Tag Archives: Holiness

The Narrow Way: The flesh and the Spirit

Galatians 5:19-26 The battle against sin may have been decisively won when Jesus died on the Cross, but our sinful nature has a powerful hold on us and refuses to admit defeat – which makes further conflict inevitable, even after … Continue reading

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The Kings Highway

Isaiah 35 The path of the King (verses 1-7) Isaiah was called to prophesy to a nation who thought they could work out their own salvation (in a political sense). They would fail; and the inevitable consequence of trying to … Continue reading

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Pilgrims’ Progress: Holiness

Numbers 5:1-4 The Israelite camp is where God manifests His presence on earth, and like any ‘sacred space’ must be kept holy. And so the final stage in its re-organisation is to exclude all those individuals who are seriously ‘unclean’, … Continue reading

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An encounter with God (Isaiah 6:1-8) Part 2

Part 2: Confession (verse 5) The holiness with which Isaiah was confronted was the holiness that had destroyed Nadab and Abihu (the sons of Aaron) when the Tabernacle was first set up. No wonder he was terrified. The vision gave him … Continue reading

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An encounter with God (Isaiah 6:1-8)

Part 1: Confrontation (verses 1-4) What is it like to come ‘face to face’ with God? Many Christians talk about His presence as if it were a warm fuzzy feeling. That may be a common experience; but sometimes we encounter Him in … Continue reading

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Our rightful King

Psalm 24 The Proprietor (verses 1,2) Who owns this planet? God. “The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it.” (verse 1) All things (not just our own world but everything else in the entire universe) were originally made by … Continue reading

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Holiness: Sexual behaviour

Leviticus is famous for its stringent code of sexual morality (Leviticus 18) – and for the harsh penalties prescribed for breaking it (Leviticus 20). Nowhere else is the gulf between pagan and Judaeo-Christian ethics so vast. We live in a … Continue reading

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