I am going to veer from my normal style of blogging, and do a series on spiritual growth or sanctification if you will. I am going to post weekly on a topic of spiritual growth and build on it. As believers we all know, or should know that our salvation comes from grace alone, by faith alone, by Christ alone. Our salvation is a free gift given to us by the redeeming work by Christ accomplished on the cross. “For our sake he made him to be sin, who knew no sin the we might become His righteousness” 2 Cor.5-21. We, if believers had the moment were we accepted this truth and repented from our sins and believed in Jesus Christ as our Savior as the redeemer of our sins, and the Holy Spirit now indwells us. This is the good news that is the gospel. But the question is, then what? We continue to come to church and here this message and witness others coming to Christ for the forgiveness of their sins. We continue to grow in knowledge but how do we grow in Christ? How are we to become “better” Christians, and “be conformed into the image of Christ”? Rom 8:29a. A lot of times we are taught we are saved by grace, this is a free gift, there is nothing you can do to earn it. But once we have accepted it, now we must work to keep it? So I would like to take some time and vet out the truths of God’s word and how it pertains to us growing in Christ, and how to become spiritually mature.
I would love for there to be a running dialogue during this series, for I am quickly to accept the fact that I am no expert on the subject rather an enthusiastic layman who seeks to know Christ more. “And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.” John 17:3
Since this is different from my normal intended audience I will list it under the category of sanctification with the same tag and will start each title off with the word Sanctification with a sub title. For Instance, the first one in the series will be called “Sanctification-Faith”, the second “Sanctification-Time” and so forth.
It is my goal that we will grow together in our growth in Christ.