Kitchen Table Theology

055 Sanctification

May 02, 2021 Pastor Jeff Cranston Season 2 Episode 55
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055 Sanctification
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055 Sanctification
May 02, 2021 Season 2 Episode 55
Pastor Jeff Cranston

“Sanctification is the work of God’s free grace, whereby we are renewed in the whole man after the image of God, and are enabled more and more to die unto sin, and live unto righteousness.”

Hello Kitchen Table Theology Family! Today Pastor Jeff and Jen discuss the Doctrine of Sanctification: what it means to go from living self-like to Christ-like.

[00:01 - 05:04] What is Sanctification? 

  • It is a continuing change worked by God in us, freeing us from sinful habits and forming in us Christlike affections, dispositions, and virtues.

[05:05 - 09:11] The Essence of Sanctification 

  • To make holy
    • Set apart from profane use for holy use
  • Sanctification applies to our minds, lives, abilities, and bodies

[09:11 - 10:58] How Does Sanctification Fit in With the Other Doctrines?  

  • Through justification, we are declared righteous so that in sanctification we through Christ may become righteous.
    • It exhibits the fruit of the relationship

[10:59 - 15:02] The Inception of Sanctification   

  • Positional sanctification and progressive sanctification
    • When we receive Christ as Lord and Savior we are in one sense immediately sanctified. But subsequent to our conversion we often experience a struggle of the will. 
    • Recognize the presence of carnality
    • Surrender to Jesus
    • The infilling of the Holy Spirit 

[15:03 - 18:56] The Continuation of Sanctification in Our Lives  

  • Reaffirmation; Recommitting ourselves to Christ and reaffirming that we are no longer interested in that old life.

[18:56 - 22:15] A Summary of What We’ve discussed

  • Final words from Pastor Jeff and Jen

 

Tweetable Quotes:

“Sanctification is not about trying harder to live a godly life nor to struggle more to be a better Christian. It is supernatural power released in us by Christ to enable us to live a holy life.” — Pastor Jeff Cranston

“As we live out the life we are called to, we experience His sanctifying power in us, drawing us closer and closer to God and giving us an ever-increasing desire to live a life of holiness for His glory.” — Jen Denton

“I’ve never regretted any time I’ve chosen Christ.”  — Pastor Jeff Cranston 


Bible Verses Mentioned: 

  • 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24
  • 1 Corinthians 6: 19-20
  • Hebrews 10 
  • Romans 7:15 
  • 1 Peter 1:2
  • 2 Thessalonians 2:13 
  • Galatians 5: 22-23
  • 1 Peter 3:15


Resources Mentioned/ Footnotes:

 

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Remember, the real power of theology is not only knowing it but applying it. Thanks for listening!

Show Notes

“Sanctification is the work of God’s free grace, whereby we are renewed in the whole man after the image of God, and are enabled more and more to die unto sin, and live unto righteousness.”

Hello Kitchen Table Theology Family! Today Pastor Jeff and Jen discuss the Doctrine of Sanctification: what it means to go from living self-like to Christ-like.

[00:01 - 05:04] What is Sanctification? 

  • It is a continuing change worked by God in us, freeing us from sinful habits and forming in us Christlike affections, dispositions, and virtues.

[05:05 - 09:11] The Essence of Sanctification 

  • To make holy
    • Set apart from profane use for holy use
  • Sanctification applies to our minds, lives, abilities, and bodies

[09:11 - 10:58] How Does Sanctification Fit in With the Other Doctrines?  

  • Through justification, we are declared righteous so that in sanctification we through Christ may become righteous.
    • It exhibits the fruit of the relationship

[10:59 - 15:02] The Inception of Sanctification   

  • Positional sanctification and progressive sanctification
    • When we receive Christ as Lord and Savior we are in one sense immediately sanctified. But subsequent to our conversion we often experience a struggle of the will. 
    • Recognize the presence of carnality
    • Surrender to Jesus
    • The infilling of the Holy Spirit 

[15:03 - 18:56] The Continuation of Sanctification in Our Lives  

  • Reaffirmation; Recommitting ourselves to Christ and reaffirming that we are no longer interested in that old life.

[18:56 - 22:15] A Summary of What We’ve discussed

  • Final words from Pastor Jeff and Jen

 

Tweetable Quotes:

“Sanctification is not about trying harder to live a godly life nor to struggle more to be a better Christian. It is supernatural power released in us by Christ to enable us to live a holy life.” — Pastor Jeff Cranston

“As we live out the life we are called to, we experience His sanctifying power in us, drawing us closer and closer to God and giving us an ever-increasing desire to live a life of holiness for His glory.” — Jen Denton

“I’ve never regretted any time I’ve chosen Christ.”  — Pastor Jeff Cranston 


Bible Verses Mentioned: 

  • 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24
  • 1 Corinthians 6: 19-20
  • Hebrews 10 
  • Romans 7:15 
  • 1 Peter 1:2
  • 2 Thessalonians 2:13 
  • Galatians 5: 22-23
  • 1 Peter 3:15


Resources Mentioned/ Footnotes:

 

Join the Conversation

We love your feedback! If you enjoyed this episode, leave us a review. If you have any questions or comments on today’s episode, email me at [email protected]

Visit my website jeffcranston.com and subscribe to my newsletter. Join me on Sunday mornings at LowCountry Community Church

Check-in with us on Facebook or Instagram @pastorjeffcranston.

Remember, the real power of theology is not only knowing it but applying it. Thanks for listening!