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03.28.22 SANCTIFICATION LEADS TO ETERNAL LIFE, sermon at Trinity Baptist




Sanctification means “to be made holy”

Romans 6:20–23 (ESV) 20 For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. 21 But what fruit were you getting at that time from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. 22 But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life. 23)For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

*Without Sanctification there will be no eternal life
-Your sanctification is so utterly important
-God is working in me so I will not continue to sun
-It goes completely against what God is doing in me when He saves me by grace
*There may be objections in your mind about this… there may be questions
-You may say… well… once I am justified by faith… I stand before God as righteous already
-So then what is the need for sanctification
-I understand that question… but you must remember
-God settles things on the cross once and for all
-But God’s plan and His work are ever unfolding… it happens for us in time

1) The End of Slavery to Sin is Death
Verses 20-21
*There was no benefit in what you are now ashamed
-He says you were living one way… Think back to your life before Christ
-What did you get out of it? What fruit did you get?
-Is there anything good that came from the things you are ashamed of now?
-Then he answers…
*The end of those things is death
-The things that sin has us to take part in… leads to death
-There is nothing good about them… if we have anything good during that time
-It is because God’s grace gave it to us even while we were enslaved to sin…
-The end of sin is death

2) The End of Slavery is to God is Life
Verse 22
*True freedom is having the right and ability to be who you are!
-And our true self finds that it was made in the image of God
-True freedom is a return to who we were created to be
*Sanctification leads to eternal life
-You need to see this… your getting eternal life is dependent on sanctification
-Now… do not misunderstand me… you can not boat of making it to heaven on your own
-There is no room for bragging that you did this of that
*The way to eternal life is sanctification
-The fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life
-Therefore, sanctification is a free gift of grace as well

3) Death is Earned; Life is a Gift v.23
*Death is Earned
-Because the result of sin is death (Ezekiel 18:4)
-And this death is eternal death (Matthew 25:46)
*But the Free Gift of God is Eternal Life
-Notice it is a gift it is not something earned

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