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A Peculiar People – Part 1

Key Verse

 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world” (Titus 2:11-12).

Text — Titus 2:11-14


Kyle Butt, M. Div, told a story about hunters catching a stoat or ermine (a little furry creature) to get its fur. Hunters would find the ermine’s den when it is not inside and smear the outside with disgusting mud. They would then turn their dogs loose to find the ermine. After a long chase, the ermine would run for safety to its home, only to discover its entrance was covered in filth. Because the ermine values its beautiful white coat so much, it won’t go through the doorway and get dirty; instead, it would give itself up to the hunters so that its fur would not be contaminated. That is why the ermine became a symbol of purity.

The little creature would rather die than get dirty. All who profess to be saved by grace must be peculiarly holy and serve God zealously. Beloved, are you peculiar? Grace (God’s Riches at Christ’s Expense), can never be an excuse for continued sinning.  Holy living and constant victory over all sins are what make us peculiar.


Rather die than get dirty


Grace enables us to live free from sin.

Prayer for today

Father, make me peculiarly holy, in Jesus’ name.

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

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