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We’re Called To Be Holy

Matthew 5:20

For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.

IMG_0301Did you know – I’m sure you did – that we are called to be holy.  God calls us to holiness through the Bible. Today’s passage speaks about this call to holiness.

Matthew 5:20For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.

Our holiness – our righteousness – is to be better than the church leaders of Jesus’ day. We are not to model holiness with our actions and think any way we want. We are called to clean the inside as well as the outside.

Matthew 23:25-2625 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. 26 Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and dish, and then the outside also will be clean.

We are called to holiness and to the extreme. In the sermon on the mount Jesus said;
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August 25, 2015 Posted by | Community, Daily Devotion, Daily Prayer, Discipleship, Encouragement, Evangelism, Faith Journey, From the Pastor, Leadership, Outreach, Personal, Theology | , , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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