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The Holiness of Christ

Men’s Small Group // January 31, 2022

This is a lesson I prepared for a men’s small group and is based on the book “Pursuit of Holiness” by Jerry Bridges (Chapter 4)

2For our sake 1he made him to be sin who knew no sin, 3so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
2 Corinthians 5:21 ESV

1This means that God the Father made Christ to be regarded and treated as “sin” even though Christ himself never sinned.

2That is, God regarded and treated “our” sin (the sin of all who would believe in Christ) as if our sin belonged not to us but to Christ himself.

3This means that just as God imputed our sin and guilt to Christ (“he made him to be sin”) so God also imputes the righteousness of Christ—a righteousness that is not our own—to all who believe in Christ.

Understanding this is essential to pursuing holiness… We must keep coming back to this truth…

“We need this first of all to be firmly grounded in our security in Christ.” p.42

“His life is meant to be an example of holiness for us.” p.46

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