Pursue Holiness

Text: Hebrews 12:14b
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Outline: PDF
Date: March 4, 2007

This Lord’s Day I plan to cover the second half of verse 14 as we consider what it means to pursue holiness.

One of my reasons for focusing on this phrase is that I have observed that believers have different ideas about what it means to pursue holiness which are reflected by their response to our text, “Pursue the sanctification (holiness) without which no-one will see the Lord.” Some hear a text like that and say, “Good. I love preaching which strongly exhorts me to work harder at my spiritual duties.” For such people the measure of a good sermon is how convicted they feel afterwards. Others hear such a text and declare, “All the holiness I need is found in Christ.” People like this are uneasy when pointed applications and exhortations are made.

Where is the balance to be found?

Posted on March 4th, 2007 | Permalink