Ch. 4: The Holiness of Christ

The Pursuit of Holiness

by, Jerry Bridges

Ch. 4: The Holiness of Christ

  • the holiness of Jesus was more than simply the absence of actual sin. It was also a perfect conformity to the will of His Father p.43
    • “For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.” Hebrews 4:15
    • “For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent me.” John 6:38
  • A serious view of the holiness of God – His own moral perfection and infinite hatred of sin – will leave us… seeing with utter dismay our own lack of holiness p.44
  • The more we grow in holiness, the more we need assurance that the perfect righteousness of Christ is credited to us p.44
    • “God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.” 2 Corinthians 5:21
  • The sinless holy life of Jesus Christ is meant to be an example for us p.46
  • In all of our thoughts, all of our actions, in every part of our character, the ruling principle that motivates and guides us should be the desire to follow Christ in doing the will of the Father p.47

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