Holiness

Transforming Hope | 1 Peter 1:13-2:3 |
How does Jesus transform lives? In this message from 1 Peter, we hear how our holy God changes his people to love like him. Outline Transforming hope (1:13-16) Two truths for transformation (1:17-21) Transformed to love (1:22-25) Transformed taste (2:1-3)

The Shepherd from Bethlehem | Micah 4:9-5:15 |
Where do you see God at work? Our instinct is often to look for ‘big’ things or ‘good’ things. But as God spoke to his people through Micah, he teaches them that he’s at work through good and difficult times, in unexpected places, and as he grows them in holiness. Outline Present pain (4:9-5:1) Coming shepherd (5:2-8) The end of evil (5:9-15) Seeing God at work

New Clothes | Colossians 3:12-17 |
How does trusting in Jesus change us? The new life Jesus gives means we take off what is opposed to Christ and put on a new way of living and speaking. Outline Take off the old self (vv 5, 8) Put on the new self (vv12-15) Be indwelled by Christ’s word (vv16 -17) (Note: the recording didn’t work during church and so this audio was recorded afterwards.)

Holding Firm to the Saviour | 2 Thessalonians 2:13-17 |
Why do we need to be saved? (v13) How can we be saved? (vv13-14) How do we hold firm? (vv15-17)