I.WHAT IS RECONCILIATION?
II. HOW IS MAN RECONCILED TO GOD? vs. 20, 22
III. WHY DID GOD CHOOSE TO DO THIS? vs. 22
‘present’ – to stand beside; to exhibit
‘holy’ – morally blameless
‘blameless’ – unblemished
‘beyond reproach’ – free from any charge
IV. WHAT SHOULD I DO TODAY? vs. 23’if’ –
‘firmly established’ –
‘not moved away’ –
GREAT WORDS OF THE BIBLE: SALVATION
1 Timothy 1:15; Romans 6:16-23
GREAT WORDS OF THE BIBLE: SANCTIFICATION
Gal. 2:20; John 17:17
I. SANCTIFICATION DEFINED.
Westminster Confession of Faith, “The sanctification of believers consists in the purification of pollution of sin and the renovation of their nature after the image of God.”
The Shorter Catechism, “Sanctification is the work of God’s free grace, whereby, we are renewed in the whole man after the image of God, and are enabled more and more to die unto sin, and live unto righteousness.”
II. THE PROCESS OF SANCTIFICATION.
A. TWO ASPECTS.
Charles Ryrie, “Doctrine that is not practical is not healthy doctrine, and practice that is not doctrinal is not rightly based.”
B. THREE DIMENSIONS.
III. THE PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF SANCTIFICATION.
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