Holiness in the New Testament
Part 2

Holiness as an Event
Holiness
as a
Process

Holiness
as an
Event

Holiness
as a
Quality

Set Apart
for God
M
oral
P
urity

Holiness
as a
State ...
Holiness as an Event

GOD
Secured the Christian’s
positional holiness through the
death of His Son & also began
holiness a...
Holiness as an Event

We are no longer owned by sin
We are
owned by
GOD
Holiness as an Event

Jesus’ righteousness was
imputed to
your account
Your sin, guilt and
punishment were imputed to
Jesu...
Holiness as an Event: Positionally

In the Royal Courthouse
Your record is without sin.
Holiness as an Event: Positionally

Micah 7:19 – ...You will trample
our sins under your feet and
throw them into the dept...
Holiness as an Event: Positionally

Isaiah 1:18 – No matter how
deep the stain of your sins, I can
remove it. I can make y...
Holiness as an Event: Positionally

Jeremiah 31:34 – ...And I will
forgive their wickedness and will
never again remember ...
Holiness
as an
Event

1 Corinthians 6:11

Copyright, Michael F. Sabo
Holiness as an Event: Positionally

1 Corinthians 6:11 – There was
a time when some of you were
just like that, but now yo...
Holiness as an Event: Positionally

You have been made right with
God because of what the Lord
Jesus Christ and the Spirit...
Holiness
as an
Event

1 Corinthians 6:11

Secured at Conversion

Copyright, Michael F. Sabo
Holiness as an Event: Positionally

2 Corinthians 5:17 – ...those
who become Christians become
new persons. They are not t...
Holiness as an Event: Positionally & Practically

2 Peter 1:4 – ...He has promised
that you will escape the
decadence all ...
Holiness as an Event: Positionally

If you are a Christian
You are not a Sinner
You are a Saint
Holiness as an Event: Positionally

Romans 4:22-25 – And
because of Abraham’s faith,
God declared him to be
23
righteous. ...
Holiness as an Event: Positionally

wasn’t just for Abraham’s
benefit. 24It was for us, too,
assuring us that God will
als...
Holiness as an Event: Positionally

He was handed over to die
because of our sins, and he was
raised from the dead to make...
Holiness
as an
Event

1 Corinthians 6:11

Holiness Secured at Conversion
1 Thessalonians 5:23

Copyright, Michael F. Sabo
Holiness as an Event: Practically

1 Thessalonians 5:23 – Now
may the God of peace make
you holy in every way, and may
you...
Holiness
as an
Event

1 Corinthians 6:11

Secured at Conversion
1 Thessalonians 5:23

Begins at Conversion
Copyright, Mich...
Holiness as an Event: Positionally & Practically

At the Event
Positionally – you are set apart –
sanctified – made holy.
...
Holiness as an Event: Practically

Practical Holiness doesn’t mean
you are sinless or will be sinless
on this side of deat...
Holiness as an Event: Practically

On the basis of the
Event of Holiness
GOD declares
each Christian Holy
and calls them
S...
Holiness as an Event: Positionally & Practically

1 Peter 2:9 – ...You are a
chosen people. You are a
kingdom of priests, ...
Holiness as an Event: Positionally & Practically

This is so you can show
others the goodness of God,
for he called you ou...
Holiness as an Event: Positionally & Practically

Hebrews 8:10 – But this is the new
covenant I will make with the
people ...
Old Covenant
- external
- written on
stone tablets
- can’t change
hearts
- worship through
rituals & rules
- obedience una...
Holiness as an Event: Positionally & Practically

Ezekiel 36:25-28 – I will sprinkle
you with pure water and you will
be c...
Holiness as an Event: Positionally & Practically

I will give you a new heart and
I will put a new spirit within you.
I wi...
Holiness as an Event: Positionally & Practically

I will put my Spirit within you; I
will take the initiative and you
will...
Holiness as an Event: Positionally & Practically

Then you will live in the land I
gave to your fathers; you will be
my pe...
Holiness as an Event: Positionally & Practically

Holy Hearts
will result in
Holy Living
Summary

Positionally
Christians are set apart –
Sanctified
You were made holy.
Summary

Practically
Holy Spirit’s Role
He has written God’s Word on
your new holy heart and has
given you a desire to obe...
Summary

Practically
Christian’s Role
All true Christians have a desire
to obey God but only as they
abide in Christ will ...
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  1. 1. Holiness in the New Testament Part 2 Holiness as an Event
  2. 2. Holiness as a Process Holiness as an Event Holiness as a Quality Set Apart for God M oral P urity Holiness as a State or Condition Copyright, Michael F. Sabo
  3. 3. Holiness as an Event GOD Secured the Christian’s positional holiness through the death of His Son & also began holiness at the practical level.
  4. 4. Holiness as an Event We are no longer owned by sin We are owned by GOD
  5. 5. Holiness as an Event Jesus’ righteousness was imputed to your account Your sin, guilt and punishment were imputed to Jesus’ account
  6. 6. Holiness as an Event: Positionally In the Royal Courthouse Your record is without sin.
  7. 7. Holiness as an Event: Positionally Micah 7:19 – ...You will trample our sins under your feet and throw them into the depths of the ocean! NLT
  8. 8. Holiness as an Event: Positionally Isaiah 1:18 – No matter how deep the stain of your sins, I can remove it. I can make you as clean as freshly fallen snow. Even if you are stained as red as crimson, I can make you as white as wool. NLT
  9. 9. Holiness as an Event: Positionally Jeremiah 31:34 – ...And I will forgive their wickedness and will never again remember their sins. NLT
  10. 10. Holiness as an Event 1 Corinthians 6:11 Copyright, Michael F. Sabo
  11. 11. Holiness as an Event: Positionally 1 Corinthians 6:11 – There was a time when some of you were just like that, but now your sins have been washed away, and you have been set apart for God.
  12. 12. Holiness as an Event: Positionally You have been made right with God because of what the Lord Jesus Christ and the Spirit of our God have done for you. NLT
  13. 13. Holiness as an Event 1 Corinthians 6:11 Secured at Conversion Copyright, Michael F. Sabo
  14. 14. Holiness as an Event: Positionally 2 Corinthians 5:17 – ...those who become Christians become new persons. They are not the same anymore, for the old life is gone. A new life has begun! NLT
  15. 15. Holiness as an Event: Positionally & Practically 2 Peter 1:4 – ...He has promised that you will escape the decadence all around you caused by evil desires and that you will share in his divine nature. NLT
  16. 16. Holiness as an Event: Positionally If you are a Christian You are not a Sinner You are a Saint
  17. 17. Holiness as an Event: Positionally Romans 4:22-25 – And because of Abraham’s faith, God declared him to be 23 righteous. Now this wonderful truth—that God declared him to be righteous
  18. 18. Holiness as an Event: Positionally wasn’t just for Abraham’s benefit. 24It was for us, too, assuring us that God will also declare us to be righteous if we believe in God, who brought Jesus our Lord back from the dead.
  19. 19. Holiness as an Event: Positionally He was handed over to die because of our sins, and he was raised from the dead to make us right with God. NLT 25
  20. 20. Holiness as an Event 1 Corinthians 6:11 Holiness Secured at Conversion 1 Thessalonians 5:23 Copyright, Michael F. Sabo
  21. 21. Holiness as an Event: Practically 1 Thessalonians 5:23 – Now may the God of peace make you holy in every way, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless until that day when our Lord Jesus Christ comes again. NLT
  22. 22. Holiness as an Event 1 Corinthians 6:11 Secured at Conversion 1 Thessalonians 5:23 Begins at Conversion Copyright, Michael F. Sabo
  23. 23. Holiness as an Event: Positionally & Practically At the Event Positionally – you are set apart – sanctified – made holy. Practically – you are enabled, by abiding in Christ, to live a holy life from the inside out.
  24. 24. Holiness as an Event: Practically Practical Holiness doesn’t mean you are sinless or will be sinless on this side of death but that you are being molded into the image of Jesus.
  25. 25. Holiness as an Event: Practically On the basis of the Event of Holiness GOD declares each Christian Holy and calls them Saints (Holy Ones)
  26. 26. Holiness as an Event: Positionally & Practically 1 Peter 2:9 – ...You are a chosen people. You are a kingdom of priests, God’s holy nation, his very own possession.
  27. 27. Holiness as an Event: Positionally & Practically This is so you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light. NLT
  28. 28. Holiness as an Event: Positionally & Practically Hebrews 8:10 – But this is the new covenant I will make with the people of Israel on that day, says the Lord: I will put my laws in their minds, and I will write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. NLT
  29. 29. Old Covenant - external - written on stone tablets - can’t change hearts - worship through rituals & rules - obedience unable by human effort New Covenant - internal - written on new hearts - Holy Spirit changes hearts - worship through a holy heart - obedience enabled by the Holy Spirit
  30. 30. Holiness as an Event: Positionally & Practically Ezekiel 36:25-28 – I will sprinkle you with pure water and you will be clean from all your impurities. I will purify you from all your idols.
  31. 31. Holiness as an Event: Positionally & Practically I will give you a new heart and I will put a new spirit within you. I will remove the heart of stone from your body and give you a heart of flesh. 26
  32. 32. Holiness as an Event: Positionally & Practically I will put my Spirit within you; I will take the initiative and you will obey my statutes and carefully observe my regulations. 27
  33. 33. Holiness as an Event: Positionally & Practically Then you will live in the land I gave to your fathers; you will be my people, and I will be your God. NLT 28
  34. 34. Holiness as an Event: Positionally & Practically Holy Hearts will result in Holy Living
  35. 35. Summary Positionally Christians are set apart – Sanctified You were made holy.
  36. 36. Summary Practically Holy Spirit’s Role He has written God’s Word on your new holy heart and has given you a desire to obey from your heart.
  37. 37. Summary Practically Christian’s Role All true Christians have a desire to obey God but only as they abide in Christ will they be enabled to obey from the heart.
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