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The Power of the Jesus Story 1 Thessalonians

sanctication
Sanctication Denition: The process of living out our new reality in Christ and becoming more like Him to be set apart for Gods glory and purposes.

old testament
1. Covenant with Abram Genesis 12:1-3 1 The LORD had said to Abram, Go from your country, your people and your fathers household to the land I will show you. 2 I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.

old testament
2. Covenant with the nation of Israel Exodus 19:5,6 Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine, you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. These are the words you are to speak to the Israelites.

new testament
Jeremiah 31:31-34 31 The days are coming, declares the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and with the people of Judah. 32 It will not be like the covenantI made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they broke my covenant, though I was a husband to them, declares the LORD. 33 This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israelafter that time, declares the LORD. I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God,and they will be my people.

new testament
3. The New Covenant Luke 22:20 In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.

new testament
1 Pete 2:9,10 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

sanctication
Three Aspects 1. Positional sanctication 1 Corinthians 1:2-3 2 To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those who are sanctied in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, together with all those who in every place call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours: 3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

sanctication
1 Corinthians 6:9-11 9 Do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived! Fornicators, idolaters, adulterers, male prostitutes, sodomites, 10 thieves, the greedy, drunkards, revilers, robbersnone of these will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And this is what some of you used to be. But you were washed, you were sanctied, you were justied in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God. Hebrews 10:10 And it is by Gods will that we have been sanctied through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

sanctication
Three Aspects 2. Progressive sanctication 1 Peter 1:16 for it is written: Be holy, because I am holy. 2 Corinthians 7:1 Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.

sanctication
Jesus our example Galatians 4:9 My children, with whom I am again in labor until Christ is formed in you Ephesians 4:11-13 The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, 12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, 13 until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ.

sanctication
Three Aspects 3. Perfect sanctication 1 John 3:2-3 Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. 3 All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.

sow what?
How do you demonstrate to others that you are set apart to reect God and serve His purposes? What is at stake when we do not make progress in sanctication? Spend some time this week asking the Holy Spirit to show you areas in your life that dont show you are set apart to reect God or serve His purposes.