Tag Archives: sanctification

Scripture at Sunrise 8.15.2019


“But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.” -2 Peter 3:18

If sanctification is progressive, shouldn’t Christians grow kinder, more relentlessly gracious, more lavishly loving as we age? I so desperately want to do this well and bless, encourage, and grace others rather than rant and rage. -Hershael York via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 4.12.2017

“Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? We were buried therefore with Him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.” -Romans 6:3-4
If you grasp the concept that you’re in Christ, how can you continue to live in sin? If He dwells in you and He is holy, how do you live? What is your life marked by–a life of sin or a life of righteousness?

-excerpt from Steve Wainright’s Sunday Morning Sermon on Romans 6:3-4

This Week’s Sermon Audio:
Sunday Morning –  Immersed in Christ | Romans 6:3-4 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Evening – Rest and RealityJohn 6 (Anthony Vance)

Scripture at Sunrise 8.3.2015

Sunday Morning | Pastor Steve Wainright | Sanctification: Is it of God or Men? Yes. | Philippians 2:12-13
“…work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.” -Philippians 2:12-13

Our sanctification–growing in holiness–is all of us and all of God. We must put forth diligent effort in our walk with God, but realize that it’s God who is working mightily within us.

*Click here for Sunday Morning Audio: Sanctification: Is it of God or Men? Yes. (Philippians 2:12-13)
*Click here for Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: Rehoboam’s Bad Decision (1 Kings 12:1-15)

Scripture at Sunrise 8.8.2012

“But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me.” -1 Corinthians 15:10

“Some Christians are stalled out in their sanctification for simple lack of effort. They need to know about the Spirit’s power. They need to be rooted in gospel grace. They need to believe in the promises of God. And they need to fight, strive, and make every effort to work out all that God is working in them. Let us say with Paul, ‘I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me’ (1 Corinthians 15:10). Without this biblical emphasis, we’ll be confused, wondering why sanctification isn’t automatically flowing from a heartfelt commitment to gospel-drenched justification. We’ll be waiting around for enough faith to really ‘get the gospel’ when God wants us to get up and get to work (Philippians 2:12–13). Because when it comes to growth in godliness, trusting does not put an end to trying.” -Kevin DeYoung, The Hole in Our Holiness (pages 90–91)

Scripture at Sunrise 5.10.2012

“For by a single offering He has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified.” -Hebrews 10:14

Perfect in position, not yet in practice. “By a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified.” -Mike Donehey via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 4.23.09

“Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God.”  -Romans 5:9

“Our deliverance from the law is a rescue from its curse and its bondage, and so relates to the two particular functions of justification and sanctification. In both areas we are under grace, not law. For justification we look to the cross, no the law, and for sanctification to the Spirit, not the law. It is only by the Spirit that the law can be fulfilled in us.”

—John Stott, The Message of Romans (Downers Grove, Ill: InterVarsity Press,  1994)