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					Sanctification

         Presenter:
  Minister Dr. Paul Brown

Bible Study Series: Salvation

       March 2008
Pentecostal Gospel Temple
Outline of study

 • Definition of Sanctification
 • Preparatory Sanctification
 • Positional Sanctification
 • Practical Sanctification
 • Perfect Sanctification
 • Closing
Definition of Sanctification
• Sovereign act of God
  • He sets apart a person, a place,
    or an object for Himself
  • To accomplish His purpose in
    the world
• Isaiah 66:17
• John 17:19
• Used with reference to God.
  • Ezekiel 36:23
Preparatory Sanctification

• Initial sovereign work of God
  before any experience in the
  life of the person who is to be
  sanctified.
• I Peter 1:2
• Election and Foreknowledge are
  of necessity the preparatory
  work of God prior to
  experiential Sanctification
• Jeremiah 1:5
Preparatory Sanctification

• Paul
  • Galatians 1:15, 16
  • Ephesians 1:14
• Jacob
  • Genesis 25:23, cf. Romans 9:10-13
• Samson
  • Judges 13:3-5
• John the Baptist
  • Luke 1:13-17
• I Timothy 1:12
Preparatory Sanctification

• Jesus
 • John 10:36
 • I John 3:5
 • John 17:19
Positional Sanctification

• Act of the Holy Spirit in
  which He sets apart every
  saved person.
• The first step in the
  experience of the believer.
• Isaiah 43:21
• The fact and act of
  belonging to God
Positional Sanctification

• Hebrews 13:12
• Hebrews 10:10
• Hebrews 10:14
• Who is sanctified? (Jude 1)
Positional Sanctification
• The work of the Holy Spirit in
  Positional Sanctification
  •   I Corinthians 3:3; 12:13
  •   Ephesians 1:22, 23
  •   II Peter 1:4; John 14:16, 17
  •   Galatians 4:6; Romans 8:15
  •   I Thessalonians 4:8
  •   II Timothy 1:14 John 7:37-39
  •   Romans 5:5
  •   I Corinthians 2:12
  •   II Corinthians 5:5
• The Holy Spirit is a GIFT for all
  believers
Positional Sanctification
• The work of the Holy Spirit in
  Positional Sanctification
  •   I Corinthians 3:3; 12:13
  •   Ephesians 1:22, 23
  •   II Peter 1:4; John 14:16, 17
  •   Galatians 4:6; Romans 8:15
  •   I Thessalonians 4:8
  •   II Timothy 1:14 John 7:37-39
  •   Romans 5:5
  •   I Corinthians 2:12
  •   II Corinthians 5:5
• The Holy Spirit is a GIFT for all
  believers
Positional Sanctification

• Can Positional
  Sanctification be lost?
• Two views:
  • Eternal security (once saved,
    always saved)
    • John 14:16
    • Hebrews 6:4-6
  • Apostasy or falling away
Positional Sanctification
• Apostasy or falling away
  • Falling
    • 1 Corinthians 10:12; Hebrews 3:12;
      6:4-8; 10:26-39; 11:15-16; 12:15
  • Straying from the truth
    • James 5:19; 1 Timothy 6:21
  • Can cause a brother to stumble
    • Romans 14:13, 21
  • Can come short of the grace of God
    • Hebrews 12:15-17
  • Was at work in the First Century
    • 2 Thessalonians 2:7; cf. 2 Timothy
      2:18; 1 Timothy 5:15; 6:21
Positional Sanctification
• Apostasy or falling away
  • The apostle Paul knew that he could
    be lost after having been saved
    • 1 Corinthians. 9:27; Philippians 3:12-14
  • Gal. 5:4; Heb. 12:15
  • Falling from grace
    • Galatians 5:4, 7; Hebrews 3:6, 12;
      Hebrews 3:8, 13, 15
  • Not enduring but throwing away
    their confidence
    • Heb. 10:35-39
  • Not bearing fruit
    • John 15:1-6
Positional Sanctification
• Apostasy or falling away
  • Departing from the faith
    • 1 Tim. 4:1-3, 6-10 (cf. Col. 2:16-23; 1
      Tim. 6:21; Ja. 5:19-20).
  • Wandering away from the faith
    because they love money
    • 1 Tim. 6:9-10
  • Being led astray by false prophets
    and false teachers
    • 2 Pet. 2:1-22; cf. Eph. 20:28-30; 2 Pet.
      3:16
  • Being hardened by the
    deceitfulness of sin
    • Heb. 3:6-15
Positional Sanctification
• Apostasy or falling away
  • Christians must be diligent
     • Lest they fall away (Hebrews 3:12; 4:11).
     • Lest they fall short of God's grace (Heb.
       12:15).
     • To make their calling and election sure (2 Pet.
       1:10).
     • Not to fall from their own steadfastness being
       led away with the error of the wicked (2 Pet.
       3:17-18).
  • Christians must discern between good and
    evil (Heb. 5:12-14).
  • Heb. 6:4-6
  • Christians who sin wilfully (Heb. 10:26-31)
  • Christians who throw away their confidence
    (Heb. 10:35)
  • Christians who shrink back to destruction
    (Heb. 10:39)
Practical Sanctification
• Christian’s responsibility in
  Sanctification
  • Hebrews 12:14
  • I Thessalonians 4:3
  • II Timothy 2:21, 22
• Other scriptures
  •   I Peter 1:15, 16
  •   I Peter 2:5
  •   II Peter 3:11
  •   Romans 12:1
  •   II Corinthians 7:1
Practical Sanctification
• Christian’s responsibility in
  Sanctification
  • Hebrews 12:14
  • I Thessalonians 4:3
  • II Timothy 2:21, 22
• Other scriptures
  •   I Peter 1:15, 16
  •   I Peter 2:5
  •   II Peter 3:11
  •   Romans 12:1
  •   II Corinthians 7:1
Practical Sanctification
• Purpose
  • To prevent sin in the life of the Christian
  • Ephesians 1:4
• Practical Sanctification vs. “sinless
  perfection”
  • I John 1:8
  • I Corinthians 10:12
  • “perfect,” “perfected” and “perfection”
  • Refers to spiritual or ethical maturity
    whether in a person or the finishing of a
    work
  • Hebrews 12:14
  • Philippians 3:12, 14
• Spiritual maturity should be the goal
  of every saved person
Practical Sanctification
• Purpose
  • To prevent sin in the life of the Christian
  • Ephesians 1:4
• Practical Sanctification vs. “sinless
  perfection”
  • I John 1:8
  • I Corinthians 10:12
  • “perfect,” “perfected” and “perfection”
  • Refers to spiritual or ethical maturity
    whether in a person or the finishing of a
    work
  • Hebrews 12:14
  • Philippians 3:12, 14
• Spiritual maturity should be the goal
  of every saved person
Practical Sanctification
• We will not mature
  spiritually if we have the
  idea that as Christians, we
  are free from temptation
  • I Peter 5:8
  • I Corinthians 7:5
  • I Thessalonians 3:5
  • Galatians 4:14
  • James 1:14
  • Matthew 16:1; 19:3
  • I Corinthians 10:13
Practical Sanctification
• Importance of the Word of
  God
 • John 17:17
 • Psalm 119:9, 11
 • John 15:3
 • Psalm 37:31
 • Ephesians 5:25, 26
 • I Peter 2:2
 • Hebrews 4:12
Practical Sanctification
• Know and reckon that we are
  dead to sin and self
  • Romans 6:6
• This is positional truth, and it is
  important that we continually
  reckon ourselves dead to self.
• The death of Christ not only
  atones for the penalty of sin,
  but it has power to deliver us
  from the practice of sin.
Practical Sanctification
• We are exhorted to yield our
  bodies to God
  •   Romans 12:1
  •   I Corinthians 6:19, 20
  •   Romans 6:13
  •   James 3:5
  •   Hebrews 10:5
  •   I Corinthians 9:27
• Total self-dedication to God is
  the result of self-determined
  separation to God
 Practical Sanctification
• Involves the surrender of the will
  • The will of God is all-important in the
    life of the child of God
  • Psalm 119:105
  • Romans 8:14
  • Ephesians 5:17
• We sanctify ourselves when we
  walk in the Spirit
  • Galatians 5:16
  • I Thessalonians 5:15
  • Ephesians 4:30
 Perfect Sanctification
• Related to the final perfection of
  the children of God
• It is wholly the work of God
  • I Thessalonians 5:23, 24
• When Christ returns the believer’s
  Sanctification will be complete
  • Jude 1, 24
• The goal God has set for every
  believer
  • Ephesians 1:5
 Perfect Sanctification
• Adoption is not a word of relationship,
  not the making of a son, but son-placing
  • Galatians 4:4, 5
  • Romans 8:15, 23
• Our glorification
  • I Peter 5:10
  • II Thessalonians 2:13, 14
  • Colossians 3:4
• “Beloved, now are we the sons of God,
  and it doth not yet appear what we
  shall be, but we know that, when He
  shall appear, we shall be like Him; for
  we shall see Him as He is”
  • I John 3:2
 In Closing…
• Sanctification is that sovereign act of
  God whereby He sets apart a person, a
  place, or an object for Himself in order
  that He might accomplish His purpose
  in the world by means of that person,
  place, or object
• There are aspects that are the
  responsibility of God and aspects that
  are our responsibility
• We must be diligent not to lose our
  sanctification
• The Master Plan of Salvation covers
  repentance, complete removal of our
  sins, justification and sanctification
 In Closing…
• Unless we understand Sanctification
  in light of Justification we will become
  inflated by our own self–
  righteousness, expecting payment for
  work done in our own name, as if this
  is how we attain salvation.
• If we confuse Sanctification with
  Justification we will become moralists
  • I’m better than you because I don’t drink
• If we neglect Justification for
  Sanctification we will become
  relativists
  • It doesn’t matter what is true/right as
    long as I’m good to others.

				
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