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Sanctification: Believer’s Transformation Pt. 1 (John MacArthur)

Sanctification can be such a scary word, but it does not have to be. For the Christian, it is part of the daily walk with Christ.

In today’s sermon pick, Pastor John focuses on Colossians 3.

Salvation is a work in us from God, and it is our job to work out our salvation with fear and trembling. The inward work must work on the outer life.

There are commandments for the Christian, the new man. We are to pursue holiness. Pursuing holiness is the primary goal of our life, Pastor John says.

Premise of sanctification, Pastor John points out that the old self is past. The old Adam is gone. We are not the same anymore. The sin of Adam made us sinners, the righteousness of Christ made us righteous. In Christ, sin is our enemy.

Cleansed. Justification. Conversion. Transformation. Sanctification. — > The process

If we do not have this, we are not a new creation.

Remember, the role of the Holy Spirit is to renew us, strengthen us in the truth of Jesus Christ. Which is why we must be soaked in Bible reading daily. 2 Timothy 3:16-17.

Points & Questions To Answer From Sermon:

  • Are there responsibilities for the Christian?
  • Can the Christian be passive with obedience?
  • How are we to seek out the Lord regarding sanctification?
  • What are fruits of the new self?
  • What is spiritual growth?
  • What does spiritual knowledge help the Christian do?

Being conformed to the One who made us is sanctification.” – John MacArthur

Check Out: Sanctification: Believer’s Transformation by John MacArthur Pt. 1

Scripture To Memorize/Meditate On – (ESV) John 16:07-08, “Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment.

To learn more about what Jesus did on the cross and why His atonement sacrifice is so needed please see: Why Did A Loving God Kill His Son? (Does God Hate?) 
*If you do not know the Gospel, do not turn away. If you think you know the Gospel, check out these questions and see how prepared you are for the day someone might ask you why you believe: The Gospel Challenge (30 Question Quiz) – Are You Ready To Defend Your Faith?

Community Prayer Community Prayer – January ’22

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Personal Blog: Peeking Beneath
Blog For Christian Women: UnAshamed Christian Housewife
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Video Playlist: Christian Questions, Topics, False Teachers, Insights 
Video Playlist: New Christian Believer 
Video Playlist: Understanding False Teachings
Video Playlist: Sermons To Grow From

Luke 11_39-40, careful to clean the outside of the cup and the dish, but inside you are filthy–full of greed and wickedness. Fools! Didn’t God make the inside as well as the outside_

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