Sermon Christ Our Sanctifier

Christ as Saviour: deliverance from the penalty of sin.
Christ as Sanctifier, deliverance from the power of sin.

Salvation brings freedom from
eternal death.
Sanctification brings the freedom to live
“in the power of the Spirit.”

Christ as Saviour releases us from the
guilt of our past.
Christ as Sanctifier equips us to resist the temptations of the future.

At the point of salvation, Christ lives “in” us because we are indwelt by the Holy Spirit.

At the time of sanctification, Christ begins to live “through” us because we are now filled with the Holy Spirit.


30 And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption, 31 so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.” I Cor. 1:30-31, ESV)

Righteousness: basically means to be put in right standing with God.

Redemption: refers to being bought back

Sanctification: means to be separate or set apart.

12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions. 13 Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness. 14 For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.” (Rom. 6:12-14, ESV)


Speaker Paul Bergmann



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