Daily Service – Holiness Part 2
PROGRESSIVE SANCTIFICATION in 3 sittings
Subtitle Abide in Christ
What God has begun in regeneration He will work to continue without interruption throughout the believer’s life.
“For I am sure of this very thing, that the one who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus” (Philippians 1:6, NET).
If you put your trust in Jesus Christ as your Savior, God has already begun His work of perfecting you. He will not stop until He has accomplished His goal in you. It is true that God has perfected forever the believer by His faith in Christ, but it is also equally true that the believer is far from being perfect in daily life and practice (Phil. 3:12-15). The practical work of being perfected is always before the believer in this life. He is to hunger for righteousness and hate sin.
“We believe that Sanctification is the process by which according to the will of God, we are made partakers of His holiness; that it is a progressive work; that it is begun in regeneration, and that it is carried on in the hearts of believers by the presence and power of the Holy Spirit, the Sealer and Comforter, in the continual use of the appointed means—especially the Word of God, self-examination, self-denial, watchfulness and prayer” (New Hampshire Baptist Confession, 1833, Article x).
Progressive sanctification is a daily dealing with our sins and growth in holiness. This progressive sanctification will culminate in perfect sanctification when we see Jesus and become eternally like Him. Growth in holiness should follow conversion (Eph. 1:4; Phil. 3:12).
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