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“WHAT CAN WASH AWAY MY SINS; NOTHING BUT THE BLOOD OF JESUS”

24 Jan

” WASHED, SANCTIFIED, JUSTIFIED”

Intro.
1. Inconceivable for a Christian to suppose he/she can live in the world of sin & go to heaven – Jas. 4:4; 1 Jno. 2:15-17; Rom.
  6:1-2.
2. Yet, some in Corinth were arguing for just that – 1 Cor. 6:13- 15.
3. 1 Cor. 6:9-11 – Our conversion, our commitment to divine truth & our communion with Christ compel us to put sin to death &
  live for Him!
4. 1 Cor. 6:11; Acts 18:8 – Washed, sanctified & justified:
a. In the name of the Lord Jesus – Power of His blood.

  b. By the Spirit of our God – By means of truth He has given.

I. WASHED.
  A. Cleansed By The Blood Of Jesus – Eph. 1:7; Col. 1:14; Heb.  9:13-14, 22.
  B. Through A Washing Of Water By The Word – Eph. 5:25-26.
    1. “…in 1 Cor. 6:11, lit., ‘ye washed yourselves clean…'”  (Vine).
  2. Action of faith: Baptism – Rom. 6:3; 5:8; Acts 22:16.
    a. Grace: Christ’s blood/bodies washed – pure water – Heb. 10:19-22; Tit. 3:5.
    b. Faith: Man’s answer of good conscience – 1 Pet. 3:21.

II. SANCTIFIED.
  A. Set Apart From Sin By The Blood Of Jesus – Heb. 10:29.
    1. “To separate from profane things & dedicate to God.”  (Strong’s)
    2. “To purify by expiation: free from the guilt of sin (blood, jrp);  to purify internally by renewing of the soul” (faith, jrp).
  (Ibid.)
    3. Jesus our means – 1 Cor. 1:2, 30 (Eph. 5:26-27).
  B. Things Which Sanctify Sinners:
1. Blood of Christ (grace & power).

    2. The Holy Spirit (agent of our sanctification) – 2 Thess. 2:13 (1 Pet. 1:2).
      a. Via truth (means) – Jno. 17:17, 19 – Action of faith by man!
      b. Obedience to the gospel – Rom. 6:17-22.
    3. God’s grace (blood of Christ) & man’s faith (obey gospel)!
  C. Holy Living – Eph. 5:27.
    1. “Sanctification is also used in NT of the separation of the believer from evil things and ways.” (Vine)
    2. 1 Thess. 4:3-8: This sanctification is:
      a. 4:3 – God’s will for us.
      b. 4:4 – Learned from God (via truth, Psa. 119:9).
      c. 4:7 – Called by God to holiness (cf. 1 Pet. 1:15-16).
     d. 4:8 – Do not reject God in this matter!
    3.  2 Tim. 2:19-23 – Faith put into practice to avoid sin!

III. JUSTIFIED.
  A. Acquitted Of Guilt Of Sin By The Blood Of Christ – Rom. 5:9.
    1. Pronounced “not guilty” of sin & granted life – Rom. 4:25; 5:18.
    2. By grace, through faith – Rom. 3:23-26; Jas. 2:21-24.
    3. Justified before God, not necessarily before man!

Conclusion
1. Acts 18:8 – Hearing, believed & were baptized:
  -Washed (cleansed by their sin).
  -Sanctified (separated unto God).
  -Justified (freed from their guilt of sin).

2. 1 Cor. 6:9 – “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God?”

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