The Call to Sanctification
What inspired prayer sets
the standard of the Christian experience?
May God himself, the
God of peace, sanctify you through and through.
May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept
blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Thessalonians 5:23.
How necessary is the
experience of sanctification?
Make every effort to
live in peace with all men and to be holy, without
holiness no one will see the Lord.
What distinct purpose did
Christ have in giving Himself for the church?
Husbands, love your
wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave
himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing
her by washing with water through the word.
What kind of church would be
thus be able to present to Himself?
And to present her to
himself as a radiant church, without stain and
wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and
blameless. Verse 27.
Christs Blood and
By what is this cleansing from
sin and fitting for Gods service
The blood of goats and
bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on
those who are ceremonially unclean sanctify them
so that they will be outwardly clean. How much
more, then, will the blood of Christ, who
through the eternal Spirit offered himself
unblemished to God, cleanse our consciousness
from the acts that lead to death, so that we may
serve the living God! Hebrews 9: 13,14.
(See also Hebrews 10:29.)
What change is thus brought
Do not conform any
longer to the pattern of the world, but be
transformed by the renewing of the mind.
Then you will be able to test and approve what
Gods will is his good, pleasing and
perfect will. Romans 12:2.
What encouragement is held out
as an aid in attaining this experience?
It is Gods
will that you should be sanctified: that you
should avoid sexual immorality.
1 Thessalonians 4:3.
Sanctification a Growth
In the experience of
sanctification, what attitude must one assume
toward the truth?
But we ought always to
thank God for you, brothers loved by the Lord,
because from the beginning God chose you to be
saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit
and through belief in the truth. 2
What instruction shows that
sanctification is a progressive work?
But grow in the
grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior
Jesus Christ. To him be glory now and forever!
Amen. 2 Peter 3:18. (See 2 Peter 1:5-7.
What experience of Paul is in
harmony with this?
Brothers, I do not
consider myself yet to be taken hold of it.
But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and
straining toward what is ahead, I press on
toward the goal to win the prize for which
God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Can anyone boast of
If we claim to be
without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth
is not in us.
1 John 1:8.
Seek the Lord, all you
humble of the land, you who do what he commands. Seek
righteousness, seek humility; perhaps you
will be sheltered on the day of the Lords
anger. Zephaniah 2:3.
In whose name should
everything be done?
And whatever you do,
whether in word or deed, do it all in the name
of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the
Father through him. Colossians 3:17.
In all we do, whose glory
should we have in view?
So whether you eat or
drink or whatever you do, do it all for the
glory of God.
1 Corinthians 10:31.
Shut Out or Shut In
What classes of persons
are necessarily shut out of the kingdom of God?
For of this you can be
sure. No immoral, impure, or greedy person
such a man is an idolater has any
inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
Ephesians 5:5. Do you not know that the
wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God?
Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor
adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual
offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor
drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will
inherit the kingdom of God. 1 Corinthians
What must be crucified and
eliminated from our lives if we would be holy?
Put to death,
therefore, whatever belongs to the earthly
nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil
desires and greed, which is idolatry. Because of
these, the wrath of God is coming.
When purged from these
sins, in what condition is a man, and for what is
If a man cleanses
himself from the latter, he will be an
instrument for nobler purposes, made holy,
useful to the Master and prepared to do any good
work. 2 Timothy 2:21.
An Anglican Minister
the term used to describe the work of God and the
Holy Spirit upon the character of those who are
justified. We are justified in order that we may
be sanctified, and we are sanctified in order
that we may be glorified. Whom He
justified. Them He also glorified. Romans
8:30. The grace of God is given to make us
holy, and so to fit us for Gods presence in
eternity; for without holiness no man shall
see the Lord. Hebrews 12:14. Vernon
Staley, The Catholic Religion (Anglican),