftiness. It points to the infinite distance between that separates Him from every creature. – RC Sproul

2. We are indefensibly sinful

3. God grace is transformational

For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. – Romans 8:29

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works. – Titus 2:11-14

Chris Daukas

Chris grew up in a moral home, but didn’t find the grace of Christ until he was a sophomore in college. He began to devour the Word and was soon helping to lead bible studies, outreaches, and worship at church. He married his beautiful wife, Tara, in the summer of 2002.

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