Romans Part 21: Sanctification: A Matter of Life and Death

Romans 6:1-2
Sanctification: A Matter of Life and Death

by Mike Deguzman

Romans 3:28
Galatians 2:20

I. The Contrast

JustificationSanctification
Legal Standing before GodMy Walk with God
What God has done for meWhat God is doing in me
Righteousness ImputedRighteousness Imparted
One Time ActOngoing Activity
Heavenly Courtroom SceneEarthly Scene
The same for all ChristiansDiffers between all Christians
Immediate PronouncementLifelong Pursuit

II. The Connection

III. The Clarification

     1. Positional Sanctification

1 Corinthians 1:2

     2. Progressive Sanctification

Romans 8:13
Hebrews 12:14
Coliossians 3:10
1 Peter 2:2

     3. Perfected Sanctification

Verse 1: The Anticipated Objection

Titus 2:11-12

Verse 2: The Emphatic Rejection

1 John 1:8-10
1 Corinthians 10:12

Summary:

You cannot separate justification and sanctification

You can slow down sanctification by the choices you make

Small Group Questions:

1.Review the chart on the contrasts between justification and sanctification. What is God teaching you through these differences?

2.How is the Holy Spirit changing you in your sanctification? In what practical ways are you seeing the old man being done away with and the new man showing himself?

3.How would you answer the question, “Doesn’t having a security of your salvation encourage sinful living?” What verses would you use and how would your personal testimony help to best answer this?