What Is Most Important for Making Progress in Holiness?

Episode 8 Show Notes

From the Show

I think a lot of Christians today view progress in holiness as this individualistic effort. “You know, the more I’m reading books about God on my own and praying in my prayer closet and studying the Scriptures, the more I’m growing in holiness.” But the reality is there in that closet you really don’t know whether or not your progressing very much in holiness. It’s only when you get around other sinners who challenge you and make life difficult that you are really starting to see the fruit of the Spirit growing and being worked out in your own life. Another thing I would encourage is just being part of the fellowship of believers and growing together with other sinners under the ministry of the Word. Hearing God’s word preached—that’s how we are progressing in holiness. It’s not an individualistic thing. It’s a communal thing.—Adriel Sanchez

Questions in this Episode

1. What do you think is really important for making progress in holiness. What do you think I should really focus on?

2. What does 2 Corinthians 5 mean when it says we used to regard Christ according to the flesh? Is it saying that we shouldn’t think of Jesus’ human nature after he rose from the dead?

3. How would you apply the gospel to someone who has suffered domestic violence?

4. How should we respond to people in the church who struggle with sin and immaturity?

5.  Did Jesus have brothers or sisters? Did Mary have other children?

6. Some of the millennial generation of Christians I know are really taken by the idea that the Bible is much more focused on the Kingdom of God than personal salvation? What do you think?

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