Saturday, April 14, 2012

Living for the Lord: Heart, Mind and Body Bible Study

What does Sanctification Mean?

  1. Discuss together what you think Sanctifcation means.

  1. What does Leviticus 11:44 say about God? How does 1 Peter 1:14-16 connect that to us?

  1. What do we learn from Exodus 19:5-6 and 1 Peter 2:9-10?

  1. Read the following verses from Hebrews (10:10, 2:11, 10:14). What do they teach us?

  1. 1 Corinthians was written to a group of Christians that had alot of problems, yet what does the Holy Spirit, through the apostle Paul call them (1 Corinthians 1:2)? What does this mean?

We have learned so far that while Christians are not perfect, they are positionally set apart for God. Here are some other verses where we see the term saints used (Romans 1:7, Philippians 1:1, Colossians 1:2.

How do we Practice Sanctification?

  1. Before you became a Christian who did you live for ( 2 Corinthians 5:15)? Because of Christ death and resurrection, who are you now set apart for?

  1. Read 1 Corinthians 6:9-11. What were some of them like before they were set apart for God? What made the difference? How were they set apart (notice here sanctification is past tense as in Hebrews 10:10)?

Sancitfication is a past and present reality. Those who have been justified have also been sanctified by Christ and sanctify (or consecrate) themselves to Christ.

  1. According to John 17:17-19, how are we sanctified? Who is our perfect example as we are sent into the world?

  1. Why did Jesus set Himself apart? What did He set Himself apart to do? Did Jesus sin? Was He tempted? (Can you back your thoughts up with scriptures)?

  1. How do we keep from gratifying the desires of the flesh (Galatians 5:16-17)?

  1. Looking at 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24, how much should we be sanctified? What three parts of us must be set apart for God?

  2. What should we make every effort to do (Hebrews 12:14)?

  1. How do we begin to live a life set apart for God?
    a. Romans 12:1-2 ___________________________________________________________
    b. Colossians 3:5-12 What we to put to death and what are we to put on?

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