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Basic Lesson 10

Basic Bible Lesson 10
“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”  II Timothy 2:15
Introduction: This is a very important but little taught subject today. Heb 12:14
  • IN regeneration our nature is changed.
  • IN justification our standing is changed.
  • IN adoption our position is changed.
  • IN sanctification our character is changed.
Sanctification shows the fruit of a justified life.  We need to be sanctified because our Savior was sanctified.
1. By the Father  John 10:36
2. By His people  I Pet. 3:15
3. Sanctification is the will of God for EVERY BELIEVER. I Thess. 4:3

I. The meaning of Sanctification:
Sanctification means to be set apart by God, for God, from sin, unto a holy life.   II Tim. 2:21
Many Christians fall away because they are not willing to be sanctified and then become castaways.  I Cor. 9:19-27.
II. The Bible speaks of sanctifying the tabernacle; its contents, men, buildings, firstborn, temple, priest,
     and a nation.   Ex. 40:9-11 Lev. 27:14-16  Num. 8:18   But for Christian believers, it carries a twofold meaning
          A. Separation from evil.  II Chr. 29:5, 15-18 II Cor.6:14-18
          B. Separation unto God.  Lev. 27:16

III. The Author of Sanctification (the Trinity)
          A. By the Father.  I Thess. 5:23-24
          B. By the Son.  Eph. 5:26
          C. By the Holy Ghost. II Thess. 2:13
IV. The Means of Sanctification
          A. By the Word of God.  John 17:17.  To be sanctified a person must spend time with the Word of God. 
              In the New Testament there are 21 lists of sins with a total of 202 sins of which 103 are different.
          B. By the blood. Heb 13:12.  The Word of God reveals sin; the blood cleanses it away.  The result
              is Sanctification.
          C. By Chastisement – Heb. 12:10-11
          D. By yielding- Rom. 6:19
          E. By ourselves – II Cor. 7:1
We too have a part in sanctification.  Our part is seeking out the sin, judging it and casting it away.
V. The time of Sanctification:
It is both instantaneous and progressive.
          A. Instantaneous  I Cor. 6:11
          B. Progressive  James 1:22-25
          C. Complete and final I Thess. 5:23; I John 3:2; Phil. 3:12-14
VI. The Reason for our Sanctification:
          A. It is the nature of Christianity      I John 3:1-12  II Pet. 3:18  Rom. 6:11-22
VII. The Result of Sanctification:
           A. The fruit of Holiness – Rom. 6:22