What is holiness? Can we really be holy in God’s sight? If so, how and when can we be holy – in this life or the next? What does a holy lifestyle look like?
What are God’s expectations of sanctified people? Can holiness be experienced only in isolation? Is holiness simply a matter of following the rules of our religious denominations?
This introduction to Christian holiness helps you explore these vital questions and many more, either on your own or in a discussion group.
Through a series of biblical reflections from both Old and New Testaments, anecdotes, activities and probing questions, you are invited to encounter God in fresh ways. You can step up to new levels in your relationship with God – and with others.
The fourth volume in The Stairways Series – a set of teaching books designed to help Christians rise to higher levels in their relationships with God and others. The Publisher
Lieut-Colonel Ian Southwell was a science teacher in Australia before training as an officer (minister) in The Salvation Army. He was commissioned and ordained with his wife, Sonja, in 1969. Together they served in corps (church) leadership, school education, youth work, literary, international administrative, and leader development roles. Areas of ministry have included Zambia, The Philippines, Korea, Hong Kong and China, and in 15 other countries while based in the UK as well as in Ian's homeland of Australia.
PART ONE: RELATIONSHIP DEVELOPMENT
A key to understanding
1, We are made for relationships
PART TWO:ASPECTS OF THE RELATIONSHIP
Foundational knowledge stimulating our awareness and attention
2. Describing the indescribable
3. Emphasising the person and work of Christ
4. Emphasising the person and work of the Holy Spirit
5. Emphasising the person and work of God the Father
PART THREE: RESPONDING AND COMMITTING
Results of our awareness and attention
6. Commencing the radiant relationship
PART FOURN:OUR GROWING RELATIONSHIP
Developing a sanctified value system
7. How growth takes place
8. Love- the key to demonstration the radiance
9. Participating in Christ’s continuing mission
10. Using God’s gifts for service
PART FIVE: OUR MATURING RELATIONSHIP
Taking on Christ’s character
11. Characterised by Christ’s values