T – The Practice of Holiness – Godly Character

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The word ‘holy’ means to be separate or set apart.  It is contrasted with the mundane or banal.  To say that God is holy is to say that he is set apart in a way that is special, lofty and sacred.  God is ‘other’ in that he is beyond the corruption and imperfections of our world.  He is perfect in truth, goodness and purity.  There is no stain or darkness in him.  Likewise, the Bible calls people to be holy or separate from the corruption, stain and darkness of this world.  This requires sanctification or cleansing.  Faith in Christ for the forgiveness of sins sanctifies us or makes us holy before God and fit for his presence.  Furthermore, this sanctification is something we continue work out in our lives as we seek to be holy as our Father is holy.  We seek to separate our self from the sin of this world.  We are set apart for God and his use.  This means that we walk in truth, goodness and purity.  We are people of integrity or character.  The question is what exactly does it mean to be holy?  What does it mean to be separate from the world and from sin?  What does God expect and why is this important?


Key Scriptures

Key Scriptures are designed to give a biblical overview of the topic in question.  They are extremely valuable for gaining an immediate general understanding of what the Bible teaches on a given subject.  Key Scriptures are the first place you should explore when starting a new subject.  They can be discussed individually, in part, or in whole.  Generic inductive Bible study questions are provided to assist you in your discussion.  Key Scriptures are also good for memorizing and reference.

God is holy

Exodus 15:11 – “Who among the gods is like you, O LORD?  Who is like you — majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders? NIV

1 Samuel 2:2 – There is no one holy like the LORD; there is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God. NIV

Luke 4:34 – What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are — the Holy One of God!” NIV

See also 1 Samuel 6:20, Psalm 22:3, & Luke 1:35-36

Salvation makes us holy

John 17:17-19 – Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified. NIV

Hebrews 13:12 – And so Jesus also suffered outside the city gate to make the people holy through his own blood. NIV

See also Exodus 31:13, Romans 15:16, 1 Corinthians 1:30, & Colossians 1:22

We are called to live holy lives

Exodus 19:6 – You will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. NIV

Leviticus 19:2 – Be holy because I, the LORD your God, am holy. NIV

2 Timothy 1:9 – has saved us and called us to a holy life. NIV

2 Peter 3:11-12 – Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. NIV

See also Leviticus 20:26; 21:6, Luke 1: 74-75; 1 Peter 1: 15-16

Conforming to the image of Christ

Romans 8:29-30 – For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. NIV

Colossians 3:10 – Put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. NIV

See also John 3:2 & Philippians 3:21

Moral implications of holiness

1 Thessalonians 4:7 – For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life. NIV

2 Corinthians 7:1 – Since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God. NIV

Galatians 5:19-21 and Revelation 2:14

Inductive Bible Study Questions

to be used with individual Key Scriptures

  • What is the primary point of this passage?
  • How does this passage challenge us?
  • How does this passage comfort or encourage us?
  • What does this passage teach us about God?
  • What spiritual insights are found in this passage?
  • What are the personal & spiritual implications of this text?
  • What does this passage ask or require of us?

Key Scriptures Bible Study

to be used when studying all Key Scriptures together

  • Did any of the scriptures given surprise you? Explain
  • Did any of the scriptures given confuse you? Explain
  • Did any of the scriptures given comfort or excite you?
  • How would you sum up these scriptures to another?
  • What implications do these scriptures have for our lives?
  • Which of these scriptures would you find it valuable to memorize?


God is Holy

T1 – The Awesome Presence of God – Exodus 33: 12-23

Key Words: Holiness, God’s Presence, Holiness, Glory, Worship

  1. What is Moses’ concern in this passage; why does he want to know who will go with him?
  2. What various requests does Moses make of God (verses 13, 15 and 18)?
  3. Is there a succession or building up of these requests to God?
  4. How does God respond to each request of Moses: who will go with him as he leads the people into the unknown (verse 14)? …as a friend of God whom God knows by name (verse 17)?  …as a worshipper of God who hungers for his presence (verse 19)?
  5. Why could Moses not see the face of God?
  6. What does this say about God?
  7. How does this passage synch with 1 Samuel 6:20?
  8. Why do you suppose God’s holiness has this effect on human beings?
  9. How does God protect Moses from the full force of his holiness and glory?
  10. What do you think it will be like in heaven when we are able to see and experience the full force of his holiness and glory?
  • Approach all scripture prayerfully open
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T2 – He is Holy – Psalm 99

Key Words: Holiness, God’s Holiness, Sovereignty, Power, Justice, Righteousness, Love

  1. What refrain gives structure to this Psalm (verses 3, 5 and 9)?
  2. How and why might one argue that this Psalm’s theme is the holiness of God?
  3. What qualities does this Psalm teach regarding God’s holiness?
  4. What does this Psalm teach about how we should respond to the holiness of God?
  5. How are other themes represented in this Psalm: God’s sovereignty, God’s omnipotence, God’s justice, God’s righteousness, and God’s love?
  6. How do each of these other qualities enhance his holiness?
  • Approach God’s Word with humility, honesty and teachability
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T3 – God’s Holy Name – Ezekiel 39: 1-8

Key Words: Holiness, God’s Holiness, Name, Jealousy, Reverence

  1. Who is this prophecy against?
  2. What does this passage indicate are the sins of Gog and Magog?
  3. What do you suppose it means to say that God’s name is holy?
  4. What does it say about someone’s attitude towards God when they are flippant, crass and profane towards his name?
  5. What does it say about someone’s attitude towards God when they speak his name with respect, reverence and wonder?
  6. How does God’s name represent God himself?
  7. Why is God jealous for his name?
  8. Contrast profane and holy.
  9. How do we live in a way that honors God’s name and holiness?
  10. How do we live in a way that rejects and profanes God’s holiness?
  • These questions are only suggestions, allow the Holy Spirit to be your guide
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T4 – Our Exalted High Priest – Hebrews 7: 26-28

Key Words: Holiness, God’s Holiness, Deity of Christ

  1. What synonyms does this passage use for the idea of holiness?
  2. How do each of these words capture a different aspect of the holiness of God?
  3. What do these synonyms teach us about God and his holiness?
  4. The text uses the term perfect to describe Jesus, contrast and compare the concepts of perfection and holiness.
  5. How does holiness and perfection qualify Jesus to be a perfect high priest for us?
  6. How does the description of Jesus in this passage intimate the deity of Christ?
  7. Why can only God be described in this way?
  • These questions are simply a foundation for you to build upon
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T5 – The Glory of His Holiness – Revelation 15: 1-4

Key Words: Holiness, God’s Holiness, Glory, Justice, Love, Righteousness, Persecution

  1. Who is praising God in this passage and why?
  2. On which qualities of God does this worship and praise emphasize?
  3. How are holiness and righteousness, or God’s character and deeds, related in this passage?
  4. The text indicates all nations, and even beings, will bring him glory because of his holiness; how are glory and holiness related?
  5. The context of this passage is justice for the victims who remained faithful to God in the face of godless opposition; how does this justice enhance or reveal God’s holiness, righteousness and glory?
  6. How would God’s holiness and righteousness be affected if God was not just in dealing with sin?
  7. What does it mean to say that God must be true to himself?
  8. The Bible also says that God is love, how does God reconcile these two sides of his nature: holiness (justice) and righteousness (love)?
  • Create your own study by adding and subtracting questions as needed
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Salvation Makes us Holy

T6 – The Sacrifice that Makes us Holy – Hebrews 10: 5-14

Key Words: Holiness, Offerings, Giving, Sacrifice

  1. What is being contrasted in this passage?
  2. What is the voice of this passage starting in verse 5?
  3. What was the purpose of sacrifices and offerings?
  4. Why were they necessary?
  5. What does the text indicate about how God views sacrifices and offerings?
  6. Why does Jesus say he came? Explain the phrase, “He sets aside the first to establish the second.”  Why is the second superior to the first?
  7. According to verse 10, what does Christ’s sacrifice accomplish?
  8. Why is it important to be made holy before God, what does that imply about our relationship and standing before him both now and forever?
  • Your questions are probably better than mine
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T7 – Christ’s Holy Church – Ephesians 5: 25-27

Key Words: Holiness, Church, Sanctification, Sacrifice

  1. How does Christ feel about the church according to this text?
  2. Who is the church that Christ is referring to in this passage?
  3. How did he give himself up for her?
  4. What is the result of Christ lovingly giving himself up?
  5. What does it mean to be made holy and blameless?
  6. Why do we need cleansing and washing?
  7. Why is it so important that we be made holy and blameless?
  8. Does this passage imply perfection?
  9. In what sense are we perfect before God?
  10. What insights does this passage give us to the relationship between Christ and the church?
  • Spend time with the questions prior to leading a group or coaching time
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We are Called to Live Holy Lives

T8 – God’s Holy People – Leviticus 11: 44-45

Key Words: Holiness, God’s Will, Purpose, Law, Spirituality, God’s People

  1. Why does this text say we are to be holy?
  2. What does this imply about our relationship to God: is it active or passive?
  3. What does this teach us about spirituality?
  4. The food laws this passage refers to are not applicable to Christians; is the instruction to “be holy, because I am holy” a law, principle or truth?
  5. How do we discern and distinguish the principle or truth from the law?
  6. What does it mean to consecrate oneself?
  7. Are there ways we should consecrate ourselves as Christians?
  8. What does it mean for us to live holy today?
  • Interrogatives are keys that unlock wonderful secrets 
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T9 – Called to Holiness – 1 Corinthians 1:2

Key Words: Holiness, Sanctification, Forgiveness, Purity, Sin

  1. Who is this greeting for?
  2. How does Paul describe the people in the church in Corinth?
  3. What does the word “sanctified” mean?
  4. How are they sanctified?
  5. What life implications does the text give for being sanctified in Christ?
  6. Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord is called to do what?
  7. Why should our sanctification result in a desire for holiness or continued avoidance of sin?
  8. How is the integrity of the former validated by the latter?
  9. What reason does the text give for pursuing holiness?
  10. Why do you suppose Paul emphasized the Lordship of Christ in the context of holiness?
  11. What does it say about the spirituality and commitment of a believer who has little regard for personal holiness?
  • Be like a detective who interrogates scripture 
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T10 – Separate from the World – 2 Corinthians 6: 14–18

Key Words: Holiness, World, Idols, Family, Marriage

  1. What is the context and argument of this passage?
  2. List the various contrasts used in this passage.
  3. What does it mean to say that we are the temple of God?
  4. Respond to the following statement: an idol is anything that usurps God’s rightful place in our lives.
  5. Does this definition help us understand the contrast in verse 16?
  6. Why does this passage teach we should not be yoked to unbelievers?
  7. What challenges might marrying an unbeliever present in our attempts to walk with God?
  8. The Bible clearly teaches we are to love others, how is this command different?
  9. How does the text describe the relationship God desires from us?
  10. The word holy means to be separate, is this passage talking about holiness?
  11. How important is holiness to God?
  12. Does this passage give any indication as to why holiness ought to be important to us?
  13. How is it possible to love the world, engage the world and yet be separate from it?
  • The insight is found in scripture; questions are simply tools to mine the ore
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T11 – Living Stones – 1 Peter 2: 4-10

Key Words: Holiness, Church, Spiritual Authority, Priesthood, Faithfulness

  1. Who is the Living Stone and who are the living stones?
  2. What is a cornerstone for a building?
  3. What does it mean that Christ is the cornerstone or foundation of our identity?
  4. In what way will we never be put to shame?
  5. What phrases in this passage indicate that Christians are a distinct and special people?
  6. According to this passage in what ways are we to be distinct?
  7. If being holy means set apart or separate, and if being a priest is someone who intercedes or connects others with God; what then is a holy priesthood (verse 5)?
  8. According to verse 9, we are also a holy nation, for what are we as a people holy or set apart?
  9. What does the church look like when it is faithful to this image?
  10. What does it look like when it is not faithful to this image?
  11. How important is our holiness to God and his kingdom?
  • Follow the lines of curiosity 
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Conforming to the Image of Christ

T12 – Living Sacrifices – Romans 12: 1-2

Key Words: Holiness, Living Sacrifices, World, Transformation, Renewal, Heart

  1. If holy means to be separate or set apart, what does it mean to make our bodies living sacrifices holy to God?
  2. Is the use of the term ‘bodies’ limited to just our physical bodies or does the text imply something more: our actions, our thoughts, or our whole approach to life?
  3. What is involved in making our bodies holy or making them unholy?
  4. What is the context of the word ‘transform?’
  5. What are we to transform from and what are we to transform towards?
  6. What is the pattern of this world when it comes to our bodies or how we approach life as a whole?
  7. How do we renew our minds in the context of conforming to the patterns of this world?
  8. How do we rewire values? …patterns?  …beliefs?  …thoughts?  …habits?
  9. Respond to the following statement: the battle for the Christian life takes place in the heart.
  • Group leaders may wish to consult a commentary for background information 
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T13 – New in the Attitude of your Mind – Ephesians 4: 17 – 24

Key Words: Holiness, Attitude, Heart, World, Righteousness, Character Renewal, New Person

  1. Describe the life and morality of the Gentiles?
  2. Contrast and compare this mentality with the general culture and morality of our society today.
  3. What were the Ephesians taught to put off?
  4. Why does the text indicate we should no longer live this way?
  5. Who is the old self? What are the characteristics of the old self?
  6. Why do we want to move away from the old self?
  7. How does Paul describe the new self? If righteousness means right relationships, how is that different than the old self?
  8. If holiness means godly character, how is that different from the old self?
  9. What does verse 21 indicate regarding the source or content of the new self?
  10. Describe being made new in the attitude of your minds.
  11. What is the old attitude? What is the new?
  12. What does verse 24 teach us this new life and morality is like?
  • Seek to connect the dots with other scriptures and Bible content 
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T14 – Personal Holiness – 2 Peter 1: 3 – 4

Key Words: Holiness, Christlikeness, Knowing God, Power, Victory

  1. What resources do we lack for life and godliness?
  2. Where do these resources come from?
  3. Does personal holiness come from our effort or God’s? Why are both needed?
  4. This divine power comes through our knowledge of him who called us, what is this referring to?
  5. Is this knowledge of God intellectual or relational?
  6. What promise does Peter refer to here?
  7. How do we participate in the divine nature?
  8. Does this call to participate in the divine nature imply that the goal of our lives is Christlikeness?
  9. In this context of being contrasted with corruption and the evil desires of the world, what is the divine nature?
  10. How does our relationship with God give us power to experience the holiness of God?
  11. Is this a positional reality or a practical one?
  • There are no greater tools for effective Bible study than humility, honesty, and diligence
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T15 – Being Clothed with Christ – Romans 13: 11-14

Key Words: Holiness, Apathy, Kingdom of Darkness, Carnality, Following Jesus

  1. To what is the word slumber referring to?
  2. What does it mean to wake from your slumber?
  3. How are Christians who embrace the values and behaviors of the world spiritually asleep? Why is this so bad?
  4. What happens to those caught sleeping by the Lord?
  5. How does this text describe what it refers to as deeds of darkness?
  6. Explore the contrast of behaving as it is daytime rather than behaving as it is nighttime.
  7. What is implied by deeds done in darkness?
  8. What does it mean to clothe ourselves in Christ?
  9. Why should Christ be the goal of Christian ethics, morality, and life?
  • You are responsible for your level of engagement
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Moral Implications of Holiness

T16 – The Temple of the Spirit – 1 Corinthians 6: 9-20

Key Words: Holiness, Sin, Sanctification, Cross, Faith, Grace, Law

  1. Which of the sins listed in the text are genuine issues in today’s culture?
  2. Why does Paul indicate we should not live this way any longer?
  3. How does being washed and sanctified relate to sin? …the cross?  …faith?  …holiness?
  4. What argument does Paul give in verses 12-17 as to why Christians should pursue holiness?
  5. What is meant by the phrase “everything is permissible?”
  6. How does grace change how we relate to the law?
  7. What law or laws are we now bound to? In light of the law of love and of righteousness, what is meant by the phrase, “not everything is beneficial?”
  8. How does holiness relate to what is right and healthy and good?
  • Go beyond the obvious by avoiding “Yes” or “No” answers
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T17 – Imitators of God – Ephesians 5: 1-4

Key Words: Holiness, Christlikeness, Following Jesus, Greed, Immorality

  1. Who are we to imitate and become like according to this passage?
  2. How would you define being a follower of God?
  3. How does verse 2 describe being a follower of God?
  4. Who is our example in this area?
  5. What adjective does verse 3 use to describe God’s people?
  6. How does being holy relate to being an imitator of God?
  7. What things should God’s holy people avoid?
  8. Why should we avoid such things?
  9. Greed and immorality seem to be emphasized in this text, do you think these two vices summarize how or why many people reject or drift away from God?
  10. How serious does God take our morality?
  • Think before answering
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T18 – A People Set Apart – Colossians 3: 1–14

Key Words: Holiness, Dying to Self, New Person

  1. According to verse 1, what implications does our pending resurrection have in how we live?
  2. Explore what verse 4 might imply when it says, “Christ, who is your life.”
  3. What things should Christians put to death and why?
  4. What is meant by “put to death?”
  5. According to this passage, what does the old self look like?
  6. What does the new self look like? How do we put on the new self?
  7. Verse 12 calls us a holy people, why is this entire passage about holiness?
  8. Christians often view holiness by the things they should not do, how do verses 12-14 explore what Christians should do?
  9. Why do such virtues lead to holiness or being set apart?
  10. How would genuinely living this way make Christians a truly distinct or set apart people?
  • Thoughtful silence is the soil of epiphany
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T19 – Living to Please God – 1 Thessalonians 4: 1-10

Key Words: Holiness, Pleasing God, God’s Will, Purity, Love, Lust

  1. What instructions were given to the Thessalonians and where did they come from?
  2. How does verse 8 reinforce the authority of this instruction?
  3. According to verses 3-4, what is God’s will for his people?
  4. With what does the passage contrast controlling our bodies in a way that is holy and honorable?
  5. Define passionate lusts. What does indulging such lusts lead to?
  6. The passage contrasts passionate lusts and impurity with brotherly love in verses 9-10; what is the difference between love and lust?
  7. Why is lust and impurity improper for God’s people?
  8. Why should love always be the standard for God’s people?
  •  Seek Nuance
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T20 – Leadership and Character – Titus 1: 5-9

Key Words: Holiness, Spiritual Leaders, Character

  1. What is the purpose of this passage?
  2. When verse 8 says that church leaders must be holy, does it mean holy like God is holy or something else?
  3. What other aspects of this passage imply holiness in those we choose to lead us?
  4. If holiness means godly character, what synonyms for ‘holiness’ are used in this passage?
  5. If many of the qualities listed in this passage illustrate what it means to live in a holy way, what then does it mean to live in an unholy way?
  6. How would a Christian or church leader who lived in an unholy way reflect on God?
  7. Why do people hold Christians to a different standard?
  8. What does this imply about a universal or inherent morality?
  9. How do Christians who maintain these standards reflect on God?
  10. Why is holiness a necessary quality for leaders in God’s church?
  • Be sure to explore all the resources for each doctrine, virtue, and practice
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T21 – Casual Sinning – Hebrews 10: 26-31

Key Words: Holiness, Sin, Irreverence, Repentance, Cross, Sacrifice, Holy Spirit, Grace

  1. Who is this passage directed towards?
  2. What does “received the knowledge of the truth” mean: people who have heard the gospel or those who have received Christ as savior… explain?
  3. What kind of “sinning” is being done in verse 26?
  4. We all sin, what is the difference between someone who sins deliberately or intentionally verses someone who sins unintentionally?
  5. What does deliberate sinning say about our heart … our desires … our repentance?
  6. How does casual sinning in light of the truth trample the Son of God under foot?
  7. If holy means to be set apart or special, what does it mean to treat the blood sacrifice of Christ as unholy?
  8. How does this insult the Spirit of grace, or the Holy Spirit who seeks to sanctify us and lead us towards holiness?
  9. Why might a Christian who continues to deliberately sin be an offense to God: is it the behavior, the attitude, the lack of appreciation or gratitude of the gift and cost of salvation, or something else?
  • Remember there are additional studies in the Key Scriptures section
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  1. Living a holy life requires keeping our focus on God and his goodness rather than the enticing temptations of this world. Make an exhaustive list of all the qualities you appreciate about God: his love, faithfulness, care, providence, etc.  Practice praising God daily for each of these qualities for two full weeks.  Discuss the experience with your friend or mentor.  Does praising God everyday enable you to be more conscious of him during the day?  During this this time did you find it easier to resist temptation?  How was your attitude towards God and doing the right things during this time?  Would you recommend this exercise to others?
  1. Living a holy life is much easier when our love and appreciation for God is strong. Make an exhaustive list of all of the blessings God provides in your life: physical, material, relational and spiritual.  Practice thanking God daily for each blessing for two full weeks.  Discuss your experience with your friend or mentor.   Did you find that you were more cheerful during this time?  Did this exercise change your attitude about God and the things of God during this time?   During this this time did you find it easier to resist temptation?  Would you recommend this exercise to others?
  1. Living a holy life often requires self-control. One of the purposes of fasting is to develop self-control.  Practice fasting one meal per day for one full week for the purpose of seeking God during that time.  Discuss the experience with your friend or mentor.  How difficult was the experience?  What did this experience reveal about your self-control?  Do you feel that fasting on a regular basis may improve your self-control in other areas?   Would you recommend this exercise to others?
  1. Part of living a holy life is keep a short reign on sin. Practice confessing your sin to God daily for two full weeks.  To do this you will need to be ever conscious of your thoughts attitudes and behaviors?  You may also wish to keep an accessible log somewhere to remind you each day.  Discuss the experience with your friend or mentor.  Did this practice make you think twice about sinful thoughts, attitudes or behaviors that you typically find easy to commit?  Did your list get shorter over the two weeks?  Did other sins come to mind as time went on?  Is this a practice you feel you wish to continue indefinitely?  Would you recommend this exercise to others?
  1. If holiness is defined as godliness or godly character, find or create a list of the qualities of God. Circle the qualities we can emulate as human beings.  Discuss this list with your friend or mentor.  What is the difference between the qualities we can emulate and the ones we can’t?  Why or why not does this list seem overwhelming to you?  Is this something you can do in your own strength?  How and why must we depend on God to live this way?  Does this give insight to the phrases ‘Walking in the Spirit’ and ‘Walking in the flesh?’  How does the power of the gospel itself give the ability to live well?   How is holiness a matter of faith and grace rather than human effort?
  1. Holiness is related to character and integrity. Identify the three highest character Christians in your life.  Take them to coffee or lunch to discuss the following questions.  How do you respond to the fact that I (and others) see you as a person of spiritual character and integrity?  What is your secret: where do you find the inspiration or strength to live for God?  How have you been able to overcome temptations or spiritual weaknesses in your life?  Are there any practices or habits that make it easier for you to seek God?  What advice would you give to someone wishing to seek God and live for him?
  1. Find and develop an accountability partner to help you with reoccurring sins or character weaknesses. The best person for this may be your ‘Thrive 316’ friend or mentor, but it does not have to be.  Share your particular struggles with other with the goal of encouragement and accountability.  Below are some sample accountability questions.
  • Have you spent time with God this week?
  • Have you spent time reading or studying the Bible this week?
  • Have you spent quality time with your spouse and children this week?
  • Have you remained morally pure and totally faithful this week?
  • Have you struggled this week with any particular sin or weakness?
  • Have you honored God with your relationships this week at home, work, and church?
  • Have you shared your faith this week and been a faithful witness?
  • Have you just lied to me regarding any of the above questions?


  1. Into the Depths of God by Calvin Miller
  2. The Utter Relief of Holiness by John Eldridge
  3. The Holiness of God by R.C. Sproul
  4. Rediscovering Holiness by J.I. Packer
  5. Tempted and Tried by Russell Moore
  6. A Long Obedience in the Same Direction by Eugene Peterson
  7. The Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges
  8. Brand Jesus: Christianity in a Consumer Age by Tyler Wigg Stevenson
  9. The Trivialization of God by Donald McCullough
  10. Passion and Purity by Elisabeth Elliot
  11. Holiness by Henry Blackaby