You are a member of a chosen race- set apart to God and called to increasing separation from sin in the hope of entire separation from sin. In part 7 of Lavished: Your Riches in Christ, Pastor Dan Cox reads from 1 Peter 2:1-12, Philippians 2:12-13, and 1 John 2:28 – 3:3.
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Predestination and Election
God knew, loved and chose you before the foundation of the world to be conformed to the image of Christ and receive all spiritual blessings in Christ.
Calling and Regeneration
In time, God effectively called you to Himself and made you spiritually alive through the new birth.
Faith and Repentance
Having been made spiritually alive, God gave you faith- trust in the Person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ- and changed your mind about sin.
Through faith in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, God has declared you righteous- as holy as Christ Himself- forever and ever.
God placed you into His family giving you all the rights and privileges of a child of God, and made you a co-heir with His Son, Jesus Christ.
God has separated you from judgment for Himself and is working now to separate you from the power of sin in the sure hope of total deliverance from sin.
Justification: Deliverance from the penalty of sin
Sanctification: Deliverance from the power of sin
Glorification: Deliverance from the presence of sin
Grow up into salvation…
- through the Word of God
- for you are a chosen and precious holy priesthood
- in holy character and good deeds
Work out your salvation…
- with fear and trembling
- for it is God who works in you
Abide in Him…
- that you might have confidence
- for you are a beloved child of God
- for you have the hope of being like Christ
Applying the Text
Are you working out your salvation through the power of God in hope of total deliverance from sin?