Living a Holy Life

What happens at the cross is different than what happens to you after the Cross. Becoming a Christian means that you agree to the disciplines of a life of holiness.

 Ephesians 2:8-10    AT THE CROSS

                                      You are saved by grace

 Ephesians 2:10       AFTER THE CROSS

                                     You are called to ‘good works’

 Ephesians 2:8         AT THE CROSS

                                     You are a sinner saved by grace

 1st Thess 4:1-8       AFTER THE CROSS

                                     You are a disciple walking in sanctification

 Revelation 1:5b      AT THE CROSS

                                    The blood cleanses you of all past sins

 Ephesians 5:26      AFTER THE CROSS

                                    The Word of God obeyed sanctifies you

 1st Peter 1:18,19    AT THE CROSS

                                    The power of the blood saves you

 1st John 2:15-17    AFTER THE CROSS

                                    A holy life separated from the world is biblical evidence of genuine salvation

 John 3:16                AT THE CROSS

                                    Agape love saves you

 2nd Cor 5:14          AFTER THE CROSS

                                    Agape love compels you

 Colossians 1:13     AT THE CROSS

                                    Jesus saves your from the dominion of sin

 Romans 6:14         AFTER THE CROSS

                                   Jesus gives you dominion over sin

Titus 3:5-6              AT THE CROSS

                                    Jesus is your Savior

 Philippians 3:8      AFTER THE CROSS

                                  Jesus is your Lord. At the cross Jesus is not yet the Lord of your life. So while

                                   He indeed is Lord of the Universe, you have not personally allowed Him that

                                   recognition. After the cross, He is both Savior and Lord.

 1st Cor 15:3            AT THE CROSS

                                    Christ is crucified for you

 Galatians 5:16-24   AFTER THE CROSS

                                    You crucify your flesh with it’s passions and desires

2nd Corinthians 7:1

“Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.”

Titus 2:11-14

“For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.”