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I am the Pastor/Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio since August 2008.  I am married to Charity since June 14, 1969.  I have four grown children.   Having served in the local church for over forty years as Pastor/Teacher, Asso., Youth Pastor, Minister of Education, Building Upkeep, Camp Director, Sunday School Teacher, etc. Also I have worked in the public place for as many years as I have preached. Charity and her sister are co owner of Union Mills Conf. (Bakery) in West Portsmouth Ohio

HOLINESS HAS TO DO WITH MY RELATIONSHIPS

    HOLINESS HAS TO DO WITH MY RELATIONSHIPS

First Peter 2 1 t o11 Solid Steps
        Holiness is not isolationism, but relationship.  Not detached from ordinary human             involvement.
        Its not becoming materialistic, extravagant or a grabber and empire builder,        But must operate as a servant of God in the world,


HOLINESS IS A NUMBER OF THINGS:

Both  outward and inward \aspect

A matter of both action and motivation

Conduct and character

Divine grace and human effort

Obedience and creativity

Submission and imitative

Conservation to God and commitment to people

Self discipline and self giving

Righteousness and love

A matter of Spirit-led keeping

A walk, of conduct  of life

]In the Spirit that displays the fruit of the Spirit

It is a matter of seeking to imitate Jesus way of behaving

It is a matter of patient, persistent unrighteousness

Taking God's side against sin in our own lives and in lives of others.

Of worshiping God in the Spirit as one serves Him in the world.

Single-mindedness, wholehearted

Free and glad concentration on the business of pleasing God

It is the distinctive form and so to speak, flavor of a live set apart from God that is now being inwardly renewed by His power.

Holiness is thus the demonstration of faith, working by love.

Therefore it is whole supernatural in the sense of being

God's gracious achievement within us, and wholly natural in the sense of being our own true humanness.