Updated: Jan 15, 2022
Video from Grace to You
"Colossians 3 is the text that we want to look at. I want us to look at this chapter because I’m concerned about this matter of sanctification. “This is the will of God,” 1 Thessalonians says – “even your sanctification. This is the will of God, even your sanctification.” That is God’s will for us between our justification and our glorification. From the time of your salvation to the time of your entrance into heaven, God’s will for you is that you be sanctified.
As I said last time, I’m afraid this is a doctrine that though it defines our entire Christian life on earth has been treated with indifference by this current generation of Christians and even preachers. But it is of grave concern to the Lord that we be sanctified; that means to be separated – separated from sin unto God, from sin unto holiness. We are to be increasingly like Christ. We are, as we learned last time, to live lives that essentially are heavenly lives rather than earthly lives, in that they manifest all the virtues that belong to the Lord and the saints in glory. So let me read the opening nine verses of Colossians 3 as a setting for what we’re going to see today..." from Transcript.