Author of the book “The Hole in Our Holiness,” professor and minister Kevin DeYoung explains the vital need for sanctification in the Christian life.
What is Sanctification? (Martyn Lloyd-Jones)
The Christian life is not merely about rejoicing in the power of Christ for salvation. The power of Christ is at work in Christians so that they may truly consider themselves “dead to sin.” Dr. Martyn Llloyd-Jones explains this from Romans ch.6-8.
Highlights of the message:
- Paul’s refutation of the charge of antinomianism from Romans ch.6-8
- How Romans ch.6-8 relates to Paul’s argument for justification in the preceding chapters
- The spiritual war in the Christian against sin and why we still struggle
- How the truth of who we are in Christ helps us in the fight against sin
Questions for Study
These questions are based on the information from this message and follow the order of the talk. Some of the questions may challenge you to think beyond what you hear and take what you learn a step further through application or bringing in knowledge you might already have.
- Why does Paul say sin shall not have dominion over a Christian?
- Do you think Christians consider themselves “dead to sin”? Why or why not? How would believing this truth help your relationship with God?
- What does Lloyd-Jones say is redeemed and not redeemed in the Christian? What evidence from Romans does he give to support his position?
- How should the power of Christ in the Christian offer encouragement in the fight against sin?
- What is the balance between having confidence in our struggle against sin yet not thinking our fight is completely over?
- How might this sermon help you grow in gratitude for what Christ has done in you?
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