True Blessing! This is the clearest gospel sermon that I've heard in a while. It is, as well, an encouragement to the Christian dealing with a sin-affected heart. Thank you, Brother Campbell, for allowing God to use you.
Great Sermon! Every believer needs to hear this message and be challenged, concerned and yet comforted by its content. Asuperb exposition of God's word by a faithful and courageous servant of the Lord. "The truth will set you free"
how very true! My wife, Elizabeth, is now saved. I can truely say we have never been closer. When we have our quiet times together, reading scripture and praying together, it most definitely is a most blessed time. Thanks be to OUR Saviour!
Misunderstanding Sorry for misunderstanding your use of the term when you said, "My Saviour experienced entire sanctification." 22:17.
It is my understanding that sanctification is the work that God does in us, through the Holy Spirit, to make us more Christ-like.
Entire sanctification is the work that God does in us to cleanse our self-centred nature, in order to fill us completely, through and through, and entirely with Himself. Your text verse 1 Thessalonians 5:23 says. "and the very God of peace sanctify you ..."
Consecration is our responsibility and as Romans 12:1 suggests, is the only proper response to make to a God who has demonstrated extreme mercy towards us Sanctification in all stages whether initial, on-going or complete is God's part. He chooses to set apart, i.e. make His people holy.
correction Apologies for the massive syntax errors of the last post. I'm blaming the computer and internet connection!
My observations should have read something to the sound of,
In John 17, Jesus sanctified (separated, surrendered, consecrated His self rights) so that His followers might experience a) sanctification and b) entire sanctification. There was no need for Jesus to be entirely sanctified as He did not have a sin nature that needed to be cleansed.
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Answer I think you misunderstand the word sanctification. It simply means consecration. Of course Jesus was free from inherited depravity. My point was that He displayed total commitment and we must do likewise.
Question In this message there was a comment suggesting people should follow the example of Jesus and be entirely sanctified. It was mentioned that He sanctified Himself - John 17? My question is, why would Jesus need to be entirely sanctified if he was free inherited depravity? Surely, the sanctification mentioned in John 17:19 has different application to the on going sanctification of believers as well as the definitive and establishing work of entire sanctification. Christ devotes/consecrates His life for the sanctification i.e. the process of making His followers more like Him.