Chapter One, Lesson Five
HOLY AND BLAMELESS Page
Blameless - amomos means without blemish. It was used in the
Greek Septuagint to speak of sacrifical animals and in the New Testament
it referred to Christ as the spotless Lamb of God (Hebrews 9:14).
** We know from our understanding of 1Timothy 3:2 and Titus 1:6 that
an elder is to life his life "above reproach". How is the life
of every Christian different?
It is not!! All Christians should have an "unindictable"
lifestyle which is "Holy and Blameless" and above reproach.
** Can we accomplish that perfect standing before God on our own?
No - He accomplished it for us through the work of Christ on the cross
(2Corinthians 5:21), but we are to live our lives in pursuit of that
V.23 ** Those who refer to themselves as Christians are the recipients
of this gracious standing before God, they are the ones He calls both
"Holy and Blameless". But there is a qualifier to this
gracious standing, what is it?
"...if indeed you continue in the faith firmly established and
steadfast, and not moved away from the hope of the gospel..."
If we are genuine, living in a relationship with Jesus Christ and not
just acting religious, He will bring us to glory! cf. 2Timothy 4:7,
** For the true child of God, Who is it that keeps us faithful to the
It is Christ Himself - "...He who began a good work in you will
perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus." (Philippians 1:6) cf.
** For our part, what can we do to be able to stand firm on the truth
of the gospel?
We must spend our lives putting "on the full armor of God".
(Ephesians 6:11 and 6:13-17)
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