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God is Holy

Week Starting April 18, 2021

 

Read this Scripture:  
Leviticus 11:44 

For I am the LORD your God. Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy, for I am holy. (ESV)

 

Read this Thought:
Holy. That can be a funny word or a very important word. Holey, with an ‘e’ in it, means something that is full of holes - like your favourite pair of old socks that you won’t let anyone throw away.  

However, holy (without the ‘e’) is a very important word because it describes God. That word tells us that God is perfect and pure and deserves our worship. Not only is God holy, He wants us to be holy like Him - He knows that this is actually the best thing for us. Are you holy and pure like God?

Close your eyes and picture that God’s holiness is like a perfect, dazzling, white, brand new t-shirt. Now imagine that same shirt covered with mud and food and all sorts of yucky stains - unfortunately that’s like us. Even when we try our best, our sins stain us and make it impossible to be holy like God.

Unless… Well, there actually is one way for us to be holy. You see, Jesus (God’s Son who is holy too), offers to take our sinful life (imagine giving Him our dirty t-shirt) and exchange it for His perfect sinless life (picture putting on His clean shirt instead). This doesn’t mean that we will never sin again. But it does mean that, if we have accepted this free exchange, when God looks at us He sees Jesus' perfection instead of our sinfulness.

How good is God! That He would send Jesus so that we can have His holiness. 

Do this Activity:
Watch this short video illustration together (click here). Once you have done that, talk about how we cannot be holy without Jesus.

 

Discuss this Question:
Why is being holy like God hard? How does Jesus help us?

 

Scripture to Memorise:

Deuteronomy 6:4–5

[4] Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. [5] You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. (ESV)

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