2What is “sanctification”? sanctus + facere =Being “made holy” by the Holy Spirit.
3Some basic truths… Romans 3:23-24 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.
4Some basic truths… God has… Redeemed us Justified us Bought us back from sinJustified usDeclared us “not guilty”
5Some basic truths… John 14:15 15 “If you love me, you will obey what I command.”
6Some basic truths… God wants us to respond with… Loving, willing obedience to his commands
7Some basic truths… 2 Peter 3:18 18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.
8Some basic truths… 2 Corinthians 5:15 15 And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.
9Some basic truths… 1 Thessalonians 4:3 3 It is God’s will that you should be sanctified…
10Some basic truths… We want to grow and mature in sanctification Being set apart as holy for God and his work
11Keys to Spiritual Growth 1 Peter 5:88 Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
12Keys to Spiritual Growth 1 John 2:15-1715 Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For everything in the world—the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does—comes not from the Father but from the world. 17 The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.
13Keys to Spiritual Growth Galatians 5:16-1716 So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. 17 For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other, so that you do not do what you want.
14Keys to Spiritual Growth Remember that we have spiritual enemiesDevilWorldSinful Flesh (old Adam, sinful nature)
15Keys to Spiritual Growth Remember that we have spiritual enemiesOnly the Holy Spirit can give us victory over our enemiesWe need to use the Holy Spirit’s tools!
17God’s Spiritual Exercise Program ServicePrayerFellowship
18The Value of Sanctification 1 Corinthians 10:3131 So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
19The Value of Sanctification God is glorified (honored)
20The Value of Sanctification Psalm 1:1-31 Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers.2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.
21The Value of Sanctification God is glorified (honored)We will be happy, prosperous and successful (by God’s standards)
22The Value of Sanctification Galatians 6:1-2Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted. 2 Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
23The Value of Sanctification God is glorified (honored)We will be happy, prosperous and successful (by God’s standards)We can help and save fellow believers
24The Value of Sanctification Acts 1:88 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”Matthew 5:1616 In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
25The Value of Sanctification God is glorified (honored)We will be happy, prosperous and successful (by God’s standards)We can help and save fellow believersWe can reach and help unbelievers