Kelly King

This Week at HOPE!

Kelly King
This Week at HOPE!

PASTOR GLEN'S BLOG
August 23, 2018

We worship a HOLY God, who calls us to holiness.  The great 18th Century missionary David Brainerd, who spent his brief life (29 years) ministering to Native Americans, wrote in his journal these words: “I never got away from Jesus Christ and him crucified.  When my people were gripped by this great doctrine of Christ and him crucified, I had no need to give them instructions about morality.  I found that one followed as the sure and inevitable fruit of the other.”

What Brainerd was saying in essence was this: “When a Christian realizes who God is and what God has done for him/her in the death and resurrection of Christ, it tends to have a dramatic effect on this life, not only in salvation but in holiness.”  

Our lives as Christians must be different, as we choose to live and serve in a manner consistent with God’s call to holiness.  We read in 1 Peter 1:15-16, “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.’” 

As we approach a holy God in worship, we recognize our unworthiness and sin and need for God’s amazing grace.  So, let us choose to live our lives in holiness!