SERIES: 20/20: Seeing Truth Clearly
MESSAGE: Holy, Holy, Holy!
SPEAKER: Skip Heitzig
SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 6:1-8

MESSAGE SUMMARY
Holiness sounds scary. Thoughts of dusty, cloistered halls of a monastery fill our minds when we hear the word. We might think of chants and long prayers rather than anthems and short prayers. It hardly seems like an appropriate word for the twenty-first century! But according to one theologian, God’s holiness is the one attribute that binds all His other attributes together. This is the characteristic that most uniquely describes God. Let’s consider it today.

STUDY GUIDE
Connect Recap Notes: August 9, 2020
Speaker: Skip Heitzig
Teaching: "Holy, Holy, Holy!"
Text: Isaiah 6:1-8

Path

Holiness sounds scary. Thoughts of dusty, cloistered halls of a monastery fill our minds when we hear the word. We might think of chants and long prayers rather than anthems and short prayers. It hardly seems like an appropriate word for the twenty-first century! But according to one theologian, God's holiness is the one attribute that binds all His other attributes together. This is the characteristic that most uniquely describes God. Let's consider it today.

  1. Holiness Means Separation (vv. 1-4)
  2. Holiness Magnifies Corruption (v. 5)
  3. Holiness Mandates Purification (vv. 6-7)
  4. Holiness Motivates Commission (v. 8)
Points

Holiness Means Separation (vv. 1-4)Holiness Magnifies Corruption (v. 5)Holiness Mandates Purification (vv. 6-7)Holiness Motivates Commission (v. 8)Practice

Connect Up: Only God is perfectly holy—separate from sin and the stain of unrighteousness. What are the positive and negative aspects of God's holiness? Don Stewart reminds us, "On the negative side, holiness consists of what God does and does not do. He does not look upon or participate in any sin. On the positive side, He always does that which is right." Discuss the positive and negative aspects, giving examples for both.

Connect In: How important is holiness to you personally and to the church? How should we be pursuing it in both spheres? If to be holy is to hate sin and love righteousness, as Pastor Skip said, what does this look like practically?

Connect Out: Chuck Colson said that reading about God's holiness was a catalyst in his conversion. He said it "drove [him] to my knees and dramatically challenged [his] Christian life." How can holiness lead someone to Christ? Can living a holy life act as a witness to a watching world? If so, how?

OUTLINE


  1. Holiness Means Separation (vv. 1-4)

  2. Holiness Magnifies Corruption (v. 5)

  3. Holiness Mandates Purification (vv. 6-7)

  4. Holiness Motivates Commission (v. 8)


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