Presentation on theme: "Growth in Sanctification Lesson 16. Some Basic Truths 1.We know what God has done for us. He redeemed us (set us free through Jesus) and Justified us."— Presentation transcript:
Some Basic Truths 1.We know what God has done for us. He redeemed us (set us free through Jesus) and Justified us (declared us not guilty because of Jesus.) 2.We know God wants us to respond to His love by loving, willing obedience to His commands. 3.We want to grow and mature in sanctification (being set apart for God and His work)
Keys to Spiritual Growth 1.Remember that we have spiritual enemies – the devil, the world, and our sinful flesh. 2.Remember that only the Holy Spirit can give us victory over our enemies. 3.We will gladly and frequently use the tools or instruments through which the Holy Spirit works.
The Holy Spirits Instruments Spiritual Diet The Bible Baptism Lords Supper Spiritual Exercise Prayer Fellowship (being with other Christians) Service
Sacraments Baptism and the Lords Supper are Sacraments. A Sacrament is a sacred act Instituted by Christ Has visible elements Creates or strengthens faith in Jesus
The Value of Sanctification 1.God is glorified (honored) 2.We will be happy, prosperous, and successful according to Gods standards. 3.Fellow believers are helped 4.Unbelievers are reached and helped.