Tag Archive: sanctification

Jan 22

John Owen – Sanctification is a Progressive Work

Sanctification described, with the nature of the work of the Holy Spirit in this; which is progressive — The way and means by which holiness is increased in believers, especially by faith and love, whose exercise is required in all duties of obedience; and also those graces whose exercise is occasional — The growth of …

Continue reading »

Jan 11

Daniel Hyde – Continually Washed by the Gospel

Right after you were born, the blood and vernix on your body was washed off by a nurse or even your mom or dad. Have you taken a bath or shower since the day you were born? Of course you have. Our bodies continually become dirtied, requiring new cleansing. It is the same way with …

Continue reading »

Dec 29

Keith Essex – Sanctification: The Biblically Identifiable Fruit

Introduction The apostle Peter exhorted his Christian audience, “As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance, but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior; because it is written, ‘You shall be holy, for I am holy’” (1 Pet …

Continue reading »

Dec 03

William Plumer – What is the Difference between Justification and Sanctification?

The answer is that they do not differ in their importance. Both are essential to salvation. Without either we must perish. Indeed God has inseparably joined them together. Christ Jesus is always made sanctification to those, to whom he is made righteousness. Nor do they differ in their source, which is the fiee grace and …

Continue reading »

Nov 09

Tom Hawkes – Holiness is Our Goal

You shall be holy, for I am holy. Recently Dr. Ed Welch, a man for whose ministry I have great respect and have benefited from immensely, wrote a blog post entitled, “https://www.ccef.org/resources/blog/holiness-not-goal” I wish to respectfully, and carefully, disagree. I wish to disagree, not so much with the sentiment of his article, to which I …

Continue reading »

Sep 26

Tim Chester – How True Change Happens

How Are You Going to Change? “Please forgive me and set me free.” I don’t know how many times I’ve prayed this prayer; it must be in the hundreds. “Father, here I am again, confessing the same sin to you again.” Every time I have to remind myself of God’s merciful character and gospel promises. …

Continue reading »

Aug 23

Michael Boling – Conspiracies Revealed: Even the Best Kept Secrets Will Be Made Known

For nothing is hidden that will not be made manifest, nor is anything secret that will not be known and come to light. (Luke 8:17) I love a good conspiracy documentary, book, conversation, or movie. There is something about trying to uncover that secret government or worldwide plot to take over the world that is …

Continue reading »

Feb 18

Tim Keller – 4 Lessons for the Bedeviling Sanctification Debate

The Whole Christ: Legalism, Antinomianism, and Gospel Assurance—Why the Marrow Controversy Still Matters is not just a helpful historical reflection; it’s also a tract for the times. The Marrow Controversy was a debate within the Church of Scotland in the early 18th century. The occasion, though not the main cause, was the reprint and subsequent …

Continue reading »

Jun 23

Guy Waters – What Are Justification and Sanctification?

The words justification and sanctification have largely fallen out of use in Western culture. Sadly, they are also fading from sight in the Christian church. One reason this decline is distressing is that the Bible uses the words justification and sanctification to express the saving work of Christ for sinners. That is to say, both …

Continue reading »

Jul 08

Michael Boling – Be Sanctified in Truth

Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. (John 17:17) In John 17 we find what is known as Jesus’ high priestly prayer. This supplication to God is divided into three sections, one focused on Jesus himself, the second on Jesus’ disciples, and the final section devoted to all future generations of believers. One …

Continue reading »

Older posts «