Lecture 10, Sanctification, Part 3:
In our last two lessons, we looked at Paul’s teaching on sanctification from Romans 6 and 7, especially as it related to our union with Christ in His death and resurrection and how we live under His rule. In Christ, sin no longer reigns in our lives, but it does remain, leaving us to struggle against it throughout the entire Christian life. In this lesson, Dr. Waters opens up one more area in Paul’s thought related to sanctification. Specifically, he shows us that this Christian life of dying to sin and living to righteousness remains impossible without the ministry of the Holy Spirit. The work of the Spirit is absolutely indispensable to the victorious Christian life. We will look at His ministry in connection to His indwelling presence and role as the Spirit of adoption.