Part 4: The giant cookie cutters
This is the time of year when homemade cookies start flying out of the oven and I start putting on my winter hibernation weight. Gingerbread men, trees, stars, candy cane shapes, even little reindeer - most being cut through those festive cookie cutter patterns. This reminds me that our world is also trying to push us through a mold, to conform to a pattern, to shape a particular worldview. The problem is that we get pressed to push God out of our lives. How do we pursue holiness under the pressure to conform? How do we stand out in a cookie cutter world?
November 26, 2017
Part 3: someone tell me how
How do we become holy? What is my part in growing in holiness? Fortunately, the apostle Paul spells it out for us. There’s no silver bullet or magic pill. It’s a process. It’s a lifelong journey of becoming more like Jesus.
November 19, 2017
Greg St. Cyr
Part 2: Spiritual Sacrifices
Holiness seems appropriate for God; there is no one else like God. But holiness seems a bit more awkward for people. What do holy people do? Is holiness boring, or weird? Can I still play ice hockey and be holy? If I am holy, should I stop hanging out with my unholy friends?
November 12, 2017
Part 1: The Game Changer
Everything about us hinges on our view of God. The Lord is absolute perfection, flawless and without blemish. He is set apart from sin and separated from any defect or fault. In a word, He is holy. In 1 Peter 1:15-16, we read, “He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”
November 5, 2017
Greg St. Cyr