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DO YOU NOT KNOW THAT THE UNRIGHTEOUS WILL NOT INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD?

07 Aug

                                          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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Posted by on August 7, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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One response to “DO YOU NOT KNOW THAT THE UNRIGHTEOUS WILL NOT INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD?

  1. robind333

    August 8, 2012 at 1:56 am

    Thank you so much for this post, truly enjoyed it…Many, many blessings to you…Robin

     

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