SET APARTa helpful sermon series on the pursuit of personal holiness.

January 7 – February 25, 2018 (8 Weeks)

Main Idea: All around us, we are witnessing the imploding of prominent persons and careers, mainly in Hollywood, Politics, and the News Media, due to deceit, impurity, greed, and abusive power.  It is in a time like this that we need to be reminded that God tells us: “Be Holy as I AM Holy!”  Being holy literally means to be set apart for God’s purposes.  This helpful series will encourage you to be set apart for God’s glory in these challenging days.

Date                Title                                                                             Main Text

Jan. 7               As We Start This New Year…                                 Matthew 28:16-20

Main Idea: The most important thing for you, and for our church, as we begin this brand new year is…the pursuit of personal holiness!

Jan 14              There’s no doubt about it!                                       1 Peter 1:13-21

Main Idea: Any understanding of Christianity that does not have as its goal to be holy as Christ is holy is not authentic Christianity.

Jan 21              It takes your effort plus…                                         1 Peter 1:22-2

Main Idea: Scripture shows us, once again, a balance of OUR EFFORT to be set apart, or Holy, before God and the power of God’s Spirit within to assist us.

Jan 28              We are in this together…                                          1 Peter 2:4-10

Main Idea: Scripture teaches that believers are part of the church, or body of Christ, which should serve to assist us greatly in our pursuit of God’s holiness.

Feb 4               We are to be different…                                           1 Peter 2:11-17

Main Idea:  Scripture teaches us that God calls, expects, and empowers us to live holy lives for His glory.

Feb 11             Love Vs. Lust                                                              1 Peter 4:1-8

Main Idea: As we approach Valentine’s Day, we would do well to consider the consequences of lust and pursue more purposefully a life of love; which will lead us to personal holiness and good standing with God.


Feb 18             Think it over…and live differently!                          Romans 6:1-6;11-13

Main Idea: In Romans 6, the Apostle Paul urges us to see ourselves as freed up from the bondage of sin, to think differently about ourselves, and to live in close communion with God, which is the path of personal holiness.

Feb. 25                        Don’t Ever Give Up!                                                   Romans 6:15-23

Main Idea: in this text, we see that sanctification, or growing in personal holiness, is a progressive and ongoing pursuit that continues until we leave this world for Heaven with our Savior.



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