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Sermons about Sanctification
Carey McPherson preaches the final installment of our "Doctrine Lightning Round" series.
We consider how God gives us hope for future through the work of the Holy Spirit in us. God is working – bringing people to salvation and carrying out His great purpose but specifically God is working in you, the believer.
Ephesians shows us God does have a plan and He is doing what is necessary and right. God didn’t just create a universe without knowing what He was going to do. Here we get a glimpse at how He carries out that work in this world, in us. The work of God is transforming, changing who I am. God is at work!
God’s Word teaches us that all sin will be judged, but that God has extended an open invitation for His creation to return to Him. When we do, He will shower us with blessing instead of judgment. We return to Him through our own salvation, but the process continues in our time here on earth. Make life easier, maintain that wonderful relationship with God through our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Where do Christians learn to live a life that is pleasing to God? Is Christian instruction found exclusively in the New Testament or is does the Law of the Old Testament also teach Christians how to live and to please God? Since Christians are no longer under the Law, what is the role of God's Law in the life of the Believer?
Why do we sin? Can we help it or we simply the victim of greater forces at work against us? In Luke 22, we encounter Judas and the Jewish leaders seeking to kill Jesus. They were motivated by, among other things, selfish desires for power and money. While Satan certainly influenced these events, Judas and the Jewish leaders acted decisively. In doing so, they illustrated the timeless truth that sin is an act of willful rebellion against God. While Satan may influence us, and he is a formidable foe, he is limited. Ultimately, we choose to sin. So, stop making excuses about your sin. While those excuses may possess significant influence over us, they can all be overcome by the grace of God and the power of the risen Christ. So, instead of making excuses, walk by means of the Spirit. Flee temptation. Say, "No," by God's grace. And when you sin, come clean.