The Hole In Our Holiness

The Hole In Our Holiness Kevin DeYoung’s The Hole in Our Holiness: Filling the Gap between Gospel Passion and the Pursuit of Godliness is a fresh and needed challenge to the church today.

Here are a few quotes pulled from my reading:

“You can think of holiness, to employ a metaphor, as the sanctification of your body. The mind is filled with the knowledge of God and fixed on what is good. The eyes turn away from sensuality and shudder at the sight of evil. The mouth tells the truth and refuses to gossip, slander, or speak what is coarse or obscene. The spirit is earnest, steadfast, and gentle. The heart is full of joy instead of hopelessness, patience instead of irritability, kindness instead of anger, humility instead of pride, and thankfulness instead of envy. The sexual organs are pure, being reserved for the privacy of marriage between one man and one woman. The feet move toward the lowly and away from senseless conflict, divisions, and wild parties. The hands are quick to help those in need and ready to fold in prayer. This is the anatomy of holiness.”

“Apart from our union with Christ every effort to imitate Christ, no matter how noble and inspired at the outset, inevitably leads to legalism and spiritual defeat. But once you understand the doctrine of union with Christ, you see that God doesn’t ask us to attain to what we’re not. He only calls us to accomplish what already is. The pursuit of holiness is not a quixotic effort to do just what Jesus did. It’s the fight to live out the life that has already been made alive in Christ.”

“God does want you to be the real you. He does want you to be true to yourself. But the “you” he’s talking about is the “you” that you are by grace, not by nature.”

“Sin may get in some good jabs. It may clean your clock once in a while. It may bring you to your knees. But if you are in Christ it will never knock you out. You are no longer a slave, but free. Sin has no dominion over you. It can’t. It won’t. A new King sits on the throne. You serve a different Master. You salute a different Lord.”

Fear Unbelief – Hebrews 4:1-2

Fear UnbeliefSays Hebrews 4:1, “Therefore, while the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us fear lest any of you should seem to have failed to reach it.”

What is there to fear? Find out by listening now to this message from Hebrews 4:1-2…

Series: Hebrews
Date: April 6, 2014
Speaker: Kevin A. Pierpont
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Today – Hebrews 3:7-19

Today
Hebrews 3:13 says to, “exhort one another every day, as long as it is called ‘today,’ that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. Listen now to this message from Hebrews 3:7-19…

Series: Hebrews
Date: March 30, 2014
Speaker: Kevin A. Pierpont
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Consider Jesus – Hebrews 3:1-6, Part 2

Consider Jesus part 2Jesus will always be the answer to our greatest need. So we’re told to consider Jesus in Hebrews 3. Listen now to this message from Hebrews 3:1-6…

Series: Hebrews
Date: March 23, 2014
Speaker: Kevin A. Pierpont
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Consider Jesus – Hebrews 3:1-6, Part 1

Consider Jesus part 1
What do you feel is your greatest need today? In Hebrews 3:1 we’re told to consider Jesus, because our greatest need is ultimately met in Him. Listen now to this message from Hebrews 3:1-6…

Series: Hebrews
Date: March 16, 2014
Speaker: Kevin A. Pierpont
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