Week Five -- June 26 - July 2
9 “Therefore, you should pray like this:
Our Father in heaven,
Your name be honored as holy.
10 Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us today our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
Overview - Holiness
Overview: Holiness means “unique or set apart.” God is the source and definition of holiness. In the Old Testament we see people, places, things and time being declared as Holy and are honored by treating them with special care because of their close relationship with God.
Holiness is a way of talking about God’s character and nature as the most unique, powerful, beautiful, and good being in the universe. 1 Samuel 2:2 says, “There is no one holy like the Lord; there is no one besides you.” Jesus claimed that he was the new temple, the place where God’s holiness meets people in their sin and uncleanness.
So, how does the biblical meaning of holiness differ from our cultural meaning? This week we will discover how God’s holiness is rooted in his character and how we as believers are called to follow our Savior in holy living.
--The Bible Project
Read 1 Peter 1:13-25
What do you learn about God (Father, Son, Holy Spirit)? How is He described?
What do you learn about man? How do people act or respond in the passage?
In a sentence or two summarize what you have learned from this passage.
Where are you in the story? Ask yourself these questions: Is there an example to follow, sin to avoid, command to obey or promise to claim?
How does this passage help you pray and live in obedience today?
Reflect on this week's study:
- What is one passage or principle that stood out to you? Why?
- How did your time in the word this week challenge you?
- What is one step of obedience you want to carry with you from this point forward?