The Holiness of God

God is holy, and His majestic perfection instills us with both fascination and fear. This resource collection introduces you to the character of God, illustrating how knowledge of His holiness affects every aspect of your life.

  • The Holiness of God Teaching Series with R.C. Sproul

    The Holiness of God examines the meaning of holiness and why people are both fascinated and terrified by a holy God. This series closely explores God’s character, leading to new insights on sin, justice, and grace. The result is a new awareness of our dependence upon God’s mercy and a discovery of the awesomeness of His majestic holiness. Dr. R.C. Sproul says, “The holiness of God affects every aspect of our lives—economics, politics, athletics, romance—everything with which we are involved.” View Resource

  • The Holiness of God Audio Message by R.C. Sproul

    Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of Hosts. The whole world is filled with his glory.” This echoing refrain from the lips of the angels clarifies the majesty and awe of “The Holiness of God”. When that emphasis is grasped, and when the people of God catch that same vision, the same thing that happened to Isaiah happens to us. We are overwhelmed. And we are driven to the ground in worship. View Resource

  • Shekinah Video Message by L. Michael Morales

    Michael Morales explores how God’s glory is made manifest throughout the Bible, looking into Shekinah as a recurring Biblical theme. It will suggest that God’s people then, as now, forget that He is not a Tame Lion, and that in His grace He reminds us of the eternal weight of His glory. View Resource

  • Light & Heat: A Passion for the Holiness of God: 2011 National Conference Conference with Various Teachers

    Essential doctrines of the Christian faith are under attack, even from within the church, and it is important that we be well grounded in biblical truths so that we may have a deep affection for our holy, triune God. Join R.C. Sproul, John Piper, and Ligonier Teaching Fellows Sinclair Ferguson, W. Robert Godfrey, Steven Lawson, and R.C. Sproul Jr. as they examine important tenets of the faith, such as divine sovereignty, biblical worship, evangelism and missions, apologetics, and justification. Tim Challies and Susan Hunt provide optional sessions. View photos from the 2011 National Conference. View Resource

  • Holiness: 2001 National Conference Conference with Various Teachers

    God is holy. People are unholy. Through God’s holy grace Christians are deemed holy because of the finished work of Christ. We are indwelt by the Holy Spirit, who labors daily to make us more holy. But until we are glorified, the presence of sin remains. Perhaps nothing highlights this more than the way we often respond to the holiness of God. His perfection can terrify we who have broken His law. Alistair Begg, Jerry Bridges, Sinclair Ferguson, Rosemary Jensen, John MacArthur, Al Mohler, R.C. Sproul, and R.C. Sproul Jr. join together to consider that which will occupy and delight … View Resource

  • Strange Fire Article by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | May 2013

    There is an incident in the biblical record that causes abiding consternation for many of God’s people. It is the story of how two of the sons of Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, were slain suddenly by God. Now Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, each took his censer and put fire in it and laid incense on it and offered unauthorized fire before the LORD, which he had not commanded them. And fire came out from before the LORD and consumed them, and they died before the LORD. Then Moses said to Aaron, “This is what the LORD … View Resource

  • The Holiness of God Devotional

    Isaiah 6:1-7

    Alone among the religions of the world, Christianity teaches that God does not grade on a curve. If we think that He will let us into heaven if our good deeds outweigh our bad, we are sadly mistaken. One sin is enough to banish us from His blessed presence forever. Though most of us likely confess this truth with our lips, getting it into our souls takes a lifetime. May we recall God’s perfect holiness and our desperate plight so that we never trust in our own works to set us right with Him. View Resource

  • Holiness and Justice Devotional

    Leviticus 10:1–3

    Many people complain that the doctrine of election is unfair and deny it because they think fairness demands that we all have the ability to believe the gospel. But if we are sinners, the one thing God would be fair to do would be to condemn us all to hell. It is only by grace that anyone is rescued from eternal damnation, so we should be grateful that the Lord is sovereign in salvation. Let us never fail to give Him thanks for choosing to redeem the undeserving. View Resource

  • The Insanity of Luther Devotional

    Romans 1:16-17

    Once we begin to understand something of the gravity of our sin and the purity of God’s character, it can be easy for our knowledge of our depravity to paralyze us. This need not be the case, for the good news of the gospel is that while we are sinners in and of ourselves, God fully receives us as righteous if we trust in His Son alone for salvation. In so doing, we enjoy peace with God the Father and have no reason to fear His eternal wrath. View Resource

  • The Meaning of Holiness Devotional

    Matthew 6:9-13

    In Christ we become friends of God (John 15:12–15; James 2:23), but this is no casual friendship like we have with other human beings. The Lord is to be treated reverently by His friends, and if we do not regard His dignity and majesty, then we are not truly His friends. God is our friend, but He is not our pal, and we must take care in how we approach Him. He is worthy of all honor and glory, so may we never forget that. View Resource

  • The Holiness of Christ Devotional

    Mark 4:35-41

    When we trust in Jesus, we are His holy people by God’s decree, and, over time, we become holy in our experience as we put sin to death and grow in likeness to Christ. In Jesus, we have a twofold hope: We can stand in the midst of God’s holiness unafraid. But we can also become holy as we obey Him in the Spirit’s power. This latter holiness does not get us into heaven; only on account of Christ’s righteousness can we be declared just before God. Still, we do grow in holiness as we follow Jesus. View Resource

  • Afraid of Jesus Devotional

    Mark 5:14-17

    Fallen people reject God not because they do not know His power. Instead, they reject Him because all they know is His power and purity. People who have no apprehension of the extent of His goodness, which is displayed in His extension of mercy to repentant men and women, tremble in terror because unholiness cannot bear the presence of holiness. But if we are in Christ, we have been forgiven and can stand before God in safety. View Resource

  • Master of Wind and Sea Devotional

    Mark 4:41

    In the presence of God, sinners tremble with anxious fear. The only way for us to stand in His presence unafraid is to have our sin covered. Ultimately, that is why Jesus came and why His holiness and divine nature were revealed. Seeing Him as He is—the holy God—drives us to our knees in fear as we confess our sin and our worthiness of hell. But by faith, we escape that terror and, because our sins are covered, enter the filial, loving fear of Him that brings us peace. View Resource

  • The Holiness of God Devotional

    Isaiah 6:1–7

    Dr. R.C. Sproul has often pointed out that the threefold repetition of “holy” in today’s passage indicates the vital importance of God’s holiness. The Lord clearly wants us to understand that He is holy, and we must understand this before we can truly understand our need for the gospel. Take some time today to meditate on Isaiah 6 and consider what it tells us about the holiness of God, our sin, and the glory of God’s grace. View Resource