God calls believers to a life of holiness: “But as 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’” (1 Pet. 13:15-16). But living holy lives is a challenge for believers, especially when God’s command stands in contrast to the kind of self-choice and personal autonomy that the world promotes.
It is therefore incumbent upon pastors, preachers, and teachers to preach the pursuit of holiness. The believer is a new creature in Christ; he or she is now dead to sin and alive to God. Sin is no longer the master. On the other hand, being in Christ means we have the freedom to live just as God has intended. It is a new, abundant, triumphant, and permanent life. Dr. Steve Lawson said, “Jesus, by subjecting Himself to death, shattered the power of sin over our lives. Jesus broke the authority that sin once had over our lives. The mastery of sin and death has been ended once and for all. It was a fully accomplished and successful mission upon the cross. The benefits are now given without any cost to us.” This truth is worth proclaiming in our preaching and teaching.
Preaching the Pursuit of Holiness affirms the need for a Christ-exalting, biblical preaching in the local churches. It is also a call to proclaim solid truths from Scripture, the only definitive authority for holy living. Indeed, faithful preaching of the pursuit of holiness cultivates personal holiness among individual members of the body of Christ.
Who may attend?
- Men in ministry, including:
- Pastors and preachers
- Church elders
- Church teachers
- Cell group/small group/Bible study group leaders
- Seminary students
- Those planning to join any ministry that involves teaching
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