Our Savior's Church
Discussion Guide


Pastor John Bevere
January 16, 2024

Main Idea

The core message Pastor John conveyed was about the essential pursuit of authentic holiness in our lives. He emphasized that this pursuit is not about legalistic adherence to rules, but about a genuine transformation of our conduct and character. By aligning our behavior with God's holiness, as outlined in scriptures like Ephesians 1:4 and 1 Peter 1:14-15, we can experience a closer, more intimate relationship with God.

Scripture References

Ephesians 1:4, 1 Peter 1:14-15, Hebrews 12:14, 2 Corinthians 6:16-7:1

How do you define 'authentic holiness' in your own life and spiritual journey?

Living without God's true presence leads us to a life of mere satisfaction, not spiritual fulfillment.

In what ways can we avoid complacency and actively pursue a deeper relationship with God?

Discussion Questions:

Discuss how the presence of God has transformed or can transform our daily conduct and decisions.

How can we balance the pursuit of holiness with grace, avoiding legalism and judgment?

Share personal experiences where pursuing holiness has brought you closer to understanding God's character.

Authentic holiness is not about legalistic rules; it's about transforming our character to align with God's nature.


Pastor John's sermon at Our Savior's Church was a heartfelt call for us to embrace true holiness. He expressed concern over the large number of believers who have become complacent in their faith, pointing out that over 23 million people have transitioned from practicing to non-practicing Christians. He urged us to realize that living without the true presence of God can lead to a life of mere satisfaction, rather than one of deep spiritual fulfillment.

Call to Action

Some next steps to take this week:

Reflect on your personal walk with God and assess areas where you can grow in true holiness.

Engage in daily practices that cultivate a deeper relationship with God, prioritizing His presence in your life.

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