Getting Back to Personal Holiness


Letting God Deal with My Sin

  1. You can be Refined. (Mal 3:1-4)

  2. Review: 2 Corinthians 5:21 | Ephesians 4:30 | 1 Thessalonians 5:19

  3. ...or you can be Judged. (Mal 3:5)

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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read Malachi 2:17-3:5

  1. In your own words, summarize the problems stated in Mal 2:17. How do you see these same problems in our culture?

  2. How would you summarize God’s answer (Mal 3:1-5) to the questions in Mal 2:17?

  3. What does it mean that God is a refiner (Mal 3:2-3)? How does God refine His people? How will God ultimately refine all His people (Mal 3:3-4)?

Breakout Questions:

What areas need "burned" off of you to make you more like Christ?
Go around, state the area needing refined, and pray over these things. 

Incomparably Holy.

God's Holiness Defines Him and Changes Me.

  1. God's holiness Defines Him. (Is 6:1-4)

  2. God's holiness Changes me. (Is 6:5-8)

    1. Encountering His holiness Breaks me. (Is 6:5)

    2. When I am broken, I am ready to be Cleansed. (Is 6:6-7)

    3. When I am cleansed, I am ready to Serve Him. (Is 6:8)

5 Signs That Indicate That You're Not Broken:

  1. "I'm not that bad."

  2. "I'm not as bad as..."

  3. "I intend to stop this sin...sometime."

  4. "God understands why I have to do this."

  5. "I'll clean up my act, then I'll come to Jesus."

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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read Isaiah 6:1-8

  1. Why was it important for Isaiah to see God seated on the throne (Is 6:1)? Does this encourage you in light of our country’s current political scene?
  2. In your own words, define “holiness”.
  3. How does seeing God’s holiness affect man (see Is 6:5)? Why is that?
  4. Upon encountering God’s holiness, Isaiah noticed first he was a “man of unclean lips” and he lived among a “people of unclean lips”. What does that mean, and how can you apply that to yourself and our culture?
  5. Why did Isaiah need cleansed before he responded to the call to ministry? What does this say about you and I?

Breakout Questions:

  1. Pray for God to grab each of us afresh with His holiness.