The Pursuit Of Holiness The Battle For Holiness

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The Pursuit Of Holiness The Battle For Holiness

  1. 1. THE PURSUIT OF HOLINESS <ul><li>THE BATTLE FOR HOLINESS </li></ul><ul><li>Chapter 6 </li></ul>
  2. 2. THE PURSUIT OF HOLINESS THE BATTLE FOR HOLINESS Romans 7:21 So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me
  3. 3. THE PURSUIT OF HOLINESS THE BATTLE FOR HOLINESS To wage a successful war against this enemy within, it is important to know something of its nature and tactics. We must: <ul><li>Recognize that the seat of indwelling sin is the HEART </li></ul><ul><li>Be aware of how indwelling sin tends to deceive our understanding or reasoning. </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriate God’s power in our fight against sin. </li></ul>
  4. 4. THE PURSUIT OF HOLINESS THE BATTLE FOR HOLINESS <ul><li>Recognize that the seat of indwelling sin is the HEART </li></ul>Jeremiah17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? James 1:22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Psalm 139: 23- 24 Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
  5. 5. THE PURSUIT OF HOLINESS THE BATTLE FOR HOLINESS <ul><li>Be aware of how indwelling sin tends to deceive our understanding or reasoning. </li></ul>Matthew 26:41 Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak.
  6. 6. THE PURSUIT OF HOLINESS THE BATTLE FOR HOLINESS <ul><li>Appropriate God’s power in our fight against sin </li></ul>Proverbs 4:23 Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.
  7. 7. THE PURSUIT OF HOLINESS THE BATTLE FOR HOLINESS Application: <ul><li>Can you give an example of how sin in the heart clouded your reason? What have you done to guard yourself against self-deception? </li></ul><ul><li>In what area have you let your guard down, thinking you have overcome some sin? What steps do you need to take to remain vigilant against the Enemy’s schemes? </li></ul>
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