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Living a Wholly Holy Life- Sermon Notes

“Living a Wholly Holy Life”

1 Thessalonians 5:23-25, CSB

 
The church is a community that seeks to become wholly holy.
 
“Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely. And may your whole spirit, soul, and body be kept sound and blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful; he will do it. Brothers and sisters pray for us also” (1 Thess. 5:23-25, CSB).
 
To be sanctified means to be holy or set apart from this evil world for God.
Sanctification is everything God does in us to make sure we turn out like Jesus in the end.
 
1. Holiness comes from the God of peace Himself (v. 23).
“Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely. And may your whole spirit, soul, and body be kept sound and blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
 
2. Holiness encompasses the entire person: spirit, soul, and body (v. 23).
 
“Flee sexual immorality! Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the person who is sexually immoral sins against his own body. Don’t you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, who you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So, glorify God with your body” (1 Cor. 6:18-20, CSB).
 
“So, I do not run like one who runs aimlessly or box like one beating the air. Instead, I discipline my body and bring it under strict control, so that after preaching to others, I myself will not be disqualified” (1 Cor. 9:26-27, CSB).
 
3. Holiness has a Godward focus in view of Christ’s coming (vv. 23b-24).
“May you…be kept sound and blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful; He will do it.”
 
· Holiness means to be without blame before the Lord and others.
 
· Holiness is motivated by the fact that Christ is coming to reward His people and to judge the wicked.
 
· Holiness relies on God’s calling, faithfulness, and His strength (v. 24).
“He who calls you is faithful; He will do it.”
 
4. Holiness grows in a loving community where believers pray for one another (v. 25).
“Brothers and sisters, pray for us also.”
 

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9-27-20 Weekly Bulletin

New Hope Baptist Church exists to make disciples who:
 
Know God– through weekly worship and teaching
Find Community– in weekly LIfeGroup gatherings
Make Disciples– in yearly Discipleship Groups (D-Groups)
Change the World– through missions, evangelism, and volunteering.

Deacon Nominations

New Hope is in the process of accepting nominations for its Deacon Ministry. Please remember to read and complete the nomination card and put it in the offering box outside the Sanctuary or return it to the office. We will be accepting qualified nominations through Sunday, September 27. The nomination card is available outside the Sanctuary on the tables.

 New Hope Kids

D-Group, Jr, – Wednesday Nights 6:30pm
 
Save the date… October 28th 6:00pm for our Fall Festival. Volunteers are needed. If you would like to be a part of this fun event, contact Pastor Wayne at wayne@newhopeforyou.com or sign up at the registration table outside the Sanctuary.

 Altitude Student Ministry

This Sunday, September 27 12pm-3pm is A.C.T,S. 
Pizza and games in the student room right after the worship service. 
Sunday morning Life Groups- 9am
Wednesday nights- 6:30
For those who are unable to attend in person, but still would like to be a part of the group, join us on Zoom Sunday Evenings and Wednesday Evenings @ 6:30pm. Email Pastor Nathan at nathan@newhopeforyou.com

 New Women’s Bible Study

“28 Day Prayer Journey. Enjoying Deeper Conversations with God” by Chrystal Evans Hurst. Books will be available for $12.99. If you have any questions, please contact the church office at (615) 883-6709.

 Pastor Search Team

Please be in prayer for our new Pastor Search Team members: Terry Dawson, Jim Ezell, Kasey Greene, Patricia Murphy, Beth Pulley, Pat Scales, and Jason Thomas.

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