Philippians 1:9-11, 1 Thessalonians 5:15-24

  • When you think of the word “sanctification”, what comes to mind?
  • “Sanctification is the ongoing supernatural work of God to rescue justified sinners from the disease of sin and to conform them to the image of his Son: holy, Christlike, and empowered to do good works.” – Lexham Survey of Theology

God’s goal for us is that we be sanctified or “set apart for Him”.  1 Peter 1:15-16, 3:15             

As Christians, we can be asking God to set us and each other apart in these various ways:

That we would be “abounding in love”. Philippians 1:9

That we would be approving the excellent. Philippians 1:10

That we would be abundant with fruit. Philippians 1:11

That we would pursue what is good.1 Thessalonians 5:15

That we would be persistent in praise and prayer. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

That we would be powerful in faith. – 1 Thessalonians 5:19

That we would be perceptive with Scripture. – 1 Thessalonians 5:20-21

That we would be pure in every way. 1 Thessalonians 5:22

That we would be perfectly set apart.1 Thessalonians 5:23-24