Hebrews 12:1-14, Psalm 119:9-17; Luke 22:40-46
While we are indeed justified by Christ and set apart to God, believers are to spend this life becoming more holy – more like Jesus. Over the last two weeks we were reminded that the chief means and motivation to holiness is the love and grace of God, which teaches us to say no to ungodliness. But the Scriptures offer additional practical advice, and this sermon looks at three passages that teach us about the path to holiness. From Hebrews 12 we are reminded to throw off whatever entangles us as we run the race – as we strive for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. Psalm 119 reminds us that if we are to keep our way pure, we must be a people steeped in the word, and Luke 22 that we must be a people of prayer. How serious we are about those things reveals how serious we are about holiness.