For many people, “holy” refers to something highly religious; it’s sacred and untouchable. However, holiness is first and foremost the chief attribute of God. It refers to something that is set apart from the rest, and God is certainly set apart from anything and everything else. As followers of Christ, we, too, are called to be holy and set apart. “But as the one who called you is holy, you also are to be holy in all your conduct; for it is written, Be holy, because I am holy” (1 Pet. 1:15-16). Scripture speaks clearly to our holiness and shows us what being set apart looks like.
Session 1: Set Apart: The Holiness of God
Scripture: Psalm 99:1-9
The Point: God is holy and set apart from everything else in His creation.
Session 2: Set Apart by Christ
Scripture: Romans 6:5-14
The Point: In Christ, we are dead to sin but alive to God.
Session 3: Set Apart But Not Alone
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 2:6-16
The Point: The Holy Spirit helps us to live holy lives.
Session 4: Set Apart in the Way We Think
Scripture: Romans 12:1-5,9-13
The Point: Living for Christ changes the way we think.
Session 5: Set Apart in the Way We Live
Scripture: 2 John 1-9
The Point: We grow in Christlikeness as we walk in truth and love.
Session 6: Set Apart for the Journey
Scripture: Philippians 3:12-21
The Point: Growing in Christ is a lifelong journey.
Session 7: Abigail—a Woman of Wisdom
Scripture: 1 Samuel 25:14-17,23-28,32-35
The Point: Step in to keep a bad situation from getting worse.