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Teaching Holiness


Teaching Holiness

Guide to Contents


Teaching Holiness:
The Why and the How

Begin Here

The Bible says to pursue it and to make it complete ("perfect"). A prominent 19th century Christian leader described it as a foundational principle of the Christian life. And a prominent Christian writer of the 21st century writes that it has been scandalously neglected. (Read more)


What Is Holiness?

To know how to explain holiness to others, we must know for ourselves what it meant and what it did not mean in the apostles’ time. First, we turn to the Greek lexicon, a grammatical word list of all the words in the Greek New Testament.(Read more)


Principal Concepts for Teaching Holiness

The principal concepts in teaching the doctrine of holiness (sanctification) are:
1. Holiness begins with one’s choosing to (Read more)


Holiness: My Personal Discovery

My spiritual journey began when I was about 12. My father gave me Charles Sheldon’s book In His Steps. It’s the story of what occurred in a congregation when the pastor challenged the members to ask, when they faced a problem, “What would Jesus do?” I took that penetrating question to heart, and all through my life I have heard its echo. (Read more)


On 2 Corinthians 6:14–7:1

Paul contrasts the mind-set of the child of God with the mind-set of the captive of Satan using several graphic phrases. Who would choose to turn his back on the One who says, “I will be your Father”? (Read more)


Why Should I Be Holy?

When a believer in fervent love eagerly chooses to set himself apart from the world to serve God, all heaven rushes to support him in his personal battle to overcome sin in his life. (Read more)


“Holy" in Greek and English

To pass over the words holy and holiness as found in the Bible is to leave much of the riches of the Christian faith unclaimed. To absorb the full meanings of these words into one’s daily life is to become one with Christ. (Read more)


Comments on Titus 2:11-14

This comment illuminates one of the Bible’s most beautiful passages. Its theme is personal salvation, especially justification and sanctification. It provides the believer wit a clear description of God’s salvation purposes: to have “a people of his own” and to teach His people how to become partakers of the divine nature. (Read more)


The Uncomfortable Doctrine

The proclamation of holiness, the call to turn away from self-pleasing worldliness, does not fill the pews nor the church’s treasury. But it fills the courts of heaven with anthems of praise, for a holy people are God’s delight! (Read more) 


Holiness: the Everyday Attitude

“Sanctification, or holiness, is one of the most frequent, important, and all-embracing concepts in Scripture. It has to do with God and man; with relationships, worship, and morals; with every period of life, whether . . .”  (Read more)


How to Teach Holiness

In teaching holiness, there are words to define, concepts to learn – and unlearn – personal traits to discover and ponder. To explore and grasp the true meaning of holiness is a life-altering journey.  (Read more)