Category Archives: Holiness Matters

Our New Identity in Christ Part 2

This entry is part 71 of 71 in the series Holiness Matters

One of my favorite kinds of stories is whenever there is a hero whose world is changed in an instant and he must learn how to conquer all odds, find confidence in himself, and become the person who can win … Continue reading

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Our New Identity in Christ Part 1

This entry is part 70 of 71 in the series Holiness Matters

Everyone needs to know who they are. Without knowing who you are, you will not be successful. You’ll spend most of your life still trying to find your identity. More than that, if you don’t know your identity, you won’t … Continue reading

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Cultivating the Fruit of the Spirit Part 4

This entry is part 69 of 71 in the series Holiness Matters

None of the characteristics of the Fruit of the Spirit happen in the world around us regularly. We would be more surprised to see any of these nine virtues are characteristics of the Spirit in our world. Even if we … Continue reading

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Cultivating the Fruit of the Spirit Part 3

This entry is part 68 of 71 in the series Holiness Matters

How many situations have each of us been in that require God’s grace and power? It’s not easy to have patience with difficult people. Even more, how can we be kind to those who persecute us or treat us rudely? … Continue reading

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Cultivating the Fruit of the Spirit Part 2

This entry is part 67 of 71 in the series Holiness Matters

In my last Holiness Matters post, we discussed an introduction to the Fruit of the Spirit. We’ve had a good start into our study of how the Holy Spirit transforms and cultivates his work in us. We will begin with … Continue reading

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Cultivating the Fruit of the Spirit Part 1

This entry is part 66 of 71 in the series Holiness Matters

I don’t know if you’ve ever tried to grow something, anything green, but I am not good at it. My dad has a natural ability to grow just about anything. It’s fun for me to watch him take on just … Continue reading

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Be Blessed Part 2

This entry is part 65 of 71 in the series Holiness Matters

In the last blog post, I began to talk about the differences between the world system and kingdom character as far as the Beatitudes are concerned. These wholly different values pull this one way or the other. We must focus … Continue reading

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Be Blessed Part 1

This entry is part 64 of 71 in the series Holiness Matters

Everybody seems to be looking for the American dream, the thing that will make us happy. We want comfort and to do whatever we want to do. Most people say that money is the way to do this. Everyone looks … Continue reading

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The Deceitful Heart

This entry is part 63 of 71 in the series Holiness Matters

One of the most fundamental commands of philosophy is attributed to Socrates. He told us that one of the keys to understanding ourselves is to know ourselves. As simple as that sounds, it is one of the hardest things you … Continue reading

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Kingdom Character

This entry is part 62 of 71 in the series Holiness Matters

There are a lot of people who live their lives without ever knowing what’s expected of them. Sometimes in your job you don’t know what your boss wants from you. You do what you can, but every report and everything … Continue reading

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