God’s Holy People Are Called To Salvation Through Sanctification.
This is an outline of November 4th Bible Study.
- Leviticus 20:7-8
- John 17:16-19
- 1 Corinthians 1:30
- Hebrews 13:12
- 1 Peter 1:2
- 1 Thessalonians 4:3-6; 5:14-24
- Sanctify – To set apart for a sacred purpose or religious use; to free from sin; purify; to make something holy.
- Glorification – The act of making glorious by giving honor, praise, and admiration.
- Within the COGIC Statement of Faith, it’s written; “We believe in the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit which enables the believer to live a sanctified life in this present world.”
- The world’s culture embraces sin. God is calling believers to holiness and sanctification.
- 2 Corinthians 6:17 – therefore “Come out from among them And be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, And I will receive you.”How can you respond?
- God gave His Son Jesus Christ to redeem a sinful world for the propitiation of the sins of the world, so the world might be saved.
- Romans 3:23-25 – for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed, to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.
- Propitiation is defined as; “the atoning death of Jesus on the cross.
- Jesus paid the penalty demanded by God for our sin which set the believers free from the wages of sin which is death. (Romans 6:23)
- 1 John 2:2 in the New American Standard Bible reads: “and He Himself is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
- God’s people are in the world but not part of the world.
- John 17:15-20 shows us where Jesus prayed for His disciples and us that we do not be part of the world.
- After Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection the Holy Ghost came and filled believers.
- Jesus’ death represented the removal of sin and the sanctifying of our lives.
- Jesus promised them a comforter/helper (the Holy Ghost) after He was gone. (John 14:16, 26; 15:26; 16:7)
- Jesus then told the disciples they would receive power after the Holy Ghost came to them. (Acts 1:8)
- People of God are the light of the world. (Matthew 5:14-16)
- The light represents the Father. (John 12:36)
- Christian Code of Ethics
- Our conduct should reflect and exemplify the nature of God.
- Follow the guidelines of holiness.
- Set ourselves apart from the world.
- It is the will of God for us to sanctified and abstain from the lifestyle of the world. (1 Thessalonians 4:3-8)
- The God of peace will preserve us. (1 Thessalonians 5:23)
- God is faithful and He will do what He says. (1 Thessalonians 5:24)
*Write what you feel this lesson is saying to you in your journal and pray for help in the areas of your faith that you need help with.