Growing in Sanctification

Even after Jesus Christ saves us from our enslavement to sin and Satan, the corruption of sin remains in our lives—and it must be put to death. This resource collection demonstrates the necessity for Christians to pursue a lifestyle of repentance, putting off their old way of life and growing day by day in sanctification.

  • The Battle with the Flesh Video Message by R.C. Sproul

    In this series entitled Pleasing God, Dr. Sproul looks at the threefold battlefront for the Christian—that is the world, the flesh, and the devil. In this message, Dr. Sproul considers the second enemy on that list. Who or what is this enemy, and how can we overcome it? Find out in “The Battle with the Flesh.” View Resource

  • Dead to Sin, Alive to God (Part 1) Sermon by R.C. Sproul

    Romans 5:20-6:4

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  • Dead to Sin, Alive to God (Part 2) Sermon by R.C. Sproul

    Romans 6:4-11

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  • Glorifying God in Our Bodies Audio Message by W. Robert Godfrey

    Christians are called not to be conformed to this world but to be transformed by their renewing of their minds so that they will know and do what is good (Rom. 12:1–2). And though we want to conform all of our lives to Christ, Scripture places special warnings on sexual transgressions, telling us that those who impenitently break God’s law for sexual behavior will not inherit the kingdom of God. How we live our lives as sexual beings today matters for all eternity, and in this session, Dr. W. Robert Godfrey addresses contemporary pressures on Christians regarding sexual ethics while … View Resource

  • How Then Should I Live in This World? Video Message by Derek Thomas

    Ours is an ethically confused world. Materialist scientists tell us that since all is matter, there is no ultimate basis for judgments of “good” and “evil.” Relativists claim that what is “good” for one person or culture may not be “good” for another person or culture. Some Christians have largely absorbed the secularist worldview to the point that their lives are virtually indistinguishable from the lives of nonbelievers. In this session, Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas will help Christians get a grasp on the true foundation of ethics in the Word of God, and he will examine how this foundation … View Resource

  • The Obstacle of the Flesh Audio Message by R.C. Sproul

    One of your enemies is closer than you may think, ever battling with you to overthrow your desires for righteousness. The enemy within is called the flesh. But what exactly is this thing the Bible calls the flesh? How do we defeat that which is a part of us? And will this battle ever be over? Looking at the fifth chapter of Galatians, Dr. Sproul explains how the Bible defines the flesh and its many facets, as he discusses “The Obstacle of the Flesh.” View Resource

  • Repentance & Renewal Video Message by Rosaria Butterfield

    Christians are called not just to a single instance of repentance. Rather, they’re called to repent throughout their lives, trusting Christ for life every day. Dr. Rosaria Butterfield has a unique perspective on repenting and trusting Christ. In this session, Dr. Butterfield describes her conversion, and explains her experience in following Christ in order to encourage and challenge listeners to live as a light in this dark world. View Resource

  • Simultaneously Righteous and a Sinner Video Message by John MacArthur

    Although all who are justified will also be sanctified, sanctification is the fruit of justification, not its ground. In this message, Dr. John MacArthur will clarify the relationship between justification and sanctification and explain that we are justified while we are still sinners. View Resource

  • Turning from Our Ungrateful Ways Devotional

    1 Corinthians 6:9–11

    Paul’s teaching in today’s passage actually leads us to expect that there should be former adulterers, homosexuals, thieves, blasphemers, alcoholics, and others in our congregations. The church of Jesus Christ must not close its door to any sinner who repents and rests in the Savior, for the kingdom of God is open to all who truly repent and believe. Let us proclaim that all who repent and believe are welcome in the kingdom of heaven. View Resource

  • What the Bible Says about Addictions Article by Michael Morales

    FROM TABLETALK | August 2016

    Lord, give me chastity and continence,” the young Augustine once famously prayed, “but not yet.” Indeed, he who would become the bishop of Hippo and one of the greatest theologians in the history of the church described his early life as being bound in chains by the deadly pleasures of the flesh. In his Confessions, Augustine recounts how the Holy Spirit powerfully applied God’s Word to his heart, converting him through a passage from Romans 13: Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and … View Resource

  • How Union with Christ Shapes Our Identity by David Strain