Understanding Redemption: SanctificationNovember 14, 2021
So many do not understand the importance and depth of redemption because they cannot see beyond this present life. This is the third part of a sermon series dealing with an important aspect of redemption – the concept and reality of Biblical SANCTIFICATION.
I. QUICK REVIEW / REMINDER
A. Why is understanding redemption important? Because God wants !
Many don’t understand it because they can’t .
B. The Bible teaches that we are justified by faith and by grace, and by Jesus, and by our words, and by humbling ourselves, and by works! Thus, it is not justification (It’s not by faith )
C. Justification does not mean we are perfect, it just means that God sees us as though we were!
He treats me as never .
II. SANCTIFICATION: THE BIBLICAL DEFINITION
A. According to the Bible, “sanctified” and “” mean the same thing.
To sanctify, or make holy means “to ”
B. “Saints” are God’s holy people. The Bible uses the word primarily, as those .
III. SANCTIFICATION: PERSONAL, SPIRITUAL APPLICATION
A. The Bible teaches no accountable person can (Heb. 12:14)
B. Without , there is no sanctification. (Heb 10:10)
C. It’s a that begins with and culminates at
D. No one who has neglected to can be sanctified.
Scriptural References: Mt. 6:9; Mk. 1:24; Lk. 1:35; John 17:17; Acts 2:38, 8:27, 9:32, 22:16, 26:18; Rom 6:19, 10:17, 16:16; 1 Cor 6:11; Eph. 3:5, 5:26; 2Ti 2:21; Gal 3:27; Tit 3:5; Philemon 1:7; Heb 10:10, 12:14; 1 Pet 1:15-16, 2:9, 3:15; Rev. 22:11. OT: Leviticus 11:44; 20:26, Leviticus 22:15