The Message of Holiness

The Message of Holiness

The Bible Speaks Today Bible Themes Series

by Derek Tidball

The Message of Holiness
  • Length: 288 pages
  • Published: May 05, 2010
  •  In stock
  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-2412-0
  • Item Code: 2412
  • Case Quantity: 32

Christians universally agree they aspire to holiness, but to what, really, are they aspiring? Derek Tidball surveys the Scriptures for a comprehensive biblical understanding of this elusive mandate from God to "be holy as I am holy." The triune God of glory, he contends, sets us on paths that lead us through encounters with God, ourselves, our enemies and our companions to our ultimate destination, where we discover that we have been reshaped by God into his own image.


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Part 1. the Foundation of Holiness
1. God of the smoking mountains (Exodus 19:1-25)
2. God in Glory (Isaiah 6:1-13)
3. God in Trinity (1 Peter 1:1-2, 13-21)

Part 2. Visions of Holiness
4. Holiness as Purity (Leviticus 11:1-27)
5. Holiness as Wisdom (Proverbs 9)
6. Holiness as Justice (Isaiah 58)

Part 3. the Transformation of Holiness
7. Holiness Personified (Luke 1:35; 4:1, 34; 23:41)
8. Holiness Redefined (Matt. 5:20, 48; Mark 5:1-43; 7:1-23; Luke 14:1-14)
9. Holiness Orchestrated (John 17:9-19)

Part 4. the Dimensions of Holiness
10. Inner Purity (Psalm 51)
11. Personal Holiness (1 thessalonians 4:1-11)
12. Corporate Holiness (1 Peter 2:4-10, Ephesians 4:17-5:20)
13. Social Holiness (Micah 6:1-8)

Part 5. Pathways To Holiness
14. The Spirit of God (Galatians 5:13-6:10)
15. The Word of God (2 Timothy 3:14-17)
16. The Discipline of God (Hebrews 12:1-17)
17. Union With Christ (Romans 6:1-23)
18. Conflict With the Enemy (Ephesians 6:10-18)
19. Separation From the World (2 Corinthians 6:4-7: 1)

Part 6. the Destination of Holiness
20. To Be Like Him (1 John 3:2-3)
21. He Will Do It (1 thessalonians 5:23-24)

Study Guide

Derek Tidball

Derek Tidball is visiting scholar at Spurgeon's College, London. Previously he served as principal of the London School of Theology where he lectured in pastoral theology. His books include The Reality of Christ: The Message of Colossians for Today, Skillful Shepherds: Explorations in Pastoral Theology, and commentaries in the Bible Speaks Today Series. In addition, he is series editor for the Bible Speaks Today Bible Themes Series.