In Pursuit of: True Riches, July 27, 2008

In Pursuit of: True Riches
Mark 8:27-38

– Who do you say that He is?
– v. 33, Satan tries to get us focused on carnal things
– “Pursue” – to run swiftly after, play close attention to

1. Pursue peace
  – with God, others, and ourselves
  – Ps. 34:11-14, Rom. 14:19, Col. 3:12-17 – we need to make allowance to forgive people
  – whatever I do or say, may it be to glorify God

2. Pursue holiness
  – Heb. 12:14, be at peace with all people
  – I can’t be holy for others
  – without peace and holiness, I won’t see God working in my life
  – holiness begins on the inside and means set apart, not outwardly like what I wear or what I do
  – 1 Cor. 3:16-17
  – only God can make us holy
  – flee what defiles the holiness of God
  – Rom. 12:1-2, 1 Peter 13-17
  – we are to be holy by being transformed
  – pursuing God is pursuing holiness