"Be holy, because I am holy." 1 Peter 1:16
Without Christ we would hear this command and shudder. How can God expect us to be holy as he is? Isn't it unrealistic, since he is infinitely pure and we are clearly imperfect? But thanks to what Christ accomplished on our behalf, we need not worry that our good works aren't enough to gain God's acceptance. God accepts us because of Christ's righteousness. Yet God's grace does not remove the requirement of holiness for our lives.
In this challenging yet reassuring work, gifted preacher and teacher Bryan Chapell puts good works and obedience in proper perspective--they are a grateful response to God's mercy, not a means of establishing or maintaining salvation. This book takes you on a journey through Scripture to help you discover the gracious source of joy and strength you need for a lifelong pursuit of holiness.