Living Holy Lives in an Unholy World
1) Say no to ungodliness and worldly passions.
1 John 2:16-17
a) We are to say no to inappropriate physical pleasure.
1 Corinthians 6:18
b) We are to say no to the overabundance of material possessions.
c) We are to say no to human pride.
We live in a world where we'd rather be envied than esteemed.
2 Timothy 1:7
2) Say yes to godliness.
3) Powerful incentives.
a) Remember and appreciate God's G.R.A.C.E., we are motivated to holy living.
b) Understand God's purpose.
c) Believe God's promise.
4) Essential ingredients.
a) Use your mind.
Right thinking leads to right behavior and then to right feeling.
The facts should be understood (thinking), then we responf in faith(behavior), and then comes feelings (of security & goodness).
b) Wait patiently.