Progressive Sanctification

Progressive Sanctification

A Sanctified Commitment To Purity

1 Thessalonians 4:3-8 Three Instructions 1.  Don’t even flirt with sexual immorality (vs. 3) .          Proverbs 7:6-23,  Matthew 5:27-30 2.  Do exercise regular self-control (vs. 4-5) .          Your body is given to you to accomplish God’s purposes, not to satisfy your desires 3.  Don’t take advantage of others (vs. 6a) Three reasons to avoid sexual…

You Have One Job!

Philippians 3:12-16 What does our perspective need to be to grow in likeness to Christ?  The Christian’s singular goal – vs. 12 A1.  You have not reached the goal – (12a) .  Paul pressed on to make it his own because Christ Jesus has made him His own   .       Not yet perfect is not an excuse, but a spur to greater effort B1.  Press on to the goal (12b)…

A Sanctified View On Relationships

Colossians 3:11-14 We are saved to be in relationship with other believers  John 13:35 Our New Reality – vs. 11 No more barriers separating the believers in the church Galatians 3:28, Romans 10:12 Our Response – vs. 12-13 Put on the new man.  Act like it with the power you have!! Colossians 1:24 Two commands that are heavy and hard:      .  to bear with one…

Why Not Love The World?

1 John 2:15-17 God, being Holy, changes the objects He loves We, being wicked, are changed by the objects we love Demas:  Colossians 4:14, Philemon 24,  2 Timothy 4:10 A sobering look at the kind of love God hates  Because of your condition in Christ;  the love of the Father has given us a new nature James 4:4, 7;  2 Corinthians 5:17,  Psalm 119:11,  1 John 4:4, 2:12-14  …