by Johnny Hunt

Understanding Sanctification
Johnny Hunt
Romans 7:15-20, 24-25

INTRODUCTION: Over the last 30 days my life has been engulfed in a study of Sanctification. I found myself spending at least 2 hours every morning reading, listening to podcast, researching definitions, and then walking for an hour as I prayed and reflected on my reading and listening.

Passages that helped me were:

1 Corinthians 1:30
''But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God - and righteousness and sanctification and redemption''

1 Thessalonians 4:3
''For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality;''

I found myself singing and reflecting on this song by Donnie McClurkin:

Holiness, holiness is what I long for
Holiness is what I need
Holiness, holiness is what you
Want from me

So, take my heart and form it
Take my mind and transform it
Take my will and conform it
To yours, to yours, oh Lord

Faithfulness, faithfulness is what I long for
Faithfulness is what I need
Faithfulness, faithfulness is what
You want from me

Brokenness, brokenness is what I long for
Brokenness is what I need
Brokenness, brokenness is what
You want from me

I. Definition of Sanctification

Means holy or holiness. Progressively becoming like Jesus. Gradually becoming like Jesus, or becoming holy. Being conformed to the image of Christ. Little by little, over time, from conversion until Jesus comes back, or you die; you are in the process of sanctification, becoming sanctified, becoming holy.

Good News

All the perfections of Jesus are at my disposal.

Sanctification differs from Justification

Justification is a one time work of God, resulting in a declaration of ''not guilty'' before Him because of the works of Christ on the cross.

Sanctification is a process, beginning with justification and continuing throughout life. Justification is the starting point of the line that represents one's Chr ...

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