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Sermons on Sanctification

Saved To Be Holy! – Part 4

Romans 12:2 In total commitment to Him and in total abandonment to Him, we are to live a life totally dedicated to Him — in absolute and utter conviction to Christ for His great grace that He has had upon us. Commitments that drive the radical Christian lifestyle  2 Corinthians 3:18 The first four commitments were examined in parts 1, 2 &  3…

Saved To Be Holy! – Part 3

Romans 12:2 Commitments that drive the radical Christian lifestyle  2 Corinthians 3:18 The first commitments were examined in parts 1 &  2 .    A commitment to being: .         1.  A radical sacrificer .         2.  A devoted worshipper .         3.  A worldly resister Today’s message: 4.  A commitment to being a transformed thinker – Proverbs 4:23 .         .         “The battle for holiness is…

Saved to Be Holy – Part 2

Romans 12:2 Real Christianity is Radical Christianity Radical Christianity is Normal Christianity 4 Christian Commitments – First two commitments were explained in Part 1 .          1.  A Commitment to Being a Holy Sacrificer .          .          Your body reflect on the outside what you are on the inside – Romans 6:12-19 .          2.  A Commitment to Being a Devoted Worshipper Today’s message: .         …

A Sanctified Attitude Toward Money

Matthew 6:19-24 Christ taught more about money than about heaven and hell combined. Nothing is a more accurate indicator of a person’s spiritual condition than their attitude toward money..  You need to save the right treasure – Vs. 19 – The location of your treasure will determine its long term value.  Does your heart reflect kingdom priorities? .   Earthly – negative    1…

Confronting Marital Abuse: Implications From The Sanctifying Influence of Marriage

Selected Scriptures Marital problems are not marriage problems, but character problems  What is marital abuse?  Affliction   Exodus 3:9,  Genesis 16:6, Joseph, God cares for the afflicted. Psalm 9:9, 12, 10:17-18, 12:5, 103:6, 146:7 God is opposed to oppression and affliction Psalm 11:5, Matthew 5:21-22 Why must marital abuse be confronted? It breaks the law in physical forms – Romans 13:4 It…

The Sanctifying Influence Of Marriage

Ephesians 4-5 A Christian marriage always involves two funerals – the death of the sinful attitudes and desires of the bride and groom Five things God wants to teach you through your marriage 1.  To slay your anger – 4:26-27 2.  To speak kindly – 4:29-30 3.  To practice forgiveness – 4:31-32 4.  To love like God – 5:1-2 5.  To walk…

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…

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:    …

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, …

Faith vs. Feelings in Progressive Sanctification

Hebrews 11 Trust And Obey We walk by faith in the Son of God 2 Corinthians 5:7       1 Peter 1:5-6     Galatians 2:20 1.  We need to understand the faith that promotes our sanctification .          The solid belief in the promises of God.  Faith persists when feeling fade.  We must believe what .          God says more than what we see.     Isaiah 40:18        Matthew…

The Nature of Progressive Sanctification

Philippians 2:12-13 We are saved to be holy (Romans 12:1-2).  God’s work of mercy in our lives demands a response.  To be active in your Progressive Sanctification (Vs. 12) Because Christ obeyed the Father, we must obey as He did Hebrews 12:14       2 Corinthians 7:1 Is your relationship with Christ getting as much attention as your hobbies, friends, entertainment, work, etc.? Trust…

Saved To Be Holy! – Part 1

Romans 12:1 Three phases of sanctification –  Positional: Justification At the moment of salvation; freedom from the penalty of sin –  Spiritual Life Progressive: freedom from the power of sin –  Final: Glorification Freedom from the presence of sin Two commitments that drive a sanctified life –  A commitment to being a holy sacrifice Total devotion       1 Corinthians 6:15-20 –  A worshipful…