Delivered By
Dr Tom Hover
Delivered On
March 5, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Central Passage
I Corinthians 1:2
Sanctified Saints

Sanctified Saints

Text: I Corinthians 1:2

Introduction: Called by His  gracepurchased by His blood, and indwelt by His Spirit, we have been set apart from the common things of this world and are devoted to God’s exclusive use.  Sanctification means “to be set apart for holy use”.  As a Saint, I am to be Sanctified!

1. We are Positionally Sanctified at the New Birth!

2. We are Progressionally Sanctified at the New Life!

The Bible Calls The Child Of God A Saint.

Ephesians 1:1, 6:18,Philippians 1:1, Romans 6:19

I. When Is A Person Sanctified? 

I Thessalonians 5:23   Could Be Viewed as:

Our Spirit - Past Sanctification - Instant - By The Blood

Our Soul - Present Sanctification - Progressive - By The Word & Spirit Of God

Our Body - Future Sanctification- Complete - In Christ Jesus and In Heaven

A.) PAST -  Positional Sanctification  (Instant) 

1. Saved from the PENALTY of sin forever

I Corinthians 6:9-11Hebrews 10:10

B.) PRESENT - Practical Sanctification  (Progressive / Continuous) 

1. Saved from the POWER of sin

I Corinthians 15:57II Peter 3:18,Romans 12:1-2

We do not grow into sanctification,but we grow in sanctification. 

I Thessalonians 3:12-13, I Thessalonians 4:1 

2. Sinless perfection on earth is not taught in the Bible.  I John 1:8

3. Perfecting holiness is taught in the Bible. II Corinthians 7:1

C.) FUTURE - Perfect Sanctification (Complete)

1. Saved from the PRESENCE of sin

This will be when we get to Heaven. I Thessalonians 3:13

2. The old nature will be taken away! 

We shall be: Perfect - Sinless - Completely Holy  I John 3:2-3

II. How Can A Person Get Sanctified?    

We can have:

A.) Eternal Sanctification by the blood of Jesus Christ: “Our Position”

Hebrews 13:12, I Corinthians 1:30 

Admit -Romans 3:23Believe - Romans 10:9-10Confess - Romans 10:9-10, 13

B.) External Sanctification by the Word of God: 

“Our Practice”John 17:17-19Ephesians 5:26II Timothy 2:2,

I Thess. 4:3-4, Leviticus 11:44

C.) Internal Sanctification by the Holy Spirit:  “Our Inner Power

I Peter 1:2, Rom. 15:16, Philip. 1:6

Conclusion: You can be sanctified! The child of God is: 

1.) Positionally Sanctified by the New Birth.

This is about our Standing Past.

Our Past - A Permanent Changed in my Spirit. 

2.) Progressionally Sanctified through a New Life.

This is about our State Present.

Our Present - A Continuous Change in my Soul. 

3.) Ultimately  Sanctified in the New Heaven.

This is about our Salvation Future Eternally.

Our Future - A Completed Change of Soul and Body.

Saints are persons who make it easier for others to believe in God.


Hebrew 7:25, I Thessalonians




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