6. The Holy Spirit and Living a Holy Life – Discussion starters
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May He sanctify you.  Our lesson opens with the beautiful benediction in 1 Thessalonians: Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Thessalonians 5:23, NASB). How closely connected are God’s holiness and … [Click to read more …]

What’s the Point of Being Holy?
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Breaking Bread With a Friend

Tax collectors and other notorious sinners often came to listen to Jesus teach. This made the Pharisees and teachers of religious law complain that he was associating with such sinful people—even eating with them! Luke 15:1-2 NLT Jesus was frequently seen publicly eating with sinners, infuriating the Pharisees, who prided themselves from staying away from … [Click to read more …]